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.

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.


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 Ka 2015
"Exemplary service, from finish" Easy, hassle free car rental from a super host!! Will use again. Highly recommend!!
Alex S. - March 22, 2020
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
Daryl William
Vauxhall Insignia Sports Tourer 2016
Excellent host, another smooth car rental with Gulrase
Daryl William O. - January 27, 2020
Volkswagen Golf 2013
Great person to rent a car off
Shaun J. - February 18, 2020
Mercedes-Benz A-Class 2017
Booking with Jamie was excellent. Great car, great communication, great trip all round. Will be the first option I try and book next time I rent a car!
Rowan A. - March 22, 2020
Citroen C4 Cactus 2015
Good person to rent a car from good service
Nader M. - February 22, 2020
Mercedes-Benz CLC-Class 2011
Bahram is friendly and flexible guy. I wouldn’t say the car is best, but considering the age of the car and rental price, it’s not a bad one.
Sathesh K. - March 7, 2020
Toyota Prius 2009
Reliable, Polite, Flexible, simply the Best Car Rental Experience!
Manuel R. - June 12, 2019
Ze Rui Jojo
Ford Focus 2015
Sasa is an absolute delight to rent a car from. Communication was very quick and seamless. Great experience and I will not hesitate to rent a car from him in the future! Thank you
Ze Rui Jojo O. - December 28, 2019
Vauxhall Corsa 2017
Great car rental experience thanks to Mohammed, will definitely rent again.
Sebastian A. - October 28, 2019
Fiat 500 2009
Great car rental. Edward had it all ready to go and was an overall pleasure.
Alexander B. - March 18, 2019
Toyota AYGO 2018
Great people to rent a car from, would use again.
Mark H. - May 12, 2019
Vauxhall Corsa 2015
Sheeran is a great host, I would rent a car from him again.
David W. - November 27, 2019
Toyota Yaris 2013
Very helpful, the car was very clean, nice smell, he extended the trip in the last moment on multiple occasions, very flexible. I would highly recommend Kash and I will definitely rent a car from him in the future.
Ionut-Dan B. - February 16, 2020
Ford Fiesta 2016
Good communication, good car, smooth rental
Julien D. - September 22, 2019
Hyundai Kona 2018
Lovely, super clean car. Easy rental.
Jonathan M. - May 19, 2019
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
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 Prius+ 2015
I rent the car for one day trip to Stonehenge and Bath. Kashif bought the car to the hotel, car was clean and easy to drive and fuel efficiency. Kashif was a nice guy, helping with add additional driver for trip. I will rent a car from him again and highly recommended to rent a car from him.
Korakot S. - November 30, 2019
SEAT Leon 2009
Great person to rent a car from. Very friendly and helpful
Michael F. - May 11, 2019
MINI Cooper 2018
Great, simple way to rent a car. The car was immaculate and exactly as described. Richard met me to hand over and collect the car but needn’t have done. The app is straightforward and intuitive. Will definitely use again.
Simon C. - January 5, 2020
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
Honda Jazz 2012
This is one of the best cars I’ve rented. So easy and so efficient.
Gareth T. - March 16, 2020
Ford Focus 2015
Great trip! Used the car for an Ikea trip and it was perfect for heading around London!
Logan A. - March 1, 2020
Ford Fiesta 2015
Super easy process and awesome little car. We drove from London to Norfolk for the weekend with a fair bit of travelling around and the car was excellent. Omaar was very responsive and was flexible as we arrived a little late and dropped off a little early. Will rent again!
Leo M. - March 2, 2020
Toyota iQ 2012
Renting with Kash was an excellent experience, from picking up from the safety of a car park to flexibility throughout our trip in the many things that you might need during a rental. Kash was responsive and helpful throughout. I would definitely rent from Kash again, I would give this trip a 5 star for everything!
Ji-Eun G. - March 9, 2020
MINI Cooper 2017
Will was really responsive and lovely to deal with. He was flexible and the rental was seamless. Great car that was clean and fun to drive. Would recommend to anyone
Nicholas W. - March 8, 2020
Audi A4 Avant 2014
Mark was great!!! Communication was really easy and he was flexible! His car is in great shape. I took it for a short road trip with my kids outside London and was remarkable. Will recommend this car without a question
Luis V. - March 8, 2020
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
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
Mercedes-Benz A-Class 2015
Can’t think of a better and easier way to rent a car. Andrew made everything perfect. Will rent again for sure.
Simone G. - November 17, 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
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
Hyundai i10 2015
Nice city car - very easy to drive in London traffic and enough poke to be ok on faster roads too. Hosts friendly & communicated well. Would hire again.
Alan S. - March 16, 2020
Volkswagen Golf 2016
Always a great pleasure hiring, enjoyed the car looking forward to future rentals.
