Removals Kingston upon Thames
Our Kingston upon Thames removal and storage services are second to none. Our highly-rated and qualified professionals will take the stress and pain of moving house or relocating your business.
Experienced Home Removals in Kingston upon Thames
Are you moving house to Kingston upon Thames or simply moving across town? BlueSky Removals is here to help with experienced staff ready to take on jobs of all sizes. Our home removals take away the chaos of moving by letting our professionals take on the heavy lifting.
Contact us for a home removal quote and our staff will be in touch with a bespoke plan for your move. We take care of the packing, the moving out, the moving in, and everything in between. Get in touch with one of our experts to see how we can assist today.
Storage Solutions and Professional Packing in Kingston upon Thames
Some moves can be complicated and take up a lot of time and energy. At BlueSky, we have professionals who know just how to pack your possessions so nothing goes missing or breaks. We also have storage solutions in Kingston upon Thames for difficult moves or simply to remove clutter from your home.
Business and Office Removals in Kingston upon Thames
Office removals and business relocations are a specialty of BlueSky Removals in Kingston upon Thames. You need professionals to assist with moving large furniture such as desks or cabinets or heavy machinery like the office printer. Our staff is equipped and prepared to deal with such situations. Allow them to take over your office removals and keep focusing on your business.
BlueSky will offer you a customized moving plan and take care of all the logistics, even packing and storage.
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From start to finish, we’ll help ensure that your removal goes according to plan with minimal disruptions. With our purpose-built vehicles and trained staff members, we’re confident that we can provide you with an outstanding level of customer service and quality.
With over 15 years of experience, there is no surprise why BlueSky is the best choice for home removals and office relocations in Kingston upon Thames. Contact us today for a quote.
Moving Guide to Kingston upon Thames
Kingston upon Thames, or known locally as just Kingston, is one of the 33 boroughs within Greater London. As you might have guessed by the name, the town sits along the River Thames. Located in southwest London, Kingston is an affluent and historical borough that began as a small market town.
Kingston benefits from being a part of London with excellent transport connections highly rated schools, and low crime rates. It has a population of 548,000 residents.
Where to live in Kingston upon Thames
Surbiton – Victorian and Edwardian properties perfect for families with a peaceful environment. Surbiton has its own train station with 20 min ride to London Waterloo. Lots of excellent connections, shops, and restaurants.
Chessington – a nice area with reasonable property prices, local shops, and easy access to central Kingston and London. Popular with families with children due to high safety and quiet nightlife.
New Malden – loved by locals for its green areas, easy access to Kingston or Wimbledon for shopping, and excellent transport links to central London (train runs 5 times an hour).
Tolworth – a great community spirit, decent transport links, and shops in the area, not as coveted as other areas of Kingston.
Thames Ditton – a green neighbourhood within walking distance to Hampton Court Palace and Bushy Park. Not ideal for commuters as trains run less frequently and bus routes serve Surbiton much better.
Current Average House Prices by Postcode
Includes: Kingston Upon Thames centre
Includes: Northern part f Kingston, Ham, and the million-dollar homes of Coombe Hill
Includes: New Malden
Includes: Worchester Park and North Cheam
Includes: Surbiton and Berrylands
Includes: Seething Wells, Surbiton, Oakhill, Long Ditton, Ditton Hill, Tolworth
Includes: Thames Ditton and Weston Green
Includes: Hurst Park, West Molesey, Molesey, East Molesey, and Hampton Court Palace
Average Property Prices
Semi-detached home £932,533
Terraced home £805,875
Current Average Rent Prices
one bedroom £1417
two bedrooms £1721
three bedrooms £1955
Cost of Living Kingston upon Thames
While Kingston restaurants and grocery prices are around 7% lower than London, when compared to other cities the picture becomes more clear. Rent prices in Kingston are 20% higher than in Reading and restaurants are 12% higher.
Living in Greater London, unfortunately, means that rent and property prices will be significantly higher than in other towns across England.
As of May 2021, Indeed is listing 575 jobs for Kingston upon Thames, but that isn’t necessarily indicative of the situation because expanding the distance to within 25 miles, prospects shoot up to 103,290 jobs.
The average salary in Kingston is £41,000 slightly over the national average of £38,600.
Crime and Safety
Due to Kingston being an affluent area, crime is lower than average, and personal safety is perceived to be high by residents. In 2020, crime rates for Kingston were 44% lower than in London. The most prevalent crime for Kingston is anti-social behaviour with rates per 1000 being lower on average than London or England.
Kingston upon Thames is home to 68 schools and colleges of which 49 of them have an Outstanding or Good Ofsted rating.
Kingston University London (KUL) is a public research university located in Kingston. There are 16.820 students enrolled in programs of the arts, fashion, science, and engineering. The university also boasts a long list of notable alumni and faculty.
Transport and Commuting
Kingston upon Thames is lacking any access to the London underground, despite being located in TFL’s zone 6. It is served by the Kingston railway station that had links to Wimbledon, Clapham Junction, and Vauxhall.
However, Kingston does benefits from London Buses connecting residents with the rest of the city. The town also has direct routes to Heathrow Airport as well as Surrey bus routes to Guildford or Weybridge.
Car owners in Kingston benefit from easy access to the A3 which connects them with Central London and south to Portsmouth (via Guildford).
Central London: 12 miles / 25 minutes via train
Brighton: 52 miles / 1 hour 35 minutes via train
Reading: 36 miles / 1 hour 35 minutes via train
Bristol: 112 miles / 2 hours 35 minutes via train
Leisure, Socializing and Shopping
Kingston is considered one of the least like London places that while still being in London. It benefits from more green spaces and larger homes with gardens similar to the countryside. Due to a university being located in its centre there is still socialising that can happen.
Locals enjoy the range of riverside bars, pubs, and restaurants to choose from. There are pedestrian-only shopping centres and lots of walking and biking paths.
Kingston is home to over 300 shops. The Bentall Centre contains luxury brands and shops, Market Place and Old London Road is where you find independent boutiques, and Eden Walk Shopping Centre contains high street shops like M&S and Boots.
Ancient Market Place is open every day of the week with 17 permanent stalls.
Local Services in Kingston upon Thames
Energy Providers: EDF
Broadband Providers: Sky, Virgin Media, BT, TalkTalk, Vodafone, EE
Things to Do in Kingston upon Thames
Hampton Court Palace – a Grade I listed royal palace that was King Henry VIII favourite residency that is today owned by Queen Elizabeth II.
Riverside Walk – a designated walking, shopping, and dining area along the River Thames that is perfect for a night out.
Richmond Park – the largest of London’s Royal Parks and home to wildlife conservation projects as a nature reserve.
Bushy Park – this Grade I listed historical park is second in size to Richmond Park. Open to the public, the park is home to ponds, fishing, wildlife conservation areas, and some lodging.
Chessington World of Adventure – a theme park, zoo, and hotel complex. The theme park is designed around themes of world cultures in fantastical settings.
Rose Theatre Kingston – a local theatre in Kingston that seats 822 and hosts home-grown productions.