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Rent a car in London

Renting a car has never been this easy. By choosing a car from members of your local community, you can be on your way in minutes. Whether you need a rental car for an hour, a day or longer we've got you covered. Insurance and RAC breakdown cover is included in all bookings, and with contactless car collection, hiring a car in London is now faster and more convenient than ever.

Rent a car in London

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Really innovative new app! Loved the ease of booking and being able to collect the Van without seeing anyone....especially useful in these Covid times!

Jamie Sawdon
We hired a van in Bristol

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Frequently asked questions

Our renter requirements:

  • 21-70 years of age*
  • holding a UK, EU or EEA driving licence for at least two years
  • having max 25% of points deducted or added on the licence, depending on the country (e.g. UK: no more than 3 points added to the licence; Spain: no more than 3 points deducted from the licence)
  • have had no more than 1 at fault insurance claim in the last 3 years

*for drivers aged 21-24 years, have had 0 (zero) incidents since obtaining the licence

You will pay an insurance fee as a part of the price of renting a vehicle. This will fully insure you to drive the vehicle for the duration of the booking.

The standard excess for any rental booking is £750. This amount will be blocked on your card until the vehicle has been returned and the condition of the vehicle has been checked. When making a booking you have the option to reduce this excess down to £250 for an additional fee.


Head to our Help Centre for more FAQs or get in touch!

The list below contains the makes and models of mobile phones which currently do not support our Android mobile application.

If you are a renter on our platform and your device is on the list, please note that it is highly likely that our application will not perform well (or open at all) and you will not be able to rent a car smoothly.

  • Alcatel Pixi

  • Huawei Honor 10

  • Moto G7 (+)

  • Moto G8 Plus

  • OnePlus 8

  • One Plus Nord 100

  • Oppo Find X2

  • Oppo A53

  • RealMe X3

  • RealMe X50

  • Redmi K20

  • Redmi Note (All variants)

  • Reno4 (All Variants)

  • Xiaomi Mi 9T (All variants)

We are working hard on solving these issues, so please do check this list for regular updates. Meanwhile, please contact us at if you need more information.

The best car hire in London, straight from your community

We have made hiring a car in London fast, easy and affordable. With peer to peer car sharing, London now has vehicles available on almost every corner, thanks to our trusted owners looking to share their cars. All you need to do to rent a car in London is download our app and follow the instructions.

Our KarshareGo technology allows you to locate and unlock your chosen rental car using the Karshare App, so no queues, counters or face to face key exchanges are required to gain access.

We offer both long and short term vehicle hire, so you can find a car for an hour, a day or longer!

With car sharing, you rent the car you choose. So whether you’re looking for a budget friendly way to get around or a sportier ride to let your hair down, we’ve got you covered. Our peer to peer car sharing system means that you are not paying the large overheads that traditional car rental companies charge for when storing, servicing and maintaining a fleet of rental cars. This means that we are able to offer London cheaper car rentals.

Car sharing involves two sets of people: vehicle owners and renters. Owners rent their cars to members of the London community, who pay a fee for the usage.

For renters, the benefits are numerous. Your rental car is the car you choose online, the vehicles are located throughout London and insurance and maintenance are all included in the price. This makes it convenient, quick and hassle free.

For owners, car sharing presents a useful stream of secondary income and, without the need to be physically present to hand over keys, it’s a stress-free way of making extra cash.

London is the capital of England and the United Kingdom and one of the leading global cities in the world. Located on the River Thames in the south-east of England, it is made up of 32 boroughs with a population of almost 9 million people. The boroughs include the City of Westminster, Lambeth, Islington, Camden, Greenwich and Kensington and Chelsea and are home to some of the most famous sights in the world. 


Historically, the first major settlement in London was founded by the Romans, growing to a population of 60,000 at the height of the 2nd century. 


London boasts a whole host of iconic landmarks, fascinating history and trendy hotspots, from the O2 Arena in Greenwich to Shakespeare’s Globe to the historic Palace of Westminster. London is also home to the oldest underground railway network in the world, the London Underground. 


There are countless things to do in London at any time of the year, from enjoying the city’s many green spaces and royal parks to exploring its celebrated museums to catching a show on the buzzing West End. 


If you are visiting London, download the Karshare app to rent a vehicle from members of the community and enjoy a stress free, contactless rental experience in the city.

You’ll be spoiled for choice when exploring the vast and varied boroughs of London, with each area offering historical landmarks, delicious eateries and popular cultural venues. Whether you’re headed to London for an adventurous day in the city or are driving through on your way to the coast, we have compiled a list of 5 of our favourite sights and activities in London for visitors:

Discover vintage goods at Greenwich Market: Dating back to the 1700s, Greenwich Market has long been a popular destination for visitors looking to find unique art and antiques, delicious street food and artisanal crafts. Wander around hundreds of stalls or sit down with a coffee to take in the bustling atmosphere. 

Visit the home of Henry VIII at Hampton Court Palace: Few British palaces are witness to as much drama as Henry VIII’s original home at Hampton Court, where he resided with his six wives. Now a major museum that allows you to travel back in time to experience Tudor life, Hampton Court Palace is the perfect day out for families and history buffs alike. There’s even a maze!

Stroll through plush greenery at Kew Gardens: Who would have thought that you could find the most bio diverse place on earth in London? The Royal botanic collection at Kew Gardens boasts over 50,000 living plants, which you can take in at your own pace by wandering through the World Heritage Site’s many dreamy paths. From desert flowers to alpine trees, you won’t find a more serene visit in the city. 

Indulge in strawberries and cream at Wimbledon: Treat yourself to a day out at the most iconic sporting event south of London – the prestigious Wimbledon tennis championships. Part of the experience includes queuing for tickets (sometimes even overnight!) but it will make the strawberries and cream all the more worth it. 

Take a trip to the seaside: Did you know that Brighton is just a 1 hour drive from South London? With its sprawling pebbled beaches and iconic piers, it is the perfect place to escape to for the day and forget all about the hustle and bustle of London living. 

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