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Current offers in London

Economy
Economy
e.g. Fiat 500 or the like
Fiat 500
from 10 £/day
Economy
  • All-round carefree package
Fiat 500
from 20 £/day
Economy
  • Directly available
Fiat 500
from 10 £/day
Economy
  • Without excess
Fiat 500
from 14 £/day
Compact
Compact
e.g. Volkswagen Golf or the like
Volkswagen Golf
from 13 £/day
Compact
  • All-round carefree package
Citroen C4 cactus
from 23 £/day
Compact
  • Directly available
Volkswagen Golf
from 13 £/day
Compact
  • Without excess
Volkswagen Golf
from 17 £/day
Further vehicle classes
Intermediate
e.g. Volvo V40 or the like
Volvo V40
from 14 £/day
Station Wagon / Minivan
e.g. Volkswagen Golf Estate or the like
Volkswagen Golf Estate
from 17 £/day
7 seater
e.g. Citroen C4 Grand Picasso or similar or the like
Citroen C4 Grand Picasso or similar
from 19 £/day
9 seater
e.g. Volkswagen Transporter or the like
Volkswagen Transporter
from 25 £/day
Off-road vehicle (SUV)
e.g. Peugeot 2008 or the like
Peugeot 2008
from 14 £/day
Convertible
e.g. Mini Cooper Convertible or the like
Mini Cooper Convertible
from 63 £/day
Luxury Car
e.g. BMW 318 or the like
BMW 318
from 45 £/day
Van
e.g. Volkswagen Caddy commercial van or the like
Volkswagen Caddy commercial van
from 18 £/day

Discovering London by Car Hire

Exploring London with a hired car

The best way to explore not only London, but also its surroundings is to hire a car. This way, you can be fully independent and enjoy the area very conveniently. With Driveboo, you can easily compare different car hire offers and book your rental car directly online. London being the capital of the United Kingdom and the largest city in Europe, is one of the world’s most important business, financial and cultural centres. The City of London is home to the largest international banks and businesses. By housing around 240 museums, London is also the cultural capital of the United Kingdom. Further, the city has the world’s most developed metro network with 400 kilometres and 270 stations.

Where should I hire a car in London?

London is one of the largest and most popular metropolises in the world. Therefore, it is possible to hire a car in basically every part of the city. However, with its four major airports, London is usually visited by plane. For those choosing this means of transportation, it will be most convenient to pick up a rental car directly at the airport. The airports near London are all located in strategic locations – relatively far from one another. The main one is Heathrow Airport (LHR), which is also the busiest airport in Europe and seventh busiest airport in the world. Other airports in the area include:

Airport IATA-Code Distance to the city centre Location of rental car companies
Heathrow Airport LHR 19.3 miles Car rental desks at Terminals 2, 3, 4 and 5
Gatwick Airport LGW 51.3 miles Car rental desks in both terminals
Luton Airport LTN 34.9 miles Car Hire Centre
Stansted Airport STN 39.9 miles Stansted Airport Car Rental Village

Insure your car hire in London

If you rent a car in London, you should always choose full insurance, regardless of the amount of time you plan on driving. When hiring a car, you should also pay extra attention to include a liability insurance with a high coverage.

Driving in and around London – traffic regulations in England

As usual, cars are driven on the left. Drivers from other countries are advised to first practice their skills on less frequented roads. All drivers in England must be at least 18 years old and have a valid driving licence. A European driver's licence is sufficient. All passengers must wear seat belts, but drivers are only responsible for themselves and minors.

Emergency phone numbers in England:

Emergency situation Phone number
Police 999 or 112
Fire brigade 999 or 112
Ambulance 999 or 112

What are the speed limits for rental cars in England and London?

