Cheap car sharing in Westminster – The Alternative to Car Hire

Cheap car sharing in Westminster – The Alternative to Car Hire

In the heart of inner London, Westminster contains some of the city’s most prestigious addresses, as well as being the country’s political centre. Despite its high population density, the borough contains some of the city’s finest parks, where you can relax, go running, cycling or even horse riding, boating or take your children to a variety of playgrounds.

Living in Westminster provides easy access to some of the greatest attractions in the country, but when you’re exploring further afield, you might want to consider using a car sharing service. Zipcar provides a convenient solution for all kinds of tasks, like shopping or hauling furniture from Ikea, without the expense, hassle or carbon footprint of owning a car yourself – and it’s a cheaper, easier alternative to traditional car hire.

Where to rent a Zipcar

You’re never more than a few minutes walk from a Zipcar no matter where you are in Westminster, including clusters of cars near the borough’s main train and underground stations.

We have seven cars close to Victoria station, to the east, west and south, while in Pimlico you can find Zipcars in St George’s Square, convenient for going across the river or for going west on the A3212.

Within Mayfair, you can pick up a Zipcar from Grosvenor Square, North Audley Street, Brook Street and New Bond Street, all easily located from Park Lane. Going south to Charing Cross, you can find Zipcars in St James’s Square or near Leicester Square Tube.

Zipcars are located along all the sides of Hyde Park, with particular concentrations to the north and west. There are plenty of Zipcars a few minutes walk away from Bayswater station and clusters of cars to the west of Paddington Tube and mainline stations. Going north of the railway to Little Venice, you can locate cars to the south and west of Warwick Avenue Tube.

Around Marylebone station there are cars close to the station and plenty more south of the Marylebone Road. When it comes to our cars in Maida Vale and St John’s Wood, we have some centred around the Tube stations and more throughout the neighbourhoods.

Our app and website make it simple to find the nearest Zipcar to your location and book it out. Once that’s done you’re one step away from starting your trip. Just make your way to the car’s location and and unlock the doors with either the app or your membership card. And that’s all there is to it.

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

Using the Zipcar service means you can enjoy all the great aspects of owning a car without worrying about insurance, repairs, and damaging the environment. The occasional driver doesn’t need their own vehicle and that’s why we try to provide a service that perfectly suits their needs.

Westminster’s iconic sights, like the Houses of Parliament, Buckingham Palace and Westminster Abbey, are what first springs to mind when you think about the borough. Its shopping and parks are world famous too.

Knightsbridge is London’s most prestigious shopping district and if you’ve shopped until you dropped, a short term car hire can help you carry your loot back home.

If you want to explore one of Westminster’s Royal Parks, highlights at Hyde Park include boating on the Serpentine, taking a dip in the Lido and horse riding. Kensington Garden’s Diana Memorial Park is a must-do for families, while on the edge of the borough Regent’s Park is ideal for running or tennis. It also includes London Zoo. Whatever you feel like doing, there are Zipcars close by.

Zipcars are perfect for getting out of the city for a day, or longer. Going west, both Windsor Great Park and Colne Valley Park are an easy drive from Westminster and give you the chance to relax and unwind in nature.

For keen golfers, there’s a wide range of courses in Middlesex, and a Zipcar is an easy way to transport your clubs.

Driving north, Hatfield Park is just off the A1. You can choose whether to spend your time exploring the Jacobean manor house, their idyllic formal gardens or the park, where you can spot deer or follow woodland trails. For families, there’s an adventure play area and farm.


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