Kensington Removals

Armishaws provide the highest levels of service for your move.

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    Rated 'Excellent'
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    Family Owned
Established 1973

    Family Owned
    Established 1973

    British Association
of Removers

    British Association
    of Removers

    Eco Friendly

    Eco Friendly

    Our Removals service includes…

    Removals that fit. Armishaws create bespoke relocation services designed to your exact needs. 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.

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    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.

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    Kensington Removals

    Staying Local?

    Armishaws are the ‘Trusted Removals Company’ providing the highest levels of service for UK and international relocations for those moving to or from South West London including;

    • Notting Hill
    • Paddington
    • Shepherd’s Bush
    • White City
    • Chelsea
    • Pimlico
    • Westminster
    • Battersea
    • Vauxhall
    • Mayfair

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

    9 Quirky Facts About Kensington

    1. The Palace
      Built in 1605, Kensington Palace is known by royals as the ‘Aunt’s Pile’ as it’s where royal relatives live away from Buckingham Palace. Princess Diana lived there for 15 years and over 1 million bouquets were left at the palace gates when she died. The site is said to be haunted including the ghost of King George, who allegedly roams the King’s Gallery moaning, “Why won’t they come?” (which were his last words). You can hire parts of the palace for events and weddings if you have a few bob.
    2. A Bit Posh
      Queen Victoria was born at Kensington Palace and spent much of her childhood there. After her death in 1901, Kensington was granted Royal Borough status. It became the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea in 1965.
    3. Bit of a Geezer
      If you’d popped into the Anglesea Arms on Selwood Terrace, South Kensington in 1963 for a Babycham (they were all the rage that year), you might have spotted Bruce Roberts sitting at a table with some ‘acquaintances’. It was here that Bruce first started plotting The Great Train Robbery.
    4. Top of the Stops
      Kensington is home to four of London’s most visited attractions (Natural History Museum, Science Museum, V&A Museum, and Royal Albert Hall), three of those are also in the UK’s top 20 most visited attractions. The Albert Hall is the only place the Beatles and The Rolling Stones ever appeared on the same bill. Twice! Mind you, we once saw Chas ‘n’ Dave and The Wurzels playing at the same gig (younger readers will probably have to Google them).
    5. ‘ow Much?!?
      It ain’t cheap, in fact average house prices in Kensington Palace Gardens top an eye-watering £40,000,000!!
    6. I’m a celeb…
      If you are popping out for a pint of milk and get chatting to the locals, you might recognise one or two. Famous faces to have lived in the borough include; Bernie Ecclestone, David and Victoria Beckham, Nigella Lawson, Jeremy Paxman, Kylie Minogue, Stormzy, plus numerous royals such as William and Kate, Harry and Meghan, Princess Diana, Princess Margaret and many others.
    7. Read All About It!
      Kensington is also home to some of the UK’s biggest dallies, The Independent, The i, The Daily Mail, Mail On Sunday, Evening Standard and Metro are all based here.
    8. Fooled You!
      Somewhat confusingly for out-of-towners, West Kensington underground station isn’t actually in the Borough of Kensington & Chelsea at all.
    9. Party Time
      Kensington knows how to put on a shindig. Princess Margaret held parties at Kensington Palace that were legendary, although guests kept tight lipped about goings-on. As the saying goes, “What happens in Kensington Palace…”
      Another big ‘do’, Notting Hill Carnival is the second largest carnival in the world (after Rio) and attracts over 2 million party people, is staffed by an army of 40,000 mostly volunteers and the parade has more than 15,000 costumes. 9,000 police help look after everyone which is worth a considerable £93,000,000 to the local economy.

    Kensington – Local Info

    Schools – Unsurprisingly, Kensington has some excellent schools. Families can view the latest Ofstead reports here.

    Population – In 2011 the government census recorded a population of 158,649.

    Transport – There are 13 tube stations and 2 overground stations in the wider borough which sits in Zone 1 of TfL. It’s also one of London’s best spots for cycle paths. The A4 running through the Kensington gives easy access to the M4 and on to Heathrow (39 minutes by car) and the M25.

    News – New residents can keep up with local affairs in print and online with Kensington & Chelsea Times and KCWLondon.

    Best Of Kensington

    Kensington has some charming independent shops, restaurants and cafés that help make it such a sought-after location. Here’s the pick of a rather fine crop;

    Kensington Design

    Ready to give your new home that perfect makeover? You can get a helping hand thanks to the team at Kensington Design who help clients create their perfect homes.

    Go visit! – 12 Stratford Road, W8 6QD

    Sally Clarke

    With their own wine, olive oils, baked goods, sweet treats, hampers and a superb restaurant, you can stock your pantry or grab a bite to go. Exquisite taste!

    Go visit! – 121 Kensington Church Street, W8 7LP

    Gail’s Bread

    Giving your daily bread the reverence it deserves, Gail’s is so much more than just a bakery. This is artisan bread at its finest, along with a whole range of delicious treats.

    Go visit! – 240-242 Kensington High Street, W8 6ND

    Cologne & Cotton

    Creating the finest bed linen, colognes, scents, baby products, all encapsulated in their timeless style. It’s the perfect way to start feathering your new nest.

    Go visit! – 15-16 Highdown Road, Leamington Spa, CV31 1XT

    About Kensington

    Rappers, royals party goers, Great Train Robbers, Kensington is wonderfully rebellious. It’s one of London’s most glamorous boroughs and commands some of the capital’s highest house prices. It’s also home to exquisite independent shops restaurants, amazing live entertainment venues, galleries and some of the UK’s most visited attractions. And that’s before you start visiting the historic buildings, iconic monuments… On top of that, there’s a hugely diverse population bringing together an incredible melting pot of cultures, flavours, music and events like the Notting Hill Carnival. It’s no wonder so many people have an eye on moving to Kensington.


    You really can shop ‘til you drop with some of London’s funkiest independent retailers, artisan bakers, independent brewers, delicious delis. Foodies will find a cosmopolitan mix of flavours from around the world, whether you’re dining out, grabbing a bite to go or finding ingredients for home cooking. There’s a great selection of museums (some of the world’s finest in fact), art galleries and a packed events calendar with everything from sports events, live music, festivals, carnivals and every kind of ‘knees up’ in between.


    The royal borough has no fewer than 13 tube stops and 2 overground stations, most of which sit in Zone 1 of TfL. Vehicular access in and out of Kensington is a cinch with the A4 giving access to the M4, Heathrow (roughly 40 minutes) and M25. Greener travellers will find a good network of cycle lanes.

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