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Park Royal is the largest industrial space in London. It is enormous, spanning a massive 1606 acres. This size allows it to be an attractive hub for businesses large and small, with currently over 1,200 firms operating within its boundaries.
For an industrial park it has a rather grand sounding name, and that is because the name derives from a more genteel time. Back in 1903, The Royal Agricultural Society opened some show grounds on the site, hoping to use it for its annual display. Unfortunately, the site had to be sold off a few years later, and because of the site's good transport links, it was snapped up by industrialists.
Today, the estate is home to many small firms, but also some more familiar names that are recognised worldwide. Heinz has buildings there, as do McVities. Diageo, the international drinks company that manufacturers Guinness have offices on the site.
It is now part of the UK government's policy to keep Park Royal as it is, an industrial estate. So there are no plans to beautify the area, or to erect hundreds of flats. The Mayor of London recently went on record to state that he wanted to maintain it as somewhere that business could be undertaken, including the possibility of the film industry having some hold in the area.
One unsavory aspect of the area in recent years has been the springing up of illegal parties, maybe the industrial look of the place lends itself to this kind of activity. In any case, it's not a pretty place, but it is recognized as one of London's manufacturing hubs.
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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.
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).
In general, Liability Insurance, Fire Insurance, All-Risks Insurance and Theft Insurance are included in the cost of your rental car.
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.
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).
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).