Hello RS Community...we are a family of three taking trip to England end of May. We will be staying in London for 9 days. I am looking at an apartment rental through Ivy Lettings during our stay. The apartment is located in the Kensington area west of Kensington/Hyde Park off of Kensington Church Street. We are trying to keep our budget around $2000 for lodging. The nearest tube is approx 2-3 blocks away (nottinghill station), so this appears to be a real plus as far as easy access to transportation.
As this will be first time trip for myself and our 13 year old, we will be hitting the main highlights...all things around Trafalgar Square, London Bridge, Tate Museum (modern), British Museum, theater district, etc. We will arrive via Heathrow from the states and may take a day trip or two out to Stonehenge/Bath, maybe Dover Cliffs, etc. We intend to rent a car (or maybe train or air...not decided yet) and drive to Edinburgh and spend about 4 days there.
I love the city and nature, so that is why we are trying to cram two wonderful places in such a short time. We realize that we will be sampling, but trying to get the best of both worlds. And naturally, being a Robertson, my husband has to visit Scotland or we might be stricken down by ancestry!
Do any of you have any thoughts on the apartment rental company, the location of the apartment, ease of transportation into the main areas of interest, insanity of trying to drive to Scotland?
Thank you for your input as this community is a terrific resource! Ruth