You don't need to limit your Zipcar fun to getting from A to B (and back to it's designated parking bay at A); why not load up a Zipcar or Zipvan with your unwanted bits and bobs and flog them at a local car boot sale? Of course you can always use a Zipcar to get to the sales too if you're in a buying mood.

Are you a seasoned booter? Feel free to share your favourite sales below; the best ones may even be rewarded.

Look out for these icons for advice on the trip's suitability:

 = dog-friendly     = young family-friendly

(Just remember to put your dog in a carrier when you take him or her in a Zipcar, them's the rules.)

Plus we've indicated the destinations' nearest Zipcar city and the closest Zipcar to the train station for Londoners making a real break away from metropolis.


wimbledon car boot sale 

Distance from Central London: 7.5 miles

It may not have the most picturesque setting next to semi-run-down Wimbledon Dog Track, but if you’re a serious bargain-hunter or want to sell your wares in a flash, then this is the South London boot sale for you. However, this is not for the casual or newbie boot seller (or buyer) – prepare to be up early and to sell fast!

Wimbledon Stadium, Plough Lane, SW17 0BL; 10.30am-2pm Weds, 6.30am-1.30pm Sat, 7am-1.30pm Sun

capital carboot

Distance from Central London: 2 miles

For an upmarket car boot experience, it has to be Pimlico’s Capital Carboot. Look out for vintage designer clothes and interiors at affordable prices. This car boot sale is clean and friendly and has stalls both inside and out.

Pimlico Academy, Lupus Street, SW1V 3AT; Sundays 11.30am-2.30pm; stalls from £10 with a car

shepperton car boot sale 

Distance from Central London: 17.5 miles

This traditional and friendly field-based car boot sale makes a fresh change to the car park bound sales of central London. The pitches at Shepperton are roomy and eager buyers are held back half an hour to allow you time to set-up your stall hassle-free. If you’re a buyer keen to snap up the bargains first then you can gain early bird access for just £3.

New Road, Shepperton, TW17 0QQ; Saturdays 7.30am onwards; stalls from £12 with a car

st. augustine's car boot sale

Distance from Central London: 4.5 miles

One of London’s most famous car boots, this flea market-style sale is popular among trendy West London shoppers (Agyness Deyn has been spotted here on numerous occasions). St Augustine's is perfect for vintage and nearly new designer clothes and homewares.

St Augustine’s School, Kilburn Park Road, NW6 5SN; Saturdays 10am-3pm; stalls from £14 with a car

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