The UK’s Best Kept Secrets: 6 Hidden-Gems You Must See
London has plenty of must-see sights and instantly recognisable landmarks, but sometimes it’s nice to get off the beaten path and explore places less well-known. Whether you’re after seaside escapes, historic monuments or cultural excursions, the UK has an abundance of hidden gems. And the best part is you don’t have to travel too far to enjoy them.
Hire a car from any of our UK locations and explore these best-kept secrets for yourself!
1. Minack Theatre, Porthcurno, Cornwall
One look at this spectacular open-air theatre and it’s easy to understand why it’s on our list. Carved into the granite cliffs and set in glorious gardens overlooking Porthcurno Bay, it’s easy to see why this theatre is so unique. Minack Theatre welcomes more than 80,000 people to watch musicals, concerts and plays in the summer season as well as those who just want to take a glimpse at the beautiful coastline and architecture all year round.
2. John O’Groats, Scotland
This small Scottish village in the highlands is famous for being Britain’s most north-eastern point. Take a break from your Scottish road trip and jump out of the car for a walk up to Duncansby Head to view the Stacks of Duncansby rising up from the ocean floor, standing like sentinels guarding the land.
3. Blackpool Sands, South Hams, Devon
There are much more well-known spots around Devon, however, Blackpool Sands beach is a must-visit. Family-friendly and with fewer crowds, this sheltered bay sits among evergreen and pine trees. On a clear, sunny day you can easily mistake this for a Mediterranean hot spot! Better yet, hire the sporty Jaguar F-Type Coupe and head to the beach in style.
4. BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, Neasden
Popularly known as the ‘Neasden Temple’ it is a sanctuary of vibrant Hindu worship. Each piece of the temple was hand-crafted in India before being transported and assembled in England. Take a moment from a hectic travel schedule and find peace among the intricately carved marble.
5. Ely Cathedral, Cambridgeshire
Jump in your hire car and head out of the city to Cambridgeshire and visit Ely Cathedral, a great day trip from London. Originally built as an abbey church in AD 672, the present building dates back to 1083. The spectacular stunning octogen-shaped ceiling brings people from far and wide – it’s truly remarkable.
6. Cragside House, Northumberland
This fascinating Victorian country house located 2 hours south of our Edinburgh location, is full of wonder and amusement. Built in the 1880s, it is the first house to be lit by hydroelectricity, Craigside house is crammed full of ingenious gadgets. As if that wasn’t enough, the grounds will keep you and your family busy with more than 30 miles of footpaths and lakeside walks.
Explore Hidden Gems with Avis Prestige
The UK is a very popular tourist attraction – from the hustle and bustle of London to the charm of Edinburgh. However, most tourists and locals alike don’t realise that there are many hidden gems scattered around the UK. Hire a car from any of our UK locations and explore those on our list as well as the many villages, secret gardens, spooky pubs and more.
Driving in the UK: Tips for Visitors
Here at Avis Prestige, we are huge fans of the self-drive road trips when travelling. We feel it’s the best way to see the UK! Regardless if you’re planning a Scottish road trip or scenic drives through the countryside, the best way to experience this beautiful land is by car.
In an effort to make visitors more comfortable when driving in the UK, we have compiled some of our top tips for drivers. And remember, relax, use your sat-nav as provided in all Avis Prestige car hires, build in extra time to mitigate any wrong turns and enjoy the views.
1. Driving on the left-hand side of the road
For many visitors to the UK, this is a new and slightly off-putting experience as you might feel a bit disoriented at first. However, rest assured, you will get used to driving on the opposite side of the road very quickly. Remember, oncoming traffic should always be on your right-hand side.
2. Road Types in the UK
The UK has a number of road types which are denoted by a lettering system. A road will have a letter to indicate its type, as well as a number which is unique to that road.
- ‘M’ roads are motorways with speed limits of 70 miles per hour. However, be aware of roadworks and speed signs, as the speed on the motorway can be reduced significantly
- ‘A’ roads are main roads and the speed limit tends to be 60 miles per hour unless otherwise indicated.
- ‘B’ roads are a smaller road, usually linked to the ‘A’ road.
- ‘C’, ‘D’ and other roads – smaller roads, often single-track and in more rural areas.
3. Roundabouts in the UK
Roundabouts are very common across the UK, however for drivers who aren’t used to them they can seem a bit complicated. Remember, you will always give way to the traffic on a roundabout, which will be approaching from your right. You will always turn left and traverse it in a clockwise direction. The only exception is if the roundabout has traffic lights, in which case you have the right of way if the light is green.
4. Single Track Roads
For much of the UK, particularly in more rural and remote areas, you may find yourself driving on a single-track road. If a car is approaching in the opposite direction, safely pull over in a passing place on the correct side of the road to allow the car to pass you and drive on at a safe distance.
5. Traffic Lights
Like nearly every country, the UK uses traffic lights to control traffic. Red means stop, yellow means come to a stop and green means proceed. However, for our American friends, you might be used to turning right at a traffic light, even if it’s red. This is NOT allowed in the UK - if the traffic light is red, you must remain stationary until the light turns green.
Hiring a Vehicle with Avis Prestige
All UK car hire companies have different rules and restrictions for UK drivers so best check beforehand. Here at Avis Prestige we require a valid driver’s license held for at least two years in addition to another form of identity (such as a passport). We also have a minimum age limit, details of which are found alongside the description of the cars on our website. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out to our reservation team to learn more.
*Please note this blog is for guidance only and should not be taken for legal advice. Always check road regulations and local laws in the UK before driving to be sure you are safe and legal as laws and guidelines change regularly. View the official Highway Code.
Avis Prestige Adds Two New Sports Cars to Their Range
How would you like to hire a supercar and experience indulgence and performance that is near unparalleled? Avis Prestige is proud to announce the arrival of two sports car that provide the very best in luxury rental, the Mercedes AMG GT 63 4-Door and the Porsche 911 Carrera S.
If you have been putting off a weekend away, discover more about these luxury vehicles and find your reason to escape the city.
The Porsche 911 Carrera S
The eighth generation of the Porsche 911 Carrera S is instantly recognizable as the iconic sports car. Look a little closer and you will discover that there is a host of upgrades that make it a whole new car to drive.
- Design – This 3-door supercar has been updated to unite traditional and modern styles. The 911 Carrera S nods to its forebears while making improvements that provide a dynamic and exciting driving experience.
- Performance – The increased output of the 3.0-litre six-cylinder twin-turbo engine provides 450bhp of raw power as the Porsche accelerates to a top-speed of 190mph.
- Luxury – A fresh feeling interior with Sports Seats Plus, two-zone automatic climate control and an interior air ioniser proves the Porsche philosophy of mixing amazing performance with great comfort.
- Technology – Porsche Communication Management system is the central control for audio, navigation and communication. All operated from a high-resolution 10.9-inch touchscreen display.
The Mercedes-Benz AMG GT 63
Mercedes have created a car that takes the sports car and takes it to the next level. It is a car with real power and performance combined with an experience that the whole family can enjoy.
- Design – A 4-door that displays its power and luxury with every design decision. With a muscular design, this Mercedes is a real head-turner, dominating the high street.
- Performance – The 4.0-litre twin-turbo V8 engine provides a massive 631bhp and a blisteringly fast 0-60 time of 3.2 seconds. Effortlessly smooth to drive, the acceleration noise fades away nicely for a peaceful ride.
- Luxury – The five-seater supercar has heated leather seats, three-way climate control and a full infotainment system. The set-up of this supercar makes for a comfortable drive the whole family can enjoy.
- Technology – A full range of driver-assist features are complemented by the innovative 360-degree parking camera, AMG performance steering wheel and two 12.3 inch high-resolution screens.
Hire a Sports Car with Avis Prestige
Whether you would like to hire the Mercedes or Porsche, you’ll be satisfied with the luxury experience that both sports car offer. You can hire a sports car with Avis Prestige from all major cities in the UK, including London, Manchester and Birmingham and all major UK airports.
Why not take advantage of our first-class airport Meet and Greet service and experience the thrill of these sports cars for yourself. Get in touch with our team by phone on +44 (0) 20 7591 0444 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and find your luxury sports car to hire.
5 Places You Won’t Believe Are in the UK
You don’t need to travel abroad for your holidays, if you are in the UK there are plenty of beautiful places right on your doorstep. Staycations can be just as fun and exciting, don’t discount all the amazing things to do in the UK when looking for travel inspiration.
Hiring a car is a convenient way to travel around the UK, giving you the freedom and flexibility to go where you want, when you want. With locations across the UK and bespoke delivery options, Avis Prestige can get you in a premium car or SUV elevating your next staycation.
Need staycation inspiration? Read more and discover 5 places you won’t believe are in the UK.
1. St. Michael’s Mount, Cornwall
Instead of Mont-Saint-Michel, France
France’s Benedictine abbey and the castle of Cornwall draw many similarities as both are rocky islands with medieval buildings cut off by the tide several times a day. Just like its French twin, you can walk to St. Michael’s Mount crossing the causeway at low tide or visit by small ferry boat when the tide is in. However, in contrast, St. Michael’s Mount feels more intimate and peaceful – as its founding monks almost certainly intended. Our favourite way to experience Cornwall is by cabriolet, hire the exhilarating Jaguar F-Type today!
2. Lavender Fields, South-west England
Instead of Provence, France
You don’t need to visit the south of France to smell the gorgeous scent of lavender in the air, the British countryside is full of beautiful lavender fields to roam and experience. Some of our favourites are near the Cotswolds and Somerset as they are easy to get to and an ideal day trip from London.
3. Chinatown, Manchester
Instead of Shanghai
One of our top places to visit in our Manchester travel guide, Manchester’s Chinatown on Faulkner Street is the second largest in Britain and third in Europe. Full of colour and flavour, with amazing market stalls, great shopping and tasty restaurants, this vibrant Chinatown is fun to explore and even more fun to taste.
4. Brighton Royal Pavilion, Brighton
Instead of Taj Mahal, India
Considered one of the wonders of the world, the Taj Mahal is a spectacular structure. However, for those who can’t make it to India, a short drive from London gives you Brighton’s Royal Pavilion. With its onion-shaped domes, dizzying minarets and detailed colonnades, it’s like having the Taj Mahal in your back garden. Hire a sportscar from our West London location and head to Brighton in style.
4. Shetland, Scotland
Instead of Finland
If seeing the Northern Lights is on your bucket list, the good news is you don’t need to travel all the way to the Arctic Circle to see them. Instead, head to Shetland and with a bit of luck you will see the amazing show. Hire a 4x4/SUV like the stunning Range Rover Velar, pack up the family and hop on one of the daily overnight crossings from Aberdeen, a great way to travel.
5. Little Venice, London
Instead of Amsterdam
This part of London may be named after the famous Italian city, but it’s a dead ringer for the canal rich city of Amsterdam. One of the best ways to spend an afternoon, Little Venice is a series of tree-lined canals that many tourists miss during their London trip. Spanning from Hyde Park to Warwick Avenue, colourful canal boats roam the waterways, and many serve as tearooms and cafes for lunch with a view.
Staycations with Avis Prestige
You don’t need to plan expensive trips abroad to see amazing sights and have new experiences. Instead, get creative and think about what’s outside your door when planning your next UK holiday. When hiring a car or SUV from Avis Prestige we endeavour to make your journey hassle-free, from having a sat-nav in all of our hires to a free additional driver and unlimited mileage on SUVs (among other perks!). Learn more about why we are specialists for luxury vehicle hire in the UK.
Top Three Sports Cars to Hire with Avis Prestige
Summer is the best time to hit the open road and explore the UK. Regardless if you’re hiring a car for the weekend head to the beach to escape the hustle and bustle of London or looking to explore the UK, we have the perfect car for you to hire.
Our favourite way to travel this summer is in a premium, luxurious sports car. Sure to turn heads, our sports cars available for hire are stylish, fast and just plain fun to drive! We have listed our top three favourite sports cars available to hire from Avis Prestige this summer:
Mercedes S63 AMG Coupe
Fast and powerful, the ultra-luxurious Mercedes S63 AMG Coupe’s 5.8-litre V8-powered engine produces a thrilling 577bhp. Rivalling competitors like Aston Martin Vanquish, Bentley Continental GT and the Ferrari FF, the Mercedes S63 AMG is the consummate cross-continent luxury cruiser, providing effortless performance, superb all-around refinement and a wonderful ride. With drop dead gorgeous looks and distinct driving experience, the Mercedes S63 AMG Coupe is the perfect premium sports car to hire for the summer.
Jaguar F-Type R 5.0 Supercharged Cabriolet
Although you can choose to drive the Jaguar F-Type R 5.0 Supercharged Coupe, the cabriolet is more fun to drive in the sunshine. It offers you greater access to the soundtrack generated by the powerful engine and who doesn’t want to hear that! Regardless if you call this a convertible or cabriolet, the Jaguar F-Type R 5.0 Supercharged Cabriolet’s power and control will impress driver and passenger. Sensational to drive, the 5.0-litre V8 engine produces an exhilarating 542bhp. Trust us, this is a fun car to drive!
Range Rover Sport SVR
You might be asking - how can an SUV be a sports car? Let us explain… the Range Rover Sport SVR is a beast. The fastest Land Rover ever created deploys 542bhp from its supercharged 5.0-litre V8 engine and adopts a raft of mechanical and dynamic changes to accompany the extra horsepower. Plus, sometimes sportscars just aren’t practical. Driving with a family? Perhaps you need space for your golf clubs on your next Scottish golfing tour? Sometimes, you want to drive a flash car with a bit of room in the boot!
Sports Car Hire with Avis Prestige
Constantly adding to our line-up of premium cars for hire in the UK, Avis Prestige prides itself on selecting only the best cars and SUVs to drive for our customers. We know that not everyone is a petrol head like us, but we still want you to have a thrilling, unforgettable ride. Discover our full range of sports cars available to hire from Avis Prestige and book yours online today!
Best Seaside Destinations in the UK
The UK is filled with amazing seaside towns and villages, idyllic places to visit in the warm summer sunshine. Driving through historic, seaside villages and along beautiful coastlines is the perfect way to spend a summer’s day.
If you’re planning an escape to the coast, start with our pick of the best seaside destinations in the UK. Hire your premium car from our many city central and airport locations and start exploring!
1. Robin Hood Bay, Whitby, Yorkshire
This small fishing village and bay, located within the North York Moors National Park on the coast of North Yorkshire, England is a vibrant village with stunning coastal walks and independent cafes, pubs and shops to explore. A few hours outside of Manchester, visit Robin Hood’s Bay’s twisting, narrow cobbled streets and alleyways and imagine the sailors, fisherman and even smugglers who walked these streets hundreds of years ago. One of the most photographed locations in the world, photography enthusiasts and Instagramers alike will appreciate its natural beauty. Let the kids explore on the family-friendly beaches, great for the fossil hunters! Hire a car in Manchester and get out to Whitby to explore Robin Hood’s Bay today.
2. Shanklin, The Isle of Wight
We think Shanklin is one of the most idyllic seaside resorts on our list as the Old Village of Shanklin is filled with traditional buildings such as thatched roof pubs, sweet shops and tearooms. At the bottom of the steep cliffs is a sandy beach called Sandown Beach, winner of the Beach of The Year by Countryfile Magazine Awards in 2019. One of our favourite spots is Fisherman’s Cottage, the town’s original thatched dining pub on the beach dating back to 1817. There are many driving routes to get you to the Isle of Wight from London, depending on your starting point. It’s possible to get to the Portsmouth car ferry terminal in around an hour and a half from London, making this an ideal day trip or a longer weekend getaway from the busy city.
3. St Ives, Cornwall
Known as having a vibrant art scene, St Ives in Cornwall is bursting with galleries, exhibitions and culture. The Penwith landscape is breathtaking with its stunning azure seascapes, white sand beaches set against a backdrop of a higgledy-piggledy town with narrow cobbled streets, fishermen’s houses, and independent shops, bars and restaurants. Discover the Blue-Flag Award-winning beaches of Porthmeor and Porthminster, ideal for sunbathers and water sport enthusiasts. If you’re exploring Cornwall, don’t miss out on other great destinations such as Land’s End, Newquay, Penzance and more!
4. Brighton, Sussex
Known worldwide as one of the ‘coolest’ UK beach towns, Brighton has a retro, eclectic and artistic culture that’s laid back and a whole lot of fun. An hour or so outside of London, Brighton makes a perfect day trip from London. Explore the winding streets and lanes to find the best trinkets, discover eco-friendly produce and products and iconic attractions like the Royal Pavilion Brighton which has a wealth of fun to attract all ages. Visit Brighton Palace Pier with its rides and sit in the iconic deckchairs to relax and enjoy the views.
5. Brora Beach, Scotland
Perhaps not as well known, this pretty beach offers something for the whole family to enjoy and a little over an hour outside Inverness, this is an easy beach to get to using our Inverness premium car hire service. In the small village of Brora, in Sutherland in the Highlands, you can enjoy this small golden sandy beach with Jurassic rocks and a sloping seafront. This rural, unspoilt beach is great for wildlife watching as you may spot seals, dolphins and minke whales swimming around the seas. One of the stops on our recommended Scotland driving route, Brora is also a prime golf location, making this an ideal destination for the entire family.
