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 Kennington.
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 Kennington.
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 Kennington.
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 Kennington removals specialists now on 0207 228 7651.
Parking in Kennington
Most of the roads around Kennington are controlled parking, and either parking suspensions or dispensations are required. For larger Removals in Kennington a parking suspension is a necessity. The suspension has to be booked 14 days in advance of the required date. These are booked with Lambeth council online. For smaller Kennington 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 Kennington flat moving.
For parking and other council information please click here Lambeth Council.
A Little Bit About Kennington
Edward III gave the manor of Kennington to his oldest son Edward “the Black Prince” in 1337, and the prince then built a large royal palace between what is nowCardigan Street and Sancroft Street. Parliament met in the palace in 1340 and 1342, and Geoffrey Chaucer, the inventor of the printing press, was employed at Kennington as Clerk of Works in 1389. He was paid 2 shillings (now 10p) a day. The palace was often used by royalty, including King Richard II and Catherine of Aragon, later wife of Henry VIII, who demolished the palace in 1531 so that he could use the the building material for his new palace in Whitehall. However, much of Kennington continued to be owned by monarch’s elder sons (the Princes of Wales and Dukes of Cornwall) to the present day.
(The Black Prince was a fierce and successful warrior who played a key role in the 100 years war against the French, winning an astonishing victory against the odds at Poitiers. He died in 1376, just shortly before his father also died. The prince’s 10 year old son, Richard II, then inherited the crown.)
London’s development gathered pace in the 1600s – as so did Vauxhall’s. The separate cities of Westminster and London both expanded and met at Temple Bar – although the City of London was devastated by the “Great Fire” of 1666. Meanwhile, south of the river, a wide range of entertainments began to thrive. The theatre, circus and music hall became increasingly well established over the years. The first and most prominent development was the opening of the Vauxhall Pleasure Gardens in 1661, which went on to reach the height of their popularity in the early 1800s, with 20,000 visiting on one night in 1826.
The area then became the home of the world’s first modern circus. Cavalry officer Sergeant Major Philip Astley performed equestrian stunts in the Vauxhall Pleasure Gardens before setting up a riding school near Westminster Bridge. He found that dramatic stunts could be mounted using the centripetal force created by a horse cantering round inside a ring – and that the ideal diameter of the ring was – and still is – 13 metres. He initially used the stunts to publicise his riding school but they became so popular that the circus was established as an attraction in itself in 1772, and was then copied around the world. The circus was situated just south of Westminster Bridge, on land now occupied by St Thomas’