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 Gospel Oak.
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 Gospel Oak.
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 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 Gospel Oak.
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 Gospel Oak removals specialists now on 0207 228 7651.
Parking in Gospel Oak
Most of the roads around Gospel Oak are controlled parking, and either parking suspensions or dispensations are required. For larger Removals in Gospel Oak a parking suspension is a necessity. The suspension has to be booked 14 calendar days and 3 working days in advance of the required date. These are booked with Camden council online. For smaller Gospel Oak 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 Gospel Oak flat moving.
For parking and other council information please click here Camden Council.
A Little Bit About Gospel Oak
Gospel Oak’s name derives from a tree under which a host of legendary figures are said to have preached, including St Augustine, Edward the Confessor, John Wesley and even St Paul. The tree marked the boundary between the parishes of Hampstead and St Pancras.
The gospel oak vanished sometime in the mid-19th century. The uncertainty as to exactly how and when this occurred corresponds with the mythological nature of its history.
Gospel Oak was just starting to be developed as a somewhat underprivileged suburb when railways seared through in all directions. From the 1850s compact terraced houses for the lower middle classes were built on land belonging to the Church Commissioners in the west and to Lord Mansfield and Lord Southampton to the east. The dense pattern of building left no room for greenery, except at Lismore Circus. One writer complained that “in Oak Village there is not a sapling of that sturdy representative of English hearts to be found.” The Midland Railway Company even suppressed the traditional Gospel Oak Easter fair.
Two remarkable churches were erected in 1865 and 1901: St Martin’s on Vicars Road – just across the tracks in Kentish Town – which architectural historian Nikolaus Pevsner called “the craziest of London’s Victorian churches,” and All Hallows on Savernake Road, which Pevsner reckoned a masterpiece. By 1924 Gospel Oak had descended to “shabby gentility on the very brink of squalor,” according to John Buchan in The Three Hostages, although others recognised a community at ease with itself.
Bombing during the 1940s and post-war regeneration affected Gospel Oak considerably. During World War Two, the area around Gospel Oak station was bombed, and on the night of 16 November 1940, Mansfield Road School (Gospel Oak Primary School is now on this site) and other parts of Gospel Oak were bombed. The school was acting as a fire station at the time and 4 local residents died and many more injured. The present-day school was subsequently built on the site, and the damaged Victorian houses opposite were torn down and much of the district was rebuilt with low-rise council flats in the 1960s and 1970s. Studies have revealed many forms of deprivation and the area has been the focus of regeneration spending on rebuilding and community projects. The area is poorly served by amenities and is notable for the sharp contrast between its rented flats and owner-occupied houses.