It is well known that moving is one of the most stressful times in anyone's life, so leave it to the best in the business. Big Red Removals have over 10 years of experience in house and flat moves within Aldwych.
Big Red offer a range of services to suit any move, large or small. We can offer a full or partial packing service to ensure that your precious possessions reach their destination intact. Our experienced and dedicated team of professional removers will ensure that your move goes without a hitch. From offering a full site survey for larger moves to flexible hourly rates for smaller moves, Big Red have got you covered, able to offer the most competitive rates in Aldwych.
All of our staff are fully trained, uniformed and experienced but most of all they are friendly and happy to help. Our fleet of vans are fully equipped with transit blankets, sofa covers, ties, a skate and a full tool kit.
All removals and storage with Big Red have a range of liability cover values available. We follow the standard accredited codes of practice and you can be assured that Big Red will give you the best removals service in Aldwych postcode.
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 Aldwych removals specialists now on 0207 228 7651.
Parking in Aldwych
Most of the roads around Aldwych are controlled parking, and either parking suspensions or dispensations are required. For larger Removals in Aldwych a parking suspension is a necessity. The suspension has to be booked 10 calendar days in advance of the required date. These are booked with City of Westminster council online. For smaller Aldwych 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 Aldwych flat moving.
For parking and other council information please click here City of Westminster.
A Little Bit About Aldwych
The name, “Aldwych”, derives from the Old English eald and wic meaning ‘old trading town’ or ‘old marketplace’; the name was later applied to the street and district. It was recorded as Aldewich in 1211. In the seventh century, an Anglo-Saxon village and trading centre named Lundenwic (“London trading town”) was established approximately one mile to the west of Londinium (named Lundenburh or “London Fort” by the Saxons) in what is now Aldwych. Lundenwic probably used the mouth of the River Fleet as a harbour or anchorage for trading ships and fishing boats.
Lundenwic was ‘rediscovered’ in the 1980s after the results of extensive excavations were reinterpreted as being urban in character. Recent excavations in the Covent Garden area have uncovered an extensive Anglo-Saxon settlement, covering about 600,000-square-metre (150-acre), stretching from the present-day National Gallery site in the west to Aldwych in the east. As the presumed locus of the city, Lundenburh, was moved back within the old Roman walls.
The modern street was created in a redevelopment in the early twentieth century, that saw the demolition of the old Wych Street and the construction of Australia House (built 1913-18) and Bush House (completed in 1925). A statue of the nineteenth-century prime minister, William Ewart Gladstone, was installed in 1905 near St. Clement Danes church.
On 18 February 1996, a bomb detonated prematurely on a Number 171 bus travelling along Aldwych, killing Edward O’Brien, the IRA operative transporting the device; it also injured four others.