Space starved Londoners can now hire car roof boxes when going on holiday

Space starved Londoners can now hire car roof boxes when going on holiday from RoofBoxLondon

By: RoofBoxLondon  25/05/2011
Keywords: roof racks, Roof Bars, bike racks

RoofBoxLondon was started as a result of my frustration in trying to rent a roof box when going on family holidays. With 3 kids in the car we always struggled for space. Desperately cramming everything in the car and packed like sardines there were often frayed tempers and tears!
We did not want to buy a roof box because like a lot of Londoners we did not have a permanent car. We often hired one for our holidays, which may seem strange to many people who do not live in a major built up city like London. But the cost of parking permits, congestion charges, insurance costs and ever increasing road tax meant we were paying a lot of money every week. Meanwhile the car sat outside our door whilst we used our bikes, buses and the tube to get around. So, it seemed logical that whilst hiring a car we should hire the roof box as well.

The other reason for hiring was that like a lot of people living in London we were short of storage space. Our London town house had a handkerchief size garden (usually filled with bikes, scooters and various kids toys). Most of our friends lived in similar houses and even apartments – so none of us ever had enough storage for a large bulky roof box. The first time we went on holiday to France with a roof box fitted it was like a revelation! Space, comfort and no tears. So I decided that it was time all Londoners should be able to enjoy this experience and RoofBoxLondon was born...

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