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Cheap Van Hire London

Cheap Van Hire London

London is the biggest and most populated city in the UK and is the capital city of England. The city is also the best place to be for anyone looking for cheap van hire. London has hundreds of van hire services right across the city and every borough is well catered to. There are different factors to take into account when finding cheap van hire the size and of the van and any extras will impact on the overall price.

Hire van driving eligibility

Not being eligible to drive a vehicle may hold you back when looking for cheap van hire. London based hire firms will have age and license restrictions on the kind of person eligible to drive a van. The restrictions on age will differ depending on the company, some companies have a minimum age of 23 others of 25, most if not all companies will require that the driver is over the age of 21. A full UK driving license is suffice to drive all vans other than a 7.5 ton van which will require that the license holder has a category C1 licence, some hire firms will only allow a maximum of 6 points on a licence.

Choosing the correct van

Vans come in a variety of sizes and can be catered to almost any kind of job, the cheapest van in a hire firm’s fleet will be the smallest, and this kind of van will be the subject of the cheap van hire. London based companies will use the price of the smallest vehicle to entice customers. Many of the leading van manufacturers have a range of small vans that are used by the hire companies; they are generally around the same size and will have similar storage capacity. Some popular small vans are:
  • Renault Kangoo
  • Peugeot Partner
  • Ford Connect
  • VW Caddy
  • Vauxhall Combo
This sized van will be perfect for carrying around trade tools or picking up a washing machine or cooker.

Medium sized vans that are popular are the Ford Transit, VW Transporter and the Mercedes Sprinter; these vans can come in Small wheel base (SWB) and long wheel base (LWB) versions and are popular for carrying items such as sofas.

Large vehicles are generally used for large tasks such as house removals, the popular large vans are the Luton and XLWB vans such as the Transit Jumbo, there are also 7.5 ton vans for large house removals, unlike the other kinds of van a 7.5 ton van will require a special licence. These will give excellent all-round space for loading furniture.


Sometimes the job you are carrying out may require the van to have extra features; these may come at an extra cost and have an impact on your quote for cheap van hire. London is popular for vans that are hired for house removals and commercial purposes, extras such as the following are often required:
  • Pallet truck
  • Towbar
  • Tail lift
  • Sack barrow
Any extras needed should be detailed prior to receiving a quote.

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