Planning Your Move To London

Moving to Central London or Greater London?For many foreign people moving into a new flat in the midst of bustling London can be something of a challenge, if all the usual complexities and stresses of moving house were not enough, potential language barriers can make things even more complicated. For international students moving into private accommodation after a year in university halls the task will be slightly easier as a year’s experience of London will always be helpful when deciding where and how to move.

Planning for the day of the move is the first part of the decision and using a reputable man and van company can reduce the stress.  Deciding whether to move to Central London or the outskirts will effect your experience of London, with the main consideration being the length of the daily commute vs. house rental (or sale) prices.  The Transport for London website has a useful guide to how to get around in London after you’ve arrived.

Quite often many people arriving in London will find themselves in the situation of having to move a fair distance across the city, whether moving into cheaper accommodation as the years progress, or looking for their first time flat, whether having previously lived in university halls or having moved to London from somewhere else. Even for those who may have friends or family already in the area to lend a hand with moving, supplying packing materials, storage space or even a van it is not easy; for overseas students who do not have this local support the task can seem even more daunting. Moving without the help of a van and man is very difficult; the Tube underground network is usually far too crowded for vast amounts of luggage and dragging it all to and from Tube stations is not an easy task in itself.  Perhaps the most lightly-packed of first-year students may be able to move all their stuff by multiple Tube trips but this would still be difficult.

As an overseas student it is likely that you will have originally moved over to London without too much in the way of luggage or household items, as airline baggage restrictions make bringing everything with you unfeasible. If you are moving out of halls for the first time then you aren’t likely to have much stuff to bring with you, so packing it all up should not be too much of a problem, however if you are short of boxes or packing materials some removals companies will point you in the direction of suppliers who sell these things or even sell materials to you themselves. If you are moving flats or do have lots of things that need moving then you would be best using a man and van removals service anyway, but if you do not have time to pack up all your stuff then many of these local white van man companies will do all the packing and unpacking too at a small cost.

The main point to remember when moving around London without the support of local family is to plan well ahead, see exactly where your new flat is and work out how difficult it is to get to; if it looks complicated then using a local company is probably best as they have the required knowledge and experience.

Allison Carmichael recommends Van Man in London, a friendly removals company covering London and Hertfordshire.  She enjoys reading in any genre and the beautiful art and social scene that London offers.

Allison also wrote a series of poems and biographies about famous van men that you can read about by clicking the link above.

The Advantages of Using an On-line Travel Agent

Many people who go on holiday prefer to book trips via a travel agency in order to take a few of the worry of the planning process. Travel brokers may also assist you save cash on hotel rooms, cruises, flight, and much more; but what about on-line travel agencies? While people worry that Online travel companies might scam you or even offer low quality services, there’re actually a number of advantages to selecting an on-line travel company, offering that you choose the best one.

First and primary, with an on-line travel agency, you may work with the place that’s the lowest costs without geography limitations. In some other words, you’ve more choices Whenever you opt to select a travel agency in an off-line setting, you’re limited to the handful of firms that operate in your community, or at least within a affordable range. People who reside in major towns may particularly be afflicted with the high prices of mortar and brick travel agencies. On-line, there aren’t proximity limitations. The ” travel agency” with which you work might actually have head office 1000s of miles away, but when they’ve the most affordable prices, you may still work with them over the net.

The greater number of choices doesn’t just save a little money. It also mean that you’ve unlimited options when you are looking for travel. The travel companies in your locations probably may book many or even 100s of different trips, but there’ll be limits. Even when an off-line travel agency may plan a holiday in an obscure place to go for you, it’s not most likely that he / she will be a specialist in travel to this place. On-line, you can find a loved ones or an individual who has been there and can plan a wonderful holiday for you. There’re some places on this planet where you cannot travelviews if you work with an on-line travel company.

Also, when you work with the on-line travel company, you normally have more payment options. Nowadays, a few off-line travel companies provide credit card payments,payment plans, and so on, but this isn’t always the case. When you work on-line to plan you holiday, however, you can always select a kind payment that will best for you. Some even have payment applications that permit you to make points for every dollar you spend, which may go towards gift vouchers or even future journeys.

Be conscious that there are still scammers posing as on-line travel companies along with other travel websites, and you always have to read the small print of any web site where you buy something. However, on-line travel agencies/companies are often a more affordable, simpler, and much more easy way to book a holiday.