We will be travelling to London this summer with kids aged 14 & 10 for 7 days. We will be flying in and out from Heathrow, staying at Kensington area.
Tentative itinerary will be staying in London mainly, with one day out to Cambridge or Oxford, and another day joining local tour to Windsor / Stonehegne / Bath.
Would like to seek advice here re questions below:
Originally plan to buy 7 day Paper Travelcards for adults, so that we can use them for 2-for-1 to visit certain sightseeing spots. But note that it may not be worthwhile to buy Zone 1-6 one as we will be using it on Day 1 & Day 7 only, plus that Paper Travelcards with NR logo are not available at Heathrow. So what should we use on Day 1 & 7 for Heathrow to/from Kensington? Just a single fare ticket? (Understand that we may probably need to do 1 more trip to Victoria Station (if that's the nearest) to buy the Paper Travelcards.)
Am i correct that we do not need to buy any ticket / card for the 10 years old one on bus/tram/tube? How about on National Rail to/from Oxford / Cambridge? (On Tfl website it states a 5-10 Oyster photocard is needed to pay child-rate fares on National Rail Red routes, i haven't figured out whether to/from Oxford / Cambridge is Red or Green routes)
Regarding 14 years old one, seems the easiest way out is to buy a 7-day Travelcard. But again, how about Day 1 & 7 for Heathrow to/from Kensington? Single fare ticket?
Tks in advance.