* This article was originally published on 4th July 2017 but has now been updated on 14th March 2018
With hundreds, if not thousands, of removal companies in London, how do you know which are the best for your move?
Here’s our list of the top moving firms in and around the capital, based on value for money, service, reputation and price.
(They’re listed alphabetically by the area they’re based in, but bear in mind that most of these companies cover all of Greater London.)
Or, if you’re ready to move and you don’t want to view dozens of websites, compare quotes from up to 6 trusted companies that specialise in London house removals in under a minute.
Speed Removals – http://www.speed-removals.com/
Offers a 10% discount off your first move with them, as well as disposal services for old unwanted furniture. Notable past clients include the BBC, ITV, Barclays, RBS and Imperial College London. They also offer a very clear pricing structure, with prices varying according to number of removal men, size of vehicle and days of the week.
Services: Man and van house removals, office removals, disposal, storage, international removals. Plus the curious speciality of laboratory removals – perfect for those of you with a home laboratory you need to move.
(Related: Looking for storage? Check out this list of top London removal companies that also do storage)
Canary Wharf (E14)
FA Removals – http://www.faremovals.com/
Good customer service is the norm at FA Removals, with a 5-star Google rating and 80% of its business coming from referrals and repeat customers. Based in Canary Wharf, the company clearly specialises in office moves, but also provides house removals across London.
Services: House removals, office removals, man and van, packing services, storage.
The London Removal Company – http://thelondonremovalcompany.co.uk/
Family-run removals and storage company that’s been trading for over 15 years. Some great, glowing recommendations to be found from graphic design firm GP London and Garuda Indonesia –Indonesia’s national airline.
Services: Man and van, house removals, London office removals, packing services, storage services in London and international removals.
Fantastic Removals – https://www.fantastic-removals.co.uk/
Contactable 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Every moving van is equipped with a GPS tracking system. Every employee is vetted and CRB checked. They guarantee to be able to move you on weekends, bank holidays – or indeed any day of the year. Though they don’t mention Christmas.
The company offers 10% off end-of-tenancy cleaning when booked together with a removal.
Services: House removals, office removals, man and van services anywhere in London, the south east and across the UK. Also packing, storage, move out cleaning.
(Related: Compare up to 6 trusted, great value house removal companies in under a minute)
London Removals – http://www.londonremovals.net/
These guys have loads of advice on their website on how to choose the right removal company, what questions to ask and some common pitfalls to avoid. They also offer 24 hour customer service.
Services: House removals, office removals, man and van, EU moves, packing, packing materials and storage.
Parkers Removal Services – https://www.parkersremoval.com/
Good reputation for thorough planning before a house move: “We tell customers exactly what to expect on the day, so there are no surprises.” That includes a full itinerary for moving day – exactly what to expect and when – to help reduce as much stress as possible. They also don’t charge extra during busier periods.
Services: House removals, office and commercial moves, storage, clearance, deliveries and packing services. Plus: “If there is any service you require you only need to ask”.
Strong Move – http://www.strongmove.co.uk
Offers a 10% discount on end-of-tenancy cleaning when booked together with a removal. Also offers frequent 10% discounts if you book your move on certain days – check the website for details of the current offer. Claims 85% of their clients have referred them to family and friends. 24 hour 7-day-a-week service, plus same-day removals available on a first come, first served basis.
Services: House removals, office removals, man and van services, storage, end-of-tenancy cleaning, plus the choice of packing materials or a full packing service.
East Ham (E6)
Roland Removals – http://www.rolandremovals.co.uk/
Great value, with prices starting at £25 per hour for a van with one guy – and that includes VAT. Available at short notice, they focus more on smaller moves, though they can cater for larger house moves as well. Also specialise in transporting art and antiques.
Services: House removals, office removals, part load removals, deliveries, antique removals, international removals.
Top Removals – https://www.top-removals.co.uk/
Excellent customer service and attention to detail. Top Removals cover all of London and the UK – as well as European moves. Open and transparent about prices, which start at £40 per hour for one man and a van. Also lists out the prices of packing materials. Storage starts at just £10 plus VAT per week for 24/7 security and CCTV coverage.
Services: House removals, office removals, international removals, London storage, packing service, packing materials, crate hire, man and van services, rubbish disposal, cleaning and single item-eBay deliveries.
(Related: No time to waste? Compare house removal firms in 3 quick steps.)
