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London flight and lodging location advice

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After many years we are finally making a return trip to London! My youngest was 5 the last time we went and will be 13 1/2 on our return.

We plan to arrive Tuesday, June 21, 2016 and depart Saturday, June 25, 2016. We will be flying from Athens, Greece after a Med cruise.

My questions are then:

Which Airline is better for this route?
Easyjet departs Athens 12PM arrives Gatwick 2PM - more expensive based on mock bookings, must check our carry on size suitcases (paying to do so), no food or drink provided so we would have to purchase something to bring with us
BA departs Athens 1:30PM arrives Heathrow 3:30PM - actually less expensive based on mock bookings, provides complimentary beverages, snacks, can carry on our luggage and personal item

Hotel and location:
Premier Inn Victoria - more expensive, stayed in the area before so more comfortable with surroundings, lots of restaurant choices for breakfast, walking distance to many sights, easy to get to on train from Gatwick or bus from Heathrow
Premier Inn Kensington Earls Court - less expensive, not sure about restaurants or what is within walking distance, easy to get to/from Heathrow on tube

Oyster cards and kids (sorry, still confused):
If we order the kids Oyster cards how long does it take to receive? Is it even worth it? Would the 7-day Travelcard be better even if it ends up costing a bit more (we will only be there for 3 full days).
Is there a manned desk at Heathrow to assist with the adult cards and how much to load plus the extra expense of the travel from/to the airport? I know there is an office at Victoria that can assist there.

This is a start and will greatly assist. Thank you in advance for any help.



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