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Car hire in Heathrow

Car hire at Heathrow

Heathrow (LHR) serves the iconic metropolis of London and is the third busiest airport in the world. It is one hour’s drive into the capital city via the M4 and A4, if you’re prepared for tolls. To avoid payment take the A40 and add 13 minutes onto your journey.

What I need to know

Many car rental suppliers operate at London Heathrow. Booking ahead of time with Holiday Autos offers free cancellation, no credit card fees and customer support. We compare car hire by looking at 1,500 car rental companies to find you the best price.

Where to pick up my car

Heathrow car hire offices are spread around the airport, so you’ll need to check with your chosen company where exactly its office is situated. However, the majority of Heathrow car rental agencies can be found on the Northern Perimeter Road.

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Where to go

Flying into Heathrow gives you access to London and its surrounding areas. This incredible city is bursting with history and culture. Whether you’re looking for some serious retail therapy, fine dining, sightseeing, nightlife or you have tickets for a West End show, the UK’s capital has it all.

Nearby Heathrow

While the majority of passengers travelling to Heathrow will be heading for London, there are a number of other nearby cities including Windsor, Wimbledon, Richmond, Uxbridge, Slough and Maidenhead. Also within the vicinity are Harrow, Woking, Bracknell, Staines, Sunbury, Kingston upon Thames and Northolt.

Longer drives

As the UK is a relatively small country, hiring a car allows you to visit its other beautiful destinations easily, from the valleys of Wales and the beaches of Cornwall to the rolling hills of Yorkshire, the mountains of the Lake District and the enchanting highlands of Scotland.

Eating and drinking

It’s difficult to walk down a street in London without bumping into a pop-up cafe or a trendy eating hotspot. Soho is famous for high-end eateries, while in hip Shoreditch you can mingle with the cool foodie crowd and tourist-heavy Covent Garden offers plenty of solid options for meal.

Things to do

Head to Knightsbridge for the world-famous Harrods department store, or opt for Oxford Street for department stores.

Seeing a West End show is a must-do, with musicals like Wicked, The Lion King and The Book of Mormon being long-running fan favourites.


London’s aeons of history make it the perfect city for sightseeing, with attractions including The Tower of London, London Bridge and Westminster Palace. Take a trip to Buckingham Palace to see where the Queen lives and watch the iconic Changing of the Guard.