Explore the Best Seaside Resorts with Avis Prestige
We are here to help make your travel and journey memorable with our handpicked selection of premium cars or SUVs, and our expert first-class service. From our luxury airport ‘Meet & Greet’ service and bespoke car delivery options to our transparent pricing policy, we put our customers first. Discover our full range of cars to hire today!
The New 2019 Range Rover Evoque is Here!
One of our most popular premium SUVs for hire, with its stylish design and compact footprint, the new 2019 Evoque remains a winning choice for car hire in the UK.
Originally launched 7 years ago, this popular second-generation Range Rover Evoque may have a new body, taking style tips from the Range Rover Velar, but the overall look and size aren’t very different, keeping to the beautiful lines and practical design of the Evoque.
Land Rover has tightened up the styling and changed the proportions. The creation of a longer wheelbase allows more space for rear passengers, making it one of the roomiest SUVs to hire in its class - with enough space in the boot for a few suitcases and a set of golf clubs. Critically, though, the overall size hasn’t changed much, making this a solid car to drive in cities, navigating the small roads and narrow parking spaces like a dream. Alternately, choose to hit the open road in this comfortable SUV. Long distance road trips are made even more relaxing thanks to reduced noise levels in the cabin.
Influences from the Velar can be seen in the ultra-clean and modern styling, including broader headlights and pop-out door handles. Land Rover Range Rover has successfully kept the distinctive design of the early Evoque while updating and modernizing it. The extra space was also necessary for the new mild hybrid system, helping fuel economy.
The Evoque isn’t your normal mid-size family crossover, we can’t forget it’s a Range Rover after all. Keeping to the Range Rover tradition it needs a luxury cabin, defined not just by the style, but by the technology as well. The new Range Rover Evoque digital infotainment system works well and looks good. Two central touchscreens, similar to the larger Velar, one digital display behind the steering wheel, and plenty of gadgets, including Apple Car Play and Android Auto, all working together to create a seamless, well-integrated infotainment system.
Land Rover has made the new Evoque more spacious, more practical, more comfortable, more refined, higher tech and more luxurious than ever. Without a doubt, we believe Land Rover has succeeded in delivering a class-leading mid-size SUV. Avis Prestige is excited to announce we have brought this popular, eye-catching car to our premium SUV range for hire. The new 2019 Range Rover Evoque is ready to hire today from any of our UK locations, including central city and airport pickup destinations. Hire your Range Rover Evoque today.
London Summer Events
We love London all-year round, but when the sun is shining and the temperature rises, the city comes alive with a buzz! Summer is the perfect time to explore London’s many outdoor attractions and open-air events, including sports, music and theatre performances.
Centrally located in the heart of London and at Heathrow airport, Avis Prestige offers luxury car rentals for your summer holiday. Hire a premium SUV or sportscar with Avis Prestige and travel around London in style, visiting the many summer events you can find in and around the city.
While hard to choose just a few summer events, we have put together a list of our top 5 favourite things to do in London this summer:
Too hard to choose which is our favourite out of all the many summer music festivals in and around London. However, some of our favourites include Hampton Court Palace Festival 7th – 21st June, where an electric array of musicians take over London’s favourite Tudor residence. London’s annual urban music festival, Wireless, returns to Finsbury Park 5th – 7th. We also love the huge South West Four for a massive end of summer dance party on the 24th and 25th of August in Clapham.
Wimbledon Tennis Tournament
Unlike any tennis tournament in the world, Wimbledon is a mix between a refined garden party and an intense, no-holds-barred sporting competition that will even excite those who don’t typically watch tennis tournaments. Held from 1st – 14th of July, tickets are hard to come by, however, you can try and get your hands on same-day tickets if you’re prepared to queue. If queuing isn’t for you, venues around London show the matches on huge TV screens in bars, squares and on rooftops! Or check out ‘Murray Mound” arguably the most iconic picnic venue in sport where thousands of ticketless fans turn up to watch the tournament.
Regent's Park Open Air Theatre
Located in the heart of Regent’ Park is London’s most beautiful and iconic open-air theatre. A firm fixture of summer in the city, the theatre is the oldest, permanent outdoor theatre in Britain offering a range of plays, music, comedy and film event every year from May to September.
Buckingham Palace Summer Tours
Every summer, the Queen opens her official London residence, Buckingham Palace to the public. Explore the lavishly furnished State Rooms and look out for some of the Royal Collections’ greatest treasures. The summer opening of Buckingham Palace is extremely popular, so booking tickets in advance is recommended.
West End Kids Week
Keep the kids busy on your London summer holiday with free tickets to West End shows. Kids week is an annual event – lasting for the month of August – giving 5to 16-year-olds free tickets to selected family-friendly West End shows, as long as they are accompanied by a full paying adult. This is a great way to introduce kids to the West End and help save you some money!
London this Summer with Avis Prestige
Our dedicated and professional team works hard to ensure your travel arrangements in and around London are as seamless as possible. With our complimentary London Heathrow ‘Meet & Greet’ service, we want to save you time and give you peace of mind that your car hire is waiting for you upon arrival. Discover our full range and book the perfect car online today!
Manchester City Guide with Avis Prestige
The dynamic, fun and culture-packed city of Manchester is an exciting must-see place to visit during your next trip to the UK! There is always something going on in Manchester, whether it’s an international festival, a sporting event or a world-famous artist performing in one of the many music venues. Even if you have visited Manchester several times, there is always something new to discover.
Conveniently located in both central Manchester and at Manchester International airport, hire your car with Avis Prestige and explore the contagious buzz of Manchester in a stylish, luxurious, high-performing SUV, saloon or sports car!
We have put together some of our favourite things to do and see in Manchester:
Manchester International Festival
Held biennially, the Manchester International Festival turns the city into a world stage for the arts and artists from a spectrum of performing arts, visual arts and popular culture. Manchester International Festival will return this summer for 18 extraordinary days in July of world premiere performances and special events in venues across Greater Manchester.
This trendy neighbourhood is buzzing with unique character and charm. Home to countless independent retail stores, record shops, coffee shops, cultural attractions, music venues, art installations, restaurants, and the world-famous indoor market - Afflecks Palace. Manchester’s Northern Quarter is the most popular place to go for a night out in Manchester with some of the best independent bars and restaurants in England. This electric, fun, unique, welcoming area of Manchester is a must-see!
Full of colour and flavour, Manchester’s Chinatown is the second largest in the UK and the third largest in Europe and is home to great shopping and amazing restaurants. No visit to Manchester’s Chinatown is complete without sitting down for an authentic Chinese meal. We are particularly fond of dim sum – bite-sized dumplings prepared in lots of ways. If you’re in Manchester in February, don’t miss the annual Chinese New Year festival, a highlight in the Manchester events calendar, it includes amazing food stalls and dancing Dragons in this famous parade!
National Football Museum
No visit to Manchester would be complete without visiting the world’s biggest and best football museum. Fun for the whole family, discover everything you might want to know about the game, stadiums, clubs, players and more! Soak up the pressure of Old Trafford and test your skills at everything from penalty kicks and clever tricks, to goalkeeping and commentating!
Manchester’s uniquely contemporary waterfront destination, Salford Quays is home to some of the most spectacular attractions and iconic buildings in the UK. Visit The Lowry which boasts three stunning theatres alongside galleries showcasing artists of local, national and international renown. Enjoy the waterfront with city centre cruises and ship canal cruises. At Helly Hansen Watersports Centre, find a range of family-friendly activities and courses suitable for all ages and abilities from dingy sailing and windsurfing, to power boating, canoeing and more!
Visit Manchester with Avis Prestige
Youthful, diverse, energetic and bustling with character are just some of the ways we describe Manchester. Manchester city-centre is jam-packed with unique and fun things to do, places to stay, restaurants to enjoy and nightlife to experience. Hire one of our luxury SUVs, sports cars or saloons with Avis Prestige from either Manchester airport or our location in Manchester city-centre and explore Greater Manchester today!
Welcome the New Jaguar F-Pace SVR
The Jaguar F-Pace SVR combines exhilarating performance, exceptional luxury and cutting-edge technology and is now available to hire in the UK from Avis Prestige.
From the distinctive head-turning styling to the powerful 5.0-litre Supercharged V8 engine, the Jaguar F-Pace SVR is a performance SUV with the DNA of a sports car. From country roads to busy London streets, the Jaguar F-Pace SVR comes alive with a race-car inspired soundtrack for a deep, dramatic sound.
The Jaguar F-Pace SVR’s state of the art technology keeps driver and passengers comfortable on their journey in the spacious interior. Enjoy features such as, a rear camera, 360 parking aid, lane keep assist, heated SVR leather steering wheel, heated and cooled front seats, heated rear seats, Wi-Fi-hotspot, Bluetooth connectivity, Apple Car Play, Android Auto and more!
Experience the impressive Jaguar F-Pace SVR and hire with Avis Prestige. Available to rent at all major UK airports with our first-class airport Meet and Greet services, hire the Jaguar F-Pace SVR and experience the thrill for yourself today!
Adventure Travel Holidays this Spring
With busy and hectic schedules, many of us forget to take the time to enjoy the outdoors and be a bit adventurous. The warmer weather and long bank holiday weekends in spring make this an excellent time of year to disconnect from your to-do list, get the family and get outside and active!
Whether you’re a UK native who is looking for some adventure over these bank holiday weekends, or a visitor looking to explore, we have compiled some of our favourite outdoor, activities all within a comfortable drive from one of our many car hire pick up and drop off locations across the UK.
Scuba Diving Scapa Flow, Orkney Islands, Scotland
Take a leisurely ferry trip from Aberdeen or enjoy a Scottish highland road trip and take the short ferry ride from John O’Groats to the Orkney Islands and visit Scapa Flow. A sheltered harbour used since Viking times, Scapa Flow has played an important role in travel, trade and war throughout the centuries.
Used as the main base of the British Grand Fleet in both World Wars, Scapa Flow is especially popular because of the wreckage of seven remaining ships of the Imperial German Navy’s High Seas Fleet. Although other waters may offer warmer water and better visibility, there are few other places in the world with such a selection of large, historic wrecks lying in shallow water and within close proximity.
Via Ferrata, Lake District, Cumbria
An easy few hours drive from our Manchester locations, you will find Honister Slate Mine. England’s first ever Via Ferrata - a series of steel ladders, rungs and bridges that originated in the Alps - following a Victorian miner’s footpath along the cliffs to the summit of Fleetwith Pike, at 2,126ft. If you’re a true thrill seeker, try Infinity Bridge, the longest bridge of its type in Britain. Step across a gorge, 2,000 feet above the valley floor, and take in the breathtaking industrial landscape steeped in centuries of slate mining history. If the weather is wet, head deep underground and explore the tunnels and caverns to learn what daily life was like for the miners.
An exciting new way of exploring, coasteering adventures are available from the Highlands to Jersey. Pioneered in the UK, coasteering is a blend of rock-hopping, shore-scrambling, swell-riding, cave-exploring and cliff-jumping for the ultimate aquatic adventure this spring! However, this is not an activity we recommended doing alone, so why not bring all you’re your friend along? Better yet, engage an experienced and qualified guide, pick up the required safety elements, like a hard hat and buoyancy aid, and start safely exploring caves, scrambling around cliffs and jumping into beautiful waters!
The nearest venue for coasteering from our London location is Dancing Ledge on the Jurassic Coast in Dorset. An incredible natural playground, coasteering along the Jurassic Coast features swimming through caves and exploring with hidden beaches; this is one awesome, thrilling adventure!
Hiking, Yorkshire Dales, Yorkshire
Less than a two-hour drive from Manchester, the Yorkshire Dales is perfect hiking territory, suitable for all ages and offers some of the UK’s best walking trails. Hire an SUV from our range of top-notch, high-powered and comfortable SUV range from our Manchester location, pack in the friends and family and head out to the beautiful Yorkshire Dale National Park. Enjoy thousands of square miles of moors, valleys, hills and villages. With so many routes to choose from it’s hard to pick just one. However, a walk through Langstrothdale is an easy, 2-mile, child-friendly circular route full of limestone pavement, glaciated valleys and flower-rich hay meadows.
White Water Rafting, across the UK
While flying to exotic locations for white water rafting holidays is definitely a blast, there are so many great rivers and white-water centres in the UK that shouldn’t be missed! UK white water rafting has everything from Olympic-level white water parks, dam fed waterways and wild, natural river rapids where you can enjoy the stunning scenery. One of the most famous venues, Lee Valley, was built for the 2012 London Olympics. Sitting just outside London, in Waltham Cross, Hertfordshire, this centre offers a 300-metre course with plenty of cool features and is an easy day trip for your next visit to London.
Get outside and enjoy an adventure holiday with Avis Prestige...
We believe the UK is a top holiday destination, full of vibrant cities, beautiful landscapes, and quirky villages that aren’t to be missed! Wherever you’re starting your journey in England and Scotland, we have a location or delivery service for your area. Discover our bespoke delivery service and get your dream car delivered straight to your door!
Two New Eco-Friendly Cars Added to Our Line Up
Avis Prestige are excited to announce that we have added to our premium range of hybrid and electric vehicles to hire in the UK, with the release of two new eco-friendly premium cars for hire - the fully electric Jaguar I-Pace 400PS SE and the Volvo XC60 T8 R-Design AWD!
Thinking about hiring an eco-friendly car for your next business or personal trip to the UK? Discover the top 3 advantages of electric and hybrid car rentals.
Jaguar I-Pace 400PS SE
Winner of the European Car of the Year in 2019, this Instagram-worthy fully-electric SUV combines exceptional design, with high performance and amazing technology, giving you everything you expect as standard with Jaguar and more!
Some of our favourite features include:
- Size - compact footprint on the outside, but a surprising amount of space inside! You can comfortably fit five adults, plus shopping bags, golf clubs, or whatever else you need
- Charging capabilities – can achieve a range of up to 168 miles, per hour of charge (50kW DC rapid chargers can be found at most public charging stations).
- Advanced safety features – adaptive speed limiter, lane keep assist, rear camera park assist and much more.
Volvo XC60 T8 R-Design AWD
Combining petrol and electric motors, the Volvo XC60 T8 will exceed all of your expectations. From advanced safety features and a premium cabin, the XC60 is an exciting and adaptive drive.
Some of our favourite features include:
- Interior – elegantly designed, light interior space which creates a feeling of calm, for a safe and distraction-free drive.
- Easy to use technology – sometimes new cars feel more like an advanced spacecraft with all the nobs and buttons. However, not the Volvo XC60 as its sleek design is combined with ease of use, making interacting with the XC60 feel like second nature.
- Performance – the plug-in hybrid powertrain provides a truly responsive performance with strong, smooth acceleration and seamless, fuel-efficient driving experience.
Avis Prestige have listened to the rise in demand for more eco-friendly cars from our customers. We offer only the highest quality, premium luxury vehicles for hire on the market. We don’t believe you need to compromise style and comfort for more eco-friendly driving. Experience our electric and hybrid car hire range today.
Enjoy a Golf Break in Scotland
For any serious player, experiencing golf holidays in Scotland is on their bucket list. As the birthplace of the game and home to some of the most spectacular courses in the world, there’s little doubt why golfers from around the world flock to Scotland each year for a golfing holiday.
Enjoy the freedom of your Scottish golfing trip and hire a car with Avis Prestige. Our car rental locations are conveniently located around Scotland, including Glasgow, Edinburgh, Inverness and Aberdeen.
Top 5 reasons to visit Scotland for your next golfing holiday:
1. Play the oldest golf course in the world
Known as the Musselburgh Old Links, this historic nine-hole course is recognised by Guinness World Records as the world’s oldest surviving golf course. Documented evidence proves that golf was played here as early as 1672, although it’s been reputed that Mary, Queen of Scots played here in 1567. For a unique golfing experience, you can hire hickory golf clubs and play the game as if you went back in time.
2. The views
Scottish residents and visitors alike are dazzled by the beautiful scenery all around. Enjoy a round (or two!) of golf with stellar sea views, rolling hills, snow-capped mountains, lochs, forests and more.
3. After dinner golf
One of the greatest lures to Scottish golf is the abundance of daylight hours in the summer. At the height of summer, it can remain light up until 11:30 pm – giving you plenty of time to get a round in after work or dinner.
4. Perfect for touring
With over 550 courses within a relatively small area, it is understandable why players come from all around the world to play golf in Scotland. You can easily travel around Scotland, enjoying multiple courses in one trip. The convenience of renting a car in Scotland, will allow for you to enjoy the freedom and flexibility of visiting as many courses as you desire!
5. The “home of golf” – St. Andrews
This historic seaside and university town north of Edinburgh on Fife’s east coast is home to seven golf courses with the Old Course at St. Andrews at its heart. Playing the Old Course is an ultimate bucket-list item for most golfers. It’s hard to argue against the fact that this is the most iconic golf course in the world and one that all golf enthusiasts should experience. Pick up your premium rental car from our central Edinburgh location or Edinburgh airport and be at the “home of golf” in less than two hours!
Enjoy a Scottish Break with Avis Prestige
Notorious for a welcoming atmosphere, friendly people, amazing scenery and top-notch golf courses, we are sure choosing Scotland for your next golf vacation will not disappoint even the most seasoned golfers. Hiring a car with Avis Prestige will allow you to have the freedom to visit many courses over your visit, giving you the best experience from the Lowlands to the Highlands. Get in contact with our friendly and professional team and let us know how we can help you experience Scotland today.
