12 Seater Rental in London

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LONDON CITY AIRPORT

Address
LONDON CITY AIRPORT
KING GEORGE V DOCK, SILVERTOWN
LONDON
E16 2PX

Location
Shuttle Bus

Opening hours

LONDON CITY AIRPORT PRESTIGE

Address
KING GEORGE V DOCK
SILVERTOWN
LONDON
E16 2PX

Location
On Airport

Opening hours

LONDON EXCEL PRESTIGE

Address
LONDON EXCEL PRESTIGE - ONE WESTERN
GATEWAY ROYAL VICTORIA DOCK
LONDON
E16 1XL

Opening hours

STRATFORD INTERNATIONAL STATION

Address
International Way
Olympic park
LONDON
E20 1YY

Opening hours

LONDON CITY AIRPORT

Address
LONDON CITY AIRPORT
KING GEORGE V DOCK, SILVERTOWN
LONDON
E16 2PX

Location
Shuttle Bus

Opening hours

LONDON CITY AIRPORT PRESTIGE

Address
KING GEORGE V DOCK
SILVERTOWN
LONDON
E16 2PX

Location
On Airport

Opening hours

LONDON EXCEL PRESTIGE

Address
LONDON EXCEL PRESTIGE - ONE WESTERN
GATEWAY ROYAL VICTORIA DOCK
LONDON
E16 1XL

Opening hours

STRATFORD INTERNATIONAL STATION

Address
International Way
Olympic park
LONDON
E20 1YY

Opening hours

Green Motion London City Airport

Address
London Regatta Centre
1012 Dockside Road
London
E16 2QT

Location
Shuttle Bus

Opening hours

BECKTON

Address
1 Claps Gate Lane
Beckton
London
E6 6JF

Opening hours
Monday: 08:00:00 to 18:00:00
Tuesday: 08:00:00 to 18:00:00
Wednesday: 08:00:00 to 18:00:00
Thursday: 08:00:00 to 18:00:00
Friday: 08:00:00 to 18:00:00
Saturday: 08:00:00 to 16:00:00
Sunday: 09:00:00 to 16:00:00

GREENWICH

Address
Plot 5
Morden Wharf
Tunnel Avenue
Greenwich
SE10 0PA

Opening hours
Monday: 08:00:00 to 18:00:00
Tuesday: 08:00:00 to 18:00:00
Wednesday: 08:00:00 to 18:00:00
Thursday: 08:00:00 to 18:00:00
Friday: 08:00:00 to 18:00:00
Saturday: 08:00:00 to 16:00:00
Sunday: 09:00:00 to 16:00:00

LONDON CITY APT

Address
LONDON CITY AIRPORT
LONDON CITY AIRPORT
E16 2PX

Opening hours

STRATFORD INT RR STN

Address
INTERNATIONAL WAY, OLYMPIC PK
LONDON
E20 1YY

Opening hours

WOOLWICH

Address
5 PETTMAN CRESCENT
WOOLWICH
LONDON
SE28 0AJ

Opening hours

BARKING

Address
UNIT 21, RIPPLESIDE IND ESTATE
BARKING
IG11 0RJ

Opening hours

ILFORD

Address
970 ROMFORD ROAD
ILFORD
LONDON
E12 5LP

Opening hours

LONDON HEATHROW GB

Address
SHERATON HEATHROW HOTEL
MIDDLESEX

Opening hours

GREENWICH

Address
PLOT 5, MORDEN WHARD
GREENWICH
SE10 0PA

Opening hours

BARKING

Address
UNIT 21 RIPPLESIDE IND ESTATE
BARKING
IG11 0RJ

Opening hours

CLOSED LONDON BOW

Address
ENTERPRISE RENT A CAR
145B BOW ROAD
LONDON
E3 2SA

Opening hours

Still confused? Get in touch with our car hire advisors and we'll have your rental sorted in minutes.

Whether you are planning a golf trip with your friends or a holiday with your extended family, we compare a huge variety of affordable 12 seaters for hire in London, from all of the brands you can trust like Europcar and many more, we're certain to have an affordable 12 seater rental that meets your needs .

