Retiring & Moving to London – Great Places to Live

Posted on July 17, 2017 by 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 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 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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Things to do in Hampstead this Summer

Posted on June 23, 2017 by Ward Thomas Removals
Things to do in Hampstead this Summer

The village of Hampstead is one of the most famous parts of London, and like much of the capital, it has a unique style and way of life. Hampstead is a truly remarkable area that has some of the most significant landmarks of cultural importance in London. If you’re looking for things to do in Hampstead this summer you’ll be spoiled for choice and there’s plenty for Hampstead residents and visitors to look forward to.
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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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Clearing Space at Home for a Study or Office

Posted on June 10, 2017 by Ward Thomas Removals
Clearing Space at Home for a Study or Office

Everyone has ideas of how they’d like to use the rooms in their house – maybe it’s an entertainment room, a library, a guest suite for visitors or maybe just somewhere to relax with a book or a crossword. Life has a tendency to take over and before you know it, those ideas fade away and before we know it, we’ve completely forgotten about our original intentions.

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The Best Options For Storage In London

Posted on June 2, 2017 by Ward Thomas Removals
Secure London Storage

Ward Thomas is London’s most trusted removals and storage company and we offer a range of services, including the best storage in London. From the first time you contact us, we will provide you with the highest level of customer service. We work with you at every stage to make sure you receive the correct storage for your requirements.

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Tips for Finding the Perfect Home in London

Posted on May 26, 2017 by Ward Thomas Removals

Finding the perfect home in London is all about striking a balance between your heart and your head. It’s wise to do as much research as possible as you build up your plan of action but it wouldn’t be called a perfect home if it’s just about planning and fact-finding. This is your passion project and you need to put all of yourself into the project, that way you’ll not only find the correct house for your budget, you’ll hopefully find the home of your dreams – one you’ll never want to move out of.

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Dreaming of Relocating out of London or even Abroad?

Posted on May 24, 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.

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.

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Election Time And The Housing Market

Posted on May 24, 2017 by Ward Thomas Removals

Anyone not living under a rock knows that a general election is looming. Instead of sitting it out until 2020, it’s 8 June 2017 on which we’re being asked to cast our votes into the ballot boxes around the country – three whole years earlier than anticipated and only a month away. But what should you expect if you own or are looking to own a flat or a house? How will this snap election affect the market, if at all? And is there any way of accurately forecasting such things in the first place? Let’s take a closer look at this issue and see what is and isn’t the case.

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