The Best London Removals & Storage Facilities
FlatRate Rules in London!
Choosing FlatRate as your removals in London means you want the top company for local and international moves. We know how to make our way through the roundabouts and the lorry jams of the city on the Thames, and our customer service, professionalism and credentials gives us a distinct advantage over other removal companies in London. We look forward to providing you with a seamless and stress-free move around London.
FlatRate Moving & Storage
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London Metro Areas Serviced by FlatRate Moving
- When Is the Best Time to Move in London?
- What's the Deal With London Traffic?
- Where Can I Find Moving Boxes in London?
- Where Can I Park in London?
- Storage Facilities in London
- Tips for Relocating to London
Choose FlatRate for Your London Removals
We know London.
With an office right in the center of the city since 2012, we know London’s neighborhoods inside and out. And when you hire FlatRate, you get FlatRate. No imitations or substitutes. We cover your entire removal plan from soup to nuts.
In addition to our London office, FlatRate operates offices in NYC, Los Angeles, San Francisco, D.C., Denver, Miami and Singapore, meaning we can move pretty much anywhere you want to go. Distance is not an issue.
Customers rate us as one of the best removal companies in London (and tend to re-hire us for future moves) because of all of the little things that we do to make moving safe, easy and painless. We know that there is plenty to do in London without fretting over a move, and we aim to make removals in London as easy as possible!
The removal process can accrue many unforeseen costs, but when you hire FlatRate, the price we give you upfront remains the price you pay for your move. The only surprises you should encounter during removal are the good ones—like finding pounds in the cushions and old photographs in the cupboards.
If you do need to make changes to the services you require, we’re more than happy to work with you to update your moving plan and provide a new quote to reflect your new needs. At FlatRate, we’re all about a firm, surprise-free move without flimflammery!
Unparalleled training and service.
Our peerless operational staff will diligently plan your entire removal process, from A to Z. This takes the nettlesome details off your plate and reduces your stress. The FlatRate team is well-trained from day one, and keeps up-to-date on current trends and best practices to serve your needs in every possible way. Our expertise in the removal realm is not easily matched.
Additionally, our fleet of transport vehicles are always in top-notch shape, ready to handle any twist, turn, foggy morning or rainy afternoon London throws our way!
London Storage Units: Extra Space for Your Belongings
Don’t clutter up your new home with items you don’t yet have room for. Instead, seek out London storage units. In London, extra space storage is a popular option for your belongings, but make sure that the space you select is safe and secure. FlatRate provides local storage options including
- 24-hour security with private indoor access
- Climate-controlled units available for temperature sensitive items
Your London Long Distance Removal Firm
Is it time to leave Big Ben behind and move out of Londontown? As your London-based removal firm, we’re able to arrange long distance moves in addition to our local services. FlatRate’s long distance movers can get you and your belongings anywhere you need to go—as long as the removal originates within 150 miles from London or one of our branches.
Additionally, your London-based cross-country move will still receive the same great service and attention to detail as you would expect to get from a move across town. FlatRate offers many options to assist with the removal process, no matter where in the world you wind up!
Your London International Removal Firm
If you’re bidding farewell to London and relocating abroad, FlatRate is the international removal firm to help you get to where you want to be. We move residents all over the world—and we can help Londoners (as well as those trying to get to London) with an overseas—or even transcontinental move.
In addition to our London and Singapore branches, (and the eight offices we have in the U.S.) we have a network of 160 agents all over the world who we work with to make sure any international move is as seamless and secure as possible. FlatRate is properly accredited, members in excellent standing of the International Association of Movers and members of the American Moving and Storage Association.
Choose Ease. Choose Experience. Choose FlatRate.
Common Questions People Often Ask About London Moves
When Is the Best Time to Move in London?
London is known for being wet year-round. Late September and early October are usually the most pleasant times to be in London, weather-wise, that is. With mild weather and cooler evenings you’re less likely to avoid the London fog and rainy afternoons. Winters in London are chilly, windy and damp, while summertime brings frequent thunderstorms. Between March and May, weather is typically drier, milder and more accommodating for a move.
No matter the weather, our London movers will ensure your belongings are relocated to your new home safely, rain or shine.
What's the Deal With London's Traffic?
Braving the London roads? Here is a comprehensive list of everything you need to know, i.e. how to drive, where to park and when cell phones are allowed while driving (hint: they aren’t). Additionally, make sure you’re familiar with the congestion charge. This is a daily charge applied to drivers in central London between 7:00 and 18:00 Monday-Friday, designed to reduce traffic and increase funds for London transport.
However, there is some good news where transit is concerned. You don’t necessarily need your own vehicle to get around town. Black cabs are driven by very knowledgeable and licensed drivers who know their way around London, and are certified by the British government. Other cab companies exist, but we don’t suggest using them for fear you may be swindled. And the London Underground (also known as the Tube) is the fastest option to travel within the city. Purchase an Oyster Card for access to the Tube and London’s bus system.
