Any information or advice on the following questions will be greatly appreciated. We are a family of 3 adults travelling for the first time to UK with two luggages and 2 hand carry in late November 2013.
1. We will arrive at LHR on a Saturday morning 7.30am and will head straight to Brighton, staying at Jurys Inn. Understand from past posts, recommended to take National Express Coach (No. 25) from LHR-T3 to Brighton Pool Valley Coach Station, fare estimates to cost GBP25 each. Upon arriving at Brighton, would we need to take a cab/taxi from Pool Valley Coach Station to Jurys inn, bearing in mind we have luggages? Is so what would it likely to cost?
2. Alternatively, would it be more cost effective and convenient to take a cab/taxi direct from LHR to Jurys Inn Hotel, Brighton. Any idea how long this journey will take and how much it will cost and if the cab/taxi runs by meter or flat/fixed fare?
3. We will head back to London after 3 nights on a weekday, where we will be staying at the Millennium Gloucester Hotel, Kensington. As the hotel is near the Gloucester Road Underground, would you advise to take the train from Brighton to London and change at some stations to take us to the Gloucester Road Underground and to our hotel with our luggages? What would be the train line(s) and stations we would need to take or embark/disembark to reach destination?
4. Or is it better to take a cab/taxi direct from Jurys Inn to our hotel in Kensington, London?
We will be most grateful for any information and suggestion anyone here care to share. Thank you.