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Volkswagen Golf 2011 — Car rental alternative in Edinburgh, GB EH12 5JZ
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London

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.

Hit the road

Skip the rental car counter

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.

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Bath

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.

Stratford-Upon-Avon

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.

Brighton

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 near London
(4.9 stars)
Chelsea B.
Smart forfour 2015

Our go to car rental in the area. Always good communication, easy pick up, clean car and helpful if we want to make changes mid trip. Would recommend :)

Chelsea B.
- February 17, 2021
Silvester O.
Vauxhall Corsa 2014

Good as always. Great rental cars. Corsa is smooth

Silvester O.
- June 18, 2020
Francesca L.
Smart forfour 2016

We had a great experience with Edwige! The car ran very smoothly and was very fuel efficient. We experienced zero problems. Edwige was very kind to the two of us and allowed us to change our pick up day and time to fit our hectic schedule. We would definitely choose her car again if we ever needed to rent a car in London!

Francesca L.
- August 26, 2020
Sam S.
MINI Paceman 2014

Lovely car, Good location and owner is very helpful and responsive. Would recommend to any looking to rent a decent car

Sam S.
- February 14, 2021
Mojtaba A.
Peugeot 108 2015

Good trip with this car , low petrol usage and cheap rent. Lovely owner 💐🙏

Mojtaba A.
- February 9, 2021
Claire L.
MINI Cooper 2014

Smoothest car rental ever! Very clear instructions and easiest pickup. Also a gem to drive 🌟

Claire L.
- December 1, 2020
Dean W.
BMW 1 Series 2011

Firstly, Lovely, smooth easy to drive car. Was really comfortable and certainly great over the 500 miles i covered. Charles clearly takes great pride in his car and you can tell the moment you sit in it. Beautifully clean, better than new and Charles took extra time out of his Saturday afternoon to go through the car and ensure the hire was stress free. As well as that. Something that really surprised me and was appreciated was Charles offering support the entire time. I have hired many cars before and never has the owner been so proffesional and human. What was even nicer was that i shortly recieved a message following the return of the car hoping i enjoyed my trip. With London being a total nightmare owning and driving a car in. It's very good to know that with Charles you can have the luxury of driving a beautifully maintained car and not worry about the hassles. Will certainly be contacting Charles when business calls me away from town.

Dean W.
- December 8, 2019
Rhona W.
Peugeot 207 2011

Lovely car. Clean, and well kept. Was good for a motorway trip I did from London to Cheshire and back. Good size and parks easily. Victoria was also a great and flexible host.

Rhona W.
- January 29, 2021
Mauro G.
Vauxhall Corsa 2012

Tola is by far the best host I have found so far. Absolutely reliable, easy to communicate with and helpful should you need any information. He sends texts to check that everything is running smoothly at beginning, middle and end of each trip. The car is super cheap as it runs on diesel which cost me almost half of what I usually spend for the same trip. Totally recommended.

Mauro G.
- February 10, 2021
Phoebe L.
Kia Ceed 2019

Much more flexible and better value than your average car rental! I hadn't realised that Avalon actually provides a delivery and pickup service for their rental cars - something they should definitely advertise! I was panicking about having to find the car in central London but in the end had a brand new car delivered to my door. My only issues were slight lack of communication and initially slow response to my messages, which had me close to cancelling my reservation. It also would have been helpful to know the required documents at the time of booking.

Phoebe L.
- January 3, 2020
Koro B.
Volkswagen Polo 2011

The car was very healthy for long trip and Omari was so helpful and kind, he offered me to drive me back to my place. Will definitely rent car from him again in the future!

Koro B.
- February 7, 2021
Rida S.
Mercedes-Benz CLA 2015

Amazing car and as a result I had an amazing trip. The whole process of renting the car from Charlene was really smooth. I would definitely rent from her again. Can't recommend highly enough

Rida S.
- February 3, 2021
Mark T.
Chevrolet Aveo 2011

Excellent trip, as always. Excellent car and helpful owner. Ideal

Mark T.
- January 29, 2021
Mohammed Tauraj M.
Ford Fiesta 2020

Lovely car, initially booked it for 3 days the end up having it for almost a month. Hosts were great and very helpful throughout the rental. Definitely recommend to anyone. I would give them 6 Stars!!

