Road trip days out from London

Four easy, action-packed car journeys to give you a fresh look at the UK

To get from A to B in London you’d usually take a bus or the tube, but what if you want to get to x, y or even z?

Sometimes, the car really is the star – for getting to new places deep in the countryside, or when you need a boot to carry something big back home (sports gear, a vintage table you fell in love with, a case of wine…).

With Zipwagen, you can enjoy the freedom of the open road without the hassle of owning a car in the big city.

Meet Zipwagen

‘Zip-vah-gun’ is an innovative partnership between Volkswagen and Zipcar (the world’s largest car-sharing club). It allows Londoners to experience the thrill of driving the Volkswagen Golf GTE electric + petrol plug-in hybrid, without the hassle of owning a car in the city. Rates start from £7 an hour.

The Volkswagen Golf has an advanced engine lets you select E-mode and enjoy full electric driving for short city trips. But when you’re going further, E-mode combined with the TSI petrol engine gives you a full range of up to 166 miles per gallon.

Right, that’s the wheels sorted. Where are we off to today?

North
Things to do

North

Feel as free as a bird on a journey to Cambridge and beyond

South
Things to do

South

Great views and good wines, in the Surrey Hills

East
Things to do

East

Oysters and artists on a cruise along the north Kent coast

West
Things to do

West

Tracing the Thames for culture, scandal and afternoon tea