Car rental alternatives in London

Noble charisma

Modern yet steeped in centuries-old history, London is filled with grand architecture and renowned icons like the Shard or Big Ben. A hub of culture backed by the lush, rolling English countryside, this sophisticated global city is rich with creativity, style, and famous attractions.

Make the most of your visit and book your London car rental alternative to explore the wealth of museums, royal landmarks, bustling markets, and classic pubs.

London favorites

With the River Thames weaving through the city, London is brimming with vibrant culture and nightlife, popular historic attractions, and one-of-a-kind districts that will keep everyone pleasantly surprised.

Hyde Park

Wander over to the largest park in the city in your London car rental alternative and relax while observing the swans, or spend a few hours exploring Kensington Palace and the Serpentine Gallery.

Palace of Westminster

Tour the many notable structures at Westminster, the political center of London and home to the House of Parliament, Big Ben, and Westminster Abbey.

Buckingham Palace

Arrive early to watch the famous Changing the Guard ceremony, then experience a piece of royalty inside the home of the British Royal Family before strolling across the pristine royal gardens.

Skip the rental car counter

Hit the road

Trade in London’s big-city pace for salty sea breezes, rolling green hills, and quaint small towns. Located only a few hours away, it’s easy to make a day trip to these nearby favorites.


Stare in awestruck wonder at the Roman Baths before taking a dip in the natural thermal spa at Thermae Bath Spa. Then finish your day with an English ale or afternoon tea.


Drive two hours northwest of London to the birthplace of William Shakespeare. Visit his house or stroll along the streets while stopping at the Old Thatch Tavern for a bite to eat.


Trendy and hip, Brighton is a vibrant seaside retreat with boho shops and traditional seafood eateries next to a lovely pebble beach and a stunning Royal Pavilion.

Average ratings in London (4.9 stars)

