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If your trip to Esher is all booked but your itinerary is a little on the empty side, let us give you a helping hand.
If you asked a local for sightseeing recommendations, they'd probably point you to Chessington World of Adventures and Hampton Court Palace. These popular attractions are certain to impress.
There's nothing quite like discovering somewhere new. While you're in town, Bushy Park and RHS Garden Wisley should be among them. Another attraction here is Pembroke Lodge.
If you're searching for an exciting pit stop, turn your steering wheel in the direction of Reading. It features well-known attractions like Madejski Stadium and Mapledurham House and Watermill. To get there, travel 28 miles from Esher. Still up for some sightseeing? Punch Brighton into your GPS. This delightful destination also features some rewarding sights like Brighton Beach and Brighton Pier, and it's just 37 miles away.
If you're traveling to Esher for work-related purposes, you'll probably be visiting some business and convention centers. With your own rental car, you can relax knowing you'll get there on time. Here are some of the biggest and the best:
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Having your own wheels in Esher will give you the freedom to go wherever you want at your own pace. Maybe you're planning to leave town, hit the open road, and go where the wind blows. If so, grab one of our mid-size or full-size SUVs and check out the rivers in the area. If you're all about the bright city lights, jump behind the wheel of something small. Dashing around heavy traffic and busy streets will be a lot easier with a mini or compact car.
Sometimes the journey is more significant than the destination, which makes your car choice particularly important. If you're planning an unforgettable road trip around Esher, a comfortable SUV could be the perfect solution. If you want a fantastic bargain and plan on sticking mostly to the city, a versatile compact is a smart pick. All you need to do is choose what's the best fit, throw your bags in the back seat, and clock up those miles.
From its expressways to its alleys, exploring Esher is easy with your own wheels. But before you veer into the fast lane, here's what you need to know about hitting the road in this city:
Motorists drive on the left-hand side of the road in Esher. If you plan to rent a car here, be aware that the steering wheel will be on the right. It could take a little getting used to!
Locating a car space in Esher won't be too challenging. Of course, it depends on where you are and when — it may be tricky parking right in the center during busy periods.
As the population of Esher is roughly 52,400, you shouldn't have too much difficulty with traffic. That being said, city center streets are generally busier before and after work hours, so you may want to avoid driving during these times.
Most residential areas in Esher have a 30 mi/h speed limit. Outside these built-up areas, the speed limits normally range between 30 mi/h and 70 mi/h.
Normally, one of two things will happen. Your rental car company may charge the fined amount to your credit card. This is the most common practice. Alternatively, it may supply your contact details to the relevant local authority so the fine is sent straight to you.
As in many places, regular cell phone usage is not permitted while driving around Esher. There is an exception for hands-free or Bluetooth functions. Just ensure you stay focused on the road.
The legal BAC (blood alcohol content) limit when operating a vehicle in Esher is 0.08%. If a big night is on the cards, leave your rental car behind and organize some other way of getting home instead.
Turning on a red light isn't permitted in Esher. Always be on the lookout for traffic lights and signs so you don't breach any traffic laws.
Seat belts should always be fastened in Elmbridge. Having said that, the rules may not apply for some vehicles, like those operated by public transportation systems.