We got a railcard at Kings Cross when we had to buy the 2nd set of tickets.
I think in future I’m going to stick with the tube, as you say London traffic is so unpredictable! At least with the tube you are fairly sure of an on time arrival, well, nothing is certain I suppose! The journey from Kings Cross to Hotel was a breeze, less than 15 minutes…..oh well, £143.00 worth of lesson for me.
I’ve written to East Coast asking them for refund….not sure I’ll get it but worth the ask.