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
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
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
Vauxhall Corsa 2017
Great car rental experience thanks to Mohammed, will definitely rent again.
Sebastian A. - October 28, 2019
Toyota Prius 2009
Reliable, Polite, Flexible, simply the Best Car Rental Experience!
Manuel R. - June 12, 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
Vauxhall Corsa 2015
Sheeran is a great host, I would rent a car from him again.
David W. - November 27, 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
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
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
Toyota AYGO 2018
Great people to rent a car from, would use again.
Mark H. - May 12, 2019
Hyundai Kona 2018
Lovely, super clean car. Easy rental.
Jonathan M. - May 19, 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
SEAT Leon 2009
Great person to rent a car from. Very friendly and helpful
Michael F. - May 11, 2019
Mercedes-Benz A-Class 2016
Richard is the best host when it comes to renting cars. He was very punctual, communication was flawless, and an overall nice guy. His vehicles are always from a top-class quality, and has been maintained well, and looked after thoroughly. I has such a nice experience with the Mercedes A-180, and will definitely return in the near future . Thank you very much Richard, and keep up the brilliant service.
Marius E. - January 1, 2020
Vauxhall Corsa 2009
I needed a last minute car to get to a meeting and was lucky to find one of Temis cars available to rent. The pickup process was flawless and the car was in immaculate condition. I encountered no issues with the car and it was a smooth ride whilst I had it. I will definitely be booking with Temi for future trips and would highly recommend renting from him.
Bayo S. - December 24, 2019
Toyota iQ 2012
Kash was a great host and super quick to respond to all messages! The iQ was cute and worked for exactly what we needed - a trip from London to Stonehenge and the surrounding areas. This was my first trip with Turo and I’d definitely rent from Kash again!
Joshua P. - December 30, 2019
Toyota AYGO 2016
This was my first time using Turo and Kash was brilliant. Really helpful and made renting in London as easy as possible. The car was in great condition when we picked it up and drove well. No issues with the car at all. Kash was also really flexible when we wanted to drop the car off a bit earlier. Allowing us to get home quicker. Thank you so much, I will be recommending the app and yourselves to everyone!
Zoe A. - December 29, 2019
Mercedes-Benz CLA 2017
Easy way of getting a rental, with a good range of cars!
Mohammad A. - January 2, 2020
Mercedes-Benz C-Class 2018
Ashley is a great host. He was quick to reply and a good communicator. He even came to pick up the car at the end of the trip because our path were going to cross - so he made use of that and made the effort to collect the car. The car is great. Well cared for and great for trips out of London. For these reasons and the fact that he also happens to be a nice guy I confirm the 5 star rating many others have left for him.
Daniel H. - January 5, 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
Mercedes-Benz S-Class 2019
The Mercedes was fantastic for my trip in London. It was clean and in perfect shape. Pickup and return were smooth and perfectly on time. Communication was excellent. They were also flexible and accommodating when I needed to change and extend dates. This is a great professional host and car for London.
Brian L. - January 9, 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
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
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
Mercedes-Benz E-Class 2017
Thanks Marek. His E class coupe was amazing to drive. The car was clean and well looked after. Marek took the time to show me some of the clever gadgets his car has. Overall a great rental experience.
Oluwamayowa O. - December 21, 2019
MINI Cooper 2012
We had some minor issues with bookings but sometimes you see real service when unexpected things come up. Mark was quick to find solutions for me and everything worked out for the best. I will come back and surely use his cars again.
Edmondo C. - December 31, 2019
Mercedes-Benz E-Class 2019
Great rental car and perfect experience.
Tom S. - December 29, 2019
Volkswagen Golf 2016
Great rental. All went very smoothly and the car was great to drive.
Alex C. - January 1, 2020
MINI Cooper 2018
Amazing 5-Star host! Richard has made the whole renting process smooth and easy to cope up with. Such a bliss. The car is super nice and new! Our road trip won’t be as smooth and wonderful without his flexibility and guidance. We will definitely look for him again on our next trip. Thank you Richard and Turo.
Norazalinah M. - January 1, 2020
Mercedes-Benz A-Class 2014
Pick up and drop off location was so convenient. Roy was very kind and helpful upon checking in and checking out. He was timely and very communicative before and during our trip. I had several questions as I was new to using this app. He assured me that it was okay if I was running late and how to go about managing that on the app. He was very helpful. He provided an email as well with everything we needed to know about the car. The car was sweet with a nice sunroof and we enjoyed using bluetooth to listen to our own music for the long drive. We also used his navigation system which was very useful. I was previously an avid Avis member. However, my husband and I found this experience to be so convenient and easy, we will never go back. Thank you, Roy!
