What do you think of when you hear the name ‘London’? The iconic city has many things associated with it: such as bright red telephone boxes, Buckingham Palace’s guards with tall black hats, a compelling castle in the middle of the old city, an intriguing arts scene and a buzzing nightlife culture. With flights from all over the world landing each day, London Heathrow is the ideal gateway to explore one of the world’s most talked about cities.
A great money saving option when visiting London is to stay in one of the city’s suburbs, but a car rental in the city gives you the means to experience all of the attractions, even if you are not staying within the center. And while you certainly won’t be bored in the British capital, a car rental in London gives you the key to explore the compact but diverse region of South England.
Whether you desire marveling at world-famous university buildings in Oxford or Cambridge, spending a day at the British seaside in Brighton, or wandering around Roman Baths in Bath, the South of England is yours with a rental car, which can be gotten directly from Heathrow Airport.
You could spend a lifetime exploring London’s offerings and still not run out of things to do. Enjoy the contrast of modernity and historical beauty while gazing at the London Eye and Big Ben from the River Thames. Alternatively, take a ride on the London Eye and soak in the incredible view of the city sprawling beneath you! Explore centuries of history in the Tower of London, which has seen many notable prisoners such as Anne Boleyn. Be sure to not miss the guard change at Buckingham Palace either. You can’t visit London without visiting possibly the country’s most famous religious buildings, such as Westminster Abbey, where many royals are buried, and St Paul’s Cathedral.
London undoubtedly has a history like no other city, but there are plenty of modern attractions, too. Kids love the Natural History Museum, the Science Museum and the London Aquarium. For the older and fearless, why not get your spook on at the London Dungeons? Some more alternative attractions in London are a little further out of the city center. Drive your rental car to the unique area of Camden to enjoy the markets and street food, or take a trip to Portobello Road to see some unique antiques. Just south of the city is the upmarket town of Greenwich, home of Greenwich Mean Time and the famous ship called the Cutty Sark.
London really is a city that never stops giving, but that doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t explore the rest of South England in your rental car. Just out of the city in the surrounding counties of Essex, Kent, and Surrey are some of the world’s most famous castles and beautiful countryside; and you can visit various South Eastern beaches in under two hours from the capital. Visit the prehistoric Stonehenge which lies a two hour drive from the city, or you could even carry on Westwards and pay the beautiful city of Bath a visit. The city is hosts the famous Roman Baths and was also the home of one of the UK’s most renowned authors, Jane Austen. The compactness of the UK and the excellent road links make it the ideal country to explore by car, with the entire of South England just waiting to be discovered!
When you choose to rent a car from London Heathrow airport with us at Orbitz, you will be met with excellent online rates and a fantastic choice of vehicles. Whether you need a small car to get you from A to B, or a large people carrier, we will be able to meet your requirements in the most cost effective way possible.