The west London district of Hammersmith is a vibrant and interesting area, with plenty for the visitor to see and do. With a hire car, visitors can avoid public transport and it is more straightforward to get to many attractions. Within the vicinity are historic houses and country parks, such as Fulham Palace, Chiswick House and Gardens, and Gunnersbury Park. Just a stone’s throw away over the river, in Barnes, is the WWT London Wetland Centre, a great place for bird and wildlife spotting in the city, while a little further away is the Royal Botanic Gardens Kew. Many visitors are surprised at how many green spaces there are in London, and South West London certainly has many of them, including the spectacular expanse of Richmond Park and historic Bushy Park. Within Bushy Park, Hampton Court Palace is well worth a visit, both for the opulent interior and the beautiful gardens. Other great districts to explore in the area include Richmond, with its riverside bars and restaurants, Twickenham and Kingston, while the lively areas of Clapham, Putney and Battersea are also within easy reach. The Enterprise Rent-A-Car branch is conveniently located close to the Hammersmith London Underground, along King Street (the A315). This leads into Chiswick High Road, which connects with the M4, so it is easy to get out of the city.