Andrea P. - December 23, 2019
Vauxhall Insignia Sports Tourer 2016
This car is an excellent long distance cruiser. Comfortable, powerful, economical. It's also ULEZ exempt in London central so that's a big plus. The host is also very friendly. So, I highly recommend this host and car. Thanks to the host and Turo for a wonderful experience.
Richard L. - December 23, 2019
Lexus NX 300h 2018
Nice car and pleasure to deal with Ajisan. wouldn't hesitate to rent again in future. excellent service.
Manish K. - December 26, 2019
Vauxhall Astra 2011
amazing experience. I went to a day trip outside of London, I went back earlier and Temi was super flexible. Really easy to communicate with him. highly recommended
Federica F. - December 24, 2019
Jun Yi
Volkswagen Polo 2011
Instructions for pick up and drop off were clear and straightforward. Easily contactable during the rental period and also accommodating to extension of the return timing! Thanks for providing us with a enjoyable ride and trip through this rental (:
Jun Yi K. - December 30, 2019
MINI Paceman 2014
Amazing car to drive and a faultless easy rental. Thanks!
Ben F. - December 30, 2019
BMW i3 2015
It was a great experience overall. Neil gave me a tour of electric cars and helped me plan my trip to Devon. Overall really happy with the car and experience overall. Thanks Neil!
Dan K. - December 30, 2019
Toyota Yaris 2015
What a terrific trip! We hired Kashif's car to go to the Cotswolds for Christmas. The pick up, all communications, and just about everything around it was basically seamless. Kashif is a highly responsible, responsive, kind host who really looks after his guests so if you run into trouble, he'll be there for you within minutes. Would rent another car from Turo and from Kashif without thinking twice.
Alona C. - December 30, 2019
Thiam Loong
BMW 5 Series 2017
First time user on Turo and we were so impressed by the experience, especially with Christopher’s BMW. We rented Christopher’s car on Christmas Day and it was so clean and comfortable. A great alternative to regular car rentals. Christopher was always easily contactable and was even flexible when we were running late to return the car. I would definitely recommend him!
Thiam Loong S. - December 27, 2019
Mercedes-Benz A-Class 2015
Andrew was always quick to respond, gave clear instructions throughout the rental process - a pleasure to deal with. Highly recommended
James Y. - December 28, 2019
Vauxhall Corsa 2012
Sheran was very responsive and helpful with the trip, car was in great condition, will rent again!
Anson M. - December 24, 2019
Toyota Yaris 2018
It was smooth experience, Nelson is a good host. Car was great and was totally happy with that rental. Thank you
İsmail Ş. - December 27, 2019
Kia Rio 2014
Sam was very pleasant to deal with. Super accommodating and easy going. He even threw in a free child booster seat and some sweet treats for the festivities! The car itself was a dream for a small hatchback. We took a family road trip and it was so pleasant and convenient. Will definitely be back!
Paola M. - December 28, 2019
MINI Cooper 2012
Renting the mini from Carlo was great, he was always on hand to answer questions and was flexible with drop off, it was all very easy. The car itself was lovely, perfect for a trip round the British countryside!
Felix G. - January 2, 2020
Toyota Yaris 2015
I had a great trip with Kamran’s car. The entire renting process was very smooth, Kamran is responsive and helpful at all times. The Toyota is in good shape, small but spacious, clean and unbelievably fuel-efficient. Will happily rent again.
Joost V. - January 2, 2020
Audi A1 2014
jake we LOVE. This guy is so nice, really accommodating and the car is lovely to drive. Please book with Jake if you need a car in London. definitely will book again!!
Mon B. - December 29, 2019
Mercedes-Benz E-Class 2016
Hassan was great to deal with. Car was as advertised, a beautiful, well-maintained MB. Had no troubles at all. Will rent again if I can.
Mark E. - December 26, 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
Mercedes-Benz A-Class 2019
First time using Turo, Abi made sure that I received all of the information needed to enjoy a nice and peaceful ride with one of her cars. There are not enough words to describe how well looked after was the vehicle that I rented from her. I can say that Abi is a really professional at what she does and I hope she continues to keep that high standart. Well done Abi.
Martin L. - January 3, 2020
Audi A6 Saloon 2019
Great rental from Mehmood! Seamless transaction, very flexible, great communication and pleasure to deal with
Anthony N. - January 3, 2020
Ford EcoSport 2018
Great rental. Car was super easy to drive and commutation was great!
Elliot P. - January 7, 2020
Tengku Hazriq
Volkswagen Golf 2014
This was my first time renting a car through Turo and the experience was great. The car ran very smoothly, we used up a half tank of gas and covered 326 miles so the mileage was brilliant. The car itself was clean. The host provided a sturdy phone mount and a charging cable so this had kept our phones fully charged for the whole trip. Didn't meet Sandy in person but the pickup and return process was convenient through the Turo app, we could lock and unlock the car from the app - very cool. Price was reasonable and the pickup location is very central. 10/10 would recommend and I definitely would book with Sandy again. Thanks a lot!