Mohammed Tauraj M.
- February 5, 2021
Gareth L.
Peugeot 108 2017

Nice little car! Very quick handover with Dan, polite, helpful and friendly throughout rental 👍 recommended!

Gareth L.
- February 6, 2021
David B.
Toyota iQ 2011

Straightforward pickup and drop off with good communication. Car was clean and drove nicely, good rental.

David B.
- February 13, 2021
Andrew D.
Volvo V40 2014

Antony's car was excellent - very clean inside and out, and drove beautifully. Pickup and dropoff instructions were very clear, and overall, he was a pleasure to deal with. I'd happily recommend Antony and his Volvo V40 to anyone looking to rent a car on this platform.

Andrew D.
- December 15, 2020
Georgian P.
BMW 1 Series 2013

Best Rent A Car experience ever!Really nice, friendly and polite guest and AMAZING car!

Georgian P.
- November 24, 2020
Cristan Perez A.
Volkswagen Polo 2012

I really enjoyed renting this car. The pick up and drop off was seamless, the host was quick to reply to messages and nice. The car was great, it was very clean, zippy and great on gas. Highly recommend.

Cristan Perez A.
- January 31, 2021
Antimo D.
Audi A1 2013

The second time I rented the car, it looks like it was my availability and a flawless service.

Antimo D.
- January 30, 2021
Bryan S.
Toyota AYGO 2012

Great host and great cars. Always enjoyed and looked forward to hiring from Kash!

Bryan S.
- February 8, 2021
Mark T.
Chevrolet Aveo 2011

Great trip. Anthonia is really helpful and accomodating, and the little car is lovely!

Mark T.
- February 10, 2021
Denise J.
Vauxhall Astra 2011

Great as usual. So thankful for the timing and usage of all Sayeed Cars. Lovely host! Thanks

Denise J.
- February 10, 2021
Mackenzie C.
Vauxhall Corsa 2013

Amazing communication and car was really reliable and cheap on petrol. Definitely would hire again

Mackenzie C.
- February 12, 2021
Amy C.
Volkswagen Polo 2010

Lovely car and easy contact + key exchange :) would rent again! Thank you Mark :)

Amy C.
- February 17, 2021
Gareth L.
Peugeot 108 2015

Very nice guy and super helpful too! 👍 cars are always clean and ready to go with no issues! Recommend 🤘🏼

Gareth L.
- February 9, 2021
Eliot H.
Smart forfour 2017

Great car, super low mileage. I did 180 miles and paid £15 on fuel ⛽️ Denzel was super chill and made renting super simple. 5*

Eliot H.
- February 21, 2021
Kai W.
Volkswagen Golf 2013

Had Mikki‘s VW Golf for one day. Good experience. Car is easy to drive, was clean and dealing with Mikki was efficient w/o problems. Happy to recommend.

Kai W.
- February 25, 2021
Nilesh L.
Toyota Yaris 2017

Renting a Car With Ahmed Is As Easy As it can get , polite and takes care of his customers go and book don’t miss out

Nilesh L.
- February 24, 2021
Sokandar F.
Volkswagen Golf 2018

Leslie has been amazing. Such beautiful car and amazing to drive! Had long journeys and everything worked perfectly fine. Will definitely rent from him again. Has also assisted me to add additional days whenever it was needed. Would 100% recommend as a very satisfied customer!

Sokandar F.
- February 10, 2021
Lee F.
Citroen C1 2010

Lovely lady, super easy rental, no problems at all. The car is probably the best on fuel I've ever driven. Definitely good on long trips. Highly recommend 👌

Lee F.
- January 17, 2021
Nhlanhla Thokozani A M.
Alfa Romeo MiTo 2013

It was an amazing drive and Carlo is a very good host. He responded very quickly even when I had to extend the trip last minute. I'd highly recommend and definitely use the service again.

