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Looking for some inspiration to move house? Take a look at some of our most popular moving destinations across Britain and find your next home.

Compare My Move helps more than 50,000 people move house across the UK each year. Covering every city, town and village from Land's End to John O'Groats, our quick comparison form will match you with a trusted removal company. Compare removal quotes and save up to 70% off moving costs.

  • 1. Moving to Cardiff?

    For those of you thinking of moving to Cardiff, we've put together this handy guide to take you through the properties, jobs, schools, areas to live in, and activities to enjoy in the Welsh capital. Cardiff is a multicultural and cosmopolitan city, often referred to as Europe’s youngest capital. In fact, the city has an incredibly rich history and offers a variety of activities, events and places enjoyed by both its residents and tourists from all walks of life.

    To help you decide if Cardiff is the right city for you, we've worked with our removal experts to discover the best areas of Cardiff, its transportation links, the cost of living and much more to ensure you're well informed before committing to the move.

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  • 2. Moving to Bristol?

    Bristol has a rich history as one of Britain’s largest ports and is a hub for architectural, creative, historical and cultural activities. Its economy contains aeronautical industry, a varied financial sector, ports and service industries. If you're thinking of moving to Bristol then this is the guide for you.

    We have worked with our removal experts to create a comprehensive guide to moving to Bristol for all you movers thinking of moving there by yourself or with your family. From the cost of living to the most popular areas, we have everything you need to know to make an informed decision.

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  • 3. Moving to Brighton?

    Brighton is a vibrant and colourful coastal city located in south-east England, renowned for being utterly welcoming and friendly. Brighton has everything you could want from a city, including shopping, restaurants, and programmes of live music, comedy and theatre.

    If you're thinking of moving to Brighton, then don't forget to check out our handy guide to discover the cost of living, popular areas and what the local transportation is like. Compare My Move have worked with our expert reviewers to ensure you're fully informed before your move.

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  • 4. What are the best areas of Bristol to live?

    Home to the River Avon, the Clifton Suspension Bridge and the Harbourside, Bristol is currently ranked the third best city to live and work in the UK, according to The Independent. As a newcomer to the city, or even a seasoned visitor wanting to buy a property, you may be confused about where is best to buy. There are so many areas to consider that it can make house-hunting seem impossible.

    Worry not - Compare My Move have worked with removal experts to find the 10 best areas to live in Bristol. From Clifton to Hotwells and Harbourside, we got through some of the most popular areas within the city and their average property prices.

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  • 5. The ultimate guide to Leeds

    With our expert reviewers, we have created the ultimate guide to Leeds to help you decide if it's the perfect place for your future home. With one of the most diverse employment sectors in the UK, a huge nightlife and social scene, and a thriving arts and creatives network, Leeds is a thriving city that offers everything you could possibly want.

    In this guide, we give you a quick run-down of the facts and figures of living in Leeds, as well as the best schools and transport links it has to offer. Before you commit to the move, use this handy guide to become more informed and knowledgeable on life in Leeds.

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  • 6. Moving to North London?

    North London is one of the most cosmopolitan and multicultural parts of the capital. It’s a popular choice for people moving to London, and it’s easy to see why. If you're thinking about moving to this area of the UK, then you need to do your research before committing to the move to help you make a more informed decision.

    Compare My Move have worked alongside removal experts to create this handy guide on life within North London. We go through some of the most popular residential areas, the transport links and everything you need to know to determine if North London is the perfect place for your future home.

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  • 7. Moving to South London?

    South London is often seen as the more picturesque half of London. With parks and woodland in abundance, as well a variety of independent cafes, restaurants and shops, it can sometimes be easy to forget you are living in the capital city. If you're thinking that South London could be your future home, then this is the perfect guide for you!

    We've worked with our experts in removals to create a guide stating all the important details you need to know before committing to the move to South London. From local transportation to what to do for fun, we have everything you need to make an informed decision.

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  • 8. Moving to Edinburgh?

    Edinburgh is a vibrant city rich in both history and culture. The Capital of Scotland is a hub for employment and industry, and compared to other major UK cities, is affordable to live in, whether you’re a student, young professional or have a family. If you're thinking about moving to this wonderful city, then make sure you go through our guide to help you make an informed decision.

    With the help of our removal experts, Compare My Move have created this handy guide explaining property prices, employment and living costs within Edinburgh.

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  • 9. Moving to Bromley?

    Located Southeast of London, Bromley is one of the largest boroughs in London, and one of the most residential. Just 12 miles from central London, it's well connected and presents a more affordable option for living in the capital city than most other boroughs. If you think this could be your future home, then this guide will help you make a more informed decision.

    We have worked alongside our experts in removals to create a handy, useful guide that provides you with everything you need to know before committing to the move. From the cost of living to the local transportation, Compare My Move have added all the necessary information to make your decision easier.

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  • 10. Moving to West London?

    Choosing where to live in London can sometimes be tricky, especially if you don't know a whole lot about the area. West London is a vibrant and thriving area home to more than 1.5 million people across its seven boroughs. The district has a dynamic mix of nationalities, cultures and ethnicity across its many communities and has recently undergone major regeneration projects following the success of East London since the 2012 Olympics.

