Moving with Us in 4 Easy Steps!
We feel it is important that you know exactly what your moving costs will be upfront with no nasty surprises.
Our surveyor will conduct a detailed pre-move survey to ascertain the volume of effects being moved.
The surveyor will either visit your home or conduct a video survey and note any items you want to transfer.
There will also be an opportunity to discuss any special requirements or questions you may have.
Once the consultation has been carried out, a free no obligation written quotation will follow within 48 hours.
Our quotation will outline exactly what is covered, as per your instructions and a price.
If you are not quite at the stage of wanting to receive a home visit you can still take advantage of our Guesstimate tool.
Just complete the quick estimate form on our website to get an approximate idea of the costs involved.
Having been specialists in removals for so long, we can assure you that there is nothing we have not moved before.
You can rest assured that your personal belongings will be well protected and safe throughout the transportation process.
When you choose the option of a full packing service, everything will be wrapped, packed and listed on a detailed inventory before being loaded onto the vehicle.
A copy of the inventory will follow shortly after.
4 Moving & Storage
White & Company is also able to provide flexible storage solutions for all your needs.
Whether that be storage while you have building works carried out on your new home or while you live in rented accommodation for a period of time.
Whatever your storage needs may be we can help. We offer a range of different sized units with competitive prices, easy access in safe, dry and secure personally dedicated storage containers.
Removals Company Chelsea for the Local Area
Are you looking to relocate to Chelsea? Moving home is not something we do regularly with there often being a few years between each move.
As such, we can often lose sight of the number of belongings we accumulate on the way and come time to relocate, there is so much to organise.
This is where enlisting the services of a reliable removal company is crucial.
White & Company is a family-owned business with over 150 years of service to the Chelsea community.
We offer a tailor-made, reliable and professional service at a competitive price.
Our trained crews have tackled all sorts of challenges and can wrap, pack, and transport your personal belongings with minimum fuss and delay.
Should you require it, White & Company can also offer the storage of some or all your effects.
We have 19 storage facilities across the UK, offering clean, modern, easily accessible storage provision.
We serve all towns and villages around Chelsea. To find out more about how we can get your dream move underway don’t hesitate to give us a call today for a free home survey and quotation.
White & Company has 19 branches located across the UK from the Channel Islands to Scotland and a network of industry partners.
This extensive relocation network allows us to provide the perfect removal solutions no matter where you’re moving.
Through hard work, commitment, and excellent service, we are now one of the industry’s largest removal companies.
We have 265 specialist vehicles, fully trained and security-cleared removal staff and 19 secure storage locations across the UK.
Why Move to Chelsea?
Widely considered the centre of London, Chelsea is located in a very wealthy area indeed.
The word Chelsea means ‘chalk wharf’. Of Anglo-Saxon in origin, historically there was a thriving Anglo-Saxon community based in the area.
The Ancient Parish subsequently became a Metropolitan Borough before being joined with Kensington in 1965, to form the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea.
The district lies on the borders of South Kensington and Knightsbridge and Fulham to the west, plus the Thames River to its south and Belgravia to the east.
Chelsea has earned itself a reputation for opulence due to its incredibly high property prices, luxury hotels, Michelin-starred fine dining, and top-notch shopping.
The area is also home to the world-renowned Harrods department store, whilst King’s Road and Sloane Street provide their fair share of high-end retail opportunities too.
It certainly is an iconic destination and also provides residents with plenty to do and see.
Surprisingly for such a large city, one of the most appealing things about moving to Chelsea is that it is a very low crime area. In fact, the area does not even rank on the London Metropolitan Police Crime Figures.
With 6 beautiful parks close by, almost one for every day of the week and all London’s popular attractions just a quick hop away, there is no time to be bored.
The list of celebrities, past and present who have called the area home is endless among them are Freddie Mercury, Agatha Christie, AA Milne, Eric Clapton, Mick Jagger, Sir Laurence Olivier, and Vivian Leigh.
