Moving to King’s Lynn
Rough guide to King’s Lynn, Norfolk
Moving to King’s Lynn, Norfolk
Abels have been moving people in King’s Lynn and county of Norfolk for generations – the company was orignally established in Norfolk over 50 years ago. As such, we can ensure your move to King’s Lynn is as smooth and stress-free as possible.
Moving to King’s Lynn from within the UK or from Europe is done by road, with moves from abroad depending upon your preference and the original location. Abels has produced some guidance on the different methods to help you select the right mode for your move to King’s Lynn, and that could be by air or by sea.
King’s Lynn is the home town of the famous 1700s Royal Navy officer, George Vancouver. Vancouver was the first person to explore the Pacific coast of British Columbia, Alaska, Washington, Oregon and the South West coast of Australia. Over the years, other celebrities have also lived in the area including TV quiz show host, actor and author Stephen Fry and novelist, Fanny Burnley. The Norfolk residence of the British Royal Family, Sandringham House, is only six miles north-east of King’s Lynn.
King’s Lynn has its own local radio station, KL.FM 96.7 and a local newspaper, The Lynn News, which is published twice a week. The area is also the home to many poetry and literary festivals and the Guildhall has seen many Shakespearean plays performed there. In addition, The King’s Lynn Festival and Festival Too are both very popular events held in King’s Lynn. Indeed, Festival Too attracts more than twelve thousand people each year. For those with more classical tastes, The King’s Lynn Festival showcases classical music, orchestras, operas and theatre pieces. The area also has a funfair which visits once a year on Valentine’s Day.
There are many sports club in King’s Lynn. King’s Lynn Stars and a football club, King’s Lynn F.C. (also known as The Linnets) are just a couple of these, there is also a local basketball team, the College of West Anglia Furry. The town offers The Walks, a large grade II listed park established in the 1700s, for those who prefer more gentle exercise.
In addition to the facilities already available in King’s Lynn, the area is undergoing a major regeneration. The project which started in 2005 with the Vancouver Shopping centre and the building of a six million multi-storey car park will continue with the development of a hotel, bars, restaurants, shops, flats and a marina. Local Brownfield land is being developed into a business park, a school, parkland, houses and a new road. This project will have cost three hundred million pounds when finished.
King’s Lynn is well connected to the rest of the country.
The King’s Lynn Railway Station runs trains to Ely, Cambridge and London’s King’s Cross.