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Four Great Road Trips To Take From London


There’s no denying that there are plenty of incredible sights and activities to see and do in London. In fact, you could explore for weeks without scratching the surface of England’s bustling capital city. However, you don’t have to drive far to find a myriad of other beautiful and exciting places - this country is full of them!

Fortunately, London is a great base to explore some of the UK’s most popular cities, so why not get behind the wheel and see what’s on offer? Here are four great road trips to consider.

London to Brighton

If you’re hoping to swap skyscrapers for sandcastles, then Brighton may be the ideal destination for you. Situated in East Sussex, about two hours away from London by car, Brighton is one of the most popular seaside resorts in the UK - and it’s not difficult to see why. Characterised by its charming pier, multicoloured houses, laid-back locals, independent coffee shops and vintage clothing boutiques, Brighton really is a paradise for those looking to escape to the seaside.

London to Oxford

If the thought of strolling through cobbled streets, browsing through the Bodleian Library or enjoying a drink in a historic inn is your idea of a perfect day, then completing the one and a half-hour drive from London to Oxford might be the road trip for you. Oxford, perhaps best known for being the home of the prestigious Oxford University, is a great place to explore authentic medieval architecture or to try your hand at punting - the choice is yours!

London to Bath

Driving west for just two and a half hours from London will lead you to Bath, a UNESCO World Heritage site celebrated for its beautiful Georgian architecture. Taking a peaceful stroll through this city will lead you through charming cobbled streets and across picturesque bridges, or you could opt for the slightly longer Bath Skyline walk for unbeatable views across the valley. One of the most popular attractions in the city is the Roman Baths, which are visited by tourists from all over the world due to their historical and cultural significance.

London to the Cotswolds

Whether you’re hoping for a romantic getaway with your loved one or a trip to keep the kids entertained, a drive to the Cotswolds is sure to leave you amazed. The entire area stretches across Gloucestershire, Oxfordshire, Somerset, Wiltshire and further beyond, meaning there’s plenty to explore on a road trip through the honey-hued villages of this Area of Outstanding Beauty. Whether you fancy dipping your toes in the quaint stream running through Bourton-on-the-Water or exploring the churches of Bretforton, the two-hour drive from London is surely worth it.

If you’re planning a road trip from London, look no further than Mayday Vehicle Rentals for car and van hire solutions you can rely on.

Based in Luton, we offer both short and long-term vehicle rental to individuals and companies at highly competitive prices. So, whether you’re planning a great British road trip or you would like to set up a corporate account, Mayday Vehicle Rentals is the car hire service you need.

For more information about our range of services or to book your vehicle rental today, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us at Mayday Vehicle Rentals.