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.

Top hosts in London

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Kashif A. All-Star Host
564 trips Joined Jul 2017
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Recent reviews

Hybrids are incredible. We drove the car for a week. Took a long trip even. Then, I had to FILL the tank with Petrol to return it. It cost me .. drum roll.. wait for it.. cost me .. all of.. £40!! That's $50 for a week of driving. Kashif is a perfect customer centric Turo host. Flexible with timing and location drop off and pick up. Does what he can to give you the extras you may need (Child Car seat). Replies to both emails and Watsapp. I even recommended one of his cars to another family visiting and they were impressed from the get go. 1000 times better than one of the big name rent-a-car mafia.
Jamil - August 8, 2019
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 - April 11, 2019
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Mihai B. All-Star Host
197 trips Joined Jul 2018
Typically responds in 23 minutes

Recent reviews

This was my first rental with Turo. Mihai was very friendly and helpful. There were no problems and I‘m really happy with the support Mihai gave me during the rental. Next time in London I‘ll go with Mihais cars again for sure. :)
Alex - July 24, 2019
Mihai & the Amazing Feisty Smart ForFour! Very cool Host, and even cooler car... we rented this car for family vacation which included a road trip! ... amazing car, clean and drives surprisingly well! Nimble and makes parking easy! Good within in london, tough for the highway! ... i will definitely be looking renting this car again
Adedeji - August 11, 2019
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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
Ford Fiesta 2016
Good communication, good car, smooth rental
Julien D. - September 22, 2019
Toyota Prius 2009
Reliable, Polite, Flexible, simply the Best Car Rental Experience!
Manuel R. - June 12, 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
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
Fiat 500 2009
Great car rental. Edward had it all ready to go and was an overall pleasure.
Alexander B. - March 18, 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
SEAT Leon 2009
Great person to rent a car from. Very friendly and helpful
Michael F. - May 11, 2019
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
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
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
BMW 1 Series 2011
Jonathan’s BMW was great! Very clean, runs smooth, and good MPG with the diesel. Zero problems with the car. Small enough car to navigate London and make our way to the English beaches, we had a great time. Jon was very communicative with convenient dropoff next to a fuel station. Would rent again, thanks!
MATTHEW K. - September 19, 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
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
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
Volvo V60 2011
Brendan and his Volvo were awesome for my family’s drive to Stonehenge. Our family of 5 had plenty of storage space with the big trunk. The back seat was surprisingly comfy for all of us at heights from 5’5” to 5’ 9” while not being bumpy. Smooth ride with good acceleration. For pick up and check out, Brendan met us in person at his parking spot. He gave us the key and showed us a few things about his car. Drop off was even easier! I filled up the tank at the gas station across the street from his parking spot, parked the car, then put his car key into his letterbox. Lastly, Brendan offered terrific local recommendations and instantly replied to all of my messages. Experiences like this make us realize we’ll never rent from a car rental company again… thank you 3000, Brendan!
Ryan S. - August 7, 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
Vauxhall Viva 2015
This was my first rental with Turo. Mihai was very friendly and helpful. There were no problems and I‘m really happy with the support Mihai gave me during the rental. Next time in London I‘ll go with Mihais cars again for sure. :)
Alex G. - July 24, 2019
Skoda Citigo 2015
Sahra and her husband and very helpful and kind people. Their vehicle is very easy to drive in London and they are very communicative. I will be sure to rent again when I come back. Highly recommended!
Adam G. - September 22, 2019
Smart forfour 2015
Mihai & the Amazing Feisty Smart ForFour! Very cool Host, and even cooler car... we rented this car for family vacation which included a road trip! ... amazing car, clean and drives surprisingly well! Nimble and makes parking easy! Good within in london, tough for the highway! ... i will definitely be looking renting this car again
Adedeji A. - August 11, 2019
Volkswagen Polo 2018
A fantastic car, great performance and in a great location for East London. Dives very well on the motorway,makes for a great ride! Owner super nice and helpful. 100% recommended
Jamal K. - September 26, 2019
BMW 5 Series 2017
Daniel was awesome! Made the whole rental process so easy. The car was a pleasure to drive as well!
