Useful Travel Tips

Author: Kim Jacobs All about moving and London

Moving places, traveling to another country on business or holiday etc. are instances in which people need to make certain choices about packing, luggage, means of transport and other such. In the case of moving house, choices boil down to which items are coming along, and which ones are getting left behind. Any man and van removal company will say that the lighter the load the slimmer the price. The same applies when traveling overseas – airlines will charge more for heavier bags. This is one of the fundamental rules of moving and traveling. There are however other clever tips and tricks that should make the trip there and back more manageable and less stressful.

Airplane-in-the-skyIf you are the travel guide type, instead of bringing a paperback copy of your favourite travel guide, opt for its online ver...

Read More

Origin of the Van and Meaning of the Word Part 2

Author: Kim Jacobs All about moving and London

As mentioned in the opening part of the article, the word ‘van’ although overlapping in general meaning, describes a slightly different type of transport or passenger vehicle in different English speaking countries around the world. Vans are the workhorse of choice for a multitude of businesses and industries worldwide.

Small-vanIn the United States for instance, van is also a boxy shaped trailer or a semitrailer used for transportation of goods. North Americans differentiate between a regular van and a refrigerated one. A normal transport van is usually called a dry van, whereas refrigerated vehicles are known as reefers in American English. In America, the train car carrying people’s luggage is also known as a van...

Read More

Origin of the Van and Meaning of the Word Part 1

Author: Kim Jacobs All about moving and London

The professional removals industry and its lightweight version – the man and van industry relies solely on the use of specialised transport vehicles, commonly known as vans. Ever wondered how the van came about and how it became the preferred tool of the trade? Here is a quick history of the humble work van – the backbone of today’s removal industry.

The English word “van” describes a specialised motor vehicle designed for transportation of people and/or goods. Generally a van is a vehicle that is smaller than a conventional truck, but larger than a passenger car. However, the word van is actually used in different English speaking regions to describe slightly different types of transport vehicles. Originally, the word van was a shortened say and spell for the word “caravan” – the wo...

Read More

The Parks of Camden

Author: Kim Jacobs All about moving and London

As you probably already know Camden is one of the best places of London. It is not only because of its great location, rich art scene and thriving cultural and economic life, but also because of the wide variety of open green spaces of any sort that are located on its otherwise comparatively small territory.

If you have chosen to move to Camden, you can use the time the man and van technicians manage the final aspects of your relocation to go check some of the nice, beautiful and well maintained open green spaces in the vicinity of your new neighborhood, like:

  • Bloomsbury-SquareBloomsbury Square is considered to be one of the most beautiful garden squares in London. It was designed and built in the 17th century by the 4th Earl of Southampton...
Read More

Best London Summer Events

Author: Kim Jacobs All about moving and London

Oh, well, summer is knocking on the door, and if you think that spending it in London might be a bad idea, you are wrong!

If you have just moved your house and your budget is dry (meaning you can’t afford a summer vacation) or you are looking for a way to distress from the whole endeavor while the man and van specialists are finishing your relocation, the abundance of summer festivals organized on the territory of London will provide you with a lot of alternatives.

London is the summer is the best London in our opinion, because you can feel to the fullest how diverse and cosmopolitan the city is. Let’s have a look at some of the most interesting events you can visit:

  • Field Day is held on June 6 and 7 and is the best place to be if you are a fan of alternative, folk and indie music act...
Read More

British Islands That Are Ideal for a Family Vacation

Author: Kim Jacobs All about moving and London

Beyond the shores of Great Britain are located some of the most beautiful European islands. In fact these islands are so amazing that they tend to attract numerous tourists on a yearly basis. Here is a list of the most popular British isles.

  1. Anglesey – This island is separated from Wales by the Menai Straight and is home to some of Britain’s most amazing castles. Anglesey is also one of the most picturesque British islands and offers some of the finest views of the Celtic Sea and Great Britain. The island is extremely popular amongst water sports enthusiasts as it offers a wide range of diverse activities related to water sports.
  2. Mull – The island of Mull is known for its lush and green untouched landscaped. The place is a mixture of nature and history...
Read More

Longest and Most Famous European Rivers

Author: Kim Jacobs All about moving and London

The European continent is home to some of the world’s longest and best known rivers. Here are some of the most famous rivers that are located on the old continent.

The Volga River is the longest in Europe with a length of 3.692 kilometers. The river is located in Russia and flows through the central parts of the country into the Caspian Sea. It is also largest  in terms of watershed and discharge. The river is often referred as the National River of Russia as eleven of the twenty largest cities in the country are situated in Volga’s drainage basin. Along it are located to some of the largest water reservoirs in the world.

The Danube is Europe’s second longest river and is beyond any doubt the best know on the continent...

Read More

That’s How You Make a Removal Count

Author: Kim Jacobs All about moving and London

Follow the simple tips described below, and you will have not a single reason to worry about your upcoming removal:

  1. In no case you should forget to pack a bag of essentials that you are going to need the first night at the new place. When the people from the man and van company unload your boxes, you will still have a lot of work to do on the unpacking and arranging your new home, so it is better to be prepared with a change of clothes, some canned food, medicine and toothbrush that are easy to access.
  2. In order to make the unpacking a less stressful job, you can consider using transparent plastic boxes for the most essential items – those that you will need to unpack first...
Read More

In Order to Move Your Office, You Should Do This

Author: Kim Jacobs All about moving and London

Relocating your office is one of the important things that you are going to do that would determine the future of your company. The faster you carry out the job, the better, because once you finish it you are going to have time to focus on the important issues of managing the development of your business at the new place.

Office-cubesHaving a man and van contractor to help you complete the job on time and with as little disturbance in the business process as possible is of course very important, but in order to make your contribution to the project and the work of the technicians easier, thus ensuring optimal results, you might want to follow some of the tips described below. Having them in mind is going to make your office removal much easier.

  • Packing and unpacking is crucial when relocating offices...
Read More

Greatest British Generals

Author: Kim Jacobs All about moving and London

Britain has fought numerous battles and has emerged from them victors because of brilliant leaders who have commanded their men meticulously. Here some of the greatest generals in British history.

Henry-RawlinsonHenry Rawlinson – Rawlinson was a First World War General who led troops in the Battle of Somme and the Battle of Amiens. He was the first general in history to conduct a night battle and to combine arms operations. During the Battle of Amiens which is also known as “the Black Day of the German Army” he commanded forces which comprised of infantry, mass artillery, mass cavalry and aerial support. Today Henry Rawlinson, 1st Baron Rawlinson is known as the father of modern battlefield tactic and is considered a pioneer in the science of warfare.

Edmund Allenby – Another British general that ...

Read More