West London Removals: Removals Mayfair
Removals, Storage, Man and Van Hire and House Clearance in Mayfair and W1, London, West London.
Allen & Young are a Moving and Storage Company based in North West London and we regularly move clients to and from the Mayfair 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 Mayfair.
If you need a remover, a man and van, some storage, packing or house clearance in the Mayfair area, simply call or email Allen and Young today.
Mayfair is an area of central London within the City of Westminster and located in postal district W1. Allen and Young Ltd regularly carry out all moving services including removals, man and van, storage, packing and house clearance in the Mayfair area. Mayfair is named after the annual fortnight-long May Fair that took place on the site that is Shepherd Market today (from 1686 until it was banned in that location in 1764). Until 1686, the May Fair was held in Haymarket, and after 1764, it moved to Fair Field in Bow.
Mayfair is roughly bordered by Hyde Park to the west, Oxford Street to the north, Piccadilly and Green Park to the south and Regent Street to the east. Most of the area was first developed between the mid 17th century and the mid 18th century as a fashionable residential district, by a number of landlords, the most important of them the Grosvenor family. The freehold of a large section of Mayfair also belongs to the Crown Estate.
The district is now mainly commercial, with many offices in converted houses and new buildings, including major corporate headquarters, a concentration of hedge funds, and real estate businesses. Rents are among the highest in London and the world. There remains a substantial quantity of residential property as well as some exclusive shopping and London’s largest concentration of luxury hotels and many restaurants. Buildings in Mayfair include the United States embassy in Grosvenor Square, the Royal Academy of Arts, The Handel House Museum, the Grosvenor House Hotel, the world famous Claridge’s and Ivobank’s UK headquarters in Hanover Square. The renown and prestige of Mayfair has grown in the popular mind due to its designation as the most expensive property on the British Monopoly set.
The Western border of Mayfair is marked by Park Lane, a major road (designated A4202) in the City of Westminster and by an amazing coincidence is also the second moth valuable property in the British version of Monopoly. Originally a country lane, it became a fashionable residential address from the eighteenth century onwards, with several large mansions such as the Duke of Westminster’s Grosvenor House and the Holford family’s Dorchester House. In the 1960s the Lane was widened to three lanes each way either side of a central reservation, making it effectively an urban motorway. This required the demolition of a number of houses at Hyde Park Corner. It is one of the busiest and noisiest roads in central London, retaining little or none of the pastoral atmosphere that once made it popular. Access to Hyde Park is by underpass. In 2004 a memorial to Animals in War opened in Park Lane.
Park Lane is about three quarters of a mile (1.2 km) in length, and runs north from Hyde Park Corner to Marble Arch, along the length of the eastern flank of Hyde Park. To the east of the road is Mayfair. The road owes much of its fame to the fact that it is the second most valuable property in the London edition of Monopoly. Despite the traffic noise the road is still upmarket, featuring five-star hotels (such as The Dorchester and Grosvenor House Hotel) and showrooms for several makes of sports car.
The road forms part of the London Inner Ring Road and was part of the London congestion charge zone’s boundary, but when the zone was extended westward in February 2007, it was designated as one of the “free through routes”, which allows vehicles to cross the zone during its hours of operation without paying the charge. Read more…