West London Removals: Removals Notting Hill
Removals, Storage, Man and Van Hire and House Clearance in Notting Hill, W10 and W11, West London.
Allen & Young are a Moving and Storage Company based in North West London and we regularly move clients to and from the Notting Hill area. We offer Removals, Storage, Packing Services, Man and Van Hire, House Clearance and Removal packaging such as boxes, tape and bubble wrap can also be purchased though our site. We also provide a full range of Business Services such as office moves, light haulage, furniture delivery and assembly. Although offer the full range of removal services and frequently undertake large moves, we specialise in light and medium sized removals, perfect for apartments, flats, studios, bedsits, houses and moving offices. In addition we offer some specialist removal services such as comprehensive relocations for senior citizens planning to move into residential care homes, nursing homes or sheltered accommodation in Notting Hill.
If you need a remover, a man and van, some storage, packing or house clearance in the Notting Hill area, simply call or email Allen and Young today.
About Notting Hill
Notting Hill is an area in West London, close to the north-western corner of Hyde Park, comprising postal districts W10 and W11 and lying within the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea. It is a cosmopolitan district known as the location for the annual Notting Hill Carnival, the setting for the 1999 film Notting Hill starring Julia Roberts and Hugh Grant, and for being home to the Portobello Road Market. Allen and Young Ltd carry out all moving services including removals, man and van, storage, packing and house clearance in the Notting Hill area.
Notting Hill has a contemporary reputation as an affluent and fashionable area; known for attractive terraces of large Victorian townhouses, and high-class shopping and restaurants (particularly around Westbourne Grove and Clarendon Cross). A Daily Telegraph article in 2004 used the phrase “The Notting Hill Set” to refer to a group of young Conservative politicians, such as leader David Cameron and shadow Chancellor George Osborne. However, the large houses have also provided multi-occupancy rentals for much of the 20th century, attracting Caribbean immigrants in the 1950s who eventually clashed with the indigenous Teddy boys in the Notting Hill race riots. In addition, Notting Hill has had an association with artists and “alternative” culture since its development in the 1820s.
The origin of the name “Notting Hill” is uncertain though an early version appears in the Patent Rolls of 1356 as Knottynghull, while an 1878 text, Old and New London, reports that the name derives from a manor in Kensington called “Knotting-Bernes,”, “Knutting-Barnes,” or “Nutting-barns”, and goes on to quote from a court record during Henry VIII’s reign that “the manor called Notingbarons, alias Kensington, in the parish of Paddington, was held of the Abbot of Westminster”. It is thought likely that the “Nott” section of the name is derived from the Saxon personal name Cnotta, with the “ing” part generally accepted as coming from the Saxon for a group or settlement of people.
About Ladbroke Grove
Ladbroke Grove is a road in Notting Hill and also the name given to the immediate area surrounding the road. It is in the northern part of Notting Hill, stretching up to Kensal Green, straddling the W10 and W11 postal districts. Ladbroke Grove tube station is located on the road, at the point where it is crossed by the Westway. Allen and Young carry out all moving services including removals, man and van, storage, packing and house clearance in the Ladbroke Grove area.
About Notting Hill Gate
A turnpike gate was constructed at the foot of the hill on the main road from London to Uxbridge, which is now known as Oxford Street, Bayswater Road and Holland Park Avenue along this part of its route. The point at which the turnpike gate stood was known as Notting Hill Gate. The gate was there to stop people passing along the road without paying. The proceeds were applied towards the maintenance of this important road. The gate was removed in the 19th century. Allen and Young Ltd carry out all moving services including removals, man and van, storage, packing and house clearance in the Notting Hill Gate area.
About Removals in Westbourne Grove
Westbourne Grove is a retail road running across Notting Hill from Kensington Park Road in the west to Queensway in the east, crossing over Portobello Road. It contains a mixture of independent and chain retailers, and has been termed both “fashionable” and “up-and-coming”. The Notting Hill Carnival passes along the central part of Westbourne Grove. Allen and Young Ltd carry out all moving services including removals, man and van, storage, packing and house clearance in the Westbourne Grove area.
About Removals in North Kensington
North Kensington is the key neighbourhood of Notting Hill. It is where the Notting Hill Carnival started and where most of the scenes in the Notting Hill movie were shot. Even the area’s main transport hub, Ladbroke Grove tube station, was originally called Notting Hill from its opening in 1864 until 1919. The name was changed then to avoid confusion with the new Notting Hill Gate station. North Kensington was once an area well-known for its slum housing. Estate agents now call the super-rich area to the south Notting Hill; they are in fact referring to the neighbourhoods of Notting Hill Gate and Holland Park. Though Ladbroke Grove is the area’s main thoroughfare, its best known street is Portobello Road with its street market. Many locals say that Golborne Road, at the northern end of Portobello Road, is a good representation of what Portobello Road was like before companies like Starbucks and American Apparel colonised Portobello. Allen and Young Ltd carry out all moving services including removals, man and van, storage, packing and house clearance in the North Kensington area.
About Portobello Road
Portobello Road runs almost the entire length of Notting Hill from north to south. It runs parallel to Ladbroke Grove road. It contains Portobello Road Market, one of London’s most famous markets, known for its antique section, as well as the local second-hand, fruit and veg and clothing stalls. It was originally a lane leading to Portobello Farm in the north of Notting Hill. Allen and Young Ltd carry out all moving services including removals, man and van, storage, packing and house clearance in the Portobello Road area. Read more…