Successful South West London Removals are Simply What We Do Best
Nowadays, many people find themselves downsizing when it comes to their homes, either to escape a large mortgage payment every month or to reduce the lease due to the landlord. Whether or not you have been hit by the economic downturn, it is hard to ignore the events that are re-shaping the economy and the way that many people live. But choosing to downsize, while it will save you money in the long run, sometimes requires a good chunk of change up front. Consider all the things you will have to purchase or pay for, and then call Handy Moves to be sure you are getting the best offer available. We can tailor our removal services to your needs and budget, so you won’t go broke trying to save some money. Our services include everything from home assessments to packing and unpacking, moving supplies and delivery, transport, man and van services and even storage. But not everyone will need or want each of these services, so we at Handy Moves work closely with our customers to determine what is right for you – saving you time, energy and, of course, money.
The London Plan, since 2008, has had five sub regions. Before then, there were the same number of sub regions, but they were slightly differently labeled. Whereas today the sub regions are West London, North London, North East London, South East London and South West London, they were once more simply identified as North, South, East, West and Central. Each sub region comprises a number of boroughs and different neighbourhoods and a map of the postcode areas of London is often broken down by sub region. Indeed, the postcode identifiers, such as SW, W, E, etc., indicate which sub region the postcode is in.
South West London includes seven boroughs. They are Richmond, Kingston, Croydon, Wandsworth, Lambeth, Sutton and Merton. Within these boroughs live more than one and a half million people – 1. million to be more precise – and it is the location of 730,000 of London’s jobs. From these numbers, one can deduce that many people commute to other parts of the city for work, most likely to the large hubs of commerce in West London or into the city centre. Since the River Thames runs east-west through Greater London, parts of this sub region fall above the river, but most of it is south of the riverbanks. Fulham and a handful of postcode areas fall north of the river.
The postcode areas that are part of South West London are SW2 through SW20. Of course, the areas that are closer to the city centre and those that are near the River Thames are quite fashionable and expensive in terms of housing. The SW3, SW5, SW7 and SW10 postcode areas are the priciest, which is understandable since Chelsea is one of London’s most exclusive residential areas. Further down the river, to the west in Barnes, there are also some magnificent homes that come with price tags to match. But as one looks further down the map into the southern part of the sub region, housing prices drop slightly, though never really fall below what would be considered average. There are certainly no budget areas in this sub region.
The most affordable places to live in South West London are Brixton, Oval, Tooting, Balham, Wimbledon, Oval, Raynes Park, Merton, Streatham and Colliers Wood, while slightly more expensive homes are found in Putney, Battersea, Fulham, Mortlake, Earlsfield and Clapham. When people visit London, they don’t often think about the tourist attractions that are further afield than the city centre. They tend to begin at the middle of it all – The Tower or Buckingham Palace. But South West London is home to a number of great attractions that draw residents and tourists, even though they are slightly less centrally located. The most well known of these attractions is Kew Gardens, which is home to botanical gardens, research gardens, conservatories, museums, a library and more. Take a guided tour on foot or use the shuttle service to enjoy this fabulous spot.
But there is more to South West London than just fancy homes and Kew Gardens. One can bring the whole family for a fantastic day out to the Chessington World of Adventure to enjoy the theme park as well as the zoo with the little ones or out-of-town guests. The Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Museum is sure to please those who love to play the game or those who love to watch it. Wimbledon is, of course, steeped in history, so this is a great place to learn about the matches that have been played on these courts throughout history. Kew Palace is a manor house, not the palace that its name would suggest, but is certainly worth a visit, as are the National Archives at Kew where you can research your family’s history in Britain or explore some history going back to the Domesday Book.
Once you have chosen your new home and determined the approximate time that you want to move, it is time to call the South West London removal company that will do all the hard work for you – us!. Our number is 02087 467 129 and you can reach us anytime, so don’t hesitate to call now for a free quote or simply to ask a question about your removal
. There are plenty of ways to prepare for a removal, and some people take a more laissez faire approach, but scheduling at least a home assessment is a good way to get a handle on things before it’s too late and things get stressful. For a budget removal, there are plenty of suggestions that we can offer – like donating extra furniture and items to reduce the size of the removal van and crew you will need. But you’ll need to schedule your move with us to get the full benefit of all our years of experience, so call now!.