Car & Van Hire in South London | Enterprise Rent-A-Car

Car & Van Hire in South London

Welcome to the Enterprise South London car rental page. Choose from a wide selection of cars ranging from smaller economy cars to larger SUVs and people carriers

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Car & Van Rental in South London?

South London is home to the Royal Observatory, Greenwich Park and the spooky London Dungeon. In fact, there is so much to see and do in this area that you will have a hard time fitting it all in. From Croydon and Lambeth to Kingston and Richmond, each area offers its own unique vibe and flavour.

For a hassle-free trip, book a hire car in South London for your next getaway. We have more than 10 branches located in the South London area, so you can easily pick up a vehicle ready for your English adventure.

Our Vehicles for Hire in South London

When you opt for Enterprise, you can choose from many different makes and models. Do you fancy a luxury trip away? Our convertibles and sports cars will let you cruise around the streets of South London in style. If you’re travelling with all the family, then our people carriers or SUVs may be just what you need. We have models that can accommodate up to eight passengers, and they have ample boot space so you will be able to fit all your suitcases and purchases.

Consider one of our self-drive vans if you’re looking to move house or tackle some hefty DIY. These vans are very economical and will save you plenty of money in comparison to hiring a removal team to do the job for you.

Things to Do in South London

South London doesn't draw as many visitors as glamorous West London or the trendy East, but it has many attractions that make it a worthy destination to explore, and it won't be long until this area is on everyone's map. One of the best ways to get a bird's-eye view of the area and beyond is to take a ride on the London Eye. Skip the lines by pre-booking a VIP cabin, which will give you a private capsule from which you can enjoy the views.

To discover more about England’s history, make a pit stop at the Imperial War Museum on the Lambeth Road. This sprawling museum features a range of exhibitions, including a haunting look into the holocaust, as well as a display of war machines, such as tanks and even jets. Another nearby museum that is definitely worth a visit is the National Maritime Museum in Greenwich. Surrounded by beautiful Greenwich Park, this huge museum reveals more about Britain's love for the seas, while the nearby Royal Observatory has the Meridian line running through it.

South London also has many gastropubs, cafes and bars in which to enjoy a tipple or a bite to eat. Many of these are independently owned and offer a nice break from some of the big-brand chains dotted around in the centre of the city. All of these areas are easily accessible when you are travelling by car.

Places to Visit Outside South London

A stay in South London will serve as a convenient base to explore other areas. Head to Oxford Street for some of the best shopping in England, or take a trip to Westminster to marvel at Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament. For a glimpse into London’s artsy culture, head over to Shoreditch, where you can play ping-pong with hipsters and shop for vintage wares.

The charming seaside town of Brighton can be reached in little over an hour if you have hired a car from South London. In Brighton, you can enjoy water sports, walk along the pebbled beach, try your hand at yoga and shop away in the pretty cobblestone lanes.

Airport Car Hire

South London can easily be reached from Gatwick Airport. Gatwick has many scheduled flights from respected carriers to destinations all around the world. The Enterprise branch here is located next to Gatwick Airport, which makes it simple to pick up your South London hire car. International travellers may choose to fly into Heathrow Airport and then drive to South London. We also have two branches located within easy reach of Heathrow Airport. For low-cost flights, fly into Luton or Stansted Airport. All airports have taxis waiting outside the terminal, which can take you to your chosen Enterprise branch.

Parking and Traffic Information in South London

Parking can be costly and sometimes hard to find in South London, so make sure you plan your journeys carefully. There are many on-street parking spots where you have to pay at the meter; these, however, will typically only allow you to stay in one spot for a few hours. There are large car parks located in the major hotspots, but be prepared to pay more for these. Many hotels and guesthouses will provide free parking for guests.

Cheap Van and Car Hire

Enterprise in South London offers great prices across its large fleet of vehicles, whether you need a 3-door economy car, roomy SUV or 9-passenger people carrier. Book online in advance for the best deals on cheap car rental, or visit our knowledgeable staff in branch for friendly, personal service.

Enterprise offers a wide range of new vans from our city and neighbourhood branches. Explore the full fleet of passenger vans and larger commercial vehicles online or visit us in branch where our staff can help you find your perfect vehicle. Visit our South London van hire page to find out more.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. What do I need to hire a car with Enterprise?
    The essential items you will need to bring to an Enterprise Rent-A-Car branch when hiring a vehicle are a valid drivers licence, valid ID, and a credit or debit card. You will also need to prove you are over 25 years of age, and there may be additional documentation required for international drivers. Learn more about what you need when hiring here.
  2. Do I need insurance to rent a car or van?
    No. At Enterprise you don't need to purchase insurance as we provide a damage waiver within the cost of your hire. You can, of course, take option to purchase additional protection products to reduce the excess further to give you complete peace of mind. Visit our car hire insurance page for further details.
  3. How old do I need to be to hire a car or van?
    All drivers must be a minimum of 25 years old. Only drivers over 30 years old may hire full-size MPVs, premium vehicles/exotic cars and Luton vans. Younger drivers might be interested in Enterprise Car Club. Learn more about age requirements for hiring a vehicle here.
  4. What are the driver's licence requirements for car hire in the UK & Ireland?
    All drivers must present a full valid driving license. If the driving license is written in a language and characters different to those of the country of rental, an International Driving Permit is also required.  Learn more about car hire driving licence requirements here.
  5. Can I hire a car with a debit card?
    We accept payment by either a debit or credit card in the name of the renter. A credit card is required if you are renting a People Carrier, Compact Elite, SUV, Premium, Luxury or Executive vehicle. Learn more about our accepted card payment methods here.

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