Cheap car sharing in Hackney – The Alternative to Car Hire

Cheap car sharing in Hackney – The Alternative to Car Hire

Situated just north of central London is Hackney. The borough is incredibly varied and vibrant, and includes 1,300 listed buildings and 25 separate conservation areas. Along with that it is home to Shoreditch, the hipster’s favourite neighbourhood, which boats a multitude of niche restaurants, galleries, and music venues.

If you want to travel around Hackney or go further afield, getting hold of a car is a good choice. If you don’t own one then you might have thought about renting a car short term. This can be quite costly and inflexible, which is why Zipcar has created a car sharing club that is far more convenient compared to traditional car hire in Hackney.

Where to rent a Zipcar

You can find Zipcars throughout Hackney which means getting to one is always easy.

There are several clusters of car in either direction from Hackney Central and you can find more if you carry on walking north, south, east or west all the way to the borough’s borders. There are more by Hackney Marsh, while Hoxton and Shoreditch are also well provided for with a wide variety of cars.

To the north there are some more Zipcars in Stoke Newington, while over in Finsbury Park there are cars in every direction from the station, making that a great place to start your trip.

Once you’ve made your choice of vehicle getting started on your journey is simple. All you need to do is access the Zipcar app or website and book your car or van. Then just unlock it with your membership card and you’re all set to go. You’ll be glad to know that 60 miles worth of travel, insurance costs and any congestion charges are all included in the price too.

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

There’s lots on offer in Hackney, especially in its hipper areas. It’s one of the capital’s top spots to get a bite to eat, and Hoxton Square is a particular highlight for foodies. If you’re after a bit of culture, Shoreditch also has its fair share of galleries for you to visit, ideal if you want an alternative to the more well-known galleries of London.

Then again you might fancy escaping London altogether for a day, which is easy when you’re a member of our car club. Being fairly central in Hackney means you get plenty of choice when it comes to day trips. Heading east for just over an hour will bring you to the picturesque town of Southend-on-Sea. It is home to the world’s longest pleasure pier and so it’s perfect when the sun is shining and you want something a bit different to an afternoon in one of London’s busy parks.

If the seaside doesn’t appeal you could use your short term car rental to head north to Harlow in Essex. There’s lots on offer here, including a large collection of over 100 public sculptures. The town has a lot of green space so it’s great for taking the family out for a picnic or a kick about. The town centre also boasts some great shops if you want to pick up something new, while you can choose from a wide selection of restaurants in Harlow for lunch or dinner before heading back to London.


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