Ford Focus 2013
Mohammed was terrific. His communication and flexibility really made our rental an amazing experience. I highly recommend Mohammed if you're planning to rent a car in London.
Ken H. - June 7, 2019
Daryl William
Vauxhall Insignia Sports Tourer 2016
Excellent host, another smooth car rental with Gulrase
Daryl William O. - January 27, 2020
Kia Ceed 2019
Much more flexible and better value than your average car rental! I hadn't realised that Avalon actually provides a delivery and pickup service for their rental cars - something they should definitely advertise! I was panicking about having to find the car in central London but in the end had a brand new car delivered to my door. My only issues were slight lack of communication and initially slow response to my messages, which had me close to cancelling my reservation. It also would have been helpful to know the required documents at the time of booking.
Phoebe L. - January 3, 2020
Toyota Prius 2009
Reliable, Polite, Flexible, simply the Best Car Rental Experience!
Manuel R. - June 12, 2019
Vauxhall Corsa 2015
Sheeran is a great host, I would rent a car from him again.
David W. - November 27, 2019
Ze Rui Jojo
Ford Focus 2015
Sasa is an absolute delight to rent a car from. Communication was very quick and seamless. Great experience and I will not hesitate to rent a car from him in the future! Thank you
Ze Rui Jojo O. - December 28, 2019
BMW 1 Series 2011
Firstly, Lovely, smooth easy to drive car. Was really comfortable and certainly great over the 500 miles i covered. Charles clearly takes great pride in his car and you can tell the moment you sit in it. Beautifully clean, better than new and Charles took extra time out of his Saturday afternoon to go through the car and ensure the hire was stress free. As well as that. Something that really surprised me and was appreciated was Charles offering support the entire time. I have hired many cars before and never has the owner been so proffesional and human. What was even nicer was that i shortly recieved a message following the return of the car hoping i enjoyed my trip. With London being a total nightmare owning and driving a car in. It's very good to know that with Charles you can have the luxury of driving a beautifully maintained car and not worry about the hassles. Will certainly be contacting Charles when business calls me away from town.
Dean W. - December 8, 2019
Vauxhall Corsa 2017
Great car rental experience thanks to Mohammed, will definitely rent again.
Sebastian A. - October 28, 2019
Toyota Prius+ 2015
I rent the car for one day trip to Stonehenge and Bath. Kashif bought the car to the hotel, car was clean and easy to drive and fuel efficiency. Kashif was a nice guy, helping with add additional driver for trip. I will rent a car from him again and highly recommended to rent a car from him.
Korakot S. - November 30, 2019
Ford Fiesta 2016
Good communication, good car, smooth rental
Julien D. - September 22, 2019
Fiat 500 2009
Great car rental. Edward had it all ready to go and was an overall pleasure.
Alexander B. - March 18, 2019
Smart fortwo 2017
Lonny was amazing. Super easy pickup and drop off. Showed me all the car switch gear and needed info before we started our trip. Best car rental experience I have had.
Evan D. - August 19, 2019
Toyota AYGO 2018
Great people to rent a car from, would use again.
Mark H. - May 12, 2019
Mercedes-Benz A-Class 2015
Can’t think of a better and easier way to rent a car. Andrew made everything perfect. Will rent again for sure.
Simone G. - November 17, 2019
Vauxhall Corsa 2009
Amazing experience. Clean car, well mannered and a clean drive. I highly recommend using Temi’s cars as it is one of the best-rented cars I have ever had aswell as the very reasonable and cheap prices.
Halik M. - January 22, 2020
Hyundai Kona 2018
Lovely, super clean car. Easy rental.
Jonathan M. - May 19, 2019
MINI Cooper 2018
Great, simple way to rent a car. The car was immaculate and exactly as described. Richard met me to hand over and collect the car but needn’t have done. The app is straightforward and intuitive. Will definitely use again.
Simon C. - January 5, 2020
SEAT Leon 2009
Great person to rent a car from. Very friendly and helpful
Michael F. - May 11, 2019
Toyota AYGO 2016
It was our first rent by turo so we were a little worried. But everything was super. Kashif was a great host. Super hospıtalıty, punctualıty etc. Although we paid for a cheaper car, he offered us much more better and more expensive one so we got this and he did not charge for the difference. It was super kind. It was my best renting experience. Thank you so much for everything Kashmir..
Erdi A. - January 19, 2020
Alfa Romeo MiTo 2012
Richard is the best owner I know on this app I rent cars all the time for different occasions. I will be rent from him again soon too guy 5stars.
Rupert J. - January 19, 2020
Smart fortwo 2012
This great little car took us on the most amazing trip. Did a trip from December thru January and did superbly well throughout the wet, windy winter, including windy, narrow muddy, country roads. Very convenient in cities and villages with limited parking and more room in the back for luggage than I was expecting! Was quite attached to it by the end of our trip! Pick up is also on the north end of London so getting out of the city is a breeze.
Katie K. - January 14, 2020
