Save a Lot of Money from Your Relocation in London

Author: Kim Jacobs All about moving and London

London is a great place. The only downside the city has is that it is one of the most expensive ones in the world. Seriously, check out the latest statistics and you will see that is indeed the case. Property prices are skyrocketing again after a period of decline, and even if you are just renting, not buying, you need quite a stable income in order to live comfortably in London. The things become even more complicated when for some reason or another you have to move homes from one part of the city to another. The strain on your budget is going to be considerable, but this does not mean that you cannot cut costs from one place or another.

The first thing that you can do is to consider hiring just a van, with no movers for your relocation...

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Everything You Can Forget When Packing

Author: Kim Jacobs All about moving and London

Now that you have found the perfect place to move your home to, the logistics of the transportation of your goods is arranged and the date for carrying out the job is set, you might think that you have a little time to rest. Well, that would have been the case if you did not forget one vital aspect of your removal – namely how you are going to pack your items for transportation. You may leave this responsibility to the man and van company you have hired, but if you insist on doing it on your own, you should carefully prepare. Proper packing can make the difference between successful and unsuccessful removal, and there are quite a few things to look out for:

  • You should get all boxes and other packing supplies in advance...
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Top 9 Fish and Chip Shops in Southeast London and North Kent – Part 2

Author: Kim Jacobs All about moving and London

Here are the remaining entries in the top nine fish and chip shops in southeast London and north Kent. Remember, this is just a list not a ranking so all of the venues are exceptionally good and worth visiting, especially if you favour the good, old British tradition of fish and chips.

Sutton at Hone Fish Bar on Main Road, Sutton at Hone. Regular patrons and local customers have voted this place as the best fish and chip shop in the entire district, so make the time to check out the food – it should definitely be worth it. Specially cooked, extra-large cod will cost you five pounds fifty pence, large chips is two pounds thirty pence.

Fish-and-chip-2Salisbury’s on Salisbury’s Road, Bromley. The place has a twenty eight year history of providing the best possible quality food to its customers...

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Top 9 Fish and Chip Shops in Southeast London and North Kent – Part 1

Author: Kim Jacobs All about moving and London

Fish and ChipsFish and chips are a great British tradition that has spread to most countries of the Commonwealth. In countries like Australia and New Zealand, fish and chips used to be almost a religious thing. In recent years, the popularity of fish and chip shops has been a bit shaky – healthy eating concerns being the main reason for it. Then again – rarely something as finger licking good as fish and chips is expected to be healthy right! Nevertheless, fish and chip shops are the prototype of the whole fast food industry which has spread all over the world, and as such they deserve recognition and appraisal...

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City Living – Reformatted

Author: Kim Jacobs All about moving and London

City living has always been a cramped affair, especially in an overcrowded metropolis such as the likes of London. As always, savvy people have come up with different ingenious ways to overcome the crowding problem through creating more (functional) living space.

One example of (questionable) ingenuity and interior layout is a studio flat in Station Parade, Ealing. Studio flats are a specific type of dwelling where a perfect arrangement of interior features is a must have since interior living space is limited, and there are no separate rooms. So far so good – nothing unusual there, unless of course the ‘bedroom’ is in the ‘kitchen’ which is the case with this place in Ealing.

Right, before going any further with the rental ad description posted by the agency which manages the pr...

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Cheap Housing in Great Britain – Not Really An Option

Author: Kim Jacobs All about moving and London

HousesOwning a residential property in the UK is not too cheap at all, high living standard and general housing shortage usually keep house prices at a pretty decent level. This however doesn’t mean there aren’t any cheap houses for sale in the UK, there are indeed, but in such cases it is location that keeps the sale at a lower price, not the cost of the man and van removal service.

At the moment, the cheapest house in Britain is sold (without council assistance) for mere five thousand pounds. Fair enough the area where it’s at is considered crime riddled but hey, a five thousand pound house in the UK is not something to come across every day. Buying one such place will leave people with more money to spend on other things like renovations lest not forget the man and van removal cost too.

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Things You Did Not Know About London

Author: Kim Jacobs All about moving and London

Have you ever stopped to think about how amazing London actually is? It is one of the largest, oldest, multi-cultural and rich cities in the world. Millions of people want to live here and if you already do – no matter whether it has been so your whole life or you have paid the people from the man and van company just last week – you are lucky. But do you really know where you are currently based at? We have complied a number of facts about London that will definitely make you appreciate the capital even more:

  • The largest palace in Britain, the Palace of Westminster, is a synonym of both Houses of Parliament. It also has eight bars, six restaurants, a thousand rooms, a hundred staircases, eleven courtyards, one hair salon, and a shooting range.
  • By the way, dying in the same Palace of ...
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A Fortress for Sale – Blenkinsopp Castle

Author: Kim Jacobs All about moving and London

Yes, that’s right a proper castle is going on sale for less than the price of a semidetached house in London! Blenkinsopp Castle near Hadrian’s Wall is a fourteenth century structure featuring four bedrooms as well as two reception rooms. The castle could be yours for three hundred and twenty five thousand pounds. If you want to move in to one such home, prepare to lower the drawbridge for the man and van people as Blenkinsopp Castle has a (small) moat, turreted walls and amazing stone masonry throughout the place. The property also comes with its own set of fourteenth century ruins – to the contrary, a semidetached home in London (without any ruins) will set you back about half a million pounds.

The Blenkinsopp family built the castle for themselves in thirteen thirty nine (this is ...

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The Real Treasury of London – the British Museum

Author: Kim Jacobs All about moving and London

If you find yourself with some free time in London – no matter whether you are just visiting for a day or for example when your man and van company is driving your items to the property you are moving in and you are on a standby mode – it might turn out that you are overwhelmed by the possibilities for investing that free time into something productive. If you wonder what you should do first, we have the right answer – go to the British Museum. Yes, we know, it sounds like a very cliché place to be, with all the tourists swamping it all the time, but the truth is that the Museum encapsulates the very heart of the British nation. Also there is always something new to learn here...

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The Shakespeare’s Globe, an Authentic Shakespearean Theatre in London

Author: Kim Jacobs All about moving and London

Many consider the Shakespeare’s Globe to be the most prominent theatre in the capital of England, London. The theatre is located in the London Borough of Southwark, on the southern bank of the famous Thames River.

The theatre is a reconstruction of the legendary Globe Theatre. The Globe Theatre was originally built in 1599 and was destroyed by fire fourteen years later in 1613. One year after the fire theatre was rebuilt but sadly three decades later was demolished. The current theatre was founded by noted American actor and director Sam Wanamaker and was opened to the public during the late 1990s. The Shakespeare’s Globe is situated at about 230 meters from the original site of the Globe Theatre. Henry V was the first production that was staged in the theatre.

Before the constructions...

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