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      Your quick travel guide to Leicester

      Car Rental in Leicester: Britain’s First Environment City

      Leicester is one of the oldest cities in the United Kingdom! It was founded by the Romans in 50 CE, and this Roman heritage is primarily visible in the city’s infrastructure, complete with medieval town wall. Located very centrally in England, Leicester makes a nice base from which to rent a car and explore the country independently and spontaneously. Load up on fresh vegetables and other snacks and goods from the Leicester Market, one of the largest in Europe, and then head out on your self-drive tour. With your Leicester car hire, you can reach Birmingham, Stratford-upon-Avon, and the Peak District National Park in about an hour. If you plan on taking a weekend trip, Leicester is within reach of London, Liverpool, and Snowdonia National Park, all 2 to 3 hours’ drive from the city in normal traffic conditions. Here is a brief guide to finding the cheapest car hire in Leicester.

      Left-Hand Driving

      • When you pick up your car hire in Leicester, remember that traffic drives on the left-hand side of the road.

      Get the Best Deal on Leicester Auto Rentals at

      Rental cars in Leicester are available in five locations: downtown, in north and south Leicester, at the Marriott Hotel, and at the railway station. Car hire in Leicester starts as low as €15 a day year-round!

      Tips for Cheap Car Rental in Leicester

      By far the cheapest locations at which to book your Leicester car hire are downtown and in Leicester North. At both of these locations, Green Motion Car and Van Rental offer unbeatable prices year-round, while economy rental cars are still available.

      Booking your Leicester rental car over three or four months in advance of your arrival to Leicester does not automatically result in lower car hire prices. If you are planning on visiting Leicester during the peak summer months, however, it is prudent to book your car hire at least one or two months in advance of your arrival to ensure you receive these excellent daily rates.

      Key Things to Remember After You Pick Up Your Leicester Hired Car

      Speed limits in Leicester follow the national limits with only rare exceptions:

      1. 30 miles per hour in built-up areas
      2. 60 to 70 miles per hour on the motorway
      3. There are speed cameras in the Leicester area, so it is highly recommended that you drive the speed limit in order to avoid being issued a fine (and the accompanying surcharges from your rental car company). Be sure, for instance, to drive the posted 40 miles per hour on Melton Road.

      Parking in Leicester:

      • Street parking is regulated by time and fee throughout central Leicester. Prices per hour vary depending on where you park. You will purchase a parking ticket at an on-curb pay and display ticketing machine.
      • There are numerous car parks throughout central Leicester, with prices ranging from 50 pence to £1 an hour. The Victoria Park and St Margaret’s Pastures car parks charge just £1 for a two-hour stay and just £4 for a full 12 hours.

      The only toll road near Leicester is the M6 north of Birmingham, about 40 miles from Leicester. The tolled section of this motorway begins at Gilson. The toll is £5.50 and is payable at toll plazas via cash and credit card.

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      8.7 /4 reviews
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      Time it took to drop your car off10.0
      Cleanliness of the car9.5
      Overall condition of the car9.5
      Time it took to pick your car up7.5
      Green Motion
      4.1 /2 reviews
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      Green Motion
      Time it took to drop your car off6.0
      Cleanliness of the car9.0
      Overall condition of the car7.0
      Time it took to pick your car up2.0