Minibus & MPV Hire Nottingham
Nottingham - City of historical legend, culture and sport
Nottingham named “Home of English Sport” in 2015
Nottingham sporting venues include The National Ice Centre, Holme Pierrepont National Watersports Centre, Trent Bridge international cricket ground, and the Nottingham Tennis Centre.
European Cup Winners
In the Autumn of 2014 Nottingham had already won the status of "UK's First City of Football" after being shortlisted with Manchester and Portsmouth selected from 22 bids overall.
Notwithstanding that Notts County is the world's oldest professional league club founded in 1862 and that Nottingham Forest has won the European Cup twice, the win was also influenced by Nottingham’s commitment to getting more people playing the sport at grassroots level.
By contrast, Nottingham, which boasts three universities, is one of 39 cities spanning the globe cited as a "City of Literature" by UNESCO with links to Lord Byron, D. H. Lawrence and Alan Sillitoe.
Visit the Lace Market area, the oldest part of the city, with evidence of rural settlements dating from the fifth and sixth centuries. The area got its name in the late 18th and early 19th Century where manufacturers exported intricate lace throughout the world and continued to work with present-day iconic brands such as Christian Dior, Vivienne Westwood, Burberry, Gucci and Paul Smith.
Legend has it....
Nottingham is a tourist destination and is renowned the world over for its role in the legend of Robin Hood and Maid Marion. Visitors flock to Nottingham Castle built in 1068 and the Forest of Sherwood to the north of the city.
There is also the opportunity for a pint in Ye Olde Trip To Jerusalem claimed to date from 1189 which is built into the caves below Nottingham Castle suggesting (and disputed)it is the oldest pub in England.
In 1782 the German traveller C. P. Moritz wrote "Of all the towns I have seen outside London, Nottingham is the loveliest and neatest.
Hiring a car or a minibus to explore Nottingham and its environs at your leisure with vehicle delivery to and from your location makes the process and life so much simpler.
Is an MPV a Multi Purpose Vehicle or a Multi Person Vehicle?
What exactly are you hiring if you hire an MPV?
The term MPV stands for Multi-Purpose Vehicle (MPV) also sometimes called people carriers.
MPV's are about transporting five to seven people in safety and comfort and have room for luggage, so strictly speaking you could call it a multi-person vehicle as well.
They have more headroom and more legroom than the typical saloon or estate car and similarly a higher ride which makes getting in and out of the vehicle easier.
They have storage compartments including some concealed in the floor and power outlets accessible to the rear seats.
Typically MPV's have a boxy silhouette, but it's all about being able to relax in a comfortable and spacious interior when on a journey.
If you are looking for a versatile vehicle that has absolutely loads of space to be utilised for luggage with fold down seats that's a dream to drive and comfortable with it, hire an MPV, and still be relaxed at the end of your journey.
Can I hire a minibus on my ordinary full driving license?
Want to hire a self-drive minibus for up to 17 people including the driver?
If you are 21 or older and have had a full driving license for at least 2 years then you can drive a minibus with a capacity of up to 17 seats, allowing for a driver and 16 passengers.
So the possession of a full UK driving license enables you to hire and drive a minibus, however, depending on the circumstances you may need to apply for a minibus license.
The UK government states that "you might be able to drive a minibus with up to 16 passenger seats using your current car driving licence as long as there’s no payment from or on behalf of the passengers (it’s not for ‘hire or reward’)."
So in the instance of hiring a minibus for a day trip for a group and everyone is contributing to the cost of the Minibus and you have a full license then notwithstanding being medically fit to drive then you fall into the category of:
- you’re driving on a voluntary basis and the minibus is used for social purposes by a non-commercial body
- the maximum weight of the minibus is not more than 3.5 tonnes - or 4.25 tonnes including specialist equipment for disabled passengers, for example a wheelchair ramp
- you’re not towing a trailer
Minibuses and MPV's throughout the city and suburbs of Nottingham
We hire seven to seventeen seat vehicles throughout the city of Nottingham and the areas of Beeston, Stapleford, Eastwood, Arnold, Carlton, West Bridgford, Ruddington, Tollerton, Bingham, Ilkeston and Hucknall.
Our vehicle hire includes the delivery of the MPV or minibus to your preferred address and collection of the vehicle at the end of the hire period.