House Removals London
Almost everyone finds that they need to move home at some time in their lives and often on many occasions. This may be when they buy their first home, move to a larger house as the family grows, have to relocate for a new job or maybe wish to down size once they have retired. Finding House Removals London, White & Company have been based in London for over 145 years and can provide a full removals and storage solution.
House removals are one of the most stressful life events with the average person moving home five times during their lifetime. With 61 per cent of people placing the ordeal at the top of their stress list, it is essential to use a reputable company to carry out your house removals. Ideally it is always advisable to choose a removals company that is a member of BAR, FIDI & OMNI, to make sure the company you choose meets the highest standards within the removals industry.
There are a number of things, which you can do to ensure everything runs smoothly.
Tip 1: Hire a reputable removal company
Hiring the right removals company will make all the difference, if you’re after a stress-free moving day. Consider if you would like them to take care of all the packing, some of it or whether you would like to pack yourself. White & Company have been based in the area for over 140 years and provide a full removals & storage solution. As founder members of BAR, FIDI & OMNI White & Company can provide for a local move to anywhere in the UK, Europe or to any international destination: www.whiteandcompany.co.uk
Tip 2: Book your removals company as soon as possible
Dependent on the time of year you are looking to move, planning ahead and booking your removals company is key to a stress free day. If you moving during the busy summer months, you will need to give at least four weeks notice in order to secure your booking.
Tip 3: Get someone to look after young children
Because moving house can be very stressful and also a very emotional time, it is best to get someone to look after young children, so they do not become bored or fractious. The same goes for pets, it is best to arrange for them to go into kennels or a cattery as they often become disorientated.
Tip 4: Make sure everyone is informed
As soon as the removals team arrives, make sure they have your mobile number and you have a number to contact them in case of an emergency. You should also have the numbers of your bank, estate agent and solicitor. Also make sure you have arranged a time to collect the keys to your new house.
You will also have to inform all your utility companies that you are moving and perhaps select different suppliers at your new home.
If you are moving to London you may want to visit www.uswitch.com, to find the most economic supplier in your area.
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Tip 5: Pack a survival box to go with you in the car
This should include tea, coffee, milk, kettle and mugs. Some snacks, a can opener and some eating utensils. Some basic tools and a first aid kit along with any necessary instruction manuals for the appliances you are moving. It is also wise to carry on your person any medication you may need.
Tip 6: Start moving day early
This is the day to set the alarm and get started early, as there will be a number of things you will need to do. Start by stripping the beds and packing up last minute things. Dismantle furniture, take photos of energy meter readings when you leave and also when you arrive at your new home, to avoid being overcharged. Taking pictures of wire fittings on electronic equipment such as computers will also help you set them up properly when you arrive. Set aside the hoover and cleaning equipment for your last-minute clear up before you leave the house.
Tip 7: Make sure your removalist has storage space available
Often when you move into a new property you may want to redecorate or carry out building works. If this is the case, ideally you will want to store some of your larger pieces of furniture until the work has been completed. If you choose a removal company who has storage facilities, then they can store these pieces for you until you are ready to receive them at your new home.
Tip 8 – Check your insurance cover
Do not assume that the removal company you have chosen will have adequate insurance to cover all your valuable items. Make sure you have checked the small print and arrange additional cover if necessary. When using a BAR registered removal company, you will have the piece of mind that they will be working to the terms and conditions of a BAR member, and will offer a degree of limited liability insurance. However, it is highly recommended that you ensure that you have arranged adequate cover.
Having moved to your new home in London you may find the following information useful:
Much has been written about the attraction of visiting and living in London. London’s history stretches back over thousands of years, it is seen as a world in one city. There are about 230 languages spoken here and you will find a wealth of different cultures and communities living in the city. People travel from all over the world to visit its centre and marvel at the four World Heritage Sites: the Palace of Westminster and Westminster Abbey, the Tower of London, Maritime Greenwich and the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Throughout history the people of London have suffered many hardships; plague, fire and two world wars, to mention a few. Like all cities it can be a tough place at times, but its many positive attributes far outweigh the negatives.
Whatever you think about London, it is a fun place to be, vibrant, bustling and full of surprises. It is certainly not a place where you will find yourself with nothing to do. Even if you have a limited budget, there are plenty of places to visit which are free of charge. The many beautiful parks offer all sorts of entertainment such as street performers, bandstands and concerts and festivals. Covent Gardens is another popular location where you can catch a free show. Jugglers, magicians and dancers gather here to show case their skills.