Alexander C. - October 7, 2019
Peugeot 308 2017
Great rental with this car. The car was really clean and fuel efficient Pick up and return was super easy and communication was fast and easy Will be renting again
Tom D. - October 7, 2019
Peugeot 108 2016
We used Uzair’s Puegeot for a day trip to some coastal cities and had a great time. The pickup and drop off was seamless and all the instructions were clear and precise. The car was perfect for navigating small towns and gave us no issues driving the whole day. I’d certainly rent from Uzair again.
Kevin B. - October 8, 2019
BMW 1 Series 2019
Ashley was really quick in responding to all messages and my enquiries. He was thorough in explaining the car’s functions during the handover. The car was clean and it worked well as described. Driven 800+ miles with it and it felt great at the wheel! May not have all the bells and whistles of a top specced car, but it fulfilled all our needs driving up to North Wales and back to London. Thanks for everything again Ash!
Alvin W. - October 7, 2019
Mercedes-Benz A-Class 2019
First experience with TURO and it was a ride in the future... Ajisan wad very kind and punctual. Rate was more than fare . His car very new and clean . What more to say , next time in London we will know who to call ;-)
Simone D. - October 13, 2019
Audi A1 2011
Great car and George a pleasure to deal with. Would rent again.
Maxim W. - October 10, 2019
Toyota Auris 2014
Hybrids are incredible. We drove the car for a week. Took a long trip even. Then, I had to FILL the tank with Petrol to return it. It cost me .. drum roll.. wait for it.. cost me .. all of.. £40!! That's $50 for a week of driving. Kashif is a perfect customer centric Turo host. Flexible with timing and location drop off and pick up. Does what he can to give you the extras you may need (Child Car seat). Replies to both emails and Watsapp. I even recommended one of his cars to another family visiting and they were impressed from the get go. 1000 times better than one of the big name rent-a-car mafia.
Jamil A. - August 8, 2019
Ford Galaxy 2017
The vehicle was in excellent condition and very clean (as compared to the usual grime in rental cars). The staff was super polite & helpful but do not expect a quick response with messages to/from Darren via the Turo app. The car garage is located in a bit of an odd area under the train tracks in Camberwell but it was perfectly safe and we were given the flexibility to return the vehicle after closing hours by parking on the street and placing the keys in a key-drop. All in all a great experience for a much fairer price than the big rental companies. Will definitely use Civilised again :)
David B. - July 9, 2018
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
BMW 3 Series 2012
Nana was a pleasure to work with and very accommodating to our schedule. We appreciated his informing us of the ULEZ charges ahead of time due to our dropoff location so that we wouldn’t be surprised by any additional fees. Very thoughtful and considerate! As for the car, it was in great condition and very clean. Nana will be the first person we contact if we need to rent a car during our next visit to London, for sure. Thanks for a great rental experience, Nana!
Michelisa L. - May 12, 2019
Hester Alison
Volkswagen up! 2017
This is the 1st time I’ve tried such an App. The service I received was faultless. I would highly recommend the owners Sahra her partner. & Turo itself as a very easy , reliable means of renting a car locally. I picked up the VW UP in spotless condition, only 10 mins away from my home, making it an extremely convenient option, at a competitive price to other rental firms. The car itself wax almost new, ran beautifully; taking me on motorways to Suffolk & back. Nippy, smooth & felt very safe on the road for a car of this size. I will definitely use again. Great way to rent a car. Fabulous Up!
Hester Alison M. - August 9, 2019
MINI Cooper 2013
This was my first experience using Turo. The meet and greet with Ron and his Mini Cooper S was excellent. He talked me through all the essentials about the car beforehand and ensured all my questions were answered before I set off on my weekend trip. The car was a pleasure to drive and would definitely recommend this new form of car rental to friends and family.
