South East London Removals: Removals Waterloo
Removals, Storage, Man and Van, Office Moves and House Clearance in Waterloo and SE1, South East London.
Allen & Young are a Moving and Storage Company based in London and we regularly move clients to and from the Waterloo 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 Waterloo.
If you need a remover, a man and van, some storage, packing or house clearance in the Waterloo area, simply call or email Allen and Young today.
Waterloo is the informal name given to the district around Waterloo station and the southern end of Waterloo Bridge and located in postcode SW1. Allen and Young Ltd carry out all moving services including removals, man and van, storage, packing and house clearance in the Waterloo area.
London Waterloo is a major railway terminus in London, England and is owned and operated by Network Rail. Although it is the biggest and busiest station in the UK, it is only served by South West Trains. It is the terminus of a network of commuter railway lines in South West England and the suburbs of London. In the 2006/07 financial year during which the Eurostar service ceased using Waterloo, it was the busiest station in the UK by passenger numbers.
The London and South Western Railway (L&SWR) opened the station on 11 July 1848 when its main line was extended from Nine Elms. The unfulfilled intention was for a through station with services to the City.
The name on opening was ‘Waterloo Bridge Station’, from the nearby Waterloo Bridge across the Thames. In 1886 it officially became ‘Waterloo Station’ reflecting the long-standing common usage, and that of some L&SWR timetables.
As the station grew it became increasingly ramshackle: a little-used railway line even crossed the main concourse on the level and passed through an archway in the station building to connect to the South Eastern Railway’s smaller station, now Waterloo East, whose tracks lie perpendicular to those of Waterloo. Passengers were confused by the layout and by the two very close stations called ‘Waterloo’. This complexity and confusion became the butt of jokes by writers and music hall comics. In Jerome K. Jerome’s book Three Men in a Boat no one at Waterloo knows the wanted train’s platform, departure time or destination.
Waterloo Bridge is a road and foot traffic bridge crossing the River Thames in London between Blackfriars Bridge and Hungerford Bridge. The name of the bridge is in memory of the British victory at the Battle of Waterloo in 1815. Thanks to its location at a strategic bend in the river, the views of London (Westminster, the South Bank and London Eye to the west, the City of London and Canary Wharf to the east) from the bridge are widely held to be the finest from any spot at ground level.
The first bridge on the site was designed in 1809-10 by John Rennie for the Strand Bridge Company and opened in 1817 as a toll bridge. The granite bridge had nine arches, each of 120 feet (36.6 m) span, separated by double Grecian-Doric stone columns and was 2,456 feet (748.6 m) long, including approaches. Before its opening it was known as ‘Strand Bridge’. It was nationalised in 1878 and given to the Metropolitan Board of Works, who removed the toll from it. Serious problems were found in its construction and the new owners reinforced it. Paintings of the bridge were created by the French Impressionist Claude Monet and English Impressionist, John Constable. Read more…