Driving a vehicle is best avoided if you can. This is is a terribly congested city and the road network in central London is crowded and difficult to negotiate. First, you’ll have to get used to driving on the other side of the road, which can be quite tricky if you’re not used to it. Most cars in Europe are manual, which means that they have gears and a clutch. This is called a ‘stick-shift’ in the States, and if you have not driven one before then your first time should not be on Oxford Street in the middle of London. If you simply have to have a car, then you should be aware of the following rules and regulations regarding the use of a private vehicle or hire car in this city.
It is far quicker and more convenient to use the excellent public transport that is available. Once you have figured out where you need to go, you will be able to find a tube, bus or train that will be able to get you very close to your destination.