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Britain’s biggest and busiest airport – indeed, the third busiest in the world – Heathrow handles more international passengers than any other airport on Earth. Located in the west of the capital and covering 3,000 acres of the city, London’s primary airport is often regarded as so important for local infrastructure that it would not be amiss to call it a modern aerotropolis. HAPPYCAR offers various attractive options for a Heathrow car hire so that wherever you decide to go, your stay in the UK is stress-free from day one. We check the prices of international and local providers so that you don’t have to check each website to provide you with the best deals on a car hire to make your money go further on a rental car that fits your specific needs. You have the options of choosing car size, pick up location and type of insurance to ensure you get the best deal on a great car hire!

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Founded as a small grass airfield in 1929 under the name London Airport, Heathrow assumed its current name after the Ministry of Civil Aviation took over in 1946. Three runways had been completed by the following year and traffic boomed quickly after. Today, London Heathrow has excellent road links to London and most other parts of the country and a car hire Heathrow is one of the best places in the country from which to strike out.

Within Heathrow you can find a wide variety of shops at every terminal, from designer brands to familiar high-street stores, and plenty of duty-free items such as tobacco, aftershave and alcohol. Heathrow’s array of lounges is extensive and available regardless of whether you’re travelling in first class or economy, and can be a welcome break away from the hive of activity that overwhelms Heathrow on a daily basis. Complementary shopping consultants can even be found in Heathrow’s lounges to offer advice – just look for their green uniforms.


Close by to Heathrow you can find an excellent choice of attractions to enjoy if you have only a few hours to spare, and a car hire Heathrow is an excellent option to avoid delays. The London Eye is one of the most iconic attractions in London, with an unparalleled view of the city. For children, Legoland Windsor is enough to fill any child with excitement and Thorpe Park offers some of the world’s most exciting roller coasters. A car rental Heathrow is available from all our providers can be arranged at all of Heathrow's five terminals, and remains a popular choice. Hiring a car is a great way to get to your final destination without having to rely on public transport.