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Explore Ontario with a car rental in London

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London is a large city located southwest of Toronto and about halfway between the Greater Toronto Area and the Canada-U.S. border crossing at Detroit, Michigan. VroomVroomVroom provides you with listings for all of the rental cars available from Avis, Enterprise, and Thrifty Car Rental in London!

London was named in the 18th century after England's capital city London, and one reason for this is that the then-Lieutenant-Governor John Simcoe intended the village to become the capital city of “Upper Canada”, as the region was then known. But the Governor overruled Simcoe, citing London's forest location as a problem.

Your affordable car rental will let you explore all of the features and attractions of modern-day London, including its numerous city parks. Just drive over in your rental car to Victoria Park in downtown London – it's the site of many community events, and is said to attract a million visitors each year! Other London parks you can drive to in your car rental include Springbank Park, Gibbons Park, Westminster Ponds, the Fanshawe Conservation Area and Pioneer Village, and Harris Park!

Are you flying to London International Airport and need a car?

Many travelers to London will fly into London International Airport, which is a top-12 Canadian airport in terms of passengers and aircraft movements.

If you're visiting London for the first time, you'll likely soon realize that it sits at the crossroads of Highway 401 and Highway 402. This means that if you book a car rental for your London stay, you have quite an opportunity to explore much of Ontario, from Windsor in the west to Sarnia in the north and Toronto to the east!

Are you going to London, ON, for a business trip?

If you're in London for business, you may already know that many corporations are located in this fine modern city. Life science and biotech research is conducted by the University of Western Ontario, the Canadian division of 3M is headquartered here, and Kellogg's Canada's 100 thousand-plus square meter plant is one of the most high-tech factories in the country. General Motors, Toyota and McCormick Canada are also major local employers, and if your company has sent you to deal with any of these companies, you'll be glad that you booked an affordable car rental at VroomVroomVroom.

You can pick out the type of rental vehicle you desire and it will be waiting on you in London, as soon as you arrive! There's no hassle and never any hidden fees with our service!

Do you want to know more about London?

London is one of the largest cities in Ontario and the 11th biggest metropolitan area in the country. It has over 360 thousand residents within its city limits, according to 2011 census numbers. London is famed throughout Western Ontario as a center for culture and learning, and the art and music scene in London is vibrant and attractive to tourists, while its economy, which includes many medical and scientific research firms, is also strong. Actor Ryan Gosling, actress Rachel McAdams and beer legend John Labatt were all born in London.

Here are interesting activities you might enjoy in London, ON!

If you're in London on a family vacation or visiting friends, it's very wise to use VroomVroomVroom so you can drive all around the city at your convenience, and never have to wait for a lift or for public transportation. London is home to many of Ontario's best cultural festivals. You can drive your affordable car rental to London Rib-Fest, the second largest barbecue rib cooking and serving festival in North America.

Or you can zip around town in your car rental and attend Sunfest, the second biggest festival for World music in the country! Other popular London festivals are the Home County Folk Festival, Rock the Park, LOLA (the London Ontario Live Arts Festival) and the International Food Festival.

History lovers can find a lot of interesting sites to visit in London, such as the Banting House National Historic Site of Canada. If you drive over to this house in London in your car rental, you can see where Sir Frederick Banting came up with the idea that would become the discovery of insulin. (Banting also has a local high school named after him.) London is home to the Flame of Hope, an eternal flame that will remain burning until the cure for diabetes is found.

Maybe that sounds a little boring to you… perhaps you'd prefer a hockey game and some beers with your friends? No problem! Drive your affordable car rental over to the Budweiser Gardens for a home game of the Ontario Hockey League's London Knights!

Bud Gardens is also home of the National Basketball League of Canada's London Lightning. In warm months, you can catch a soccer game featuring the London City. This Canadian Soccer League franchise lays claim to the title of the oldest active pro soccer club in North America!

Another great destination for fun is the 802-meter harness racing track called “The Western Fair Raceway”, so head over to the races and place a bet. Don't worry – there's a simulcast centre, coin slot casino and sports complex adjacent to the track, so year-round it's a lot of fun!

The Springbank Gardens are one of the great outdoor locations in London. It is a suitable place for spending some quality time with your family and having a lot of fun in the fresh air. The garden decorations and features will make it an even more relaxing experience. The venue is ideal for special occasions, such as weddings, concerts, workshops, birthdays and so on. All these can be held in the outdoor spaces, as well as in the partial covered areas of the gardens. Regardless, the experience will amazing and unique.

The Museum London provides the necessary collections of artifacts through which you can understand and learn more about the community and its surrounding region. The focus is placed on historic and artistic representations. Visitors will have a chance to explore the past through the collections available, see the steps and the people that have contributed to the formation of this city in the way it is today. The artistic exhibits will allow you to understand the values and the traditions of the people living and creating here.