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Milton Keynes is the city of grids. Roads run either horizontally or vertically and are studded with numerous roundabouts. It’s simple to navigate for outsiders and much loved by locals. Milton Keynes is a new town, which is now 50 years old. The brainchild of the British government in the 1960s, it was built almost from scratch in a bid to relieve housing congestion in London. Nowadays it is well established, with some international standard facilities.
Hiring a rental car in Milton Keyes opens up a fantastic array of British countryside and makes easy travelling between attractions in this family-friendly city.
There is also London City Airport about 70 miles away, a journey of one hour and 40 minutes. Milton Keynes is also firmly within London’s commuter belt, so trains to and from the capital are regular.
Getting a hire car in Milton Keynes is an easy way to get around town and there are literally thousands of parking spaces. Try Enterprise, Thrifty and Budget, alongside all the usual brand names. Either pick up your car from the airport or from one of the city centre branches.
A short drive from Milton Keynes is Bletchley Park, home of the codebreakers who cracked the Enigma code to help steer the course to victory in World War Two. Now a museum, Bletchley Park offers a great family day out.
A bit further afield is the town of Reading in Berkshire, which is a 60-mile drive, taking about one hour and 40 minutes. Reading sits on the river Thames in the county of Berkshire. The surrounding countryside is studded with expensive villages such as Marlow and Sonning, and is popular with affluent London commuters. Many politicians and celebrities have made their homes there, and chef Heston Blumenthal’s The Fat Duck restaurant is in nearby Bray.
Coventry is a 50-mile drive north from Milton Keynes along the M1 and A5. Check out the city’s famous cathedral, or head out into the Warwickshire countryside, stopping off in the historic towns of Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwick or Leamington Spa.
All of these journeys mainly use dual carriageways and motorways, all of which are well signposted and easy to follow. All UK standard driving laws apply - don’t drink and drive, check the speed limits and wear a seatbelt. Children will require a car seat until they are 12 years old or 135cm tall.
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