We are heading to London for 10 days in April. Ange's 40th is on the 21st April so this will be a good chance to drag the kids back to visit all our old stomping grounds.
We have booked flights on Ryanair, get this, our flights are technically free (cost €0.01) but when you add airport taxes, luggage, check in and handling costs the expense comes in around €200. Still not bad for 5 persons return.
We have booked a apartment right next to Portobello Rd Market, so I suspect it will be very "lively and cosmopolitan" just as the rental agency have described.
I also looked at some other apartments in Bayswater & Paddington but they were either a little dodgy or too expensive (and in some cases both).