How Much Are Removal Company Costs In London?
In 2021, the average cost of a removal company in London is £1,547. Our data shows that our previous London movers paid an average low of £740 and the highest price paid was £2,354, on average.
It's important to remember that the cost of your removals will vary and depends on how far you're moving and the size of your property. To get the best price for your London removals, make sure you compare quotes with Compare My Move.compare now
Best Time of Year to Move House in London?
Our research shows the most popular month for our London movers is August, with 11.14% opting for a summer move. Followed closely by July, over 10% of all users chose another summer month to book their removals. With better weather and lighter days in August, this doesn’t come as a surprise. Many families also prefer a summer move to coordinate it with the school holidays and extra time off work and school as a family.
Our data shows that the least favourite time of year to move house in London is December, with just 6.88% wanting a winter move. Another unpopular month to book a removal company in London is January, with a further 7.12% of London movers preferring a winter move. Some removal companies might offer special discounts during the winter and other low demand months to help keep busy, so it’s worth asking your removal company.
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Most Popular Day of The Week to Move House In London?
We can reveal that the most popular day to move house in London is a Saturday, with 30.52% of all London movers booking their removal company for the weekend. This is closely followed by a Friday move, with a further 25.41% opting for a weekend move. It’s clear that many people prefer a weekend move to London, and with the extra time off work to settle in your new place, this doesn’t come as a surprise.
The least favourite day of the week for our London movers is a Tuesday, with just 9.16% of moves taking place. Sunday is another unpopular day to book a removal company, with only 9.42% choosing the end of the weekend. With the start of the working week on Monday and estate agent’s offices often closed, we can see why a Sunday move is avoided.
lt’s worth noting that some removal companies might offer more affordable prices for days that are in low demand. Our London removal companies are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, to ensure a smooth house move.compare now
What Are The Top Locations for London Movers?
To help with your house hunt, we’ve explored some of the most popular destinations for our London movers. Croydon was revealed as the favourite location with 12.42% of users calling the borough home.
The average house price in Croydon is £397,470, which is 50% more affordable than London’s average property price at £798,466. With affordable house prices and excellent transport links, we can see why this is the most popular destination for our London movers.
A close second, Bromley is another popular location for our London users, with 11.17% moving here. Brent and Dartford were some of the other favourite locations, with 10.19% and 8.62% of moves going here.
Below we explore each area in greater detail, looking at their average house price and listing some information on the local amenities and facilities.compare now
The average price paid for property in Croydon over the last year was £397,470, with detached properties fetching £727,754 on average. Just a 45-minute drive from Central London, Croydon offers excellent transport links.
Another favourite location for our London movers is Bromley. The average property price is £538,786, with detached properties averaging at £868,616. Bromley boasts Georgian and Victorian properties as well as modern apartments. However terraced properties cover the heart of Bromley, with the average terraced property sold for £454,086 in the last year.
The North London borough of Brent is one of the most culturally diverse areas of London. Offering a family-friendly community feel, Brent will soon benefit from regeneration plans too. The average house price in Brent is £648,630, with detached properties averaging at £1,116,739 and terraced properties costing around £791,815.
Dartford offers a range of property types, from large family homes to modern apartments. The average house price in Dartford is £339,295, with detached properties selling for £609,645 and terraced houses going for £317,476.
What are the Average House Prices In London?
As the most expensive place to live in the UK, London’s overall average house price for 2021 stands at £798,758, according to Rightmove. Flats are the most popular type of property to purchase in London, with the average price of a flat going for £622,880 in the last 12 months.
Terraced properties in London have an average price of £950,510, while semi-detached properties currently average at £1,081,380. Overall, the average property price in London was up 6% compared to 2020.
We’ve done the hard work for you and listed some of the best areas of London to live in, including information on the area and the average house price. Some areas we chose to look at include Bromley, Sutton, Lambeth and Islington.compare now
Voted one of the happiest places to live in London, Bromley’s average house price stands at £542,409. Offering a range of property types, Bromley boasts huge Victorian and Edwardian detached houses all the way to modern flats to rent. With great transport links around London, Bromley is not far from both the South coast and the countryside.
Offering more affordable property than London’s average, Sutton has an average house price of £464,035. Home to some of the UK’s best schools, Sutton boasts a variety of well-respected primary, secondary, all-boys and all-girls schools. Not only is Sutton incredibly well connected with transport, but it is also is home to many green spaces.
Slightly more expensive than London’s average house price, a Lambeth property goes for an average of £961,870. Boasting an abundance of green space, Lambeth is a popular area among young professionals. With a real community feel, Lambeth hosts regular markets and is home to independent vintage shops, unique bars and award-winning restaurants.
Boasting a range of property types, Islington presents Georgian and early Victorian terraced houses all the way to modern new-build properties. Islington has an average property price of £857,747, which is more expensive than London’s average at £476,588. The borough is popular amongst families and professionals.
What are the Average Rental Costs in London?
If you’re not ready to buy a house in London yet, you might consider renting as an option. We’ve done the research with the help from Zoopla’s area guide data to save you time and effort. The overall average rent in London in 2021 is £2,623 pcm, with one-bedroom flats costing £1,627 pcm and two-bedroom houses averaging at £2,338 pcm.
Renting is an extremely popular option in London due to the city’s high house prices. We’ve looked at some most affordable areas to rent in London, including Croydon, Bexley, Barking and Dagenham and Redbridge. We’ve included the average current rent price, and rent costs for one-bedroom flats and two-bedroom houses to help with your house hunt.compare now
A popular area for young renters, Croydon’s average rent is £1,143 pcm pcm, with 1-bedroom flats averaging at £921 pcm and 2-bedroom houses costing £1,319 pcm. As well as being one of the cheapest areas to rent in London, Croydon also has great transport links into the capital. From large period detached homes to Victorian cottages, Croydon offers a wide range of property to rent.
One of the cheapest areas to rent in London, Bexley’s average rent price is £1,179 pcm, with 1-bedroom flats costing £859 pcm and 2-bedroom houses averaging at £1,257 pcm. Just a 30-minute train ride to central London, Bexley offers a range of properties to rent, from large period houses to small modern apartments.
- Barking and Dagenham
With an average rent of £1,343 pcm, Barking and Dagenham is another affordable area of London to rent. You can find 1-bedroom flats costing £1,080 pcm, whilst 2-bedroom houses average at £1,349 pcm. Barking and Dagenham offers a range of property, from terraced houses to modern apartments.
A popular area for families, Redbridge has an average rent price of £1,295 pcm, with 1-bedroom flats costing £1,007 pcm and 2-bedroom houses average at £1,374 pcm. Boasting many green spaces and well-respected schools, we can see why Redbridge is a family-friendly area of London.