No deposit,
no credit checks,
no hassle

– just convenient and affordable van hire.

Your choice of vans for hire
in South East London

Micro Van


Small Van


Short Wheelbase Van


Long Wheelbase Van


Extended Long Wheelbase Van


Luton Van




  • Euro 6 (ULEZ Compliant) – £200 deposit
  • Euro 6 – £10 per day – no deposit

New Cross

  • Euro 6 (ULEZ Compliant) – £200 deposit
  • Euro 6 – £10 per day – no deposit


  • Euro 6 (ULEZ Compliant) – £200 deposit
  • Euro 6 – £10 per day – no deposit

What our customers say

Rate 4.8 based on 450+ reviews on Google and Facebook.

Harriet Vickers

Super friendly, easy and efficient van hire, at a really good price. Got us out of a last minute pickle when ZipVan let us down!! Would definitely recommend.
Elinor Whittle

Really friendly customer service and a great price. The van was in good condition, good to drive and there was minimal faff in the hiring process. Would 100% recommend and use again!
Shane Stagg

Brilliant bunch of guys! Fast clean and reliable. Great value for money! Great service! Would highly recommend, they really do go the extra mile to satisfy the customers!

Give us a call on
020 7277 9853
to hire your van

Get in touch to arrange your booking or to ask us any questions. Or, if you aren’t free to talk, leave us your details and we’ll call you back.


Are you looking for cheap van hire in South London? We’re a local family business that offers a range of vans for hire at affordable rates and with flexible rental periods. You’ll have more control when you hire a van from us, including van collection every day of the week, 24/7 drop off, and the option for one-day weekend hire.

We’ve been operating in New Cross for three generations, so we know how to get you on the road as quickly as possible. No deposit, no credit checks, no hassle – just convenient self-drive van hire based in South London.

Why choose us for
cheap van hire in in South London?

No Deposit Options

We care about you’re your cashflow. Just like when we were Ace Rent a Van, we won’t require a deposit unless you opt for our deposit option saving yourself £10/day!

No credit checks

You don’t need to fill out lots of unnecessary paperwork just because you want to hire one of our vans. Hiring from us is quick, simple, and hassle-free – just the way that hiring a van should be.

Fixed prices

You’ll know exactly how much you’ll pay when hiring a van from us because our prices stay the same. No hidden seasonal or peak charges to worry about.

Loyalty scheme

You earn credit every time you hire from us and after five hires you can put it towards your next van. Depending on the amount you’ve earned, it may even be free.

One-day weekend hire

You aren’t forced to hire a van for an entire weekend when you just need it to move furniture or take a trip to the tip. We open 7 days a week so that you can hire a van when you need one.

Low insurance excess

Experience affordable van hire with low excess starting at just £500. Enjoy low excess reduction rates from just £24.99 per day, reducing to £14.99 for hires of 28 days or more, ensuring you always get the best value.

24/7 drop off

You can return your van whenever you need to – you don’t have to worry about sticking to our opening hours. Simply follow the instructions that we’ll provide when you come in to collect your van.

Excellent availability

With an ever-growing fleet, you needn’t worry when it comes to van availability. With the largest independent retail fleet in South London we will have you covered even last minute.

Van hire for moving home in South London

Here at Pace Van Hire, we are available for anyone that needs to hire a van in South London. We offer a variety of sizes when it comes to van hire in South London, so we are here to help no matter the task at hand. Our micro vans and small vans are ideal for items such as bags or boxes, while our Luton vans are perfect for larger items. We also have a range of wheelbase vans, so you can be sure that we will provide the van you need.

Van hire accessories – protect your payload

Safety and convenience for our customers is important to us. That is why we offer a range of accessories to make sure the van you hire has exactly what you need. We offer reliable five metre ratchet straps, which can protect up to 200kg of cargo, to keep your payload secure. Our accessories also include bubble wrap, to cushion your payload and prevent any damage. Durable packing boxes and premium packing blankets are on sale to ensure that your payload will be transported safely and effectively, while we also offer high-quality gloves to counter friction and discomfort. Two wheeled sack trolleys are available for hire so you can effortlessly move cargo to and from your van.


Pace Van Hire – our history

At Pace Van Hire, we have always taken pride in the family values that our business maintains. We were previously known as Ace Rent a Van and, since our rebrand, we have gone from strength to strength. The commitment that we show to van hire in South London is the reason that we have been so successful. These are the values we’ve maintained ever since we started in the 1950s. We are dedicated to continuing our service for many years to come, so if you need to hire a van in South London – we are here.

What do you need in order to hire a van
from us in South London?

A valid UK or EU driving licence

It’s obvious but it’s still easy to forget. The licence needs to have been valid for at least two years and if you have an EU licence or a UK paper licence rather than a photocard you’ll need to show additional photo ID.

Proof of current UK address

This doesn’t have to match your licence, it just needs to be something official like a recent utility bill, bank statement, or a letter from HMRC. It can be physical or digital and it’s best if it’s from the last three months. If you are an EU licence holder, you’ll need to be a UK resident.

A licence
check code

If you have a UK licence you’ll need to generate a licence check code so that we can view your driving record. You can use the site to do this using your National Insurance number, licence number, and the postcode on your licence.

A debit or
credit card

We don’t accept cash so you’ll need to have a card ready when we call you back to confirm your booking. That’s the point where we’ll be asking for payment so it’s helpful to have your card details to hand.

Visit us to book your van hire in South London

You’ll find us at 2-4 Pomeroy Street, New Cross, London, SE14 5BG


How are you planning to collect your van? Here’s some local transport information to help you decide which option makes the most sense for you:

How to find our South London branch


There are several train stations within walking distance that are well served by London Overground, Southern, and Southeastern trains.

  • Queens Road Peckham Station – 0.5 miles/10-minute walk
  • New Cross Gate Station – 0.7 miles/14-minute walk
  • New Cross Station – 1.1 miles/22-minute walk


You’ll easily be able to reach us on the bus. A wide range of buses stop practically outside our door.


If public transport isn’t an option for you, you should be able to park in one of our free on-street parking spaces.

Helpful information
if you’re going to hire a van from us in South East London

Planning a trip to the tip? These are the sites closest to us here in New Cross. Just make sure that you check the rules for van drivers at each site beforehand so that you don’t risk getting turned away.

Local tips

Contact Pace Van Hire

Contact Pace Van Hire

Give us a call on 020 7277 9853 with any questions and we’ll help you hire a van that’s right for you.
Or if you’d prefer to just get started, you can book online and we’ll give you a call back to confirm.