Since my family has british roots (Scottish) we'll always wanted to visit the UK.
Now we have the opportunity to turn this long awaited trip into reality. We already have the plane tickets, and the accomodations booked for next april.
First we're traveling to Edinburgh to visit the city and the town of my ancestors, Inverkeithing, and then we´re traveling south to London to spend there the last five days of the trip.
I'm traveling with my wife and two kids, a sixteen year old girl and an eleven years old boy and I would really appreciate if could advise me in couple (well, I better won't lie ... it's more than a couple!!!) of issues I'm not clear about.
First of all, I booked a very good offer for family apartment in Croydon, wich I think it's okay since we don't want to be in the city center. Do you think it's a safe place? Are there good restaurants and shopping there?
Another thing that I'm not really sure about is the London Pass (with Travel Card). I think it's a good deal, it includes a lot of attractions and also the public transportation for six days (at least, that's what I think). Like most of the tourists we want to go to the most famous London attractions and we don't want to rent a car (I don'd want to drive on the "right side" of the road). so I think the London Pass it's a good idea. Please tell me your opinion about this.
The third issue that is that i'm a little confused about travelling with minors. I've found that transportation and attraction prices vary according to the kids age. In the London Pass website it says that they dont need any ID card but in other pages they talk about a "photocard" or an "oyster card". Of course we want to avoid any possible problem, so I want to be sure about this.
I will really appreciate all your comments an advising.
PD: Sorry for my bad English, in Costa Rica we speak Spanish!!