Vauxhall Astra 2014
We were in London for 5 days and needed a car for an overnight trip to the Cotswolds. Ebran made access to his car very easy and communication was great. The automatic shift made the car very easy to drive for a visiting American. We would definitely use Ebran again for our next trip!
Brad G. - January 21, 2020
Toyota iQ 2012
Supercar! Super location! Super convenient! Perfect for one person and trips in and around London. Easy manoeuvring a parking. Communication with Kashif was quick and smooth. A+ experience
Mikk P. - January 28, 2020
SEAT Leon 2013
I had a very pleasant experience with David & his car! My friends and I were visiting London and wanted to get out of the city and explore the countryside. With the use of David’s car we were able to go out and explore Stonehenge and Oxford comfortably & for a very reasonable price! After, we were unable to find parking near our hostel and David easily accommodated us & let us return the car early. Would rent again!
Sofia R. - January 29, 2020
Ford Focus 2016
First rental experience on Turo. Could not have gone any better. Jason was very prompt with his replies and ensured that everything was okay before collecting the car, during the trip & after dropping the car off. The vehicle is incredibly economical and smooth to drive and if available again when I next need a rental Jason will be my first point of contact. Highly recommended. Thanks for the smooth experience
Mufaro M. - January 27, 2020
Peugeot 308 2015
Fantastic car rental with Adam. Great car, perfect for what we needed. Adam was super helpful and very accommodating. Highly recommend.Thanks again!
Freddie B. - April 22, 2019
Vauxhall Corsa 2016
Carlo was great and so was his car. Really nice to deal with, flexible and understanding - exactly the sort of person you want to rent a car off.
Matt D. - March 18, 2019
Hyundai i40 2013
Roman is very kind and helpful. I will definitely consider him again if I need to rent a car
Gunawan G. - December 28, 2018
Peugeot 308 2010
Temi was amazing! He was punctual, friendly and helpful! I will always rent a car for him! Five star service!!!!
Dimitar G. - June 10, 2019
Ford Focus 2013
Nihal was great! Very patient with us when we got stuck in the tube for a bit. The car is very clean and works great. I can recommend Nihal to anyone looking to rent a car in central London, he is very diligent and cool to deal with. Thanks for everything Nihal!
Jaime N. - February 11, 2019
Toyota Yaris 2013
Great car and perfect for some of the narrow city streets in London, but plenty of space for us as a couple. We were able to pack our big backpacks without an effort. Also great gas milage as it's a hybrid. And coordinating with Kash was very easy. He gave us all the details and clear directions for pickup and return. He was very responsive and responded to all our inquiries prior to the trip and during the trip. if you're new to Turo or an expert, I highly recommend Kash for your rental needs in London.
Andrew F. - December 14, 2019
Volkswagen Golf 2015
Wayne was great and made it all super easy for us. The car is lovely, an automatic which is great for London. It’s also diesel so does really good mpg too.
Elizabeth F. - January 15, 2020
BMW Z4 2014
The car is amazing, and the host is very attentious. I strongly recommend him to this kind of rental.
Alysson D. - January 19, 2020
Volkswagen Polo 2011
Had a great trip, Jay left clear instructions on how to access the key safe to pick up and drop the car off. The car was clean and well presented for my pick up time, and my experience of dealing with Jay was very good. I would highly recommend using Jay and his Polo if you're in the area.
George C. - January 19, 2020
Renault Captur 2016
I have had a great trip with my family thanks to Sheran's car. I rented his car several time so far and I always found this car great. It is comfortable, takes the road very well. it is convenient for diesel consumption. Sheran is great for communication, flexibility in pickup/return and punctuality. I really recommend this car !!!!
Elio I. - January 19, 2020
MINI Cooper 2012
Was a first time user of Turo. Mark helped me manage everything and I had a great trip. Can only recommend booking his cars!!
Jan L. - January 22, 2020
Toyota iQ 2012
Great little car and Kash is truly an outstanding host! Top guy and knows his cars inside out. Responded to any questions/issues immediately, even in the evenings and early mornings. A role model for how hosting on Turo should be done. Thank you, Kash - looking forward to my next trip.
Ilia B. - January 23, 2020
MINI Cooper 2012
It was a good experience to rent from Carlo. He was really speedy in his replies, the car was in good condition and really clean. Good experience for my first turo rental. I recommend Carlo!
Noel D. - January 31, 2020
Honda Jazz 2012
Again another great car service from Kash. I needed a last minute rental and I hired his superb Honda Jazz. The great really was great. Look forward to next time hiring from you Kash.
Jay B. - January 26, 2020
Toyota Yaris 2013
I needed very fast a cheap car, I downloaded the app, booked the car, in 30 minutes I was driving, Kashif was very helpful, he explained everything I didn’t know regarding the procedure. I will definitely recommend and use his cars again.
Ionut-Dan B. - January 24, 2020
Mercedes-Benz CLA 2017
