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.

Top hosts in London

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Kashif A. All-Star Host
681 trips Joined Jul 2017
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Recent reviews

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 - November 30, 2019
Kash, Was really helpfull from beginning to end. I will be renting from him again 👌🏻😁 Car was a great little runner and very cheap in petrol. Thanks again Kash 👌🏻😁
Shana - November 11, 2019
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Sergej J. All-Star Host
221 trips Joined Oct 2018
Typically responds in 15 minutes

Recent reviews

Really enjoyed the car! Smooth drive and excellent communication from the host!
celine - December 3, 2019
Great as always from Sergej - thank you
Simon - November 18, 2019
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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
Vauxhall Corsa 2015
Sheeran is a great host, I would rent a car from him again.
David W. - November 27, 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
Toyota Prius 2009
Reliable, Polite, Flexible, simply the Best Car Rental Experience!
Manuel R. - June 12, 2019
Vauxhall Corsa 2017
Great car rental experience thanks to Mohammed, will definitely rent again.
Sebastian A. - October 28, 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
Ford Fiesta 2016
Good communication, good car, smooth rental
Julien D. - September 22, 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
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
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
Hyundai Kona 2018
Lovely, super clean car. Easy rental.
Jonathan M. - May 19, 2019
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
SEAT Leon 2009
Great person to rent a car from. Very friendly and helpful
Michael F. - May 11, 2019
Volvo V40 2013
Car was perfect for a long weekend trip out of London. Convenient, comfortable and super economical; would definitely book again. Thanks Alec!
Nicholas W. - November 10, 2019
Volkswagen Polo 2017
Jack’s Polo was perfect for a day-trip outside of London. Pickup and drop off was simple and the car was great!
Jeffrey F. - November 13, 2019
SEAT Ibiza 2018
Conrad’s car was ideal for our weekend break out of London. He communicated the instructions on how to get the keys and where the car was located very clearly. The car was clean and modern. He had left some personal items in the boot but we didn’t mind. The drive was smooth, comfortable & fuel efficient. We would recommend Conrad’s car.
Kyle F. - November 24, 2019
Abarth 500 2015
A fantastic car to take on a trip to cool places outside of London and around London. Also, Graham was also absolutely easy and wonderful. He is super responsive, flexible and accommodating. Couldn’t have had a better and more seamless experience!
Selma K. - November 25, 2019
Volkswagen Polo 2010
Mark is a great deal! cheapest car in the area and absolutely flexible. We used the car for a trip to Kent and everything was incredibly fine 😁 will book the car again!
Federica F. - November 25, 2019
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
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
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
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
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
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
Chuen Shan
BMW 1 Series 2015
Amazing weekend getaway trip! Nicole was very nice and easy to communicate with, and the car was brilliant to drive! Definitely will rent again and recommend it! 👍🏻👍🏻
Chuen Shan C. - November 9, 2019
Mercedes-Benz E-Class 2017
Nik’s car is beautiful! Very clean + full gas tank. We had an amazing experience. Great communication and flexibility. Will definitely book again when we’re back in London.
Ella C. - November 8, 2019
Fiat 500 2010
This was Sharmili's first rental and she was very accommodating and if you enjoy driving a small, city car, this is perfect for you. The pickup and return was easy and there were no issues with the car.
Oishik R. - November 20, 2019
Mercedes-Benz C-Class 2018
Kritesh was very welcoming and punctual, his flexibility was very appreciated!! Next time in London I will defo book the car. Perfect Turo experience...
Kevin D. - November 20, 2019
Vauxhall Astra 2011
Temi's car was very good! Economical and spacious - we took a trip down Leeds castle and did not have any problems. Also, I wanted to return the car quite a bit early and Temi had no problem accomodating my request. Will definitely rent again from Temi!
Petar K. - November 19, 2019
Toyota iQ 2014
Kash, Was really helpfull from beginning to end. I will be renting from him again 👌🏻😁 Car was a great little runner and very cheap in petrol. Thanks again Kash 👌🏻😁
Shana F. - November 11, 2019
BMW 3 Series 2016
Josh’s BMW was amazin, the car is very stylish and in a neat condition. The eDrive is an added bonus which is very convenient in Central London’s congestion zones. The pick-up location also worth mentioning a big bonus as it’s in the vicinity of the King’s Cross St. Pancras hub.
Bence S. - November 29, 2019
Abarth 500 2015
Graham's Abarth is perfect both for London and the countryside, and arranging everything couldn't have been easier. Will definitely be renting it again.
Clark H. - December 4, 2019
BMW 1 Series 2013
Thanks Abu, car was great. Good weekend outside of London! Drives very well.
Stanislaus C. - December 1, 2019
