Waterloo Car Hire
Waterloo is London's busiest railway station with both commuters and visitors to the capital pouring through it every day. It does make it a good location for Londoners looking to rent a car, as it can be easily reached from across the capital.
If you are inexperienced in driving in London it is worth deciding if Waterloo is the best place to start your car hire, as you will be faced with significant congestion in the area, coupled with a more aggressive style of driving than that seen outside the capital.
Car hire at Waterloo is very popular with Londoners looking to get out of town for a few days, as well as those travelling for business.
Waterloo Car Hire Top Tips
- Do check that you understand the Congestion Charge fully - it is expensive if you don't pay it when you should and your car hire company will charge you a 'handling charge' on top. The charge applies in London but you can avoid it if you hire the right car. See the official Congestion Charge website.
- Don't rent a car while you are staying in London unless you have access to free parking. Charges can be very high in the centre of town.
- Consider one way car hire - then you can drive into Waterloo, drop off your rental car, stay in the capital and then hire another for your return trip.
- A good tip is to also check prices from other locations on the outskirts of London (say London Heathrow). Central London prices are often at a premium.