We’ll work with you to create a bespoke package tailored to your needs. All our relocations include;
Armishaws having been moving and shaking in South West London since 1973, helping families, individuals and businesses move to, from and across the county, plus international house moves. As members of the British Association of Removers we offer greater levels of financial security and pride ourselves on excellent customer service. We also value the incredible countryside of South West London, we’re market leaders in eco-friendly removals so you can be confident that your move won’t cost the earth. It’s one of the reasons our customers rate Armishaws so highly on Trustpilot.
Ruislip Lido is a 60 acre lake that has a manmade sandy beach. Yep, it’s just like the Bahamas… If the Bahamas had more hipster coffee shops, bendy buses and moved to West London. But it does have some incredible wildlife and is even home to parrots (believed to be released pets, London now has thriving colonies of colourful parrots).
The Oval cricket ground and Twickenham both have mixed histories. While the Oval has been witness to some of the sports greatest triumphs (and defeats, sadly) before it was built in 1845 it was actually a cabbage patch. Twickenham has equally mighty credentials, one les celebrated moment came in April 1974, Australian Michael O’Brien became the first streaker at a major sporting event.
Now a major route in for deliveries of all kinds, the road once known as The Devil’s Highway leading into South West London was once a major route for highwaymen to prey on unsuspecting travellers. The Bald Faced Stag was a notorious drinking point for highwaymen. The inn closed in 1912 before racing driver Kenelm Lee Guinness built a motor racing workshop in the basement. They went on to build two world land-speed record-breaking cars: Sir Malcolm Campbell’s ‘Blue Bird’ and Major Henry Segrave’s ‘Golden Arrow’.
It actually did cost a penny to use the ladies toilets at Battersea Park. After complaints from some the charges were removed. However the richer ladies of Victorian London were not amused by the lack of charges and the type of person that might share their toilets, so the charge was reintroduced. More female protests arrived in the 1890’s when Hyde Park banned from riding bicycles. Undeterred the female cyclists started riding in Battersea Park instead. This time it was the local gentlemen who objected and the ladies were sent packing (or should that be peddling?).
On the 13th of November 1642 38,000 men stood on Turnham Green in what was to be one of the largest battles of the English Civil War. On the battlefield that day was one a dashing young captain by the name of Oliver Cromwell. He would rise to become Lord Protector of England and take off the King’s head in the process. While King Charles I had his doubters, Cromwell went on to become just as much of a tyrant and banned all manner of things including; drinking in public, wearing make-up, morris dancing, feasting, dancing and Christmas! (ok, morris dancing fair enough but Christmas? When else are people going to eat their own bodyweight in Quality Street and moan that there’s “Nothing on the telly!”?!?).
Cromwell didn’t get everything his own way. Although the common-man was considered suitable for giving the enemy target practise, despite Parliament fighting for greater liberties and a life without hardship under the king, this benefit only really applied to the rich. The Levellers were a movement (largely Parliamentarian army) that aimed to level things up and despite being hunted down by their own leaders. The Putney Debates were a series of talks held between the new momenvemnts leader and MPs where important rulings were made for common folk including; One man – one vote, equality of law, democratically elected MPs and freedom from conscription. These principles later became the basis of the American Constitution.
RAF Uxbridge was at the centre of WWII and this once small and seemingly insignificant locale actually helped turned the tide of the Second World War. It was from this underground room that operations were directed during the Battle of Britain, the British victory (which included pilots across the Commonwealth and Poland)prevented Hitler from launching his planned invasion of Southern England. A few years later and Uxbridge was at it again, directing fighters and bombers that paved the way for the D-Day landings.
West London also changed the Olympics (and every 26 miles fun run) forever. At the London Olympics of 1908 it was discovered that the finishing line for the marathon stopped short of the royal box where Queen Alexandra would be sitting expecting to see the action. So, in true London style… They bodged it. An extra 385 yards was added to the course to get the runners to finish in exactly the right spot. Now all official marathons are run over 26 and 385 yards (now you know who to blame when your legs turn to jelly in the final mile).
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The greenest area of London (home to almost half the city’s parks), South West London is also the most sought after and commands some of the capitals highest house prices. Steeped in history This area of London has been at the centre of some of the nation’s most pivotal moments (The Putney Debates, Battle of Britain and first rugby streaker were all based here, see below for details). It is also home to some of England’s most visited attractions, museums and galleries, as well as superb independent shops, sports stadiums, TV and movie studios, recording studios and huge events such as Notting Hill Carnival.
Population – 940,000 (2011 You.Gov census)
Schools – Parents and families heading to the this part of the capital can see Ofsted reports and scores for South West London schools.
Go wild at WWT London Wetland Centre. This stunning area of marshland is home to a hugely diverse range of wildlife you might not associate with London.
You can cycle from Chiswick to Putney without dodging buses. Cycle paths along the river make it a wonderfully tranquil and charming ride for the whole family.
As well as just busting out the blanket and enjoying a fun family afternoon, many of London’s historic sites hold Picnic in the Park concerts.
A Thames River cruise is a wonderful way to really get to know London. It’s not just for tourists and if you’re a London local that hasn’t been, you really should.
London is home to some of the world’s finest museums covering everything from fashion, films, natural science, art, theatre and more…
There are several publications both in print and online covering local news, events and updates;
The trusted removals service, Armishaws have been helping people relocate to and from the capital since 1973. During this time there is very little we haven’t see, from awkward access and tight traffic to unusual items, our crews have the experience and knowledge to help you with your South West London removals. And it’s easy to see why so many people are heading to the area which has the best transport links in London, Heathrow, The M4, M40 and M25 and all in easy reach, while it’s just a few stops to get into the West End and London City. Yet West London still retains its unique charms that mix city living with wide open, green spaces and a vibrant, creative more relaxed feel than much of the capital.