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A visit to the iconic UK capital has it all. See world-famous sights from Buckingham Palace to Big Ben, soak up some culture with your pick of art galleries and museums, or hit the stylish London shops. Rent a car and you can even take a scenic drive to the seaside.


Renting a car in London: What you need to know

Before you rent a car in London, take a look at these frequently asked questions.

How old do I have to be to rent a car in London?

To rent a car in the UK, you must be at least 21 years old and have held a clean driving license for at least one year. If you are aged under 25, most rental companies will have a young driver surcharge.

What do I need to bring with me when picking up my rental car?

You’ll need your full valid driving license, a form of internationally recognized photo ID (probably a passport), and a current credit card in your name.

Do I have to pay at the time of the booking?

Not necessarily, although you will often get a better deal if you do. Most car rental companies allow you to simply reserve your car at booking and then pay the full rental amount when you pick up the car.

Is a deposit required when booking a rental car?

You won’t have to pay a deposit during booking, but before you can drive your rental car away, you will be required to leave a guarantee deposit on your credit card to cover any potential damage to the vehicle.

Which car rental companies operate in London?

As you’d expect from a large capital city, London is home to a wide choice of car rental companies. Options include Advantage, Alamo, Avis, Budget, Enterprise, EuropCar, Hertz, National and Sixt.


Explore London: Highlights of the British capital

London is a huge city, made up of many distinct neighborhoods. Each has its own unique atmosphere and attractions. Here are some top spots to explore in your rental car.

City of London

This historic district on the banks of the River Thames is packed with unmissable attractions, including Tower Bridge and St. Paul’s Cathedral. Treat yourself to a meal in a top restaurant or venture east to browse the trendy stalls of Old Spitalfields Market.

Notting Hill

Visit during the August Bank Holiday and you’ll catch the whirlwind of energy that is the Notting Hill Carnival. But this cosmopolitan area dazzles year-round with its candy-colored houses, quirky Portobello Market, and eclectic cafés and bars. If you loved the movie, don’t miss the Notting Hill Film Tour.

West End

This lively area is all about entertainment thanks to the internationally renowned West End theatre scene. Covent Garden, Bond Street, and Oxford Street are also home to some of the city’s best shopping, while bustling Soho is packed with buzzing bars and clubs.