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Regarding travel cards, oyster cards, senior railcard...

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Thanks to this board, I believe I have an understanding of what type of transportation payment cards to use during our trip to London in June; however, as a newbie, could I just ask for confirmation that I’ve made the correct choices? I apologize in advance for being so wordy!
We will be in London for 9 days, then will take a short trip to Paris. Will return to London for a weekend, and then travel by train from Euston to Glasgow where we will continue our vacation in Scotland. We plan to purchase 7 day paper travel cards for zones 1-2 for each of us. The £29.20 cost of the 7 day ticket, which can be used even during peak times right?, averages out to £4.17/day. Since we will be making at least one round trip journey via bus or tube each day, it seems like we can’t go wrong with this choice. And the ability to use the 2 for 1 vouchers makes it that much more of a bargain.
Because we’ll be in London for more than 7 days total, we also plan to purchase oyster cards when we arrive at Heathrow. We will use them to get from the airport to our hotel at Gloucester Road on the day we arrive, and for the remaining days of our trip after our travel cards have expired. (We will take advantage of all 2 for 1 offers earlier in the week.)
My husband is old enough to purchase a senior railcard, which costs £28.00. On the train trip to Glasgow alone, it will save us £24.65. There will be additional savings when we take a day trip by train to either Salisbury or Dover. And the senior card can be applied to the oyster card for reduced fares there as well. So, it would seem to make sense to purchase one for him. Is there anything else I should know or consider about the use of a railcard?
I have a couple of destination-specific questions that I will post in separate threads, as I fear I’ve rambled on enough as it is. Thanks for your patience!

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