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Driving a rental car in London
In the event of mechanical breakdown, your vehicle is covered a 24 hour road side assistance. The Rental Location will provide you with a contact telephone number for the event of a breakdown.
This can usually be arranged over the telephone direct with the rental branch, please try and give a as much notice as possible.
At the end of your rental please hand your documentation, keys and rental wallet to a member of our staff. They will check the vehicle and all details. Hire cars can be delivered throughout London often making a huge saving as you do not have to get your self to the car rental companies office, the vehicle can be collected from any postal address in mainland United Kingdom.
London car hire at
- car hire and people carrier rental
Marble Arch, London
Sutton, North Cheam, Surrey
Park Royal, London
Pentonville Road, London
Finchley, North London
London Luton Airport
London City Airport
London Heathrow Airport
London Gatwick Airport
London Stansted Airport
Dr Johnson, the famous author, said some 300 years
ago "that anyone that tires of London is tired of life"- this is still true today.
Centuries of history and culture blend with the hustle and bustle of a thriving city.
The whole spectrum of life abounds in London, and something for all tastes and interests
can be enjoyed in London.
As well as World Landmark Heritage sites, tourist attractions, theatres, parks, nightlife, restaurants, pubs and shops, London has many other hidden, less well known attractions. There is so much to see in London that visitors can't do everything. There are countless websites offering advice but listed below are some of the must see attractions and also some other things to see and do in London. London car hire offers you the flexibility of getting in and out of town without waiting on platforms or bus stops - we recommend it, if you have not driven in UK before, driving a hire car in the UK guide may be useful. 5th Gera also offer van hire in London and minibus rental - so whatever the size of your group, we hope to fulfill your vehicle hire requirements.
Tower Bridge, London
108 years old, Tower Bridge is an enduring image of London. Although the river traffic is far less than it was, the bridge is still opened for river traffic several times a week - careful not to drive your London hire car across!! The London Bridge Experience offers the opportunity to climb the towers, and view the River from the glass sided walkways, some 140 feet above the Thames.
The Tower of London
Dating from Roman times (with some parts still visible) as a fort the Tower has always had a strategic importance at the entrance to London. The actual Tower itself dates from the time of William The Conqueror, and within the castle were a prison, the Royal Mint, a Zoo and the home of the Crown Jewels. You can see the Crown Jewels including the The Imperial State Crown, set with the 530 carat Culinan I, one of the largest cut diamonds in the World.
Trafalgar Square, London
Built amongst the fine Regency architecture it is one of the most famous Squares in the World. Nelsons Column is in the centre of the Square and the National Gallery is on the north side. The square itself has traffic around it and is arguably the centre of London. Subsequently it gets very busy so make sure you know where you are going in your car hire.
Nearby is Covent Garden, a centre for eating out, shopping and of course the Opera. Buckingham Palace, St James's Park and Piccadilly Circus are all in close proximity.
The London Eye
The British Airways London Eye was opened to celebrate the new Millennium and is now on the tourist trail. At 135 m high it is the Worlds largest observation wheel, offering fine views over London; west looking down to the nearby Houses of Parliament, north across to Buckingham Palace and over to Canary Wharf in the East . On a really clear day Windsor Castle, some 25 miles away can be seen.
The Houses of Parliament, London
'The Mother of all Parliaments' is more formally known as the Palace of Westminster. The original palace was built in the times of Edward The Confessor but was mostly burnt down in 1834, leaving only Westminster Hall and one of the Towers. The present Houses of Parliament were rebuilt between 1840 and 1888. Big Ben, the clock tower, was cast in 1858 and is a landmark of London. Public access is allowed in certain areas but the best view is from Parliament Square or from the Embankment is from driving around in your hire car.
Westminster Abbey, London
North of the Parliament is the 13th century Westminster Abbey. It is a fine building full of history and the scene of many important events and State occasions including the Coronation. It is the burial place of Edward The Confessor and holds the tombs of nearly all the Kings and Queens of England as well as numerous statesmen.
Buckingham Palace, London
Buckingham Palace has been 'The Official Principal Residence of the British Monarch', since 1837 when Queen Victoria took up residence. It is open to the public in August and September. In front of the Palace is the Queen Victoria Memorial leading down to 'The Mall' - a great road to drive up in your London car hire.
St Pauls Cathedral, London
Sir Christopher Wren's masterpiece was built between 1665 and 1710 following the Great Fire of London in 1666 and is situated at the top of Ludgate Hill, in the City of London. St Pauls Cathedral's Dome is one of the largest in the World and its imposing Nave is 146m long.
The National Gallery, London
On the North side of the Trafalgar Square is the National Gallery, housing an extensive collection of Paintings- from 13th Century Italian works , to examples by Mattisse and Picasso. Masterpieces such as the Rokeby Venus by Valazques, to 'The Cartoon' a large scale drawing by Leonardo Da Vinci.
National Portrait Gallery, London
Founded in 1856 the Gallery now houses over 10,000 portraits from the only authenticated likeness of William Shakespeare, to images of Drake, Raleigh and Sir Christopher Wren to name but a few.
OTHER LONDON ATTRACTIONS - within easy reach in your London hire car.
Winsdsor Castle Harrods Ascot Hampstead Regents Park Hyde park Hampton Court.
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