London Removals Harrow District – Removals Kenton
Removals, Storage, Man and Van, Office Moves and House Clearance in Kenton and HA3, Harrow Postal District, North West London.
Allen & Young are a Moving and Storage Company based in London and we regularly move clients to and from the Kenton 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 Kenton .
Kenton is a place partly in the London Borough of Harrow and partly in the London Borough of Brent. The hamlet was recorded as “Keninton” in 1232 and is located in postal district HA3. The name derives from the personal name of the Saxon “Coena” and the Old English “tun”, a farm – and means “the farm of Coena” and his family who once lived on a site near here. Allen and Young Ltd carry out all moving services including removals, man and van, storage, packing and house clearance in the Kenton area.
Before the 20th century, the tiny settlement was concentrated around in what was Kenton Lane (the easternmost part of which remains as Old Kenton Lane to the east of Kingsbury station) and is now part of the present day Woodgrange Avenue and Kenton Road. The Plough public house was Kenton’s first, opening in the early 18th century; the current building is not the original.
Kenton station was opened by the London and North Western Railway on 15 June 1912. The Metropolitan Railway’s “Northwick Park and Kenton” station (later renamed Northwick Park) followed on 28 June 1923. The coming of the railways was soon followed by suburban development, most of Kenton being built between the Wars. The main road through the area is Kenton Road.
Apart from the infamous appearance of several of Kenton’s streets in one episode of the cult BBC TV series “Fawlty Towers” starring John Cleese, the only known reference to Kenton in modern popular culture is the song “Kenton Kev”, by the Berlin-based punk-jazz band The Magoo Brothers on their album “Beyond Believable”, released on the Bouncing Corporation label in 1988. The song refers to the “pleasant valley” high suburban boredom factor then prevalent in the area, and cites local characters and places, some fairly well known. It is said that “Kenton Kev” refers in fact to Kevin Jones, the US-based property magnate, who was actually born in Kenton. The song was written by Paul Bonin, Philip Ulysses Sanders and Melanie Hickford, all of whom grew up and lived in the area.