Type of road Maximum speed in mph Maximum speed in km/h
Motorway 70 mph 112 km/h
Dual carriageway 70 mph 112 km/h
Built-up areas 30 mph 48 km/h
Single carriageway 60 mph 96 km/h

Explore the surroundings of London with a car hire

panoramic view of Oxford

Oxford

Hampton Court Palace London

Hampton Court Palace

With a car hire, you can also visit various destinations in the area surrounding London. Worth a visit is Hampton Court, located to the south-west of the city, where many English kings resided up to the mid-18th century. The castle has a magnificent interior and is surrounded by beautiful gardens. Take your car hire to a drive to the historic suburb of Greenwich, home to the Royal Observatory, Queens House and Greenwich Park, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. You can also relax with a trip to Hampstead Heath: this is a beautiful park with stunning bathing lakes. Also the beautiful city of Brighton is always worth a visit, as well as the small town of Stratford-upon-Avon, northwest of London. An extraordinary day-trip destination is Oxford, the famous university town, which is located about 90 km northwest of London.

Destination Distance by car in miles Distance by car in kilometres Time
Hampton Court 4.6 miles 7.5 km 31 min
Greenwich 7.0 miles 11 km 36 min
Hampstead Heath 4.9 miles 8 km 36 min
Brighton 53.1 miles 85.5 km 1 h 16 min
Stratford-upon-Avon 102 miles 164 km 2 h 9 min
Oxford 59.6 miles 96 km 1 h 38 min

Discover London's Highlights with Your Car Hire

Westminster Palace London

Westminster Palace

Royal Botanic Gardens London

Royal Botanic Gardens

In London, there are four UNESCO World Heritage sites, namely the Tower of London, the Greenwich Astronomical Observatory, the Royal Botanic Gardens and the area including Westminster Palace, Westminster Abbey and St. Margaret’s Church.

Also worth visiting in the city are the West End and Leicester Square. You should also definitely see the famous Piccadilly Circus, one of the symbols of London. Other attractions of the area include Chinatown and Covent Garden, including the Opera House. Nearby, you will also find Europe’s busiest shopping street, Oxford Street, which is about 1.2 miles long. While being in London, you also need to see one of the city's biggest symbols – Big Ben. Another famous symbol of the city is Tower Bridge, one of the most beautiful bridges existing.

Those who want to relax surrounded by beautiful greenery should visit Hyde Park. This is one of several Royal Parks in London, located on both sides of the Serpentine lake and covering an area of 360 acres. The Boat Race on the Thames between the rowing teams of Cambridge and Oxford is an absolute highlight for many tourists and should not be missed on a trip to London in the spring.

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Frequently asked questions about booking a rental car London

Can I rent a car in London without a credit card?
No, in London it is not possible to book a rental car without a credit card.
Until when can I return a rental car {in London?
In principle, you can return the rental car at any time of the day. It is only important that you return the rental car no later than the time specified at the time of booking.
Do I have to take additional insurance in London?
If you book fully comprehensive insurance without a deductible, you do not have to take out additional insurance on-site.
How long do I have to cancel a rental car?
You have up to 24 hours before rental time to cancel.

Questions about the price

What does a rental car cost in London?
A rental car in London costs on the average 9.44 £ per day.
What does a rental car in London cost per week?
A rental car in London costs on average 66.08 £ per week 9.44 £ per day).
How much does a rental car in London cost for one month?
A rental car in London costs on average 283.21 £ for one month (9.44 £ per day).
Which rental car provider is the cheapest in London?
Rentalcars.com is in London the cheapest. A rental costs 37.76 £ for 4 days.
What does a small rental car cost in London?
A small rental car costs in London 9.44 £ per day.
What does a middle-class rental car cost in London?
A middle-class rental car costs in London 13.91 £ per day.
What does a transporter cost in London?
A transporter costs in London 16.16 £ per day.
How high is the deposit for a rental car in London?
In London the deposit amounts begin at 149.80 £.
How high is the liability sum in London?
Each rental car is insured at least with the legal liability sum. In London there are 3 provider with a liability sum greater than 7.5 million euros.
How high is the fee for young drivers in London?
Drivers under the age of 26 often pay a fee. This deviates strongly from the individual offers. We always show you the price including all fees.
How much does it cost to cancel a rental car?
Up to 24 hours prior to rental, cancellation costs nothing.

Questions about car rental providers

Which car rental providers are at the London?
At the London there are 6 Supplier: e.g. Holiday Autos, CarDelMar, Sunny Cars, Rentalcars.com, Enterprise