I have a problem as to how I am going to get from Heathrow (T2) to Balham/Tooting Bec on a budget. (Sunday 10 am) My main problem is my luggage as I was once stuck with a huge suitcase and there was no lift access from the underground to the street - not fun and I would not like to relive this drama. On the day that I arrive (Sunday) I am not in any rush so time isn't a factor.
Underground from Heathrow to Balham: I can take the tube to Greenpark then change to catch the one to Balham but my problem is once I've gotten to Balham there are no lifts or escalators (as far as I'm aware) that go up to the street and I will have a suitcase.
Bus from Victoria station to Balham: (after catching National express bus to Victoria from Heathrow) This seems the best option in terms of my bag but obviously there are about 3 stops and as I understand it there are road works at Clapham so now this route will be diverted which I'm not sure where this will leave me.
Note: As far as my research tells me Victoria Tube station has no lifts or escalators so me taking a tube from here to Balham isn't really going to work, I think.
- Uber: I have the uber app on my phone and would definitely take Uber from Victoria bus station as it's a maximum of 12 pounds to Balham. So that's fine but I won't have roaming internet access and would need to find wifi somewhere in order to use this option.
If anyone has any other ideas for me to look into (or ways to improve the three I have thought of) that would be greatly appreciated!