All you need to know about car rental in London

London is an enormous city, stretching for more than thirty miles either side of the river Thames, so car rental in London makes sense when visiting this city.

The city has five international airports, Heathrow, Gatwick, Stansted, Luton and City Airport. All the major car rental companies such as Avis, Hertz, National Car Rental and Europcar have offices at the airports.

However, you might be able to find more competitive rates by ringing round a few local firms from the Yellow Pages.

Traffic in London can be very heavy. In an attempt to cut down on car usage, The Mayor of London, Ken Livingstone has introduced a congestion charge of £8 per day. This charge applies to all vehicles entering central London on weekdays between 7am and 6.30pm. Drivers can pay the charge online, over the phone and at garages and shops, but must do so before 10pm the same day or incur a surcharge.

If not familiar with London, when one is renting a car in this city a good idea is to rent a satellite navigation system also. This is a very handy device to find one's way around London. Just enter your destination and then follow the directions to arrive without going astray.

Some of the sights worth visiting are London Eye, Tate Modern Art Gallery, the Tower of London, Buckingham Palace and Highgate Cemetery. Kew Gardens are a delight with many exotic trees and shrubs or you can visit the steamy glasshouses.

Car rental in London is the way to get around easily.


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