May
18
2016

Five things to do in Liverpool and surrounds

By Europe / UK /

Liverpool in North West England proudly carries the title of the country’s most successful footballing city. Home to both Liverpool and Everton with close to 30 League championships plus many other major titles, it’s also Hire a car from Liverpool airport and add these five great activities to your things to do in Liverpool and surrounds list. Tour Liverpool Cathedral At first glance, Liverpool Cathedral is impressive. Once you step inside and pay closer attention to the building’s finer details and artwork, it’ll blow you away. Just a few minutes inside and you’ll come to understand why high profile poet and writer Sir John Benjamin called it “one of the great buildings of the world.” Britain’s largest cathedral is free to enter, and hosts many events on a daily basis. Tour the homes of John Lennon and Paul McCartney Massive Beatles fans take note! A guided tour takes you to Mendips and 20 Forthlin Road – the homes where Beatles…

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May
06
2016
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Great holiday ideas in Leicester

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After miraculously winning the English soccer EPL, more international visitors are noticing Leicester. You can easily hire a car from the city’s Airport and explore its amazing surrounds. Here’s a list of things to see and do in Leicester. King Power Stadium Number one on the to do list for soccer fans is a trip to King Power Stadium – the very location where thousands of fans spilled from the stadium and out onto the streets to cheer after Leicester City took out this year’s EPL title. Sign up for a tour of the stadium. You’ll gain VIP access to areas usually reserved for only players and officials. National Space Centre Walk the same halls as Buzz Aldrin. See Britain’s first astronaut Helen Sharman’s spacesuit up close. With six galleries, including the iconic 42 metre high Rocket Tower, you’ll have plenty to keep you enthralled for hours. The centre is also home to the UK’s largest domed planetarium. You can even take…

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Mar
30
2016

5 great B&Bs in Manchester and surrounds

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When most people visit England, London is on the top of their must-see list. While there are many great things to see and do in London, it’s also worth heading three hours north to explore what cities like Manchester have to offer. Your trip is even more enjoyable with a rental vehicle. Hire a car from Manchester Airport and begin your journey north, and stay at one of these B&Bs when you arrive. Abbey Lodge Set in the suburbs, this Edwardian style guesthouse is only a couple of miles from the Old Trafford Stadium and just a little bit further you’ll find the National Football Museum (a must-see for devout football fans!).  Being close to such attractions is convenient, but equally important are things such as free on-site parking, wifi and a buffet breakfast. You’ll get all these things plus more when staying at Abbey Lodge.   Luther King House Set in a leafy, green suburb within an easy drive…

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Mar
28
2016

London calling – 5 top restaurants you must experience

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London’s food scene is calling you… You’ll find an endless selection of trendy cafes, bars, fine restaurants and casual eateries on every street. With so many choices, we’ve compiled a quick guide on which of the best restaurants you must experience in London. Pick up a hire car from Heathrow Airport and check out these five hot restaurants during your stay in London. Galvin at Windows (pictured) Since opening in 2006, the 28th floor of the London Hilton on Park Lane has become one of the most talked about food destinations. Galvin at Windows has a stylish interior which takes you back to the glamour of the 1930s. Dine on a modern French haute cuisine menu, with all main dishes seasonally inspired. Enjoy the experience while being treated to incredible views of London’s iconic skyline, Buckingham Palace and the London Eye. Masala Zone The ever-popular Masala Zone has been branded as London’s best Indian informal dining restaurants. The chefs are also said…

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Oct
30
2015

Hiring a car at Heathrow … a different dimension

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On a recent business trip to the UK we discovered how Europcar have added a different dimension when picking up your car rental at Heathrow Airport. …… You get to actually pick out and choose your car! OK so arriving at Terminal 3 still requires you to exit the Terminal, head left and wait for Europcar’s minibus to whisk you off to their branch on the Northern Perimeter Road. The wait was short the journey shorter still. Europcar along with Hertz, Enterprise, national and Thrifty operate their Heathrow branches over the airport fence on the Northern Perimeter. Dollar and Thrifty are a stone throws further on Bath road, whilst Avis and Budget have branch locations within the Short Stay Car park of Terminal 5 (used exclusively by BA and Iberia) as well as on Northrup road adjacent to the Northern Perimeter. So whichever rental company you choose you’ll never have to travel for more than 10-15 minutes depending upon traffic…

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