Simply Removals – http://www.simplyremovals.co.uk
Three depos across London ensures that the company can cover all of Greater London and anywhere within the M25 – as well as the Home Counties. The company puts its success down to its “dedicated and talented” team of over 100 staff. Past clients include David Cameron: “David was so thrilled with our removals service that he also hired us to help him move out of 10 Downing Street when he relinquished his post in 2016.”
Services: House removals, business removals, storage, packing and packing materials.
Rogers Removals – http://www.rogersremovals.co.uk/
A family-run London removal firm since inception in 1969, Rogers scans and publishes every feedback form it gets from its customers. You can search these online by month – check the website for details. Also has several videos of real moves on the website so you can get a feel for how they work. Also a member of several accreditation bodies, if you want that reassurance.
Services: House removals, European removals, long-haul removals, and storage – including document storage.
Golders Green (NW11)
Bright Movers – http://brightmovers.com/
Promising to “work hard and with commitment”, Bright Movers specialise in house removals in west London and north London, though they also cover any postcode within the M25 and can relocate customers from with the M25 to any location in the UK. Very open about prices, with one man and a van starting at £144 for 4 hours on weekdays and £168 at weekends. Full prices include a charge of £1.20 per mile from pick up point to delivery point plus congestion charge. Monday to Thursday moves come with a 5% discount.
Services: House removals, office removals, packing and unpacking services, dismantling and reassembly, packing materials.
Moving Home Company – http://movinghomecompany.com/
London based company offering a full range of moving services across the UK, Europe and long-haul. Specialises in packing services, including packing fragile objects and packing for export overseas. Also offers small man and van moves within London. Offers cleaning and handyman services too. A great all rounder if you want to save as much time as possible on settling in to your new place.
Services: House removals, office removals, overseas and EU removals, storage – including containerised storage – packing, handyman and cleaning services.
Removals London – www.removalslondon.com
The company promises a “no hassle” service, “undamaged items”, and “proper treatment” of its customers. They stress the importance of staff training, courteous employees and listening to their customers’ needs.
Services: House removals, office removals, European and long haul relocations. Also offers packing, storage and smaller man and van services.
UK EU Removals – http://www.ukeuremovals.co.uk/
A friendly can-do attitude and short-term availability makes this an easy company to hire. Very transparent on price, with moves starting at £50 per hour in London for one man and a van – inclusive of fuel cost and VAT. They’ll also do evening moves.
Services: House removals, office removals, student moves, European removals, London man with a van.
All Removals London – http://www.all-removals-london.com/
This company offers a 10% discount for all moves between Monday and Thursday. Services are available 7 days a week between 6am and 10pm. Moving from London to elsewhere in the UK? The site offers example prices for moves, ie London to Leeds from £680, London to Birmingham from £510 and London to Oxford from £425 – all based on a two-bed flat, a large van and two movers. Hourly prices for London moves start at £35 for a small van with a driver.
Services: House removals, office removals, store pickup and delivery, furniture transport, student moves and storage.
Movivan Removals and Storage – http://www.movivan.co.uk/
Movivan offers a price promise guarantee and discounts, with £10 off moves of 4 hours or more, and £20 off moves of 8 hours or more. See the website for more details. Prices start at £45 for one man and a 3.5 tonne Luton van for a minimum of 2 hours (£90 in total). A half day (4 hours) booking with the same man and van costs £180. Offers immediate cover of local boroughs: Heston, Hounslow, Twickenham, Richmond, Ealing, Uxbridge and Slough, and can cover anywhere in north, south and west London and within the M25.
Services: House removals, office removals, packing and unpacking services, removal boxes and materials, UK, European and international removals and storage in partnership with leading London storage companies. (See: Top 20 London storage companies)
Tip Top London Removals – http://tiptop-londonremovals.co.uk/
Costs are clear and good value. Removals start at £39 per hour (plus VAT) for two men with a mid-sized van. The packing service starts at £29 per hour (plus VAT), and storage costs from £9.90 per week (plus VAT). Also has a neat referral scheme – recommend the company to friends or family and you can claim a £100 voucher to spend at John Lewis, Marks & Spencer and Waitrose.
Services: House removals, office removals, packing service, packing materials and storage with 24/7 CCTV coverage based in Park Royal, London.
(Related: Compare house removal companies in under a minute)
Ilford (IG1 – IG11)
Fast Track Services – http://www.fastrackservices.co.uk/
Looking for a cheap man and van service in London and Essex? If so, then these guys promise to… erm, deliver. Competitive on price, flexible on times. Also promise to be safe, trustworthy and friendly. So that’s good too.
Services: House removals, office removals, commercial removals, domestic and commercial clearance.
