Begin your exploration of London with a visit to Westminster, home of some of the world's most iconic destinations including Westminster Abbey, The Palace of Westminster and Buckingham Palace. There is plenty to see and do at these hot spot tourist destinations, such as the Changing of the Guard ceremony or sitting in on a session of Parliament. While you're here, catch a glimpse of Big Ben or even tour the Queen's residence. For a day of adventure with the family, then the Tower of London must be on your list! The Tower is one of the world's most famous fortresses due to its history of execution and imprisonment, as well as the mint, arsenal and spectacular jewel house. Enjoy a free tour guided by a Beefeater, retired sergeant majors of the British Army who are sure to keep everyone on their best behaviour!
The Covent Garden Piazza and Market is the perfect place to relax and unwind after a day of exploring. The complex is littered with shops, restaurants and other sight-seeing activities. Visitors are able to window shop the designer labels around Covent Garden and Seven Dials or stroll through museums dedicated to London's transport - past, present and future. Neighbouring Covent Garden is Leicester Square, where you will find numerous theatres including St Martin's Theatre which has been showing The Mousetrap continuously for over 60 years.
Just an hour out of London, you'll find the county town of Guildford, located in Surrey. High Street in Guildford has a beautiful cobbled road featuring century-old buildings holding charming boutiques and rooftop restaurants. Make your way to Bridge Street for some of the town's best pubs and cafes before driving back to London. When you're ready to explore the rest of England, head to the delightful town of Bath to tour ancient Roman baths or spend a few days in the celebrated university town of Oxford. Drive south to the quirky coastal town of Brighton for local music and beautiful beaches, or drive north to the hip city of Manchester and Liverpool, home of The Beatles.
Our car hire suppliers in London include Inter Rent, Hertz, Avis, Europcar and Enterprise.
Supplier depots are conveniently located at four of London's airports: Heathrow, Gatwick, Stansted and London City Airport. You can also pick up your hire car from railway locations including Euston, Paddington, St. Pancras Office, Victoria and Waterloo. Additionally, we have suppliers at over 40 downtown locations around London.
As one of the world's busiest capital cities, trying to park a hire car in central London can be difficult. On-street parking is on a Pay and Display basis, averaging £4 an hour from 8:30am-6:30 pm Monday to Friday and 8:30-1:30 pm on Saturday. Parking is free after 6:30 pm on weekdays, 1:30 pm on Saturdays and all day Sunday. London imposes a congestion charge zone when driving during certain weekday hours. Visit the London Transport page for more information.
Toll roads are not very common in England, though they do exist and are most often (though not exclusively) found on bridges. Costs may vary depending on the road but are generally around £5-8.