Eating out is an experience in itself. No matter what cuisine you prefer, you will find it in London. There is a restaurant for every country in the world. Shopping is second to none. From street markets selling vintage clothing, to high end designer fashion stores. Again, something to suit every budget. London never sleeps and the bars and clubs are open all night, along with the fast food restaurants who feed the hungry revelers. Culture, art, dance, history, shopping, eating, hotels, pubs, cafes and much more await you when you visit the truly amazing city of London.
If you are planning a day out, below are some of the most popular attractions to visit:
The London Eye – www.londoneye.com
Tower of London – www.hrp.org.uk/tower
National Gallery – www.nationalgallery.org.uk
Natural History Museum – www.nhm.ac.uk
Science Museum – www.sciencemuseum.org.uk
Warner Brothers Studio Tour – www.wbstudiotour.co.uk
Gyms and Leisure Centres in London
Schools in London
There is a huge range of schools in London depending upon the age of your children and where in London you are relocating to. According to www.schoolguide.co.uk, currently three of the best schools are:
Queen’s College London – www.qcl.org.uk
Westminster City School – www.wcsch.com
Harris Westminster Sixth School – www.harriswestminstersixthform.org.uk
St Mary’s Bryanston Square CofE School
The Sylvia Young Theatre School
Wetherby Preparatory School
Halcyon London International School
Queen’s College London
Southbank International School – Westminster
King Solomon Academy
International Community School
The American School in London
If you are moving locally or looking to move to London and searching for house removals London: White & Company have been based in the area for over 140 years and provide a full removals & storage solution. As founder members of BAR, FIDI & OMNI. White & Company can provide for a local move, anywhere in the UK, Europe or international destination.
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Reaching London by road would be via the: A5/A404/A40/A501/A5209/A308. The closest train stations are: Marylebone (0.2 miles), London Marylebone (0.3 miles), Edgware Road Circle (0.3 miles). The closest airports are: London City Airport (9.4 miles), London Heathrow Airport (13.2 miles), London Gatwick Airport (25.7 miles)
Properties in the centre of London have indicated a rise in value of 7.17% over the last 12 months and the average house price at the moment is £1,812,310. You can purchase a detached home from £2,989,711 a semi-detached house for around £3,529,452; and terraced homes for around £3,783,498.
Lee Valley Park Farms in Waltham Abbey, Essex are just the best kind of fun when it comes to a great value family day out. The children will never be bored here, there is so much to do and see. Take a ride on the toboggan run in the Alpine Adventure, enter the World of Farming and learn about llamas, miniature zebu and reindeer. There is a new farm-themed outdoor play park along with a picnic area too. See the trained falcons show and enjoy tractor rides to the dairy farm. Pop into the café and tuck into their delicious farm-made cakes, cookies and hot dishes.
Local Estate Agents
Parkers Estate Agents – 97A York Street, London W1H 4QQ
Tel: 020 7724 4455. www.parkersestates.com
Newington Estates London – 60 Upper Montagu Street, London W1H 1SN
Tel: 020 7724 2233. www.newingtonestates.com
If you are planning to move to London, and need information on schools, planning permission, parking permits or council tax, council planning permission meetings are held on a regular basis. Simply contact: www.cityoflondon.gov.uk
Cable and Phone Connections
If you’re moving to London, and need to know the broadband availability, simply visit: https://www.cable.co.uk/
Because it is so important that your possessions are cared for throughout your entire process, White & Company are members of the British Association of Removers and all services performed are in accordance with European standard BS EN 12522.
White & Company are proud winners of the British Association of Removers ‘Overseas Mover of the Year’ Competition 2016.
If you are thinking of moving overseas, making sure you get the best exchange rate possible is essential to starting your new life on a sound footing. White & Company has an exclusive arrangement with an FX Firm (foreign exchange company). Simply follow the link below to see what additional monies you will receive compared to using your high street bank and to set up a free no obligation account. White & Company/foreign-exchange
Whether you need to arrange monthly payments to service an overseas mortgage, or wish to protect yourself against exchange rate fluctuations and fix the rate for up to a year, we will be able to suggest the most suitable way to do so. Open your free, no obligation account in as long as it takes to stop for a coffee.
White & Company Have Branches In The Following Locations
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