South West London Removals: Removals Chelsea
Removals, Storage, Man and Van, Office Moves and House Clearance in Chelsea and SW3, South West London.
Allen & Young are a Moving and Storage Company based in London and we regularly move clients to and from the Chelsea area. We offer Removals, Storage, Packing Services, Man and Van Hire, House Clearance and Removal packaging such as boxes, tape and bubble wrap can also be purchased though our site. We also provide a full range of Business Services such as office moves, light haulage, furniture delivery and assembly. Although offer the full range of removal services and frequently undertake large moves, we specialise in light and medium sized removals, perfect for apartments, flats, studios, bedsits, houses and moving offices. In addition we offer some specialist removal services such as comprehensive relocations for senior citizens planning to move into residential care homes, nursing homes or sheltered accommodation in Chelsea.
If you need a remover, a man and van, some storage, packing or house clearance in the Chelsea area, simply call or email Allen and Young today.
Chelsea is an area of south-west London, England, bounded to the south by the River Thames, where its frontage runs from Chelsea Bridge along the Chelsea Embankment, Cheyne Walk, Lots Road and Chelsea Harbour. Its eastern boundary was once defined by the River Westbourne, which is now in a pipe above Sloane Square tube station. The modern eastern boundary is Chelsea Bridge Road and the lower half of Sloane Street, including Sloane Square. To the north and northwest, the area fades into Knightsbridge and South Kensington, but it is safe to say that the area north of King’s Road as far northwest as Fulham Road is part of Chelsea. Allen and Young Ltd carry out all moving services including removals, man and van, storage, packing and house clearance in the Chelsea area.
The district is now part of the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea. From 1900, and until the creation of the Greater London in 1965, it formed the Metropolitan Borough of Chelsea in the County of London. Chelsea Football Club has its grounds at Stamford Bridge, and so is in neighbouring Fulham Broadway, not in Chelsea.
The word Chelsea means “landing place [on the river] for chalk or limestone” (Old English). Anglo-Saxon Cealc-h3ð = “chalk wharf”. The first record of the Manor of Chelsea precedes the Domesday Book and records the fact that Thurstan, governor of the King’s Palace during the reign of Edward the Confessor, gave the land to the Abbot and Convent of Westminster. Abbot Gervace subsequently assigned the manor to his mother, and it passed into private ownership. Modern-day Chelsea was the site of the Synod of Chelsea in 787 AD. In the ancient records, it is written as Chelchith, which Norden, a writer of considerable note, derives from the Saxon words ceale or cele, meaning “coldness”, and hyd, meaning “port” or “haven”.
King Henry VIII acquired the manor of Chelsea from Lord Sandys in 1536; Chelsea Manor Street is still extant. Two of his wives, Catherine Parr and Anne of Cleves, lived in the Manor House; Princess Elizabeth – the future Queen Elizabeth I – was a resident; and Thomas More lived more or less next door at Beaufort House. James I established a theological college on the site of Chelsea Royal Hospital, which was later founded by Charles II.
King’s Road was named for Charles II, recalling the King’s private road from St James’s Palace to Fulham, which was maintained until the reign of George IV. One of the more important buildings in King’s Road is Chelsea Town Hall, a fine neo-classical building containing important frescos. Read more…