We also using our Hilton points to stay in London. Waterloo, Islington and Kensington seem to be the best use of our points. We (husband, 14 yo daughter and I) arrive via LHR at 11:10 Mon April 2nd and will depart via Eurostar to Paris 15:30 on Wed April 4th. It's obviously a super short trip with only a two night stay and I'm most worried about all of the travel logistics. Not worried about bars and/or night life. Looking for convenience for sights and transportation and spending the least amount of time on travel.
We will have 3 rolling pieces of luggage so that could make it difficult for us.
Thinking our best option is to hire a private car to take us from LHR to hotel for less hassle (Approx 85 usd to Waterloo).
Waterloo seems more convenient for sightseeing. Our wish list is Buckingham Palace, Westminster Abbey, Big Ben/Parliament, Tower of London, Sherlock Holmes Museum, Trafalgar Square, Regent Street, Piccadilly Square and Harrods (open to other must-do suggestions).
Islington seems more convenient for to St. Pancras Station??
Kensington seems the most out-of-the-way.
Any help would be much appreciated as we are going in this clueless.
Thank you so much, Mindy