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Ilford ranks among the best places to live in London year after year due to its beautiful streets lined with Victorian and Edwardian architecture, splendid parks, top-notch shopping and proximity to central London. It’s also a very ethnically diverse place and home to a significant Jewish and South Asian population. You can book your Contractless Ilford car hire with Enjoy Travel.

What is contactless car hire?

Contactless car hire means you don't come into contact with anybody at collection or return, and there are no queues or desk. You will pick up your keys from the car collection area in a secure locker operated by PIN code that will be provided to you in advance of your travel. Prices for contactless Ilford car hire start as low as £15/day for a Toyota Aygo or similar (Mini), £16/day for a family car, £35/day for a 7-seater car like a Volkswagen Touran or similar, and £65/day for a mini-van type people carrier such as a Ford Transit or similar (Oversize).

Other benefits of contactless car hire include:

  • No queues, no human contact as there is no reception.
  • Check-in takes place in advance of travel.
  • Car subject to enhanced cleaning before and after every rental.
  • Super low prices, outstanding value for money.
  • Collection and return 24 hours a day.
  • Overview of Ilford

    Facts about Ilford

    Feeling lucky? Ilford is officially the luckiest place for UK lottery wins! The area has had 22 winning tickets and a huge winnings total of £44,174,203.00. Ilford was also the fastest-growing tourist destination in Europe due to the London 2012 Summer Olympics and its proximity to the Olympic Stadium.

    Best time to visit

    Head there during the summertime (May – August) to make the most of Ilford’s parks and gardens. Towards the end of summer, talented young cricketers gather at Valentines Park in Ilford for the Annual Youth Cricket Festival.

    Top Tips when hiring a car in Ilford

    • Car hire Ilford - Choose a Reputable Car Hire Company: Start by researching car rental companies in Ilford. Look for reviews and recommendations to find a reliable and trustworthy rental car provider.

    • Airport Locations: Ilford has easy access to airports in the East London area. Consider picking up your hire car at one of these airport locations for convenience.

    • Minimum Age Requirements: Most car rental companies have a minimum age requirement for renters. Ensure you meet the age criteria before booking your hire cars.

    • Fuel Policy: Check the car rental company's fuel policy. Some companies provide a full tank of fuel and expect you to return the car with the same fuel level, while others may offer options for prepaid fuel.

    • Insurance: Understand the insurance options available when hiring a car. Consider additional insurance coverage for peace of mind during your trip.

    • Nearby Locations: Confirm the accessibility of the rental location in Ilford. Ensure it's easy to reach and has convenient access to public transportation if needed.

    • Ask for any additional information you may need, such as specific terms and conditions, rental duration flexibility, and vehicle availability.

    • Cost Breakdown: Request a detailed cost breakdown before finalizing your booking. This should include the rent rate, any additional fees, and estimated fuel costs.

    • Tail Lifts: If you have special requirements, such as the need for a tail lift, communicate this with the rental car club in advance to ensure they can accommodate your needs.

    • Explore Ilford: Once you have your rental vehicle, take the opportunity to explore Ilford, including South Park, the London Borough of Redbridge, Epping Forest and attractions like the Redbridge Museum.

    • Vehicle Selection: Choose the right type of vehicle for your needs, considering the number of passengers and luggage space required.

    • Ilford Citipark: Check if there's a Citipark location in Ilford for convenient parking during your rental period.

    What's nearby Ilford?

    The largest green space in the borough and voted one of the 10 best parks in London in 2019, Valentines Park is a 52-hectare expanse encompassing gardens, lakes, ornamental flower beds, children’s play areas, and sports fields. Spend a leisurely afternoon picnicking with family or friends. Alternatively, you can also have some tea and crumpets at the little café on-site. Valentines Mansion is also situated within the park.

    Catch a performance at Kenneth More theatre

    Named after the famous film and stage actor Kenneth More, this theatre is a beloved feature of Ilford by local residents. They are known for putting on creative and non-traditional shows that push the boundaries of what theatre should – and could – look like. They also offer drama lessons for kids.

    Eating out in Ilford

    Faroz Restaurant serves up incredible Turkish delicacies. They are best known for their generous portions and melt-in-your-mouth kebabs. London is a melting pot of cultures and Manjaros takes inspiration from this to offer fusion food that borrows from Afro-Caribbean, European and South Asian cuisine. Try their Chicken Nabali and Achari Keema. For an intimate lunch or dinner, head to Luigi’s for delicious Italian food surrounded by grapevines in their lovely garden.

    Getting about in Ilford

    Public transit in London is provided by Transport for London (TfL). The main tube stations are Redbridge, Gants Hill, Newbury Park, Barkingside and Fairlop. You can also hire Santander bikes from one of the many docking stations in Ilford. If you prefer to drive, book your car hire in advance with Enjoy Travel for the best weekend deals.

    Hiring a car in Ilford

    Ilford offers a handful of car hire options, including a contactless solution with Easirent which you can book online. On arrival, there are no queues and you will collect your keys from a coded locker. On return, you leave the keys in the secure locker unit. All paperwork is done in advance and online before travel and prices start as low as £15 a day for a Toyota Aygo or similar (Mini).

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FAQs about car hire in Ilford

Most frequently asked questions about hiring a car in Ilford

Prices average around £26 per day for a small car in Ilford if you book in advance, but if you book in the winter season the prices can be as low as £15 a day.
As the contract is already completed prior to collection when you arrive you will need to call the agent and they will release your keys from the locker.
The contract is signed using you mobile, or Zoom, or Skype, Whatsapp or other types of internet call, allowing you to collect the keys at any time.
The rental car keys are in a locker which can be opened by an operative that will be ready to help you when you call them confirming your arrival.
It is operational 24 hours a day and 7 days a week.
The cheapest car sold in Ilford was £6.55 per day, but note the price changes depending on the demand at the time you book so try and book in advance.
The most popular type of car hire in Ilford is a Ford Ka
You will be contacted by the car rental company to complete your contract allowing you to collect the car.

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