    For those of you considering West London as your new home, Compare My Move have worked with removal experts to create a handy guide explaining life in West London. We go through the best areas to live, where to go for retail therapy and the local transportation.

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  • 11. Moving to Liverpool?

    Liverpool is one of the most popular cities to visit in the UK, full of rich history, diverse jobs, low cost of living and fantastic nightlife. From the warehouses and tobacco houses to the churches, this city is overflowing with fascinating and beautiful Victorian and medieval architecture.

    Thinking of moving to Liverpool? This guide goes through all the important factors that will help you make an informed decision. With the help of our removal experts, we look at the cost of living, the best areas to live and also the local transportation; everything you need to know when deciding if Liverpool is the place for you.

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  • 12. Moving to Glasgow?

    Located in the West of Scotland, Glorious Glasgow is a thriving metropolitan City and a popular place to live in Scotland. If you’re considering moving to Glasgow, you might be unsure of where you should live, what jobs are on offer or even what there is to do when you reach the city. Worry not - we have the answers in this handy guide which has been reviewed by our removal experts for accuracy.

    From the best areas to live to the local schools and education, we go through all the important factors that you need to know before making your decision.

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  • 13. Moving to Birmingham?

    Often referred to as the UK’s Second City, Birmingham is a very popular place to live, with reasonable property prices, a vast array of culture, lush green spaces and more canal waterways than Venice. It has a current population of over 1.1 million and is the most ethnically diverse city in the UK.

    If you're thinking that Birmingham could be your new home, then this is the guide for you. With advice from our removal experts, we go through the living costs, local transportation and everything else you need to know about the city before deciding if it's the place for you.

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  • 14. Moving to Gloucester?

    Home of the Cherry and Whites, the world-famous Gloucester Cathedral, and of course cheese rolling, Gloucester is a vibrant and attractive place to live and work. Nestled between the Cotswolds and Forest of Dean, with a range of parks and canal walks, Gloucester is perfect for cyclists, walkers, and lovers of green spaces. Close to the M5 motorway, it's easily connected to the midlands and southwest, and London through the M4 corridor.

    For those looking for the best places to live in Gloucester, we've included everything you need to know to choose your new home. Using advice from our removals experts, Compare My Move goes through the local property market, employment in the area and the transportation.

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  • 15. Moving to Leicester?

    Known as Britain's first Environment City and holder of the title ‘European Sustainable City', Leicester is a compact city, boasting a lot of green space. The historic city is the 10th largest in the UK, and has been voted one of the top 10 cities to visit by the Lonely Planet, due to its appealing cultural diversity, transport links, shopping and outstanding architecture.

    If you think Leicester could be your future home, then Compare My Move has everything you need to make a fully informed decision before you commit to the move. From employment opportunities to where to live, we've included as much information as possible with the help of our removal experts.

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  • 16. What are the best areas of Cardiff to live in?

    Cardiff, the capital of Wales, is the main base for Welsh media and entertainment. It is a city rich in culture with Cardiff Castle offering an insight into its intriguing past. The scenic parks allow for an escape from city life during the days you’d rather surround yourself with nature or just take a walk with your beloved pets. But where exactly are the best places to call home in the city?

    As a Cardiff-based company, we're well accustomed to the city. That is why, with the help of our removal experts, we've created this helpful guide to provide you with as much information as possible before deciding whether it's the place for you. From Roath to Penarth, all the most popular areas of Cardiff are listed here, along with the local property prices.

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  • 17. Where should you live in Reading?

    One of the largest towns in the UK, Reading is a diverse and lively town in Berkshire well known for its annual Reading Festival, attracting artists and fans from around the world. A mere 30 minutes away from London, Reading is the perfect home for those who wish to leave the bustling city life whilst also being provided with vast amounts of entertainment. But where are the best places to live?

    For those looking to move to Reading, Compare My Move created this guide with the help of removal experts to provide you with everything you need to know to make an informed decision. From Earley to Pangbourne, we go through all the local property prices and what makes each area so special.

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  • 18. The ultimate guide to living in Reading

    Voted the 7th best place to earn a living in the UK, Reading initially attracts commuters for its job opportunities with people eventually moving there as it’s a lot more affordable than living in London. With the help of our removals experts, we've created the ultimate guide for those of you looking to move and live in Reading.

    To help you decide, we've included the cost of living, property prices, transportation and much more. Moving house is an important decision and so researching the area beforehand is the best way to ensure it's the right place for you.

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  • 19. The ultimate guide to living in Greenwich

    Located Southeast of London, Greenwich is a London borough famous for lending its name to the Greenwich Median and Greenwich Mean Time. With beautiful architecture, spacious parks and The Royal Observatory attracting hundreds of visitors every year, it’s easy to see how you can fall in love with Greenwich, wanting to call it home. Some areas may be known for their high prices but there are affordable areas to be discovered, it just takes a little hunting.

    If you think Greenwich is the perfect place to call home, then this guide will take you through everything you need to know before moving to the area. With the help of our removal experts, we will talk you through property prices, the cost of living, local schools and much more.

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