Places to Visit in Crawley

Crawley offers a plethora of tourist attractions including historical sites, museums, country parks and more. Availing car hire Crawley services from Choice Vehicle Rentals will allow you to visit these places with ease. Here are the some of the most visited tourist attractions in Crawley:

Tilgate Park

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Tilgate Park is ideally located in the South East of Crawley. It is the biggest and the most famous park that has a lot of history to tell. There are lawns and gardens, woodland, beautiful lakes and other places that are ideal for long walks. Tilgate Park has Champion trees, which are known to be the oldest and the tallest of their type.  Additionally, there is a small nature centre that is a home to over 500 animals, of 95 various types. Tilgate Park is a great place to visit in all seasons.

If you wish to park your car in the main car park, you have to pay £1.00/hour or a maximum of £5.00/day. The main car park is available from 9 am to 6 pm during the summer and 9 am to 4 pm during the winter.

Crawley High Street Market

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Crawley High Street Market is located in the paved area from the Jubilee Oak down to Ifield Road and in Queens Square. There are around 100 shopping stalls in this area. Some of them sell clothing, fruits, vegetables and other household goods.  The Traditional market opens every Friday and Saturday from 8:30 am to 5 pm.

You may park your rental vehicle at the Orchard Street car park.

The Hawth

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The Hawth is a venue for theatre, west end shows, dance, opera and many more. It offers a Curzon Cinema with 855 seats and a Sway Dance Studio with 146 seats. You will also find a woodland amphitheatre and some outdoor exhibition areas during summer. The Hawth may also be used for conferences and presentations. There are 250 free car parking spaces on site.

Arctic Jungle

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The Arctic Jungle offers a children’s indoor play centre, with over 70 various play elements, a 7-metre high climbing wall and a large space for parties. There is 3 hours of free parking outside the premises.

Crawley Museum Centre

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The Crawley Museum Centre exhibits life during the Bronze Age until the modern day. Additionally, there are artifacts that came from the Iron Age and the Romano-British sites at Goff’s Park and Broadfields. There is free parking available within the vicinity.

Hire a car at Choice Vehicle Rentals and visit these beautiful places in Crawley! Call us on 01273 819303 to learn more.


Dos and Don’ts of People Who Rent Vehicles

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If you are planning to rent a vehicle, you must first know your obligations as a vehicle rental client. The vehicle that you’re going to rent will be your biggest responsibility. As a driver, it is also your job to make sure that your passengers are safe at all times.

To provide you with a better understanding, here are the Dos and Don’ts of vehicle rental:


  • Reserve the vehicle that you want to rent before the actual rental date.
  • Inspect the rented vehicle before leaving the vehicle rental company.
  • Save the telephone number of the vehicle rental company in your mobile. Call them when you experience problems with the vehicle.
  • Always bring your valid driver’s license.
  • Transport the number of persons based on the capacity of the vehicle.
  • Observe and follow all the traffic rules and regulations.
  • Take appropriate precautions when driving conditions are hazardous.
  • Be responsible for taking appropriate measures to secure and safeguard the vehicle until it is returned.
  • Clean the car before returning it.


  • Do not park the rental vehicle in “no parking” zones.
  • Do not smoke inside the vehicle.
  • Do not drive while under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
  • Do not take for granted the safety of the vehicle or the safety of the passengers.
  • Do not carry more people than the vehicle is designed to capacitate. Do not overload the vehicle.
  • Return the vehicle on time, as outlined in the vehicle rental agreement.

Aside from these dos and don’ts, it is also advised that you read the guidelines of the vehicle rental company to avoid encountering complications or misunderstandings.

Choice Vehicle Rentals provides vehicle rental services in different areas in the UK including Sussex, Gatwick and car hire Crawley. Please contact us on 01273 819 303 for reservations and inquiries.

Different Vehicles for Hire for Certain Types of Trip

Tourists and people who are going on a trip with their loved ones usually rent a vehicle because it is more convenient and practical. Choice Vehicle Rentals offers different types of vehicles for hire that are ideal for different types of trip.

  • Couple Getaway

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The perfect car for couples who are planning a getaway is the VAUXHALL CORSA A/C. Running on unleaded fuel it has better engine protection and gives a better performance compared to diesel cars. It also has additives that keep the engine clean and in good condition for a long period of time. With active safety features including the latest generation of electronically controlled stability, it has an advanced brake system as well as helpful driver assistance equipment.

  • A small family trip

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The VAUXHALL ASTRA is a 5-seater car that is perfect for a small family getaway. The car has multiple airbags for the safety of everyone, including an airbag for the driver, the passenger in front, front seat side-impact airbags and a full-size curtain airbag. The car also has a CD and MP3 player with stereo radio.

  • Group escape

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Some people enjoy spending their holidays in big groups. They can be a group of friends, officemates, schoolmates or relatives. The most advisable vehicle to hire for group trips is the Ford mini bus. It comes in different sizes including a 9-seater, 12-seater, 15-seater or a 17-seater minibus. All of these mini bus are available from car hire Sussex providers like Choice Vehicle Rentals.

To ensure that you can be relaxed and comfortable on your journey, hire your vehicle from Choice Vehicle Rentals. Contact us on 01273 819303 to book the perfect vehicle for your getaway.

A Guide to Car Rental Insurance

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Car rental companies offer a variety of insurance policies. They have the standard car rental insurance option and excess insurance options. What is the difference between the two?

Standard Car Rental Insurance

The standard insurance policy provides protection for vehicular accident and for theft cases. The company will cover the expenses for repairing the damaged parts. The insurance gives protection against third party claims where the car will be driven; insurance against the cars loss through theft or damage by attempted theft; and, usually a collision damage waiver that partially insures the renter against accidental damage to the vehicle.

Excess Insurance

Whatever amount is beyond the covered costs of the standard policy will be considered as excess insurance. Car hire companies sometimes charge excess for the damage on the car, even if it is not your fault. As the renter, you will be required to pay a contribution to cover the damage. This kind of policy can be bought in a yearly package prior to renting. The excess amount can be reimbursed at the end of the year or at the end of the contract.

As a conclusion, both of these insurance policies are recommended and essential for people who hire vehicles. This will lessen your worries upon the turnover of the car and the time of payment. There are still other existing car rental insurance options out in the vehicle rental industry but these are the most practical.

If you have any further questions regarding car hire or car insurance policies, please contact Choice Vehicle rentals on 01273 819303. We have branches located in the South of England, together with car hire Crawley, Brighton, Gatwick, Sussex and Eastbourne.