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Retiring in London

Posted on June 24, 2022 by Anthony Ward Thomas Removals

Life in London is unique. There’s a reason why the 1700s writer Samuel Johnson famously said, ‘When a man is tired of London, he is tired of life’. That’s because all life is here – every nationality and culture, ever kind of food, ever imaginable experience, every conceivable thrill and diversion. And for a city, it’s remarkably green, not only thanks to the wonderful royal parks in its centre, but the multitude of open spaces in every outer borough too. It’s a city with no end of interesting places to visit and where there’s never such as thing has having nothing to do. If youre approaching retirement or youre already retired, then its worth considering what London can offer. It’s true that in retirement, the direction of travel is usually the opposite – people leave the capital and head to sleepy rural idylls or seaside resorts. But there have always been people who bucked that trend and either stayed put or actually moved to London to live out their days.

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Crossrail and House Prices

Posted on June 12, 2022 by Anthony Ward Thomas Removals
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It’s the railway construction project that has certainly kept us waiting with baited breath. Since Crossrail was announced in 2007, there’s been a decade and a half of anticipation, with work falling behind schedule several times and also costing much more than anticipated. The initial budget was £14.8 billion but the bill now stands at £18.8 billion. Though it was originally due to open in 2018, it was only in May 2022 that the first section started to operate; this is the Abbey Wood to Paddington stretch of the Elizabeth Line (named in recognition of the platinum jubilee). And while there are losers in the Crossrail project – people who’ve suffered forced rehousing, construction workers who’ve died of heart attacks because of undertaking such labour-intensive jobs – there’s also no shortage of winners, not just those whose daily commutes have been made quicker and simpler by the existence of the new line, but also those whose homes are located in key spots along the new line. Let’s take a closer look at the knock-on effect of Crossrail on the housing market: Read more…