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Weekend getaways with Zipcar

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Trips out of London

We love London but sometimes it’s time to get out of the city and explore what the rest of the country has to offer. Zipcar is the perfect companion to get you moving quickly and with our generous 60 miles per day there’s plenty of places you can get to from London without having to splash extra cash on mileage.




Sometimes known as London by the sea, Brighton is a lovely place anytime of year. As seaside towns go it’s great with a mix of traditional seaside, an expansive pier, excellent independent shops and cafes and lots of fantastic restaurants and a LGBTQ+ party scene that’s famous all over the world.

brighton pier in the sunshine


The essentials for anyone heading to Brighton for the first time are 

The Palace Pier

The Lanes

Brighton Pavilion

Fish and Chips

and if you’re lucky enough to go down on a sunny day enjoy a few drinks on the beach front



The Kent coast has lots of beautiful little towns all the way from Herne Bay, Whitstable, Margate, Deal. Whitstable is famous for it’s annual oyster festival and with pastel-painted shopfronts and beach huts, it’s a great place to go to get a breather from the city. The thriving arts scene and spectacular seafood make it a great weekend getaway.

whitstable harbour


The essentials for anyone heading to Whitstable for the first time are 

The Lobster Shack (first stop on the Oyster pilgrimage, but make sure there’s an R in the month for the freshest Oysters)

Stroll along the pebble beach

The Old Neptune Pub



Oxford is a place brimming with charm, with imposing buildings, cobbled and instantly recognisable locations from hundreds of movies and TV shows (Harry Potter!?!). The city has a world renowned university and a lifestyle that few cities can match. If you’re in to watersports head down to the river and you’ll be able to see rowers, kayakers and quite possibly some other unusual boats. 

oxford skyline


The essentials for anyone heading to Oxford for the first time are 

Walk around the university buildings

The Pitt Rivers Museum

Ashmolean Museum,

Oxford Botanic Gardens & Arboretum

Eagle and Child Pub, preferred watering hole of Tolkein & CS Lewis

And it’s filled with lots of other great places to eat and drink. 



Home to an illustrious university known the world over, Cambridge is a great weekend jaunt for riverside walks and revitalising country air. The university museums have exhibits on archaeology, anthropology, polar exploration, the history of science and zoology, coupled with a brimming arts scene Cambridge has all the makings of the perfect weekend getaway.

cambridge punting


The essentials for anyone heading to Cambridge for the first time are 


The Fitzwilliam Museum

Discover the university buildings

Hire bikes

Once you’ve worn yourself out with all that, there are plenty of great places to eat and drink to keep you entertained into the evening. 


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