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 to Sidcup
Are you looking to relocate to Sidcup? 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 Sidcup 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 Sidcup. 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.
Why Move to Sidcup?
Following a swathe of regeneration projects, Sidcup, is on the up and has become a sought-after destination. Nicely placed to the southeast of London, it sits primarily in the Borough of Bexley, 11 miles from Charring Cross. An ancient location, the name is thought to be derived from Cetecopp meaning “seat shaped or flat-topped hill”; The earliest record of the town dates back to 1254.
Whist Sidcup sits well within a quick drive of the stunning Kent AONB, it has several attractive green areas of its own much closer to home; Foots Cray Meadows, Lamorbey Park, Willersley Park and Old Farm Park are all wonderful ways to spend time outside.
If you commute into London to work, Mainline Station in Sidcup is located within Zone 5 and there are plenty of regular services to London Bridge (21 mins), Waterloo East (31 mins), as well as many other stations. Getting around by car can be a challenge especially in rush hour, however the main A20 and the A2 offer access to the M25 and locations up and down the country.
Having such great schools in the area means that families in particular are attracted to Sidcup. But that said, it’s the young professionals, lured here by its more affordable housing who are the most popular buyers currently. There is a local leisure centre and a golf course. Plus, the Queen Mary’s Hospital is just a speedy 5-minute journey from the town centre.
Sidcup is home a number of high street stores and supermarkets, as well as a host of cool and quirky independent boutiques. Those who live in Sidcup can also choose to visit or shop at a number of other very nice nearby towns such as Chislehurst, Welling, Blackfen and New Eltham.
For serious shoppers, the massive Bluewater Shopping Centre in Dartford is just 22 minutes by car and 45 minutes by rail, where you can shop until you drop at hundreds of stores. No wonder Sidcup has increased in popularity. With the winning combination of a convenient commute and so much to keep everyone occupied socially what is not to like?
Sidcup Schools & Education
Education for Sidcup is managed by The London Borough of Bexley Council.
Those new to the area will find a wide choice of schools from nursery through to higher education, all within easy reach of the town.
For Ofsted “outstanding” primaries you may want to enrol your child into Midfield Primary or Burn Oak Junior School. Both are highly recommended.
For students aged from 11-18years, Beths Grammar School and Chislehurst & Sidcup Grammar each have excellent reputations for providing quality education, as does the independent Farrington’s School.
When it is time for students to leave secondary education, Sidcup’s convenient location means that there is a huge choice of FE colleges across the wider borough.
Bird College – Conservatoire for Dance and Musical Theatre is an independent performing arts school and college. Located in Sidcup it provides specialist vocational training in dance and musical theatre, at both further and higher education level.
The Learning & Enterprise College Bexley has been established for over 50 years. It also offers, a wide choice of courses and adult education as well. The college is Bexley Council’s main provider of adult learning, providing courses, guidance, and support to over 8,000 students on courses across its three sites and venues in the community.
Things to do in Sidcup
There is no doubt that the town has become a go-to activity hub for the region, posing a multitude of exciting recreational opportunities such as: One of the nicest green spaces – Foots Cray Meadows. A popular riverside park featuring wooded areas, meadows, and lawns, plus walking paths and footbridges.
The Davis Lloyd Club provides residents with a host of things to do all under one roof. Tennis, swimming, gym, a program of exercise classes and also spa facilities so you can relax and unwind after your workout. There is even a crèche, so the little ones are also fully occupied.
Eating out is something everyone enjoys from time to time. Sidcup provides a range of eateries from English food to Italian, Indian to Chinese plus some great pubs and cafes.
Golf is a big attraction locally. Sidcup Golf Club in Hurst Road in Lamorbey Park is a nine-hole course, a challenging but beautiful parkland course only two miles from the centre of Sidcup.
One for the children. Crayzee Barn is great when the weather is not. An indoor soft play centre. Let the kids run wild on the play frame packed with slides, ball pools, tunnels and more whilst the adults enjoy a welcome cup of coffee at the little on-site café.
For something a bit different, Chislehurst Caves (2 miles away) are a series of intersecting man-made tunnels and caverns covering some 22 miles. Originally carved for chalk used to form bricks for the building of London, later as a munition storage area and then as a deep air raid shelter, it is now a popular tourist attraction.
When you have exhausted all the local attractions there is always our wonderful Capital City to explore, packed with just about every activity known to man.
Homes regularly sell above the asking price in Sidcup, reiterating the popularity of the area.
The local housing stock does offer a relatively good mix of styles, but it is the areas 1920/30’s homes which make up a large portion of homes available. A good selection of these properties can be found along Hurst Road, large and roomy they make ideal family homes.
“In demand” locations include properties which sit within the town’s conservation areas such as Old Forge Way.
With regard to price, flats in Sidcup sell for an average of £252,065, terraced houses £382,328 and detached homes £708,823. This is according to the current Zoopla estimates September 2021.
The most expensive house for sale is a 3-bed equestrian property just east of the town centre. The large home sits within approximately 11 acres complete with 20 stables, yours for £1,800,00.
The majority of residents own their own homes. But, if you are interested in renting, due to there being several colleges as well as the Queen Mary’s hospital nearby, the lettings market is a busy one with the average lease costing between £650pcm up to £2,626pcm.
Popular Places to Live Near Sidcup
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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.