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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
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

Sutton Guide

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Sutton is one of London’s most remote boroughs, set on the North Downs to the far south of the city centre, some 10 miles from Charing Cross and the inner city’s major attractions. This quiet, upscale district houses mostly commuters who travel to the city centre on a daily basis and is a shopping hub for nearby boroughs with fewer facilities. Set as it is on the edges of Greater London, Sutton is a good base for touring the south of England as far as the coast by car, but sightseeing in London’s heart is best achieved by public transport.

Who to Book With
If you’re planning to use a hire car for daytrips around the Surrey countryside, head for Sutton’s Holiday Inn with its Avis office. Several local firms also offer car rental, with or without a driver. To get the best choice of vehicle at a price to suit your pocket, try a one-stop search online at our price comparison and booking site.

Best Time to Go
Spring and early summer are good times to visit, as Sutton is just a short drive from the typical south of England agricultural countryside with its pretty villages and historic market towns. The weather can be unpredictable, but there’s plenty to see and do indoors as well as outdoors. Hotel and vehicle rentals rise around Bank Holidays, the Christmas and New Year period, and in the holiday months of July and August.

Need to Know Essentials
At your pick-up point, you’ll need to show the following documentation:

- Your valid UK driving licence, an EU driver’s licence or an International Driving Permit
- Proof of your identity, such as your passport or other photo ID passport
- The same credit card you used for your reservation
- A printed copy of the confirmed online reservation

For additional information, visit our FAQ page.

Although driving in and around Sutton represents no challenges except during rush hours, attempting to drive to Central London for a day’s sightseeing is not recommended. The direct route via the A24 crosses the River Thames at Lambeth Bridge after hitting the traffic hot spot of Clapham Common and is a major commuter road with notoriously heavy traffic all day and traffic lights at all the many junctions. Parking in London is undersupplied and expensive, and the Central London congestion charge zone adds yet more costs to the high cost of fuel. Inexpensive parking in Sutton is by multi-storey car park at Gibson Road or the car park behind St Nicholas Shopping Centre, and street parking away from the centre is provided.

Detailed information on driving in the UK is found here.


Public transport is by far the best way to access London’s amazing shopping, sightseeing, restaurants and nightlife, but if you’re planning on heading out into the wilds of Surrey, Sussex and Kent or the English Channel coastal resorts, you’ll need to hire a car to get the best out of your daytrips. For shorter trips, taxis can be used, but are expensive.

Direct First Capital Connect trains to Central London run from Sutton Station to London’s Victoria Station as well as to Blackfriars for the ancient City of London, Tower Bridge and the Tower of London. Destinations outside the city centre include Wimbledon, Epsom with its famous racecourse and the Roman town of St Albans. Morden Underground station is two miles away and is useful for fast journeys to the centre. Visitors should remember that off-peak travel on overground trains is less expensive and more comfortable than rush-hour journeys on the Underground.

Sutton is connected with London’s Heathrow Airport by the X26 Express bus, and 14 local bus routes are provided by Epsom Coaches, Metrobus and Abellio London. A 24-hour service from Victoria Coach Station to Gatwick Airport stops in Sutton. Local buses serving Sutton and nearby Cheam are of more use to residents than they are to visitors.

Sutton has its own taxi rank at Lower Mulgrave Road, just outside the railway station. It’s manned by licensed, metered London black cabs with experienced drivers, but taxi fares anywhere in London are expensive. A more economical option is to use one of the reputable minicab firms located in and around the town centre, such as GT Cars.


Sutton’s location at the edge of the giant Greater London Urban Area makes the town a good base for exploring the Home Counties, and the coastlines of Kent and Sussex with their traditional seaside resorts are just an hour or less away by car. For a dramatically different daytrip complete with ghost and horror stories, the Chiselhurst Caves are just under an hour away, and St Albans with its Roman villa, cathedral and fascinating museum is just over an hour away via the A343 and M25.

Recommended Drives

Brighton - A scenic drive on the M3 motorway, passing by manicured English villages and agricultural acres, brings you to Brighton, one of the UK’s favourite seaside resorts for its beaches, cosmopolitan shopping and nightlife, as well as its world-famous Royal Pavilion, built in the late 18th century for the Prince Regent.

Canterbury - Picking up the M23 to Kent, the Garden of England for its apple orchards, a 1 hour, 15 minute drive gets you to Canterbury, the seat of the Church of England and home to the magnificent, medieval Canterbury Cathedral. This area of Kent is steeped in 1,000 years of English history and its countryside is known for its beauty.

New Forest National Park - For a unique experience just less than two hours’ drive from Sutton, the New Forest National Park is a must-visit. Once the private hunting ground of English kings, the landscape is mostly unchanged since the days when William the Conqueror claimed it as his own. The beautiful New Forest ponies still roam wild, boars and other wildlife tour the woods, and the 1,000-year-old management system of Verderers, Agisters and Commoners is still honoured.

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).