Big Red Removals have over 10 years of experience in house and flat moves within NW5. 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 NW5.
Our Man and Van service is designed for smaller NW5 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. 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 NW5 Man and Van specialists now on 0207 228 7651.
Most of the roads around NW5 are controlled parking, and either parking suspensions or dispensations are required. For larger Removals in NW5 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 NW5 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 NW5 flat moving.
A Little Bit About NW5
The NW postcode district was originally created as part of the London Postal District in 1856. The postal district of NW5 covers Kentish Town, part of Camden Town, part of Gospel Oak, part of Chalk Farm and Tufnell Park. The local authorities covering these areas are Camden and Islington.
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.
Camden Town came into its own existence in the 1790s. Until then, the area was covered by vast barren lands and fields, especially those to the north of Tottenham Court. The Fleet River which today is non-existent used to flow through the green fields. Along with farms and green fields, there were only two inns namely, “Mother’s Cap” (today known as “World’s End”) and “Southampton” (now known as “Edwards”). The establishment of the city is generally attributed to Charles Pratt, who was the 1st Earl of Camden. He was one among the wealthy individuals that settled in the city and so took part in the development of the town. He initially laid the foundation of developing the area that is situated on the east side of Camden High Street. His contribution is so immense that there is a street marked in his name, located in Camden Town. But the arrival of canals and railways changed the whole scenario and transformed the town into what it is today. The Grand Union Canal was completed in 1820, while the Euston Terminus was finished in 1837.
Tufnell Park was more fortunate than several of its neighbours. Whereas roads and railway lines were sliced through Kentish Town and Camden in the 19th century, they mostly passed through Tufnell Park in tunnel, and Junction Road railway station provided a direct link with central London. The shabby genteel reputation of Tufnell Park made it a standard comic reference in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. George and Weedon Grossmith locate their aspirational Mr Pooter in Tufnell Park (Upper Holloway) in Diary of a Nobody. Julian and Sandy, the camp BBC home service comedians frequently referenced Tufnell Park as did the Guardian newspaper’s Biff cartoon in the 1980s. Between 1999 and 2001, Tufnell Park was the location for Channel 4’s comedy drama, Spaced.