Uxbridge at first seems like a humble place but it is one of the most diverse areas of London with many different qualities few other places have. It is a large town in the west of London and a part of the Borough of Hillingdon. It is 15 miles west-northwest of Charing Cross and was identified as one of thirty-five major centres by the London Plan. Uxbridge is close to the Buckinghamshire boundary and it's postcode isdistrict is UB8. The area's population is around 25,000.
The name of the area means “Wixan's Bridge” which was probably near Oxford Road. The Wixans were a 7th century tribe from Lincolnshire but there is evidence of Saxon occupation in the 5th century and Bronze Age artefacts have been found suggesting earlier societies. The area was not mentioned in the 1086 Domesday Book but the St. Margaret's church was built in the 11th century when the area was known as Woxbridge. Uxbridge played a major part in the Civil War as it was used as a garrison by the Parliamentary Army. Charles I met with them here to negotiate a peace treaty but talks failed. A new closed market was constructed in 1788, replacing a previous building from the 16th century. For two-hundred years most of the flour used in London was produced in Uxbridge. The Grand Junction Canal opened in 1794 which linked the area with Birmingham. By the beginning of the 19th century Uxbridge had become an important market town because it was the first stop on the stagecoach route from London to Oxford. The first railway was built in 1838 and the second in 1904. Harman's Brewey closed in 1964 after existing since 1763.
Major expansion would gradually be undertaken within the area from the early 19th century with many homes and establishments being constructed. Many of these would be architecturally impressive with some being Listed buildings. Recent developments include the Chimes shopping centre from 2001 and a new cinema as well as several restaurants were opened. The Mall Pavilions is an older shopping centre that still operates as does the Grade II art deco Randall's department store. The local Civic Centre has been operating since 1973 and Uxbridge was formerly home to a RAF station that closed in 2010. The Hillingdon Sports and Leisure Complex opened in 2010. Many major businesses have offices here including The Coca-Cola Company, Apple and many more. Transportation services in Uxbridge are excellent with many bus routes, as well as railway and tube stations and the Grand Union Canal.
In life we try to make things easy and as simple for ourselves as possible and this should be no different with when moving home. All you need to do to ensure this is to get in touch with Man and Van. Call us now on 020 3743 9354 and our operators will provide information, answer questions and offer a free assessment
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Once our staff have arrived they will take a day or two to wrap and pack all your belongings, as well as get your large furniture and appliances out of the building safely. They will then be placed onto our vans or lorries and taken straight to your new address where everything will be set up leaving you ready to enjoy your new life in Uxbridge.