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Removals to London

When it comes to arranging removals to London, Hamiltons are the experts. Based in East Anglia, we are ideally located to help people moving to the capital from across the UK. We can give you help moving house to any part of Greater London, whether you are relocating to Westminster, Camden, Greenwich, Hackney, Ealing, Hillingdon, Croydon, Bromley, Richmond upon Thames, Newham, Harrow, Barnet, or any other area within the city or on the outskirts. 

Moving to London
It's estimated that around 200,000 people move from other parts of Britain into the capital every year. The number one reason for moving to London is employment, while another reason is the big city lifestyle, with its exciting array of cultural events, nightlife and other attractions. Many people also move here for educational reasons.

Employment - As many as a third of new graduates move to the London area after finishing their courses, drawn by the range of employment opportunities. More than half of all new jobs created in both the public and private sectors in recent years are based in or around the city. As well as people taking up new jobs, many people already working in London decide to move nearer to the workplace in order to cut commuting time.

Lifestyle - A major attraction for many people is the number of things to do in London, from its famous theatreland and shops to the museums, galleries, cinemas and many historic and heritage attractions. The extensive transport system also makes it possible to get around inner London in particular without having to run a car.

Education - London has the largest number of students of any city in the UK, including around 120,000 people studying at the various colleges within the University of London. Many people also embark on removals to London to attend other universities, colleges and training institutions.

Key Districts within Greater London

Central London
The City of London and the inner boroughs are the employment hub of both the capital and the country, with an estimated two million people working here. Many work in central London and in Westminster, where numerous institutions are based near to the Houses of Parliament. To the east of the city, London Docklands and Canary Wharf are a major centre of employment, and to the west many international firms have offices in the Hammersmith and Fulham area.

If you want to live near to your workplace, moving to one of the inner boroughs is an attractive idea, although property prices in Inner London are often higher than in outlying areas. Lambeth, Tower Hamlets, Southwark, Islington and Camden are areas where home prices have soared in recent years, while the most exclusive neighbourhoods include Kensington and Chelsea. Hackney might be one of the less expensive areas, but here, too prices have risen.

The royal borough of Greenwich is one of the most historic areas of the capital, with a wealth of maritime heritage to explore, including the Cutty Sark. Wandsworth is in demand from families because of its excellent schools, while Lewisham is a popular choice for younger people moving to London.

West London Boroughs
People who want to live outside the central area of London can choose from many different districts, including the west London boroughs. Nicknamed "Queen of the Suburbs", Ealing has historic buildings and a major shopping centre at Ealing Broadway.

Hillingdon includes Brunel University, and has a large number of parks and green spaces. It is close to the major employer Heathrow Airport, as is nearby Hounslow, which contains the towns of Chiswick and Brentford. In the north west, Brent is home to Wembley Stadium, and has a large number of restaurants and a thriving nightlife.

South London Boroughs
South of the river are a number of boroughs popular with people wanting to live away from the inner city. Bexley has large green open spaces, as does neighbouring Bromley, which still has some areas with a rural character. Sutton has also retained a village atmosphere, while Croydon boasts a large shopping centre and has undergone extensive urban regeneration.

Richmond upon Thames is one of the most desirable areas for the rich and famous to live, with Hampton Court and Kew Gardens among its landmarks. Neighbouring borough Kingston upon Thames includes the well-known residential area of Surbiton, and the major tourist attraction Chessington World of Adventures, while Merton is home to Wimbledon Tennis Centre, which hosts the world famous championships each summer.

East London Boroughs
East London has seen major changes in recent years, including the regeneration of London Docklands, spanning boroughs both in this area and in the central district. Major developments in the Stratford area inspired by the 2012 Olympics have also been taking place, including housing, the giant Westfield Shopping Centre and the Olympic Park itself.

All this has helped to make the eastern boroughs increasingly attractive places to live. Redbridge is a one of the greenest London boroughs, while Havering is a strong commercial area, with thousands of businesses based around Romford. Both Newham and Barking and Dagenham have high proportions of young residents.

North London Boroughs
North London is an area that's popular with people moving to the capital because of its excellent transport links and wide range of property, including flats and conversions. Some areas, such as the centre of Enfield, have seen major redevelopment works in recent years.

Barnet, one of the largest boroughs in terms of population, includes popular suburban areas such as Cricklewood, Hendon and Finchley, while in-demand residential areas of Haringey include Crouch End and Muswell Hill. Harrow is famed for its great public school, and its hill is one of the most expensive places to live, but there is also more varied housing in the area. Waltham Forest's administrative centre is Walthamstow, while Chingford and Leytonstone are other large suburbs in the borough.

Are you planning removals to London, or looking for removal quotes online for a relocation within the greater London area? If so, get in touch with Hamiltons for a free initial quote and to find out about our range of services.