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Car Sharing in Southwark

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Sometimes you just need a car in Southwark

As one of London’s oldest boroughs, Southwark is vibrant and varied. There’s plenty to do whether you want to visit world famous cultural attractions, shop, do your favourite sports or explore some of the borough’s green spaces. If you want to explore some of the borough’s highlights or venture further afield, you might be considering renting a car, which sometimes can be fairly time consuming. Even worse, pick up and drop off points aren’t always in the most convenient locations, especially if you need to co-ordinate your journey with public transport. Car sharing through a car club is a much more flexible alternative, which can also be cheaper than traditional car hire and ownership.

How Zipcar works

Join online. Once you’re a member you’ll have access to book Roundtrip cars and vans, and our one-way service. Just download the app, reserve, and drive.

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Apply online, all you need is your driving license and payment card. Once you’re approved, you’re good to go.

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Search and book

Use the app to find vehicles near you. Use Roundtrip to hire by the hour or day. Use Zipcar Flex for short one-way trips across town.

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End your trip

When you’re done, return your Roundtrip vehicle to the same bay you got it from. For Flex, make sure you end your trip in an approved location.

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Where to rent a Zipcar

You’re never far from a Zipcar in Southwark, as we spread our vehicles throughout each neighbourhood. This means that from Bermondsey to Peckham Rye, you can always find a car quickly and easily. There are plenty of cars within a few minutes walk from anywhere in Southwark or Borough, including some close to London Bridge train station. Once you’ve picked your car, getting going is simple. You just book the car through our website or app, find it on the street and unlock it with our app. Insurance, fuel and up to 60 miles free are included with each rental too, to make it even easier.

Things to do in Southwark


Things to do in Southwark

Southwark is best known for attractions like Borough Market, the Shard and the Globe Theatre, but there’s much more to the borough too. If you’re planning on raiding Borough Market, or even just over shop, you can find a nearby Zipcar and drive your haul home. Alternatively, if you fancy a trip to one of the many cultural highlights in the borough, like the Southwark Playhouse or an exhibition at the Design Museum, a short term car rental offers an easy way to drive there and back.

Serious shoppers enjoy Surrey Quays Shopping Centre and we have plenty of cars in the area so you can carry all your shopping home easily. If you’re more into sports, there are a several leisure centres to choose from, including Surrey Docks where you can try your hand at kayaking and sailing. If you’re bringing bags of equipment with you, Zipcar offers a simple mode of transport.

Getting out of town with a Zipcar

Getting out of town with a Zipcar

Getting out of town with a Zipcar

Further afield, Southwark is an ideal base for exploring some of southern England’s beautiful countryside. For families or vintage enthusiasts the Bluebell Railway in Sussex is just drive away. It gives you the chance to experience a bygone era, riding on steam trains and occasional themed events. Just up the road is Sheffield Park, an outstanding National Trust park and garden with a tea room and ample parking.

Biggin Hill is a short drive from south London and you can visit the remains of the WW2 airfield, while nearby are plenty of small towns with charming country pubs and tea rooms.

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Why Rent a Zipcar?

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Save money

We pay for fuel, parking, Congestion Charge and insurance – so you get access to a car without all the hassle of owning one!

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Rent a car locally

Zipcars live just around the corner. We've got the largest car sharing fleet in the UK (not that we're boasting) and you'll find us in cities across the UK. 

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Drive on-demand

Whatever you need wheels for, we’ve got them. Rent cars and vans by the minute, hour or day when and where you need them.

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Live greener

We’re the perfect addition to buses, trains and bikes for those times when you just need a car. We've also got hundreds of electric cars in our fleet.