Built on a site or a previous Roman settlement, Stevenage remained a small quiet country town until after WWII when it was chosen as the first of the "New Towns" planned around London as a place for those who lost their homes during the war. Growing from a population of around 7,000 people to over 60,000 in a few years, the town experienced rapid growth and has become a vibrant town with lively shopping district and fun nightlife. With little traffic and the city of London just a short drive to the south, Stevenage is the perfect place to stay while exploring the area with your rental car and avoiding the crowds. Auto Europe offers several pick up locations and a large fleet selection, so finding a car rental in Stevenage is both easy and economical.
A great way to begin your visit here is by heading to the historical part of Stevenage known as Old Town, which was the heart of all activity in the area before WWII. Park your rental car near the town centre, and explore the narrow streets lined with small historical shops and restaurants that make up Old Town, a great comparison to the modern town that has been built up around it. To learn a little about the history of the town and its rebirth, check out the Stevenage Museum which houses displays on the past, present and future of the area.
Stevenage has been designed to include lots of outdoor spaces and avoid the atmosphere of big cities. You can wander through the oldest pedestrian shopping area in the UK, or relax and unwind in one of the many parks. Drive your hire car to the northeast edge of town, where you will find Box Wood, a protected forest home to deer, rabbits and a range of bird species, all living in a scenic area filled with old growth trees.
Being under an hour's drive from London makes Stevenage a perfect base for day trips to the big city. Simply plan which attractions you'd like to see and head off for a day packed with fun sightseeing, before returning to the peace and quiet of this lovely country town.
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