Leader Removals – http://leaderremovals.co.uk/
Specialists in small and medium removals, with a fleet of small and medium vans. Promise to be hard-working, professional and friendly, with an emphasis on personalising the moving process to suit you.
Services: Long and short term storage, home removals, office removals.
MLC Removals – http://www.mlcremovals.co.uk/
Based in Ilford and covering the whole of central and Greater London, MLC Removals & Storage offers a fixed rate service with no hidden or extra charges. All staff members are CRB checked and undertake regular training, both in-house and from external training providers. Also offer piano removal services.
Services: House removals, European removals, long and short term storage, piano removals, packing and unpacking services.
I Like to Move It Move It – http://www.iliketomoveitmoveit.co.uk/
Man and van prices start at £45 per hour for one man with a van, or £180 for 4 hours for postcodes within London. Postcodes outside London incur additional fuel charges, so be sure to be specific when asking for a quote and get a final price with the distance included. Offers storage in partnership with the Big Yellow Storage Company.
Services: House removals, man and van services, storage, office removals, piano removals, cleaning, courier and delivery.
Kentish Town (NW5)
DBM Express – http://dbmexpress.co.uk/
“DBM” stands for Devoted, Boundless Movers. Specialists in planning house and flat removals in London. They also offer a handyman service for when you need a quick bit of maintenance, repair or DIY done in your property.
Services: House and flat removals, office removals, storage, DIY and maintenance services.
London Best Removal and Storage – http://www.londonbestremoval.co.uk/
Self-storage available at “competitive weekly rates” both long and short term. The company points to the experience of its porters and removal staff, saying “experience is the key” to better customer satisfaction and a more efficient move.
Services: House removals, storage, office removals, international removals to Europe and long haul to the US and Australia.
VP Removals – http://www.vpremovals.co.uk/
Clear pricing structure, starting at £35 for a single man and van per hour – and a two hour minimum booking restriction. They specify cash or bank transfer only for payment, which may be more convenient for many (and less convenient for some). They offer to increase their insurance cover on request, at no extra charge – check the website or call for details.
Services: House removals, office and commercial removals and European removals. Although based in London, they will move Londoners to anywhere in the UK, and help move people from anywhere in the UK to London.
Stars Removals – http://starsremovals.co.uk/
Stars Removals have a roster of impressive clients, including DFS, Furniture Village and Sofa Workshop – so protecting furniture during a move is pretty high on their list of skills. Big focus on planning the move, including location scouting, parking permits and building access – a must for any London move. Also promise no hidden fees.
Services: House removals, office removals, furniture protection, storage and packing services.
North Finchley (N12)
Abbott Piano Removals – http://www.pianomoverslondon.com/
As the name suggests, these guys are piano removal specialists, with more than 15 years in the biz. All staff are trained in how to pack and protect pianos from damage during transit, and they can also provide short and long term storage for your instrument. They’re insured up to £100,000 as standard.
Services: Piano removals in London and the south of England; can also deliver pianos to anywhere across the UK and most of Europe. Check website for further details.
Best Rate Removals – http://www.bestrateremovals.co.uk
Rated “Excellent” on Trustpilot based on 142 reviews. Also has several pages of testimonials from happy customers, largely because of the company’s emphasis on efficiency and courtesy from staff. Price quotes are all-inclusive, with no hidden charges. Plus, they offer 10% off your first move – see website for details.
Services: House removals, office removals, house and office clearance, storage, European moves.
Movers Not Shakers – http://www.moversnotshakers.co.uk/
Promise to undertake any removals and deliveries within London, the UK and Europe. Owner Mike Hacking has featured in Time Out London, while the company has also been listed in Which? magazine.
Services: House removals, man and van, office removals and storage.
Romford (RM1 – RM20)
DBM Express (See details in Kentish Town NW5, above)
Best London Removals – http://bestlondonremovals.co.uk/
The company offers a London removals price guide, with prices quoted by size of van and number of removal men per hour and per half day (4 hours). Also very upfront about what they charge, including an £11.50 surcharge for going through the London Congestion Charge zone on weekdays between 7am and 6pm.
Services: House removals in London, office removals, man and van services, packing, student moves (not all companies offer this) and storage – in partnership with The Big Yellow Self Storage Company. (See: top 20 London storage companies)
Shepherds Bush (W12)
London Removals – https://www.londonremovals.com/
Real London house removals specialists – based in Shepherd’s Bush, the company carries out moves all across Greater London, from Twickenham and Greenwich to Shoreditch, Chelsea and Camberwell. They do evening and weekend moves for offices, to avoid business disruption. Also offers a 24/7 customer support line.
