Staines-upon-Thames, or Staines to its local residents, has some fantastic gems hidden within its walls. Although notoriously known for the televised series “Ali-G” this beautiful town has much to offer those who want to get away from the noisy hustle and bustle of city life.
Staines is historically part of Middlesex and surprisingly linked to Mauritius, an island nation in the Indian Ocean. The town lies 17 miles (27km) from Charing Cross, making it the perfect weekend getaway for those residing in the busy city of London. Along the edge of this town, and over Staines Bridge, is the Thames Path national Trail – which offers a variety of nature walks and scenic settings. Scattered throughout Staines upon Thames, are a hub of small villages, such as Laleham, Stanwell and Wraysbury, many of which have within them some of the town’s oldest listed buildings.
Staines is also home to some of the most beautiful sites in England; Windsor Great Park is but one of the attractions within this city, as well as Saville gardens, which offers its visitors another place to relax under the sun, or explore in the autumnal light.
If you’re looking for the a change of scene, Staines plays host to a multitude of cultures and artesian goods with its market that runs all day Wednesday, Friday and Saturday. Staines Market sells a wide range of items, including fresh fruit and vegetables, a selection of multicultural cooked foods, flowers, as well as luggage, clothing and accessories.
For a more exciting time further afield, Staines is also the home of Thorpe Park itself, offering a world of attractions, parks and amusement arcades for a family packed day out, or an exciting day with friends.
Whether you are an artisan food producer or business owner living in Staines, there’s a likely chance you’ll need to hire a van at some point, for transportation, freezing, or cooling your produce. Cole hire offers a range of chiller, freezer and even dual-chiller/freezer vans that can ensure your produce is kept at the correct temperature throughout the day – or night!
Our self-drive vans come in a range of shapes and sizes in order to ensure they fit your needs, whether they be short, medium or long base, low or medium roof or with/without a tail lift. With our specialist chiller and freezer compartments, and range of specialised vans, we’re sure we have the right vehicle for you.
If you would like to talk further, or need more detail or information we are happy to talk you through the process, from start to finish, in order to make sure you are matched with the best vehicle for the job. Take a look at our range of vehicles below:
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