Removals Gospel Oak
Removals, Storage, Man and Van Hire and House Clearance in Gospel Oak and NW9.
Allen & Young are a North West London Moving and Storage Company and we regularly move clients to, from and within the Gospel Oak area. We offer Removals, Packing Services, Man and Van Hire, Storage and House Clearance, with removal packaging such as boxes, tape and bubble wrap also available for purchase via our site. We also provide a full range of Business Services such as office moves, light haulage, furniture delivery and assembly. Although we offer the full range of removal services, frequently undertaking large moves, we also 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 Gospel Oak.
About Gospel Oak
Gospel Oak is an inner urban area of north London in the London Borough of Camden below Hampstead Heath and is located across postal districts NW1, NW3 and NW5. It is bordered by the more affluent areas of Belsize Park to the west, Kentish Town to the south, Eastern Hampstead to the North and Dartmouth Park and Tufnell Park to the east. It is also known for fairly cheap housing (at least compared to surrounding areas such as Hampstead and Chalk Farm), due to an extremely large number of high-rise and tower block estates in the south of the area.
The name derives from an oak tree, under which parishioners gathered to hear an annual gospel reading when the area was still rural. Lords Mansfield, Southampton and Lisburne were the local landowners when development began in the mid-19th century. Plans were drawn up for elegant streets radiating from Lismore Circus but after two railway lines were extended across the area the first buildings were two- and three-storey cottages for “navvies and quarrelsome shoemakers.” Later the neighbourhood became more respectable and solidly residential – although in 1909 when John Betjeman’s family moved to West Hill, Highgate, they obviously felt that they were a cut above Gospel Oak:
“Here from my eyrie, as the sun went down,
I heard the old North London puff and shunt,
Glad that I did not live in Gospel Oak.”
All Hallows Church by James Brooks is a notable late Victorian church. After World War II much of the original housing around Lismore Circus was demolished and a series of estates built for Camden Council. Today Gospel Oak is a socially mixed area with a sizeable Jamaican community. The Gospel Oak area of NW5 has long been notorious for drugs and gangs, and is one of the most deprived areas in London, especially around Queen’s Crescent. Famous residents include Tony Blair’s former head of communications Alastair Campbell and his partner journalist Fiona Millar, Python Michael Palin, Britain’s top networker Carole Stone and her husband broadcaster Richard Lindley, and The Fleischer Family.
Gospel Oak railway station is served by London Overground (formerly Silverlink) services on the North London Line and the Gospel Oak to Barking line. The twin railway bridges this gives rise to were featured on the cover of Irish pop singer and song writer Sinéad O’Connor’s Gospel Oak EP. Read more…