Scotland Travel Guide with Avis Prestige
Scotland has incredible sights to see, events to get involved in, fascinating attractions and legendary hospitality, making it an ideal destination to visit all year-round. Avis Prestige have put together a quick guide of the top cities to visit in Scotland on your next vacation.
We provide a luxury car hire experiences in Scotland from Glasgow, Edinburgh, Aberdeen and Inverness, as well as a personal Meet & Greet service at Dundee, Wick and Prestwick. Discover our full range of premium car rentals in Scotland today.
There are plenty of reasons to visit one of the world’s most popular cities. From festivals, such as the Fringe, to beautiful hotels, amazing food, history and art, this city really has it all. One of the UK’s most iconic attractions is Edinburgh Castle and we agree, it’s worthy of the attention! The National Museum of Scotland, the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art and the Royal Botanic Gardens are among our top spots to visit. Hire a car at Edinburgh airport and start exploring this amazing city.
Located on the River Clyde, Glasgow has been transformed from a bustling industrial city to the country’s cultural capital, with excellent museums, galleries, concert venues and festivals. The most historically significant building is the 12th century Glasgow Cathedral. From here venture to the heart of the historic Victorian city centre and enjoy time at George Square. This part of the city’s trendy Merchant City district offers unique cafes, restaurants and designer boutiques. As Glasgow is so centrally located in Scotland there are plenty of historic attractions, castles, lochs and more to visit only a short car trip away. Less than an hour drive away from Glasgow city centre you can enjoy the charming coastal town of Troon for a day out at the beach!
Situated in the Scottish Highlands, Inverness is surrounded by breathtaking beauty and rich history, making it the ideal place to start off on our recommended Scottish Highland road trip. Inverness is the perfect place to uncover one of Scotland’s most tumultuous periods of history – the Jacobite Risings. See where the last battle on British soil played out at Culloden, or visit Fort George - an impressive 18th-century military garrison.
With so much to see and do across Aberdeenshire, hiring a car is a great way to make the most of your trip. Drive around the coastline, and stop to visit historic fishing villages, white sandy beaches and even watch for dolphins! Take advantage of the great sand dunes and enjoy a game of golf at some of the world’s most challenging courses. The panoramic views can take a golfer’s breath away. Hire one of our premium luxury SUVs for your Scottish golfing vacation with enough space to fit your clubs, luggage, friends and family.
Explore Scotland with Avis Prestige
Want more time to explore Scotland? Think about a Scottish road trip with Avis Prestige car rental! We have planned a spectacular circular route around Scotland which takes you past gorgeous coastlines, through welcoming villages, and along the magical rolling countryside! Discover our Scottish road trip route and see more of Scotland. Contact our dedicated and professional car hire reservation team to book your next car rental or get an instant online quote today.
Best Day Trips from London
London is a beautiful, vibrant and fun city to visit and explore. If you’re planning a visit to London for a holiday, why not add a short trip outside of the bustling city and explore other UK cities, villages, castles and famous landmarks?
Avis Prestige has put together a selection of the best day trips from London. Indulge in the complimentary Meet & Greet service at London Heathrow airport, or allow us to deliver your rental car directly to your hotel, work or home.
No trip to the UK is complete without a visit to at least one castle and we think the Queen’s official place of residence, Windsor Castle, is one not to miss! Only an hour outside of London, there is plenty for history lovers and royal enthusiasts to discover at the largest and oldest occupied castle in the world. Whilst Windsor Castle is the most obvious reason to visit this medieval town, don’t miss out on taking time to appreciate Windsor Great Park. Covering an impressive 4,800 acres and home to 500 free-roaming red deer, Windsor Great Park is ideal for the avid photographer and nature enthusiast!
Home to one of the world’s most elite academic institution, Oxford is well-known all over the world for its beautiful architecture, dynamic art scene and amazing pubs and restaurants - this is truly a wonderful city to explore. Less than two hours from London, we promise this day trip will have something for the whole family to enjoy. Several scenes from the Harry Potter franchise were filmed here. Can you find all seven major Harry Potter filming locations in Oxford?
Travel back through time and arrive deep in Shakespeare country, where the world’s most famous writer and dramatist was born and raised. Catch a show by the eminent Royal Shakespeare Company or visit one of the many well-preserved buildings where you can learn the story of the Bard’s life and works. There is plenty of non-Shakespearean entertainment to enjoy in and around the historic market town. Stratford is home to the UK’s largest tropical butterfly farm. Have a wander through exotic plants, flowing waterfalls and watch hundreds of free-flying butterflies flutter around you.
If you like historical architecture, then Winchester is the perfect day trip for you. Just an hour and a half cruise outside London, this former capital is one of Britain’s greatest cathedral cities. The (mostly) pedestrian high street is charming with small alleyways and squares running off it. Take your time to explore some of the great independent shops along the way and allow your imagination to run wild as you follow poet John Keates’ Ode to Autumn walking route. Winchester city is full of ancient treasures and stories waiting to be found!
Less than fifty miles from London, this character-filled pebbled seaside town makes a perfect day out. In Brighton, you will find loads of unique boutiques, cafés and vintage shops housed in pretty sixteenth-century buildings. Don’t miss the Royal Pavilion, an ornate, Grade 1-listed structure and once a holiday home for George, Prince of Wales (later George IV). Walk along Brighton Palace Pier and join in the fun with the arcade games, fairground rides and chippy vans.
Explore the UK with Avis Prestige…
Hire one of our top of the range sports cars, SUVs or estates and explore the beautiful cities, charming villages and historical landmarks all around the UK. Hire your car with Avis Prestige today and ask us about help with pre-programmed navigation systems and trip-planning assistance to make your holiday hassle-free. If you would like to know more about Avis Prestige or any of our luxury rental fleet, please send us an enquiry here, or call our team on +44 (0) 20 7591 0444.
Electric and Hybrid Rental with Avis Prestige
Answering to a more eco-friendly demand, Avis Prestige has developed our electric and hybrid rental range. We don’t think you should have to choose between luxury car travel and being green. Rather, we have handpicked a selection of top of the range, fully kitted, elegantly designed, premium models for hire at all of our locations throughout the UK.
The rising awareness of greenhouse gas emissions and government regulations, along with an overall movement towards sustainable consumer behaviour has pushed car manufacturers to develop beautifully crafted, high performing and fun to drive electric, hybrids and petrol plug-in hybrids (PHEV). However, hear the terms hybrid, plug-in hybrid or electric car and you probably instantly think of a Toyota Prius. We are happy to say there are many more options to choose from and our hybrid and electric luxury are top of the range, beautifully crafted, high-performing, comfortable vehicles and available to hire in the UK.
Ideal for everything from family road trips and city driving, to mini-breaks or business travel, you won’t be disappointed when you choose to hire one of our premium cars or SUVs with Avis Prestige
Advantages of electric and hybrid car rental
We have only selected top of the line green cars that we feel deliver on performance and handling for the enjoyment of our customers. Our electric and hybrid models are powerful and better to drive, delivering on both performance and economy. Petrol Plug-In-Hybrid (PHEV) offer the best of both as you have the combination of fuel efficiency and lower CO2 emissions with the power of a traditional engine. The Mercedes GLE 500e AMG has the power of a 3-litre V6 engine producing 328bhp assisted by a 114bhp electric motor.
- Premium Interior:
Experience true luxury driving in any of our electric and hybrid rentals. With leather and wood trimmed interiors, comfortable seats, user-friendly displays, the interiors of this range have an ambiance geared towards luxury in every way. If space is a necessity, hire the Volvo XC90 T8. This seven-seat plug-in hybrid SUV is a top safety pick.
Expect tech that will make your journey easier, more comfortable and safer. Interactive displays integrate with the intelligent hybrid systems, showing you real-time data on the efficiency of your driving. For a fully equipped ride, hire the Range Rover Autobiography PHEV. From the front centre console cooler compartment to the 24-way heated and cooling front seats, you will be driving in absolute comfort!
Hire an electric or hybrid luxury car with Avis Prestige
Our dedicated and professional team are here to help you choose the right make or model for your next family holiday, business trip or special event. We offer personalised, first-class customer service alongside an impressive range of premium cars and SUVs for hire across the UK. Get in touch with us today on (0) 20 7591 0444 or get a quote here
Avis Prestige Welcome the New Range Rover Sport SVR
For nearly 50 years, Range Rover has defined luxury SUVs, breaking barriers and setting the standard for prestige road travel. Their legacy of creating elegantly refined and superbly engineered SUVs has continued with the breathtaking Range Rover Sport SVR.
Avis Prestige is pleased to bring you this high performing, exceptional SUV for hire today. The SVR’s exceptional comfort and dynamic performance exemplifies the commitment to first-class standards one comes to expect from Range Rover.
The interior is full of signature SVR features, including the SVR bonnet and body kit, SVR performance heated seats Oxford leather seats with 16-way adjustment, 21-inch alloy wheels, heated leather steering wheel, Meridian sound system and bonus safety and assistance tech as standard.
The V8 Supercharged engine produces a whopping 575bhp and is the fastest Land Rover yet! In Dynamic mode, it feels and indeed sounds, like the high-performing machine it is with its active exhaust system and SVR exclusive integrated quad tailpipes. Whilst comfort mode encourages laid-back relaxing driving. This is one luxury SUV perfect for both city and country driving.
This phenomenal 4x4 SUV is available to hire from London, Heathrow, Birmingham, Manchester and all Scotland locations. To hire this luxury SUV simply call our dedicated reservation team +44 (0) 20 7591 0444 or fill out an enquiry form.
Experience Winter Holidays in the UK
When thinking of a winter escape, many think of the snow covered mountains of Austria or Switzerland. However, there is plenty of fun to be had in the great British outdoors right now! Don’t let cold weather, rain or even snow stop you from visiting and exploring the UK this winter.
We have put together our top UK winter destinations to inspire you to get out and discover this beautiful time of year. If you are planning your winter holiday to the UK, discover our complete range of vehicles here and book today!
London in winter is a particularly good time to visit as you can enjoy all the city has to offer whilst beating the summer and Christmas crowds. Hire one of our luxury sports cars or hybrids from Heathrow or our central London location for easy and fun city driving!
Chinese New Year in early February promises to be a treat as London’s Chinese New Year is the largest outside of Asia! There is usually a huge street parade full of drum performances, lion and dragon dances and lots of street food stalls to whet your appetite. To get the perfect insta worthy photo, visit Coppa with their bubble-shaped “igloos” on the riverbanks. With views of Tower Bridge, it’s the perfect way to stay warm and enjoy afternoon tea! For the animal lovers, stop in for some coffee and cake and warm up at Lady Dinah’s Cat Emporium in Shoreditch, named after Alice in Wonderland’s pet cat.
Devon is home to some of this country’s best walking and driving routes, activities you can enjoy all year round. Explore Devon’s beautiful beaches, pretty woodlands and charming towns and villages made even more magical under a blanket of glistening frost. Explore 21 Mile Drive, a route through Exmoor National Park. This splendid drive along the Exmoor coastline takes to hidden harbours, through its winding roads and deep valleys.
When it’s time to stretch your legs, visit Little Dartmouth, a beautiful coastal walk with amazing views out over the sea as well as Dartmouth and Kingswear castles. Even in winter, the UK coast is a spectacular site!
2. Lake District
For the lake lovers amongst us, the Lake District is a treasure trove of outdoor activity in winter. Rent one of our luxury 4x4/SUVs from Manchester and in less than 2 hours you will be surrounded by picturesque mountains, lakes, valleys and woodlands. It is an idyllic winter escape, full of winter walking, cycling, family activities and more. Get outside and hike the snowy fells, take the kids (and adults!) sledging and after all the fun outside, warm up and play some games by a log fire in a cosy pub. For when you want a break from the winter weather, visit the Lakeland Motor Museum in Backbarrow. This museum has the largest collection of motoring memorabilia in the country!
The whole of Scotland comes alive in the winter through its beautiful remote snow-capped mountains and a chance to see the Northern Lights. Winter in Scotland is particularly magical as the stunning landscapes and cosy cottages seem to banish the winter blues away. Winter wildlife is also out in abundance. Try and find Scotland’s Big Five – a red squirrel, red deer, golden eagle, otter and harbour seal, as all are active in the winter months.
Visit one of Scotland’s five ski resorts with your friends and family. Or, plan your trip around visiting fairy tale castles made even more romantic in a snowy setting. One of our particular favourites is Dunrobin Castle, located a little over an hour from our pick up and drop off location, Inverness airport. For more Scottish holiday inspiration, discover our route for the ultimate Scottish road trip here.
Hire a car in London and in less than 3 hours you can be enjoying the city’s Thermae Bath Spa, bathing in the UK’s only naturally warm and mineral-rich water. On a crisp winters day, relaxing in the water whilst soaking up the views of the famous honey-coloured stone buildings, lit by the winter sun, is a perfect way to spend the day. No visit to Bath is complete without tasting a delicious Bath Bun with origins of the sweet or savoury delicious delight dating back to the 18th century - one of Jane Austen’s favourite treats!
Hire a car with Avis Prestige and enjoy these top 5 UK winter destinations today. We deliver exceptional service and provide an impressive range of luxury vehicles for hire. Hire your car with Avis Prestige today and ask us about help with pre-programmed navigation systems and trip-planning assistance. If you would like to know more about Avis Prestige or any of our luxury rental fleet, please send us an enquiry here, or call our team on +44 (0) 20 7591 0444.
Top Picks for Business Travel Car Hire from Avis Prestige
The executive class of cars needs to be comfortable, refined, whilst providing reliable performance. Often the top choice for business travel, our executive cars are practical and economical, making them an ideal choice for long distances on motorways. Moreover, their style and sophistication are sure to impress any potential clients.
Avis Prestige has put together the top five picks of executive cars offering first-class business travel from London, Manchester, Birmingham, Edinburgh and more!
Mercedes S Class LWB
The Mercedes S Class LWB is one of the most impressive executive cars available to hire on the market. Setting the standard for luxury travel, the S Class remains our favourite for luxury executive travel. The interior layout has the impressive Mercedes infotainment system with two huge instrument and display screens set in beautifully worked leather, wood and metal trim. In addition, the rear entertainment is comprehensive and legroom is vast giving both driver and passengers complete comfort.
Mercedes E350e PHEV AMG
For years, diesel engines have dominated the executive saloon class providing fuel efficiency. However, there is a new breed of executive cars entering the market: the plug-in hybrid. Forget what you may think about the more traditional plug-in hybrids and let the Mercedes E350e PHEV AMG transform your opinion. The Mercedes E350e has a four-cylinder 2.0 litre petrol engine. Add to this a conventional hybrid system of an electric motor, plus lithium-ion batteries that store the power generated from braking. Combine this impressive technology with the sporty AMG styling, what more could you wish for!
Jaguar XF 3.0 V6
Jaguar is known as a world-class executive car manufacture and the Jaguar XF 3.0 V6 will not disappoint. The luxurious interior provides ample space for both driver and passengers, whilst the exterior has been redesigned to improve style and suppress road noise.
The eight-speed automatic gearbox is smoother, faster and easier to drive than ever before. The silky smooth V6 turbodiesel engine produces 296bhp, making it a joy to drive on and off the motorway. The aluminium frame makes the Jaguar XF one of the lightest cars in its class, helping to contribute towards improved fuel economy and reduced CO2 emissions.
Mercedes CLS 350d 4MATIC AMG
One of the newer additions to our extensive range of Mercedes for hire, the Mercedes CLS 350d 4MATIC AMG is high-performing, stocked full of dynamic technology. The luxurious interior and exterior has a sporty yet refined feel, as the exclusive AMG trim encompasses only the highest quality materials and finishes. From the finest leather upholstery to the dynamic AMG body styling and AMG alloy wheels, this is an impressive executive car for hire.
For the tech-savvy, the Mercedes CLS 350d 4MATIC AMG has a fantastic dual-screen 12.3-inch COMAND infotainment system with active park assist, MULTIBEAM Intelligent Light System headlamps and smartphone integration.
Jaguar XF S Sportbrake
This refined, well-built executive estate has plenty of style and refinement whilst being a practical luxury car. With its comfortable ride, quick responsiveness and excellent traction the Jaguar XF S Sportbrake is great for both driver and passenger. Rear passengers will enjoy the amount of headroom and legroom, as the Sportbrake is capable of seating adults over six feet comfortably. The electric tailgate and 550-litre boot makes accessing luggage in the back a breeze.
The Sport body kit includes a sport front bumper and boot mounted spoiler gives this Jag a sleek and sporty feel. On the inside, the Jaguar will not disappoint as the grained leather ‘S’ embossed sports seats and steering wheel are comfortable and luxurious. Jaguar’s InControl Touch Pro screen is responsive with clear menu graphics, making it easy to navigate.
Executive Car Business Travel with Avis Prestige…
Our range of executive cars combine all of the features one comes to expect as standard in a luxury executive class, whilst offering benefits such as improved fuel economy, spacious interiors, parking assist technology and more.
Avis Prestige provides long-term car rental to corporate and business services in London, Manchester, Birmingham and various Scotland locations with competitive rental rates. Discover more about long-term car hire. We also offer corporate and business rental services for a wide range of corporate clients. Learn more about our corporate and business car hire service. To inquire about any of our executive cars or services we offer, please contact our dedicated reservation team today.
