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  • Where to pick up your car

    There are over 100 car hire locations in London, and the most popular place to rent a car is Heathrow Airport.

  • Top car rental brands

    The most popular car rental brands in London are Europcar, Alamo, Hertz, Keddy and Interrent.

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    Warmest month: July (19°C)
    Coldest month: January (5°C)

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Hire a car in London

The iconic city of London is famous across the globe, and with good reason.

London is a myriad of cultures, a historic time capsule and an entertainment hot-spot that's ahead of its time. There's no denying that it's the must-see city in England, and if you're planning to visit, you've made a great decision.

We let you compare car hire from over 20 car rental brands across London and beyond, including all six international airports as well as all major train stations. Whether you're looking for out-of-hours pick-up and drop-off times, luxury rental cars, or you just the best deal, you'll find it with us.

Helpful advice

Find your ideal car type

At easyCar, we work hard to get you the best choice on cheap, economy vehicles. In the table below, you'll find average prices for car hire in London:

Car type Average cost per day (London airports) Average cost per day (London downtown)
Mini £12.20 £15.90
Economy £14.40 £18.00
Compact £17.10 £21.40
Standard £26.40 £31.10
Intermediate £26.90 £32.30
Premium £42.60 £48.70
Luxury £52.00 £77.30

So, if you're looking for the cheapest deal on your London car hire, search with easyCar and filter your results to show only vehicles marked “Mini” or “Economy”.

Downtown or at the airport?

When booking your car hire, it's good to consider your pick-up location. You'll usually get the best deal from major locations, especially airports, when compared to your local car rental desk.

Location Average cost per day Lowest cost per day
Heathrow Airport £19.60 £1.70
Luton Airport £17.30 £4.50
Gatwick Airport £17.80 £4.60
Edgware Road £22.90 £5.20
Stansted Airport £16.60 £5.40
Waterloo £24.80 £6.10
London City Airport £22.60 £6.70
Paddington £22.00 £7.60
Victoria Station £25.80 £7.90
Kings Cross £23.70 £9.00

Check out the price comparison of our most popular car hire destinations, so you can quickly see the best value pick-up points across the city.

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Useful London knowledge

The Congestion Charge

If you hire a car in London, it's important to know about the congestion charge. This applies to most vehicles in certain parts of central London.

  • The congestion charge occurs between 7am and 6pm Monday to Friday.
  • Charges do not apply on weekends and bank holidays.
  • It costs between £10.50 and £14 depending on whether you pay in advance or by midnight the following day.

It's easy to stay out of the central zone, and as the traffic is always hectic within this area, you'll be avoiding the worst of it.

The T-Charge also applies in central zones, but only to the most polluting vehicles, which most rental cars won't be. This costs £10 per day.

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London travel tips

Get to know the city

Where to arrive
Sometimes flying into the smaller airports can save you money – both on car hire and flights.

What to bring
Pack for all sorts of weather – even if it looks sunny, rain can appear and vice versa. Be prepared!

How to get around
Walk and tube in the immediate city, drive outside in the suburbs and beyond.

When to visit
The city of London is exciting every day of the year. So, you'll suit London whenever it suits you.

Why London?
Theatres and parks, palaces and festivals, shopping and pubs, bridges and brunch – need we go on?...

A day out in London

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