As always, I am very pleased with Simone going above and beyond for me during the rental. Process was easy, she was accommodating and the car was a perfect drive. 5 🌟 all round 👍👍👍👌👌
Christopher D. - February 2, 2020
Toyota Yaris 2018
Hamza was very good with communication and making sure I was comfortable and happy with everything. The car was very clean and smooth. The pick and drop service is the best. I would definitely rent this car again.
Salik C. - February 2, 2020
Audi TT Coupe 2009
Mark was great, the pick up is super easy and Mark always replied quickly and cheerfully. We even had a minor incident with the car (totally my fault) and Mark dealt with it in the best way possible. Couldn't recommend enough, quality car and great guy to deal with.
Dan W. - February 6, 2020
Honda Jazz 2012
Kash Is a very helpful and thoughtful owner, and was a pleasure to deal with at a difficult time when we had lost both of our cars. Highly recommended.
Howard S. - February 2, 2020
Smart forfour 2017
Hayder was great to communicate with and his car is a great size for driving in London.
Simeon E. - February 9, 2020
SEAT Alhambra 2017
Asad from start to finish was a real gentleman to deal with. He was happy accommodate and be flexible with regards to pick up and drop off. The car was incredible!! Clean, well looked after, modern, economic and he is so thoughtful; packing hand sanitizer, wipes, phone chargers etc. He was gracious even when I arrived a little late and made me feel like i was taking my car not hiring one. Overall 5/5 and I will use his car again. Best Kaled
Kaled M. - February 9, 2020
Audi A3 2012
Kabir is a great host and made things very easy for us. Lots of communication and clear instructions. Found the car easily. Pick up and journey was great. Car drives extremely smoothly and has surprisingly fantastic acceleration! Strong engine pulls well at all speeds. Great mixture of fun and practical cruiser. Would rent again, thanks Kay! All the best! River & Jess.
River F. - February 9, 2020
Mercedes-Benz B-Class 2008
Great rental from Chris again. Easy to collect and drop off and great car to drive! Will be renting again!
Jessica L. - February 11, 2020
Volkswagen Golf 2017
Cyprian car rental was very successful, he was punctual and easy to communicate with and the car itself is a dream to drive and very economical. Highly recommend and would definitely be renting from him very soon.
Joel K. - February 10, 2019
Mercedes-Benz 380SL 1981
What an amazing classic car and car rental company. Michele was very friendly and extremely professional! I will rent from them and would recommend anyone else to do so. A+++
Howard L. - August 4, 2019
BMW 4 Series 2014
Richard was a fantastic host! He was really friendly and approachable, and most importantly, professional! The 4 series was exceptionally clean, well looked after, comfortable and was a pure pleasure to drive! I have been renting cars for a while and this was my first peer-to-peer car rental experience, and it was AMAZING. Will definitey come back again. I recommend this host. Cheers
Tambi M. - November 13, 2019
Toyota Yaris 2013
This is the second time I rent a car from Kash and I’m happy to say that everything was perfect. Totally gonna rent again soon!
Raum J. - April 11, 2019
Volkswagen up! 2017
Ibrahim was really kind and helpful, the car was really nice and clean, all was perfect ! I recommend him to anyone who want to rent a car. 👍
Sam A. - June 23, 2019
Toyota Yaris 2018
My 1st time using Turo and by far the best car rental experience I've had. Hamza was wonderful! Drop off and pick up went smoothly, the car was spotless and great communication from Hamza. This little red car drives very nicely, would definitely rent again. Very highly recommended!
Becca N. - March 23, 2019
Volkswagen Polo 2011
James was an AMAZING host. The directions to get the car were clear and easy. He was great with communication and reminded us of the different tolls that are throughout London. He also returned my sunglasses to me after the trip after I had left them in his car. I would absolutely rent from him again and had a great experience.
Katie S. - November 19, 2019
BMW i3s 2018
This was a great rental experience. Will rent from London Car Hire again. Very nice people and car was fun. Thanks Guys!
Thomas O. - November 26, 2019
Vauxhall Corsa 2012
Great little car. Cheap but reliable. Definitely recommend
Phil H. - January 15, 2020
Maria Laura
Hyundai i10 2009
Renting the car from Dominique was a real pleasure. She was responsive, punctual, gave clear instructions and was flexible and patient. It was my first experience and it could not be better. The little car is economical and ran super smoothly. As a consequence, we had a great enjoyable weekend away in the country. I will definitely rent from her again.
Maria Laura S. - January 16, 2020
Mercedes-Benz A-Class 2019
Great company with outstanding customer service and support through the trip. The car was just as described. Will definitely recommend
Majid A. - January 16, 2020
Vauxhall ADAM 2013
Sam was really lovely getting up early so I could pick up the car and having it already putting the heaters on so it was nice and warm for me. Great communication throughout the day for returning the car. The car was really clean and lovely to drive, exactly what I needed for my trip. Would definitely recommend
Lucy T. - January 15, 2020
Vauxhall Corsa 2014