Our website only compares 12 seaters that include a fair full to full fuel policy. You'll collect the vehicle with a full fuel tank and drop it off full. A small deposit for fuel will be held on your credit card when you pick up the vehicle and refunded when you return it full. Look out for full to empty fuel policies you might see at a cheaper price on other sites, full to empty usually means you should expect some hefty additional fees for fuel, we recommend to always check the T&Cs for full to empty rentals.

The 12 seaters on our website include free cancellation and a price match guarantee. So you can change your plans and cancel with a full refund up to 48 hours before you collect the vehicle.

Would you like to hire a 12 seater without a credit card? We include all of the options enabling you to pick up your 12 seater hire with a a debit card. Use the filter section on our search page to find them.

Collecting your 12 Seater hire in London without a credit card and other payment card options.

You can pay with Visa, American Express or a Mastercard credit card or a debit card issued by a bank or credit card company when hiring a 12 seater with us.

Stress Free Car Rental accepts a huge number of currencies including Euros (EUR), British Pounds (GBP), US Dollars (USD) and Australian Dollars (AUD).

Would you prefer us to allow you to pay using something other than debit card and credit card? Do get in touch to let us know. We're open to ideas re how to enhance the service we offer to make booking your vehicle rental a Stress Free experience.

Frequently, 12 seater rentals that include the Premium Cover option allow you to use a debit card when you pick up the vehicle with no extra charges. You're able to view if a debit card is allowed, along with all of the vehicle rental security deposit and insurance options on the extras page of the website booking process.

Finding London's Closest Airport

If you intend to book a cheap flight to the UK, the closest airport to London is London City airport, which is located 0.59 miles away from London. London City Airport is located in London's financial district. If you arrive in England via London City , the car hire desks are next to the terminal building. You can book a rental car to collect from London City Airport ready for your drive to London. From the Airport you also have the option to fly to a range of popular locations, including sunshine destinations like Malaga in Spain, Florence in Italy and Ibiza in the Balearic islands, all with cheap car hire available to reserve on our website.

There is also the option of arriving into London Heathrow airport located around 22 miles from London. Heathrow Airport is the UK's busiest airport and one of the busiest airports in Europe, acting as British Airway's main hub airport. This means that it's easy to fly to a diverse range of cities globally, including popular city break destinations, such as Madrid Airport in Spain, with cheap car hire available to book in advance before you begin your road trip. If you're jetting off further afield you can reserve a cheap rental car at low cost rates at Boston, Miami, New York, Los Angeles and a wide range of alternative locations. If planning to arrive into England via Heathrow Airport, always check your car hire confirmation email for instructions on where to find the car rental car hire collection desk. Heathrow is a very big airport so the car hire desks might be located in the terminal, in a nearby car park or a free mini bus ride away from the airport terminal building. From Heathrow there are a wide range of domestic flights, these are a useful alternative option to getting the train. You can fly direct from Heathrow to Manchester or fly into Glasgow Airport and collect your rental car when you arrive.

5 miles further away than London Heathrow airport is London Gatwick airport. Gatwick Airport is in Crawley in the region of West Sussex and is the UKs second busiest airport, servicing 45 million passengers per year. If you're planning to arrive in the UK via Gatwick Airport you're able to pick up your rental car when you land before driving to London. Most of the hire car desks at Gatwick Airport are located in the South terminal . You'll find that a few car rental providers may require that you take a short shuttle bus ride to collect the car. Be sure to check the car hire booking confirmation email which always contains details of how to find the car rental zone . If you're leaving the UK via London Gatwick , the airport has 100s of routes available. The good news is that we compare affordable car rental offers at all of the destinations available from Gatwick Airport. If you plan to get some sunshine following your time in England, you can jet off on an affordable flight to Lisbon in Portugal to pick up a rental car for your next adventure. If you're heading further afield, Gatwick Airport also has routes to Orlando International Airport, where you can collect a cheap SUV rental at the airport when you arrive.

