Hello, We will be arriving on an Easy Jet flight from Croatia to London at 12:30 p.m. and flying out of Heathrow at 4:00 p.m. the next day. This means that we will be flying into Gatwick and out of Heathrow. I have a hotel booked at Heathrow near the airport for the overnight (staying in the center was totally out of sight with the Olympics). We’d like to make use of the time to see a little bit of London and it’s been suggested that we try a 24 hr. “hop on-hop off” bus. I was thinking that we could head into the city, do so of the bus tour during the afternoon, have a nice dinner and then proceed to our hotel.
So my questions are: How long will it take me to get from Gatwick to where the bus tour is located and what is the best way to go? Second what’s the best way to get out to Heathrow? Third, how can I do this without spending a fortune? Fourth what can I do with my luggage (we don’t have huge bags, just carry-ons but I’d prefer not to carry them all over London and out to dinner), Fifth will it be possible to go back into the city on the tube and see a bit more before we have to leave for the airport, and finally, if we are downtown in the center, when do I need to leave for Heathrow in order to make a 4:00 p.m. flight?