London Car Hire - Compare and Save

Find the latest rates and deals on Car Hire in London. With instant booking confirmation locking in your rental price there's no upfront fees or cancellation charges.

DriveNow makes hiring a car in London easier than ever by offering you a selection of the top car rental companies in this vibrant and lively city.

With access to the biggest names in the business including Avis, Europcar, Budget, Hertz and SIXT you'll be spoilt for choice when finding car rental in London and its surrounding suburbs.

DriveNow doesn't demand any booking fees or surprise you with any hidden costs. With no deposit or cancellation charges our free booking service is risk free and helps you lock in a cheaper rate on London car rental before you travel and avoid last minute walk-up pricing. Pay for your rental car on collection along with any optional extras you decide to take out.

With a great choice of pick-up locations across the city, starting your London adventure can begin from the moment you hop off your plane or train.

Steeped in thousands of years of history and boasting one of the world's most cosmopolitan populations, London is a city bursting with life and energy. Whether you want to wander through the world-class museums and galleries, indulge in a bit of West End theatre or simply find out what makes it one of the world's most famous cities, a sojourn in London is a must for any European itinerary.

Book with DriveNow today and immerse yourself in all that London has to offer!

Common Questions

How old must I be to rent a car in London?

You can rent a car in London if you are at least 17 years old, although you may have to pay a surcharge if you are under 25.

What driving licence do I require?

According to the UK Department of Transport, if you are a visitor to London with a driver's license that was issued outside of the UK, you can drive any small vehicle listed on your license for 12 months from when you enter the country.

How do I pay for my London Car Hire?

Pay nothing when making your booking. When you collect your vehicle you will be required to pay by credit card and any optional extras you have chosen. Having a copy of your email booking confirmation is recommended.

Driving with young Children in the UK

All children under the height of 135cm or the age of 12 must be seated in child seats. These can be rented through the rentals companies and it is highly recommended that you select the child seat option when making your DriveNow booking.

Driving in London

Driving is on the left-hand side in London, as with the rest of the UK and Ireland. Distance and speed are measured in kilometres, while fuel is sold by the litre.

Speed limits in London

Unless stated otherwise, the speed limit for cars in built-up areas in London is 30mph, according to the Department of Transport. This can increase in the outer parts of the city, and you can drive up to 70mph on motorways.

Do I have to pay the congestion charge?

Yes. If you're renting a car in London and entering the congestion zone in the central city, it is up to you to pay the congestion charge every day you enter the zone. This applies from Monday to Friday between the hours of 07:00 to 18:00. You must pay the charge by midnight to avoid receiving a fine, so it is a good idea to pay it well in advance. Depending on the car rental provider you select, they may be able to help you process your payment, inquire when you pick up your car.

Car Hire Suppliers in London

AVIS
AVIS Car Rentals London - Central - Downtown, LHR-London Heathrow T2 Priority
Hounslow
London TW6 2QA
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AVIS
AVIS Car Rentals London - Central - Downtown, LHR-London Heathrow T3/4
Northrop Rd
London TW6 2QA
Gb
   

AVIS
AVIS Car Rentals London - Central - Downtown, LHR-London Heathrow T5
Level 4 Short Stay Car Park
London TW6 2GA
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AVIS
AVIS Car Rentals London - Central - Downtown, Staines
The Green Business Centre
Staines TW18 3AL
Gb
   

AVIS
AVIS Car Rentals London - Central - Downtown, Yeading
Tesco Extra Yeading
Yeading UB4 9SQ
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Alamo
Alamo Car Rentals London - Central - Downtown, Heathrow IN Terminal
Enterprise Rent A Car
Northern Perimeter Road
Heathrow Eng TW6 2RY
   

Budget
Budget Car Rentals London - Central - Downtown, Bd Budget London Heathrow Apt
Heathrow Airport T2-3-4
London TW6 2QA
UNITED KINGDOM
   

Budget
Budget Car Rentals London - Central - Downtown, Bd Budget Staines
The Causeway
Staines TW18 3AL
UNITED KINGDOM
   

Enterprise
Enterprise Car Rentals London - Central - Downtown, Bedfont
Unit 3 Great Sw Road
Feltham Eng TW14 8NE
   

Enterprise
Enterprise Car Rentals London - Central - Downtown, ECC Heathrow
Northern Perimeter Road
Hounslow Eng TW6 2RY
   

Enterprise
Enterprise Car Rentals London - Central - Downtown, H'row
Northern Perimeter Road West
Heathrow Eng TW6 2RY
   

Enterprise
Enterprise Car Rentals London - Central - Downtown, Hanworth
25-45 Hampton Road West
Hanworth Eng TW13 6AP
   

Enterprise
Enterprise Car Rentals London - Central - Downtown, Heathrow IN Terminal
Northern Perimeter Road
Heathrow Eng TW6 2RY
   

Enterprise
Enterprise Car Rentals London - Central - Downtown, Hounslow
11 Bath Road
Hounslow Eng TW6 2AA
   

Enterprise
Enterprise Car Rentals London - Central - Downtown, Southall
119-121 Norwood Road
Southall Eng UB2 4DY
   

Enterprise
Enterprise Car Rentals London - Central - Downtown, Uber West City Hounslow
11 Bath Road
Hounslow Eng TW6 2AA
   

Enterprise
Enterprise Car Rentals London - Central - Downtown, Uxbridge
1-2 Lees Road
Uxbridge Road
Uxbridge Eng UB10 0PQ
   

Europcar
Europcar Car Rentals London - Central - Downtown, Hayes And Harlington
79 New Road
Harlington UB3 5BQ
United Kingdom
   

Europcar
Europcar Car Rentals London - Central - Downtown, London Heathrow Airport
Northern Perimeter Road West
Hounslow, Middlesex
London Heathrow Apt TW6 2QE
United Kingdom
   

Hertz
Hertz Car Rentals London - Central - Downtown, Feltham
Unit 9 Central Pk Estate
Feltham TW4 5DJ
United Kingdom
   

Hertz
Hertz Car Rentals London - Central - Downtown, Heathrow APT
Northern Perimeter Rd (west)
London Heathrow Ap TW6 2QD
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Hertz
Hertz Car Rentals London - Central - Downtown, Sunbury BP Only
107 Staines Rd West
Sunbury TW16 7BQ
United Kingdom
   

Hertz
Hertz Car Rentals London - Central - Downtown, Sunbury ON Thames
107 Staines Road West
Sunbury TW16 7BQ
United Kingdom
   

Hertz
Hertz Car Rentals London - Central - Downtown, Uxbridge
11 Vine Street
Uxbridge UB8 1QE
United Kingdom
   

Keddy
Keddy Car Rentals London - Central - Downtown, Hayes And Harlington
79 New Road
Harlington UB3 5BQ
United Kingdom
   

Keddy
Keddy Car Rentals London - Central - Downtown, London Heathrow Airport
Northern Perimeter Road West
Hounslow, Middlesex
London Heathrow Apt TW6 2QE
United Kingdom
   

Sixt
Sixt Car Rentals London - Central - Downtown, Feltham/Hatton Cross
Great South West Road
Feltham TW14 0PR
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Sixt
Sixt Car Rentals London - Central - Downtown, London Heathrow Airport
London Heathrow Airport
Hounslow TW6 1EW
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Sixt
Sixt Car Rentals London - Central - Downtown, London Heathrow Airport T5
Sofitel London Heathrow T5
London TW6 2GD
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