Another possible airport alternative is London Stansted airport which is approximately 27 miles from central London. In the Region of the UK known as Essex, London Stansted Airport is just over 40 miles away from Central London. If you're flying into London Stansted you can pick up your hire car at the airport before driving to London. Most of the rental car options we include at London Stansted will allow you to collect the rental at the airport terminal and drop it off London. Our website always includes one way fees for this kind of one way hire in the price. If you plan to leave the UK via Stansted you'll find lots of flights to most popular European city break locations with affordable rental cars available to book in advance, including Palermo Airport in Sicily, Milan and Rome Airports in Italy.

Renting a Car in London with Child Seats

You're allowed to take along your own child seats for your car rental, as long as they meet all of the legal safety requirements for use in London.

You will be offered the option to include them with your car rental when making a booking on our website. Child seats and booster seats are paid in the local currency when collecting the rental. Although it's highly unusual for them to be unavailable, their availability is not guaranteed by most car rental companies in London

Renting a Car in London without an Excess

The hire car will already be insured for accidents and theft included in the hire price you'll see the website. This type of insurance is often referred to as Collision Damage Waiver (CDW).

Although all of our hire cars in London come with CDW in the price displayed, there is often an insurance excess, this excess is held on your credit card when you collect the car. The excess is the amount you'd be required to pay if the vehicle is severely damaged, written off or stolen. However, the excess amount on rental cars can be very expensive. It's often between £850 to £2,100. If you return the car damaged, or it's stolen or written off, you will have to pay up to the total amount of the excess.

When you arrive to collect the car, the insurance excess is held on your card as something called a 'pre authorised' transaction. Pre Auth means that the money is not taken from your card as a normal transaction, it's held as a pending transaction until you drop off the car. You don't normally pay currency charges on credit cards for pre authorised transactions. As long as the rental car is returned in the same condition as when you collected it, this excess amount is fully refunded to your credit card with nothing additional to pay.

If you're paying by debit card, the excess will be taken from your bank account and fully refunded when the car is returned. If you plan to use debit card on collection, as the excess amount can be high, it's recommended to buy Premium Cover on our website or to pay for top up insurance at the rental desk.

To view rental options in London with a £0 or reduced excess check out our Premium Cover options.

How to Hire a Car in London with Unlimited Mileage

We offer both unlimited and limited mileage rental.

Limited mileage rentals in London can often be less expensive than unlimited. When considering limited mileage rentals, the daily mileage limit will always be clearly visibile. If you choose a rental including limited mileage, you'll be charged an additional fee if you go above the daily mileage allowance. The mileage allowance for the rental duration is calculated as (the number of rental days multiplied by the daily mileage allowance). You do not have to stay within the daily allowance on every day, provided that the total miles used throughout the rental doesn't exceed the number of days X the daily limit.

If you decide to book a limited mileage car hire, we recommend checking the costs for excess mileage. These can be found in our T&Cs.

How to Hire a Car in London with a Low Security Deposit

When you pick up the car, you'll usually be asked to leave a security deposit on your credit card or debit card. The security deposit vary significantly subject to the make and model of the car and the excess amount. Car hire Security deposits in London can range between £0 and £2,500.

When you decide to book a rental in London with Premium Cover included, you can reduce your deposit to cover only the cost of a full tank of fuel (usually less than £100), this is refunded when the rental is dropped off with a full tank.

Popular vehicle types in London

Tourist Attractions Close to London

National Maritime Museum

Take some time to explore Britain's naval history here at the National Maritime Museum, located just a 3 mile drive away from London making it very easy to get to in your rental car. Take a ride on their ship simulator and get a feel for what its like to live on the high seas. As well as this there are so many other nautical things to explore and learn about as well as interactive games.

Madame Tussauds

If you haven't heard of Madame Tussauds, where have you been! This world famous wax museum is located in Marylebone and just a 9 mile drive from London. Have your photo taken next to the Prime Minister, Royalty and Celebrities and get up close with some proper A-listers! The museum is known for its themed galleries and incredibly lifelike models, if you're in London, Madame Tussauds has to be on your must-see list.

