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Car Hire London : Useful Information

Driving in London, the capital city of the United Kingdom, can be a unique experience. Here's some information to help you navigate:

Traffic Conditions:

London is a bustling metropolis with a high volume of traffic, including taxis, buses, and other vehicles. Traffic congestion is common, especially during rush hours. The city's road network can be complex, and some areas may have restricted access or roadworks.

Best Places to Visit by Car:

While central London has many attractions, driving a car in the city center can be challenging due to congestion and limited parking. It's often more convenient to use public transportation within central London. However, if you're using a car in London, consider visiting:
Greenwich: Explore the historic district of Greenwich, known for the Royal Observatory, Cutty Sark, and Greenwich Park.
Kew Gardens: Visit the Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Richmond Park: Drive to Richmond Park, one of London's largest and most famous parks, home to a population of wild deer.

Distance from Airports to City Centre:

London is served by several airports, with the main ones being:
Heathrow Airport (LHR): Located approximately 15 miles (24 kilometers) west of central London.
Gatwick Airport (LGW): Situated around 30 miles (48 kilometers) south of central London.
London City Airport (LCY): Located about 6 miles (10 kilometers) east of central London.
Stansted Airport (STN): Situated approximately 40 miles (64 kilometers) northeast of central London.
Luton Airport (LTN): Located around 30 miles (48 kilometers) north of central London.

Road Signage:

London generally has good road signage, with clear directions to major destinations. However, it's essential to plan your route in advance, use GPS navigation or maps, and be prepared for potential congestion and road closures.

Speed Limits:

Speed limits in the UK are typically indicated by road signs. Here are some common speed limits:
In built-up areas (urban roads): 30 mph (48 km/h).
On single carriageway roads: 60 mph (97 km/h).
On dual carriageway roads: 70 mph (113 km/h).
On motorways: 70 mph (113 km/h).
Be aware that some areas in central London may have lower speed limits, and enforcement of speed limits is strict.

Parking:

Parking in central London can be expensive and limited.  Look for designated parking areas and pay attention to parking restrictions and fees.

In summary, while driving in London can be challenging due to congestion,  having a car can be useful for visiting attractions in the outskirts of London. Be prepared for traffic, use navigation tools, and follow local road signs and regulations to navigate the city effectively.
 

 


Current Rental Rates in London

Fiat 500

4 Adults, 3 Doors

From 34.53 EUR/day
Fiat 500

7 Days rental at 241.77 EUR from 22/04/2024

  2 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Hyundai i10

4 Adults, 5 Doors

From 39.42 EUR/day
Hyundai i10

7 Days rental at 275.96 EUR from 22/04/2024

  2 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Toyota Aygo

4 Adults, 3 Doors

From 40.84 EUR/day
Toyota Aygo

7 Days rental at 285.90 EUR from 22/04/2024

  2 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Renault Zoe

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 55.16 EUR/day
Renault Zoe

7 Days rental at 386.15 EUR from 22/04/2024

  2 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Tesla Model 3

4 Adults, 5 Doors

From 126.42 EUR/day
Tesla Model 3

7 Days rental at 885.00 EUR from 22/04/2024

  3 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Polestar 2

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 108.00 EUR/day
Polestar 2

7 Days rental at 756.06 EUR from 22/04/2024

  3 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Key Highlights for Car Hire at London: Making the Most of Your Journey.

  • The city has been in existence for over two thousand years.
  • It’s the largest urban centre in the EU.
  • London is the world’s largest financial centre.
  • It was the Romans who gave it its name calling it ‘Londinium’.
  • The so called ‘Square Mile’, the old city, still falls within the boundaries it did centuries ago.

Best car rental companies in London

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No.1: ENTERPRISE,
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No.2: HERTZ,
based on 4125 reviews
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No.3: GREEN MOTION,
based on 10235 reviews
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London car hire information

  • 9.0/10
    Best Rated Agent:
    Enterprise EMEA Corporate
  • € 241.71
    Average price:
    (per week)
  • € 34.53
    Best Price:
    Per Week
  • 16
    Most Popular Type:
    Intermediate
  • 6
    Most popular model:
    Nissan Qashqai
  • 62
    Total Cars Available
     

Average prices per day in London

ItemPercent
January€ 73
February€ 90
March€ 80
April€ 69
May€ 55
June€ 96
July€ 103
August€ 90
September€ 112
October€ 129
November€ 74
December€ 92
ItemPercent
January€ 58
February€ 68
March€ 64
April€ 60
May€ 59
June€ 77
July€ 85
August€ 81
September€ 99
October€ 116
November€ 71
December€ 82
ItemPercent
January€ 128
February€ 136
March€ 169
April€ 142
May€ 117
June€ 141
July€ 147
August€ 157
September€ 182
October€ 186
November€ 146
December€ 164
ItemPercent
January€ 93
February€ 101
March€ 112
April€ 85
May€ 67
June€ 103
July€ 112
August€ 113
September€ 136
October€ 150
November€ 92
December€ 107
ItemPercent
January
February
March
April€ 155
May€ 168
June€ 155
July€ 252
August€ 163
September€ 349
October€ 149
November€ 147
December
ItemPercent
January€ 58
February€ 67
March€ 60
April€ 50
May€ 40
June€ 63
July€ 74
August€ 72
September€ 118
October€ 138
November€ 61
December€ 79
ItemPercent
January€ 99
February€ 129
March€ 141
April€ 104
May€ 95
June€ 131
July€ 125
August€ 91
September€ 150
October€ 156
November€ 107
December€ 117
ItemPercent
January€ 69
February€ 103
March€ 86
April€ 79
May€ 55
June€ 122
July€ 129
August€ 80
September€ 113
October€ 129
November€ 79
December€ 93

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