Tengku Hazriq T. - January 5, 2020
Mercedes-Benz E-Class 2017
Absolutely flawless rental. Yasmeen was gracious and his car was in great condition.
Amanda D. - January 6, 2020
BMW 3 Series 2019
A great overall rental! Made the whole process smooth! Nice car, great drive
Anthony N. - January 6, 2020
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
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
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
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
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 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
Mercedes-Benz A-Class 2016
Great host! Great cars! Highly recommend!
Michael K. - December 23, 2019
BMW 3 Series 2015
Great car with a very communicative and friendly host. Abdul was prompt and super flexible - would definitely rent again.
Ben J. - December 30, 2019
BMW 4 Series 2015
Great smooth driving car with a lot of cool features, quick and convenient pickup/drop-off. Will definitely rent again.
Anthon F. - January 1, 2020
Mercedes-Benz E-Class 2017
Pros: the car; absolute dream to drive (both in the city and motorway), fully kitted out and super easy to drive. Marek; super responsive and accommodating. Cons: none Look forward to renting Marek’s car again.
Oliver L. - January 1, 2020
Toyota AYGO 2016
Renting from Kash was a great experience, he was flexible with return times and even drove us to the tube station after we returned the car. 10/10 would do business with him again.
Malcolm M. - January 1, 2020
Skoda Citigo 2015
Denis is an exceptional customer service person who will go beyond the call of duty to satisfy his clients. My phone battery was almost flat when I went to pick up the car and he went ahead to get me a car charger! He is simply the best! The car is smooth to drive, fuel consumption is very very low. I just loved the car. Thank you Denis, you are simply the best.
Bukola B. - December 31, 2019
Peugeot 107 2012
Mike was very good with communication and really helpful. Great little run around car- perfect for short trips.
Steve R. - January 1, 2020
Mercedes-Benz C-Class 2015
Amazing! I will be renting the car again
Rohul U. - January 1, 2020
Citroen C4 Cactus 2015
Hasan is an absolute gentleman who cares deeply about his cars, thus it’s fair to say that they are kept in immaculate condition. His communication is great and very accommodating in terms of anything you may need for the use of the vehicle. The citroen was a dream for my long journey.
Matthew L. - January 1, 2020
Vauxhall ADAM 2013
Accepted on very short notice and was flexible with pick and return. The car itself was tidy, fairly nippy and economical on a long motorway trip. Cheers again!
Kirushanthan S. - January 1, 2020
Audi A5 2014
This was my first experience with Turo. Maqsood and his car made my trip very easy it’s an amazing car to drive, Maqsood was there on time on pick up and drop of the car was very clean. As soon as I done the request he accept it straight away with no time to waste. Very economic on fuel, I highly recommend this car. Thank you Maqsood I will Definitely hire this car again see you soon.
Qemal B. - December 24, 2019
BMW 3 Series 2016
Great car, easy and pain free experience given by Wesley. Will definitely rent again!
Duvall C. - December 26, 2019
Toyota Prius 2009
This is the 2nd time I’ve hired this car and it was all great. The car drives smoothly and is economical too. Will rent again!
Simon I. - December 24, 2019
BMW 4 Series 2016
Mohammed provided excellent service. From start to hire to end, everything went so smoothly. Mohammed is a great host. The car drives like a dream. Mohammed even offered me a drop off to home which was great and deserves a 5* Will rent from Mohammed again. Thank you
Moynul A. - December 24, 2019
Toyota Auris 2013
Trevor and his car have been great. Rented the car for 2 months. Communication was excellent, car was clean and comfortable.
Matthew M. - December 22, 2019
Toyota Yaris 2015
This was my first time using this app and I love it. Renting this car was super easy and the experience was above and beyond what I expect.
Jeremy E. - December 23, 2019
Audi TT Roadster 2011
Brilliant service from rich as always goes way beyond your expectations to ensure you have the best car hire experience possible alway generous and always willing to cater to your needs. I cannot recommend him enough
Davis K. - December 24, 2019
Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class 2015
My trip was fantastic. Faysal is a really nice and cooprative host and the car is in very good condition. It was an extremely pleasant ride.
Ishank S. - December 25, 2019
BMW 3 Series 2016
Wesley was nice, organised and helpful. The car was a lot of fun, clean&tidy, and feels very new. Would definitely rent again!
Tudor T. - December 25, 2019
BMW 3 Series 2019
Everything about the trip and the car and the host was great. Highly recommended and look forward to using again
Will C. - December 21, 2019
Citroen C3 Aircross 2018
Perfect service and an excellent car! Pickup and delivery was very flexible and made my trip much easier. I would definitely use Avalon again!
Robert T. - December 30, 2019

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Cotswolds B4632

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Atlantic Highway A39

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Surrey Hills A24

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