Bicester removals

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    Rated 'Excellent'
    on Trustpilot

    Family Owned
Established 1973

    Family Owned
    Established 1973

    British Association
of Removers

    British Association
    of Removers

    Eco Friendly

    Eco Friendly

    Moves Made Easy  

    Move without the worries. We’ll create bespoke plan tailored to you and your family.

    All our packages include…

    • Removal Coordinator
      Removal Coordinator
      A dedicated Removal Coordinator will be assigned to your move.
    • Mileage
      Your quote will include mileage to ensure there are no hidden costs.
    • Cover for Goods in Transit
      Cover for Goods in Transit
      We offer restricted liability as standard, further options are available.
    • Carbon Footprint Offsetting
      Carbon Footprint Offsetting
      We’re planting over 2,000 trees to offset our carbon emissions.
    •  Trained, Uniformed Staff
      Trained, Uniformed Staff
      All Armishaws’ crew members are background checked and carry photo ID.
    • Recycled Materials
      Recycled Materials
      Our crews use recycled and recyclable materials wherever possible.
    • Covers & Blankets
      Covers & Blankets
      White goods and furniture are protected with slot-on, padded covers.
    • Carpet Runners
      Carpet Runners
      Full floor protection is also available at both locations (fees may apply).
    • Used Box Recycling Service
      Used Box Recycling Service
      Flat, used boxes can be collected (location dependent, fees may apply).
    • Robe Cartons
      Robe Cartons
      Your clothes will travel in style with specialist boxes for hanging garments.
    • Storage Options
      Storage Options
      Short and long term storage, with collection and delivery also available (fees may apply).
    • Biodegradable Mattress Bags
      Biodegradable Mattress Bags
      These sealable bags are only used once, then recycled.

    What our customers say...

    Armishaws Removals

    Why choose Armishaws for your move...

    Established in 1973, Armishaws are a family run company based here in the South West. We believe in greener removals, we’re planting 2,000 trees in the region to offset the carbon emissions of your move. We’re members of the British Association of Removers and operate to the highest standards of customer care and financial security. All our crews are trained to ensure you receive the best customer service, so you can rest assured that your possessions are well cared for in transit and in storage. With our high Trustpilot rating and reviews from so many happy customers, you can be sure that with Armishaws your move is in good hands.

    Greener Moves

    As part of our commitment to reducing the impact of our removals on the environment…

    2,000 Trees

    We’re planting 2,000 trees to help offset carbon emissions and create vital habitat for wildlife.

    Box Recycling Service

    We collect your boxes to re-use or recycle, giving you one less thing to worry about (dependent on location, fees may apply).

    Recycled Boxes

    All our boxes and soft packaging are made from recycled and recyclable materials to protect your belongs and the environment.

    Greener Vehicles

    Our teams drive greener vehicles and all our drivers go through driver efficiency training to reduce the amount of fuel used.

    Acid Free Wrapping

    We use acid free tissue paper which is not only better for the environment, acid free paper is also far better for your items.

    Biodegradable Mattress Bags

    We use sealable bags to help protect your mattresses while in transit, each bag is used only once before being recycled.

    Make your move greener
    with Armishaws.

    See our Eco Pledge here...

    Local Removals

    Staying Local?

    At Armishaws we provide all moves great and small, whether you’re heading overseas or staying in the local area. Oxfordshire towns and villages we cover include;

    • Bucknell
    • Stratton Audley
    • Ambrosden
    • Wedlebury
    • Steeple Aston
    • Kingswood
    • Marsh Gibbon
    • Steeple Claydon
    • Twyford
    • Bainton

    Ask our friendly team for a free, no hassle quote today.

