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Removals London to Manchester

If you’re planning to move from London to Manchester or vice versa, you might be feeling worried about the logistics and costs of making such a long-distance journey. At Blue Sky Relocation, we can offer to take all the stress of moving off your shoulders by packing, transporting and assembling your goods in your new property for a competitive price.

With years of experience carrying out long-distance moves around the UK, our movers know how to manage a move of this scale and complexity. Our London to Manchester removals team can offer you detailed advice about your move, provide an affordable moving quote, and secure your valuables to ensure that they’re not damaged during the move.


Moving from London to Manchester

Our London to Manchester removals team at Blue Sky Relocation can manage your move from London to Manchester or from Manchester to London. We can take care of every aspect of your move, or just those parts of the move that you need help with. Our moving services include:

  • Packing
  • Assembly and disassembly
  • Transportation
  • Unloading

We can also provide you with packing materials and advice in advance of your move to help you prepare yourself for the big day. Whether you want our advice on how to pack fragile items and glass or the best types of packing materials to use for different items, our experienced team can help.

Moving from London to Manchester is a big change, and the moving process can take a day or longer depending on the size of your move. Moving from London to Manchester means moving over 200 miles, a distance that can take most of the day to cover before you factor in the time it takes to pack, load, and unload a moving van.

It’s important to work with professional movers for a move of this size, especially if you’re moving the entire contents of a house or flat to another city. It’s easy to underestimate how much space you’ll need in a moving van, but working with professional movers can help you to get this right.

We’ve worked with many clients to manage moves from London to Manchester, including both commercial and residential clients. Whether you’re moving the contents of your home or the contents of an office or commercial premises, our movers can take care of your move and ensure that your new home or office is set up exactly the way you want it by the end of your moving day.


Why choose Blue Sky Relocation for your London to Manchester house move?

At Blue Sky Relocation, we have years of experience completing moves from London to Manchester and other moves of a similar size and distance. Our movers are:

  • Trained, experienced professionals
  • Experienced in moving fragile items and heavy furniture
  • Fully insured
  • Reliable, polite, and punctual

Planning and managing a long-distance move can be stressful even if you’ve done it before. We’re here every step of the way to offer you advice and support throughout your move. Our professional movers can tailor your service to meet your needs, whether you want packing and assembly or just transportation – we’ll only charge you for those services that you want.

Equipped with the knowledge and expertise to ensure that your move goes smoothly, our professional movers can handle moves of any size. We have the skills to think on our feet when the unexpected happens, and if you’re affected by unplanned delays we can work flexibly around you to make sure your move still goes ahead.

We’re also experienced in the packing, transportation and unloading of large, fragile and delicate items including antiques and expensive furniture. Our professional movers use a range of high-quality moving tools, including trolleys, straps, and dollies, to get your items safely from your home into our van and keep them secure during the drive.

By working with movers who have a proven track record of completing long-distance moves of all types and sizes, you can enjoy the peace of mind of knowing that your move is going to go to plan when moving day arrives. Our friendly, professional movers are always happy to answer any questions that you have.


How much does it cost to move from Manchester to London?

The cost of your move from London to Manchester will depend on a lot of different factors, including which aspects of your move you want your movers to manage for you and how many items you need to move. If you’re paying for packing and assembly as well as loading and transportation, this will bring the total price of your move up.

Likewise, the cost of moving the contents of a one-bed flat will on average be a lot less than the cost of moving the contents of a four-bed house. For this reason, the only way to get an accurate quote for the cost of your own London to Manchester move is by providing your movers with an accurate list of the services you require and what needs moving.

The best way to get an accurate quote for your London to Manchester move is to list every item of furniture you require moving alongside the number of boxes that you think you’ll need. However, it’s not always easy to estimate how many boxes of possessions you’ve got, especially if you’re packing up a larger house or family home. If you’re not sure, you can ask experienced movers to estimate for you.

On average, the cost of moving to Manchester from London can be anything from around £1,000 to £3,000 depending on the services you want to be included and the size of your move. Some movers may also charge slightly more if your move is complex or if there are accessibility issues, for example, if your move will involve a lot of stairs or if the property you’re moving to has no nearby parking.


