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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 want the best deal, you’ll find it with us.
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)|
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|
|London City Airport||£22.60||£6.70|
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.
Info on car hire in London
|Cheapest month / most expensive month||Average cost per day of car hire in London|
|Legal drink driving limit||Minimum renter age|
|35 micrograms of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath||Most companies require you to be at least 23 years old|
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|Built up areas||30mph|
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