We don’t have an automobile facility that combines a full-service dealership, AMG driving experiences and a collection of classic cars in my hometown. But, you do if you live near London.

The facility is Mercedes-Benz World and it is located just 30 kilometres or so southwest of London. It attracts 300,000 visitors a year and over a million visitors already made the trip since the facility opened in 2006. Visitors can get hands-on with the latest Mercedes-Benz cars by taking test drives around the famous Brooklands’ handling circuit and/or put both the car and your driving skills to the test with one of several Driving Experiences.

While visiting, you can also take a walk around the exhibitions and get up close with a Gullwing and Maybach or take a seat in the cinema to learn about the history of Mercedes-Benz.

Mercedes-Benz World Brooklands

Admission to Mercedes-Benz World is free, but you’ll need to open your wallet for other adventures such as the driving course experiences; they range from $50 for a ride in an AMG Mercedes to $800 to drive an AMG for a half day. For a nice review of the facility, read Dave Halliday’s write up for Canwest News Service on the Times Colonist website here: Benz World lets you test your off-road skills.

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Click the map for more info at the Mercedes-Benz UK website