Car & Van Hire in East London
Welcome to the Enterprise East London car rental page. Choose from a wide selection of cars ranging from smaller economy cars to larger SUVs and people carriers
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Car & Van Rental in East London?
East London extends from the east of London city in Tower Hamlets, along the River Thames until the London Borough of Barking and Dagenham, and then north towards Romford, Chigwell and Loughton. East London is a huge area, encompassing culturally and commercially diverse communities, with pretty much every cross-section of the general UK community. Car hire in East London is well provided for, with Enterprise being located strategically across the area. Our branches can be found in Bow, Ilford, Barking and Romford, providing a far-reaching solution for those wanting a comprehensive choice of location options that will put them close to most parts of East London and the surrounding areas of London and Essex.
Our Vehicles for Hire in East London
We have an impressive fleet of quality vehicles available, starting from the small economical vehicles in our Mini class, such as the Toyota Aygo, or the equivalent from another manufacturer. The Toyota Aygo is a really practical car for the city side of East London, since its small size allows it to squeeze through the traffic jams and sharp turns that you will find in the E1, E2 and E3 postcodes of East London (Tower Hamlets). The Economy and Compact rental groups consist of vehicles similar in size to the Vauxhall Corsa and Ford Focus respectively. The Skoda Octavia and the Vauxhall Insignia size of vehicle fall within the Intermediate and Standard group and offer space and comfort for those wanting to drive further out of the city into the more leafy suburbs of Chingford, Woodford Green and Snaresbrook – or maybe to jump on the A13 or A127 to explore the neighbouring Essex county. Larger groups are catered for by a range of people carrier models, such as the SEAT Alhambra and Vauxhall Zafira Tourer, both of which can carry seven passengers. For even larger families or bigger groups, our minibuses are able to carry up to nine people. Enterprise Rent-A-Car also offers the Mercedes C-Class, E-Class and the S350 model of vehicles in their Premium group, and the Toyota Rav 4, Volvo XC60 or Range Rover Sport in the SUV group of cars. Commercial vehicles available include the Renault Kangoo, Mercedes Sprinter and Luton van, with or without a tail lift.
Attractions in East London
East London is an extremely vibrant part of London, with an amazing array of things to do and places to see. The V&A Museum of Childhood in Bethnal Green has the largest collection of kids’ stuff in the UK. From dolls and cars to action men and motors, the V&A Museum of Childhood is a must-visit for families. If you fancy go-karting, then Capital Karts in Barking is the place to be and features the longest indoor track in the UK. Located on the A13, just 15 minutes from Central London, it’s easy to reach by car and the ample car park is free. With 20 corners to negotiate and an 80-meter straight, you don’t want to miss this opportunity. Just 20 minutes away from Barking, you’ll get to The Brewery shopping centre in Romford, where you can shop till you drop and then fill your belly at the Cosmo Eat as Much as You Like restaurant. There's also free parking there.
Places to Visit Outside East London
Just 15 minutes from London, you'll find the renowned Lakeside Shopping Centre. With 15 car parks offering 13,000 parking spaces, a shopping spree at Lakeside must be included in your itinerary. If that doesn't tempt you, then how about the Free Stylist session, where you can get advice on personal styling and a 90-minute shopping trip with your very own stylist. If you jump on the M25, which is just a few minutes away from Lakeside, you can cross the QE2 bridge, with its wonderful views, and go to Bluewater shopping centre, which is equally, if not more impressive. With more than 300 shops and 60 restaurants, as well as lots of entertainment for children, and a cinema, there is plenty to do here. Well, there's more to life than shopping, so drive over to Brentwood to see Old MacDonald's Farm and make the rest of the family happy too, with a variety of farm animals that are friendly and ready to be shown all the attention your kids can muster.
Airport Car Hire
Enterprise has branches at all the major London airports, making travelling a breeze. There is even an in-terminal desk at Heathrow where car rentals can be booked and then collected from the car park.
Parking and Traffic Information in East London
Traffic in East London varies from borough to borough, in line with rush hours into and out of the Central London area. Tower Hamlets can be a bit of a bind during peak rush hours as people flock into the city to work or deliver products and services to businesses within London. The busiest areas within East London will usually offer on-street parking, which is normally paid for by phone or via the PayByPhone or Parkmobile apps. Wherever there are shopping centres or large superstores, there is usually free parking for at least two hours.
Cheap Van and Car Hire
With rental branches across the county, Enterprise offers cheap car hire from convenient, accessible locations. Our large fleet of new vehicles includes great value economy and compact cars, sporty SUVs and spacious people carriers. Whether you need a vehicle for a single day or longer, Enterprise Rent-A-Car has the perfect car to suit your needs. Book online from our East London branch to guarantee your choice of vehicle at the best possible price.
Moving house or just moving furniture? Enterprise has you covered with a range of vans from our East London branch. From smaller passenger vans to larger commercial vans, book online from our East London van hire page to reserve your perfect vehicle at an unbeatable price.
Frequently Asked Questions
- What do I need to hire a car with Enterprise?
The essential items you will need to bring to an Enterprise Rent-A-Car branch when hiring a vehicle are a valid drivers licence, valid ID, and a credit or debit card. You will also need to prove you are over 25 years of age, and there may be additional documentation required for international drivers. Learn more about what you need when hiring here.
- Do I need insurance to rent a car or van?
No. At Enterprise you don't need to purchase insurance as we provide a damage waiver within the cost of your hire. You can, of course, take option to purchase additional protection products to reduce the excess further to give you complete peace of mind. Visit our car hire insurance page for further details.
- How old do I need to be to hire a car or van?
All drivers must be a minimum of 25 years old. Only drivers over 30 years old may hire full-size MPVs, premium vehicles/exotic cars and Luton vans. Younger drivers might be interested in Enterprise Car Club. Learn more about age requirements for hiring a vehicle here.
- What are the driver's licence requirements for car hire in the UK & Ireland?
All drivers must present a full valid driving license. If the driving license is written in a language and characters different to those of the country of rental, an International Driving Permit is also required. Learn more about car hire driving licence requirements here.
- Can I hire a car with a debit card?
We accept payment by either a debit or credit card in the name of the renter. A credit card is required if you are renting a People Carrier, Compact Elite, SUV, Premium, Luxury or Executive vehicle. Learn more about our accepted card payment methods here.
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