Van Hire Wimbledon
All you need to know about hiring a van in Wimbledon
We’ve all heard of Wimbledon. Located in South West London, this London district is famous do one of the most famous tennis tournaments in the world, the Wimbledon Tennis Championships. But it’s not just the tennis that makes Wimbledon great.
A large suburban area, Wimbledon is made up of two parts: Wimbledon Village, at the top of the hill, and Wimbledon town centre, located at the bottom. Due to its European-style vibe, bustling high street, beautiful period houses, and abundance of green spaces, Wimbledon Village is seen as the most desirable part of the Wimbledon area. Lying within the SW19 postcode, the village has great transport links too with underground and overground train links.
Wimbledon Common’s 1,140-acre open space is a big draw for all, especially families with young children. As the largest heathland in London, the common not only benefits the general public but also natural flora and fauna. And, if you’re a fan of those little rascals the Wombles, Wimbledon Common windmill is open for visitors, and you can pick your own Womble up in the souvenir shop.
If you’re heading to Wimbledon during the famous tennis fortnight you may be fooled into thinking Wimbledon is flashy. However, after the excitement of visiting celebrities and tennis stars alike, Wimbledon is a relaxed area with a relaxed, friendly vibe. Those who move here tend to stay, and its 70,000-plus population has a diverse mix of people from all ages and walks of life.
Getting around Wimbledon is made easy with its speedy rail, underground and tramlink services. You can reach many destinations on foot, and you can find a handy map here to help. If you’re driving, the area is like any other London location and traffic jams and snarls are inevitable, especially at peak times. Wimbledon is outside the congestion zone, so, there are no charges. At the moment it is outside the Ultra-Low Emissions Zone. However, Mayor, Sadiq Khan has announced the zone, which currently occupies the area inside the North and South Circular roads, will be extended to all 33 Greater London boroughs, including Merton, by the end of 2023.
Van hire in Wimbledon
Vans now account for 11.4% of the total number of vehicles in use, and there are now a record number of vans on the UK’s roads. So, it's clear, that there are times when only a van will do. Van hires for many businesses can be a more viable option than owning a fleet. Many businesses now also look at hiring vans instead of purchasing them. And when it comes to moving or collecting bulky items, most family-sized cars just aren’t big enough. So, if you need a larger vehicle for whatever purpose, and don’t own one, we may be able to help. Nationwide Hire UK have vans of all makes and models available for short- and long-term hire. Whether you’re moving to Wimbledon and want to do it yourself, or are a Wimbledon electrician looking for a temporary vehicle for your business, we are sure to have the perfect self-drive vehicle for you.
Business van hire in Wimbledon
Whether you need a van for a day, a week or longer, we've got it covered. Our self-drive vans come in all models and sizes meaning there’s a van to suit all needs.
We have larger vans available such as Sprinters, Tipper Transits, Cherry Pickers and Crew vans. All have a specific purpose like carrying a larger cargo, construction jobs or transporting staff. These can be hired for a minimum of 24 hours or longer, all depending on requirements and, of course, availability. We are also able to offer discounts on some advanced bookings.
Smaller vans such as the Transit or Caddy, are a great choice if space isn’t the priority. These can accommodate a sizeable load and are perfect for carrying tools and equipment or bulkier deliveries. Vans of this size start from around £101.98 for a single-day hire.
For chilled or frozen contents, our Fridge or Freezer vans are just what you need. These allow for temperature-controlled cargo to be transported safely. We can accommodate special requests such as standby sockets or dual compartments if needed, so please ask when you make your booking if you require anything extra. Prices for these types of van start from as little as £127.71 per day.
As with all our vehicle hires, options are flexible, meaning you can hire a van for a day, a week, a month or even longer. For business customers, we also offer a 10% discount off the rental if insuring our vehicles on a company policy. A FREE drop-off and pick-up service are available to our customers whenever possible.
Private van hire in Wimbledon
Although 81% of van hires come from corporate customers, private van hires are still very common, particularly in the removal industry. House moves are still one of the main reasons for private van hire and give people a chance to reduce removal costs by doing it themselves. Whatever your reason for hiring a van though, ours are available for hire for 24 hours or more and most can be driven on a standard UK licence.
If Wimbledon is the destination for your next home, a Luton Van is a perfect vehicle for that do-it-yourself house move. They are spacious and can fit a good deal of cargo inside. You can also request one with a tail lift, which makes loading bulkier items much easier. For smaller removal jobs or general furniture transportation, we’d also recommend the Transit van. Smaller than the transit, they still allow for plenty of storage space and can also be a better option if it’s your first time behind the wheel of a van.
How we can help with van hire in Wimbledon
Whatever your reason for hiring a van with us, business or personal, our friendly team is always on hand to help. We make the process as easy as possible, and endeavour to answer any questions you have. On pick up or delivery, we can take you through vehicle checks if needed and also help familiarise you with the vehicle. Advice is available if required and we’re also on here to offer suggestions and guidance should you need anything.
We always recommend checking things like the height of the vehicle and travel information before you drive away. Many car parks have height restrictions in place and any extra permits or charges for driving or parking (particularly important in our main cities) are your responsibility. We also recommend you make yourself aware of the vehicle’s payload restrictions; it is a legal requirement to monitor the load's weight, and police can issue penalties should these limits be exceeded.
If you need more information on van hire in Wimbledon or any of the surrounding areas, please do get in touch. Our sales team is available seven days a week on freephone 0800 5244 780, or our online chat is open during opening hours.