Zipcar in the city
Zipcar in the city


From trips around town to weekends out and about, here’s some of our tried and tested tips to make the most of your free time.

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The Best Gyms in London

Looking for a gym that gets you? Zipcar’s list of the best gyms in London, feature options for every budget.

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How to make friends in London

Looking for ways to make friends in London? Zipcar has compiled a list of tips on how to find like-minded people across the Capital.

View of London

The best Views in London

We think London's skyline is one of the best in the world, discover the best viewpoints here!

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Best day hikes near London

If you’re in need of a change of scenery and some fresh country air, there are plenty of hiking trails near London which are within easy reach by Zipcar. 

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One positive change for 2022

Find the one positive change you can make to start the New Year.

Beautiful Walks Near London

Beautiful Walks Near London

It’s time to venture outside the capital for your next outdoor excursion.

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Vineyards near London

The UK has some fantastic wineries, we've handpicked a few within a short drive of London. 


Historic sites near London

Check out our guide to medieval and roman ruins near London.

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Top UK road trip destinations

Our users shared their dream road trip destinations.

fishing town in the UK

Weekend getaways with Zipcar

Inspiration on where to take some time out this weekend.

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Best Winter Bars & Beer Gardens

Find the best London beer gardens with heaters.

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Seaside Towns Close to London

If there’s one thing that Londoners have in common, it’s our love of a day at the seaside.

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Wild swimming spots near London

Take a dip in an open lake or in a river all easily accessible by car.

Richmond Park

The best London parks to see deer

London has lots of places to spot these majestic creatures. 

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8 things to do in a rental car

Hiring a car in London opens a whole world of possibilities!

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Unusual beaches in reach of London

Why not try one of these more unusual beaches near London.

A rear view of businessman commuter with electric bicycle traveling to work in city

The Best Traffic-Free Cycle Routes in London

Drive to the start of the route in a Zipcar, unload your bike and away you go!

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The best places to go camping near London

There are plenty of brilliant camp sites near London, from forest camping and family camping to yurt camping and lesser-known campsites that give the feel of wild camping.

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The Ultimate Foodie Road Trips

If you’re planning a foodie getaway in the UK, some of the best destinations for foodies can be found in the towns and villages in the south of England.

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Pick your own farms near London

Summer is the perfect time to harvest fruit and veg. It doesn’t get much better than these pick-your-own farms.

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Top London picnic spots

Here's some of the top locations for picnics, all accessible by Flex.

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Winter walks in London

These winter walks take in beautiful scenery and London landmarks.

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Where to buy real Christmas trees?

These are the best places to buy real Christmas trees in London.

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Garden Centres in London

Looking to improve your garden or balcony, check out these plant shops and garden centres.

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Unique locations for your next break

Why not choose something a bit out of the ordinary.

London’s Best Themed Brunches

London’s Best Themed Brunches

11 of London’s best themed bottomless brunches, from drag to a West-End musical brunch.

Oxford Street lights

Things To Do in November in London

Check out what’s on in London this month with our list of popular events and activities not to be missed.

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Trying an EV for the First Time with Zipcar

Thinking of renting an EV? Find out more about how an electric car works and how to try one out with our electric car hire services.

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Pumpkin picking near London

These pumpkin patches near London will look great on your Instagram feed.

Scary forest

Scary places in London

We’ve found all sorts of scary places, spooky activities and haunted locations.

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Autumn walks near London

Time to wrap up and get outside and bask in the changing of the seasons