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Available locations in London

London Southend Airport
London - Bank Station
London - Canary Wharf Station
London - High Street Kensington Station
London - Hyde Park Corner Station
London - Imperial Wharf Station
London - Kings Cross Train Station
London - Marylebone
London - Notting Hill Gate Station
London - Olympia
London - Sloane Square Station
London - St Pancras Train Station
London - Stratford International Train Station
London - Wandsworth Common Train Station
1 Brewery Road
101-103 Brentfield Road
133 Stonecot Hill
145 Battersea Park Road
156 Southampton Row
168 Lee High Road
200A Buckingham Palace Rd
240 Kingsbury Rd
35 Edgeware Road
379 N Circular Rd.
628 Streatham High Road
68-86 Clapham Road
7-23 Bryanston Street
711-713 Old Kent Road
979 High Rd
Courtenay Rd, East Ln
Elms Mews
North End Road

Kings Cross Guide

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The formerly dingy and occasionally dangerous district around London’s Kings Cross mainline rail station is now a trendy, totally redeveloped centre for boutique and upscale lodgings, nightlife and shopping. Its proximity to many of London’s main landmarks and easy access across the city via Kings Cross Underground Station make the area a practical base for exploring one of the world’s favourite visitor destinations. The massive station itself and its historic next-door neighbour, the Grade 1 heritage-listed Victorian St Pancras Station, are the hub for the Eurostar express using the Channel Tunnel to France and beyond.

Who to Book With
Kings Cross St Pancras stations offer a good choice of reputable car rental companies including Nova, Auto Europe, Europcar, Sixt, Enterprise, National and Alamo. Given the high number of arrivals at the station via the Eurostar international service and regional UK train services, booking online well in advance is the best way to reserve the car of your choice at a good price.

Best Time to Go
London is a year-round destination for its major sights, Royal occasions, theatres, nightlife and extensive shopping districts, with the busiest times at Christmas, during the January and July sales and the high summer tourism rush.

Need to Know Essentials
The following documents must be shown at the care hire pick-up point:

- A valid UK or EU driving license or International Driving Permit
- A secondary photo ID such as your passport
- The credit card used for your booking
- A print-out of your rental confirmation if possible

More info can be found in our FAQ's section.

It has to be said that driving in London is stressful at best and chaotic at worst, with far too many vehicles crowding into its comparatively restricted central area. Traffic jams come as standard at all times, and parking using meters or municipal car parks is extremely difficult and very expensive. Popular districts such as Covent Garden are out of bounds for most street parking and have no alternative spaces. However, given the cost of the average journey by black cab, it’s worth taking a chance. Rules of the road include the wearing of seat belts by all and mobile phone usage is illegal without a hands-free kit. Being stopped by police and breath-tested is common, so don’t drink and drive. Petrol stations are everywhere, and take card payments, but fuel costs are high. Most of central London is under a congestion charge, payable on the Transport for London website.

See our guide to the UK for more information on driving in Britain.


Public transport in and around Kings Cross is plentiful, varying between the Underground system, extensive bus routes and London’s famous black cabs. Buses are the cheapest form of travel, but are the slowest due to traffic build-up.

Transport for London operates the Underground and bus services in the capital, and their website tells you all you need to know about routes, weather, traffic jams and problems with the various Underground lines. The closest Underground station is Kings Cross St Pancras on the Piccadilly Line, running close by many central London attractions.

Bus travel in central London is the cheapest option but can take a long time due to traffic snarl-ups. Transport for London’s site gives details of all local bus routes as well as timetables.

Although London’s black cabs are able to be hired on the streets, fares for even a short journey are expensive, and cabbies are likely to refuse long journeys late at night. Taxi Register is a useful site for its list of reputable minicab companies and their phone numbers. Never accept a journey with an unregistered minicab which approaches you on the street.


Car rental comes into its own on daytrips to attractions beyond the borders of London, although actually leaving the city will almost certainly take longer than you think. Even so, the Kent Coast, historic Canterbury, the charming towns along the upriver reaches of the Thames or even the famous seaside resort of Brighton can be reached and enjoyed on a single daytrip.

Recommended Drives

Canterbury’s ancient cathedral - This is enshrined in English history and accessed via the M2 motorway and the A2 fast road. The magnificent medieval cathedral’s main altar was the scene of the murder of St Thomas-a-Becket in 1170, and the UNESCO World Heritage sites of St Martin’s Church and St Augustine’s Abbey are also worth seeing.

Georgian Brighton - Located two hours’ drive from London via the M25 and the M23. A popular spa town for several centuries, the town is home to the Prince Regent’s architectural extravaganza of Brighton Pavilion with its gorgeous, overdone Oriental interior.

Marlow - This Thames-side town in Buckinghamshire is a typical English market town with charming buildings, quaint pubs and a riverside promenade packed with boat sheds, bars and restaurants. It’s the perfect place for a lazy afternoon by or on the river, and is accessed via the M25 and M40 heading northwest.

What most people want to know

The following questions and answers are a selection of the most popular questions. If you do not find the answer to your question, have a look at the Frequently Asked Questions page or contact us.

Is Carrentals.co.uk the cheapest?

Yes, we offer a guarantee of the lowest price - because we compare various retailers, we can always offer you the best price in town.

What do I need to do when picking up a car?

To pick up your car, you will need your voucher, passport, driver's license and a credit card. It is very important that your driver's license and credit card are in the same name as the main driver. Keep in mind that the local rental company will reserve a certain amount on your credit card as a deposit. This requires the PIN code for your credit card. If your driver's license is foreign (for example, in Chinese), you must bring a translation with you. Only your original passport and driver's license will be accepted - a copy is not sufficient.

Are there any additional costs?

In general, our rates are all-inclusive. Should there be any additional costs, our booking department will get in touch with you before issuing the invoice. Should you object, you can always cancel your reservation with no obligations attached (at least 48 hours in advance).

What kind of insurance is applicable to my car rental?

In general, Liability Insurance, Fire Insurance, All-Risks Insurance and Theft Insurance are included in the cost of your rental car.

What is a worry-free label?

Only rental companies with a high level of customer satisfaction are eligible to be included in our Worry-Free selection. This rate includes excess cover and unlimited kilometres. Your vehicle will be provided and must be returned with a full tank of fuel. With a vehicle from our Worry-Free selection, you can travel with peace of mind and no hidden costs.

How can I change or cancel my reservation?

You can cancel your reservation through "My Account". We recommend contacting us by phone if your changes to your booking or cancellation takes place at short notice (48 hours or less).

When will I get a confirmation of my booking?

Most reservations will receive confirmation within minutes after payment takes place. We recommend contacting our Booking Department for last minute reservations (pick-up within 48 hours).