If a trip to London is in your summer travel plans, then don’t miss the great deal that Heathrow Express is offering to folks traveling with kids. There are some rules and restrictions, but with a little advance planning you can save a few bucks. Plus, I have to say that the Heathrow Express train is the quickest and most comfortable way to get from Heathrow to central London.
The deal is good between July 1 and August 31, 2009; and it offers children between the ages of 5 and 15 free travel when accompanying a paying adult. All tickets must be booked online at www.heathrowexpress.com, and the free fare is limited to one child for every fare-paying adult.
Wheelchair-access to the Heathrow Express trains is good with a minimal gap between the platform and the train, dedicated spaces for wheelchair-users, adapted toilets, and emergency call buttons near the wheelchair spaces.
The journey from Heathrow to Paddington Station takes just 15 minutes, and from Paddington you can catch an accessible taxi to your hotel. All London black cabs are required to be accessible, either by a portable ramp or a fold-down dickie transfer seat.
Like I said, it’s a very comfortable and accessible way to get into town. And this summer, if you’re traveling with children, it’s also more affordable.