Science Museum

Opposite the Imperial College of London and just a 10 mile drive away from London is London's Science Museum. London Science museum is full of amazing science and invention exhibits The museum is famous for its state-of-the-art exhibitions that can be enjoyed by all the family. After a day out here you're sure to leave feeling smarter!

Battersea park

One of London's most famous attractions and parks. Battersea Park is rammed with things to see and do. You could easilyy spend the whole day and never get bored! Located a 10 mile drive from London, Battersea Park is a must-see, it is even better in the sunshine and is extremely popular amongst both locals and tourists.

Adventure Island Essex

Adventure Island is a fun park and a fantastic place to spend a day. It is packed with attractions and rides that are suitable for kids of all ages. There are also over 40 rides for the little ones to choose from. You'll find Adventure Island just a 28 mile drive away from London making it a super easy place to get to in your hire car.

Booth Museum of Natural History Brighton

Located just a few streets behind Brighton pavilion and only 47 mile drive away from London is the Booth Museum of Natural History. The museum explores the natural world with exhibits, displays and hands-on activities. Enjoy discovering rare birds, butterflies, fossils and everything else you could ever want from a natural history museum.

Cambridge University Botanic gardens

Located in the midst of the city, an easy 47 mile drive away from London is the beautiful Cambridge University Botanic gardens. There is an incredible 40-acres of space, filled to the brim with Victorian greenhouses, plants and gardens. And, as if it couldn't get better, there is also a cafe on-site so you have the option to put your feet up after a busy day exploring.

Oxford Castle And Prison

If you want a spooky day out filled with stories of terror and crime then visit Oxford Castle & Prison just a short 59 mile drive from London. The ruins of this large medieval castle are full of stories about criminals from history. And, enjoy guided tours of the 900-year-old crypt housed within the base of the castle.

Our Premium cover

Premium insurance is the highest level of 12 seater hire cover we provide.

Selecting Premium Insurance is completely optional, you can also decide to buy Premium Cover at the collection desk, it's often cheaper to book this up front on our website at the same time as you make your 12 seater hire booking.

You're able to buy Premium Cover alongside your vehicle rental, so that you understand the total price of everything before you pay.

We want you to be able to make an informed decision regarding which 12 seater rental insurance product is best for you for your rental in London, we work closely with our vehicle rental partners to give you the ability to buy a Premium cover product.

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Car hire terminology explained

Extra driver charges

Car hire agreements at London is between the hire car company and the individual who signs the agreement and will be the main driver. This means you have to ask for other drivers to be added, this usually means an additional cost (which can be up to £11a day at London ). However, there are occasional special offers where extra drivers are free. Always be cautious of being asked if you'd like to add a driver without being informed of the price.

Rental car excess

The hire car at London will already be insured for theft and damage as part of the rental fee. For rentals outside of the US and Canada there's usually an excess to pay* - just like on your own car in the UK. However, the excess on hire cars can be high. It's normally between £1,100 to £3,000. If you decide not to insure the excess you could be liable to pay for damage to the car up to the value of the excess amount. Check out our Premium Cover car hire options if you'd prefer not to have the excess amount blocked on your credit card .

Our advice to find a cheap 12 Seater hire

Factor in the dates you're booking:

To find the best deals for your rental in London it makes sense to book, especially during peak times like Summer holidays and easter. 12 seater hire can be in high demand in the school holidays and often the supply of large vehicles is more restricted than many other types of car. If the price drops after you've booked with us, we include free cancellation, so you can cancel and rebook anytime until 48 hours before you collect the vehicle.

One-way fees and border crossing:

If you intend to drive the 12 seater over a border from London into a different country, extra fees are normally charged by the car hire provider. Be sure to check the terms and conditions for these before you book as it can be expensive. If you can't find them on our website, please contact one of our car hire advisors and they'll be happy to help.

Security deposit and excess:

Always check the amount you'll have to pay as a security deposit on your card. Often, for cheaper 12 seater rentals, you'll be required to leave a much higher security deposit, this will be held on your card when you collect the car. You will see the security deposit amount clearly displayed throughout our website.

