Car hire in Kingston
Car hire in Kingston
Located just 12 miles away from central London along the banks of the Thames, this vibrant market town boasts a wonderful mix of art, culture, retail and dining experiences.
What I need to know
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Where to pick up my car
A number of well-known and reputable car hire companies are based at convenient locations throughout the centre of Kingston, meaning the vehicle collection process is straightforward and hassle-free.
“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
The name says it all, but Kingston really was the home of kings and Henry VIII's grand residence Hampton Court Palace is well worth visiting.
Car hire customers should also check out one of the area's most unusual sights, a sculpture by David Mach called Out of Order, which consists of 12 disused red telephone boxes leaning against each other like dominoes.
Kingston is ideally located if you want to visit central London, which offers everything from historic buildings and world-class retail outlets to star-studded shows in the West End.
Alternatively, why not head south to enjoy a quieter experience in the Surrey Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, which is just on the other side of the M25?
Hire car drivers who want to venture further afield might enjoy a trip down the A3 to the charming town of Chichester, which has a rich history extending back to Roman times.
You might also wish to head up the M40 to Oxford, the so-called City of Dreaming Spires, famous for its prestigious university, world-class museums and historic buildings.
Eating and drinking
Kingston offers a wide variety of eating and drinking establishments, with all tastes and dietary requirements more than catered for, from hearty English breakfasts to exotic dishes from overseas.
Things to do
Kingston was granted its first royal charter by King John in 1208 and quickly established itself as a thriving and bustling town.
Kingston Museum offers a fascinating insight into its history and royal connections over the centuries.
You should also make a point of visiting its ancient marketplace, especially as all sorts of events are held here throughout the year.
Kingston is conveniently close to some of England's most beautiful areas, from the aforementioned Surrey Hills to the South Downs National Park.
High Weald, the North Wessex Downs and the Chilterns are also easily accessible to car hire drivers looking to enjoy the great British countryside.
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