St Helens is a large town on Merseyside. Home to more than 100,000 people, it is close to the M57, M6 and M62 and approximately 13 miles from Liverpool city centre.
The Merseyside town of St Helens has a history stretching back to the 16th century, when there are records of a chapel of rest existing on the site. It remained a small settlement until the 19th century, when the demands and opportunities created by the Industrial Revolution enabled the town to grow considerably.
Weaving, coal mining and glass production all became hallmarks of the area and its transport infrastructure grew accordingly – by the mid-1800s, St Helens had both a direct connection to the Sankey Canal and a railway line that linked it to Widnes and other key nearby areas.
Today, St Helens has less industry and more commerce, in keeping with the trends seen all over the UK. Its excellent connections to the UK motorway network and Liverpool docks and its proximity to both Manchester Airport (25 miles) and Liverpool John Lennon Airport (12 miles) mean that it remains an attractive locations to businesses and the town has continued to grow.
Van hire is available from a number of local branches in St Helens – expect a full range of vans to be on offer: