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Van Hire Twickenham

All you need to know about hiring a van in Twickenham

Part of the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames since 1965, Twickenham is a suburban district of London situated on the River Thames.


Twickenham is a name familiar to many, as it has been the Home of the Rugby Football Union since 1909. Hundreds of thousands of Rugby spectators head to Twickenham Stadium every year. The 30-acre site hosts a stadium seating 75,000 (second largest only to Wembley) and a museum beneath the east stand. As well as rugby, the stadium has also hosted many music concerts as well as conventions and the visiting NFL. But if it is more rugby you're after, Twickenham is also home to the Harlequins rugby union club, who play at the Twickenham Stoop just down the road from the Stadium itself. 


This historic riverside location is not only famous for the sport of rugby though. It also has a network of beautiful, historic buildings and grounds, many of which still have many original features. The area has three grand period mansions with public access: York House, Marble Hill, and Strawberry Hill House. York House is owned by the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames, and this Grade II Listed building currently serves as the Town Hall as well as being available to hire for events. Marble Hill is a Grade I listed building and part of the English Heritage. It can be visited for free and has over 60 acres of parkland, garden, and woods to explore, making it a great day out. Strawberry Hill House is leased to the Strawberry Hill Trust which took over the 120-year lease in 2002 to restore Horace Walpole's Gothic villa and open it to the wider public. The house is open to visitors and hosts many events, festivals and tours, as well as being a venue for hire.


Whilst Twickenham is a desirable place to live with its stunning properties and leafy outlook if it's bars and retail you are looking for, then neighbouring Kingston or Richmond is where you'll need to head. The council is looking at ways to regenerate Twickenham town centre but, at the moment, the main commercial streets are possibly Twickenham's least appealing aspect. However, the riverside is undoubtedly Twickenham's highlight. And this will only be enhanced further with the future riverside development currently in the planning stages. 


Traffic in Twickenham is much the same as in other similar London boroughs. It does get busy at peak times as you would expect, especially down Chertsey Road. With few direct rail links, buses provide an essential service for the many who commute into London every day. Twickenham is in the Low Emission Zone (LEZ), meaning diesel vehicles larger than cars may have to pay the LEZ charge. So, if you are bringing a van into, or hiring a van in Twickenham please check to see if your vehicle is exempt or not. Twickenham is currently not in the Ultra-Low Emission Zone (ULEZ). 


Van hire in Twickenham

With the increasing price of vans, it's no wonder that many are turning to vehicle hire when they need a larger vehicle. There are an estimated 5 million van rentals in the UK every year and as many reasons why you may need to rent a van. Whether you are moving your son into Halls at St Mary's University or need a workhorse to carry your tools to work every day – Nationwide Hire can help. We have vans of all sizes that will be perfect whatever your needs.


Business van hire in Twickenham

Nationwide Hire supports companies in and around Twickenham by supplying self-drive vans as and when required. Whether a van is needed for ad-hoc purposes or as an everyday extra for the fleet, we've got you covered. 


Smaller vans such as the Caddy or the Transit are an excellent choice for delivery companies and tradespeople alike. They offer plenty of space for a sizeable load but are more compact than their larger counterparts. Vans such as these start from around £101.98 for a one-day hire.


If it is something larger you are looking for, Nationwide Hire also has many larger, more specialised vans available. These include SprintersTipper TransitsCherry Pickers and Crew vans. Booking can range from 24 hours to longer depending on availability and needs. For some of our advanced bookings, we are also able to offer a discount.


If you need something more specialised, such as a Fridge or Freezer van, our prices start from as little as £127.71 per day. These are perfect for many temperature-controlled cargos and we aim to accommodate any special requests where we can like standby sockets and dual compartments.


Flexible hire options are available on all our vehicles. So, whether you need a van for a day, a month or even longer, we can help. We also offer a 10% discount on the business rental if one of our vehicles is insured using a current company policy. Our FREE drop-off and pick-up services are also available whenever possible. 


Private van hire in Twickenham

When it comes to self-drive vehicles, vans are a popular hire vehicle. Especially if you are looking to do a DIY house move or clearance. Our vans are hired out 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 into the Twickenham area, then we would recommend the Luton Van for removal day. They are not only spacious, but many come with a tail lift, making it easier to load bulkier items, making them easily one of the best vehicles for the job. For smaller house moves, a Transit van still provides the space you need for a decent-sized load but could be a better option if it's your first time driving a vehicle of this type.


How we can help with van hire in Twickenham

If you're looking at self-drive van hire for either business reasons or personal use, the team at Nationwide Hire is always on hand to answer any questions you may have. We will also make suggestions or offer advice if required.  


Whether you collect the vehicle or take advantage of our FREE drop-off service, we are happy to take you through any checks you'd like to make, help familiarise you with the vehicle, and advise you of any extra information you may need. We always recommend checking height restrictions either on your route or where you are planning on parking the vehicle. Many car parks have a 2-metre height restriction and some smaller roads with low bridges may require you to find an alternative route. We also recommend checking payload restrictions for 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 further information on van hire in Twickenham or the surrounding areas with Nationwide Hire, please 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.