Top Five Things to Do in London This Christmas
Regardless of whether you’re a first time visitor or a local, don’t miss out on the festive spirit in London this Christmas!
From our central London location in the heart of Kensington, Avis Prestige is surrounded by an array of festive attractions. We have compiled some of our favourite things to do in the city to fill your Christmas with festive spirit.
1. London Christmas Markets
Whether you’re looking for festive food and drinks, Christmas decorations, arts and crafts, or just to feel the joyful spirit, you can find all you need at one of London’s many Christmas markets. While it’s hard to choose just one Christmas market, we are particularly fond of Winter Wonderland, just a stone’s throw away from our location in Kensington. More than a traditional Christmas market, Winter Wonderland is packed full of fairground rides and stalls full of gifts, you might even catch a glimpse of Santa Clause at this family-friendly market.
2. Ice Skating
Enjoy ice skating in front of one of London’s most iconic and historic buildings, the Natural History Museum. This is a must-see attraction as you and your family can skate around the beautiful rink with twinkling fairy lights and a majestic Christmas tree in the backdrop. Treat yourself to a hot chocolate in the cosy museum Café Bar and enjoy music from emerging UK artists.
3. Christmas Gift Shopping
Of course, shopping is on our list, as visitors come from far and wide come to London to indulge in retail therapy. Head out early and beat the crowds to enjoy the festive Christmas decorations in and around Oxford Street, Regent Street and Bond Street. Whether you’re window shopping and taking in all the sights or picking up Christmas gifts, top department stores like Selfridges will amaze all of your senses.
4. Seasonal Concerts
From Christmas carols to choirs, London visitors can enjoy the sound of Christmas cheer throughout the city. The iconic Albert Hall and London Symphony Orchestra are our top spots, as attendees can listen and sing-along to their festive favourites.
5. Afternoon Tea
Enjoy carols, decorations and festive cheer during one of London’s top afternoon teas this Christmas. Step into Claridge’s to see their iconic Christmas tree before you enjoy your afternoon tea featuring the nostalgic flavours of Christmas, such as cinnamon, chestnuts and gingerbread. The Ritz London offers a traditional Afternoon Tea with a festive twist including The Ritz choir singing well-known carols.
Hire your dream car this Christmas with Avis Prestige…
Experience a first-class service when you hire your holiday car with Avis Prestige today. From our bespoke delivery service, including free delivery within Kensington and Chelsea, we go out of our way to ensure your experience is one-of-kind. Contact our dedicated reservation team today to discover how we can make your London visit magical this Christmas.
Black Friday Deals Begin Today!
Save up to 50% on our selection of handpicked luxury vehicles from Avis Prestige! Our Black Friday deals apply to all hires completed from now until December 17th.
Hire your dream car for a weekend break away or a longer trip and save! From sports cars to luxury 4x4 SUV’s, we have a deal for you. Our vehicles book fast, so avoid disappointment and reserve yours today.
Mercedes CLS 350d AMG
A new arrival to our fleet of first-class Mercedes, the Mercedes CLS 350d 4Matic AMG sets the standard for executive saloons. The CLS 350 AMG has remained at the top of the competition thanks to the mixture of its familiar sleek, sporty design and new striking details.
Mercedes V Class
Are you in need of a car with space for 8? Perhaps you are planning a golfing holiday with friends in idyllic Scotland? If so, look no further than our Mercedes V Class SE! This 8-seat Mercedes hire vehicle is stylish, comfortable and roomy.
Land Rover Discovery 5 HSE
The Land Rover Discovery is a fantastic all-rounder, with a roomy interior, exceptional safety features, and reliable performance. If you are in need of a high performing 4x4 SUV to hire, this is one of our top choices!
Mercedes S560 AMG Cabrolet
The luxurious Mercedes S560 Cabriolet is one of the most comfortable and elegant convertibles available. Combining luxury and performance, the muscular 4.7-litre bi-turbo 9-speed automatic V8 engine produces is a thrilling drive.
Mercedes E350e PHEV AMG
The Mercedes E350e AMG Line PHEV is powered by the combination of a turbocharged four-cylinder 2.0-litre petrol engine and a 6.4kWh battery. This is the ultimate in luxury and practicality, the perfect combination for executive travel.
Black Friday Deals at Avis Prestige…
Our vehicles go fast, so book today to avoid disappointment! Available for collection or delivery from a variety of our central city locations or choose our first-class ‘Meet & Greet’ service from all London Heathrow terminals. Contact our reservation team today!
Long Term Car Hire with Avis Prestige
Looking for prestige long term car hire? Avis Prestige provides a 28-day car hire to businesses of all types and sizes through our long-term car hire programme. With excellent rental rates, UK wide coverage and delivery and collection to your home or business address, why not hire with Avis Prestige today!
Why Avis Prestige?
Avis Prestige is the specialist for luxury vehicle hire in the UK. We are dedicated to achieving the highest levels of personalised customer service for our clients and we have crafted an exceptional fleet, encompassing only the finest luxury vehicles for hire.
We offer a wide range of prestige cars to hire including; Mercedes, Land Rover, Range Rover, Jaguar, Porsche, and Audi all chosen for their reputation and status.
Any place for any occasion
Whether it is for business or pleasure – our long-term car hire is the perfect solution. There are many reasons why you may require a vehicle for an extended period, and our team will be sure to work with you to find the perfect vehicle that will meet your requirements.
You can hire our cars at a range of locations:
- Central London>>
- London Heathrow airport>>
- Central Manchester>>
- Manchester airport>>
- Birmingham airport>>
- Central Edinburgh>>
- Edinburgh airport>>
- Glasgow airport>>
- Inverness airport>>
- Aberdeen airport>>
No Hidden Extras
With our honourable and transparent pricing policy, the price you see is the price you pay – no gimmicks or hidden extras and no hard sell when you collect your prestige car.
When you get a quote for any vehicle our price includes the following:
- Unlimited mileage OR a daily mileage allowance of 100 miles per day
- Fully Comprehensive Insurance
- Automatic transmission
- One additional driver
- 24hr roadside assistance
- VAT (Tax)
- No credit card charges
Avis prestige offers flexible terms to meet your company’s requirements and removes depreciating assets from your company’s balance sheet, with adaptable invoicing arrangements.
Enquire about long-term car hire:
If you would like to know more about the AVIS Prestige long term car hire please fill out an enquiry form or call us on 020 7591 0444. Our expert team can find the ideal vehicle hire and terms to suit you.
Five New Mercedes for Hire with Avis Prestige
Avis Prestige, the specialists for luxury vehicle hire in the UK, is pleased to introduce five new Mercedes-Benz cars for hire.
A name synonymous with both luxury and performance, Mercedes-Benz sets the standard for prestige cars. From perfectly designed interiors to high-performing engines with all the safety and technology features you deserve from a first-class car, these five new luxury vehicles for hire will certainly impress!
Adding to our extensive range of Mercedes for hire, we now offer the Mercedes S560 AMG Coupe, Mercedes S63 AMG Coupe, Mercedes CLS 350d AMG, Mercedes C300 AMG Coupe, Mercedes A200 AMG!
Mercedes E350e PHEV AMG
The Mercedes E350e AMG Line PHEV is powered by the combination of a turbocharged four-cylinder 2.0-litre petrol engine and a 6.4kWh battery It really is a car that's all about driving in comfort and style whilst being agile and incredibly stable.
Mercedes S63 AMG Coupe
As part of the S-Class range, the high-performing, ultra-luxurious Mercedes S63 AMG Coupe combines the status and prestige of an S-Class saloon, with the stunning style and sensational performance of a coupe.
Mercedes CLS 350d AMG
The Mercedes CLS sets the standard for four-door coupes. Whilst other manufacturers have tried, the third generation CLS 350d AMG remains at the top thanks to the blend of its familiar sleek, sporty design with new striking details.
Mercedes C300 AMG Line Coupe
The Mercedes C300 AMG Line Coupe is a natural progression of the Mercedes C-Class range with a refined look and better driving dynamics including lowered and stiffened AMG body for sharper handling.
Mercedes A200 AMG
Mercedes raises its game with the 4th generation Mercedes A200 AMG. This premium 5-door hatchback is a great drive, sporty and packed with technology.
Hire a Mercedes-Benz with Avis Prestige
All five of these elegant and thrilling Mercedes are available to hire from Heathrow, London, Birmingham, Manchester, Edinburgh, Inverness, and Aberdeen today. Contact our team for more information.
Autumn Car Hire Savings with Avis Prestige
Getting away this autumn? Don’t miss the opportunity to take advantage of the season and enjoy luxury car hire savings of up to 40% this autumn with Avis prestige.
After the busy summer holiday, autumn is the best time of year to get outside and enjoy a relaxing holiday or minibreak. Ideal for nature lovers, city explores and everyone in between, autumn in the UK has major perks. From fewer crowds and great savings to autumn cultural events and the breathtaking autumn landscape, take advantage of the season and enjoy luxury car hire savings.
Jaguar E-Pace R-Dynamic
The Jaguar E-Pace R-Dynamic benefits from a unique combination of sporty good looks and exceptional practicality, placing the emphasis on modern luxury. This compact premium SUV is ideal for weekend country getaways with plenty of space for five. Hire a Jaguar E-Pace R-Dynamic
Range Rover Velar
The Range Rover Velar 3.0 V6 D300 R-Dynamic HSE is a stylish, refined and impressive sporting SUV. With a roomy boot and the versatility of split-folding rear bench, this SUV works well for families. And whether you’re cruising through the city or navigating a tricky country lane, the performance and capability creates a truly enjoyable drive. Hire a Range Rover Velar
Jaguar F-Type R
The Jaguar F-Type R 5.0 Supercharged Coupe is undoubtedly one of the most desirable and dynamically impressive sports coupes on the market. With attention to detail, the Jaguar F-Type R delivers extraordinary performance and handling. Get out on the open road and enjoy! Hire a Jaguar F Type Supercharged Coupe
Why Choose Avis Prestige?
We are the leading specialists for luxury vehicle hire in the UK.
- No hidden extras
- First-class customer service
- Only top of the range vehicles for hire
- ‘Meet & Greet’ service from London Heathrow included
- Bespoke delivery and collection service from your home or business
Experience Luxury with Avis Prestige
Avis Prestige are the specialists for luxury vehicle hire in the UK. Taking pride in the services we offer, we guarantee your experience will be first class.
We are dedicated to achieving the highest levels of personalised customer service for our clients and we have crafted an exceptional fleet, encompassing only the finest luxury vehicles for hire.
Top three reasons to choose Avis Prestige:
1. The Avis Prestige Experience
The Avis Prestige Experience means first class service from start to finish. Avis Prestige’s dedicated team works hard to ensure we not only meet your requirements but exceed your expectations.
Our staff are selected and trained to provide you with a professional and personalised service from your first interaction with us through to when we collect the car. We pride ourselves on delivering prestige luxury car hire services that will impress.
2. Bespoke Vehicle Delivery and Collection Services
We offer a variety of flexible and bespoke vehicle delivery and collection services to meet our clients’ needs. We can arrange to drop-off your luxury car hire at your hotel, apartment or business, delivering the vehicle at the most convenient time for you.
Experience our "Meet & Greet" service available at all UK airports. Step straight from the terminal to your luxury car with our first class plane to car service. Our professional driver will meet you at the arrivals hall, assist you with your luggage, help you complete your paperwork and escort you to your car. This stress-free and convenient service sets us apart from any other car hire and allows you to start your holiday or business trip in style.
3. Top Brands
Fundamental to the Avis Prestige Experience is our dedication to choosing the most exhilarating, stylish and high performing vehicles available anywhere in the world. Our comprehensive fleet features only the most famous motoring brands including; Range Rover, Land Rover, Jaguar, Mercedes Benz, Audi and Porsche. All of these luxury vehicles are particularly chosen for their reputation, style and performance.
Choose Avis Prestige today…
Our experienced team are on hand to answer any questions about our large range of luxury vehicles for hire and our standard premium services. If you would enjoy the experience of travelling in ultimate luxury and style, fill out an enquiry form or call us at +44 (0) 20 7591 0444 today.
Explore the Autumn Landscape in the UK
Without a doubt, autumn is one of the most magical times of year to visit the UK. Forests and woodlands come alive with rich tones of reds, golds and russets, providing sweeping vistas and breathtaking views.
With fewer crowds, mild weather and stunning foliage, autumn is the best season to travel.
Get outside of the busy city and experience autumn this year in your prestige hire car. Our range of prestige cars are chosen for their reputation and status and regardless of the vehicle you choose, you will be rewarded with comfort, style and performance. Hire a luxury car from any major UK airport or city and set out to explore the changing landscape today!
Here are our top five places to visit to see the beautiful foliage this autumn:
1. Perthshire – Scotland
The perfect day trip from Edinburgh at just a little over an hour’s drive away, Perthshire Scotland is also known as Big Tree Country. With over 200,000 acres of woodlands to explore and more champion trees than anywhere else in the UK, Perthshire lives up to its name. Autumn is a spectacular time to visit as you will be rewarded with dramatic panoramic views of woodlands, forests and waterfalls. Visit Kinnoull Hill Woodland Park, woodlands offering beautiful nature trails and a 19th-century cliffside tower to take in the view. Enjoy a stroll around giant redwoods and Noble Firs, a tranquil haven for both people and wildlife.
2. Thretford Forest, Norfolk
Two hours outside of London, explore Thretford Forest and the East Anglian region. This man-made forest, created in the aftermath of World War I to provide a reserve of timber, straddles the border between Norfolk and Suffolk and is the largest lowland pine forest, covering 500,000 acres. Its abundance of pines, heathland and broadleaves provide an ideal setting for a day with plenty of hiking and walking routes for everyone to enjoy.
3. Richmond Park, London
Providing respite for busy Londoners and tourists alike, Richmond Park is three times the size of New York’s Central Park. During autumn, the leaves of the park’s ancient oaks are tinged a deep glowing orange. Not to be missed are the residents of Richmond Park, over 600 red and fallow deer that roam free. Explore the park during the early morning hours and enjoy a peaceful walk in the heart of the city.
4. Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire
One of the few ancient forests left in the UK, the Forest of Dean comes alive in the autumn with its patchwork of oak, beech, sweet chestnut and larch trees. Hire a car at Birmingham airport and be in the beautiful forest in less than two hours. The autumnal colours make this one of the most popular outdoor destinations to visit in the UK! The roads throughout the forest are easily navigable by car or step outside and explore the miles of tracks and footpaths, gathering chestnuts whilst walking.
5. New Forest National Park, Hampshire
Created as a hunting ground for William the Conqueror in 1079, the New Forest is ablaze with colour in autumn. Full of birch, beech and oak trees, some up to 800 years old, the New Forest attracts visitors from around the world. Look out for New Forest pigs, as during the autumn months, it’s not uncommon to see them roaming the forest floor eating fallen acorns, chestnuts and fruit in an age-old tradition known as Pannage. Only two hours outside of London, it’s a great place to spend the day on a sunny autumn day, visit the many picturesque villages for lunch
Explore the UK with Avis Prestige…
Autumn is a spectacular season to explore the UK along scenic roads, through picturesque villages and into enchanted forests. With fewer crowds, lower prices and mild weather, it is the ideal time to hire a luxury car and travel. Hire your rental car directly from our site, call or send an enquiry and our dedicated, friendly team will be happy to assist you to find the perfect vehicle for your next visit to the UK.
Enjoy a Scottish Road Trip with Avis Prestige
Scotland attracts visitors from around the world who come to enjoy its stunning landscapes and charming villages.
At Avis Prestige, we believe the best way to see the remarkable scenery is with a Scottish road trip in one of our luxury vehicles which combine comfort and performance! We have planned a spectacular circular route around Scotland which will take you past gorgeous coastlines, through welcoming villages, along the magical rolling countryside and more!
During your Scottish road trip, take the time to get out of the car and explore. There are many different places and sights that you can stop to admire, depending on your tastes. We particularly enjoy the turquoise beaches, delicious fresh fish, friendly locals and fun outdoor activities!
Begin your journey in Inverness, and pick up a stunning luxurious hire vehicle for your Scotland road trip using our personal "Meet & Greet" service at Inverness Airport. Then head to Inverness Castle, a perfect place to begin your route, as the castle is perched on a hill overlooking stunning views of the Highlands.
From Inverness, follow the main road and drive north along the coastal edges of the North Highlands, taking in the villages and towns of places like John O’Groats and the nearby Castle and Garden of Mey. Head west on the A836 towards Durness. One of our favourite places to visit is Smoo Cave. Located not far from Durness town, the stunning limestone sea cave, with one of the largest entrances to any sea cave in Britain - truly spectacular. Or visit Sango Bay, near Durness, for white sand dunes and turquoise waters surrounded by rolling green hills.
From Durness, take the A838 and head towards Ullapool, a picturesque fishing town and voted one of the UK’s top 10 outdoor destinations by Outdoor Fitness magazine. Visit the Inverpolly National Nature Reserve home to wildcats, golden eagles and more.
There are so many possible sites to visit and things to see. But, we don’t want to give everything away! One of the best parts about a Scottish road trip is discovering quaint hidden away villages and remote glens and mysterious lochs. Your Scottish road trip will be full of unforgettable fun and excitement.
