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.
Are you looking to relocate to Kensington? Moving home is not something we do on a regular basis 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 lots to organise.
This is where enlisting the services of a reliable removals company is crucial. White & Company are a family-owned business with over 150 years’ servicing the Kensington 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 offer storage of some or all your effects also. We have 19 storage facilities across the UK, offering clean, modern, easily accessible storage provision.
We serve many towns around Kensington. To find out more about how we can get your dream move underway do not hesitate to give us a call today for a free home survey and quotation.
About White & Company & Top Tips When Moving
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 are moving.
Through hard work, commitment, and excellent service, we are now one of the industry’s largest removal companies. We have 265 specialist vehicles, full trained and security cleared removals staff and 19 storage locations across the UK.
Top Tips When Moving
1 Plan as early as possible and contact a removals company
2 Use a BAR registered removals company
3 Select a removals company that has storage capabilities
4 Check what insurance is required
5 Use a removals company with multiple vehicles
Why Move to Kensington?
Even if you have never visited this very posh part of London you most likely would have heard of its reputation as being amongst the most expensive place to live in the capital.
Bearing testimony to this fact are its concentration of very wealthy residents, many of whom are not actually from the UK but are expats from other countries, most especially France and some who hail from as far as Russia, the Middle East and Asia.
Wedged between Chelsea and Hyde Park the district is surrounded by museums, galleries, and other landmarks such as the Royal Albert Hall and the Royal College of Art.
With the likes of Harrods and Harvey Nichols on the doorstep it’s no wonder Kensington has earned a reputation as one of the capital’s most desirable neighbourhoods.
Kensington sits in the Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea. Having been given ‘Royal’ status in 1901. It has been home to the monarchy since 1689. Their well- tended gardens at Kensington Palace are open to the public.
The focus of the area is Kensington High Street, a busy commercial centre with many shops, as you would imagine which are typically upmarket.
The high street has several times been declared among London’s best, due to its wide range and number of shops, however this in contention now as large super malls such as Westfields have taken over.
Dominating the area is the period architecture found in many of its commercial and residential properties, the majority of which is European influenced by French and Dutch designs and incredibly expensive.
Set amid pretty squares and tree lined streets certainly adds to Kensington’s affluent atmosphere. However just to purchase a permanent spot to park your car costs in the region of £165,000.
Being in the thick of everything means you can get practically anywhere in central London with ease. Kensington falls within Zone 1 and is served by the Circle and District lines.
Busses are plentiful and regular, serving most of central London. Whilst not advisable, as Kensington tends to be very traffic heavy, but when necessary, the local A4 leads out to the M4 and the A40 also offers access to the west of the UK.
Wherever you live in Kensington, you are never far from nature or culture so a night out on the town offers a myriad of choice with regard to entertainment and the late busses mean you can enjoy that extra glass of wine!
So, if you are one of the lucky people who can actually afford to either purchase or lease a home in Kensington, you are very fortunate indeed and can look forward to having access to the highest standard of living.
Kensington Schools & Education
As those who live in Kensington generally expect the best of everything, education provision is naturally, of the highest standard.
The Kensington & Chelsea Borough Council’s education department finances state schools and there are a number of them in the local area.
The local College Park School and Jack Tizard School both provide education for children with a range of learning disabilities.
For primary aged children there are several “outstanding” schools in the vicinity including St Barnabas and St Philip’s C of E Primary School, Fox Primary School and Our Lady of Victories RC Primary School.
High school aged students can attend the “outstanding” Holland Park School. A highly regarded, coeducational secondary school and sixth form located in Holland Park. In 2013, attained academy status.
There are two colleges nearby, Kensington & Chelsea College and St Charles Catholic Sixth Form College although a whole raft of other FE colleges are dotted throughout London.
Seven universities serve the borough directly, and among them is the main campus of the very prestigious Imperial College London.
Things to do in Kensington.
You will never run out of things to do.
You will rarely need to leave the neighbourhood if you don’t want to since within the borough there are many of London’s main tourist attractions and landmarks:
Brompton Oratory – www.bromptonoratory.co.uk
Kensington Palace – www.hrp.org.uk/kensington-palace
Royal Albert Hall – www.royalalberthall.com
Saatchi Gallery – www.saatchigallery.com
The Natural History Museum – www.nhm.ac.uk
The Science Museum – www.sciencemuseum.org.uk
Victoria & Albert Museum – www.vam.ac.uk
Leighton House Museum – www.rbkc.gov.uk
Being one of the world’s most visited cities means that London has something for everyone.
History and culture to fine food and architecture. With such diversity, London’s cultural dynamism makes it among the world’s most international cities and a veritable playground for those who reside here.
The properties in modern Kensington are very characterful and the area has been very well preserved.
New developments have been built and indeed still are but, they have to go through a strict planning approval process to ensure they fit in with the general feel of the area.
Kensington poses quite a challenge when finding a good deal on housing.
Stunning homes and prestigious residential districts are the order of the day here, with the average property selling for a cool £2,215,920.
Holland Park has a selection of premium properties, but do not expect to get much change out of £2,700,000.
Argyll Road, Stafford Terrace, The Velotten Estate and Victoria Road are also where properties are extremely high in price and popularity.
If you are looking for a rare bargain, currently on the market and based on a “cash only” purchase is a large well-proportioned one-bedroom flat selling for £325,000.
Renting is very popular as much of the market is taken up by the areas migratory residents who come and go frequently.
Rental prices in Kensington vary tremendously, ranging from £1870 – £30,000 per month, with the average being £4720 per month.
Stats as per Zoopla estimates
Popular Places to Live near Kensington
- Earl’s Court
What Others Say…
Wayne Middleton and Brian Witherford were professional and extremely helpful. Did a brilliant job. Would recommend Whites to anyone. Thanks very much.
Have used this company regularly for 5 years including my time in the armed forces. They are professional and efficient. Will use them again on our next move.
The move went very smoothly and they were very polite.
Â A very smooth move by White and Co. The team worked very hard and were polite, professional and helpful.