Martin C. - April 23, 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
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
SEAT Leon 2009
Chris was great! He communicated well and was very helpful, pre-trip, which made things a lot LESS stressful. The car was perfect for our day trip outside of London. Thank you Chris! We would definitely rent from him again.
Ben K. - July 27, 2019
Ford Fiesta 2011
Nice car, and great host. Really helpful over message and made the trip easy. Trip from Haggerston to Luton Airport cost £10 in fuel there and back so good fuel economy.
Alex S. - September 17, 2019
Toyota AYGO 2012
Az was very easy to work with and was very responsive. I came for a short stay from the US and only needed the car for 2 days. No hassle it issues getting the car and dropping it back. I would definitely rent from Az again....
Andrew F. - September 19, 2019
Toyota Yaris 2018
Aji and the car was a perfect partner for our trip. The car is clean, agile and economic. Modern instruments like rear camera, lane assist, automatic headlights are making the drive a breeze for the left hand side first timers as well.
Daniel B. - September 20, 2019
Volkswagen Golf 2013
Paul was excellent. The car was easy to drive and it was extremely easy picking the car up and dropping it off. I would highly recommend renting from him.
Laura E. - September 22, 2019
BMW 1 Series 2015
Lovely car, so easy to drive. Suresh is a great host, very attentive and pleasant to deal with. Many thanks
Paul H. - September 23, 2019
Mercedes-Benz B-Class 2008
Chris was accommodative with car pick up and drop off. The condition of the car was just like on the photos, clean and looked after. Would rent again!
Anastasija C. - September 16, 2019
Volkswagen Golf 2011
Great Car host. Easy to deal with and prompt communication.
YONI C. - September 23, 2019
Toyota AYGO 2016
Uzair was a pleasure to deal with and the car was super convenient for my needs
Jade C. - September 23, 2019
Ford Fusion 2010
I hire cars very regularly, but never had before on Turo. It was honestly the best experience and John was certainly a huge part of that. He is very organised, extremely nice and helpful. His cars are clean, in good state and well-maintained. I had to give the car before the end of the rental and John was very understanding. I only have good things to say.
Florie-Anne V. - August 22, 2019
Ford Focus 2013
Mohammed was incredibly prompt in response, very helpful, and very flexible. Communication was perfect. Driving in central London is not easy, and he made an overwhelming experience so much nicer. Very grateful!
Katie F. - September 26, 2019
Mercedes-Benz A-Class 2014
Very good rental. Many thanks.
Robert L. - September 25, 2019
Audi TT Coupe 2010
Hiring Rees' car was a pleasure. Rees was super quick with replying and made it very easy to collect and drop off the car. The car was immaculate, very clean and ready to be driven away. It's a very comfortable drive and also fun too, the car is super economical, particularly with motorway driving. I had to extend my rent by a day and this was done effortlessly. I'd absolutely recommend hiring from Rees.
Adam B. - September 25, 2019
Ford Fiesta 2013
I’ve used Sergei’s cars numerous times. Always clean, mechanically sound and easy to collect/drop off.
Kathryn T. - September 30, 2019
Muhammed Tarik
Kia ceed 2009
Abdullah is a great host with very generous gestures. His car is a comfortable Kia with automatic transmission. Precious for a weekend trip.
Muhammed Tarik A. - September 28, 2019
BMW 1 Series 2017
Ali has provided Excellent customer service and went above and beyond to make my trip for a wedding happen. The car is clean and smooth will definitely be hiring again.
Mohammed M. - September 30, 2019
Vauxhall Astra 2014
Tas’ car was great, really nice to drive and clean. Tas himself was really good with communication and nice to deal with. Would definitely hire again. Thank you!
