Car hire in London
Hiring a car in London
From traditional landmarks that immediately resonate with anyone who has ever seen them, to the fantastic urban sprawl that almost defines modern business lifestyles, London is one of the very best and most popular cities to visit in the entire world.
With history abound in the city centre, mixed with fantastic restaurants, clubs, and even beautiful green spaces, London like no other city has truly got everything. Visitors will never find themselves without something to do in the English capital, and there really is something for everyone.
Diversity defines London, with more than 270 nationalities represented in the city, and when you come on holiday to the city, diversity can define your trip as well, and it's best to embrace that chance to truly mix your visit and do a bit of everything in London to make the perfect holiday.
What you need to know
Driving in London itself is not the most highly recommended of activities. Within the city, roads are congested and it can take a long time to get from A to B, making it a better option to take the Tube. However, there's still plenty of reason to have a hire car when you visit the city, with many things to see and do both in the city and further afield.
London is brilliantly served by motorways, with all of the major roads heading into the city and linking it to all of the big cities across the UK, which makes hiring a car a perfect option for truly seeing England and all it has to offer.
Before you even come to London, the best option is to book your car hire via Holiday Autos, where you can compare prices from more than 1,500 operators. We work with both major firms and local companies, so you know that we work to find you the very best prices around. Our website is simple to use, and we offer you the chance to amend your booking, or cancel, at any time, completely free of charge.
Where to pick up your car
London is served by two major international airports, and no matter which of these you fly into, you'll be able to find your car easily upon arrival.
London Heathrow (LHR) is one of the biggest, and the busiest, airport in the world, so you know that there are plenty of options for picking up your hire car. When you arrive, regardless of which of the five terminals you come into, you'll find well signposted directions to the car hire desks, which are located in the arrivals section of each of the terminals.
If you are flying into Gatwick Airport (LGW), the car hire desks are a little further out, but are very convenient. Whether you come into the North or South terminals, you will need to make your way outside, where you can find the car hire desks near the entrance for a number of companies. Even more conveniently, if you've booked in advance with Holiday Autos, you'll be able to pick up your car on the road, allowing you to get driving towards London even sooner.