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Ilford Guide


Ilford is located in the East of London, close to the River Thames, and centres between the modern, lively metropolis and a quieter world of neighbouring towns, as well as the Essex countryside. Purchase car hire in Ilford online with us if you want a large selection of cars and fantastic prices to choose from. Fill in your travel criteria in the form above and let us do the rest. We compare quotes from all of the well known, and well used car rental suppliers, such as Hertz, Avis and Thrifty, to help find you the best deals across the market.

Explore Ilford

Valentines Mansion was designed in the 17th Century by James Chadwick and altered in the 18th Century by Sir Charles Raymond. It is popular with film-makers and its traditional garden is open to visitors.

Located on High Road, St Mary’s is the oldest Parish Church in Ilford. Take a gander around the Redbridge Museum, which exhibits numerous art displays, as well as hosting events. Also at the museum is an interesting video wall, a children's trail and a braille touch trail with numerous objects.

Ilford caters for all tastes and ages, with the many restaurants, pubs, cafes and bars dotted around the city. Ilford High Road is about a mile long and has a vast number of shops. Barkingside High Street has Fullwell Cross Swimming Pool and Recreation centre. Ilford Retail Park, opposite the police station, has a Fitness First centre and Farm foods. The Exchange shopping centre has something for everyone with over 100 shops. People in Ilford seem to have very busy feet with Latin American and Ballroom Dancing evenings regularly presented at the Town Hall on High Road.

London's Ilford is filled with beautiful, large open green parks, with gardens, lakes, wildlife, bowling greens, and tennis courts. The main parks in and around Ilford are; Goodmayes Park (east), Mayesbrook Park (southeast), Valentines Park (north), Loxford Park (south) and Barking Park (south). Victoria Park in Hackney is exceptional.

Opt for car hire in Ilford and travel around 4miles north to reach Hainault Forest. Here visitors can stroll across 600 acres of beautiful leafy woodland, as well as a visit to the nearby historic Epping Forest. The Essex Sunshine Coast also provides a variety of great seaside resorts with miles of clean, safe, sandy beaches to choose from.


By air
London Southend Airport and Stansted Airport are the closest to Ilford. Trains depart for London Liverpool Street every 15 minutes, the journey lasting roughly 13 minutes.

Europcar and Hertz car rental companies each have desks at London Southend Airport. Stansted Airport offers a larger choice of suppliers including; Avis, Europcar, Budget, Hertz, National, Alamo, Enterprise, and Sixt. For an even better selection of cars please book online with us today, and let us compare the market for you.

By car
Ilford is also easily accessible by road taking the M1 southbound, then exit at the M25 clockwise. From here it about 24miles until you will join the M11 at junction 27, and about 7miles on exit at the junction with the A406 sign.

Practical information

  • Currency
    British pound
  • Driving direction
  • City speed limit
    48 km/h
  • Freeway speed limit
    96 km/h
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What most people want to know

The following questions and answers are a selection of the most popular questions. If you do not find the answer to your question, have a look at the Frequently Asked Questions page or contact us.

Is Carrentals.co.uk the cheapest?

Yes, we offer a guarantee of the lowest price - because we compare various retailers, we can always offer you the best price in town.

What do I need to do when picking up a car?

To pick up your car, you will need your voucher, passport, driver's license and a credit card. It is very important that your driver's license and credit card are in the same name as the main driver. Keep in mind that the local rental company will reserve a certain amount on your credit card as a deposit. This requires the PIN code for your credit card. If your driver's license is foreign (for example, in Chinese), you must bring a translation with you. Only your original passport and driver's license will be accepted - a copy is not sufficient.

Are there any additional costs?

In general, our rates are all-inclusive. Should there be any additional costs, our booking department will get in touch with you before issuing the invoice. Should you object, you can always cancel your reservation with no obligations attached (at least 48 hours in advance).

What kind of insurance is applicable to my car rental?

In general, Liability Insurance, Fire Insurance, All-Risks Insurance and Theft Insurance are included in the cost of your rental car.

What is a worry-free label?

Only rental companies with a high level of customer satisfaction are eligible to be included in our Worry-Free selection. This rate includes excess cover and unlimited kilometres. Your vehicle will be provided and must be returned with a full tank of fuel. With a vehicle from our Worry-Free selection, you can travel with peace of mind and no hidden costs.

How can I change or cancel my reservation?

You can cancel your reservation through "My Account". We recommend contacting us by phone if your changes to your booking or cancellation takes place at short notice (48 hours or less).

When will I get a confirmation of my booking?

Most reservations will receive confirmation within minutes after payment takes place. We recommend contacting our Booking Department for last minute reservations (pick-up within 48 hours).