The hotel garage will often be far costlier than a nearby public garage or other parking option
Renting a car and driving in the U.K.
Hints, tips, resources, and pointers for getting your own set of wheels in the U.K.
Except for the driving on the left thing, British road rules are similar enough to North American ones that you'll get by fine; here are the important differences
How to arrange for a short-term lease on a brand-new car—cheaper than a rental for longer periods, and far better insured
Camping is a great way to see Britain, but you needn't be tied down to tent pegs; RV rentals are as easy in Europe as they are here at home
Hints, tips, and advice for renting a car
Get your airfare and rental car together and save on both
There are hundreds of road signs blocking your view on British roads and—more importantly—telling you how to get where you're going
Not a tour, but a bundle of airfare, lodging, maybe a car all at wholesale rates
The most important things to know before booking a rental car
You do not need a IDP for the U.K., but if you are traveling on to the Continent, consider getting one
Don't leave anything visible in the car
Drive carefully and defensively
Don't forget the London Congestion Charge zone
A good road map can save you time and help you discover places and things not in your guidebook
Prepare for REALLY expensive gas
Obey the speed limits of pay the (high) price
Stay in the slow lane (the leftmost one) on a U.K. highway unless you are actively passing another car
Yes, they drive on the left in Great Britain; they also love roundabouts
Get ready to do some math in your head
How to decide if a rental car is the best choice for your U.K. vacation
How to find the lowest rates on a rental car in the U.K.
How to get the most out of renting a car in the U.K. with the lowest cost and least hassle
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Everyone knows Brits drive on the left side of the road—except for on one road in London. Savoy Court—the driveway off the Strand up to the entrance to the Savoy Hotel—is the only right-drive road in the U.K.