England is one of the four countries that together make up the UK; the other three being Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland. England is located on the island of Great Britain with the English Channel separating it from France on mainland Europe. Rain and gloom are never far away, but the summers are quite pleasant here, as evidenced by the fact that England is home to 52 million people and is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Western Europe. Get a car for hire in England and explore London, Birmingham, Manchester, and an endless list of destinations at your own leisure.
The eight million people in London have a vast array of historic, cultural, and modern attractions and activities at their disposal. Visitors can ride the tube (train) or take the signature red double-decker buses to travel around, but it may be convenient to get a car for rent in England and explore London the way you want, at your own pace. Visit the London Eye and drive past the houses of parliament and Big Ben to Buckingham Palace. If Her Majesty the Queen is unable to invite you in for a spot of afternoon tea (which is really likely), you could always banish yourself to the Tower of London or head to Madame Taussauds and make do with her splitting image in wax. If you want to take a break, London is famous for its curry houses, many of which can be found in Brick Lane. Sports fans can choose between tennis at Wimbledon, football at Wembley and cricket at Lords, not to mention the Olympic Park. You could also go shopping at Harrods, have family fun outing at the London Zoo or live it up at the clubs in Soho.
Birmingham was for a very long time the beating heart of the industrial revolution that pushed the British Empire to dizzying new heights. Today’s Birmingham is more sophisticated and mellow and appreciates the finer aspects of life. Tourists can relive history and Birmingham’s industrial past in the Black Country, while letting your taste buds savor the hot food in the Balti triangle or go club-hopping on Broad Street.
Manchester is a city with rich heritage and vibrant culture. The Northern Quarter is the right place to be if you are looking to have a good time. A stroll along the canals is not just a constitutional, but also a history tour that walks you through the industrial revolution. Foodies will love the fact that Manchester has a “Curry Mile” where you can indulge your taste buds with CTM (chicken tikka masala) and other types of curries. If your preferences tilt towards the oriental, Manchester has one of the biggest Chinatowns in Europe.
Sure, you can be the perfect tourist and visit Stonehenge, Hadrian’s Wall and Shakespeare’s home in Stratford Upon Avon. But, it would be criminal to ignore the rest of the English countryside and the seaside resorts. Book your car rental in England right now and plan for drives that take you through the countryside and national parks in Nottingham, Sheffield, and York. Plan out day trips and detours to Cambridge, Coventry and Leeds or head out for a day on the beach at Bristol, Brighton or Bournemouth.