Van Hire Fulham
All you need to know about hiring a van in Fulham
Situated in southwest London on the north bank of the River Thames, Fulham is part of the London borough of Hammersmith and Fulham. It lies between Hammersmith, Kensington and Chelsea and across the River from Putney, Wandsworth and Battersea.
Fulham has come a long way since its beginnings. Once a swamp and marshland, it was home to more waterfowl than people, and its name likely comes from the Saxon ‘Fullenhame’, meaning the resort or habitation of birds. During the 18th century, it had a reputation for debauchery, prostitution and gambling, becoming a sort of “Las Vegas retreat” for the wealthy of London. Whilst the 19th century saw more urbanisation as outside hamlets were pulled into the area, houses were built and transport links such as bridges and railway lines were constructed.
For the first half of the twentieth century, Fulham was predominantly a working-class area with the gentry occupying ‘pockets’ of the area towards the north end, especially around Parsons Green. The brewing industry still pulled many workers along with the newer motor and aviation industries, with companies like Rolls Royce and Rover having establishments in the area. Extensive restoration between the Second World War and the 1980s though contributed to its rise, and today, you’ll find that Fulham is an upmarket area, full of boutiques and drinking, and booming house prices.
Transport links for Fulham are good. It’s situated in Zone 2 on the London Underground, with tube stations like Putney Bridge, Parsons Green and Fulham Broadway servicing the city via the District line. Wandsworth and Putney Bridge give access to the south side of the River and the A4 going into the city is also not far. Fulham also sits outside the main Congestion Charging Zone, but within the Ultra Low Emission Zone, so bear this in mind if you are considering driving.
Whilst Fulham is served well by public transport links, there are many reasons you may find yourself driving here. One of the downsides to Fulham is that it is a busy area, and the main Fulham Road can be a bit of a nightmare. With two major Football clubs located in Fulham – Fulham FC and Chelsea FC – matchdays are also to be avoided, as the roads become even busier with fan traffic and crowd control restrictions in place.
As mentioned, Fulham sits within the ULEZ, but it’s also part of the Traffic, Congestion and Pollution Reduction (TCPR) scheme. This pioneering scheme keeps streets open where other schemes close them. These are then dedicated to residents and their visitors using the latest smart camera technology, to allow only residents and their visitors, deliveries, and contractors, to access all areas freely. The scheme has been so successful in cutting numbers of out-of-borough drivers that it is due to be extended, so keep an eye out for any new road signs showing where you are and are not allowed to go. Rest assured though, 99% of the area still remains accessible without crossing any camera control points.
Van hire in Fulham
With over 55.5 billion van miles accrued on Britain’s road every year, it's clear that there are many occasions when only a van will do. And if you don’t own one, you will probably look at renting one. So, whether you need a plumbers van to tide you over whilst yours is in the garage, or you have to move that sofa from A to B – we can help. Nationwide Hire has vans of all makes and models and we’re here to help you.
Business van hire in Fulham
At Nationwide Hire, we support companies in and around Fulham with self-drive van hire as and when you need it. So, whether it’s a van on an ad-hoc basis or an extra for your current fleet, we've got it covered.
Our range of smaller vans, such as the Transit or Caddy, are an excellent choice if you need a vehicle with space for a sizeable load to enable deliveries or to carry tools. Vans of this size start from around £101.98 for a one day hire.
We also have a full range of larger, more specialised vans such as Sprinters, Tipper Transits, Cherry Pickers and Crew vans. These can be hired by the day or for longer depending on availability, with discounts on some advanced bookings.
If you’re in the business of chilled foods or goods, then our Fridge or Freezer vans are perfect for any temperature-controlled cargo. Prices start from as little as £127.71 per day and we can also help with any special requests such as standby sockets and dual compartments if required.
Flexible hire options are available on all our vehicles. So, whether you need a van for a day, a month or even longer can help. We also offer a 10% discount on the rental to business customers if insured using a current company policy and a FREE drop off and pick-up service where possible.
Private van hire in Fulham
Vans are one of the most popular vehicles hired for self-drive, especially for house moves and clearances. Our vans are available for hire on a day-by-day basis, for a minimum of 24 hours, and most can be driven on a standard UK licence.
If you are moving to Fulham, the Luton Van is a perfect choice and easily one of the best vehicles for the job. They are not only spacious, but many come with a tail lift, making it easier to load those bulkier items. For smaller house move we’d recommend a Transit van. These still provide the space you need to get the job done, but is a better option, especially if it's your first time driving a vehicle of this type.
Whether you are looking for self-drive hire for business or personal use, our team is always happy to answer questions you may have, make suggestions or offer advice if required. When you collect the vehicle, we will take you through any checks, help familiarise you with the vehicle, and give you all the information you need. We recommend checking height restrictions for parking, if you require any extra permits for driving or parking and be aware of any payload restrictions on the vehicle; it is a legal requirement to monitor the load's weight, and police can issue penalties should these limits be exceeded.
If you need any more information about any aspect of van hire in Fulham or any of the surrounding areas, get in touch. Our friendly sales team is available seven days a week on freephone 0800 5244 780, or our online chat is open during opening hours.