MINI Cooper 1991
Dot (short for Dorothy) was a great little car for the big city of London and a retrolicious slice of motoring life.
David T. - December 4, 2019
Ford Galaxy 2017
The vehicle was in excellent condition and very clean (as compared to the usual grime in rental cars). The staff was super polite & helpful but do not expect a quick response with messages to/from Darren via the Turo app. The car garage is located in a bit of an odd area under the train tracks in Camberwell but it was perfectly safe and we were given the flexibility to return the vehicle after closing hours by parking on the street and placing the keys in a key-drop. All in all a great experience for a much fairer price than the big rental companies. Will definitely use Civilised again :)
David B. - July 9, 2018
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
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
Vauxhall Astra 2013
Easy to pick up/drop off, perfect car for what I needed, drove extremely well no problems at all, next time I need to rent a car I know where to go!
Fraser .. - August 3, 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
Vauxhall Astra 2011
Great car for a long trip! Many thanks again
Ashleigh B. - November 7, 2019
Mercedes-Benz A-Class 2017
Jamie was a great host and the car was perfect for a road trip. No hassle, smooth drive and flexibility of pick up and drop off. Would definitely recommend !
Safaa S. - November 7, 2019
Land Rover 110 Defender 2009
Alexander is supremely helpful. Made the trip an absolute pleasure. The Defender is a favourite and was the perfect car for a couple days shooting.
Jonathan C. - November 8, 2019
Vauxhall Corsa 2016
Very easy collection and drop off, Mohammed was helpful both beforehand and throughout the trip. Very glad we went for his car and will definitely be returning for further trips.
Ellen K. - November 10, 2019
Audi TT Roadster 2011
Great car and a great owner. TT is perfect for short trips, nice handling, good speed and she is actually very roomy. Will definitely recommend!
Denis O. - November 10, 2019
Mercedes-Benz C-Class 2018
great car. great communication. would definitely deal with again.
Benjamin B. - November 18, 2019
BMW 1 Series 2013
Very nice car in perfect condition. We’ve made a trip to Snowdonia and enjoyed good times with the car without any issue. Also communication with Abu was great and he was very kind.
Ondrej M. - November 18, 2019
MINI Paceman 2014
Damion was excellent super responsive. Car is great- perfect car buddy for a weekend trip! Xx
Laura E. - November 19, 2019
Honda Jazz 2012
Kash the owner was very good dropped off the car at our house and offered to drive us back to our house when we dropped the car back at his, car drove smoothly would differently hire form him again
Jason D. - November 18, 2019
Smart fortwo 2012
Simple and easy trip with julles' smart car - thanks!
Alexander K. - November 19, 2019
Mercedes-Benz A-Class 2013
Nice little car, great renter! Thanks again Michael
Renatta A. - November 19, 2019
Qi Zhong Daniel
BMW 3 Series 2017
Wang had Great communication and gave detailed instructions for pickup and drop off. Car was awesome and was very flexible as a host. Second time renting and continue to recommend
Qi Zhong Daniel L. - November 19, 2019
Mercedes-Benz A-Class 2016
First and foremost and very important, Richard is a good communicator who understand what a "Mobile Phone is". He replied every call, returned every message. He provided a good, well maintained clean car with no issues. He made my vist a lot less stressful, plus he is a lovely and respectful gentleman. Certainly recommend him gor anybody else, I certainly will use him again, especially as he has options of more cars I believe. Thanks Richard, really appreciated...
Benjamin I. - November 7, 2019
Jaguar XE 2015
Rented Ajay’s Jaguar for the day. Car was very clean and everything was very easy. Easy to communicate with Ajay, and I will definitely rent his car again! A great first time with Turo.
John B. - November 10, 2019
SEAT Ibiza 2018
Good car, easy collection, Conrad great to deal with
Andy K. - November 21, 2019
BMW 4 Series 2014
Amazing car easy to drive and Richard was amazing about our trip
Kimberley H. - November 20, 2019
Vauxhall Corsa 2013
This is the second time I’ve rented with Nazmus and I will do so again. Really pleasant to deal with and the car is just what you need to get out of London for a few hours or days.
Siobhan C. - November 4, 2019
Volkswagen Golf 2017
Great car in top condition. Pickup and drop-off very flexible and easy and nice guys to deal with. Would (and probably will) book again!
Oliver B. - November 5, 2019
Joshua Michael S
Audi A3 2012
There’s a reason Kabir is a superhost, super easy, nice car and so easy to deal with. Left something in a door pocket when I returned and sorted it out within an hour... amazing.
Joshua Michael S F. - November 5, 2019
Volkswagen Golf 2013
The car and the renting process is great and everything went smooth!
BEN T. - November 11, 2019
Mercedes-Benz E-Class 2017
Everything you could ask for. Freshly cleaned, high spec, very economical and Yas was really friendly. I’d very much recommend renting this car. Don’t hesitate. Book now!
Ashley P. - November 12, 2019
MINI Cooper 2010
William's car was perfect for our weekend trip, comfortable on both motorways and in city traffic. William is a really nice guy too and we would use his car again.
Chris K. - November 11, 2019
Audi A4 2016
