Cheap car sharing in Tower Hamlets – The Alternative to Car Hire

Cheap car sharing in Tower Hamlets – The Alternative to Car Hire

Tower Hamlets is the heart of London’s East End and is now one of London’s most diverse boroughs, from the glass and steel towers of Canary Wharf to regenerating neighbourhoods such as Bethnal Green and Whitechapel. It is home to Brick Lane and Spitalfields Market, as well as several large public parks and cutting edge art galleries. The cheap car sharing in Tower Hamlets we offer is the perfect way to explore the borough or even further afield.

If you live in Tower Hamlets and get out of the city and explore further afield, you might be thinking about renting a car. Traditional car hire has its limitations, particularly when it comes to flexibility around pickup and drop-off locations. Car sharing with Zipcar allows you to choose cars from locations throughout Tower Hamlets and book them simply and easily. It’s often cheaper than standard car rental and ownership too.

Where to rent a Zipcar

Tower Hamlets is amply provided with Zipcars meaning that wherever you are in the borough, you’re never more than a few minutes walk away from one of our cars.

Around Canary Wharf, you can find cars at all compass points around the periphery of the area, while in the rest of the Docklands there are clusters of cars close to Mudchute and Limehouse DLR stations.

In Whitechapel our cars are concentrated around the Whitechapel Road and further north towards Spitalfields Market. There are Zipcars to both the east and west of Bethnal Green Tube. Going east, our cars are located a short walk from Stepney Green and Mile End stations, as well as scattered throughout Bow.

Once you know what you’re doing, you’ll want to find the nearest Zipcar to you. By using the app or website you can do just that and book it out at the same time. Then you just take the short journey to its location and unlock the doors using the app again or your membership card. With the 60 miles, fuel, insurance, and congestion charges all included in the price, you’re ready to go and soon as you get into the driver’s seat.

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

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Things to do

With access to a car, the world is a much easier place to explore. Zipcar gives you the freedom to do that if you don’t want to own a car outright. We let you do things on your own terms, while being affordable at the same time. No matter what trip you’ve got on your mind, Zipcar is here to help you do it.

Canary Wharf is Tower Hamlet’s most well-known landmark. If you thought it’s just a business and finance hub think again. It is also full of shops, restaurants and bars, and on the weekend makes for a quieter alternative to more bustling central areas.

Brick Lane and Spitalfields Market are well worth exploring, from traditional curry houses to chic cocktail lounges and artisanal food stalls. There’s a thriving art scene in Tower Hamlets and the Whitechapel Gallery is one of the capital’s top galleries.

If you want to venture outside the city for a day, short term car hire from Tower Hamlets lets you explore without any hassle or commitment. Southend-on-Sea’s seven miles of sandy beaches are just a short drive to the east, ideal for a traditional seaside day out building sandcastles and eating ice-cream. Apart from the beach, Southend also has a selection of museums, galleries and a SeaLife centre, perfect for coping with changeable British weather!

Further to the north, the Suffolk town of Felixstowe is just off the A12. An Edwardian seaside resort, you can either relax on the beach, visit the Edwardian gardens, go bird-watching or explore the 18th century fort complex. The town centre is lively too, with a good selection of shops and eateries.

Cambridge is just over an hour’s drive away to the north, offering a complete contrast to inner London. The historic centre is a must-see, full of some the country’s most beautiful architecture, while free walking tours are available. In the spring and summer you can punt on the river Cam, perhaps with a picnic, just like generations of students have done before you. No mention of Cambridge is complete without touching on its vibrant cultural life, particularly when it comes to music and theatre.


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