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London By Car

London By Car

London city is not the best place to explore by car; traffic in the capital is horrendous during the peak times so London sightseeing might also become too time-consuming and frustrating. Public transport in London is ideally designed for this busy city with residents as well as tourist choosing a quick and efficient means of transport. With the introduction of the London Congestion Charge on 17th February 2003, £8 charge to enter central London has put off many from renting a car. Congestion Charge applies Monday to Friday between 7am and 6:30pm. Outside of these hours on weekdays, public holidays and weekends are free. £200 million pounds has been spent on the detection cameras so it is likely you will be caught if you do not pay.

Renting a car in London, however, is a great idea if you want to explore more of England. Once you are out from the hectic zones 1 & 2, you might feel like heading somewhere to Stratford-Upon-Avon to visit Shakespeare's birthplace or to peaceful Cambridge or Bath which are all quite easily accessed.

Most often your car pick up point will be at one of the London airports, so it is better to rent in advance, otherwise from your central London hotel you might need to go back to the airport just to pick up the car.

Hertz is one of the more popular companies hiring cars and if you are with a family or a group of friends it is cheaper to rent a car rather than travel by train or coach. Hertz has offices across central London and most London airports.

For more information, please visit the official website:


Mayfair/ Oxford Street

British Tours
49 Conduit Street, London, W1R 9FB

Chelsea/ Earls Court/ South Kensington

Elite Connections
16 Cornwall Close, Barking, IG11 9JF,

South Bank

Driver-Guides Association (DGA)
The Guild House, 52d Borough High Street
London, SE1 1XN

London Frog Tours
County Hall, Riverside Building
Westminster Bridge R, London, SE1 7PB

Islington and Northwards

Elton Wells Travel
5 Courtside, London, N8 8EW

South East London

Guidelines To Britain
89 Alleyn Park, London, SE21 8AA

Outer London - West

Ruddick Tours
2 Kempton Avenue, Northolt, UB5 4HE, brMiddx

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Rent a car in London from the popular car company - Hertz and explore England!