Hiring a car during the COVID pandemic

During the COVID pandemic ensuring safety continues to be our top priority. Prior to the crisis and throughout we provide free cancellation with a full refund on all car hire. Throughout the current crisis, we've significantly reduced the amount of time it takes to process refunds, we process all refunds within 24 hours of receiving a cancellation request - with the refund clearing back to the customer's account in less than 7 business days.

Improved hire car cleaning and sterilisation procedures at London United Kingdom

All of our car hire partners are implementing additional cleaning precautions, following the applicable local regulations, throughout the ongoing pandemic. The following is an overview of some of the further measures being carried out.

Between rentals, Hertz and Thrifty are implementing a multi stage cleaning procedure, involving thorough cleaning of the keys, door handles and steering wheel.

Europcar are carrying out additional vehicle deep cleaning measures. Car keys are disinfected between each rental and placed in a sealed envelope once disinfection is complete. Infection risk has been further reduced by ensuring that a zero contact policy is in place at the collection desks, with all work areas cleaned between each customer interaction.

Enterprise, Alamo and National locations in are providing a complete clean pledge. This includes the deep cleaning every vehicle between every hire .

New protocols are now in place with our car hire partner Greenmotion, including the installation of protection screens and sanitiser units at rental locations. Staff are also now wearing PPE including masks and gloves. Each car is being thoroughly cleaned and sanitised between every rental.

We will continue to update this information as new information becomes available.

Why we're different

There's a bucket load of reasons why we're different from our rivals but to start, it's important to recognise that Stress Free Car Rental was born out of our personal frustration with the process of hiring a vehicle.

We don't like to be be beaten on price. Our 12 seater hire price match guarantee means if you find the same hire vehicle at a lower price, we'll match it.

Stress Free Car Rental work hard to ensure that we provide our customers with all of the best 12 seater rental prices with no hidden fees.

We won't work with just any 12 seater hire companies. We're cautious to only work with brands you can trust.

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Stress Free 12 Seater Essential insurance options

As well as being friendly, easy to use and of course, stress free, we also offer two additional levels of insurance when you book a 12 seater with us.

Essential cover will appear as a choice in the vehicle hire insurance section. For some geographical/partner 12 seater rental combinations the cover isn't always offered.

Essential Cover includes fire, weather, theft, damage caused to the vehicle, flushing the engine after misfuelling, key cover and much more.

Our essential cover, offered when you make your vehicle booking in London, is a vehicle hire excess reimbursement policy which covers you on a wide-range of additional charges that standard insurance doesn't.

South East of England

With so much packed into a small place it's a good job there's so many railway stations like King's Cross St. Pancras, and Waterloo. All of these stations are in close proximity to big cities and places to be.

Take a trip to Canterbury and spend an afternoon wandering around its great streets and sidewalks or spend a weekend at Rochester with your significant other or your family. Trendy cities like Oxford are full of buzz thanks to their lively student populations, pubs and restaurants. As well as great cities there are incredible places like the Dorset Coastline. From Sussex and Kent all the way through to Berkshire and Oxfordshire- there's so much choice!

When folk think of the South East their initial thought might be the capital but there is so much more to this part of the world than just the capital. Cities like Gillingham, Dartford and Bucks are just waiting to be seen by yourself and your family in your cheap hire vehicle from Stress Free Car Rental.

The South East is serviced by several of the UK's main airports, including the UK's busiest airport, London Heathrow, which is located 22 miles away from London. If you intend to collect your car rental at Heathrow Airport and then drop off your hire car at London City Airport, our pricing always includes any additional one-way fees. We also offer a wide range of rental cars at Stansted Airport and Gatwick Airport.

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Why choose StressFreeCarRental.com during the Covid pandemic?

If your plans change we'll process your refund in under 24 hours. All rentals booked with us can be cancelled up until 48 hours before collecting the vehicle

All car hire brands on our website are following local government guidelines re vehicle sterilisation and social distancing at the collection desk.

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