Thomas Hillman

I'm the Mobile & Social Marketing Manager for Zipcar EMEA, having made my way to the big smoke from the fair isle of Jersey, with stints in Durham & Berlin. Aside from tweeting my way through existence, I can be found running, cycling, climbing, playing drums & cooking. Never at the same time though - it gets messy.

Christmas unzipped

The countdown to Christmas has well and truly begun, and London is buzzing with activity! We’ve made a list of all of our Christmas musts, and a bit of insider advice on the best alternative places to do them to avoid the crowds:

Classic Mince Pie

No Christmas is complete without a mince pie! We love the giant pies at Brompton Food Market in Kensington. They’re buttery and boozy and full of spiced fruit, and we think they’re some of the best you’ll find anywhere!

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Unlock London with the Zipcar App

Living in London teaches you to make the most of each and every sunny day, and that with the help of a smartphone and the app store, you can plan a day out at the touch of a button. So, when the sun made a rare appearance this week, a few of us in the Zipcar team knew we had to act fast. A day out of the office was cleared, and armed with just a smartphone, a camera, and a desire to be anywhere but indoors, we walked into the sunshine.

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With so much great tech innovation happening around the globe, sometimes it's easy to forget to look right on your doorstep. Zipcar's own HQ is nestled right in the heart of Wimbledon, and we recently stumbled upon Wimbledon's brand new Tech Campus, aka 'Wimbletech'. It's a home for local startups, a garage for Hackathons and above all, an innovation hub for the London Borough of Merton. Our very own Will spoke to Wimbletech's Founder David and found out a little more about this slice of startup paradise.

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It's a cliché but I love my job; every bit of it is interesting

Meet Mark, aka MarkyMarket. He runs a food delivery business that utilizes the unique benefits of Zipcar to deliver (excuse the pun) the best possible service he can. Being able to take a car at any time, hassle free, is how Mark gets the freshest meat delivered right to your door.

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Rent Moola x Zipcar
These days, it's not all about ownership. In fact, many of us are shrugging off those financial burdens and complexity by opting for access and its comparative simplicity instead. We spoke to Sam Hall of RentMoola, a new platform that rewards renting, and got his idea on exactly what RGeneration is all about.


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Everyone knows that we love cars, vans, and all things motorised here at Zipcar, but sometimes, just sometimes, the old-fashioned bicycle is best. Join us in celebrating the world’s biggest bike race, and watch the Tour de France as it kicks off in Leeds on Saturday July 5th 2014. 

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Edge of Space © SazzyB/iStock/Thinkstock
Apparently mankind learned nothing from the legend of Daedalus and Icarus; no matter how tragic or comic the disaster story, we are possessed by an ambition to fly onwards and upwards that cannot be deterred. 
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The Trout Inn at Tadpole Bridge © The Trout Inn at Tadpole Bridge
On a sunny summer day, we Brits know exactly what to do: at the first sign of sun peeking through the cloud cover, to the pub garden we go. But not all pub gardens are created equal. In lieu of the concrete-floored, cramped and smoke-filled versions that populate cities, motor out of the urban centre to find green, spacious, picture-perfect places for sprawling.

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Thruxton Motorsport Centre © Pete Gibson
There are few greater pleasures than driving. But when we say driving, we don’t always mean the slow and pragmatic pace that rules city streets. If you’re a thrillseeker, there’s nothing quite like UK driving experience days: all roaring engines, full-throttle steering and speedometers that hit 60 mph in just a few short seconds.
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Cardboard Boxes © Robert S. Donovan
It is a truth universally acknowledged that moving house is hard work. Even the most organised and checklist-savvy among us struggle with the trials and tribulations of this gargantuan feat. How, for example, are you planning to move that floor-to-ceiling bookcase of 19th century classics? Or how are you going to sort through that dreaded drawer of miscellanea in your lounge? Never fear, Zipcar is here to guide you through the process with our 10 top tips for moving house.   
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