Hi all! My friend and I (women in early 30s) will be spending several days in England, finishing up our trip with a couple days in London. We'll be driving to Heathrow on October 13th (late afternoon) to return the rental car, then need to get into London.
* I've been reading several posts about the Heathrow Express but also keep seeing the Tube. Am a bit confused by best options. For 2 people returning car at Hertz Heathrow office, what are our best bets for getting into London as simply as possible (see note below on lodging)? Should we consider Uber vs. going back to the terminal? Or since it'll be rush hour probably it's better to do Heathrow Express or Tube? Note, I'm in a walking cast right now and while I get around well I also tire easier than normal, so am willing to pay a bit more if an option is a little less strenuous or shorter (especially when dragging luggage around).
* We haven't booked our lodging in London yet, working on that right now. We'll be arriving in London Friday evening and our flight out is Sunday late afternoon. While we're there, will be focusing on seeing all the sites you'd expect (not so much museums/tours, more walking around and seeing things, views, food)--St. Paul's, Big Ben/Parliament, Buckingham Palace, etc. Based on coming to/from Heathrow, my more limited mobility, and wanting to be near the major sites, am open to any recommendations on what area to stay in, if it helps make the transportation choice easier. Ideally we'd spend 110-120 GBP/night but are flexible, that's not a hard budget if it's not realistic (as I realize London can be quite expensive). I'm exploring Airbnb, will look at hotels as well (including small ones, B&B, pub rooms). Digging into that today to try and get things nailed down.
Thank you for your help!!