Shajur A. - March 15, 2020
Toyota iQ 2014
Car was clean, easily accessible and very reasonably priced. Will rent it again when next trip is due.
Bernardas L. - March 23, 2020
Toyota Yaris 2015
Kash actually made it so easy for me as a first time user, communication, assistance and an easy to use and very cost effective compared with other rentals. The personal touch and attention were superb. Car was very clean, very economical on fuel and a perfect customer service. I shall use this host again and again.
Opuwari L. - March 1, 2020
Vauxhall Astra 2011
Very flexible and friendly service. Not the best car I’ve driven but hey ho it is 10 years old and fairly cheap
George T. - March 2, 2020
MINI Cooper 2014
Amazing host and car. Maybe the most convenient pick up and return in London and super flexible. Definitely 5 stars.
Francisco C. - March 15, 2020
Peugeot 207 2009
Really convenient and flexible pickup/drop off. Great car, easy to park in central London, would recommend.
Anthony S. - March 14, 2020
Mercedes-Benz C-Class 2019
I highly recommend this host. Nice cars ,no stress on you as a renter. Turo go is easy to use and efficient.
Simon P. - February 26, 2020
Volkswagen Golf 2014
Another superb rent with Jason tip top guy I regularly use his cars
Luke F. - March 11, 2020
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
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
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
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
BMW 4 Series 2014
Richard was a fantastic host! He was really friendly and approachable, and most importantly, professional! The 4 series was exceptionally clean, well looked after, comfortable and was a pure pleasure to drive! I have been renting cars for a while and this was my first peer-to-peer car rental experience, and it was AMAZING. Will definitey come back again. I recommend this host. Cheers
Tambi M. - November 13, 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
Subaru Legacy 2011
Another excellent trip in remons convenient and reliable car.
Elizabeth S. - March 16, 2020
Peugeot 108 2014
John has been great and his detailed and prompt communication makes it all much easier. Loved the car too.. It’s a nice little ride and would love to rent it again if needed. Thanks
Prashant S. - March 16, 2020
BMW 3 Series 2016
Wesley was an excellent host and the car was fantastic. Would definitely recommend it to anyone looking to book a trip.
Zubair B. - March 16, 2020
Mercedes-Benz A-Class 2017
Brilliant host and car. Already looking at booking my next trip with Jamie.
Dan C. - March 16, 2020
Mercedes-Benz E-Class 2017
Wonderful car with reasonable price. Marek is not only super accomodating but also offers punctual pick up as well as flexible returning time. Will definitely rent his car again.
Aditya K. - March 15, 2020
Renault Clio 2014
Second time booking with Mark...As ever, excellent communications and very pleasant to deal with. His car was as good as ever - clean, tidy, and a very smooth and easy drive. Thumbs up! A.
Alan D. - March 15, 2020
Vauxhall Astra 2016
Great service as usual ,rented the car out before with shamsun,Car runs amazing well. Definitely will be booking again in the near future.
Sidney K. - March 15, 2020
BMW 3 Series 2015
Easy pick up, nice guy, great car had everything needed for this trip would definitely recommend! 👍🏼
Husnain T. - March 20, 2020
BMW 3 Series 2015
Chris is great. Would highly recommend using and will do again when I’m back in London. Awesome service and communication
LEONARD P. - March 18, 2020
Toyota Yaris 2015
Great experience! Kash is always responsive and accommodating. Car was perfect, and just what we needed. It’s great having a reliable person with a fleet of cars at our disposal. Thanks Kash!
Scott G. - March 19, 2020
Volkswagen Polo 2013
Very nice and experience! The commutation before the trip was really helpful. I asked some questions as I am new to the app and the car owner was really helpful with everything I needed. Car was clean as if it was new and the trip went all smoothly without any inconvenience. :)
David M. - March 13, 2020
BMW Z4 2014
Richard was very flexible with the whole trip. Absolutely love the car and the owner!
Youngmin J. - March 18, 2020
Abarth 595 2016
Fantastic car & fantastic host. The Abarth is well maintained and detailed. The host is a real petrolhead and it shows. He looks after the car and keeps it tip top. Car drives like a dream, the gearbox and clutch are two of the best-feeling I’ve ever used. If you’re looking for a quick, fun car and great host, look no further.
Janak S. - March 15, 2020
Citroen C1 2010
Running errands in London for the day.
Poppy G. - March 20, 2020
Vauxhall Corsa 2015
James is a brilliant host I have used his cars numerous times and have always been satisfied.
Sam S. - March 16, 2020
Fiat 500 2014
Friendly communication, car better for local runaround than longer trips I’d say but did the job for me!
