Man and Van WC2
Big Red Removals have over 10 years of experience in house and flat moves within WC2. 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 WC2.
Our Man and Van service is designed for smaller WC2 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 WC2 Man and Van specialists now on 0207 228 7651.
Most of the roads around WC2 are controlled parking, and either parking suspensions or dispensations are required. For larger Removals in WC2 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 WC2 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 WC2 flat moving.
A Little Bit About WC2
The WC postcode area was only established in 1917. The postal district of WC2 covers Lincoln’s Inn Fields, Drury Lane, Aldwych, Covent Garden, Leicester Square, Charing Cross and Somerset House. The local authorities covering these areas are Camden, Westminster and City of London.
Lincoln’s Inn Fields is the largest public square in London. It was laid out in the 1630s under the initiative of the speculative builder and contractor William Newton. The grounds, which had remained private property, were acquired by London County Council in 1895. Lincoln’s Inn Fields takes its name from the adjacent Lincoln’s Inn, of which the private gardens are separated from the Fields by a perimeter wall and a large gatehouse. The grassed area in the centre of the Fields contains a court for tennis and netball and a bandstand. It was previously used for corporate events, but these are no longer permitted. Cricket and other sports are thought to have been played here in the 18th century.
Drury Lane takes its name from Sir Thomas Drury, who had a house there in Elizabeth I’s reign. It was a fashionable street in the 17th century but had become rowdy by the 18th dominated by prostitution and gin palaces. The first theatre opened in 1663. Nell Gwyn made her début in 1665. The theatre, burned down in 1672, and was rebuilt by Wren. Garrick made his début there in 1742, became manager, and passed it on to Sheridan in 1776. His new theatre, built by Holland in 1794, was burned down in 1809 while Sheridan was at a debate in the Commons. The replacement was by Benjamin Wyatt and, much restored, is the present building. In the 1890s the theatre was famous for Dan Leno’s pantomimes and in the 20th century for musicals.
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.
Covent Garden is associated with the former fruit and vegetable market in the central square, now a popular shopping and tourist site, and the Royal Opera House, which is also known as “Covent Garden”. Though mainly fields until the 16th century, the area was briefly settled when it became the heart of the Anglo-Saxon trading town of Lundenwic. After the town was abandoned, part of the area was walled off by 1200 for use as arable land and orchards by Westminster Abbey, and was referred to as “the garden of the Abbey and Convent”. The land, now called “the Covent Garden”, was seized by Henry VIII, and granted to the Earls of Bedford in 1552.
Leicester Square is named after Robert Sidney, 2nd Earl of Leicester, who purchased four acres in St. Martin’s Field in 1630; by 1635, he had built himself a large house, Leicester House, at the northern end. The area was developed in the 1670s. It was initially fashionable and Leicester House was once residence of Frederick, Prince of Wales but by the late 18th century, the Square was no longer a smart address and began to serve as a venue for popular entertainments. Leicester House became home of a museum of natural curiosities called the Holophusikon in the 1780s and was demolished about 1791–1792.