How long would it take to pack and deliver goods in Manchester?

The time it takes to move from London to Manchester, including packing goods in London and delivering them to your chosen destination in Manchester, depends on the size of your move and the details of each property. For example, when delivering to properties with accessibility issues, such as those involving many steps or without main door entry, it may take longer to unload than when delivering to main door properties with nearby parking.

We can break down the time it takes to pack, deliver and unload your goods in Manchester based on which services you require:

Packing: If you want us to pack your house up in advance of your move, this might take 2-3 hours on average depending upon how many things you have that need packing. If you choose to pack yourself, this can take days or weeks depending on how intensively you choose to pack.

  • Assembly: We can disassemble your furniture before your move and reassemble it in your new home or office. If you’d like to include this as part of our moving service, add an extra hour or so to the time it takes to pack and load.
  • Loading: It usually takes one to two hours to load the contents of your home, though the exact time it takes depends on how many items you’re moving and what kind of items you’re moving.
  • Transportation: On average, it takes around 4.5 hours to drive from London to Manchester, although it could take longer than this if traffic is bad or if the properties you’re moving from and to are harder to access.
  • Unloading: We can usually unload most moving loads within one to two hours, depending on the number of items you have and how accessible your property is.

For a basic moving service that comprises loading, transportation, and unloading, you can expect a move from London to Manchester to take around eight hours in total, although it could take more or less time than this depending on the size of your move. If you want us to pack and assemble furniture for you as part of the moving service, this will add a few more hours to the total length of the move.


A few interesting facts about Manchester

If you’re considering moving from London to Manchester, it’s important to do your research before you commit to the move. Manchester is often considered to be the ‘Capital of the North’ because of its size, job market, and cultural influence in the north of England. With a population of over 2 million people, Greater Manchester is one of the UK’s largest settlements.

Some of the city’s biggest industries include TV and film, manufacturing, medical research, and business. Greater Manchester is home to MediaCityUK, a 200-acre property development that’s home to studios owned by some of the country’s major media creators including BBC and ITV Granada.

The city of Manchester grew rapidly during the industrial era in the early 19th century, and this rapid expansion is visible in the Victorian architecture that defines the city centre. In the 20th century, Manchester became famous as the home of dozens of world-famous musicians and bands including The Smiths, The Stone Roses, Oasis, Joy Division, and The Fall.

Today, Manchester is equally popular with young people looking for a lively city with excellent nightlife and families in search of careers and green space. As well as offering excellent comprehensive and independent schools, the city is also home to seven grammar schools. In a 2021 survey by Homedit, Manchester was found to be the safest city to live in in the UK.


Cost of Living comparison between London and Manchester

If you’re moving from London to Manchester, you’ll definitely notice a difference in the cost of living between these two UK cities. London is one of the most expensive places to live in the UK, and the cost of property, childcare, food, entertainment and transportation in London is higher on average than equivalent costs in Manchester.

The most significant difference in the cost of living between London and Manchester for most people is in the cost of property, whether you’re buying or renting. The cost of renting property in Manchester is around 50% cheaper on average than the cost of renting property in London according to figures by

Some other price comparisons from Numbeo show that:

  • The cost of a mid-range meal in Manchester is 14.3% cheaper than in London
  • The cost of a monthly transport pass in Manchester is 55.6% cheaper than in London
  • The cost of a litre of milk in Manchester is 5.2% cheaper than in London
  • The cost of monthly childcare in Manchester is 32.3% cheaper than in London
  • The average monthly salary in Manchester is 24.1% lower than in London
  • Before making a major move to a new city, it’s important to research the cost of living in your new city and plan out the details of your new life: what job you’ll have, what your salary could be, where your kids will attend school.


At Blue Sky Relocation, we can help you to plan and manage a life-changing move across the country by removing the burden of planning your moving day from your shoulders. Let us pack, load, transport and assemble your items for you so that you can focus on the details that matter in preparation for your big move.

To find out more about our London to Manchester relocation services or to get a quote for your move, call us today on [insert number]. We’re always happy to speak with new customers and offer our service, support, and expertise.