I'm going next weekend with a friend for our first time to London for just 3 days, 2 nights. We are traveling very light, just with our bag, no suitcases neither carry on.
I have a free night certificate so I plan to stay at Renaissance London Heathrow Hotel for the 2 nights. Yeah, I won't use Heathrow airport but what I see is that it's well connected to public transport and take around 1 hour to reach downtown. The other option is the Courtyard London Gatwick Airport Hotel that would be nice the day we arrive but after that we are stuck there.
We plan to spend all day outside, using a Hop on Hop off bus.
Do you think is it ok or it's a must to get an hotel in downtown?