Cheap car sharing in Wimbledon - the alternative to Car Hire

Cheap car sharing in Wimbledon - the alternative to Car Hire

Whilst Wimbledon is the most well-known area of Merton, there’s plenty more on offer other than tennis and strawberries and cream. If you’re looking for the more quaint side of London, this borough is going to be right up your alley with a river, museums, parks and theatres all accessible by car. The cheap car sharing in Wimbledon that we offer is the best way to see it all or even explore beyond its borders.

Sometimes, to make the most of the local area or to head out of town, you just need a car, and if you don’t own one, you might have considered a short term car hire, but that can often be complicated and time-consuming. Car sharing through our car club, means everything is much easier and smoother and an often cheaper alternative to traditional car rental in Wimbledon and Merton.  It can also be cheaper and less hassle than owning your own too.

Where to rent a Zipcar

Merton has its fair share of Zipcars for you to choose from. This means you won’t have to go far to pick one up.

There are plenty around Wimbledon station if that’s where you’re starting your trip. If you want a picturesque walk on the way to your chosen Zipcar then Morden is a great place to start. A slight detour means you can have a walk through Morden Hall Park on the way to the Zipcar nearby. If you’re using the Tramlink to get to Merton, you could get off at the Mitcham stop and enjoy a quick walk through Ravensbury Park to get to your car, or if you want to visit Raynes Park there are two Zipcars a very short distance away from the station.

There are two cars within a 5 minute walk from South Wimbledon station in Merton High Street, and one close to the tram stop on the Kingston road.

Once you’ve found the closest car to you using the app or website, the process for getting it is very simple. All you need to do is book it out and then go to the car and use your membership card to unlock it. You don’t even have to worry about insurance, fuel or congestion costs as they’re all covered in the price, and you will get the first 60 miles driving free of charge!

Why Choose Zipcar

  • Zipcar is a car cub - the world's leading car club network currently operating in London, Bristol, Oxford, Cambridge and Maidstone (and another 50+ cities across Europe and North America).
  • Joining Zipcar gives you access to the car or van you need when you need it, perfectly maintained but with none of the hassle or expense of ownership.
  • Zipcar is far simpler and more convenient than conventional car hire. Once a member, when you need a car, just choose your make and model from the great selection parked around your local area; get in and drive off.
  • "One Zipcar helps take 17 privately owned vehicles off the road in the UK."*
    *Source: Carplus Annual Survey of Car Clubs 2013/14 (London)

4 Simple Steps to Zipcar Freedom

4 Simple Steps to Zipcar Freedom

Things to do

Being able to get around without walking and relying on public transport is a treat. Unfortunately many can’t justify shelling out for a car. Zipcar is the solution to this as they’re easily got to, they’re cheap, and you can grab one whenever you want. This means our service is perfect for trips planned well in advance or for those adventures that appear out of nowhere.

Merton has within its border one of the most famous places in London – Wimbledon. While the tennis tournament takes place in the summer, it doesn’t mean there isn’t plenty else to do for the rest of the year. If you want to get in the tennis spirit outside of the season, you can drive down to the museum at Wimbledon and get a tour to learn more about the sport and championship’s history. Not everyone enjoys tennis of course, so there’s also the chance to visit the New Wimbledon Theatre and Windmill Museum. Hampton Court Palace, rich in the history of Henry VIII also boasts an amazing garden and maze and is only a short drive from Wimbledon.

London might be known for its urban centre, but there’s more to the capital than that. If you’re on the hunt for some nature, hop in your Zipcar and park up near Morden Hall Park. What used to be a country estate is now a magnificent park divided by the River Wandle. A stroll around here and you’d be forgiven for thinking that you were a hundred miles from London. In the north of the park you also have the incredible wetlands where you can catch a glimpse of some wildlife you won’t see for miles around.


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