Car Hire in Clapham
Renting a car in Clapham couldn’t be easier with hiyacar. Whether you're visiting a local attraction or venturing futher afield – we have thousands of cars with a wide range of variety, locations and verified by member reviews, all with no deposit and no hidden fees. Better still, you can search book and drive all on the same day. Simply search for cars using the filters above to find the perfect car.
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Hiring a car in Clapham: how it works
It's very simple to rent a car in your local area! All you have to do is:
- Create an account
You'll have to register with us and complete a profile with some information - this does include a driver's license!
- Search for a car
Enter Clapham into the search bar, as well as the the ideal times for you to pick up and drop off the vehicle. You'll then be able to see all the cars in your local area that are available to share with you. From there you can also filter these options down by transmission and by vehicle type.
- Make a booking request
Once you've found the vehicle you're looking for, select it and review the associated costs. With that you make your payment at the checkout and wait to hear from the vehicle's owner who'll give you confimation.
- Pick up your car from a neighbour in Hackney!
With the booking confirmed, simply meet the owner at the address, confirm the car's condition, mileage and fuel, then you are ready to drive away!
FAQs for Car Rental in Clapham
How does dropping off a car work?
With the hiyacar app it’s very simple. Take photos of the exterior of the car with the app, making sure to note any damage if there is any and also record the fuel level. For more information, visit our help centre here.
Who handles the insurance?
We have an insurance policy that will supersede the car Owners policy for the time of hire.
What’s the minimum age to hire a car?
You must be 23 to use our platform, with a clean license and 2 or more years of driving experience. For more information, visit our help centre here.
Know the area you are driving around
Most of Clapham sits in Borough of Lambeth, with the postcode SW4. However some better known areas like Clapham Common are part of the next borough, Wandsworth. In 2011 the population was placed at 40,850 by the cencus.
There are no other areas associated with Clapham, such as Clapham South, which has no fixed boundaries, and Clapham North. Clapham North runs either side of Clapham road, following a border with Stockwell that moves all the way up to Brixton. Over its history, Clapham wasn't always how it is today. Below we have covered a brief history for you to get to know the area you're hiring a car in!
To go back in time, there is a Roman road that ran from London to Chichester in the 1st century, Clapham High Street is along this exact route. If you go to the entrance of the old Clapham Library within the Old Town, there is a Roman stone that points towards the old road that used to be there. This was actually discovered in 1912 by building work.
One of the first mentions of Clapham in history is within the Doomsday Book, referencing a 'Clopeham'. Back then, this area was approximately 5 acres and owned by Goisfrid de Mandeville. If we move forwards through time to the 17th century, large country houses have started to be built in the area. This construction will continue up until the early 19th century, mainly being made by wealthy merchants from London.
To fast forward in time again and to enter the 20th and 21st centuries, Clapham was transformed by the introduction of railway. It gave the town direct access to central London, effectively making Clapham a commuter suburb for the main city.
The architecture of the town is hugely varied, from Georgian, Victorian, 60s blocks and contemporary design. So with this brief background of Clapham, make sure you pay attention whilst driving around.