Alice T. - September 23, 2019
Volkswagen Polo 2017
The car looks absolutely amazing and definitely i will rent this one again. Also Omaar is a really good man I like the way he look after the customer. I highly recommend this car :)
Tufayel H. - September 18, 2019
Volkswagen Polo 2017
Will definitely rent this car again. Thanks, Jack!
Aljona K. - September 26, 2019
MINI Cooper 2017
Will is a great chap with a lovely car. Very flexible and fantastic to deal with. Thanks Will
Thomas W. - October 7, 2019
Volkswagen Passat 2010
Chris was great to deal with, and it was a pleasure driving his car! Thanks so much Chris
Isabella Y. - October 8, 2019
Mercedes-Benz E-Class 2017
Great clean car. Good guy and would deal with again
Jonathan S. - October 9, 2019
BMW 1 Series 2015
Great trip in Nicoles car! Drove smoothly, the pickup and drop off were amazing. Nicole couldn’t have been more helpful. Will be back!
Alex V. - October 2, 2019
MINI Cooper 2017
Fantastic car — handles so well in the city and the country. Would rent again!!
Bill S. - October 2, 2019
Audi A5 2016
Very accommodating, the car is a smooth comfortable cruiser, four of us travelled in comfort. Would rent again in a heartbeat.
Nicholas B. - October 5, 2019
Volkswagen Golf 2013
Mikki was great host giving all the guidelines on time making trip very easy. He also warned me regarding road closure and was one phone call away in case something happened. The car is really nice and comfort. Highly recommend.
Toni J. - October 6, 2019
Mercedes-Benz A-Class 2015
Great car and Andrew is incredibly friendly and easy to deal with
Luis G. - October 5, 2019
Peugeot 108 2016
Great trip, car was clean, easy to find and use and uzair was great at communicating with me and making sure everything was ok!
Dominique G. - October 5, 2019
Sarah A.
Smart forfour 2018
Jade was very helpful and her car was just what I needed for my trip!
Sarah A. A. - October 6, 2019
Volkswagen Polo 2011
It was a breeze to rent this car from Jay! Car was in tip top condition! Would rent it again if I have the chance to!
Chong T. - October 7, 2019
Audi A3 2012
Great first experience on Turo. Alessandra was good to deal with, all easy and relaxed. Car in good condition also and a great run around!
Toby G. - October 13, 2019
Toyota AYGO 2012
Lovely little car, really enjoyed the trip. Nice and clean and Az was great with communicating and answering questions if needed
Kayleigh A. - October 13, 2019
MINI Cooper 2018
Rich was an incredible host who made sure to cover every base prior to the trip. The car (aka Suzie) was an absolute dream. She has Apple CarPlay, great cruise control, sunroofS (plural), and some funky lights that change colour inside. The car was absolutely spotless and in showroom condition (no deviation from the pics at all!!!) Huge shout out to Rich for the amazing service!
Matthew L. - October 14, 2019
Volkswagen Golf 2018
Fantastic car, great value. Lisa was really helpful before, during and after the trip.
Joe T. - October 14, 2019
Chevrolet AC Cobra 1969
Hi Would like to say thanks to Daniel for making hire a classic sports car so simple, From booking the order Daniel quickly responded with his required information, stayed in communication via email, on the day of hire Daniel called to make sure i knew where to come to, He met me at Clapham Junction that was an easy journey for me, We spent the time explaining how the vehicle works and operated for best experience most paperwork was done before hand it was a quick exchange, Now the Ac Cobra is an amazing car and a real head turner, it was a show stopper at the wedding with everyone stopping to take pictures for Instagram, the car drove well with no problems, Daniel did inform me of how low car was so took caution on bumps. at all next day I return vehicle at same place with a quick check over and i was on my way. Really cant thank Daniel for the experience, flexibility and ease of hire.
Ismaiel C. - October 10, 2019
Renault Captur 2014
The car was clean, easy to drive and was surprisingly roomy inside. It did the job well and would rent again.
