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 Kentish Town.
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 Kentish Town.
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 Kentish Town 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 Kentish Town removals specialists now on 0207 228 7651.
Parking in Kentish Town
Most of the roads around Kentish Town are controlled parking, and either parking suspensions or dispensations are required. For larger Removals in Kentish Town 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 Kentish Town 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 Kentish Town flat moving.
For parking and other council information please click here Camden Council.
A Little Bit About Kentish Town
The most widely accepted explanation of the name of Kentish Town is that it derived from ‘Ken-ditch’ meaning the ‘bed of a waterway’. Kentish Town was originally a settlement along the River Fleet which flowed through the area, and today runs underground. Kentish Town is first recorded during the reign of King John (1207) as kentisston. By 1456 Kentish Town was recognised as a thriving hamlet, and in this period a chapel of ease is recorded as being built for the inhabitants. The early 19th century brought modernisation, causing much of the area’s rural charm, the River Fleet and the 18th century buildings to vanish, although pockets still remain, for example Little Green Street. Between the availability of public transport to it from London, and its urbanisation, it was a popular resort. Probably its most famous resident was Karl Marx who lived at 9 Grafton Terrace from 1856.
Kentish Town Road contains one of London’s many disused Tube stations. South Kentish Town tube station was closed in June 1924 after strike action at the Lots Road power station meant the lift could not be used. It never reopened. There have been proposals to rebuild the station. Kentish Town was to see further modernisation in the post-World War II period. However, the residential parts of Kentish Town, dating back to the mid-19th century have survived and are much admired architecturally. During the London Blitz twenty-one high explosive bombs fell on Kentish Town creating the need for more rebuilding. At the same time, the decline of local manufacturing left the area less prosperous than it had been in the 19th century. Throughout the post-war period, new estates were planned and built. However, because of limited funds, the process was slow. Many old buildings in terrible condition were left condemned but still standing. The area suffered from vacant housing, overcrowding, and high rents.
In 2002 the comedy and drama film About a Boy was filmed in Lady Margaret Road, which is located at the top of Kentish Town. The front house shot used in the TV series Spaced is also very close to Kentish Town. Many of the filming locations used in the 2006 film Venus, starring Peter O’Toole and Lesley Phillips, were in Kentish Town. In 1959 Lady Somerset Road and Oakford Road were used substantially for the filming of Sapphire, a groundbreaking film exploring racial tension in London, directed by Basil Dearden. Kentish Town has always been noted for its pubs and bars. The “Bull & Gate” featured early performances by Blur, The Housemartins, Suede, PJ Harvey, Ash, The Pogues, The Men They Couldn’t Hang, Keane, The Libertines, Muse, The Shamen, Manic Street Preachers, and Coldplay. The pub was the site of the extremely popular and influential six-nightly ‘Timebox’ club run by Jon ‘Fat’ Beast from 1987 to 1992.