Kam was very easy to deal with and car was perfect for our needs.
Nick S. - November 12, 2019
MINI Paceman 2014
Best experience I've had with Turo so far. Great car and Damion was the perfect host.
Cameron T. - November 10, 2019
Suzuki Alto 2012
As always Jashicas car was perfect for my weekend trip, and pick up and return is so easy with her. Thanks Jashica!
Gareth T. - November 11, 2019
Sadık Buğra
Kia ceed 2009
It was really comfortable and silent car. I drove this car for my daily trips for more than a week. Highly recommended!
Sadık Buğra İ. - November 10, 2019
Vauxhall Astra GTC 2016
Great host and provides good cars
Shaquille R. - November 12, 2019
BMW 1 Series 2011
Second time that I have rented this car, and on both occasions I have had an excellent experience both with Charles and with the car. I definitely recommend both!
Alastair S. - November 17, 2019
BMW 1 Series 2011
Excellent host, great communicator, clean and comfortable car, would definitely rent again!
Kasey B. - November 15, 2019
BMW i3 2015
Passionate electric car owner Neil made everything as easy as possible throughout our trip, providing guidance as need. Super responsive, a perfect Turo experience.
Charles P. - November 16, 2019
MINI Cooper 2017
Great car and Will was really helpful- I’ll definitely rent again
Chris T. - November 16, 2019
Mercedes-Benz E-Class 2015
An awesome car to drive and enjoy. Kashif was a pleasure to deal with. Would hire again anytime.
Doug V. - November 17, 2019
Volkswagen Polo 2011
James was absolutely amazing- so responsive and helpful. Had a completely smooth trip in the very well maintained car. Joy to ride! Highly recommend - thanks James xx
Laura E. - November 30, 2019
Fiat 500 2010
I loved this car! Sharmili was so easy to deal with and even came to help when I had a problem with the fuel filler cap 😂 car is very pleasant to drive and looks so cute!
Beyrom I. - November 25, 2019
Mercedes-Benz C-Class 2016
Mofe was an excellent host, such a cool guy to deal with - He was easy to communicate with and is flexible. The car was in fantastic condition and a real pleasure to drive. I’ll definitely be contacting Mofe in the near future. Highly recommended**** thanks again :)
Chanel K. - November 30, 2019
Mercedes-Benz C-Class 2015
Shane was fantastic to deal with! Made the whole process so straightforward. The car was a dream! Would highly recommend and will definitely be using the car again in the future.
Will N. - December 1, 2019
Mercedes-Benz A-Class 2017
Great car, straightforward communication, pick up and drop off. Will definitely rent from
STEPHEN C. - December 1, 2019
Mazda MX-5 2010
Mark’s Mazda is such a great drive! We didn’t get to put the roof down (it’s Dec) but it definitely still felt like a super cool drive! Mark’s Mazda is self pick up which was super easy and no hassle with really easy instructions. Mark was very available during our trip and made sure to answer any questions we had! We’d definitely recommend a trip in Mark’s car!
Mai-Cheng L. - December 1, 2019
Vauxhall Astra 2011
Temi was quick to reply to messages and the car was perfect for our weekend trip. Thanks Temi.
Nicholas R. - November 24, 2019
Volkswagen Golf 2014
Nice car and convenient to pick up and drop off! We had a really good trip!
Kristina P. - November 24, 2019
Vauxhall Corsa 2014
Simple and flexible pickup and return, great communication, ideal car for visiting a couple of attractions outside the city.
Márton S. - November 23, 2019
BMW 3 Series 2019
amazing everything from start to finish was so smooth and easy, car was clean fun and drove superb. owner is very very easy to deal with and to communicatewith. I would highly recommend the car and the owner and will be back. easily 5 stars
Azizur R. - December 3, 2019
BMW 4 Series 2019
Arif was a great guy who was very punctual and clear with instructions for renting his car. Also, the BMW was in pristine condition and drove like a dream Thanks Arif.
Michael B. - December 3, 2019
Volkswagen Polo 2011
Perfect rental again - think it’s my third or fourth time and there will definitely be more. It’s so convenient. Thanks Jay!
Katy W. - December 4, 2019
MINI Cooper 2016
Epic car, super fun to drive and Guillem was a pleasure to deal with !
Oliver J. - November 25, 2019
Audi A5 2016
Wayne’s was extremely easy to communicate with and was very accommodating regarding pickup/drop off time and location. His Audi was also an incredible vehicle to explore London and beyond with!
Justin H. - November 25, 2019
Mercedes-Benz B-Class 2010
great experience dealing with Mike, car was perfect. exactly what we needed, we will definitely hire from Mike again in the future. very happy
David M. - November 25, 2019
Mercedes-Benz E-Class 2016
It was a luxury experience exactly as I hoped. Owner is professional who communicate on time and everything was prepared for a perfect trip. Can recommend.
Michal F. - November 25, 2019

Best London driving roads

Cotswolds B4632

Hit the road in your London car rental alternative for a peaceful winding road next to endless green hills and wildflower meadows as you make your way through to Cheltenham to Stratford-upon-Avon.

Atlantic Highway A39

A road trip to remember, this 70-mile highway stretches from Devon to Cornwall while curving past charming fishing villages and some of Britain’s best beaches.

Surrey Hills A24

This area was designated as an area of outstanding natural beauty more than 60 years ago. A weekend drive to Surrey Hills is met with beautiful woodland views and graceful small towns.