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Car Hire London

Get a great deal on your next London car rental

Our rental fleet in London contains a full and diverse range of vehicles, including hatchbacks and low-emission hybrids. Hire a compact car to navigate the city streets in comfort. Alternatively, choose a luxury 4x4 for plenty of space for passengers and luggage. We also offer small to large vans, which are ideal for transporting materials or for a stress-free home move in the city. With a large network of convenient branches across the city, it's easy to find a London car hire near you. We cover London's major airports, including Gatwick, Heathrow, Luton and Stansted, as well as the transportation hubs St. Pancras, Victoria and Stratford. Many of our branches offer extended opening hours and 24-hour returns, allowing you to flexibly pick-up and drop-off your vehicle at a time that suits you.


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Enjoy the attractions of London or head out to the countryside in a luxurious sports car or convertible from premium brands that include BMW, Audi, Mercedes-Benz and Jaguar. Should you need to tailor your vehicle to your needs, our attractive range of extras and add-ons are sure to add convenience to your driving experience in the city. Navigate London's A to Z of busy streets or tackle the motorways in confidence with a Sat Nav while child seats keep your whole party at ease. Exploring as far as you like is easy with additional drivers and unlimited mileage packages.

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London car hire FAQ

Can I hire a car in London if I'm under 25?

Yes, unlike with many other car rental companies in London, SIXT is able to offer a wide variety of hire cars for drivers under 25. You are able to hire a car from as young as 21 years of age with a discount available for students. All drivers under the age of 25 will have to pay a young driver surcharge.

Can I hire a car long term?

In London it is possible to rent a car for longer periods up to 3 months at a time. 

Can I book a one-way car hire in London?

It is possible to pick your hire car up at one of our London branches and return it to another SIXT location elsewhere in the country, including in Manchester, Edinburgh and Glasgow. On our booking form you can enter the London branch you'd like to collect your vehicle from in and then choose an alternative return branch to check if your selection is possible.

Can I drive my rental car abroad?

Yes, it is possible to pick up a hire car in London and drive it in many European countries. Find more detailed information here.

Do I have to pay the London Congestion Charge?

Yes, you will have to pay the congestion charge for each day you are driving within the congestion zone in London. It is your responsibility to register your hire vehicle when you pick your car up from a branch inside the congestion zone or whenever you drive within the zone. Learn more about the congestion charge here.

Can I hire a car without a credit card?

With SIXT, you can also rent with a debit card in London. Your debit card must be in the name of the driverbe valid during the rental period, must be presented at the time of pickup and be from a bank in your country of residence.

Explore London with your hire car

  • Theme parks: Pack up the hire car and take the kids for a day of thrills and rides. Thorpe Park is one of the best theme parks in the UK with record-breaking rollercoasters. Chessington World of Adventures is particularly great for younger children. Both are just outside London and easily accessible by car.
  • High-end shopping: If you want some of the best shopping in Europe, London has it all. A hire car can come in handy after a spree. Enjoy a trip to Selfridges on Oxford Street or Harrods in Knightsbridge knowing you’ll have plenty of space to carry your bags home.
  • Head to the seaside: If the weather is nice or you simply want to get out of the city, Brighton is just under two hours away from London in your hire car. Famous for its Victorian era pier and general architecture, the seaside resort is full of interesting shops, cafes and pubs.

Winter in London

Winter temperatures are generally around 9° and it’s good to be prepared for rain. There are so many things to see and do you may not even notice if the weather is inclement. As most tourists visit London during the summer, most popular tourist attractions are quieter. Nevertheless, be sure to book tickets in advance if this is on your to-do list. Trafalgar Square always has a nice Christmas Tree and after viewing that you can head to one of the many Christmas markets like Winterville in Victoria Park or the Southbank Centre Wintertime Festival. Or you can just go to a pub and have a pint and some hearty food. The roads in London should be fine in winter, so rent a luxury saloon to see the city in style.

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Why Rent With Sixt?

Why Rent With Sixt?
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  • Free Cancellation When You Pay On Arrival
  • No hidden costs or credit card fees

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