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Moving to Europe From London – Questions to Ask Your Removals Company, Part II

Posted on July 30, 2017 by Anthony Ward Thomas Removals
Sometimes inner-city life can take its toll – the pace, the noise, the traffic and pollution, it all adds up and can become overwhelming. We all have aspirations for our lives and they often include dreams of relocating to sunnier climates, as we drift off into thoughts of warm sand under our feet every morning or a rustic country village where the smell of fresh baking fills the air. And a few sirens later, we’re dragged back down to earth. But maybe, just maybe, 2017 is the year to start making those dreams a reality. Living in London often means higher prices and a large percentage of wages spent on housing and utility bills, typically everything in London is more expensive than it is in other cities in the UK, to many this is money well spent on London’s unique culture and oppertunities. However, there are a number of options available to people who have had enough of the strain of inner-city life. London has many favourable aspects and every surrounding town and city have decent links to it. This means that the lines of travel to it are varied and constant, making it possible to move outside of the city to somewhere more affordable, and more suited to your requirements. You can rent or buy a house for the cost of renting an apartment in London in Bath or Surrey and still be able to commute in and out of the city for work or for London’s nightlife. You can finally get that place in the sleepy suburbs of a quaint English town which has a local pub or two, long stretches of green land and forests, clean air and light amounts of traffic. You can live the dream and be able to be in London within the hour. One of the most important advances we can all benefit from is the ability to work remotely – we don’t even need to commute to London to have a business relationship with the city. It’s now possible to have face-to-face meetings over Skype or WhatsApp, where you can discuss work proposals while having the ability to share files simultaneously. We can email complete work agendas, PowerPoint presentations and accounting Excel spreadsheets, all of it possible from a basic computer with a decent internet connection. You can even go as far as to take this ethos and move further afield – what’s the difference between conducting an online meeting from Somerset in England to doing it from Bordeaux or the Algarve? One thing is certain – it’s time to match your head with your heart and start planning now. Relocating abroad is not as simple as sticking a pin in a map and packing your bags. Once you’ve decided on your dream destination, you’ll need to have funds ready to visit it several times leading up to your set date of relocation. Luckily the internet can assist you with researching suitable properties, finding local schools, contacting the English embassy and other local municipality for any official purposes. It’s also a good idea to start getting to know the basics of their language so you can integrate as much as possible when you arrive. And when the time to move is right, you need to have Ward-Thomas ready to help you relocate. Ward-Thomas has a range of relocation services that are second to none in our field. We have weekly removals to and from France for any sized removals, we are happy to undertake removals to a majority of countries in Europe, offering the same level of premium removals and relocation that you will receive in the UK. If you’re heading to destinations further away, we have a comprehensive shipping service to ensure your possessions can get there by road, sea or air freight. We can arrange for shipping to anywhere in the world and we’ll guide you through the process. Ward-Thomas has built its reputation as London’s prestige removals company by ensuring that every single removals job that is undertaken is fully mapped out and planned to the finest detail, that every item is packed correctly, and the Ward-Thomas team are made up of professional removals experts. The correct packing materials are used for each item, specialist removals equipment is on hand and we understand how to transport fragile items to ensure they arrive in the same state they left in. Every job we undertake we guarantee it will have the Anthony Ward-Thomas seal of approval when we’re finished. Choose London’s finest removals company – contact us today and we’ll discuss your requirements.

In our first blog, we covered some essential things to do before you move to Europe. Now we want to add some important points to make sure you’re ready for your big move to Europe. Any relocation is daunting, and at Ward Thomas, our aim is to provide as much information as we can. There’s no such thing as too much planning – you’ll thank yourself (and us) later that you did.

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The Best Green Spaces in London

Posted on July 25, 2017 by Anthony Ward Thomas Removals
Holland Park

London has some fantastic green spaces to enjoy the outdoors in, especially while the sun is out. It’s prime time to catch some says and balance out the busy city life with some much-needed fresh air. Why not get your family together for a day out in one of London’s many parks? Set up a WhatsApp group and get your friends together for a picnic or an evening viewing of the London Skyline?

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Retiring & Moving to London – Great Places to Live

Posted on July 17, 2017 by Anthony Ward Thomas Removals

Life in London is a unique experience filled with lots of interesting places and lots of things to do. If you’re coming up to retirement or you’re already retired, then it’s worth considering the possibility of what London can offer. London is a great place to spend your retirement years – a lot of people are now trading in their four-bed house in smaller cities and towns and are heading to the capital to downsize to a smaller but well-located luxury apartment, or a townhouse in a stylish area like Chelsea or St. John’s Wood.

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Storage in Central London Made Easy.

Posted on July 10, 2017 by Anthony Ward Thomas Removals
Self Storage London

One of the great things about living in London means having access to all of the best shopping districts in the world within a few Tube stops away from each other. Whether you’re looking for the best designer clothes or some children’s toys for special occasions, you’ll find no better city to get them all in. The one drawback from inner city living is that it can sometimes feel cramped and you end up competing for space with your possessions. The best way to reclaim that space is by using self storage..

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How to Create Garden Space in London

Posted on July 1, 2017 by Anthony Ward Thomas Removals
London Garden Spaces

It’s not always easy having green spaces in London, especially in the inner-city properties where outside spaces might be predominantly concrete, or space is limited. However, that doesn’t mean you can’t have your very own green or garden area and here are some tips for Ward Thomas on how to create garden space or green spaces in London.

The first thing you need to do is establish what space is available to you and what type of space that is. Although a lot of people will have some garden space for the sake of highlighting the ability to create gardens spaces everywhere, we’ll use a backyard concrete space in a terraced row as our example.

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