Hiring a car in London is easy with more than 50 different locations around the city. One can hire a car easily online and these companies offer car service from and to major London airports, on a daily or weekly basis.
Some of the major car hire companies in London are Holiday Autos, Hertz, Thrifty, SIXT and e-bookers. These companies offer both small cars as well as three door cars, which includes Fiesta, Corsa on daily as well as special weekly basis.
Many car rental companies also facilitate airport transfer along with sightseeing and city tours. Tourists can book various models of cars, with or without chauffeur, in London. The charges vary from INR 7850 to INR 9200, depending on model and other services.
In London, people drive on left side of the road. The age restrictions for hiring a car range between 21 to 30 years, and vary for different agencies. Many car hire agencies provide luxury vehicles to drivers who are 30 years old, while some might charge a Young Driver Surcharge per rental day if the driver is between 21 and 25, which varies according to destination.
One should have a valid Driver’s License (both the photo card and paper counterpart) for renting a car in London. Tourists also have to present their passport as ID proof, while renting a car, especially at the London airport.
Travellers availing car rentals in London are provided Excess insurance by the car hire provider that prevents the renter from paying large amount of excess in case of car damages. The price paid by the traveller includes a Collision Damage Waiver (CDW) and Theft Waiver and covers the hirer for a claim should the car be damaged.
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