Zipcar in the city

Zipcar Inspiration

Zipcar in the city

Inspiration

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.

blossom at kew

The best spring flowers in London

Find out the best places to see cherry blossom, bluebells, daffodils and tulips in or near London.

Alexandra palace terrace

Pub gardens, terraces and rooftops

Nothing says summer quite like a drink outdoors.

apple picking

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.

Bolney wine estate

Vineyards near London

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

Wye Downs

Beautiful Walks Near London

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

Weekends away

Weekend getaways with Zipcar

Inspiration on where to take some time out this weekend.

cyclist in forest

Best forests near London

Take a stroll in the dappled shade of a forest.

view of rolling hills

Unique locations for your next break

Why not choose something a bit out of the ordinary.

wild swimming with friends

Wild swimming spots near London

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

people in deck chair

Top London picnic spots

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

the open road

Top UK road trip destinations

Our users shared their dream road trip destinations.

historic ruins

Historic sites near London

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

dungeness beach

Unusual beaches in reach of London

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

Zipcar

Zipcar vs Owning your own car

It’s up to 50% cheaper to use Zipcar than owning your own car.

zipcar by spitalfields

Zipcar or Ubeeqo? You decide

We compared Zipcar and Ubeeqo to help you decide which one works for you.

couple in a zipcar

8 things to do in a rental car

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

car sharing

Zipcar vs traditional car rental

We take a look the differences are between car sharing and traditional car rental

Going on holiday with Zipcar

Going on holiday? Take a Zipcar

Airport transfer, early train travel or the whole time. Here's how you can take Zipcar on your holiday.

man walking through autmunal woodland

Autumn walks near London

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

pumpkin patch

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.

cheese selection

The best cheese shops in London

During the winter months, is there a more indulgent way to enjoy a night in than with a cheese board?

Winter walk

Winter walks in London

These winter walks take in beautiful scenery and London landmarks.

picking the perfect christmas tree

Where to buy real Christmas trees?

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

Deer in a park

The best London parks to see deer

London has lots of places to spot these majestic creatures. 

Walking

Ten top cash saving hacks

Finance expert Iona shares her top money saving tips.

couple on a hike walking towards a church

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. 

field with bell tents and vintage vw camper van

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.

couple in a car looking at a map

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.

woman cycling through epping forest at dawn

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!

deal beach front at dusk

The Best 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.

woman pruning plants in a garden centre

The Best Garden Centres and Plant Shops in London

Looking to improve your garden or balcony, or wanting to bring some greenery into your home? Check out these plant shops and garden centres.