BlueSky Relocation is a high-quality London removals company offering packing, moving and storage solutions for both commercial and residential customers all over London. Our personalised London removals service is tailored to your needs; our experienced movers are careful, considerate, punctual and adaptable.
Moving in London? Choose The #1 Removal Company in London
As London movers, we serve all areas of London and complete moves both to and from London for our customers. Our professional movers know London well and are experienced in loading and moving goods in the uniquely busy environment that London provides. We pride ourselves on being one of the best London moving companies, and we know it’s our job to make moving day go as smoothly as possible for you.
Local Moving Service
We offer local moving services in London, either moving you from one area of London to another or completing moves within the wider local area. If you’re looking for ‘removal companies near me’, consider BlueSky Relocation. Our trained professionals can handle any move in your local area and we’ll discuss all of your needs with you ahead of time to make sure the move is completed exactly the way you want.
Long Distance Removals
As a professional removal firm in London, we’ve worked with many clients moving to and from London from all around the country. We offer domestic removals all across the UK, and our friendly and experienced team of movers will work around the clock to ensure your long-distance move is completed on schedule, no matter the distance involved.
If you’re looking for a moving company to handle an international move, BlueSky Relocation is experienced with moves abroad and can help with packing, moving, and storing your items. We are a professional relocation company with the experience, training, and capabilities to complete long-distance international moves affordably and efficiently.
Home Moving Services
Moving house in London is incredibly stressful. Our house removals services are designed to ensure that moving day goes to plan. We work with you in advance of the move to plan the details all around you, and we can even help you to pack and store items if needed. Whatever your concerns, we can work together to ensure your house move is completed on time and without a hiccup.
At BlueSky Relocation, we can help you to complete complicated commercial moves in and around London. Our business removals team has experience working within a wide range of settings. We can move expensive office furniture, delicate laboratory equipment, and even specialist school facilities with ease and efficiency. Our dedicated office removals services are designed to take the stress out of moving for you and your staff.
Our moving and storage services are comprehensive, covering you from before the move until after it. If you’re moving to a smaller property or undergoing renovations after the move, you may be considering storage solutions. At BlueSky Relocation, we want to offer our customers a complete service to keep moving simple and hassle-free. Our storage services join seamlessly with our removals service to ensure security and convenience for all our customers.
Proudly Serving Across Greater London
We pride ourselves on being some of the most professional and experienced movers in London. Our removals services are offered across the entire Greater London area, a region our local team know by heart.
West London is home to some of London’s most diverse communities and beautiful parks, bustling high streets, and some excellent schools. Our West London home removals team works across the area, covering Acton, Ealing, Kensington, Hounslow and more. We can complete moves into and out of West London with speed, care and efficiency.
East London is arguably the most up-and-coming area of the city, known for its chic urban high streets and vibrant nightlife. If you’re looking to move to or from East London, consider BlueSky Relocation to complete your move. We service all areas of East London including Clapton, Dalston, Stratford and Walthamstow.
Our London moving service covers all areas including South London’s most popular boroughs, such as Kensington, Richmond, Lambeth and Brixton. South London is quickly becoming one of the most popular regions of London due to its booming markets and high streets and fast pace of life.
North London is as beautiful as it is renowned and is home to some of the most gorgeous 1920s and 1930s properties London has to offer. If you’re looking to move around North London including areas such as Barnet, Camden, Finchley, Islington or Westminster, we are knowledgeable North London movers with plenty of experience in completing moves around this region.
A Leading London moving company that provides additional care
Choose us for your move because we are one of the best London removal companies out there. We always put in 110% to ensure your move goes to plan, whether this means setting off at 4 am or working until nightfall. We treat every move as if it were our own, with care and attention, to ensure your possessions are looked after throughout, and your new home or office space is treated with respect and consideration.
Tips for Moving to London
London is a buzzing metropolis with 9 million people and over 300 languages spoken. By area, it is larger than NYC and comes in as the 6th most expensive city in the world. London is the capital of England and the UK with excellent transport links across the UK and Europe. There are 6 airports for the Greater London area and a seamless system of public transportation.
London is split into 7 main areas based on location. There is North, North West, Central, West, South East, South West, and East London. When looking for a flat or property in London the postcode corresponds to what part it is located in. If the postcode starts with E then it is in East London or SW for South West. These areas are further split into 32 boroughs and the City of London, which is not considered a borough of London.
Locals and previous residents of London have offered some tips to help with your move!
-If you can’t visit prospective rooms or flats, start in temporary accommodation (Gumtree or Airbnb)
-Check the local transport routes and operating hours.
–Check commute times before buying in London.
-Don’t forget to ask about the council tax monthly cost.
-Hire professionals to help with your move for far fewer headaches (Psst, BlueSky can help with that).
Now for the difficult part, choosing where to live. Depending on your job, family size, and social lifestyle will determine the best area for you. Due to the cost of living in London being so diverse below we share the approximate costs for renting, buying, monthly bills, and groceries to give you an idea for a budget.
Cost of Living in London
While London has it all, it also comes with a price tag. It is the 6th most expensive cities in the world and most expensive in the UK. Let’s take a look at some of the costs you should be mindful of before moving house to London.
Renting in London
London is the most expensive location in Europe to rent. According to the government, the median rent in London was double the English median rent coming in at £1,495 per month.
It is common to rent a single room in a home. The prices range from £500-£850 per month on average, but it is not uncommon to see prices over £1,000/month for a single room.
If you are looking to live without roommates then for a studio or one-bedroom flat in London prices can range from £700-£2000 per month.
Deposits are typical 4-6 weeks worth of rent and it is common to see rent advertised in a price per week (pw).
Average House Prices by Area
North London – £806,074
North West London – £855,080
North East London – £564,171
Central London – £1 593,323
West London – £1,261,190
South East London – £576,231
South West London – £821,673
South London – £589,531
East London – £500,464
Council tax is determined by the local council based on the property values of homes. Depending on where you live in London and which home will determine which band (level) of council tax you are on. This can be from £670 to as high as £2000 per year.
If you are watching programmes on a TV or computer as they are broadcasted or watch from BBC’s website then you are required to pay a TV License. It cost £159 (£53.50 for black and white TV sets) for both homes and businesses.
Similarly to everything else in London, it depends. Everything is about location. Here are some monthly averages:
You can choose your own provider for electricity, gas, and broadband. The primary providers of gas and electricity are British Gas and EDF. Some alternatives are Bulb, Igloo, Eon, and Octopus. Bulb is a favourite among locals and an estimated cost of £40-60/month (gas + electricity bill).
Broadband providers in London include Vodafone, VirginMedia, Sky, and BT. Hyperoptic is favoured by most but only available in select neighbourhoods. Their broadband ranges from 50 Mb for £22 a month or speeds up to 1Gb for £39 per month.
Similar to most cities London has Waitrose, Tesco, Marks & Spencer, Sainsbury’s, and Lidl, but it also has a wide range of independent shops, international groceries, and Whole Foods.
For comparison, London consumer prices are 18% higher than Manchester and 6% higher than Birmingham (not including rent). Fresh dairy, meat, and produce can be expensive in London, much higher than the national average.
London is separated in another way for transportation which involves zones. There are nine zones and the first zone is Central London.
Monthly travelcards to utilize the buses, the Underground, DLR, and London Overground changes in cost depending on which zones you need to travel through. If you are only using it to get between Zones 1 and 2 it costs £142.10 whereas if you need to get around all 9 Zones it will be £370.60 per month.