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 >>
Road trip blog posts
The Lake District is one of the true gems of the England and there’s no better time to visit than Spring. Download our latest Avis Great Drives guide and see our recommended road trip that will show you the best of what the Lake District has to offer. - Pick up your Avis hire car from Newcastle-upon-Tyne and head south on the A19 road to the super-stylish Seaham Hall hotel and spa. - Take a stress-free drive on the A1M and A66 to Barnard Castle, passing through lush moorlan Read More >>
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 >>
Central England - Heart of the matter Discover England’s East Midlands with an Avis hire car From power boating to underground exploration, curious art and Georgian luxury, you’ll be surprised how much there is to do. Test drive this two-day tour for the best of the East Midlands. Pick up your Avis hire car from Leicester and head north-east along the pretty A607 road to Melton Mowbray for a round of golf in quintessential English countryside – and a night in one of England’s finest sta Read More >>
This summer, “Stay-cation” is sure to be a popular choice among many Britons, for the simple reason that the UK has many summer festivals lined up. This Year the North is hosting some amazing entertainment, from folky, family friendly fun to huge headlining acts. So why not gather your friends, hire an Avis car and go road tripping on the stay-cation of a lifetime. Car hire is one of the best transportation options as many festivals can be quite remote and difficult to get too. Don’t forge Read More >>
Summer means only one thing to many people, Festival time! It’s that time of year where the UK plays host to some of the best musical talent on the planet, and Avis Car Hire has created the 2011 Festival guide, helping you get there. At Avis we are here to make your festival season that little bit more special. Why sit on a train when you can make a proper road trip adventure out of it? There are many potential trips to be made during the festival season and only the hardest of fans would at Read More >>
With us Brits rushing to make the most of the added bank holiday this Easter why not take inspiration from the Royal Wedding and stay on home soil this April. At Avis we know that Easter is always a very popular time of year to go away, but with the Royal Wedding happening this year, more people are planning to travel in the UK to rediscover the nation’s beauty spots and history rather than travelling abroad. The extra bank holidays mean that by booking three days off work, Britons can actuall Read More >>
I recently decided to visit one of this country’s most mystical landmarks, Stonehenge. And as I live in London, I decided to see what else was on offer in that area, because I rarely get to explore this country’s heritage outside of the city. On this road trip I discovered the marvellous array of attractions and historic sites around Stonehenge itself. I also found a recently renovated English tradition along the way. Coming from London the journey involves taking the M3 south before heading Read More >>
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