Stress free trip. Great car, great mileage. Highly recommended
Ioannis K. - January 17, 2020
Peugeot 208 2016
Sheran's cars always clean and smell great too, very enjoyable experience as he's easy going and very informative about everything highly recommended
Lotfi B. - January 20, 2020
Smart forfour 2015
I used Talal’s Smart car for a trip to the South Coast and it was perfect. The car was clean and easy to find and Talal communicated everything I needed to know clearly and promptly. Would definitely recommend!
Rosie W. - January 20, 2020
Toyota Yaris 2013
This was the absolute perfect car for my road trip around the UK. Kashif was extremely helpful with any question I had and was very quick with his reply. This is a great car with a surprising amount of room. Thanks again Kashif
Isobelle R. - January 20, 2020
Citroen C1 2013
Super easy and convenient option for renting a car. Great communication and really economical little car.
Matthew S. - January 20, 2020
Nissan Juke 2011
Really nice car and great guy renting it out. Loved the experience, very smooth and easy to drive and comfortable for long journeys. The car has got it all!
James B. - January 19, 2020
Toyota Yaris 2016
Amazing car, everything went smooth and Roman was very helpful with everything I asked him. Definitely I will rent his car again. Thank you
Robert C. - January 20, 2020
Vauxhall Astra 2016
Ermalin is a really cool & friendly host and her car is amazing. Will definitely rent from her again!
Anthon F. - January 20, 2020
Ford Focus 2013
Great rental on very short notice.
Hussein K. - January 14, 2020
Audi A6 Saloon 2019
Nice car and service. Mehmood was flexible and great to deal with.
Nik S. - January 14, 2020
BMW 3 Series 2015
The car is always full clean & tidy. Good guy would deal with again
Jonathan S. - January 22, 2020
Mercedes-Benz A-Class 2016
Enjoyed the car, had no problem throughout and made my trip a perfect one. More important is the host is very nice and easy going. Thanks a lot, will definitely go again some other time.
Ariff R. - January 21, 2020
Toyota Yaris 2015
Kamran was a pleasure to deal with. His car is well maintained and easy to use and I thoroughly recommend him.
Matt L. - January 21, 2020
BMW 4 Series 2018
Stunning car. Will rent again! Thanks Harry
Daniel M. - January 21, 2020
BMW 4 Series 2014
Richard is an amazing person and he was really helpful and the car is stunning! Look forward to rent again from him!
Flavio M. - January 23, 2020
BMW 3 Series 2013
Hewley was great. Easy pick up and drop off, very lovely gentleman with great communication. Car was spotless clean and super smooth to drive. Will definitely rent from him again!
Jayne M. - January 25, 2020
Peugeot 308 2017
The car is very clean, runs perfect for a long trip. Thanks Khan
Swardiman N. - January 25, 2020
Fiat 500C 2012
Car as described, Michael extremely flexible with timings when I had to return car early. Will rent from him again.
Lili F. - January 24, 2020
MINI Cooper 2016
Filippo is an amazing host. So easy to talk to and is very accommodating. Car was gorgeous. Super speedy and delightful to drive. Would definitely rent with Filippo again.
Clementine C. - January 27, 2020
Audi A3 2012
Kabir was very friendly and flexible when I wanted to rent the car for longer. I would definitely recommend using Kabir.
Ben P. - January 28, 2020
Ford Fiesta 2015
Omaar's car has been great throuought our long trip. We had the car for 10 days and drove about 3000 miles!
Moe A. - February 3, 2020
Volkswagen Golf 2015
We had a great trip with Jahanaras car. Communication was excellent, car was perfect, and the app unlock feature was super convenient.
Ryan R. - January 26, 2020
Toyota AYGO 2016
Had a fab trip with Uzair's car, it was clean and really economical with fuel intake!! Uzair was always quick to respond to any questions which made it such an easy trip, definitely would recommend.
Emily F. - January 26, 2020
Vauxhall Insignia Sports Tourer 2016
Perfect car and service for good money, it was a great pleasure to deal with Gulrase. Will definitely use his service again.
Vadim M. - January 24, 2020
Toyota iQ 2014
Amazing little run around car, great communication from Kashif, friendly and informative, made my weekend trip stress free and enjoyable!
Maddie W. - January 26, 2020
Vauxhall Corsa 2014
Definitely recommend to rent out Michael’s car, he was efficient in communication from the beginning and his car was a pleasure to drive. I will definitely use him again.
Kirit P. - January 31, 2020
Citroen C1 2013
Kashif was great. Car easy to find and drive away, cheap, and when I lost my wallet he mailed it right away to me. Great customer service!
Simon A. - January 31, 2020
BMW 3 Series 2013
Hewley was a fantastic car host, he made renting his car simple and efficient. Not only is he kind and flexible, drop off was convinent and timely. His car Vicky drive like a charm. Would rent again.
Henry J. - February 2, 2020
Renault Captur 2014
Wesley is great host, very helpful and easy to communicate! The car is amazing, extremely comfortable, reliable and cheap on fuel. I had an amazing experience and can't wait to book it again :)
Elvira C. - February 6, 2020
SEAT Ibiza 2018
Conrad was great, always quick to respond and a pleasure to deal with. Excellent car too - highly recommended!
James Y. - February 6, 2020

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