East London Removals: Removals Shoreditch
Removals, Storage, Man and Van, Office Moves and House Clearance in Shoreditch and E1, E2, EC1, EC2 and N1, East London.
Allen & Young are a Moving and Storage Company based in London and we regularly move clients to and from the Shoreditch 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 Shoreditch.
If you need a remover, a man and van, some storage, packing or house clearance in the Shoreditch area, simply call or email Allen and Young today.
Shoreditch is an area of London within the London Borough of Hackney located across postal districts E1, E2, EC1, EC2 and N1. It is a built-up part of the inner city immediately to the north of the City of London, located 2.3 miles (3.7 km) north east of Charing Cross. Allen and Young Ltd carry out all moving services including removals, man and van, storage, packing and house clearance in the area.
The historic heart of Shoreditch is Shoreditch High Street and Shoreditch Church. In the past the area of Shoreditch was defined by the borders of the parish of Shoreditch which later defined the borders of the Metropolitan Borough of Shoreditch. Since 1965, when the latter unit of local government was dissolved, it has been more fuzzily defined. Contemporary Shoreditch is often seen as the area bordered to the North by Old Street, to the east by the northern end of Brick Lane, to the south by Old Spitalfields market and to the west by Old Street Station. However, Hoxton to the north of Old Street was historically part of Shoreditch parish and borough and is still asociated with it.
The etymology of ‘Shoreditch’ is debated. A legendary early tradition connects it with Jane Shore, the mistress of Edward IV who according to an ancient ballad died in the eponymous ditch….However as the place is attested as ‘Soersditch’, long before this, a more plausible suggestion is ‘Sewer Ditch’, in reference to an ancient drain or watercourse in what was a boggy area adjacent to the ‘fens’ of Finsbury/Fensbury to the west (Mander 1996). Possibly it refers to the headwaters of the river Walbrook which rose in the Curtain Road area.
The legendary associations of Jane Shore with the area are commemorated by a very large painting of that lady being retrieved from the ditch at Haggerston Branch Library and by a design on glazed tiles in a shop in Shoreditch High Street, showing Edward IV meeting her at the goldsmith’s establishment her husband kept. This shop was formerly ‘The Jane Shore’ tavern (Clunn 1970: 312, 493).
The medieval parish of Shoreditch (St Leonard’s), was originally part of the county of Middlesex until 1889 when it became part of the County of London. The parish vestry was the local unit of administration until the creation of the Metropolitan Borough of Shoreditch in 1899 in the same area. Shoreditch town hall can still be seen on Old Street. It has been restored and is now run by the Shoreditch Town Hall Trust. The Metropolitan Borough of Shoreditch was made up of three main districts in all: Shoreditch, Hoxton and Haggerston. The whole Metropolitan Borough was incorporated into the much larger London Borough of Hackney in 1965. Read more…