Anja P. - March 19, 2020
Volkswagen Polo 2010
Great car, exactly as advertised. Easy to drive and cheap to run. Great communication from Mark, too, who quickly and happily answered any questions. Would 100% book again!
Karl S. - February 29, 2020
Audi TT Coupe 2011
Wonderful car. Smooth drive and economic. Would rent again
Nathan R. - March 2, 2020
Peugeot RCZ 2012
Very stylish coupe with a very convenient phone holder provided. Car runs very well, no issues and Mark was quick to respond to my messages. Car is ideal for two adults as the two rear seat would only suit small children.
Anthony P. - March 1, 2020
Toyota AYGO 2016
Great trip! Easy to get the car and ran very well on very little fuel!
Matthew B. - March 1, 2020
Volkswagen Golf 2014
Amazing car. Super clean. Pleasure to deal with. Any time again
Manuel D. - March 1, 2020
Smart forfour 2018
Excellent experience renting this car. flexible, responsive and friendly host. The car was excellent to drive around for the weekend and very economical. Many thanks jade!
Birsha O. - March 2, 2020
MINI Cooper 2014
Carlo was a great host. Was always there to answer my questions. The pick up and return was quite easy and the car was in good condition. Would recommend renting this car from Carlo👍
Mustafa M. - March 1, 2020
Toyota Yaris 2016
Super easy, clear communication. Great that you can unlock the car with the App given the current climate. Would definitely use again.
Hugh C. - March 23, 2020
Audi TT Roadster 2011
Excellent host, with a range of great cars. Would 100% recommend to anyone.
Joseph S. - March 3, 2020
Ford Focus 2015
Sasa was very responsive during the whole process of picking up and dropping off the car. His car was clean and very easy to drive. The convenience factor of picking up and dropping off his car was amazing. Thanks for the assistance. Speak again on my next trip!
Nafiur R. - March 5, 2020
Volkswagen Polo 2010
Car was just what I needed and it was a pleasure to deal with Mark.
Simon P. - March 4, 2020
Ford Focus 2016
Always on point always 100% on top! Regularly use Jason’s cars
Luke F. - March 4, 2020
SEAT Ibiza 2018
Conrad’s Ibiza was a fantastic drive! Conrad was very easy to communicate with and responds quickly. Pick up and drop off are as simple as they come. Appreciate the rental!
Michael S. - March 14, 2020
Vauxhall Corsa 2009
Really easy to deal with and car was very easy to drive me.
Mark B. - February 29, 2020
Audi A3 2012
4th time renting Kay’s Audi. Everything about the experience is so seamless, I’ve never even considered using anyone else’s car on Turo. The car is immaculate and drives well. And Kabir is super quick at responding to messages, answering any questions I have. He is able to unlock the car remotely, and does within 1 minute of me informing him I’ve arrived. So everything is super quick and smooth :-) thanks Kabir!
Mandeep G. - February 29, 2020
Ford Focus 2015
Great car for long distances. Mohammad was easy to get in touch with and super flexible. Would definitely rent again!
Alyssa S. - March 10, 2020
Volkswagen Polo 2013
Michelle couldn't be easier to deal with. The car's great and the communications is easy. Couldn't be better
Robert B. - March 10, 2020
Peugeot 2008 Crossover 2019
Had a smooth experience with the entire rental. Host was also very approachable
Vaibhav N. - March 10, 2020
Toyota iQ 2014
Great service. Great car and easy to deal with. Would use again!
Braden C. - March 10, 2020
Volkswagen Golf 2017
Really good experience using Madeline's car. She was very quick to respond and very pleasant to deal with. The vehicle was very clean, maintained to a high standard, and ran extremely well. No problems whatsoever. Madeline left the car with a full tank of fuel and was always at hand to help if it was needed.
Andrew N. - February 25, 2020
Toyota Yaris 2013
Great cars and great service thank you Kash Z
Louis A. - March 8, 2020
Smart fortwo 2017
Lonyo is clear in his communications, helpful and a friendly host. Smart cars are great fun to drive and surprisingly spacious.
Andrew L. - March 8, 2020
Toyota iQ 2012
Five star experience throughout. There is extra peace of mind when renting from Kash as he is very professional and immediately responsive, even when we had small, silly questions about the car
Ji-Eun G. - March 9, 2020
Alfa Romeo MiTo 2014
This was my first experience with Turo and I have to say that overall it was very good. Matt was very fast on helpful with communication, especially when I was having some issues locking the car at the end of the trip. The location of the vehicle is very close by so I'm sure I'll use Matt's car again in the future.
David A. - March 9, 2020
Fiat 500 2012
Great rental experience. Brock was really helpful and accommodating and the Fiat was a great size to get around in. Can't wait to do it again!
Zuzana Z. - March 9, 2020

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