Cheap car sharing in Waltham Forest – The Alternative to Car Hire

Cheap car sharing in Waltham Forest – The Alternative to Car Hire

Up in north London is one of the capital’s most contrasting boroughs, Waltham Forest. With an urban south and rural north, this borough has a wider range of attractions than others. Within its borders you can find a mix of forests, reservoirs, markets and restaurants, meaning it can cater to the tastes of most people and moods. Taking advantage of the cheap car sharing in Waltham Forest is the best way to see everything the borough has to offer.

Whether you’re planning on a drive around Waltham Forest or want to head out beyond London, getting hold of a car in a cheap and simple way is a top priority. Most people would take the route of traditional car rental, but Zipcar offers a different solution in the form of car sharing. Our car club not only offers more convenient locations, it’s quick and easy too.

Where to rent a Zipcar

There are Zipcars spread all over Waltham Forest so it’s never difficult to find a car and start your journey. There are plenty within walking distance of the Walthamstow stations, while further north there are a number of Zipcars within walking distance of Highams Park. At the other end of the borough, there are some cars close to Leyton station as well.

To start your journey you just need to go online, using either the app or website, and have a look at which vehicle you want for your short term car hire. Once you’ve found one that’s suitable just book it out, head down to it and unlock it with your membership card. From there you are ready to go, and 60 miles of travel, congestion charges and insurance costs are all included in the price.

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)

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Things to do

We understand that having a car gives you a lot more freedom to travel as you please, but we also know that owning a car isn’t for everyone as it brings its own problems. Our service gets rid of all the negative issues and simply leaves you with all the positives.

If you’re spending the day in Waltham Forest, then a perfect place to take the car is Walthamstow Market. It is said to be the longest street market in Europe so there is a wide variety of things to buy including food, spices, clothes, and sari fabric. It’s an ideal place to load up the car especially if you’re a big fan of fresh food.

With the borough being so far north, you might have considered renting a car and heading out of London for a day. Lee Valley is a great destination to drive up to if you enjoy exploring and unwinding surrounded by nature. It’s the largest park in Greater London and extends into Essex and Hertfordshire too. You can take long walks on riverside trails or through nature reserves, while there’s also beautiful areas of open countryside and heritage sites as well. If you’re into sport you can even take part in angling, boating and golf.

If you want to spend a quaint day in a village then Theydon Garnon is a good choice. Situated only a 20 minute drive from Waltham Forest, it is an excellent getaway from the city. Visit the nearby Fiveponds Woods for a relaxed walk and then head to one of many nearby pubs for a country lunch before you drive back to the Big Smoke.
Zipcar is the ultimate option for the occasional driver who wants to get out and about.


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