Over 60s also get reduced travel throughout Britain (not just the Southeast region) with a Senior railcard which may be a better buy for this age group.Bus services are also cheap and reliable - but are at the mercy of traffic.Although London has all you could ever need, it's still great to get out of the city - daytrips by train are inexpensive if started after 10am and if you have a Network Southeast Card.
Should you travel by normal overland train you are on the first passenger railway...the arches that take trains out to Greenwich were originally built in the 1840s, and the section between Deptford and Bermondsey Spa (no longer a station) is the world's oldest.Landmarks here include the Cutty Sark (not worth going inside), the Maritime Museum (see Museums) the old Naval Academy - recently restored, the splendid Painted Hall of the Naval Academy, recently sold to a polytechnic which became 'Greenwich University' - the beautiful buildings belie a bad academic reputation.You certainly wouldn't want to spend time visiting both (our daytrip sees the main highlights of Oxford anyway and a host besides).It's also an ideal way to experience tradition and history - as well as rubbing shoulders with the brainiest people in the world. Worth a whole day though you could fit it into a half day, especially if the weather's not good. More details Also features on our Norfolk overnighter.
Hiring a car is a viable proposition but parking can be a problem - see our A-Z page for details. That said following years of cuts in the railway service, many beautiful places are not really accessible by train.