Retiring & Moving to London – Great Places to Live

Posted on July 17, 2017 by Ward Thomas Removals
Retiring & Moving to London – Great Places to Live

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.

There is so much to do in London – it’s one of the busiest cities in the world. It’s a foodie and fine-dining paradise, with some of the UK’s top restaurants and bars calling London home. The shopping districts in London are the envy of most other capital cities. If culture is your thing, you have your pick of the best theatres, galleries and museums, historical places to visit. London has that much to do you’ll have to move here to experience them all.


Picking Your Ideal Property Type, House or Apartment –

The first thing to consider is what sort of property are you looking for? If you’re retiring to London, you might be leaving behind a four-bed detached house. This will no doubt give you plenty of money to invest in a London property, but you may not want a house this time.

You can find of beautiful luxury apartment complexes in London, both in established areas and new developments, depending on if you want something more classic or modern.

It’s always a good idea to get some professional help when you’re beginning to form a plan. If you’re comfortable with the internet then you can send your wish list to various agents in London. They’ll put you into their system and will match you against their available properties. By doing this, you’ll be able to get them to filter out the properties that don’t suit your criteria and save the ones that do.


Buy and then Rent Out your London Property –

If you travel for business there’s an option to rent out your house or apartment for short-term rentals. The idea of it might sound daunting or even intrusive; it’s not for everyone. Fortunately, you can appoint someone to act on your behalf to maintain your property and deal with short-term guests.

Another advantage of using sites like Airbnb is having someone staying in your property while you’re away. It’s not unlike having a house sitter who pays you, rather than the other way around. That way, you can use your property whenever you’re in London and rent it out when you leave for certain periods of time.


Ward Thomas – London’s Prestige Removals Company –

When the time is right, and you’re planning to relocate to London then you should book Ward Thomas. At Ward Thomas, we are London’s prestige removals and storage company. From the first contact, we aim to build a picture of what our customers need so that we can provide the correct service for them.

The Ward Thomas team are dedicated and time-served professionals and they take a great sense of pride in their work. They have the best tools and equipment needed to undertake any removals job. We can move large objects from tall buildings; in addition, we can move fragile porcelain vases and antique furniture, ensuring that everything arrives in perfect condition. Ward Thomas specialises in moving fine art, and we understand that certain items need special protective wrapping to ensure that the packaging doesn’t cause damage.

Every job we undertake we guarantee it will have the Anthony Ward-Thomas seal of approval when we’re finished.