For a one of a kind experience this summer, head up to Scotland in one of our luxurious vehicles for the road trip of a lifetime! Check out our 4x4 SUVs, integrating driving performance with unparalleled levels of refinement and comfort. Get in touch with Avis Prestige, to receive a quote today.
Our Top Five Picks for Luxury SUV Hire
Luxury SUVs integrate practicality and driving performance with unparalleled levels of refinement and comfort. Avis Prestige has compiled a list of the top 5 luxury 4x4 SUVs available for hire, to help you find the perfect SUV for your next family holiday, business trip, or important event.
1. Best All-Around Luxury- Range Rover Autobiography SDV8
The world’s first luxury SUV remains an impressive class act today. With a plush interior, impressive levels of equipment, sound-insulated cabin, off-road performance and supple suspension set-up, mean there are few more comfortable ways to tour the UK. The latest version of the iconic Range Rover has taken luxury and comfort to a new level with no detail forgotten.
High-end finishes don’t limit the Range Rover’s power and this SUV delivers! The powerful V8 4.4-litre diesel engine accelerates from 0-60mph is 6.5 seconds delivering 339bhp, whilst achieving 229g/km of C0₂. Intelligent 4WD helps maintain outstanding performance and prodigious off-roading competency.
The luxurious interior with its impeccable top-notch finishes and the impressive driving performance means this is at the top of our list. If you’re looking for all-around luxury hire car experience and a car that performs, there is no better choice.
2. Best for Getting Noticed - Mercedes-AMG G 63
The unmistakable character of the luxurious retro-styled Mercedes-AMG G 63 has been seen across the globe for decades from Hollywood to militaries. It’s timelessly modern design makes a statement wherever you are. Despite the rugged outward appearance, the newly designed sumptuous AMG interior in the finest nappa leather will surprise even the most discerning drivers.
The new AMG G 63 is shockingly fast, its twin-turbo 5.5-litre V8 petrol engine will spring from 0-63mph in just 5.4 seconds and churns out 577bhp, the same as a Merc AMG GT R!
This is a luxury SUV with stunning performance capabilities and feels ultra-durable and tough. Mix this with the exclusive AMG designed interior and expressive exterior, you don’t just get luxury, you get a hire car experience that you won’t forget.
3. Best for Practicality - Jaguar F-Pace S
Jaguar’s first attempt at an SUV is exceptional and provides drivers with remarkable refinement, design and handling. The F-Pace is a performance SUV with the DNA of a sports car. Its powerful looks make it distinctive on the road and its presence is not soon forgotten. Better yet, this is a surprisingly practical SUV with ample legroom and class-leading boot capacity making it a comfortable ride for the entire family.
The power of the Jaguar F PACE S comes from the 3.0-litre V6 Turbocharged Diesel that produces 296hp through an eight-speed, paddle-shifted automatic that achieves an impressive 0-60 mph in 5.8 seconds.
If you’re in need of practicality but want an SUV that’s fun to drive and great to look at, the Jaguar F-Pace S is perfect.
4. Best in Safety - Volvo XC90 T8 Inscription
It should come as no surprise that the safest SUV on the market comes from Volvo. Safety is at the heart of the XC90 design and it is packed full of safety features from its ultra-strength steel to its crash prevention system. These features won’t stop drivers from experiencing effortless performance in a relaxed and elegant design. Not only will you enjoy the drive, but you can relax knowing your family is safely looked after by technology designed to protect your precious cargo.
The Volvo XC90 T8 is the only seven-seat plug-in hybrid luxury SUV currently on UK roads. Don’t let the term hybrid throw you off, it provides a strong and responsive performance thanks to its state-of-the-art petrol and diesel engines. Hybrid mode by default, the T8 Twin Engine automatically chooses between the 320bhp 2.0-litre turbocharged petrol engine, an 87bhp electric motor, or a combination of both to give a total output of 276bhp and 0-62mph in 5.3 seconds. Making your ride as smooth and efficient as possible.
Family-friendly travel with the three-row seat design, elegant yet relaxed Scandinavian design with state of the art technology keeping you safe, what more can you ask for from a hire car
5. Best Compact SUV – Range Rover Evoque 4x4
This Range Rover is the smallest, most efficient, road-focused Range Rover yet and it’s right at the premium end of the compact 4x4 market. Don’t be fooled by the compact size, the premium interior has the signature Range Rover feel and is packed full of technology. And you will be impressed with the legroom and headspace for your passengers.
With a 4-cylinder 2.0 litre engine in 240bhp, it delivers a truly high-performance drive. The Evoque is powerful, efficient and economical.
The Range Rover Evoque is a true Range Rover in a compact contemporary design. It’s stylish, a great drive, and is everything you need it to be in both the city and country roads.
Any of these luxury SUVs are yours to experience in the UK with Avis Prestige and are available to hire from Heathrow, London, Birmingham, Manchester, Edinburgh, Aberdeen and Inverness. We pride ourselves on delivering the most professional and personal service. Get in touch with us for a quote to hire one of our luxury SUVs today!
Heathrow’s First Class Plane to Car Service
Don’t fancy queues or transfer buses to pick up your hire car? Start your holiday in style and comfort with Avis Prestige. Our first class “Meet & Greet” service is standard at London Heathrow and is included in your rental price at no extra cost.
How does Meet & Greet work?
- We will be at Heathrow arrivals terminal 30 minutes before your plane arrives
- As soon as your flight has landed, we will text you to confirm the meeting point
- We will assist with your luggage, complete your paperwork and escort you to your car
- Within minutes of your arrival you will be driving away in the luxury vehicle of your choice
With Avis Prestige, you can count on first class service as standard in everything we do. We value our clients and strive to make your experience as comfortable and convenient as possible. We offer an excellent range of luxury vehicles for hire that will make every occasion memorable. Whether you’re traveling for business or pleasure, we have a car for hire that will suit your needs.
Top 5 Scenic Drives in Britain
Whether you’re exploring Britain for business or pleasure, a road trip is the best way to see and enjoy all the beauty and charm Britain has to offer.
Offering a surprisingly varied number of terrains and landscapes, Britain is a great place for drivers. If you’re looking for picturesque coastal drives, stunning mountains, or charming historic villages, we have you covered with our top 5 picks!
1. Bath to Stratford-upon-Avon
Best for: History Lovers
Distance: 140 miles
Our Vehicle Pick: Mercedes E63 AMG 4Matic
One of the most picturesque and quintessentially British drives there is, start off in the historic town of Bath, a destination since Roman times. Retrace Jane Austen’s steps and drive along streets flanked by impressive Georgian homes. From Bath, take the A46 to the A433 towards the historic Cotswolds and enjoy the beautiful rolling country and timeless honey coloured stone villages. The perfect backdrop to a romantic drive.
Your scenic drive of the Cotswolds will take you to enchanting chocolate box English villages including, Cirencester, Nauton and Bilbury. All offering their own charm and history you can’t go wrong getting off the main road and exploring. Make a special visit to Burton-on-the-Water, known as the Little Venice of the Cotswolds, this romantic and charming village even offers the Cotswold Motoring Museum featuring an impressive vintage car collection. End your journey in Stratford-upon-Avon, a medieval market town famously known as the home of William Shakespeare.
2. Black Mountain Pass in the Brecon Beacons, Wales
Best for: Supercar Enthusiasts
Distance: 20 miles
Our Vehicle Pick: Jaguar F-Type R 5.0 Supercharged Coupe
Although the shortest route of the group, this scenic road is ideal for all motoring enthusiasts. It features many twists, dips and climbs as you drive around the Brecon Beacon mountains, giving you an exciting drive with truly stunning views. A supercar is the best way to experience this swooping mountain pass which is popular with bikers and motorists alike. But watch out for any wayward sheep!
Avid bird watchers will enjoy the area – especially around the rivers Wye and Usk, as you may be fortunate enough to catch a glimpse of various migrating birds during the summer months. Top it off with a stop at the Brecon Beacons National Park. We promise you will not be disappointed.
3. Glasgow to Skye, via Ben Nevis and Loch Ness
Best for: Grand tourers
Distance: 430 miles, plus a ferry
Our Vehicle Pick: Mercedes S500 AMG Coupe
Pick up your Mercedes S500 AMG Coupe in Glasgow and take the A82 route – famously known as the gateway to the Highlands – and pass through some of Scotland’s most famous and dramatic scenery of lochs, hills and villages. This is classic touring country. Visit the Trossachs National Park and Loch Lomond, the largest loch or lake in the whole of Britain. Make a short detour to the famous Loch Ness, a top holiday destination in Scotland. Head back to Fort William and stop by the Glenfinnan Viaduct located to the West, you may remember this as the bridge that carries the Hogwarts Express in Harry Potter. From here take the A830 to the port of Mallaig and catch a ferry to the Isle of Skye for an unforgettable tour of rugged landscapes, picturesque villages and medieval castles.
4. Padstow to Land's End, Cornwall
Best for: Beach lovers
Distance: 57 miles
Our Vehicle Pick: Mercedes E400 AMG Line 4Matic Cabriolet
If a coastal drive is what you are in the mood for this summer, this scenic route is a must-see. Choose a convertible/cabriolet for this drive to get the full sensory experience as you drive past the sun-drenched golden sand beaches.
Stop along the many coastal towns and villages along the way to take in the scenery and enjoy the amazing British summer weather and fresh seafood. Surfing enthusiasts and spectators alike will love the popular Fistral Beach, Newquay. Stretch your legs at Carnewas at Bedruthan coast walk, a specular stretch of North Cornwall coast offering views of the dramatic cliffs overlooking Bedruthan Steps. And onward to Land’s End, the place Cornish sailors once thought was the end of the world.
5. Keswick to Kendal, Lake District, Cumbria
Best for: Family Road Trip
Distance: 47 miles
Our Vehicle Pick: Range Rover Autobiography SDV8
The Lake District is filled with wonderful driving routes which between them visit all the main lakes, towns, villages and attractions the Lake District has to offer. We chose this route in particular for its spectacular natural beauty and attractions which will provide a fun trip for the entire family. The journey along the A591 can be done in a short amount of time, but we recommend parking the car and getting outside! Take a child and buggy-friendly walk from Elterwater to Skelwith Bridge in the Landgates where you will see waterfalls, woods and refreshments on both ends. Also try Scout Scar near Kendal where on a clear day you will have a view from the sea to the mountains.
Choose Avis Prestige Today...
Avis Prestige is here to help you find the right vehicle for any British road trip you choose. Our large range of luxury vehicles will please anyone, from luxury 4x4 SUVs to top of the range Executive cars and more, we carefully select our vehicles to include ride comfort, driving performance and style so your experience is always unforgettable.
A big welcome to our three new cabriolets!
As there really is nothing better than driving on long country roads, surrounded by stunning scenery with the top down, we’ve added three new options for you! Because we all secretly love the wind in our hair, right?
Driving around in a convertible can be a breathtaking experience and is a great way to really take everything in, whether you’re driving through the city or countryside! With our range of luxury cabriolet cars, you can arrange to rent one for as long as you would like. For a wedding, special occasion, holiday, or just because you feel like it, a stunning soft top is always the perfect choice.
We are extremely excited to announce three new vehicles within our range! On top of the fantastic collection of vehicles already in the cabriolet range, we now have the Mercedes S560 AMG Cabriolet, Mercedes E300 AMG and the Mercedes E400 AMG Line 4Matic!
Read on to discover more about each of these fantastic additions.
Mercedes S560 AMG Cabriolet
The luxurious Mercedes S560 AMG Line cabriolet is one of the most comfortable and elegant convertibles on UK roads and is yours to hire and experience with Avis Prestige. The Mercedes S-Class Cabriolet hire shares the same front end design as the Mercedes S-Class Coupe, with the same wonderfully finished cabin with extremely comfortable electronically adjustable and heated seats that are covered in Soft-touch leather. The fully electric fabric roof folds neatly away in just 20 seconds.
Mercedes E300 AMG Cabriolet
Combining four seat saloon car practicalities with the sporty feeling of a convertible, this Mercedes is great for those long awaited sunny days. Featuring the new AIRCAP system, a wind deflector that sits at the top of the windscreen to divert the airflow, your passengers will be left un-buffeted by the wind! And, with a hood that can be opened or closed in just 20 seconds, you can always be ready for the ever changing British weather.
Mercedes E400 AMG Line 4Matic
This impressive vehicle made its debut at the Geneva Motor Show last year. As well as the AIRCAP system, both of these vehicles also boast a modified AIRSCARF function, meaning that warm air can be directed around the vehicle to keep you warm on those colder day, even when you’ve got the top down. The spacious interior makes this a fabulous hire car choice for any requirements!
All 3 of these sporty and attractive Mercedes are available to hire today from Heathrow, London, Birmingham, Manchester and Edinburgh.
Top 5 Must-Do UK Car Shows & Events This Year!
Have you planned which car shows and events you’re going to this year? With such an exciting variety to choose from, we’re here to offer a helping hand with our top 5 picks…
The London Motor Show – 17th – 20th May
One of the UK’s largest motoring events of the year is back, bigger and better than ever! The expanded show will be held at ExCel London this spring and will feature over 200 new cars from luxury and prestige to more historic and classic vehicles.
A range of talks and demos will be available over the weekend, as well as the option to test drive some of the latest vehicles. With a wide range of food & drink, shopping and children’s activities, The London Motor Show is the perfect family day out!
Formula One British Grand Prix – 5th – 8th July
How about one of the world’s greatest sporting events? Then a trip to the British Grand Prix at Silverstone is definitely a must! For a truly remarkable weekend, the action packed schedule will include a variety of F1 cars from the 70s, 80s all the way through to 2018 – can you imagine!
Whether it’s your first time or you’re a well practiced Grand Prix goer, the experience is astounding and really is a one-of-a-kind weekend. Seeing some of the top cars and drivers racing on the modern and utterly sleek circuit at Silverstone, as well as the concerts and attractions, the weekend is non-stop intensity, glamour and excitement!
Will you witness Lewis Hamilton win a record-breaking sixth British Grand Prix? The chances are high...
Gravity Show – 15th July
Backed by Red Bull UK, this event was hugely successful in 2017 and looks to be even bigger this year. Held at Stoneleigh Park in Coventry, the one-day event will showcase over 500 show cars.
Get ready to view a range of different makes and models of modified cars and vehicles from all walks of life including drift cars, race cars, supercars, classics, bikes and everything in between. Along with amazing entertainment and demos, you’re sure to be in for a few surprises.
Goodwood Festival of Speed – 12th – 15th July
The theme this year will celebrate the events 25th anniversary: Festival of Speed – The Silver Jubilee. A fantastic celebration of motorsport and car culture, the event boasts cars from Edwardian classics right through to cutting edge supercars and F1 models.
A classic motor sports event, gathering the worlds rarest and most glamourous cars together at the Goodwood Motor Circuit. Be sure to check out the exhibition area too for plenty of motor sports related stands selling memorabilia, art, literature and much more.
Carfest North & South – North: 27th – 29th July | South: 24th – 26th August
For a unique and wonderful mixture of live music, cars and family fun, this event, launched by BBC Radio 2 presenter Chris Evans is a truly magical weekend for all!
Held in aid of the BBC’s Children in Need appeal, this event offers two locations – North in Cheshire and South in Hampshire. A great car show for enthusiasts with supercars, vintage vehicles, a hill climb track show and so much more - you can even expect music from the likes of Bananarama, Status Quo and The Feeling!
Drive to any of these fantastic events in style with Avis Prestige and join together with crowds of like-minded car enthusiasts at some of the year’s greatest car shows and events, there really is something for everyone!
Are you dreaming about your next trip?
We think it’s safe to say that we have endured winter for long enough, and although it might not feel like it, spring is (supposedly) now here! With that, we can only hope for longer, brighter days – or we can book a trip, get out and enjoy, come rain or shine!
Quite frankly, there is no better time to turn those daydreams of cruising along in a stunning and thrilling vehicle into reality. Whatever your plans may be, be sure to get in touch with Avis Prestige to ensure that luxury car you’ve always wished for is ready and waiting for you at your desired location.
Offering a completely hassle-free experience and an undeniably pristine car, the only tough part for you is choosing which luxury vehicle you will travel in and where you will go. Our sensational range of hire cars includes Land Rover, Jaguar, Mercedes, Porsche, Tesla and more!
Now, if you’re sitting there a little bedazzled by the many options, we’ve compiled a handy list for those of you that simply fancy a drive with the top down or a spin in a supercar.
We offer additional bespoke services that are tailored to your exact requirements – these include;
Long Term Car Hire Services - If you need to hire a vehicle for an extended period of time, we provide long term car rental to businesses of all types and sizes.
Meet and Greet - If you’re flying into London Heathrow, this service is included as standard. No more waiting for a courtesy bus or queuing at our offices for your vehicle. You will be greeted and assisted from the arrivals hall directly to your chosen car.
Bespoke Delivery Services - Whether you’re planning a short getaway over Easter for some much needed fresh air or a longer term trip later in the year, our delivery service will be sure to meet any requirement. This includes the delivery of your vehicle straight to you, at a time and place that suits you best – a completely stress-free experience!
You don’t just get a pristine vehicle with Avis Prestige, you will also receive an exceptional quality service as standard.
If you would like to know more about Avis Prestige or any of the luxury vehicles available, please either click here to drop us a line via our simple enquiry form or call us on: 020 7591 0444.
