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Car hire in London City Airport

Hiring a car in London City Airport

London City Airport (LCY) is the only airport that can boast that it is actually located in the capital. It is located in the Royal Docks in Newham and is less than seven miles away from the centre, taking just 30 minutes to travel from the aiport to the City of London via the A1203.

What you need to know

There’s plenty of choice when it comes to selecting a car from London City Airport, as several different companies operate here. Using our website will make deciding easier, as it shows you the best deal for your budget and the type of car you’re after. There are no hidden costs, so you can be assured that what you see is what you will get.

Where to pick up your car

Once you land and have collected your luggage, make your way to the car supplier desks, which are located next to the terminal building. Here, you’ll be able to choose from leading brands, such as Avis, Budget, Europcar and Hertz.

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  • “The pick-up was easy, it took 5 minutes from arriving at the desk to driving out the car, and the return took even less time.”
    Diane T

Where to go

Hiring a car means there are endless possibilities when it comes to where you can head to from the airport - the only limit is your imagination. You could head towards to City of London and sample some of the delights on offer, such as its museums, galleries, restaurants and landmarks.

Nearby London City Airport

If you need to stretch your legs after your flight, then hop in the car and drive to the Thames Barrier Park. It is often described as the first riverside park to be built in London for over 50 years, with the flood barrier itself protecting 125 sq km of land in central London. There is a colourful rainbow garden to see, as well as a Pavilion of Remembrance to commemorate the local people who died in the Second World War.

Longer Drives

London City Airport is well connected to the south of England, as well as the rest of the country, so you can travel further afield quite easily. The beautiful Blenheim Palace is just two hours away from the capital and is well worth a visit. Built in the early 18th century, the palace acted as a physical celebration of victory over the French in the War of the Spanish Succession.There are over 2,000 acres of land to explore, as well as an abundance of wildlife roaming the grounds.

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Eating and drinking

As you are just a 30-minute drive away from the City of London you could head to the capital and try some of the best restaurants and eateries England has to offer. You are pretty much guaranteed to find a place that serves whatever you’re hungry for, whether that be traditional fish and chips, an authentic curry or afternoon tea.

Things to do

There are plenty of museums, galleries and historical landmarks just a short distance away from London City Airport, you’ll be spoilt for choice. Also you can head into the capital and indulge in some retail therapy in world-famous shops, like Harrods, Fortnum and Mason or Liberty.


You could stay close to the Royal Docks and take a Silver Queen Cruise, where the knowledgeable crew can tell you more about the history of the area.

However, you could take advantage of having a hire car and drive a little further afield and travel to Canterbury and see the spectacular St Augustine’s Abbey and go on a walking tour of the city with an expert guide.


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