Moving to London

Guide to London, UK

Moving to London
Whether moving to London from within the UK or from abroad, Abels Moving Services can help make it as smooth as possible.
Moving to London from within the UK or from Europe is usually by road. The method used if moving from further overseas depends upon preference and/or the original location, and could be by air or by sea. Abels has produced some guidance on the different methods to help you select the right mode for your move.

London
London is the capital city of the United Kingdom, and its largest city with some eight million inhabitants. It is the seat of power, home to the Parliament in the House of Commons, and the head of state, HM Queen Elizabeth II, with residences at Buckingham Palace and Windsor Castle.

London has something to offer everyone: it has a diverse mixture of people, places and cultures. It is well-known for its museums and theatres, the London Eye, London Zoo, Trafalgar Square and Oxford Street. It is the home of Wimbledon, of Wembley Stadium, of Twickenham, the home of rugby union, of five Premiership football teams (Chelsea, West Ham, Arsenal, Tottenham and Fulham), and the host of the 2012 Olympic Games, the third time the city has hosted the games. It is also famous for its underground train network – ‘the tube’ is the oldest in the world, and remains the largest. Notable buildings include St Paul’s Cathedral, Tower of London, Tower Bridge, City Hall, the Gherkin, Canary Wharf, the South Bank and the O2 stadium, the world’s most popular music venue.

Like the rest of the United Kingdom, London’s climate is temperate and changeable although the southeast region of England, where London is located, is invariably warmer than the northern extremes of the isles of Scotland.