2018 World Car Awards
The World Car Awards are used to acknowledge automotive excellence on an international scale, bringing a large and varied selection of specialists and professionals from each part of the industry together.
The journey on The Road to World Car 2018 began at the Frankfurt Motor Show in September. After the LA Auto Show, the next stop was the Geneva International Motor Show earlier this month, where the top three finalists from each category were declared. The journey will officially end at the New York International Auto Show on Wednesday 28th March, where the overall winners of the World Car Awards will be announced.
Since September, a jury of 82 well-known international automotive journalists have test driven and told their stories of the eligible cars from the categories, before voting by secret ballot for the finalists.
Although you’ll have to wait another week for the car winners in each category to be announced, one has already been awarded. Hakan Samuelsson, President and CEO of Volvo Car Group has been named as the first ever ‘World Car Person of the Year’!
The World Car of the Year actually has six awards on offer: the 2018 World Car of the Year, World Luxury Car, World Performance Car, World Green Car, World Urban Car, and World Car Design of the Year. The Top Three in the World for each category are as follows…
2018 World Car of the Year – Mazda CX-5, Range Rover Velar and Volvo XC60
2018 World Urban Car – Ford Fiesta, Suzuki Swift and Volkswagen Polo
2018 World Luxury Car – Audi A8, Porsche Cayenne and Porsche Panamera
2018 World Performance Car – BMW M5, Honda Civic Type R and Lexus LC 500
2018 World Green Car – BMW 530e iPerformance, Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid and Nissan LEAF
2018 World Car Design of the Year – Lexus LC 500, Range Rover Velar and Volvo XC90
In 2017, the Jaguar F-Pace was voted World Car of the Year, which car do you think will win this year?
Offers for a Stylish 2018!
With January well and truly over, now is the perfect time to focus on making this year a little less ordinary. Experience your dream car with Avis Prestige and reignite your excitement for driving with our range of winter offers - you could save up to 50% on a handpicked selection of 4x4s and executive saloons!
So, whether you’re planning an indulgent road trip, or a short break for that special someone to celebrate Valentines Day, hire a luxury car with Avis Prestige for the ultimate car hire experience!
- For a romantic getaway, hire a true sports car like Jaguar F-Type and head to the stunning Scottish Highlands – it’ll be just like the movies.
- For a luxurious family road trip, the Range Rover Evoque is one of the most desirable cars, guaranteed to have heads turning.
- If you’ve got an upcoming business trip, the Mercedes C250 AMG Sport Coupe is available to hire throughout the UK for a sleek drive and the highest level of comfort.
From your first interaction with us through to when you hand back your keys, our staff strive to provide a prestige, proactive and personalised service at all times. As specialists in luxury vehicle hire in the UK, we offer you the experience of hiring the most exhilarating, stylish and opulent cars available.
It’s always best to book in advance to take advantage of our fantastic prices, so check out our wide range of luxury vehicles on offer today!
Car Hire Services Park-up in Aberdeen & Inverness
As part of our nationwide expansion, we are delighted to announce the opening of two new Avis Prestige locations at Aberdeen Airport and Inverness Airport – expanding our car hire locations in Scotland.
From iconic cities such as Edinburgh, Glasgow and Aberdeen to the stunningly beautiful scenery of the Highlands, Scotland is one of the most picturesque countries in the world.
Scotland is experiencing a tourism boom with record numbers of visitors travelling across the world to explore the country's cities, hills, glens and islands. The team at Avis Prestige are looking forward to welcoming you.
Here are a few of our favourite things to do…
- The Royal Aberdeen Golf Club boasts an award-winning layout with great changes of elevation.
- Explore the historic developments behind the city’s maritime industries at the Aberdeen Maritime Museum
- Take Scotland’s version of Route 66 and head along North Coast 500 from Inverness – measuring over 500 miles!
- The peaceful River Ness flows through the city of Inverness and is great for fishing salmon.
These new locations in Scotland will enable customers to experience our first class car hire service, with access to our extensive fleet.
Car Hire Locations in Scotland
Whether it be for a weekend away, a holiday, business excursion or golfing trip our team can help you find the perfect prestige vehicle to meet your requirements.
Avis Scotland locations include:
• Avis Luxury Car Hire - Aberdeen, Scotland - NEW!
• Avis Luxury Car Hire - Inverness, Scotland - NEW!
• Avis Luxury Car Hire –Dundee, Scotland
• Avis Luxury Car Hire - Prestwick, Scotland
• Avis Luxury Car Hire – Edinburgh, Scotland
• Avis Luxury Car Hire – Glasgow, Scotland
You can book your car online here or you can call us on 020 591 0444 (within the UK) or +(44) 020 7591 0444 for calls outside the UK.
New Arrival - Mercedes E63 AMG 4Matic
Are you looking for a luxury Mercedes car hire experience? We have the perfect vehicle for you, with the new arrival of the Mercedes E63 AMG 4Matic. The Mercedes E63 AMG 4Matic is an executive super-saloon, with a 4.0-litre twin-turbocharged V8 under the bonnet and is yours to enjoy from Avis Prestige.
The third-generation Mercedes E63 AMG 4Matic is the most powerful series production four door model to date, and will be available to hire with Avis Prestige from London, Heathrow, Birmingham, Manchester and Scotland.
Key Features of the Mercedes E63 AMG 4Matic include:
• Satellite Navigation
• Climate control
• Nappa leather upholstery
• Front & rear parking sensors
“The E63 is the most powerful car we have produced but it comes with intelligent AMG cylinder management, making it the most efficient AMG. You will be pushed to find a car with better power to consumption ratio. It is the biggest step forward from one generation into the next.” - Dietmar Exler, Mercedes President and US CEO
Travelling in the Mercedes E63 AMG 4Matic offers a sophisticated, comfortable and precise driving experience - providing the ultimate way to travel in luxury to your destination with Mercedes car hire from Avis Prestige.
Why should you choose to hire with Avis Prestige?
We pride ourselves in delivering the most professional and personal service and we guarantee that you won’t experience any of the common and frustrating issues often associated with hiring a car.
The price we quote is the only price you pay.
With our honourable and transparent pricing policy, the price of your quote is the only price you pay when you hire your luxury car with Avis Prestige. No hassle, no upselling, no added charges on your bill and definitely no extras buried away in our small print.
Allowing you to get more from your luxury car rental; we guarantee there will be no extra charge for your driving essentials.
What ‘additional extras’ can I expect to receive?
- Arrive in style and enjoy a streamlined and effortless collection and delivery process with complimentary, first-class, airport Meet and Greet service at Heathrow Airport.
- We can assure your peace of mind with our fully comprehensive insurance policy and 24hr roadside assistance
- All of our luxury vehicle rentals come with satellite navigation (GPS) included. Our professional team will pre-programme your onward destination to help you on your way.
- Be worry free with unlimited mileage or a daily mileage allowance of 100 miles.
- Assured minimal stress-free driving as all our vehicles are fitted with Automatic Transition.
- Take advantage of our free additional driver on every luxury car rental with Avis Prestige.
- No credit card charges and VAT (tax) and Airport duties are included in the price.
Personalised, Prestige Customer Service
We pride ourselves in delivering the most professional and personal service and we guarantee that you won’t experience any of the common and frustrating issues often associated with hiring a car!
Our staff are selected and trained to provide you with a prestige, proactive and personalised service from your first interaction with us through to when you hand back in your keys.
Our Delivery and Collection Services
Our bespoke delivery service means we can deliver the vehicle and keys straight to you, at a time and place which suits you best. Our flexible delivery and collection policies are just one of our many customisable and professional services we can offer you with your luxury car hire.
If you would like to know more about the Avis Prestige Bespoke delivery services or have any questions for our luxury vehicles available, please call us on (+44) 020 7591 0444 or contact us.
Aston Martin DB11 success at the AutoCar Awards
Aston Martin claimed top honours at this year’s Autocar Awards, taking home the ‘Game Changer’ honour for their new addition – the Aston Martin DB11.
The ‘Game Changer’ award, celebrates cars that bring new, higher standards to their class or defy conventions in a way that brings benefits to buyers. This concept cements the importance of DB11 to the brand’s Second Century Plan; the British marque’s ambitious challenge of launching seven key new products in the same number of years.
Introducing the Aston Martin DB11
The Aston Martin DB11 showcases a fresh and distinctive design pioneering aerodynamics -fuelled by a 600-BHP designed 5.2 litre twin turbocharged v12 engine. Built upon a new lighter, stronger and space efficient bonded aluminium structure, the Autocar judging panel recognised the company’s achievement with this award.
“The Aston DB11 is as comfortable as new Aston GT cars will get, but what’s just as important as how excellent it is…. while there’s exciting plans all round for the company, it’s the DB11 we’ll remember as the car that started its new era, earning it this year’s ‘Game Changer’ award” - Mark Tisshaw, Editor of Autocar
“We are honoured that Autocar recognises the strides that we have made with the Aston Martin DB11” - Andy Palmer, Aston Martin President & Chief Executive Officer
The most powerful & efficient DB model in Aston Martin history…
Are you ready to experience it?
Choosing to hire the Aston Martin DB11 entitles you to an abundance of extras at no additional cost. These extras include; Satnnav installation, first call 'Arrive & Drive' service at Heathrow and an additional driver - all included as standard with Avis Prestige.
Daniel Craig confirms Bond Bombshell
After months of speculation, in August the news broke out that the current James Bond superstar ‘couldn’t be happier’ to resume the infamous 007 role, despite previous rumours.
For one final time, Daniel Craig has confirmed he will play James Bond after speaking with Stephen Colbert on ‘The Late Show’ in America. In its 25th series the un-named Bond film is scheduled for release on the 8th of November, 2019.
As thrilled as we are about the return of Bond – we can’t contain our excitement to see which cars will be featured in this, already long-awaited, movie. The specifically designed and engineered Aston Martin DB10 featured in the Spectre film, which Aston Martin can we expect to feature in this? Will the Aston Martin DB5 make its return?
Aston Martin has seamlessly become a part of the heritage for James Bond films, alongside the Martini beverages, gadgets, women and weapons.
In 1964, ‘Goldfinger’ saw the initial introduction of the new car for James Bond – the DB5. Here we witness the beginning of a beautiful 50-year relationship.
Daniel Craig’s’ Bond Debut in Casino Royale revealed the beautiful Aston Martin DBS to the world. In addition to the Aston Martin DBS, the historic and iconic Aston Martin DB5 also made its appearance, making ‘Casino Royale’ the first Bond film to feature 2 of the Aston Martin Models.
Nearly 50 years after its first screen debut, the Aston Martin range has no-doubt left its mark on popular cinema culture.
If you can’t wait until then, experience the Aston Martin DB11 hire with Avis Prestige.
Our professional team will be sure to give you a service none the less than 007 himself would expect.
Choosing to hire the Aston Martin DB11 entitles you to an abundance of extras at no additional cost. These extras include; Satnav installation, first class ‘Arrive & Drive’ Service at Heathrow Airport and an additional driver; someone to share this James Bond-esque experience with.
50 years of AMG – 50 years of driving performance
This year Mercedes are celebrating its 50th anniversary with its infamous AMG automotive performance. The company, originally founded by Hans Werner Aufrecht and Erhard Melcher, have since seen record successes in the motorsport world. Mercedes have since been fulfilling sporting and driving dreams of performance enthusiasts for 50 years.
The development of unique driving pleasures has been put through its paces and as a result now proud to position itself as a highly successful sports car and today it is truer than ever before!
Since setting up their workshop in 1967 the Aufrecht, and Melcher Großaspach (AMG) claimed its first of many victories in the 24hr race at the Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps and so the victories continued:
• The dream collaboration with Mercedes-Benz began in 1990
• 1993 saw the launch of the C 36 AMF
• In 2005 – Mercedes-AMG introduced the first vehicle to be developed entirely by Mercedes-AMG, welcome the Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG.
• 2011 was the year that AMG became a serious partner in the work of motor-racing with the SLS AMG GT3.
• Soon followed in 2014 the launch of the Mercedes-Benz AMG GT and the launch of the 43 series models in 2015.
“We’re on the road to worldwide success with our strategic portfolio expansion and can look back on a sensational year. In addition, our AMG GT series, which was developed entirely in-house, is now available as a broad-based family, with which we have impressively demonstrated our expertise as a sports car brand... Our task now is not just to celebrate the AMG success story, but, in one of the most exciting periods of automotive history, to help shape the performance of the future,” says Tobias Moers, Chairman of the Board of Management of Mercedes‑AMG GmbH. Source
We are proud offer an extensive variety of Mercedes AMG available for hire. Experience our prestige and effortless Mercedes hire services - Choosing your prestige Mercedes hire vehicle with Avis Prestige already entitles to you an abundance of extras at no additional cost - including, an additional extra driver and Satnav installation and our first class “Arrive & Drive” Service at Heathrow airport.
Expect only the best when you hire your Mercedes AMG with Avis Prestige.
Official Car Reveal: The New Jaguar E-Pace
Joining Jaguars current Pace family of performance SUV’s, Jaguar E-Pace compact SUV will take on rivals such as the BMW X1 and Audi Q3. This is the second SUV to be released from Jaguar, fitting in nicely between the Jaguar F-Pace and the and the forthcoming, all-electric, Jaguar i-Pace.
The Jaguar E-Pace Barrell-Rolls’ into the Guinness World Record Books
No new Jaguar Land Rover launch is complete without a show. The new Jaguar E-Pace set a tremendous record by performing a corkscrew jump, amazingly covering 15.3 metres and 270 degrees of rotation. The compact SUV jumped into the record books for the ‘Furthest barrel roll in a production vehicle’. (As seen in picture above) Check out the video.
That’s not all – recently Jaguar tested the Jaguar E-Pace in the world’s most extreme weather conditions. From the heat and dust of Dubai to the freezing Article Circle, the Jaguar E-Pace was recently subjected to one of the most diverse testing programmes in the world, ensuring that it preserves its status as the dynamic, entertaining and performance SUV.
The Jaguar E-Pace is expected to become Jaguar’s biggest selling model and result in the fasted growing firm, by selling more SUV’s than saloon and sports cars combined.
Just can’t wait until then? We have the Jaguar F-Pace S available for hire with Avis Prestige. Experience Jaguars legendary F-Pace S SUV hire throughout the UK from London, All London Heathrow Terminals, Birmingham, Manchester, Glasgow and Edinburgh.
The Range Rover Velar Revealed and Ready for Rental
We are proud to be one of the first to offer the Range Rover Velar for hire in the UK. The new Range Rover Velar is a stunning and cutting-edge addition to the already famous Land Rover family and we are excited to finally offer this as a part of our prestigious fleet.
Filling a much desired void between the smaller Range Rover Evoque and larger Range Rover Sport in all aspects including, size, features and of course price – Land Rover are making sure to cover every inch of the already established SUV market.
The versatile Velar comes standard with all-wheel drive and off-road technologies including the Terrain Response system and Hill Descent Control (HDC).
The Range Rover Velar features a new Touch Pro Duo that surrounds the entire centre console. The Two 10-inch touchscreens are designed to work together to offer a range of customisable fun-ctions.
The Velar infotainment screens can be customised to suit your needs and have plenty of features including Navigational details, speed, phone and music information, all at a touch of your finger tips or the paddles on the wheel. Not forgetting the all-important Wi-fi hotspot feature, for connectivity for up to 8 devices!
Be one of the first to experience the Range Rover Velar hire with Avis Prestige. Discuss your needs and budget with one of our expert team members today to find out when we can hand you over the keys to this all-round, show-stopping machine.
Jaguar F-Pace 2017 Best & Most Beautiful Car in the World
After it’s double success at the 2017 world car awards earlier this year, the Jaguar F-Pace was unsurprisingly awarded the two prestigious 2017 World Car of the Year and the 2017 World Car Design of the Year titles.
The Jaguar F-Pace is the most practical sports car and has resulted in Jaguar’s fastest selling vehicle ever, since its launch in April, selling over 45,000 globally. The Jaguar F-Pace competed and attained the vote from 75 of the most influential motoring journalists from 24 countries.
The F-Pace performance exhibits SUV with the DNA of a sports car. This powerful, responsive, luxurious and sporting character gives F-Pace a unique road presence.
The Jaguar F-Pace is the 2nd vehicle to claim the historic double award since the launch of the World Car awards 13 years ago.
Jaguar Land Rover CEO, Dr Ralf Speth said, “The F-Pace was designed and engineered as a performance SUV with exceptional dynamics, everyday usability and bold design. Winning this award endorses the talent and great work of our teams that have delivered the world’s most practical sports car and Jaguar's fastest-selling vehicle.”
New Arrival - Range Rover Evoque Cabriolet
Land Rover is calling the Evoque Cabriolet the world’s first luxury convertible SUV and it’s yours to experience in the UK with Avis Prestige.
The Range Rover Evoque Cabriolet 2.0L TD4 HSE Dynamic 4WD is the only car of its kind on UK roads and central to its appeal is a five-layer design polyacrylic roof that can be raised or folded in 18 seconds.
Equipped with Land Rover’s all-new ‘Ingenium’ 178hp 2.0 litre diesel engine and 9-speed automatic gearbox that’s fitted with paddle shifters behind the steering wheel, the Evoque Convertible can accelerate from 0-60 in 9.7 seconds and can return fuel economy of an impressive 49.6mpg.
