The Advantages of Using the Same Company for Removals and Storage in London

Posted on October 13, 2017 by Ward Thomas Removals

If you’re planning to relocate to London or you’re moving to a different part of the city, it’s essential to choose the correct removals company. There is a lot to choose from in London, which can make things confusing. One of the key aspects you should always look for is a company that offers a range of services under one roof.

People in London often lead busy lives. Taking extra time out to shop around for a removals company isn’t high up on most people’s priorities. There are some quick ways to get what you want when it comes to your next move.

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Five of the Best Golf Courses Near London

Posted on September 12, 2017 by Ward Thomas Removals
St. George's Hill Golf Club

If you’re a keen golfer or you’ve just taken up it up, you’ll need to know where the best courses are in London. You might be planning a move to London, and you’re golf mad, then you’ll need to have a few options for your new ‘second home.’ It’s important to do your research well in advance of your move, and you should choose somewhere that suits your tastes. Golf is an excellent way to get some exercise, enjoy the outdoors and spend time with friends or work colleagues.

London has some great places to tee off nearby. Although there aren’t many courses situated in the city, you’ll find world-class ones within a short car or train ride away. Here are Ward Thomas’s tips for the best golf courses near London.
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Buying a Holiday Home in the U.K. for Weekend Breaks from London

Posted on September 3, 2017 by Ward Thomas Removals
Buying a Holiday Home in the U.K. for Weekend Breaks from London

Weekend breaks are an excellent way to relieve the stresses of modern living. For those who can take regular time off, a holiday home away from London is the perfect way to get away from it all. Investing in a second property is also a good idea, especially if you choose a location that’s well priced now and increases in popularity.

London life requires balance, and regular breaks have a proven beneficial to improved health and our quality of life. To help you get started, the Ward Thomas team has compiled some of our favourite places that would be perfect for a holiday home.
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London’s Most Peaceful Areas – Top 5

Posted on August 27, 2017 by Ward Thomas Removals

London is one of the most diverse cities in the world. Every area has its own character and style. Some areas are renowned for shopping or entertainment. Others are top residential hot spots for high-end properties. The places where we choose to live reflect something about our lifestyles and the property type highlights our taste and budget.

London life comes in all shapes and sizes, and we all want something different. For those of us who crave quieter surroundings, London has some perfect places to set up home. Here are our favourite peaceful areas in London.

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The Latest Home Technology Innovations, Making Your London Home “Smarter”

Posted on August 7, 2017 by Ward Thomas Removals
London Smart Homes

Technology continues to make impressive progress, and the best example of this is Smart Home technology. Smart Home technology is a real-life example of how innovation can be used in our everyday lives. How we use our living spaces ties in with our tastes and our daily schedules. Busy people need technology to make their time more efficient, but Smart Home ready devices also highlight what we desire and want our homes to offer.

It’s time to sit up and take notice of Smart Home technology and the benefits of having automated controls that can be operated by your Android in IOS. Savvy people in London have always been at the forefront of progress and innovation, and the rise of Smart Home technology will continue in the capital.

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

Posted on July 30, 2017 by 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 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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Summer Highlights of the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea

Posted on June 17, 2017 by Ward Thomas Removals

If you’re planning on moving to Chelsea then it’s essential you visit the Royal Borough in summertime – you won’t regret it. Some of the best places to eat and drink are situated here, as well as some of London’s most famous art galleries and museums. If you’re set on moving to London or you’re already a Londoner and you fancy a change then it’s a good idea to visit as many different places to get a proper feel for them and Kensington and Chelsea should definitely be at the top of your ‘to view’ list.

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Long-distance Moving Tips – Part 1

Posted on April 6, 2017 by Ward Thomas Removals

Whether your long-distance move is within the country (e.g. Penzance to Perthshire) or from one country to another, it’s the kind of move that involves more forethought than when you’re simply flitting between studio apartments in the same town. Moving everything you own over a considerable number of miles requires certain manoeuvres, tips and tricks that it’s well worth knowing about and thinking about in advance. Here are some of our ideas to help you get ready for the big day.

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How To Cope With Last-Minute Removals In London

Posted on March 18, 2017 by Ward Thomas Removals

Even with plenty of forewarning, moving house can seem daunting, so when there’s little advance notice and it all needs to be done yesterday, the stress can seem intolerable. With so much to do and so little time, it can seem as if there just aren’t enough hours in the day. Last-minute moving wouldn’t be everyone’s first choice, but sometimes it’s simply unavoidable. Circumstances, whatever they may be, can conspire to throw us challenges we’d much rather have done without, but we have to rise to them the best we can nevertheless. If you’re faced with the task of a last-minute move, then don’t panic. At Ward Thomas, we’ve done them countless times, both in London and beyond, and we know that haste doesn’t have to mean hurry or hysteria. Our experience has given us years of insight into how best to handle fast moves that don’t have the benefit of months of pre-planning. What’s more, we can make them stress-free.

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