Nhlanhla Thokozani A M.
- February 7, 2021
Christine V.
Peugeot 208 2015

We really enjoyed using Monsoor’s car for the day. Great drive, very smooth, and we had no issues. The car was clean when we fetched it and filled up with fuel. Would definitely rent Monsoor’s car again!

Christine V.
- February 7, 2021
Khalid M.
Mercedes-Benz A-Class 2018

Joseph is a fantastic host, the car is great and a smooth drive. Will definitely be renting from him again!

Khalid M.
- February 17, 2021
Anthony G.
Peugeot 108 2017

The car is in good condition, very clean, well serviced, with only Minor preexisting scratches ext. The vehicle drives well and is very economical perfect vehicle for a day trip. The real 5 stars is earned by the polite attitude and commitment of Dan. The vehicle owner. He is very helpful and extremely polite, I’d use this vehicle again just for him. He also includes a car charger and phone holder.

Anthony G.
- February 14, 2021
Lachlan P.
Vauxhall Corsa 2013

Excellent car, very clean and Tola was great to deal with, replied to any messages right away. Would definitely recommend!

Lachlan P.
- February 20, 2021
Hayley C.
SEAT Ibiza 2018

We had a great trip in Conrad's car! Pick up and drop off was easy and Conrad was very responsive to messages. The car was great and had some nice features like GPS and Bluetooth.

Hayley C.
- February 22, 2021
Kartar S.
Mercedes-Benz S-Class 2019

The service from both Ashi and the receptionist was first class. First time renting a car from them and will definitely return in the future. Thank you for your time and patient.

Kartar S.
- February 22, 2021
Christopher M.
Audi A1 2013

Great car. Will definitely rent again

Christopher M.
- February 23, 2021
Michele H.
Mercedes-Benz CLA 2015

Renting Charlene’s car was seamless. The car was spotless and very comfortable to drive. Charlene met me to hand over the keys and show me around the car. I will definitely rent from her again.

Michele H.
- February 25, 2021
Raven T.
Mercedes-Benz B-Class 2008

Nice person, very responsive host. I had to alter my trip length and Chris made the process very easy. Will definitely be renting again

Raven T.
- February 5, 2021
Salah S.
BMW 1 Series 2016

I never liked the 1 series but this car has changed my mind is very reliable car the owner has looked after the car will definitely rent again

Salah S.
- February 5, 2021
Alex S.
MINI Cooper 2014

I’ve used Carlo’s cars before and I have to say exceptional like always. Cars are impeccable and located in a wonderful area. Carlo makes the journey very easy going like when I needed an extra day all o had to do was text him and he arranged everything. I’ve marked him as one of my favourites in my profile so every time I need a car his are the ones I look to first. Great Value, first class!!!

Alex S.
- February 3, 2021
Christophe R.
MINI Cooper 2014

Great car, super easy check in and check out. Carlo was easy to get in touch with and super helpful. Will be renting again.

Christophe R.
- February 7, 2021
Precious E.
Volkswagen Polo 2016

Lovely car and great host. Enjoyed driving a different car for a change.

Precious E.
- February 9, 2021
Joshua David R.
MINI Paceman 2014

Super comms. Car was a tiny bit confusing to start but once I’d got it, the trip was awesome! Great host, really clean, car drove really well!

Joshua David R.
- February 8, 2021
Claudia-Tatiana S.
SEAT Leon 2015

Our trip went smoothly and Rebekah was very nice at the beginning and the end. She even left us chocolates! 😍 car was super clean and very well taken care of. Highly recommend it!

Claudia-Tatiana S.
- February 15, 2021
Clark A.
Tesla Model 3 2021

Amazing car. Great company. Very easy to deal with. Highly recommend.

Clark A.
- February 15, 2021
Andrew S.
Ford Focus 2011

Will definitely use again. A very nice and comfy car to drive and a friendly guy to deal with

Andrew S.
- February 20, 2021
Joséphine H.
Ford Ka 2015

Carlo is a super responsive and understanding host. I had to extend my trip and he helped me with my query very quickly. Easy communication and great little car. Will definitely book again. Thank you again Carlo.