The cabin features a new multimedia system with a 10.2in touchscreen, sat-nav, 11-speaker Meridian sound system, leather upholstery driver and passenger airbags, knee airbags, side curtain airbags and the braking system includes Corner Brake Control and Electronic Brake Force Distribution.
This Evoque Cabriolet is part of the Avis Prestige 4x4 SUV range available for delivery from London, Heathrow, Birmingham, Manchester and Scotland.
Drive this convertible anywhere and heads will turn!
New Arrival - McLaren 540C
Unveiled at the Shanghai Motor show, the McLaren 540C “Sports” Series is a pure supercar and is yours to experience with Avis Prestige.
With race-derived technologies including a lightweight carbon fibre chassis, this iconic looking McLaren is fitted with a mid-mounted 3.8-litre twin turbocharged V8 producing 540PS and 540Nm of torque and delivering you from 0-62mph in just 3.5 seconds.
Power is delivered through the rear wheels via a seven-speed 'seamless shift gearbox while McLaren's Formula 1 Brake Steer system aid’s cornering and its aerodynamics creates a clean path for the air to flow along the bodywork for minimal drag and the integrated spoiler helps to create downforce.
The Mclean 540C won’t just turn heads whilst you’re driving, you are sure to have an audience when you exit via the intricately designed upwards-swinging doors!
New Arrival - Bentley Bentayga
For more than 95 years Bentley has created exceptional automobiles and we are delighted to welcome the new Bentayga into the Avis Prestige fleet in the UK.
The Bentley Bentayga is a new category of super-luxury SUVs and with a claimed 0-60 mph in just 4 seconds, Bentley boasts that the Bentayga is the fastest SUV in the world. The claim is made possible by a twin-turbo 6.0-liter W-12 that makes 600hp and 664 lb-ft of torque whilst eight-speed automatic drives all four wheels.
Traveling in the Bentley Bentayga is an exceptionally relaxing and comfortable experience. With elegant styling, the interior is upholstered in premium leather and for maximum comfort, the four-zone climate control ensures that all occupants are relaxed for the journey. Other features include cruise control, a trip computer, satellite navigation and rear and front parking sensors and Sound System.
New Arrival - Jaguar F Pace S
The new Jaguar F-PACE S has arrived and is definitely a performance crossover that has the pedigree of a sports car and is part of the Avis Prestige 4x4 SUV range available throughout the UK from London, Heathrow, Birmingham, Manchester, Glasgow, and Edinburgh.
Whilst its sportiness comes from the sublime F-Type, the cabin takes its looks from the XF and offers an environment that is both luxurious and comfortable with plenty of headroom and legroom. Other refinements include satellite navigation, leather upholstery with 10-way adjustable seats, rear parking sensors, parking camera, cruise control with automatic speed limiter and 380W Meridian sound system.
Power comes from the 3.0-litre V6 Turbocharged Diesel that produces 296hp through an eight-speed, paddle-shifted automatic that achieves an impressive 0-60 mph in 5.8 seconds. While like other Jaguar's the F-Pace has Normal, Dynamic and Eco driving modes along with the Adaptive Damping System which allows you adjust the suspension for faultless handling at the touch of a button.
New Arrival - Jaguar XE 3.0 V6
The range-topping Jaguar XE 3.0 V6 Supercharged has arrived and is one of 2015’s most anticipated models to join the luxury car maker’s impressive line up adding to the executive XF and XJ saloons for hire in the UK.
We have chosen the powerful 3.0 S V6 which comes equipped with leather interior, satellite navigation, DAB radio with eight-inch touchscreen and a multi-function steering wheel with the cruise control functions fitted on one side and audio and driving information adjustments on the other.
The XE S boasts the 340PS Supercharged petrol engine found in F-TYPE and delivers a staggering 340 PS as it achieves 0-60mph in just 4.9 seconds.
This top of the range XE S is part of the Avis Prestige executive saloon range available for hire from London, Heathrow, Manchester, and Edinburgh
UK Driving Licence Changes from 8 June 2015
Due to the abolition of the UK Driving Licence Counterpart from 8th June 2015, we will have to access some of your licence details in a different way in order for us to check for endorsements.
We must be able to access the Licence records of everyone wishing to drive our vehicles, this includes any additional drivers. Failure to supply this information may result in you being unable to hire a car. We are committed to making this slightly awkward part of renting a car as easy and as quick as possible.
Please click here for more information or call us on +44 (0) 20 7591 0444
Sports Car Driving Events - new for May 2015
Cotswold Super 6 Driving Day, 150 miles of the UK’s finest Countryside to explore in six of the UK’s finest Sports & Prestige Cars
Avis Prestige have created a unique opportunity to drive a selection of iconic Sports cars through some of the most stunning and famous landscapes in and around the UK.
Each car has been carefully selected so that the range you drive represents the world’s finest Sports cars - each with a unique character and distinct driving style. No instructor, no restrictions, just you and the open road.
Secure your vehicle now for the Christmas period
For those customers who require a vehicle over the Festive period, we advise all of our customers to book as early as possible.
As ever, December is proving to be our busiest month of the year and requests for all vehicle types is extremely high.
To book your vehicle in good time please contact one of our team directly on UK (+44) 0207 591 0444 or email them at [email protected] .
Porsche Cayenne facelift arrives
The latest version of Porsche’s Cayenne has arrived at Avis Prestige and is now ready for rental.
Although it hasn't been given a complete styling overhaul, it does benefit from a sharper overall look, particularly up front. The much larger grille is more clearly defined and is joined by a reshaped bonnet and sculpted wheel arches.
Moving further back, Porsche has clearly tweaked the flanks slightly. The number plate indent, boot catch, and two-part taillights have all been smoothed out, resulting in better integration and a cleaner appearance.
Better engine performance and efficiency too!
On top of these surface changes, the Stuttgart-based manufacturer has set about giving the Cayenne’s engines a similar revamp, so that the entire line-up boasts increased performance and fuel efficiency.
The Porsche Macan has arrived
Welcome to the Porsche Macan S which joins its big brother the Porsche Cayenne in our impressive lineup. This fabulous compact SUV 4x4 enters the Avis Prestige fleet in the UK and will be available to hire right now!
Powered by a 3.0-litre turbo diesel with 254bhp, our Macan Diesel S comes with active four-wheel drive and a seven-speed, PDK automatic gearbox and achieves 62mph in an impressive 6.3 seconds.
There is an upmarket feel to the interior, the driving position is excellent and the on board equipment includes an electrically powered tailgate, a multifunction steering wheel as well as a Bose premium audio system with 14 speakers.
The Macan S Diesel is a very refined compact SUV and is yours to experience with Avis Prestige from now.
An Indian Summer expected!
I know that it doesn't feel like it right now but according to the Met Office, the month of September is going to be hot, hot, hot!
With a good range of cabriolets and sports cars available from Avis Prestige at great rates, there has never been a better time to sample one of these fabulous cars.
Select from a Mercedes E Class Cabriolet, a Mercedes SL 500 AMG or even a Jaguar F-Type Cabriolet to name but a few.
Vorsprung Durch Technik with the new S3 and S5
The new Audi S3 2.0 TFSI Quattro is the third-generation of the four-wheel-drive hot hatch-back and proves that great things sometimes come in smaller packages.
This five-door Sportback is refined and well put together and is yours to experience. The S3 achieves its impressive performance of 0-62mph in 5.2sec from its 2-litre TFSI engine whilst overall fuel economy is good at 40.9mpg.
It is now here in the UK with Avis Prestige and is ready to rent immediately along with its bigger brother the outstanding Audi S5.
There is no doubting the appeal of the Audi S5. The latest high-performance four-wheel-drive flagship from the German premium manufacturer is an excellent five-door model and offers good looks, great performance, exclusivity, and comfort. The S5 Sportback interior is tailored towards comfort and offers a high level of luxury for occupants with embossed leather seats that are sculpted to offer greater support allowing you to relax whilst listening to the very impressive Bang and Olufsen sound system.
Both cars are ready to book now from July 1 2014.
New Mercedes C Class has arrived
Welcome to the new Mercedes C Class 220 AMG Sport; it has now arrived in the UK and is ready to rent right now.
This fifth-generation model is far more than just another posh compact saloon - it's set to be the most efficient, refined and dynamic model in its class and with a sleeker look than the current model is clearly designed to have a family resemblance with the new S Class.
New Arrival - Jaguar XF 2.2
The new Jaguar XF 2.2 is now on the fleet and is available from all Avis Prestige UK locations.
Sheer driving pleasure doesn’t need to cost the earth. The multi award-winning XF’s innovative design and refined engineering deliver performance without compromising on fuel efficiency. Experience the luxury of Bond grain leather seat facings with 6-way electric adjustment for driver and passenger. The refinement and style continues throughout the cabin thanks to Knurled Aluminium with Satin Rosewood veneer and fine details. Enjoy your music with crystal clear clarity on the Jaguar 250W Sound System and reach any destination more easily with XF’s navigation system with HDD mapping and destination entry.
With the outstanding comfort and space of a luxury saloon. Enjoy reduced fuel consumption and lower emissions. A wide range of technologies enhances your driving experience while intuitive engineering and a rigid body shell offer more agile handling.
Book Now for Easter
With the Easter festivities, only a few weeks away now is the right time to be thinking and planning your Prestige car rental requirements.
You may need a larger 4x4 SUV for your extended family trip, such as the all-new Range Rover or Porsche Cayenne; or you may wish to experience one of our new 2 seater sports cars including the fabulous Jaguar F Type Coupe or Convertible.
Whatever your requirements we are sure that we will have the right Prestige vehicle for you. The earlier you book the more likely you'll get the car you want.
With some vehicles starting to book in advance, now is the time to finalise your travel plans.
For the finest Prestige vehicles all less than 1 year old, all wrapped up with excellence in customer service either book on-line or call our reservations team on 020 7591 0444 (within the UK) or + 44 (0) 20 7591 0444 (outside the UK).
Coming Soon - Jaguar F-Type Coupe
Book the Jaguar F-Type Coupe from May 2014 for a sensational driving experience.
Powerful, agile and distinctive, F-TYPE is a true Jaguar sports car, engineered for high performance and instantaneously responsive handling - the latest in a distinguished bloodline. Supercharged engines, lightweight aluminium body construction, and advanced driving technologies deliver an experience that is intuitive, instinctive and alive. Now Avis Prestige will have the F-Type Coupe as well as the Convertible.
We are taking advance bookings; please contact our reservations team for more details.
The ALL-NEW Range Rover
The All-New Range Rover Vogue joins our wide selection of 4x4's for hire in the UK. The real beauty of the All-New Range Rover Vogue is that it behaves like a luxury car with excellent handling and impeccable road manners!
Traveling in the All-New Range Rover is an exceptionally relaxing and comfortable experience. With elegant styling, the interior is upholstered in premium leather and for maximum comfort, the four-zone climate control ensures that all occupants are relaxed for the journey. Other features include cruise control, a trip computer, satellite navigation and rear and front parking sensors and state-of-the-art Meridian Sound System. When extra space is required the rear seat can be automatically folded flat at a touch of a button.
New Arrival - Jaguar F-Type S
Without a doubt, the most talked about car this year, the new F-Type is the first true two-seat sports car that Jaguar has launched in over half a century and looks every bit as exciting as motoring enthusiasts would expect. This is the spiritual successor to the legendary Sixties E-Type.
Powered by one of Jaguar’s new generation of V6 380 supercharged engines and an increased range of sophisticated driving technologies including Limited Slip Differential and Sports Suspension, the F-Type S is wonderfully agile and achieves 0-60mph in 4.8 seconds.
The cockpit’s design provides excellent visibility of the road ahead, whilst paddles mounted behind the three spoke steering wheel allow you to select gears sequentially with your fingertips without taking your hands from the wheel.
An 8-inch colour Touch-screen provides a full menu including navigation, communication and entertainment programs and the fully electric roof folds neatly away behind the seats in just 12 seconds without affecting 196-litre boot space.
Experience Jaguar's first true sports car in over 50 years with Avis Prestige.
Arrive & Drive at Terminal 5
We are delighted to announce the opening of our new office at Heathrow's Terminal 5, from where you will be able to rent Prestige cars including the Porsche 911, Jaguar XF, and Range Rover Evoque.
A wide selection of Sports cars, Executive saloons and Luxury 4x4/SUV's will be available throughout the year from our office at level 4 of the short stay car park, enabling you to "arrive and drive" within minutes of stepping off your plane!
It's always better to book in advance to take advantage of our fantastic online prices, so why not check out our wide range of luxury vehicles today!
New Arrival - Range Rover Freelander SD4 HSE
The Freelander has come a long way since its introduction in 1997 and remains a massively successful entry-level model, popular with those wanting a mix of practicality, comfort, and handling.
The new 2013 version comes with a remodeled exterior and an updated cabin, as well as new trim levels.
We have chosen the range-topping HSE with its electrically adjustable leather seats, six-speed automatic transmission and the latest sat nav system. With handling as adept as many prestige saloons, The Freelander is one of the best in this segment and is yours to experience with Avis Prestige.
New - Jaguar Sportbrake 3.0 Premium Luxury S
The Jaguar XF Sportbrake has finally arrived and its no wonder that some say it’s been a long time coming. It’s nearly five years since Jaguar introduced the saloon version in 2008 but like all good things, it’s been worth waiting for and fills the large gap in the British firms' range.
There are three trims available and we have chosen the range-topping 3.0-litre V6 271bhp Premium Luxury S. With its eight-speed automatic transmission and superb handling you can easy from 0-60mph in a shade over seven seconds.
Whilst the XF Sportbrake shares its excellent safety features and interior refinement with the saloon, the roof gives rear passengers more headroom. The rear seats are a 60:40 split and it has 550 litres of space with the seats occupied and 1,675 litres with the rear seats folded flat.
Simply put, the new XF Sportbrake brings both luxury and style to the estate car sector and it yours to experience with Avis Prestige.
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New Year Savings
Take a spin through our New Year Savings page. With offices in Edinburgh, Manchester, Heathrow and Central London and a delivery service upon request, we have some very special deals for you in 2013.
Save up to 30% on all 4 door saloons and Coupes
Amazing reductions on all 4x4's in Edinburgh & Glasgow
Save up to 30% on all 4 door saloons from Manchester airport
Save up to 50% on Midweek and 30% on Weekend rentals
Free Delivery to all hotels in Central London, Manchester, and Edinburgh
Super Car Specials
Save up to 20% on Aston Martin's and Ferrari's plus many more...
For more information simply click on the offer or call us on: 020 7591 0444 (within the UK) or + 44 (0) 20 7591 0444 (outside the UK).
Book now for Christmas
It may seem early to be thinking about Christmas, but with the end of the year rapidly approaching now is the time to start planning your Christmas and New Year car hire.
Whether you need an executive saloon for a Christmas trip to visit your family or a sporty two-seater to whisk your loved one away, the earlier you book the more likely you'll get the car you want.
With some vehicles starting to sell out fast, now is the time to finalise your travel plans to avoid disappointment.
Book on-line today or call our reservations team on 020 7591 0444 (within the UK) or + 44 (0) 20 7591 0444 (outside the UK).
The Range Rover Evoque has arrived!
We have added the new Range Rover Evoque to our wide selection of 4x4's for hire in the UK.
Officially presented at the Geneva Motor Show and after months of anticipation, the Evoque was launched to rave reviews and is one of the most desirable cars to come out of Land Rover since the original Range Rover over 40 years ago.
Whilst not the typical SUV this is the smallest, most efficient, road-focused Range Rover yet and is right at the premium end of the compact 4x4 market.
Our 5 door models have a taller windscreen than the 2 door Coupe with an excellent driving position which is elevated for perfect visibility. With an extra 1.2 inches of headroom, the rear cabin is respectable enough for taller adults. The boot is big enough for a couple of medium-sized suitcases, however with the rear seats forward you create 1350 litres of volume.
The cabin features a 12-channel, 11-speaker sound system, driver and passenger airbags, knee airbags, side curtain airbags and the braking system includes Corner Brake Control and Electronic Brake Force Distribution. There is also a rear-mounted camera that displays the view from behind onto the onboard monitor when the car is in reverse gear.
This Evoque is part of the Avis Prestige 4x4 SUV range available for delivery from London, Heathrow, and Manchester. Drive this car anywhere and heads will turn!
Extra Summer Savings
Save an extra 10% on selected Executive 4 door saloon/sedans during August and September including the Jaguar XF (S Premium Luxury) and Mercedes C Class (250 CDI Blue Efficiency Sport).
Whether you are visiting the UK from overseas or taking some time away seeing family and friends, we have lined up a great selection of cars which have been handpicked from the world's most sought-after marques.
Click here to view our Summer Savings or call us on 020 7591 0444 (UK) or + 44 20 7591 0444 (Non-UK). We guarantee to match our online prices even if you book by phone!
The car shown is the Mercedes C Class (250 CDI Blue Efficiency Sport).
New Arrival - Land Rover Discovery 4 TD V6
We have added the Land Rover Discovery to our wide selection of 4x4's for hire in the UK.
This 7 seat fourth generation "Disco" is a fantastic all-rounder and has managed to stand the test of time since it first appeared in 2004. Few SUVs can match the Discovery’s mix of comfort and practicality with a fantastic raised seating position and a first-class cabin there is plenty of room for driver and passengers.
