Reading Van Hire
Reading is the county town of Berkshire, a county to the west of London. Reading's benefits from an excellent rail service to the capital and good road connections to major towns such as Basingstoke, Bracknell, Swindon and Maidenhead.
Reading itself is home to around 150,000 people, with many more living in the surrounding urban area. Its growth as a city has been helped by its central location - it has become a popular choice of base for high-tech companies and other businesses in recent years and has benefited from considerable inward investment.
The River Thames and River Kennet meet in Reading, providing a number of pleasant riverside locations within the urban area. That it is the meeting place of two rivers is probably one of the reasons that a sizeable settlement originally developed in this location, too.
Reading has a long history. At the time of the Domesday Book, it had a recorded population of 600 people. 250 years later, in medieval times, Reading became the home of a major monastery, Reading Abbey, which was founded by Henry I in 1121. By the 18th and 19th century, Reading had developed into a major industrial centre - thanks in no small part to the benefits of having two navigable rivers running through it, on which cargo could be transported.
Today's Reading is a modern city that's home to a wide range of people and businesses. Van hire in Reading is easily available from a range of local suppliers, each offering a good choice of rental vans:
- Medium / short wheelbase vans - e.g. Ford Transit, Vauxhall Vivaro, Renault Trafic, Volkswagen Transporter
- Small vans - e.g. Vauxhall Combo, Ford Transit Connect, VW Caddy
- Large / long wheelbase vans - e.g. Mercedes Sprinter XLWB, Ford Transit LWB, Renault Master, LDV Maxus
- Luton vans & box vans (3.5 tonne / 3.5t).