Joséphine H.
- February 18, 2021
Justin D.
Toyota iQ 2013

Great host, good selection of cars, easy to get hold of when/if needed. Would like to do business again. Thanks Kash 👍🏾👍🏾

Justin D.
- February 21, 2021
Shannon C.
Toyota Yaris 2015

The car was a dream to drive and a surprising amount of space for a smaller vehicle! Uzair was a pleasure to work with, extremely responsive and helpful, will happily rent with him again.

Shannon C.
- February 23, 2021
Daryl William O.
Vauxhall Insignia Sports Tourer 2016

Excellent host, another smooth car rental with Gulrase

Daryl William O.
- January 27, 2020
Georgina B.
Smart fortwo 2018

My first experience using this service and can totally recommend it as an alternative to car rental companies. Damion was very helpful and professional. The car was immaculate inside and out - a pleasure to drive. The process of accessing the vehicle was also extremely easy to follow via the app with step by step instructions. Will definitely use this service again

Georgina B.
- August 11, 2020
Sarah M.
Volkswagen Golf 2016

Immaculate car, lovely pick up and drop off experience. Hands down the best car rental exchange to date. Thanks Tom!

Sarah M.
- June 27, 2020
Kush K.
Volkswagen Golf 2016

Excellent car and rental experience! Val was a pleasure to deal with - very responsive and helpful.

Kush K.
- August 30, 2020
Abdul K.
BMW 2 Series 2016

Great service will recommend anyone to rent a car

Abdul K.
- September 10, 2020
Sebastian A.
Vauxhall Corsa 2017

Great car rental experience thanks to Mohammed, will definitely rent again.

Sebastian A.
- October 28, 2019
Jodie S.
Smart fortwo 2010

I can not recommend this enough! This car drove lovely, and Robert was absolutely lovely, very quick with replying I’d I had any questions to ask about the car! Honestly would recommend this to anyone who needs to rent a car, wouldn’t go to anyone else now xx

Jodie S.
- December 6, 2020
Muadh A.
BMW 1 Series 2013

Cheesy host and car for rental. Wouldn’t hesitate to return again.

Muadh A.
- October 29, 2020
Henry R.
Volvo C70 2011

It’s a great comfortable car to drive - drove from London to Manchester and back in a couple of sittings, without feeling uncomfortable at all. loved the option to put the roof down, but also didn’t feel too small with the roof closed. Johan organised for a very easy handover with his concierge, same on the return. Ideal rental car for a weekend or longer term trip.

Henry R.
- July 6, 2020
Maria C.
Volkswagen Polo 2017

Omaar was great, very helpful and welcoming. The car worked excellent and it was easy to find. Will definitely keep it in mind next time I’m in need of a whip for the weekend.

Maria C.
- February 1, 2021
Olivia M.
Smart forfour 2015

Lyes was very friendly and handing over keys was very easy. The car was clean and easy to use. Exactly as advertised.

Olivia M.
- February 3, 2021
Dominic O.
Volkswagen Polo 2011

Brilliant a small car, awesome!

Dominic O.
- February 4, 2021
Rashan P.
Mercedes-Benz C-Class 2015

Good customer service, the car was amazing definitely going back

Rashan P.
- February 1, 2021
Adam F.
MINI Cooper 2014

Very smooth experience - easy pickup, clean nice ride. Would definitely rent again.

Adam F.
- January 30, 2021
Yousif D.
Mercedes-Benz E-Class 2017

Great host & a great car. Would hire again!

Yousif D.
- January 31, 2021
Kawsar C.
BMW 3 Series 2018

Great car, Turo Go really helps with COVID situation. Car was clean and excellent drive. Highly recommend.

