England blog posts


The famous birthplace of The Beatles, Liverpool has a lot of contemporary and historical attractions that charm countless tourists every year. With so much to see and explore you may want to hire a car. After all, you don’t want to miss anything do you? [caption id="attachment_3120" align="alignleft" width="174"] © Copyright Flickr[/caption]     City of Culture Bestowed with the title ‘European City of Culture’ in 2008, the tourist economy has received a significant boost and it Read More >>

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First recorded in The Doomsday Book in 1086 as ‘Bristelmestune’, Brighton’s status as a real tourist resort wasn’t achieved until rail links from London connected the coastal city in the 1840s. The attraction of Brighton What drew people to Brighton then and now were its beaches. Miles of shingle coast bursting with an abundance of bars, clubs, restaurants and shops made it one of the most popular resorts in the UK; something which the passage of time has left unaltered. © Copyright Read More >>

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For the best part of two millennia, London has been one of the most culturally and economically important cities in the world. Anyone who has visited the English capital will speak of the vast array of sights and attractions – but which are the best? © Copyright Avis Historical landmarks Each year millions of people from all over the world flock to visit and be photographed alongside London attractions such as Tower Bridge, the Houses of Parliament, Buckingham Palace and the London Eye. In Read More >>

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Few contemporary artists are celebrated by the average man as much as the mysterious king of counter culture, Banksy. His subversive brands of humour, rejection of conformity, authority and warfare have captured the imagination of many, whilst his remarkable talents have impressed the art world. Photo by Dan Taylor on Flickr Starting off as a youngster with a sharp sense of humour, keen political eye and a talented hand with a spray can, he is now one of the most successful and celebrated art Read More >>

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Bright lights, the buzz of people milling about and cold crisp winter air; nothing gets you into the spirit of Christmas like a spot of festive shopping. Unlike shopping at any other time of the year, finding the perfect gift often requires substantial thought and a trip to at least one or two Christmas markets. © Copyright David Dixon and licensed for reuse under the Creative Commons Licence Christmas in Manchester Manchester Christmas market boasts over two hundred stalls with a remarkable Read More >>

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Well it looks as though summer is finally here, and with temperatures topping those popular holiday resorts, it’s a great time to think about taking a ‘Staycation.’ There is so much happening in the UK this year, including the Queen’s Jubilee and the Olympics, so why not hire a car with Avis and explore what’s on your doorstep. The Queens Jubilee Next weekend we celebrate the Queens Diamond Jubilee and all get to enjoy an extended weekend to enjoy the festivities. With a number of even Read More >>

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With Christmas just around the corner why not spoil the family to a festive treat by renting a car from Avis and driving them away for the weekend to see some great Christmas lights? Rent a family friendly Avis car and drive to some of the UKs cosiest holiday cottages to absorb all the Christmas magic. Below are 4 of the best scenic places to visit to see the UKs best Christmas light displays. Bath Famous for its healing spa, sophisticated buildings and stylish Georgian lanes, Bath is a popular Read More >>

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Next Christmas always seem so far away. However, before you know it, it is round the corner once again and we are all scrambling to prepare for the festive season. As December approaches, all across the UK Christmas markets are sprouting up and there is no better way to get into the festive spirit. UK Christmas Markets often have continental themes bringing over French, German or Italian traders. The atmospheric markets with stalls stocking great Christmas gift ideas, the snowy back drop, Christ Read More >>

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For most of us, August Bank Holiday weekend marks the end of the summer as the last Bank Holiday before Christmas in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. So to help you make the most of it, we’ve put together five of the best Bank Holiday events up and down the country for you to explore with Read More >>

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With more of us staying at home for holidays, finding fun days out for the whole family has never been more important – and with Avis Rent a Car, it’s never been easier. Rent a spacious estate and fit in everything you need for a seaside summer day, or rent a people carrier and take the kids and their friends too. By renting an estate or people carrier from Avis you avoid all the worry of wear and tear on your own car, and avoid all those endless fights that come from squashing all the kids Read More >>

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