When people think of Paddington they often think of famous children’s book character, Paddington Bear. What they don’t consider is that it is a prime place to live. It is a bustling area with much to do and see and has a rich history. So if you’re thinking of moving home into or around London then it may just be the place for you.
However, you may get excited at first but then the thought of all the hard work that is involved starts to get in the way. You start to bear in mind that you have to organise your belongings and obtain materials containers for packing. Then you have to begin the arduous task of packing itself which and if done incorrectly can result in your things being lost or broken and you may even injure yourself when carrying an incorrectly loaded box. Then transportation and parking have to be arranged (check the options here
), and you face the difficult task of getting everything you own from your home onto the vans, which can be extremely complicated when moving larger items.
Luckily for you Man and Van can do all of these tasks for you. We can provide the knowledge, the materials and the manpower that will have your move over with within a day or two. Our prices can’t be beat so call now on 020 3743 9354 for a free, no obligation quote of our services
. We can help you at any point during your move so there’s no reason not to request our assistance.
Paddington is within the City of Westminster and a part of Central London and its post code district is W2. The area’s earliest known history goes back to 1056 when it was a part of Middlesex. During the late 16th century to the late 17th century the churches and the manors were owned by Nicolas Small and his family and changed hands over time. Paddington was listed as an adjourning village to London in 1773. The area was made up of old Roman roads and briefly featured toll roads and gallows but they were removed. By the 1850s the canal, which had previously been bustling with commercial traffic, started to become redundant because of the introduction to railway, which in turn was abandoned when the use of roads and cars became standard.
Paddington Waterside is a part of a major programme of regeneration and is said to be the biggest of its kind since the Second World War. This is being done to revive the use of the good yards which have been derelict and cordoned to prevent public access.
One of the three most important landmarks of the area is Paddington Station designed by the legendary Isambard Kingdom Brunel and was the first ever underground railway. St. Mary’s Hospital was the UK’s first academic health science centre and has played an important part of medical history with the discovery of penicillin by Alexander Fleming taking place here. The third landmark is Paddington Green Station, which serves as the most important high-security station in all of the UK.
There have been many notable people to have been born or lived here including Prince William and Prince Harry, actors Emma Thompson, Joan Collins, Alfred Molina and Keifer Sutherland, musicians Seal and Elvis Costello, politicians George Osborne and Alan Johnson, sportsmen Joe Cole and Les Ferdinand and scientists such as the aforementioned Alexander Fleming and C. Alder Wright.
So get in touch with Man and Van today and we’ll help you move to your new home in Paddington.