Jemma W. - October 12, 2019
Mercedes-Benz A-Class 2017
Jamie’s car is great- lovely car to drive. And Jamie was really easy to deal with and flexible when I wanted to drop the car off a little earlier
Jayde A. - October 10, 2019
MINI Cooper 2010
I rented this mini from Sadik twice. The host is very kind and the car is amazing. Would definitively rent it again.
Abdulbaki T. - October 15, 2019
Mercedes-Benz A-Class 2015
Andrew was easy to deal with and the car is fantastic
Tom M. - October 15, 2019
Peugeot 308 2010
Great little car...Temi is super to rent from.
Sharon B. - October 15, 2019
Vauxhall Insignia Sports Tourer 2016
Seamless rental , Good vehicle !
Junior O. - October 16, 2019
Kia Niro 2017
This was my first time using turo and everything went great. The car was beautiful and the people were friendly. The rental process was very simple also. I definitely plan on using this kia store the next time I want to rent a car.
Daniel D. - August 15, 2018
Nissan Juke 2015
Melanie was very friendly and provided all the info we needed. Her car was amazing, and the GPS and A/C in the car during a heat wave were life savers. Would rent from Melanie again if we are in London and recommend renting from her.
Bernhard K. - July 26, 2019
MINI Cooper 2010
Very smooth rental process with Sadik. Lovely guy, lovely car. A pleasure to drive and really made our trip something special. Would highly recommend!!
Devin W. - July 30, 2019
Audi TT Coupe 2010
Niklas’ TT was the perfect car for a road trip outside of London on our holiday. Well kept up, drives great. Thanks again!
Chuck G. - July 21, 2019
Ford Mondeo 2008
The car was ideal for our trip, loads of space and really reasonable price. The cars a bit dented, and the key doesn’t work very well but I really can’t complain
Sophie B. - July 23, 2019
Ian Zing
Volkswagen Polo 2011
Would recommend a Turo trip with Jay. Gave us practical advice on navigating London. Car was in good condition and it was easy for us to do the collection at our own time. He went the extra mile to drop us off near our accommodation at the end of the hire as well!
Ian Zing T. - August 30, 2019
Smart fortwo 2012
The car was great. Really fun to drive around London because of its small footprint and loud speakers. Julles was also a great person to borrow the car from. Really punctual and always responded to my messages quickly. I needed to drop the car off earlier than stated and he had no problem with this. Will definitely be picking this car for my next trip.
Saad M. - September 3, 2019
MINI Cooper 2009
If you are on holiday in London, this is the only car to rent. First, the owner is amazing. He and his beautiful family met me at my location with flowers to welcome me to the city of London. I was blown away by the radiation of kindness. Beyond being simply an extraordinarily family, the car was in pristine condition, and I had absolutely no issues. It was also the perfect escape car for me to learn how to drive on the left side of the road. Being an American, and Having never driven on the left side of the road, I was a bit nervous. However, after interacting with him and his family, I felt confident that I could take on this challenge. I will certainly be using this car the next time I come to London. I only wish I could give more stars.
Joanna P. - August 28, 2019
Peugeot 308 2015
This was my first time using Turo and Adam made it a perfect experience. Great communication. Simple pick up and drop off and a lovely car.
Michael E. - September 17, 2019
Porsche Panamera 2017
Very easy to deal with, efficient and quick to respond.
Caspar D. - September 17, 2019
BMW 1 Series 2015
Very good communication, very good car I hope to take out another car with you in the future
Miguel K. - September 17, 2019
Peugeot 208 2017
Mihai was a fantastic host, meeting me at my Airbnb and having the car in a fantastic condition. He was very flexible with pick up and drop off times which was very helpful. I would definitely recommend Mihai and his vehicle!
Alec B. - September 18, 2019
Toyota Yaris 2018
Lovely car. Good communication. Will hire again
Tanya L. - September 18, 2019

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Atlantic Highway A39

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Surrey Hills A24

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