A few of the best architects in the history of Britain

Author: Kim Jacobs All about moving and London

Some of the world’s most fascinating edifices are situated in the United Kingdom and large portions of them have been designed by several of the best British architects to have ever lived. Here are some of the most renowned and awarder building designer in the history of the United Kingdom.

Christopher Wren

Sir Christopher Wren is arguably the most prominent architect in British history. He was an alumnus of the University of Oxford and founder of the Royal Society. Aside of being an architect he was also an anatomist, geometer, mathematician, physicist and astronomer, and his work has influence gravely scientists such as Blaise Pascal and Isaac Newton. He is best known for designing St. Paul’s Cathedral in London and for rebuilding the English capital of after the Great Fire of 1666...

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How a removal quote is calculated?

Author: Kim Jacobs All about moving and London

Among the most frequent tips one receives in relation to the process of picking up a man and van company is to fish for as many quotes as possible. This simply means that you should look up which moving contractors operate in your area and then call them to receive an estimate of the costs of your particular project. Thus you will be able to pick up the best deal and not put your budget in unnecessary strain. But how exactly is a removal quote estimated? There are several key factors:

  • Floor space

That designated the actual size of the property that you are relocating. It could be a one bedroom apartment, a mansion or just a single bulky piece of furniture. Naturally the larger the floor space to be moved, the higher the price for the actual removal.

  • Number of movers needed

You are opti...

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Taxi and Man and Van

Author: Kim Jacobs All about moving and London

It is a well-known fact that you can make decent money by deriving your own vehicle. Depending on its nature and size you are able to provide various services. If you own a car you can always turn it into a taxi. Now this is not an easy business to join. First of all you will need to sacrifice the colour of your car and paint it yellow.Taxi There are countries where cabs are not required to be yellow so if you happen to operate in such a country then you are lucky and you will be able to save some money by not paying for a paint job. Next comes another legal matter. Most countries don’t allow freelancers when it comes to transporting people. After you obtain all the necessary licenses and pass all the mandatory tests to become a driver you will need to also join a company. Now you can found ...

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What can you do with a van?

Author: Kim Jacobs All about moving and London

Buy a VanHaving a vehicle of your own is an outstanding feeling. It gives you freedom and allows you to decide where you want to go during your days off. Having somebody to share it with is even better. If your family is big you should opt for a larger car and even a mini-van. Most people don’t drive bigger vehicles because they don’t need to. It is understandable – they take up more space, burn more gas and are harder to maintain. But on the other hand most of them are really practical and there are many uses of vans for instance. If you had the opportunity to drive a van you have plenty of options when it comes to the nature of the van. It can be used to:

  • Transport people
  • Transport Cargo

Well, if you like being the designated driver…

These two are the main options you have when you own ...

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Several of the Oldest Pubs in London

Author: Kim Jacobs All about moving and London

London is home to several world famous public houses that attract both local and foreign visitors by the number. Some of these pubs are amongst the oldest buildings in the English capital and today we will turn your attention towards them.

Spaniards InnSpaniards Inn – Established in 1585, this historic public house is located in the district of Hampstead. For over two centuries it was an underground pub as it didn’t have the necessary licenses. It was in the 18th century that the Spaniards Inn was recorded as a public house. The establishment lies in close proximity to the ancient parkland of Hampstead Heath. In 2007 it was recognised as the London pub that serves the best food while in 2009 it won the award for the best public house in the United Kingdom...

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The Safest Boroughs in London

Author: Kim Jacobs All about moving and London

When you are choosing the area that you will be moving into, there are quite a lot of things that you have to think about before you contact the man and van company to come move your boxes. The overall safety of the place that you will be spending the foreseeable future in should be on the top of your priority list. We have taken the time to gather information for some of the safest boroughs in London so that you can make an easier and informed decision on that question.

  • Kew, Richmond, TW9The safest borough in London is that of Richmond Upon Thames. Located in south west London, Richmond is home to the National Physical Laboratory, Kew Gardens, Hampton Court Palace, Twickenham Stadium and the WWT London Wetlands Centre all of which gather the attention of flocks of tourists from all over the world...
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How to Tour Greenwich Perfectly

Author: Kim Jacobs All about moving and London

The district of Greenwich is home to one of London’s UNESCO World Heritage Sites and therefore is one of the city’s most popular areas. So, why don’t you spend a day exploring it with your family? If you like how this sounds, here is touring schedule that you can use in order to guarantee that you will see the most important sites of the district.

Greenwich, SE10Before you embark on your Greenwich tour, make sure that you arrange all the details with the man and van company that handled your relocation to the English capital. Once this is done, you should commence exploring the museums of the area.

The Cutty Sark is the first museum that you should visit. It is credited as the world’s most renowned tea clipper. It was commissioned during the second half of the 19th century and converted into a sh...

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Five Child-friendly Museums in London

Author: Kim Jacobs All about moving and London

The English capital is one of the most visited cities in the world but not all travelers that come to the city are adults. Here are the most child-friendly museum of London.

  1. HMS BelfastThe HMS Belfast was once part of the Imperial War Museums. It is one of Europe’s best preserved ships of war that took part in World War II. All nine decks of the vessel are open to the public and display items and photographs that showcase the life on the ship. The most interesting areas of the museum are the Shell Rooms and Operations Rooms. Visitors can also get into one of the gun turrets and experience the sensation of a soldier who is protecting the HMS Belfast from enemy attacks. All children aged 15 and under get to enter into the museum for free.
  2. The Geffrye, Museum of Home – Shortly known as the Geffrye, t...
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London’s Most Famous Shopping Areas

Author: Kim Jacobs All about moving and London

The English capital is home to several world famous shopping districts that attract travelers and shoppers from all over the world.

Oxford CircusOxford Street – Located in the heart of London, Oxford Street is home to over 300 stores and designer boutiques. Selfridges is perhaps the most prolific shopping centre of the area. It houses a number of world famous department shops. Oxford Street can be accessed via three tube stations, Bond Street, Tottenham Court Road and Oxford Circus Street. The area is also the location of the highly visited British Museum.

Westfield – The district of Westfield is home to two major shopping centres, Westfield London and Westfield Stratford City...

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The History of Charing Cross

Author: Kim Jacobs All about moving and London

Charing Cross, WC2If you look at the description of any London area – no matter whether you are reading Wikipedia, info produced by a real estate company or the website of the local man and van moving company – you are going to notice that everywhere it is said what the distance of a certain spot in London is from Charing Cross. Having in mind that Central London has so many notable landmarks, it is interesting that namely the Cross has become the recognizable heart of the capital. Let’s see what is the history behind it.

Let’s start with the location. Charing Cross can refer to the nearby by railway station, which is the busiest one in the country, with an annual passenger influx going into the tens of millions of people...

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