Courgettes July

The plants in the Zipcar Garden have loved this recent hot spell and have shot right up, although it has meant the Zipcar Gardener needing to be extra vigilant on watering duties (we’ve got our fingers crossed there isn’t a hose pipe ban!). Our feline curators Ted and Zak have been suffering a little in the heat (what with that in-built fur coat), but they’re loving catching some shade under the Jurassic Park-sized broccoli and courgette leaves.

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Hampton Court Palace - (C) Shutterstock user Liliya Sayfeeva Trott
"Buckingham Palace is constantly crowded with tourists, and Kensington Palace is currently sheathed in scaffolding. For a glimpse into Britain’s royal history, what’s a local to do?" asks Tremayne from London city guide HG2. Read on for his review of Hampton Court Palace - the perfect day trip from London.

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Zipcar vehicle

At Zipcar, we’re all about saving our members money, and saving them the hassle of owning a car. And we are always on the lookout for new opportunities to spread the word. So today, we’re really pleased to announce that Zipcar has announced a partnership with Croydon Council, London’s largest borough, to provide a car club service to council employees.

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Mark Hix's Tramshed in Shoreditch, London ® Tramshed
Mr & Mrs Smith is the leading boutique hotel booking website in the UK. Established in 2003 when co-founder James Lohan realised there were no good boutique hotel guides on the market, it’s now a household name among savvy travellers. Read on for more history of the company, where it’s headed next, and James’ recommendations for the best pubs in London.

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Aruna Seth / Zipcar driving shoe

Shoe designer Aruna Seth is one of our most glamorous Zipstars, and injects a dose of high style into everything she does. And yes, that even extends to that typically pedestrian fashion choice – the driving shoe.

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Two vintage race cars at Goodwood.

Tom Callow of Automotive PR takes us on a trip to the Goodwood Festival of Speed (in a Zipcar of course) and describes how the classic British motorshow has evolved over the years.

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The colourful shop fronts that line Columbia Road © Kyle Taylor
"City dwellers frequently seek ways to flee London during the weekends, but why not spend a fun and restorative day out within the city limits? A slow-paced Sunday drive to Columbia Road Flower Market in East London is just the ticket for newcomers and locals alike who are after a spot of laidback browsing and exploring and to pick up some bright, colourful flowers to light the week ahead." Read on for the lowdown on a day out at Columbia Road.

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The Wedding Smashers

The Wedding Smashers (Max and Lucy), are two of our featured Zipstars, and are wedding DJs with a difference. Forget the same old cheesy tunes that always get played – the Birdie Song anyone? – Max and Lucy bring a fresh sound to the coolest weddings and parties across the UK.

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Horseracing

We couldn’t forget the Zipcars and members in other UK cities on our adventures, so this month the team and I took a Cambridge Zipcar out to see where we could zip to in a day in the East of England.

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'Name That Zipcar' Facebook competition
A few months ago I told you about how Zipcars get their names. Do you fancy getting in on the naming action? Read on to find out how.

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