Car Rental London

Starting from
30 $ per day*
* Rates include tax and are based on a 7 day rental from 07/02/2018 - 07/09/2018 at London
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Hertz Car Rental in London

From the moment you arrive it’s easy to see why London is one of the world’s greatest cities. For millennia it has been a vital port, the UK’s bustling capital, a hotbed of culture and an inspiring home for people from all over the world.

It’s a place of restless creativity too, with old areas renewed and reborn, iconic neighborhoods preserved for new generations to discover. It only takes a short stroll to go from the grand old buildings of the world’s most famous parliament to the freshest must-try restaurant on the block.

There’s more to London than you can hope to see in a lifetime of trips, but we’re here to help you make the most out of every second of your visit. Thanks to Hertz pick-up locations dotted across the capital, including at London Heathrow Airport and London Gatwick Airport, you’ll soon be navigating the streets of a city that never fails to thrill in the car that’s the perfect fit. Pay online or in person – whatever is easiest for you.

Pickup Locations London

  • London Heathrow Airport

    Opening hours: Mo-Su 24 hours

    Address: Northern Perimeter Road (West)

    Phone: +44 (0) 843 309 3009**

    **Calls cost 7p per minute plus your phone companys access charge

  • London Gatwick Airport

    Opening hours: Mo-Fr 0600-2400, Sa-Su 0600-2200

    Address: Gatwick Airport,
    Crawley,
    West Sussex

    Phone: +44 (0) 843 309 3030**

    **Calls cost 7p per minute plus your phone companys access charge

  • London Stansted Airport

    Opening hours: Mo-Su 0630-0100

    Address: Coopers End Road,
    Car Rental Village,
    Essex

    Phone: +44 (0) 843 309 3071**

    **Calls cost 7p per minute plus your phone companys access charge

  • London St Pancras-Southampton Row

    Opening hours: Mo-Th 0730-1900, Fr 0730-2000, Sa 0730-1600, Su 0800-1600

    Address: St. Pancras Road,
    St Pancras Road Car Park

    Phone: 44-0-203-745-2619

  • Paddington Railway Station

    Opening hours: (Seasonal Location) Oct-Apr: Mo-Th 0830-1730, Fr-Su 0830-1930 // May-Sep: Mo-Su 0830-1930

    Address: 35 Edgware Road,
    Marble Arch

    Phone: +44 (0) 843 309 30 49**

    **Calls cost 7p per minute plus your phone companys access charge

  • Old Kent Road-East London

    Opening hours: Mo-Fr 0830-1730, Sa 0800-1200, Su 1000-1400

    Address: 711-713 Old Kent Road

    Phone: +44 (0) 843 309 3058**

    **Calls cost 7p per minute plus your phone companys access charge

  • Dartford-North End Road

    Opening hours: Mo-Fr 0830-1730, Sa 0800-1200, Su closed

    Address: North End Road,
    Dartford,
    East London

    Phone: +44 (0) 843 309 3020**

    **Calls cost 7p per minute plus your phone companys access charge

  • Sutton Street

    Opening hours: Mo-Fr 0800-1800, Sa 0800-1300, Su closed

    Address: Poplar Place

    Phone: +44 (0) 20 7727 6969

  • Victoria Coach Station-Central London

    Opening hours: Mo-Th 0830-1730, Fr 0800-2000, Sa 0900-1300, Su closed

    Address: 200A Buckingham Palace Road

    Phone: +44 (0) 843 309 3078**

    **Calls cost 7p per minute plus your phone companys access charge

  • London City Airport

    Opening hours: Mo-Fr 0630-2100, Sa 0700-1600, Su 1000-2100

    Address: Royal Docks

    Phone: +44 (0) 843 309 3045**

    **Calls cost 7p per minute plus your phone companys access charge

  • Marble Arch-Central London

    Opening hours: Mo-Th 0800-1800, Fr-Su 0800-2000

    Address: 35 Edgware Road

    Phone: +44 (0) 843 309 3049**

    **Calls cost 7p per minute plus your phone companys access charge

  • Wembley Park-BE Office Buildings

    Opening hours: Seasonal location: 1 April - 30 September: Mo-Fr 0800-1900, Sa 0900-1400, Su Closed. // 1 October - 30 March: Mo-Fr 0800-1800, Sa 0900-1400, Su Closed.

    Address: Red Car Park - Royal Route

    Phone: 44-0-203-137-0920

  • Russell Square-St Pancras

    Opening hours: Mo-Th 0830-1730, Fr 0800-1800, Sa 0900-1300, Su closed

    Address: 156 Southampton Row

    Phone: +44 (0) 843 309 3065**

    **Calls cost 7p per minute plus your phone companys access charge

  • London, Tottenham IKEA

    Opening hours:

    Address: 6 Glover Drive

    Phone:

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Driving in and around London

The Royal residence of Buckingham Palace in London shown around sunset

Central London traffic can be very busy – so the city is circled by the M25. This orbital motorway runs for almost 120 miles, but is never more than 20 miles from the center. You should also be aware of the Dartford Crossing, which goes across the Thames and is a toll road for most of the day.