Land Rover isn’t resting on its laurels and has a continued to refine the model’s winning blend of luxury and refinement which is why the Discovery may well be the ultimate all-rounder. Like all Land Rover models, you get a feeling of safety from driving a large SUV and the Discovery backs this up with a five-star Euro NCAP crash test rating and a host of airbags as standard along with electronic brakeforce distribution.
The Land Rover Discovery 4 is one of the best large SUVs around and is yours to experience with Avis Prestige.
The new Mercedes C Class has arrived
It is here! Welcome to the new Mercedes C Class 220 AMG Sport. This fifth-generation model is far more than just another posh compact saloon - it's set to be the most efficient, refined and dynamic model in its class and with a sleeker look than the current model is clearly designed to have a family resemblance with the new S Class.
Available to rent with Avis Prestige throughout the UK so click the link below to find out more information about this car and to book right now.
Its features include a seven-speed automatic gearbox and reversing camera. The Agility Select system is also included, allowing the driver to choose from five driving modes - Comfort, Eco, Sport, Sport+ and Individual. You get 18-inch AMG alloys, AMG body-styling and steering wheel and sports suspension.
New Arrival - Jaguar XFR 5.0 Supercharged
Jaguar’s flagship “top cat” is now ready to play! The new XFR 5.0 Supercharged is the Coventry brand’s fastest-ever four-door saloon and is yours to experience from Avis Prestige.
The anticipation starts as you approach the car with its ‘supercharged’ logos, 20-inch alloy wheels, air vents set into the bonnet and a subtle ‘R’ badge on the tailgate. As expected, comfort is guaranteed as you climb into the luxurious cabin and sink into the leather seats.
Performance is absolutely magnificent with an all-new 503bhp supercharged V8 engine, hi-tech adaptive damping and a special limited slip differential; this super saloon delivers acceleration to rival any supercar, with a sprint from 0-62mph in only 4.9 seconds.
If you want the best all-round high-performance luxury saloon, the Jaguar XFR 5.0 supercharged is the answer!
New Arrival - Porsche Boxster
Yet another iconic Sports Car joins the Avis Prestige fleet! We are pleased to announce the arrival of the new 2012 Porsche Boxster.
Since its launch in 1996, the Boxster has become one of the world’s best all-round sports cars, and the third-generation of Porsche’s mid-engine drop-top only improves things. The new car is bigger than the model it replaces, yet also lighter and more efficient.
With its seven-speed PDK semi-auto gearbox and 2.7-litre flat-six engine, our new Boxster sprints from 0-62mph in just over 5 seconds. Whether you’re driving on motorways or country roads, it’s supremely stable, while responsive steering gives you confidence whatever the weather conditions.
There’s plenty of space for the two occupants and luggage can be stowed in ‘boots’ at the front and rear, the electrically operated fabric roof can be folded up or down at the touch of a button in just nine seconds provided you are doing less than 30mph!
As seen on BBC Breakfast
New research from Avis reveals a surge in posh motor hires as Brits vie to ‘Keep up with the Joneses’. The trend doesn’t stop at cars – we’re keeping up appearances with handbags, designer clothes and even speed boats!
Occasions Brits look to upgrade to a luxury vehicle include:
- Attending a friend’s wedding (37%)
- Going on a date (29%)
- Attending a school reunion (28%)
- Going for a job interview (26%)
- Attending a party with an ‘ex’ on the guest list (19%)
- Meeting the in-laws (14%)
Over a third (35%) admit the reason for hiring a luxurious car would be to give the impression they are doing well for themselves, to stand out from the crowd (18%) and to be taken more seriously (14%). Brits also agree that appearing to lead a lavish lifestyle gives a better first impression (29%), means people are nicer to you (27%) and assume you earn more money (27%).
Spring Specials - Save 35%
What better way to celebrate spring than by heading outdoors to take advantage of the warmer weather, the increased sunshine and the longer days? With our "Spring Specials" you can wave goodbye to winter and enjoy some great savings!
All vehicles are fitted with Satellite Navigation so you can let the GPS take the strain as you relax in the comfort of your climate controlled cabin. You can also add another driver at no extra cost which means your friend or loved one can also share the thrill of the open road.
Click here to view our Spring Specials or call us on 020 7591 0444 (UK) or + 44 20 7591 0444 (Non-UK)
New - Porsche 911 Carrera S
There's nothing like driving a Sports Car, that's why the team at Avis Prestige are delighted to announce the arrival of the new Porsche 911 Carrera S.
Porsche describes this seventh generation 911 as having a flat stretched silhouette, exciting contours, and precisely designed details. Equipped with the larger 3.8 litre direct injection engine the new 911 Carrera S produces a sprint time from 0-62 mph of 4.1 seconds and is nearly 14 seconds faster around the Nürburgring than its predecessor.
The 911 is the most successful model in Porsche’s history and is the ultimate choice for drivers who want the fun and excitement of an iconic sports car and is yours to experience with Avis Prestige
Click here to book or call us on 020 7591 0444 (within the UK) or + 44 20 7591 0444 (outside the UK)
Winter Sale - Save 45%
Save up to 45% on our wide range of 4 door executive saloon cars between now and Easter.
With a great selection from the Audi A5 Sportback to the Jaguar XJ Premium Luxury, you are sure to find a fabulous car at a fantastic price!
It's always best to book in advance to take advantage of our fantastic online prices, so why not click here to check out our wide range of vehicles today.
If you prefer a more personal service, please call our specialist reservations team on 020 7591 0444 (or +44 20 7591 0444 if outside of the UK). We will guarantee to match our online prices even if you book by phone!
Porsche Cayenne joins the fleet
The latest addition to our 4x4 UK hire fleet is the Porsche Cayenne which is one of the top luxury sport SUV’s available and some say that the newest Cayenne is the best yet.
It’s impressively refined and performance is sensational. The cabin looks and feels very classy and it’s the only Porsche with space for five. This car is part of the Avis Prestige 4x4 SUV range available for delivery from London, Heathrow, Manchester, Glasgow, and Edinburgh.
Click here to check out our wide range of 4x4 / SUV vehicles.
4x4's now at airports
You can now hire the latest 4x4's at Heathrow, Manchester, Glasgow, and Edinburgh airports. The range includes the new BMW X3 and Range Rover Sport Autobiography.
Why not arrive in style in a luxury 4x4/SUV.
Click here to check out our wide range of 4x4 / SUV vehicles.
(Photography courtesy of LAND ROVER)
To celebrate our first year in Scotland, we are offering some amazing prices on all 4x4's and luxury saloons in Edinburgh and Glasgow.
Whether you are visiting for a weekend break, seeing family and friends or taking in some spectacular sightseeing, why not arrive in style in a luxurious Jaguar XF or "pitch up" at your favourite golf club in an iconic Range Rover Sport!
It's always better to book in advance to take advantage of our fantastic online prices, so why not check out our wide range of 4x4 / SUV vehicles today.
If you prefer a more personal service, please don't hesitate to call our dedicated reservations staff on 020 7591 0444 (or +44 20 7591 0444 if outside of the UK). We will guarantee to match our online prices even if you book by phone!
The birds are singing, the days are getting longer and with four bank holidays including the royal wedding what better time to start planning that well deserved "Spring Break".
With Easter just around the corner, Avis Prestige is about to "hatch" some exciting new additions. Latest arrivals will include the new BMW X3, Mercedes SL500 and Audi A8 SE Executive 3.0TDi.
All vehicles are fitted with Satellite Navigation so you can let the GPS take the strain as you relax in the comfort of your climate controlled cabin. You can also add another driver at no extra cost which means your friend or loved one can also share the thrill of the open road.
Click here to view our Spring Specials or call us on 020 7591 0444 (UK) or + 44 20 7591 0444 (Non-UK)
'Price Freeze' for 2011
To coincide with the icy weather across the UK, Avis Prestige has announced a "Price Freeze" for 2011.
This means any booking made in December for any date in 2011 will be guaranteed at 2010 prices.
Even better, because all of our prices are inclusive of VAT, we will pay the cost of the 2.5% VAT increase which becomes effective on 4th January 2011.
Take a look at our current range of "latest offers" and drive away in style!
Keep moving in the snow
Do you have the right vehicle for the weather conditions?
The Met Office has issued severe weather warnings for the entire east coast of Britain and there are also warnings of heavy snowfalls in London, southern England and the East Midlands as well as Scotland.
Avis Prestige has a wide range of 4x4 / SUV vehicles based in London, Manchester and Edinburgh to help smooth your journey!
Book on-line today or call our reservations team on 020 7591 0444 (within the UK) or + 44 (0) 20 7591 0444 (outside the UK).
Driving home for Christmas
It may seem early to be thinking about Christmas, but with the end of the year rapidly approaching now is the time to start planning your Christmas and New Year car hire.
You may be able to postpone buying your nearest and dearest's present until the last moment, but don't delay booking your car hire or you may lose out.
Whether you need an executive saloon for a Christmas trip to visit your family or a sporty two-seater to whisk your loved one away, the earlier you book the more likely you'll get the car you want.
With some vehicles starting to sell out fast, now is the time to finalise your travel plans to avoid disappointment.
Book on-line today or call our reservations team on 020 7591 0444 (within the UK) or + 44 (0) 20 7591 0444 (outside the UK).
Avis Prestige wins award
Avis Prestige has been named the "World's Leading Luxury Car Rental Company" for the third year running by World Travel Awards.
With more than 180,000 travel professionals and key suppliers casting votes, the award recognises Avis Prestige for service excellence and the commitment to achieving best-in-class Luxury Car rental. This prestigious award was presented at the 17th Annual World Travel Awards, held at the Grosvenor House Hotel in London.
Accepting the award for Avis Prestige for the third year running were Chris Domoney and Claira Evans. "This award underscores Avis Prestige's focus on delivering exceptional and unparalleled customer service," said Chris. "We are truly thankful for this recognition and will strive to continue to provide our customers with the services they desire"
New Arrival - 2010 Jaguar XJ
The new Jaguar XJ had been added to our UK hire fleet. The original Jaguar XJ was a car that epitomised luxury and comfort and those credentials remain unchanged with the new 2010 model.
This is Jaguar's flagship saloon, and the first launch under new owners Tata Motors.
The previous model couldn't help but look dated and the new XJ has undergone a radical change from the original body style, which was little changed for 40 years.
Whilst the new XJ resembles the XF, it's fabulous to look at and at the forefront of technology with many functions controlled by a touch-screen allowing easy programming of the sat-nav system.
The interior exudes quality with the leather and wood finish and the impressive Bowers & Wilkins premium sound system which pipes your desired tunes through an array of speakers, including three in each door, two on the dashboard, four surround speakers on the parcel shelf, and two subwoofers!
This car is part of the Avis Prestige executive saloon range available for delivery from London, Heathrow, and Manchester.
New Arrival - BMW 3 Series 330d M Sport
If it's driving thrills you're after then the BMW 330d M Sport is the ideal choice. Read any review and you will find masses of praise of this all-consuming executive saloon. Let's make no bones about it, as benchmarks go few are as enduring as the BMW 3-Series.
This compact luxury car rates highly for looks, build quality, luxuriousness, and handling. The M Sport trim enhances the car's stance with 18in alloy wheels, larger bumpers and upgraded chassis settings whilst the six-cylinder diesel unit provides power wherever and whenever you want it.
Other features include BMW's iDrive, which uses a console knob to control entertainment and satellite navigation. Standard safety equipment includes antilock disc brakes, front and side airbags and the stability control system integrates several features designed to improve braking performance.
The BMW 330d M Sport is part of the Avis Prestige executive saloon range available for delivery from London, Heathrow, and Manchester.
New - 2010 Audi TTS Roadster
After only two years of being in production, the Audi TTS instantly stands out as the flagship model and is yours to experience with Avis Prestige.
The 2010 TTS is better than ever with a 265 HP version of the 2.0 TFSI four cylinder engine. This additional power along with the "Quattro" all-wheel drive helps the TTS to accelerate from 0 to 60 MPH in only 4.9 seconds and that puts the TTS firmly in the sports car bracket!.
The TTS comes equipped with the Audi magnetic ride adaptive damping system. This allows the driver to choose between two settings: "Normal" mode is designed for a relaxing drive, whereas the "Sport" mode lowers the body by 10 millimetres to deliver firmness for more responsive handling. The 18-inch aluminium wheels are a key feature of the exterior design, as are the headlights, which comprise bi-xenon units with LED daytime running lights.
The cabin exudes quality and the all important electrically operated fast folding roof lets you see the sky in just 12 seconds. This is a car just waiting to be enjoyed!
New Arrival - Mercedes E Class Cabriolet
We have added the new Mercedes E Class Cabriolet to our UK hire fleet. Unveiled at the 2010 Detroit Auto show, the Mercedes E Class Cabriolet is the fourth addition to the range and as with the new E Class Coupe replaces the old CLK. This new convertible boasts a folding fabric hood that can be opened or closed in 20 seconds at speeds of up to 25mph!
Top of the feature list on the E Class Cabriolet is a new AIRCAP system which is a wind deflector that sits at the top of the windscreen to divert the airflow 20cm higher, leaving rear seat passengers un-buffeted by wind when the roof is down. The E Class Cabriolet also boasts a modified AIRSCARF function which means that warm air can be directed up or down by a total of 36-degrees to keep you warm on a cold day with the top down and to allow all-season, open-topped motoring.
This car is part of the Avis Prestige convertible/cabriolet range available for delivery from London, Heathrow, and Manchester.
Range Rovers now in Scotland
We are delighted to announce the opening of our new office in Edinburgh from where you will be able to rent Prestige cars including the Range Rover Sport and Jaguar XF.
Range Rovers will also be based at Edinburgh Airport throughout the summer, so you can be assured of a great welcome to Scotland.
It's always better to book in advance to take advantage of our fantastic online prices, so why not check out our wide range of 4x4 / SUV vehicles today!
New Arrival - Mercedes E Class Coupe
The brand new 2010 Mercedes E-Class Coupe is the perfect replacement for the CLK. This very stylish Coupe has the classic Mercedes roofline, which, like that of the CLK, remains pillar-less.
This not only makes the car look good but also allows excellent all-round vision. Rear wheel drive handling characteristics allow for precise steering with good feedback and the five-speed automatic gearbox changes with silken smoothness.
The E Class Coupe driver can relax in the perfect driving position all day without tiring and will not be distracted by any rattles or squeaks in the highly refined and well-built cabin. There's plenty of space in the front and two adults can sit comfortably in the back. Luggage space is five cubic feet larger than the CLK so you have plenty of room for those overnight bags and golf clubs!
This car is part of the Avis Prestige Coupe range available for delivery from London, Heathrow, and Manchester.
New Arrival - Audi A5 3.0 TDi Cabriolet S-Line
Avis Prestige has added the all-new Audi A5 3.0 TDi Cabriolet S-Line to its UK hire fleet. This is Audi's replacement for the A4 Cabriolet and combines four-seat saloon car practicalities with the sporty feeling of a convertible for those sunny days.
Audi really does pay attention to detail and the A5 Cabriolet is no exception, employing an Acoustic Fabric Hood that can fold and unfold in 15 seconds and which is said to make the cabin almost as quiet as its coupe counterpart.
This great looking A5 is part of the Avis Prestige convertible/cabriolet range available for delivery from London, Heathrow, and Manchester.
Supercar Specials for March
The sun has started to shine so why not take advantage of a last-minute Supercar experience?
We have lined up a great selection of performance cars which have been handpicked from the world's most sought-after marques.
Ideal to impress your friends and business partners, or as a special treat for a loved one. These last minute offers are perfect if you want to get away from it all at a great price.
Click in here to see our Supercar Specials range for March.
New arrival - Audi A5 2.7 Sportback
Avis Prestige has added the all-new Audi A5 2.7 Sportback to its UK hire fleet. The Sportback is one of the latest models to join Audi's impressive line-up and combines coupe styling and saloon ambiance with estate versatility.
Whilst this 4 door hatchback has no direct rival, some say that it looks like a cross between an A5 coupe and an A4 saloon. It manages to retain some of the coupes sporty looks and has similar legroom and roughly the same amount of boot space as an A4. The Audi A5 Sportback is yours to experience with Avis Prestige.
The Audi A5 Sportback is part of the Avis Prestige luxury Executive range available for delivery from London, Heathrow, and Manchester.
Avis Prestige wins award
Avis Prestige has been named the "World's Leading Luxury Car Rental Company" by World Travel Awards.
With more than 180,000 travel professionals and key suppliers casting votes, the award recognises Avis Prestige for service excellence and the commitment to achieving best-in-class Luxury Car rental. This prestigious award was presented at the 16th Annual World Travel Awards, held in London.
Accepting the award for Avis Prestige for the second year running were Chris Domoney and Helen Sylvester. "This award underscores Avis Prestige's focus on delivering exceptional and unparalleled customer service," said Chris. "We are truly thankful for this recognition and will strive to continue to provide our customers with the services they desire"
The Summer Getaway Range
Looking for summer getaway deals? Discover our amazing premium car hire deals starting from £74 a day for the Mercedes A200 AMG. These deals apply to all 7 day hires during the summer.
If you want to know more about any of the vehicles in our summer getaways, simply click on the car and you'll be whisked away to an overview of the vehicle, where you can select your dates and obtain an instant online car hire quote.