Book a Cheap Car Hire in London and Throughout England
Being the largest city in Britain, London covers around 700 square miles. However, when it is referred to as the “City of London” it refers only to the area occupied by the original old walled city built by the Romans. It was known at the beginning of this great metropolis we know today simply as London, and that over the years expanded life and business grew outwards from it.
With London being known for its arts, economy, catwalk, shopping destinations and UNESCO World Heritage Sites, it is a place where several lines cross and is a perfect venue to witness and learn more about the English culture. Whilst driving in London can be an art form of it's own, it is a 'must do' when visiting not only the UK's capital but the car rental capital as well.
Why rent a car in London through VroomVroomVroom?
VroomVroomVroom has some perfectly placed car hire depots in the city that can offer you some unbelievable rates. Although driving in London can be a little challenging at times, it is a great central location to collect your rental car and head out to other parts of the UK.
- Lowest rates guaranteed: Hundreds of people per day hire a car within London using VroomVroomVroom because we have the cheapest price on rental cars. We are even willing to match any price you see online. Read our price promise here so you will know what we are talking about.
- Convenient pick up and drop off locations: VroomVroomVroom has many car rental depots in and around London that serve as the perfect pick up and drop off locations for some fantastic sightseeing opportunities, and having the freedom to choose makes the whole experience perfect. We have over 30 depots in and around London, so we are confident that we can offer something that will suit your needs and budget.
- Alternative pick up and drop off locations: You also have the option to book a car hire in Stansted Airport or Gatwick Airport.
- Excellent assistance: Our friendly customer care experts are ready to assist you. If you need help in booking a car rental in London and other pick up locations, feel free to contact us anytime.
Car rental requirements in London
- full valid drivers license (all parts)
- a second ID like a passport or a recent utility bill showing your name and address
- a valid credit card in the name of the driver
- any health documents if you have anything related to health on your license.
If you have all these, then your pick up should be plain sailing (or driving!). Since the UK government has implemented the paperless driving licence, make sure to read our article for more information on that.
Important note: When you pick up your car hire in London, you may be subject to the Congestion Charge that is in place. Also, if you have entered the zone, even for a minute or two, you will need to pay the daily charge. If you do not, then the you will be charged further for every day that you fail to pay, so make sure you pay on the same day that you enter the zone to avoid further problems as even though you got a great hire car from VroomVroomVroom, it is your responsibility to pay the tolls and charges when you use it.
Best time to visit London
The most popular time to go to London is late spring and summer, but the prices tend to surge during these seasons so make sure to book a car rental, hotel and flight in advance. The warm weather makes it a great time to explore the city, enjoy outdoor activities and attend vibrant festivals including the Notting Hill Carnival, Pride Parade, and Lovebox. If you want to escape the crowd and snag some airfare and accommodation deals, visit London in the fall and winter. However, be prepared for chilly temperatures and buildup of tourists in December.
Driving tips in London
Before leaving, check your map or GPS so you can plan your journey. It is also best to check the traffic situation in London via Guardian or Google Maps so you can choose the best route to your destination. Relying on the road signs for directions is not a great idea when you are driving lanes of busy traffic. The speed limit on inner roads are 30mph and remember that everyone drives on the left side of the road. During rush hour, it is best to just park your hire car in one of the Park and Ride stations around the London Burroughs and use the tube or bus to get around central London.
Experience new adventures with your London car rental
Are you tired of doing the same thing, going to the same places, and eating the same food each time you visit London? We at VroomVroomVroom have come up with a list of interesting activities that you can do during your holiday in the capital of Britain. London has many world-class attractions and most of them are free such as the National Gallery and Tate Modern. I'm sure you would like to explore more of London so check out our short guide below:
Ripley's Believe It or Not! London
HintHuntAddress:72-76 Eversholt Street, NW11BY London
Highly regarded in the industry as the Stonehenge experts, this established British company has a history of excellence under its belt. Operating daily tours, departing from London, Bath and Salisbury which include Stonehenge and explore the surrounding area - rich in History, Myths, Legends and Mysteries. They also offer a unique opportunity to go beyond the Stonehenge fences and enter the inner circle.
Their Stonehenge special access tours can also be arranged for private groups - whichever tour you choose, they promise a truly unique and memorable experience you won't forget. Other highlights on this tour include: Salisbury Cathedral, Avebury Stone Circle, Old Sarum Castle, Glastonbury Abbey and Tor, King Arthur's Avalon, Georgian City of Bath, The Cotswold's and much more.
Natural History Museum
CitizenM London Bankside Hotel
Address: 20 Lavington Street, London SE1 0NZ
Stay in one of London's trendiest and most affordable hotels, citizenM, which is conveniently located right in the city centre where almost everything is within easy reach. The London Bankside hotel offers 192 stylish rooms that are equipped with modern amenities, including a rain shower, international plug system, and free movies and Wi-Fi. The hotel also has a cosy lobby where you can hang out, meet new friends, surf the net, and read design-led books.
Luna Simone Hotel
The family-run hotel is strategically located near different transport systems which makes it very accessible for guests. They can easily visit some of the main attractions in London, including the Buckingham Palace, The London Eye, and Westminster Abbey. Luna Simone Hotel was established in Victoria back in 1970 and now it is considered the second home of many tourists. Find comfort during your stay as each bedroom is equipped with deluxe facilities including LCD TV, tea/coffee maker, hairdryer, and safety deposit box.
Address: 11 Old Jewry, London EC2R 8DUGet a chance to meet great people and taste great steak and wine at Goodman City. What makes their steak great is that their meat are aged on site and are cut on request. Their meat undergo a dry-ageing process to bring out the full flavor of the steak. Goodman City gets their wine from 30 suppliers and they have tasted each wine to make sure it matches their menu. Apart from steak and wine, you can also enjoy their delectable side dishes and mouthwatering desserts. The restaurant is willing to go through the long process just to provide the best food and wine to their customers. Goodman Restaurants also have branches in Mayfair and Canary Wharf.