About our vans

Whether you’re hiring a van for personal or commercial use, we believe that you deserve the very best, and are committed to doing all we can to make sure you get it.

To that end, we promise that no matter which vehicle you hire from us, you’ll find it in immaculate condition both inside and out.

Our own in-house service team ensure our entire fleet are well maintained on a regular basis. This includes a full and thorough cleaning of both the interiors and exteriors, engine maintenance, tire checks and oil changes, and everything you’d expect to keep a vehicle in the best possible working order for you.

This means that every time you hire one of our vans, you’ll be driving away from our depot in a vehicle that not only impresses your clients or neighbours by looking great on the outside, but which keeps your possessions safe and clean on the inside, all without breaking down, or dealing with any kind of problems with the vehicle whilst on your journey.

Should the worst happen whilst you are on the road, all you need to do is give us a call and we’ll be right there to solve the issue, even if that means sending out a replacement van.

What you’ll need to rent a vehicle from Van Hire London

Hiring any kind of vehicle shouldn’t be complicated. From setting up a long-term contract for your company to getting a last-minute booking on a SWB rental van to take care of an emergency, you should be able to call up, turn up, and drive away in no time.

To help you do just that, we’ve created the most straightforward self-drive rental service in London. It’s as simple as getting in touch with our team to discuss what you need, booking the van, then getting your hands on the keys within minutes of arriving at our office.

Though to ensure this system runs as smoothly as we’d all like it to, there are a few things we’d like to ask you.

Firstly, we ask that for legal and insurance reasons, you are at least 21 years old to hire a van from us.

Secondly, we ask that you bring both the paper and card parts of your driver’s license with you. We ask that you have held a full, clean drivers’ license for a minimum of 12 months to hire a van, if you are 25 or older, and for two years’ if aged 21-24 or hold an overseas license.

Please note that for certain types of vehicles you may need to have held your license for a longer period, or require a different kind of license. Please check with us when you call or email to make a booking.

Thirdly, to help speed things along and get you on the road quickly and efficiently, we also ask that you bring two forms of identification, such as a utility bill or bank statement, as proof of your address. Please be aware that passports or credit cards are not suitable for this purpose.

And finally, please have your method of payment available when you come to pick up your rental vehicle. We accept all major credit and debit cards, including Visa, Mastercard and American Express.

If you’re unsure whether we’ll be able to take your particular credit or debit card, please contact us in advance.

Bring those four simple things together with you when you come to collect your pre-booked vehicle, and you’ll find that driving away in a top-of-the-range rental van has never been easier.

Need to ask us about your license, payment methods or anything else relating to self-drive van hire in London? Looking to obtain a free, no obligation quote, or to make a booking? Contact us online at info@vanhire.london and we’ll get right back to you.

Why hire a self-drive van?

Of course, we know that the self-drive option isn’t the only one available when you need to transport goods across London or help your guests from A-B, but why go the other way, when self-drive not only saves you money, but provides you the complete freedom to manage your move, your delivery, your big trip however you choose to.

Cut the cost of van hire

Did you know that hiring a vehicle you drive yourself is significantly cheaper than paying some expensive haulage company, or even going out to one of London’s many Man and Van hire services.

Take that option, and you’re paying for the driver just as much as you’re paying for the van itself. Add in the cost of extra hours should your job take longer than planned, not to mention fuel, mileage and other costs, and the price of hiring a van soon adds up.

Choose the self-drive option from Van Hire London, however, and all you pay for is the van itself, meaning more money in your wallet at the end of the day.

Enjoy greater flexibility over the terms of your rental

Much as cutting out the element of paying for man power can reduce the cost of your van hire, it can also open the doors to a more flexible arrangement with your hire company. After all, you don’t have to worry about your driver clocking off at the end of the day or being fairly strict on what he is and isn’t allowed to do whilst on the clock.

Manage things yourself, and you’ll have all the freedom and flexibility to plan things your way.

Take more control over your job

When you hire a van with a driver and perhaps even additional crew members to help them lift things, it can sometimes feel like they’re in charge, not you.

They arrive when they arrive, take their breaks when they feel like taking a break and, unless you cough up the extra cost of paying for more hours of their time, can clock off at the end of a pre-agreed period of time with you.

This isn’t the case when you eliminate that element and take things on yourself. With self-drive van hire, you’re in charge from the moment you pick up the keys to your new vehicle.

Start when you like, finish when you like, and in between, carry out your delivery or house move in a way that works for you. If you do find that you’re running out of time, it only takes one quick phone call to extend the hire period or make arrangements for a later drop off.

Ready to save money the next time you need to hire a van in London? Not sure which of our vehicles is right for you? To find out more about how Van Hire London or to obtain a free quote for your next booking, contact us today at info@vanhire.london.