Services: London home removals, office removals, man and van services.
South Kensington (SW7)
Bishop’s Move – http://www.bishopsmove.com/
One of London’s oldest removal firms, Bishop’s Move has been around since 1854 – though rest assured its fleet of vehicles has moved on from the horse-drawn carts they started with. More of a focus these days on high-end removals for those with lots of expensive belongings, as the company focuses on areas such as Kensington, Mayfair, Pimlico and Fulham. They do charge extra for insurance cover, so be sure to check whether or not you really need it.
Services: House removals, office and commercial removals, international removals, storage.
Fast Removals – http://www.fastremoval.com/
Greater London-focused removal firm, with a 3-tier pricing structure. Man and van services with a single driver start from £49. Standard removals start at £69, and include van, removal men and loading and unloading. The full removals and packing service starts at £159, and includes packing materials, packing and loading, and dismantling and re-fitting furniture. Can also move customers out of London to Cambridgeshire, the south coast, and various towns and cities around the M5 corridor.
Services: Man and van, house removals and waste collection.
Izzy Removals – http://www.izzyremovals.co.uk/
Prices begin at £35 per hour for a man with a van. The company also offers same day delivery on packing materials… for those of us who tend to leave things till the last minute. They don’t just sell boxes and wrapping, with prices laid out clearly on their site, they’ve also come up with the neat idea of “Moving kits”. With these kits, you can buy everything you need for a move depending on the size of your home – from a studio flat packing kit for £60 all the way up to a 5-bed house kit, which includes 25 small boxes, 25 short boxes, 20 large boxes, 5 wardrobe boxes, 100 m2 of bubble wrap, 10 kg of wrapping paper and 5 rolls of packing tape for £300.
Services: House removals, office removals, packing, packing materials, EU moves and secure self-storage.
1st City Move – http://www.1stcitymove.co.uk/
This company guarantees the safe loading, transport and unloading of your belongings. Also offers advice on the best storage companies to use, and what size units to hire based on the volume of your goods.
Services: House removals, office removals, commercial relocations, packing service, packing materials and storage.
Central Moves Ltd – http://www.centralmoves.co.uk/
Based in Twickenham, Central Moves specialise in house removals across London, but also have a strong focus on European relocations and higher end services, including pianos, antiques and fine art, careful packing of fragile items, and data and document storage – alongside more conventional house removals and storage options.
Services: House removals, European moves, international relocations, storage, data and document storage, packing services – including packing for export overseas – office and commercial moves, fine art moves and piano moves.
Divino Moves – http://www.divinomoves.co.uk/
Family-run removal company based in Twickenham that covers south west and central London and the home counties. Prices start at £40 per hour – or from £45 per hour for weekends and evenings after 6pm. Flat rates are also available based on mileage and the size of your property (useful for those unexpected delays that are pretty much guaranteed when moving house). No hidden costs.
Services: House removals, office and commercial moves, student moves, art and exhibition moves, man and van services, flat pack furniture assembly, packing service and packing materials.
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Elephant Removals – http://www.elephantremovals.co.uk/
Offers occasional discounts of up to 30% – and promises to beat any written quote by 10%. Check their website for details. Also offers free moving advice when you call. They’ll take part loads too. And arrange for plumbing or handyman services and waste disposal.
Services: House removals, office removals, packing materials, full done-for-you packing service, storage, European moves, man and van hire.
Fast Interior Removals – https://fastinteriorremovals.co.uk/
Promise to “go that extra mile for you”. Offers details of the most important aspects for pricing up a move – before you apply for a quote. Carries out an estimated 40 house removals per week. Also offers and of tenancy cleaning.
Services: House removals, office removals, end-of-tenancy cleaning, long and short term storage, packing service, packing materials, and man and van services.
Man and Van Removals Company – http://manandvanremovalscompany.co.uk/
Man and Van Removals promises “Cheap man and van removals in all London boroughs”. In fact, that’s modest. As well as covering all of Greater London, the company covers Surrey, Kent, Reading and everywhere across the south east of England. They don’t charge extra for furniture assembly or packing, but they do charge by the hour – so be sure to get an estimate of how long the move will take. Prices start at £35 per hour for a Transit van and one man, or £40 for a large Luton van plus one man.
Services: House removals, office removals, part removals and deliveries, end-of-tenancy cleaning and domestic and commercial storage.
