London Russell Square Car Hire
London Russell Square is in Bloomsbury, between the West and and the City of London. Its location does make it an ideal location for both visitors to the capital and Londoners themselves looking to hire a car.
If it's the first time you have experienced driving in the capital it is worth reflecting on whether driving directly out from Russell Square is the right decision for you. It's a very busy part of London and there is likely to be both high levels of congestion together with the more aggressive style of driving Londoners tend to adopt.
However car hire at London Russell Square is popular with visitors to the capital, Londoners themselves and those needing to travel on business.
London Russell Square Car Hire Top Tips
- Firstly make sure you fully understand the Congestion Charge - it's a pay by the day fee charged for anyone using a car in London. It is very expensive if you don't pay it in a timely fashion and your car hire company will charge you a 'handling charge' on top of the fine itself. The charge applies in London but you can avoid it if you hire the right low emission car. See the official Congestion Charge website.
- Be very careful you understand whether you have access to free parking if you are hiring a car while you stay in London. Charges can be very high in the centre of town.
- One way car hire can be really useful when using London Russell Square. If you are visiting from outside the city you can drive to Russell Square, drop off your rental car, stay in the capital, and then hire another for your return trip.
- Do check out prices from other locations on the outskirts of London when hiring in London (say London Heathrow). Prices in the centre reflect the high costs of being based there.