Whether it is for work or pleasure, you can actually walk into London however, public transport is excellent.
Although Chelsea does not have its own tube station, the closest one is Sloan Square, offering frequent services all over the city.
Chelsea Flower Show was first held here in 1913 and continues to attract hundreds of thousands of keen gardeners each year.
It is also home to one of England’s most successful and one of the richest football clubs, Chelsea FC.
For those who can afford it, Chelsea is undoubtedly among one of the best places in the whole of London to live. Safe, multicultural, a great base to get to all areas of the city and set in attractive surroundings.
Chelsea Schools & Education
Another of Chelsea’s great attributes is its education provision. Because Chelsea is such an affluent area, there is absolutely no shortage of high-performing fee-paying schools.
21 private schools are dotted around the district teaching children from nursery age right through to 18 years.
To cater for children from other nationalities, there are also several European schools such as the Lycee Francais Charles de Gaulle. A French co-educational primary and secondary independent day school.
That said, state schools perform very nicely too. 8 out of the 13 closest state schools are said to be “outstanding” and the remaining 5 are rated as “good” by Ofsted, quite an achievement.
Of course, with everything so easily reached older students have a huge choice of both further education colleges and universities.
One mile from Chelsea is the prestigious Imperial College London (legally named Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine). Established by Royal Charter in 1907, the college focuses exclusively on science, technology, medicine, and business. The main campus is located in South Kensington.
Imperial has an international community, with more than 59% of students from outside the UK and 140 countries represented on campus.
Among all the usual worries that relocating brings, if you are moving to Chelsea, it is a given that your children will have access to excellent schools from nursery to higher education.
Things to do in Chelsea
Finding yourself with spare time to fill opens up a world of opportunity when you live in Chelsea.
The great thing about this location is that it is changing all the time, there are always new restaurants, cafes, and shops to discover.
There is so much to do, see and experience, it can be overwhelming. Here are just a few of the things on hand to entice residents and visitors:
Kings Road. The place to be for fashion. One of London’s premier clothes shopping areas, offering a huge range of boutiques, designer clothing stores and expensive restaurants.
Chelsea Market: Sitting close to the famous Saatchi Gallery, the market features an assortment of food stalls and artisanal products. There is no better way to sample cuisine from across the world than Chelsea Market.
Battersea Park: Just outside Chelsea, Battersea Park is perfect all year round. A lovely green space providing a boating lake, landscaped gardens, and a zoo. Great for all ages.
Design Museum: Just next door in neighbouring Kensington, this interesting museum celebrates contemporary design and innovation. In 2018, the museum won the European Museum of the Year Award.
The National Army Museum: Located in nearby Chelsea Barracks, this museum offers a comprehensive look at the history of the British Army, featuring exhibits on everything from military hardware to personal stories.
Saatchi Gallery: Known globally, this incredible gallery is packed with contemporary art. It is a platform for new artists who can exhibit their pieces in regular thought-provoking exhibitions.
The bonus is that the gallery is housed in a stunning Georgian building. Of course, the wider London area is stuffed with exciting things to do and see, there truly is something for everyone here.
Some attractions are free, so you don’t need a huge budget when you visit one of the world’s most incredible cities.
Much of Chelsea and neighbouring Knightsbridge is owned by Earl Cadogan, through the Cadogan Estates.
Dig deep is the mantra here. Prime residential real estate does not come cheap. In fact, very little that is for sale is under the £1,000,000 mark.
Many of the high-end homes are in demand with overseas buyers, particularly Americans and they are willing to pay the massive price tags these homes demand.
Unfortunately, homes in Chelsea are more often than not for the mega-rich, however, there are some properties which although small, come in under £300,000. Mostly studios and one-bedroom apartments.
An ever-increasing option is shared ownership. The Government has built in a proviso with new build developments ensuring a percentage of properties sold are given over to some kind of help-to-buy scheme, thereby ensuring local people get a chance to get onto the property ladder.
It may not be impossible to own your own home in Chelsea after all.
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