Smaller A-roads act like spokes from the M25, heading into suburbs and central London. To help cut down on congestion in the heart of the city, a charge has been introduced during peak times. Check out our Congestion Charge video for a handy guide to how this charge works.

In the United Kingdom you drive on the left-hand side and overtake on the right. Speed limits are clearly marked. In built-up areas, the limit is generally 30mph; on single-lane roads it’s 60mph, and for two-lane roads (known as dual carriageways) it’s usually 70mph.

Cycling is increasingly popular in London and there are dedicated cycling lanes and networks throughout the capital – take extra care in traffic as bikes may overtake you on either side. There are also bus lanes that you should avoid driving in during their hours of operation, as you may get hit with a fine.

Seatbelts are required for all passengers and using a cell phone while driving is illegal. Avoid parking on double yellow lines – it’s often best to find a dedicated parking lot or use a metered area. You can find further details on driving in London and the UK here.

A quick guide to London

Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament on a sunny day in London, UK

How you tackle London is up to you. Explore the historic sights, climbing castle stairs where kings and queens once set foot. Delve into foodie London, seeking out the latest hip pop-up restaurant before it closes.

Maybe you want to hit London’s famous shopping streets, arcades and department stores. Car rental in London gives you access to all of it – as well as the ability to explore the gems that lie within easy reach of the capital’s bright lights.

Big Ben and the Mother of Parliaments

Many think the phrase “the mother of parliaments” refers to Westminster, when in fact it covers England as a whole. Yet the Palace of Westminster, looming in Gothic splendor on the banks of the Thames, is still well worth the title. Originally a royal home, it’s become the center of modern-day democracy over the course of its near thousand-year history.

A visit here also lets you take in the towering Big Ben (which is the name of the great bell inside the clock, not the clock itself) before ducking inside the adjacent Westminster Abbey. Home to royal weddings, it’s also famous for Poets’ Corner, the Coronation Chair and the Shrine. Guided tours reveal its full, fascinating history.

Where to eat in London

The UK’s food used to be the butt of jokes, but that’s all in the past. London has become a destination city for foodies, with Michelin-class restaurateurs vying for space with culinary whiz kids who occupy the nooks and crannies of the capital with pop-ups and food trucks.

Borough Market is a thriving food stop next to Southwark Cathedral where you can stock up on food from around the world, drop into a restaurant and then walk it off along the Thames – you’re only a quill’s throw from The Globe, built on the site of Shakespeare’s original theater. Brockley Market, Hackney’s historic Broadway Market and Whitecross Street in Islington are also worth visiting to get a sense of the myriad of tastes dished up every day in London.

North and South

Londoners take whether they live north or south of the river very seriously. As a visitor, you get the best of both worlds. Head south to glorious Greenwich to see where time (at least the one the clocks run off) began – the Royal Observatory sitting in the heart of a wonderful park.

You’ll also find riverside cafes, the Maritime Museum and you can even climb aboard the Cutty Sark, the only remaining tea clipper ship in the world, recently restored.

In north London, Hampstead Heath is a popular example of urban countryside and the perfect place to amble through, whatever the season. Take in the Pergola, the ponds and springs in one of London’s favorite escapes.

Go wild in the West End

Once you’ve started to explore London’s incredible history – and a Beefeater tour of the Tower of London should definitely be on your itinerary – you may be in the mood for some modern-day culture.

A night out in the West End is always thrilling, whether you’re just taking in the atmosphere or booking to see a show in “Theatreland”. If your taste runs to musicals, comedy or drama you’ll find perfectly staged shows, often with Hollywood stars topping the bills.

London is increasingly a 24-hour city, and after you spill out of one of the famous theaters, you can witness the transformation from evening to night, whether in the glitzy Leicester Square or the statelier Trafalgar Square, dominated by Nelson’s Column and its bronze lions.

London is an exciting city that pays tribute to its long history while allowing the new to thrive and shine. Car rental in London means you can find your way around this metropolis, before perhaps heading out to explore the rest of the southeast and beyond.

Day trips from London

The intriguing history of England doesn’t begin and end with London – there are countless places to discover within fairly easy driving distance. The charming cathedral city of Canterbury boasts some of the UK’s finest medieval buildings. Overlooked by its imposing cathedral, which forms a trio of UNESCO World Heritage Sites alongside with St Augustine’s Abbey and St Martin’s Church, the city’s wall dates back to Roman times.

For a break by the sea, head south to the vibrant town of Brighton. With its diverse and lively atmosphere this place is truly unique. From the heritage of the Royal Pavilion to the Victorian aquariums and the famous pebbled beach, there’s plenty to keep you busy.

Venture a little further afield to experience Shakespeare’s Stratford-Upon-Avon, where you can walk in the footsteps of the world’s most famous writer and explore the timbered cottages he called home. Windsor Castle, the world's oldest and largest occupied castle, is just over an hour away.

Then there’s the mystical stone circle of Stonehenge, one of the true wonders of the world – just be aware that you need to reserve tickets in advance if you want to get up close and personal with this mysterious stone structure.