Where Can I Find Moving Boxes in London?
To get your goods from one home to another, you are going to need some sturdy, high quality boxes. There are ways to get these boxes cheap—or even free—you just need to know where to look. Supermarkets will usually give you their used produce cartons if you offer to pick them up from the store or stockroom. Wine and liquor stores are also great places to procure strong boxes for your relocation. Petrol stations have boxes of all sizes, and they typically hold larger quantities of merchandise and heavier items.
Lastly, search the Internet and neighborhood websites on social media to see if anyone is giving boxes away. You’d be surprised with what you may find!
Are There Any London Events That Could Impact My Move?
When the weather is nice, London is bursting at the brim with tourists. From London Fashion Week to the Rugby World Cup, there is always something going on in the city that could impact your route to your new home. This ever-growing list of events will help you stay abreast of the bigger happenings in your new hometown. And as always, ask your local movers about annual festivals and celebrations in town—they’ll know which ones are worth attending and which ones are OK to skip.
Live like a Londoner! FlatRate can Help Get Your Started!
Moving to London? Tips for the Relocater
Since 2012, FlatRate has been the top removal company in London. This historic city has tons to offer its residents, from world-class museums to titanic firms of international finance and the cultural cachet of being Shakespeare’s home turf.
Spanning more than 5,000 square kilometers, London’s metropolitan area is packed with all the components a global city has to offer—just like the major metropolitans you may be leaving behind when you move overseas! That daunting size can make removals quite arduous, but FlatRate’s local knowledge and professional service overcome those obstacles. We can meet those needs with our comprehensive list of services, making us one of the easiest removal companies London locals want to work with—no matter what side of the pond they’re on.
London’s Top Companies
International finance is the main business of London, employing over 300,000 and attracting scores of people from around the globe. The Bank of England, the London Stock Exchange and the Lloyd’s of London insurance market make up a significant portion of that industry.
Beyond the moving of capital, the flow of information is London’s next most important sector. The city is home to broadcasting giant BBC and several national newspapers. With famous department store Harrod’s as the locus, London’s retail sector is one of the largest in the world. The Port of London is the United Kingdom’s busiest shipping center, moving nearly 50 million tons of product every year.
The healthy economy attracts a steady stream of workers searching for opportunities and seeking their fortune. Whether you are moving to Europe from abroad, or moving flats from Notting Hill to Piccadilly Circus, FlatRate is the firm to choose.
London’s Top Attractions
Sit atop the London Eye and see your city spread out before you! Enjoy the rich heritage of Westminster Abbey and St. Margaret’s Church and revel in the dourness of the Tower of London. The British Museum, home to some of most stunning artifacts of the ancient world, is free to all and open every day.
The theaters of the West End are reminiscent of those on Broadway, and offer a wide array of plays, performances and musicals, keeping alive the spirit of the Bard himself. With our expertise in London removals, FlatRate can transport your valuables and fragile items safely. And we offer unparalleled packing and unpacking services, leaving you able to enjoy all the sites and sounds of your new city!
Green space is abundant throughout London’s neighborhoods. Ranging from extensive parks, such as Hyde Park and Kensington Gardens, to smaller garden squares, originally built for the private use of residents in more fashionable districts, but in some cases are now open to the public (such as SoHo Square.)
Check out this guide for some great tips and information on places to hike, picnic and sightsee around London!
London Food and Drink
The food scene in London has come a long way from curry houses and fish and chip shacks. Gordon Ramsay’s eponymous place in Chelsea has held three Michelin stars since 2001. And beyond the fine dining stuffiness, the tradition of afternoon tea is still alive and well in London. Opened in 1906, The Ritz is the ultimate spot for finger sandwiches and Earl Grey served with unyielding precision.
And don’t forget the humble meat pie, perhaps Britain’s greatest export to the rest of the world. Flaky crust combined with succulent meat is a staple food for the thousands of pubs that dot the neighborhoods of London. Ask your FlatRate movers what they recommend—locals usually know best!
England’s Premier League may not feature helmeted athletes battling each other on the gridiron, but the football played on pitches in and around London inspires just as much passion as the NFL does overseas. Pick your London-area team (Chelsea, Arsenal, Tottenham, West Ham, Queens Park Rangers, Crystal Palace) or root for nearby powerhouses Aston Villa, Manchester United or Liverpool, if you dare! And don’t forget to cheer on England’s National Team in FIFA play!
Soccer’s popularity and hold over the city’s populace is evidenced by the packed stadiums and crowded pubs that fill up on match days. The pubs are also home to an amateur version of one of the most unlikely professional sports: darts. And every two weeks in mid-summer, the tennis world turns its eye toward the grass courts of the All England Club for the Championships, Wimbledon.