Car hire in Basildon
Car hire in Basildon
Located close to the Essex coast, Basildon is the ideal base from which to explore not only Essex itself, but also London, Suffolk and Kent.
What I need to know
We will check over 1,500 local car hire suppliers to help you find a vehicle that suits you in Basildon. It's a very simple process, as there is just one form involved, no credit card fees and you can amend your booking without charge.
Where to pick up my car
A number of well-known and reputable car hire companies are based at convenient locations throughout Basildon town centre, so picking up your vehicle should be extremely straightforward.
“The pick-up was easy, it took 5 minutes from arriving at the desk to driving out the car, and the return took even less time.”
Where to go
Basildon boasts a great mix of modern leisure attractions, such as shops and cinemas, and places for nature lovers to enjoy. For instance, the Noak Bridge Nature Reserve offers a number of distinct habitats for wildlife, while the nearby Norsey Wood Nature Reserve in Billericay has been designated a Site of Special Scientific Interest.
Head down the A130 and A12 to enjoy the historic town of Colchester, one of the most important towns in Roman Britain and a place that still boasts visible reminders of this fascinating period in history.
Alternatively, why not enjoy the full British seaside experience at Southend, home of the longest leisure pier in the world?
Central London is just over an hour away from Basildon down the A13, so drivers with hire cars can easily head to the capital to maybe enjoy a shopping trip, see a show on the West End or visit historic buildings such as the Houses of Parliament and Buckingham Palace.
Another good option for anyone with a hire car might be the historic university city of Cambridge, which is replete with beautiful architecture, museums, galleries and independent shops.
Eating and drinking
All tastes are catered for in Basildon, from classic English dishes like pie and chips to high-end international dishes from all over the world.
Things to do
Festival Leisure Park is one of the town's main entertainment heartlands, with a great selection of bars, restaurants, nightclubs, a bowling alley and a cinema. You will quickly see why it has earned the affectionate nickname of Bas Vegas.
Basildon actually boasts more parks and open spaces than any other town in England. For instance, Wat Tyler Country Park covers an impressive 125 acres and is the home to a wonderful array of wildlife. You can find it just two miles east of Basildon just outside Pitsea and it is well worth exploring.
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