Car Hire at St. Pancras International Train Station
St. Pancras International car rentalYou will find the Avis car hire office inside the St. Pancras International car park. From the railway station’s main departure information hall, follow signs to the car park, passing shops and eateries like Boots, Patisserie Valerie and Pret A Manger. Now you're all set to explore London and beyond.
Plan your journey from St. Pancras International railway stationWhether it is your first trip to London or you’re a regular visitor, this is a city that’s never short of head-turning sights, sounds and experiences. There’s an encyclopaedic list of heritage attractions to choose from in the UK capital but what often surprises visitors is just how green the city is: beautifully kept parkland carpets vast swathes of London.
Where to begin? The world’s greatest museums and art galleries are here: all with free entry. Enticing shopping, from the extravagance of iconic department stores like Harvey Nichols, Liberty and Selfridges, to the boutiques of Covent Garden and street markets of Old Spitalfields and Camden Lock.
After eating out in this global culinary city it’s hard not to feel like every other town is missing something. From superstar-chef-run eateries in top hotels to gastropubs and tapas bars, you’ll find whatever you are looking for.
Time for a drink? The City’s Square Mile reveals Charles Dickens' favoured haunts; on Fleet Street a visit to Ye Olde Cheshire Cheese pub is to step back in time; while those promenading the banks of the Thames will find it punctuated by welcoming bars and coffee shops.
At night, London continues to entertain and enthral visitors. London's Theatreland is centred on Shaftsbury Avenue in the city’s grand old West End. London’s many nightclubs and music venues attract best-in-show acts and performers.
Road trips from LondonHeading out of London after collecting your car at St. Pancras International? Consider one of these nearby destinations.
Drive for 120 miles from St. Pancras car hire to one of the prettiest cities in Britain. Bath reveals the best preserved Roman spa from the ancient world. Behind the walls of the Pump Rooms lie a series of colonnaded verandas leading to open courtyards and an enormous jade-green pool. Take to the pools yourself at Thermae, a rooftop aquatic centre which opened in 2006 alongside the ancient complex and look out over the gothic spires of this charming city.
Hit the M4 motorway for the one-hour’s drive from London to riverside Windsor. Pay a visit to the world's largest and oldest occupied castle, the family home of British royalty for almost 1,000 years. Take a stroll along the Long Walk to the Copper Horse statue; there are great views to be had. Cross the town bridge over to Eton for a stroll along its age-old high street and catch a glimpse of its famous school, founded in 1440.
The ancient stone circle of Stonehenge is a two-hour drive from London in good traffic. Much of the route winds through postcard-perfect rolling Wiltshire landscape. Why these colossal stones were dragged to this plain near Salisbury 5,000 years ago remains a tantalising mystery. A visitor’s centre on site will show you what is known so far.
Don't forget the London Congestion ChargeThis hire station is just inside the London Congestion Charge zone.
Drivers in central London between 7am and 6pm on Monday to Friday (look out for the Congestion Charge signs) have to pay the charge on a daily basis. The official site has maps and details on how to pay the charge.
We can process the payment on your behalf for the first day of your hire, so you have more time to relax and enjoy the journey. Just let us know when you collect your car.
Passing through the Dartford Tunnel? Please note that the small toll charge can no longer be paid at the barriers; drivers must pay online in advance or by midnight the following day. This site explains the payment system in more detail.
Driving rules in the United KingdomWhich side of the road?
In the United Kingdom, please drive on the left side of the road.
Country driving laws
- Mobile phones may only be used with a headset or hands-free device
- Use the outside lane to overtake on motorways and dual carriageways
- There is a congestion charge payable when driving in London
- Zebra crossings (black and white stripes on the road) give pedestrians right of way to cross the road
All speed signs will be in mph.
For a standard Avis rental vehicle with no trailers:
- Urban areas: 30 mph (48 km/h)
- Rural areas: 60 mph (96 km/h)
- Motorways: 70 mph (112 km/h)
Child safety / Seatbelt laws
- It is compulsory for the driver and all passengers to wear a seatbelt
- Children aged under 12 or less than 135cm tall must be seated in an appropriate child restraint for their size
Please note, it is the child’s parent/guardian or vehicle renter’s responsibility to fit the child seat.
This road rules information is for provided for general guidance only. We endeavour to keep the information up to date and accurate, but any reliance you place on this information is at your own risk.