Removals, Storage, Man and Van Hire and House Clearance in Harlesden and NW10.
Allen & Young are a North West London Moving and Storage Company and we regularly move clients to, from and within the Harlesden 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 Harlesden.
Harlesden is a suburban town in the London Borough of Brent located in postal district NW10. Its main focal point is the Jubilee Clock which commemorates Queen Victoria’s Golden Jubilee. Though being one of the UK’s most deprived areas it has been praised for its vibrant Caribbean culture. The population is primarily made up of people of Afro-Caribbean heritage but also has a large number of Irish Catholic and Brazilian also a large Portuguese community. Though being dubbed the UK Murder Capital and being notorious for Yardie Gang culture, the area is known for being the Reggae capital of London. Prince William and Jesse Jackson have visited the area due to the high levels of crime.
Harlesden has a rich culture of boxing, with two Olympic Gold medalists hailing from Harlesden: Audley Harrison who won gold in the Super-Heavyweight division at Sydney in 2000, and James Degale who won gold in the Middleweight division at Beijing in 2008.
In the 19th century, Harlesden, then a rural village, began to develop some of its urban appearance with the arrival of the railways. Willesden Junction, Kensal Green and Harlesden stations all had an effect on the developing village. Cottages for railway workers were built, as was grander housing for the local middle class.
Harlesden eventually lost its rural setting, with factories replacing farms and woodland. After the end of World War I, low cost housing spread across the area, filling in the gaps between surrounding villages. Harlesden quickly became part of the growing London conurbation. Large factories in Harlesden included McVitie & Price (later United Biscuits) from 1910 and Heinz from 1919. One of Europe’s biggest industrial estates was constructed in nearby Park Royal.
The image of Harlesden today began to take shape throughout the 1950s, 60s and 70s. Continued immigration from Ireland and new immigration from the Caribbean, Indian sub-continent and Africa radically changed the racial and cultural make up of the area. More recently the area has now become home to a Brazilian community and Portuguese community. Most of the houses are Victorian terraces. Read more…