Big Red Removals have over 10 years of experience in house and flat moves within SW1. We also offer a Man and Van service based on an hourly rate. With this service you get the same professional, fully trained crew as with our removals service.
Our experienced and dedicated team of professional removers will ensure that your move, however big or small goes without a hitch. Big Red has got you covered, able to offer the most competitive Man and Van rates in SW1.
Our Man and Van service is designed for smaller SW1 removals, single items, or 1 bedroom and smaller 2 bedroom properties. Whether you are looking for a smaller complete removal or just moving bulky items from A to B, our experienced uniformed crews will work until the job is completed. All our crews are from the permanent staff of Big Red Removals and Storage so you get the benefit of using our flexible hourly rate, only paying for the actual time the removal takes, whilst still getting the benefits of using a professional removals company. We never compromise on quality to ensure that our service is always the best around.
All moves with Big Red can be covered with liability insurance. As Members of the National Guild of Removers we follow their Code of Practice and you can be assured that Big Red will give you the best removals service in SW1. Each vehicle comes equipped with transit blankets, sofa covers, ties, a skate and a full tool kit. All of our vehicles are satellite tracked, so we know where they are at all times.
All our staff can dismantle/assemble normal furniture, disconnect/connect appliances when applicable and remove doors/windows. With the hourly Man and Van rate, crews have the flexibility to do any last minute packing, additional pick ups, trips to recycling, sofas through windows, etc. We are also able to provide a house clearance service, taking items to charity shops or recycling.
Whatever other stresses you have with your move, you can rely on Big Red to ensure that, from start to finish, the removal process is not one of them. Call the SW1 Man and Van specialists now on 0207 228 7651.
Most of the roads around SW1 are controlled parking, and either parking suspensions or dispensations are required. For larger Removals in SW1 a parking suspension is a necessity. The suspension has to be booked up to 14 working days in advance of the required date. These are booked with your local council online. For smaller SW1 removals, using vans, we can load and unload for short periods on single yellow lines. Otherwise a dispensation would need to be booked, if we are packing and SW1 flat moving.
A Little Bit About SW1
The SW postcode district was originally created as part of the London Postal District in 1857. In 1868 some of the areas of the abolished S district were added. The postal district of SW1 covers Whitehall, Buckingham Palace, The Houses of Parliament, Victoria, Pimlico, Sloane Square, Belgravia, part of Knightsbridge and St James’s. The local authorities covering these areas are Westminster and Kensington and Chelsea.
Victoria was named after Queen Victoria (1819 – 1901), who reigned for 63 years. Victoria and Albert had nine children and 34 grandchildren, many of whom married other European royals. The last British monarch from the House of Hanover, Queen Victoria ascended to the throne at the age of 18 and was the first monarch to reside in Buckingham Palace. Her reign was at times turbulent but she and her husband Albert also organised inspirational events such as the Great Exhibition and ushered in a new age of technology, arts and ideas.
Pimlico survived the war with its essential character intact, although parts sustained significant bomb damage. Through the 1950s these areas were the focus of large-scale redevelopment as the Churchill Gardens and Lillington and Longmoore Gardens estates, and many of the larger Victorian houses were converted to hotels and other uses.
Before 1777 there was no Sloane Street or Sloane Square. To get from Knightsbridge to the Kings Road, a distance of about ¾ of a mile, one would have to trudge across a patchwork of dangerous fields. The route would take them close to the infamous Five Fields which was a marshy no-mans-land and home to brigands and highwaymen. At that time, on the eastern side of what is now Sloane Square was “Blandel” or “Bloody” Bridge, so called because of the numerous robberies and murders committed on the spot.
The name Knightsbridge came from the reference to the crossing of the River Westbourne that was known as Knight’s Bridge, which is now an underground river. Knightsbridge was originally a small hamlet or locality outside the City of London, between the villages of Chelsea (Chelsey), Kensington (Kensing town) and Charing. In the time of Edward I, the manor of Knightsbridge appertained to the abbey of Westminster.