Many travelers will land in this famous hub airport. For many of these people, long layovers are expected. When this is the case, you may want to rent a car in Heathrow Airport and spend some time exploring this ancient, yet modern, city. For others, London is their final destination and they will need to contact a car rental in Heathrow Airport to secure transportation. In both cases, there is plenty to see close to the airport and in the city itself.
A great place to visit while in this city is the world famous British Museum which is about 17 miles from the airport. This museum contains a huge number of artifacts from all over the world. The museum has been around since 1753.
Another great museum is the Museum of London, about 18 miles from Heathrow. Here you can learn more about life from Saxon times to modern times. And if you visit the National Army Museum, you can find out about life in the Army from 1066 to the present.
Less than 20 miles from the airport is the Tower of London. This historic palace and fortress is known for its long history, some of it infamous. Visitors can see the Royal Crown Jewels, the Traitor`s Gate, and the White Tower.
Those who have a car rental in Heathrow Airport can also visit a variety of churches and famous cathedrals. You can also make a quick visit to Westminster Abby which is less than 20 miles from the airport.