Looking for an Easy East London Move? Look at Handy Moves for All Your Removal Needs
When you are getting ready to move from one home to another, or to move from one office space to another, it is important that you don’t just jump right in. You could find yourself overwhelmed, over budget and overextended. The first thing you should do when you know a removal East London is on your horizon is to take a look around at your belongings. Look at everything, including the furniture, and determine whether or not you really want or need it in your new place. By freeing yourself, whether through donation, binning or selling, of a number of items, you will be able to start fresh in the new place and decorate the way you want. Plus, you could save money on the moving vehicle, the storage unit and the number of boxes and packing supplies you will need to purchase.
Having a look around for yourself is always a good idea. But you could also have us take a look around as well. This is called a home assessment and our professional movers can complete one quickly and easily. This assessment will give you a good idea of how many boxes to purchase, what size storage space you will need and even how many crew members and what size moving vehicle will be the best options for you. It is a worthwhile investment to make your removal come off without a hitch.
East London could be many things. It could be the eastern half of Greater London; it could be the former sub region, as determined by the London Plan; or it could be a part of the capital city that generally lies east of the city centre. The London Plan is a planning document that was first written by the city’s mayor in 2004. When it was first completed, the document contained five sub regions: North, South, East, West and Central. In 2008, however, the document was revisited and the sub regions were changed. The whole idea of the plan is to act as a strategy for spatial development and one of the objectives is to make the city a better place to live. So in 2008, the sub regions were changed to reflect these objectives and now include five sub regions, listed as West, North, North East, South West and South East.
But that doesn’t mean that East London no longer exists. It formerly included a population of nearly 2 million people, who now live in either North East London or South East London, according to the new plan. The former designation included the boroughs of Bexley, Barking and Dagenham, Greenwich, the City of London, Lewisham, Havering, Newham, Hackney, Tower Hamlets and Redbridge. Today, the combined sub regions of South East and North East London comprise the boroughs of Barking & Dagenham, Havering, the City of London, Newham, Redbridge, Tower Hamlets, Waltham Forest, Bexley, Bromley, Lewisham, Greenwich and Southwark. These two sub regions today are home to 2.7 million people and 1.4 million jobs.
The former East sub region was also home to the London portion of the Thames Gateway zone. This is an important part of London’s plan for redevelopment and regeneration of many of the city’s least-developed areas. The Thames Gateway zone stretches from inner east London seventy kilometres on either side of the Thames Estuary and the River Thames. Much of the area consists of brownfields and is considered development opportunities for the city. It extends beyond Greater London into non-metropolitan districts and all the way to the coast.
While Central London is home to the nation’s most important buildings, like the seats of Government, the Law Courts and Parliament, as well as many cultural attractions, East London also has its fair share of great places to visit. Take your guests or the kids to see Christ Church Spitalfields or the Rio Cinema. The Bethnal Green Museum of Childhood is sure to entertain, as will Sutton House. Another theatre in East London is Hackney Empire, built back in 1901 and hosting the great Charlie Chaplin a number of times. For more contemporary entertainment, head to the Electric Blue Gallery, the Mpeke Fine Art Studio, or the White Cube. You could also see what the Geffrye Museum has on display about English interior design and visit the Whitechapel Art Gallery, which has been an East End institution since 1901.
While the London Plan may have changed its definition of East London, dropping it from the map, this part of the capital city has plenty to offer its residents and visitors. And the fact that it is an area full of development opportunities means that there are plenty of affordable places to live in East London as well. Specifically in South East London, one can find a number of areas that are considered “budget”, such as Dulwich, Crystal Palace and Brixton. Clapton, Hackney, Bethnal Green and Leytonstone, as well as Walthamstow and Wouth Woodford are also very affordable parts of the city. The postcode areas, beginning with E, in East London, have few very expensive areas other than Whitechapel and Isle of Dogs. Docklands is another pricey area, but there are plenty of places to find affordable housing as well.
Ease your way into your East London move by giving yourself enough time to research your removal needs. Throwing things into boxes and piling them into the back of the car is a guaranteed recipe for disaster, whether in the form of broken items or stress. Call in the team from Handy Moves and you are sure to find yourself much more relaxes than otherwise, especially when you consider all the combined years of experience that our crew members have. While you can’t always buy peace of mind, you can come pretty close when you hire Handy Moves for your East London move. And you’ll be pleased to find that it won’t cost you an arm and a leg!.