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For those times when only the biggest removers will do

Although there are many professional man and van companies in London that are very capable of carrying out large removals from homes and offices, typically up to and including a 4 bedroom house and a medium size office of around 25 people, we recognise there are times when only the very largest firms are needed. So for your assistance we have put together a collection of some of the leading and most well known local removal companies operating in the London area, all of whom provide an excellent service at the highest end of the market.

Removals in London

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The moving companies listed below are for your assistance only. We provide no endorsement and you should always ensure you are entirely happy with any proposed service being offered before entering into any agreement.

Bishop's Move

One of the oldest and most well established removal companies in London, Bishop's Move have been around since 1854. They provide a comprehensive range of large domestic removals and business relocation services in London and throughout the rest of the UK through an extensive network of branches. Secure storage facilities and an international shipping service are also available. Other services include moving surveys, office removals, business IT relocation and vehicle storage.


Another very well known and very long running removal company, Pickfords featured in the popular series The Removal Men shown on Channel5. All of the usual high end removal services you would expect from an industry leader are offered, including their premium move management option for owners of 'homes of distinction', which offers a white glove service along with antiques packing and fine art removals.

Cadogan Tate

Well known for providing a quality service for the most discerning of clients, Cadogan Tate specialise in removals at the very highest end of the market. Along with a full residential and corporate moving service they are also leaders in moving priceless works of art for Galleries and Museums all over the world. Other services include full office furniture installation using qualified fitters and the expert relocation of IT hardware.

Ward Thomas

Although Ward Thomas are a relatively new company compared to the above Movers, they still have over 25 years of experience with many thousands of successful removals carried out. The company originally started as a typical man and van business and has grown under the leadership of it's founder Anthony Ward Thomas into a leading London removal firm with an excellent reputation. Services include home removals, office moves and secure storage, along with furniture hoist rental and the transportation of fragile items.

Clockwork Removals

A local and national removal company that provides all sizes of residential and business moves, with secure storage available at their branch depots throughout the UK. Clockwork Removals are members of the British Association of Removers (see below) and are experienced in moving pianos, antiques and fine art. Other services provided range from IT relocation and internal moves, along with the usual domestic and office moves.

Harrow Green

For large commercial office removals and business relocations Harrow Green are one of the leading providers. Since their origins in 1983 they have grown into an impressive full service commercial relocation specialist, regularly carrying out large scale business moves that may involve relocating many thousands of personnel, their entire IT systems and data records.

Crown Promotions

Operating with a large fleet of more than 20 removal vehicles Crown Promotions are a leading London based removal firm with over 20 years experience. They provide services for both the residential and corporate markets carrying out both full domestic home removals and business relocations of all sizes, and count many large public sector companies among their regular clientele. Storage facilities include a fully secure and protected 50,000 sq ft warehouse, with a managed archive and records storage service for business customers.

Rogers Removals

A family business based in North London, Rogers Removals run a varied fleet of removal vans and lorries ranging from 3.5 to 18 tonne, depending on the size of move you need. They carry out standard large home and office moves with their uniformed removals teams who are all well trained and experienced. Since their inception back in 1969 they have become a well established removal company with excellent reviews. Other services provided include removals from difficult access areas using specialist lifting equipment or cranes, full home packing and even a decluttering service.

Removals industry trade bodies and accreditations

The main trade association for the removals industry covering both home and office removals is the British Association of Removers (BAR) which has been in existence for over 100 years. Although membership of BAR is voluntary and subject to meeting certain criteria, the majority of large removal companies in London choose to be members due to the range of benefits membership provides both to themselves and to their customers.

Removal firms who are members of BAR must agree to adhere to a code of practice that has been approved by the Trading Standards Institute. Membership of BAR also provides moving companies with automatic membership of The Property Ombudsman Scheme (TPO) which is a government approved independent dispute resolution service that can be used to resolve disputes between removers and their customers.

In addition to BAR membership some removers may also have a number of other accreditations or be members of related associations such as the Road Haulage Association (RHA) which is the main trade body for the road transport sector in general.

Finding a local removal company that's right for you

You should always look to hire a Mover that is most appropriate for your particular needs. All of the removers we have referenced above are able to carry out removals from the largest residential properties and from corporate offices containing a substantial volume of personnel and equipment. They are able to offer a premium service at the highest end of the removals market for those who require it.

Alternatively if you are moving from a four bedroom house or less, or from a small to medium size office space of up to around 25 people, you can get an idea how much those kinds of smaller removals cost and request a competitive quote from our reliable London based Movers who are all fully experienced and very capable of providing a professional service at an affordable price.

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