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England’s capital is a must-visit destination, with something for everyone to enjoy. You can visit Buckingham Palace and see where the Queen lives. Or the crown jewels in the historic Tower of London. It has some of the best museums and galleries in the world, and most of them are free. Its skyline is full of iconic sights, such as the Shard and the London Eye. It’s also a shopper’s paradise, from high street labels in Oxford Street to luxury goods at Harrods. The West End has world-class theatre and a night out in Soho can be nothing short of fabulous.
A hire car at Luton Airport will help you make the most of your visit and discover more unforgettable sights within a short drive from London.
With a hire car at Luton Airport, you’ll be in central London in around an hour and 10 minutes, without the hassle of changing trains or carrying heavy luggage up stairs and escalators.
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Car hire companies at Luton Airport are located in the car hire centre, connected to the airport via a shuttle bus service.
Opening times for some of the companies are listed below. Times may differ for bank holidays. For more details check the Expedia car hire tool.
When it comes to selecting a car hire company to book your rental car at Luton Airport, you’re spoilt for choice, as you can see from this list:
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Less than an hour and a half from London, or 20 minutes from Oxford, prepare to be awestruck at the sight of
Set in the rolling countryside of southwest England, two hours and 15 minutes west of London, the spa town of
In the UK you must drive on the left-hand side and overtake on the outside right lane on motorways. On roundabouts, cars on the right have priority. Hire cars usually come with manual transmission; if you prefer a vehicle with automatic transmission, request one upon booking.
Wearing seatbelts is mandatory and use of mobile phones while driving prohibited. Keep your driving licence always at hand, along with your ID (passport) and insurance papers. Licences issued in the EU or EEA are recognised but international licences are also accepted.
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Whipsnade Zoo is a 20 minute drive from Luton. Get close up to a meerkat or relax in the butterfly house, one of the largest in the UK. Or make use of your car and drive through Woburn Safari Park to watch lions and monkeys without the bars between you. Here, you can even get out of your car to meet the elephants – an unforgettable experience. If native wildlife is more for you, The Lodge at Sandy is a nature reserve run by the RSPB, and the perfect place for a stroll.
From the glittering heights of The Shard to the terrifying depths of the London Dungeon, there’s plenty to see and do in the UK’s capital city. With plenty of parking available, hiring a car in Luton to explore means you can pack more in, and enjoy the London skyline as you go. A drive across the iconic Tower Bridge is a must, before following the river upstream to Kew to relax in the gardens.