Wembley (HA0, HA9)
London Removals (UK) Ltd – http://www.the-london-removals.co.uk/
Family-run removals firm with an impressive list of past clients, including the House of Lords, the Israel Government Tourist Office, and Madonna (yes really – according to issue 212 of OK! Magazine, anyway). Available at short notice. Also offers a nice clear price list – starting at £78 per hour for a 3.5 ton van and two removal men.
Services: House removals, office removals, “specialist” removals – including pianos, antiques, vending machines, safes and commercial equipment – packing, international removals and shipping. Plus storage offered in partnership with Access self-storage.
Alexanders – http://www.alexandersgroup.co.uk/
Great service. Alexanders won Logistics Business of the Year and Business Services Company of the Year at the 2017 West London Business Awards. Rated Excellent on Trustpilot, with a 5 star rating at RemovalReviews.com. Regularly ranked in the top 10 UK removal companies with the National Guild of Removers and Storers.
Services: House removals, flat removals, office and commercial removals, including full IT specialist moves, and storage in central London.
Aussie Group – http://aussiegroup.co.uk
The company promises no hidden fees: “What you are quoted is the amount you’ll pay.” Very transparent about prices. Storage starts at £9.95 per week, while they’ll move you to anywhere in mainland Europe from £349 plus VAT (that’s a minimum total cost of £418.80, for those who like to keep score). Also promise the “Aussie ethos” of their can-do attitude, if that’s what you’re looking for.
Services: Man and van, house removals, office removals, removals to Europe, storage, packing supplies and an end-of-tenancy cleaning service.
Cadogan Tate – https://www.cadogantate.com/
The Harrods of removal companies – these are the guys who moved the Obamas out of the White House, after all. Specialists in high-end moving of antiques and valuables, with a price tag to match. If you want to send a statement to your neighbours when moving out, you could do worse than having a Cadogan Tate truck parked outside on move day!
Services: Whatever you want, removals and storage-wise. Also art services and interior design services.
Safe Removals – http://www.saferemovals.co.uk/
Discounts galore – plus a 5-star rating on Trustpilot. Safe Removals offers seasonal discounts of up to 20%, so check their website for the current deal.
Services: House removals, office removals, packing, storage, European and long haul relocations.
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BMS Transport – http://bmstransport.co.uk/
A family-run removals company covering pretty much all areas in southwest London and Surrey. They also deliver to anywhere in the UK. The company has a big focus on staff courteousness and reliability. And it has a handy removal cost estimator on its website too.
Services: House removals, office removals, storage, disposal, man and van services and packing materials.
Bravo Removals Ltd – http://bravoremovals.com/
Removals and storage company based in Wimbledon that carries out house removals across London. Offers a full range of removal services, from full flat and house moves to transporting single items of furniture. The company offers a quality assurance guarantee that their staff will handle your move efficiently and with care.
Services: House removals, office removals, packing services, packing materials, storage, man with van and furniture deliveries.
Burke & Wills Removals – https://www.burkeandwills.co.uk/
Claims that over 90% of their moving jobs come from referrals or repeat business. Their name comes from two Australian pioneers, which the company says “reflects our Antipodean heritage work ethic and positive attitude”. The company’s vehicles comply with Transport for London’s low emissions zone regulations, so they could be a more environmentally-friendly choice.
Services: House removals, office removals, international removals, man with van services, and secure storage in London.
Cadogan Tate (See details in Willesden NW10, above)
Hunt Trucks – https://hunttrucks.com
Based in Wimbledon, Hunt Trucks carries out house removals across London. The company has a fleet of over 50 removal vehicles, all with GPS tracking. They promise no hidden charges, and offer flexible storage with prices starting at £19.99. You can also get document and archive storage for any sensitive or business documents you might have, including secure document disposal with certificate of destruction.
Services: House removals, office removals, storage, document storage and secure disposal, man and van services.
Multi Movers – http://www.londonremovalservices.com/
Open and thorough about their pricing from the outset, which starts at £25 per half hour in London for one man and a van – though that doesn’t include VAT. Fuel is included for London moves, and charged at 75p per mile for moves outside the M25. Minimum charging period is usually 3 hours, but can be 4 hours under specific circumstances – check the website for details.
Services: House removals, office and commercial moves, man with van services.
Removals London – https://www.removalslondon.co.uk/
Offers removals at short notice, plus promises no hidden fees or extra charges – “The price we quote you is the price you pay”. Offers a very clear pricing structure, starting at £35 per hour for one man with a van up to £420 for 3 men and a van for a full day, plus optional extras such as packing for you. All prices quoted are inclusive of VAT.
Services: House removals, office relocations, overseas moves, packing and short and long-term storage options.
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