    Bicester – 6 Quirky Facts

    1. In the beginning…
      The original settlement dates back to 643AD. Bicester was built on the crossroads of two major Roman routes connecting Roman fortresses.
    2. Name Game
      The onomatology of ‘Bicester’ throws up a few quirks. The Latin translation means “two forts’ (bi cester). A map dated to 1610 shows four different spellings of the name and wills from the 17th and 18th century give 45 different spellings. And for those new to the area, it is pronounced the same as ‘Mister’, not ‘bi-chester’ as many visitors believe.
    3. Conquered
      In 1086 William the Conqueror created the Domesday Book as a means of measuring the wealth of towns in order to collect taxes. Bicester was recorded as having 28 villagers, 14 smallholders, 5 slaves, 12 acres of meadow, 1 woodland, 2 mills and an annual value of 16 pounds.
    4. Military Standing
      The area is rich in military history. As ever, the first to create defendable fortified positions were the Romans who had a number of forts in the area. The English Civil War saw the arrival of the Parliamentarians who made Bicester the headquarters of their forces. In 1793 the lord of the manor John Coker created a local militia in answer to the very real threat of French invasion by Napoleon’s troops. This was bolstered by Oxford University who created a regiment with John Coker as its (elected) Colonel. This force consisted of 60 privates and 6 officers. The regiment more than doubled in size after Napoleon’s second rise to power. During the First World War the Royal Flying Corps established an air base just outside the town.
    5. Garden City
      In 2014 Bicester became a ‘Garden City’ bringing with it the growth of an extra 13,000 homes. This has also increased services, businesses and employment in the area.
    6. Bicester Village
      Today the town is best known for the retail shopping village. Consisting of 160 stores, it is a shopping paradise featuring designer names at outlet prices. Homeware, kitchenware, jewellery, clothes, shoes, sportswear, chocolate with plenty of parking and a food hall.

    Bicester – Local Info

    Schools Ofsted has reviewed 20 schools, colleges and nurseries in the area. Parents can view reports here.

    Population – One of Oxfordshire’s biggest towns, in 2011 the population stood at 30,854.

    Transport – Close to the M40 motorway, Bicester offers great access to the Midlands, M25 and London. The A34 and A41 meet just to the south of the town. By train, London can be reached in under an hour and Oxford in less than 20 minutes. Oxford Airport is a 22-minute drive.

    News – The Bicester Advertiser covers all the local news, events and sport.

    Best of Bicester

    While the outlet shopping village might make the most noise, Bicester has a rich vein of great independent shops and services. Here’s a look at a few of our favourites;

    Bicester Wools

    Looking for a new hobby? New to the area and want somewhere friendly to find all your crafty needs? Bicester Wools are the go to guys!

    17 Market Square, OX26 6AD

    The Blue Texel

    Showcasing the best taste and flavours of the region, The Blue Texel is a butchers and farm shop that prides itself on providing locally and ethically sourced tasty goodness.

    1 Station Road, Launton, OX26 5DS

    S&H Coffee Shop

    So much more than a coffee shop, S&H is a lovely place to drop by for a bite to eat and pick up gifts and crafts from local producers. Treats for you, gifts for them!

    The Green, Alchester Road, Chesterton, OX26 1UU

    The Wriggly Monkey Brewery

    ‘Beer for petrol heads’ The Wriggly Monkey can be found at the Motor Transport Garage, a great trip out for those that love cars and fancy taking a little something home to enjoy later.

    Motor Transport Garage Building, OX27 8AL

    Broadribb Cycles

    If you’re ready to get back in the saddle for a greener commute, to stay in shape or just explore the area, Broadribb Cycles offer a complete, friendly service.

    85 Sheep Street, OX26 6JS

    About Bicester

    A charming market town, today Bicester is buoyed by the huge outlet shopping centre that is packed with big designer brands at low prices. Formerly the town has been a centre for bell making, wool production, farming and was the headquarters for Oliver Cromwell’s New Model Army during the English Civil War.

    Equidistant between London and Birmingham, Milton Keynes and Oxford are also both within easy reach making Bicester a popular commuter town.


    Bicester has plenty to keep newbies entertained, there’s a cinema, theatre, tennis club, leisure centre, sports clubs and plenty of green spaces to enjoy. Shopaholics can get their fix at the very impressive Bicester Village outlet centre, full of designer names. Car enthusiasts can get revved up at the Bicester Heritage Museum, located at a former WWII bomber base.


    With easy access to the Midlands and London via the M40, the town is served by the A34 and A41 that meet just to the south of Bicester. London is just under an hour by train, Oxford less than 20 minutes and Oxford International Airport is a short 22-minute journey by car.

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