Kawsar C.
- January 31, 2021
Ashik Ali Plamoottil M.
Toyota Yaris 2017

I am so happy for booking ahmed’s toyota yaris and it was excellent all over the service and the car too . I will recommend ahmed to everyone as if i am so satisfied with his services . Thanks mate

Ashik Ali Plamoottil M.
- January 31, 2021
Duoc N.
Vauxhall Astra 2016

great little car host was really good and replied fast in such a short notice when i needed the car. was a little bit untidy but overall great host and service. definitely use it again

Duoc N.
- February 5, 2021
Robert B.
Volvo V40 2014

Always a lovely bloke. Easy collection and drop off. Communication easy. I would highly recommend hiring Antony's car!

Robert B.
- February 5, 2021
Sarah R.
Vauxhall Corsa 2011

Great car, everything was clean and hire went smoothly. Sayed was great, very helpful.

Sarah R.
- February 5, 2021
Margaret A.
Fiat 500 2019

Very good car better than expected clean good fuel

Margaret A.
- February 6, 2021
Mark T.
Chevrolet Aveo 2011

The second time I've booked Anthonia's car, and it was all perfect. She is very helpful and responsive, and arrangements and availability were all smooth sailing! Will definitely be booking this car again soon.

Mark T.
- January 27, 2021
Christopher R.
Volkswagen Polo 2017

Service and car were great. As easy an experience as it gets and Leslie was a great host.

Christopher R.
- February 8, 2021
Elizabeth C M P.
Toyota Prius 2014

Great car, great communication, friendly—recommend!

Elizabeth C M P.
- February 8, 2021
Ellie H.
Vauxhall Astra 2012

Temi was super efficient and helpful - the car was great.

Ellie H.
- February 7, 2021
Will P.
BMW 1 Series 2012

Stevie was great throughout - communicative, flexible and the car was a great drive. Would strongly recommend!

Will P.
- February 9, 2021
Madalyne R.
Volkswagen Polo 2016

The car is so nice to drive and kept super clean and tidy. Jordan responds quickly and all the instructions are clear and communicated in advance. Definitely recommend!

Madalyne R.
- February 10, 2021
Ross F.
Fiat Punto 2012

Matt is a fantastic host. Very helpful and detailed in his messages and the car was in immaculate condition when it was picked up. The remote access worked well and Matt was prompt to address any questions I had.

Ross F.
- February 11, 2021
Gauthier L.
Vauxhall Corsa 2015

James was a great host who was super responsive and helpful. Also, the car was in perfect condition as well! Would definitely book again and can recommend.

Gauthier L.
- February 11, 2021
Arit E.
Vauxhall Corsa 2013

Great little car, drives well, very economical on the fuel and kept clean. Tola is also an amazing host, easy to communicate with and very helpful. I would book again and definitely recommend.

Arit E.
- February 12, 2021
Salah S.
SEAT Leon 2016

I was never to keen on this car but the owner changed my mind and he was right I felt in love with the car very reliable car

Salah S.
- February 12, 2021
Nikolai D.
Fiat Punto 2016

Great host, the car was sparkling clean when I picked up, it's reliable and I've not had any problems👍

Nikolai D.
- February 13, 2021
Maciej P.
BMW 1 Series 2012

Perfect host and car, great communication!

Maciej P.
- February 15, 2021
Ashton W.
Mercedes-Benz E-Class 2015

Lovely car and Mothiur is a fabulous host.

Ashton W.
- February 16, 2021
Nicolas L.
Toyota Yaris 2015

Really enjoyed driving this car. Uzair was really helpful and available when needed.

Nicolas L.
- February 14, 2021
Eva Maria B.
Peugeot 108 2017

Great car and Dan very polite, thanks 😊

Eva Maria B.
- February 16, 2021
Alexandra C.
Toyota Yaris 2015

Kash is a fantastic host, he was always there if needed and very clear with instructions. The car was easy to find and was perfect for what I needed, and very fuel efficient!! A very nice drive and pleasant experience. Thanks Kash!

Alexandra C.
- February 20, 2021
Jordan L.
Fiat 500 2014

Great little car. Excellent communication. Thank you

Jordan L.
- February 21, 2021

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