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 King’s Cross.
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 King’s Cross.
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 King’s Cross 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 King’s Cross removals specialists now on 0207 228 7651.
Parking in King’s Cross
Most of the roads around King’s Cross are controlled parking, and either parking suspensions or dispensations are required. For larger Removals in King’s Cross 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 King’s Cross 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 King’s Cross flat moving.
For parking and other council information please click here Camden Council.
A Little Bit About King’s Cross
The area was previously a village known as Battle Bridge or Battlebridge which was an ancient crossing of the River Fleet. The original name of the bridge was Broad Ford Bridge.
The name “Battle Bridge” led to a tradition that this was the site of a major battle in AD 60 or 61 between the Romans and the Iceni tribe led by Boudica (also known as Boudicea). The suggestion that Boudica is buried beneath platform 9 or 10 at King’s Cross Station seems to have arisen as urban folklore since the end of World War II .
King’s Cross station, designed by architect Lewis Cubitt and opened in 1852, succeeded a short-lived earlier station, erected north of the canal in time for the Great Exhibition.
St Pancras railway station, built by the Midland Railway, lies immediately to the west. They both had extensive land. The passenger stations on Euston Road far outweighed in public attention the economically more important goods traffic to the north. King’s Cross and St Pancras stations, and indeed all London railway stations, made an important contribution to the capital’s economy.
After World War II the area declined from being a poor but busy industrial and distribution services district to a partially abandoned post-industrial district. By the 1980s it was notorious for prostitution and drug abuse. In the 1990s the government established the King’s Cross Partnership to fund regeneration projects, and the commencement of work on High Speed 1 in 2000 provided a major impetus for other projects. Within a few years much of the “socially undesirable” behaviour had moved on, and new projects such as offices and hotels had begun to open. The area is expected to remain a major focus of redevelopment through the first two decades of the 21st century. The London terminus of the Eurostar international rail service moved to St Pancras station in November 2007. The station’s redevelopment led to the demolition of several buildings, including the Gasworks. Following the opening of the new high speed line to the station, redevelopment of the land between the two major stations and the old Kings Cross railwaylands to the rear has commenced, with outline planning permission granted for the whole site. The site is now called King’s Cross Central and is one of the largest construction projects in Greater London in the first quarter of the 21st century.
For readers of Harry Potter, King’s Cross is where the schoolboy hero boards the train for Hogwarts. The railway station has capitalised on tourist interest by putting up a sign for the fictional “Platform 9 3⁄4” described in the books, and burying a luggage trolley, apparently, half into the wall.