Big Red Removals have over 10 years of experience in house and flat moves within W2. 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 W2.
Our Man and Van service is designed for smaller W2 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 W2. 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 W2 Man and Van specialists now on 0207 228 7651.
Most of the roads around W2 are controlled parking, and either parking suspensions or dispensations are required. For larger Removals in W2 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 W2 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 W2 flat moving.
A Little Bit About W2
The W postcode area is a group of postcode districts covering part of central and part of west London. The postal district of W2 covers Paddington, Bayswater, Hyde Park, Westbourne Grove, Little Venice and Notting Hill. The local authorities covering these areas are Westminster and Kensington and Chelsea.
In the 18th century Paddington was famous for its gardens when The Count and Countess de Vandes established notable gardens at Bayswater and the Hon Charles Greville, founder of the Royal Horticultural Society, lived in Paddington Green. One of Britain’s greatest engineers and a small bear from Peru are Paddington’s best-loved characters. Isambard Kingdom Brunel designed the station in 1847 and both are celebrated with statues on Paddington station.
Bayswater was initially developed as a fashionable residential suburb when, in 1827, the surveyor to the Bishop of London laid out the area between Praed Street, Edgware Road and Bayswater Road. This layout consisted of an inter-related pattern of wide streets, crescents and squares planned on either sides of the main boulevards- Westbourne Terrace and Sussex Gardens.
Westbourne is one of London’s most cosmopolitan areas with a very diverse local population: in addition to the ancestral Britons, there is a significant Arab population towards Edgware Road, a large Greek community attracted by London’s Greek Orthodox Cathedral, many Americans and London’s main Brazilian community.
According to one story, the poet Robert Browning, who lived in the area from 1862 to 1887, coined the name Little Venice. However this was disputed by Lord Kinross in 1966 and by London Canals. Both assert that Lord Byron humorously coined the name, which now applies more loosely to a longer reach of the canal system.
The origin of the name “Notting Hill” is uncertain though an early version appears in the Patent Rolls of 1356 as Knottynghull, while an 1878 text, Old and New London, reports that the name derives from a manor in Kensington called “Knotting-Bernes,”, “Knutting-Barnes,” or “Nutting-barns”, and goes on to quote from a court record during Henry VIII’s reign that “the manor called Notingbarons, alias Kensington, in the parish of Paddington, was held of the Abbot of Westminster.” For years, it was thought to be a link with Canute, but it is now thought likely that the “Nott” section of the name is derived from the Saxon personal name Cnotta, with the “ing” part generally accepted as coming from the Saxon for a group or settlement of people.