Cheap car sharing in Richmond-upon-Thames – The Alternative to Car Hire

Cheap car sharing in Richmond-upon-Thames – The Alternative to Car Hire

Over in west London, and the only borough straddling the river, is Richmond-upon-Thames. Within its boundaries are some of the capitals most famous attractions along with beautiful parks to explore. So whether you’re after culture, some nature, or even just a nice meal somewhere, we offer cheap car sharing in Richmond-upon-Thames so you can enjoy everything the borough has to offer.

So if you’re planning on a drive around Richmond or heading further afield, we’re a great alternative to traditional car hire. Our car club means that vehicles are placed all across the borough making them easy to get to while we also rent by the hour to offer ultimate flexibility and affordability. That’s why becoming part of Zipcar’s car sharing club is the way to go. It’s more flexible and much simpler than traditional car hire.

Where to rent a Zipcar

You won’t have to go very far to get to a Zipcar in Richmond as they are placed throughout the borough. There’s a cluster near to Richmond station all within walking distance of Old Deer Park, so you could even go for a stroll before you set out on your drive. There are plenty of cars by Twickenham and St. Margaret’s Station, while further south you can find a few Zipcars in Teddington too.

You can find the nearest Zipcar to you and book it out easily yoo. Just log on to your account, find the Zipcar that’s perfect for you and that’s it. Then all you need is your membership card or the phone app to unlock it and you can be on your way. With 60 miles of travel, insurance and congestion charges included, you don’t have to worry about the price either.

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

Owning a car brings a lot of stress and cost what with buying the thing and then paying for insurance and repairs. Zipcar’s service means you don’t have to worry about any of the negatives. Just follow the simple process and you can be in a car driving to wherever you want with ease.

Richmond is famous for its parks, so that’s always a good place to start. Richmond Park, where you can see wild deer, and Bushy Park are both excellent places to visit either for a summer picnic or brisk winter walk. There’s also the beautiful Royal Botanical Gardens at Kew where you can see flowers and trees from all around the world.

Of course if you live in London you might be inclined to head outside the capital for a day out. Driving west past the M25, the historic town of Windsor is a short 40 minutes away from the centre of Richmond. Here you can park up and enjoy a relaxed stroll along the town’s cobbled streets, far from the bustle of London. It’s also worth utilising a short term car hire to make a trip to see one of the country’s most well-known Royal residences, Windsor Castle.

If you’re after something a bit more rural then Colne Valley could be the thing for you. It’s the first piece of countryside west of London and, just like Windsor, only a 40 minute drive from Richmond. Here you can see some interesting wildlife and plants, take a long walk along the river, or simply pitch up somewhere and relax for the day. The Valley encompasses such a large area, you’ll need more than one trip to see everything.

If you want the freedom of owning a car without the problems that come with it, Zipcar is the solution for you.


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