South West London Removals: Removals Pimlico
Removals, Storage, Man and Van, Office Moves and House Clearance in Pimlico and SW1, South West London.
Allen & Young are a Moving and Storage Company based in London and we regularly move clients to and from the Pimlico 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 Pimlico.
If you need a remover, a man and van, some storage, packing or house clearance in the Pimlico area, simply call or email Allen and Young today.
Pimlico is a small area of central London in the City of Westminster that is primarily residential and well known for its collection of small hotels and impressive Regency architecture and located in postal district SW1. Allen and Young Ltd carry out all moving services including removals, man and van, storage, packing and house clearance in the Pimlico area.
The area is roughly delimited by Victoria Railway Station to the north and the River Thames to the south, spanned by Vauxhall Bridge. At its centre lies the Pimlico ‘Grid’, a highly desirable residential area bordered by Belgrave Road to the East, Westmoreland Terrace to the West, Lupus Street to the South and Eccleston Square to the North. The Grid is populated by handsome, stucco-fronted late Regency/early Victorian properties. The entire district was formerly owned by the Grosvenor family. The large majority of the buildings in Pimlico are residential and were designed by the architect/builder Thomas Cubitt. A statue of Cubitt can be seen in the area.
Notable residents have included Sir Winston Churchill, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Laura Ashley, Swami Vivekananda, Laurence Olivier, Jomo Kenyatta, Aubrey Beardsley, Joseph Conrad, Major Walter Clopton Wingfield, Michael Howard, Richard Dadd, and Francis Urquhart (fictional).
In the 16th and 17th centuries, the Manor of Ebury (from which Pimlico’s Ebury Street gets its name) was divided up and leased by the Crown to servants or favourites. In 1623, James I sold the freehold of Ebury for £1,151 and 15 shillings (£1,151.75). The land was sold on several more times, until it came into the hands of heiress Mary Davies in 1666.
Mary’s dowry not only included “The Five Fields” of modern-day Pimlico and Belgravia, but also most of what is now Mayfair and Knightsbridge. Understandably, she was much pursued, but in 1677 married Sir Thomas Grosvenor. The Grosvenors were a family of Norman descent long seated at Eaton Hall in Cheshire who until this auspicious marriage were but of local consequence in their native county of Cheshire. Through the development and good management of this land the Grosvenors acquired enormous wealth.
At some point in the late 17th or early 18th century, Pimlico ceased to be known as Ebury or “The Five Fields”, and gained the name by which it is now known, although it was also known as South Belgravia to some residents from its development until the early part of the twentieth century. According to tradition, it received its name from Ben Pimlico, famous for his nut-brown ale, His tea-gardens, however, were near Hoxton, and the road to them was termed Pimlico Path, so that what is now called Pimlico was so named from the popularity of the Hoxton resort. (Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, Brewer’s Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, 1898 edn. The name may also derive from a Spanish word for drink, or even from the Native American Pamlican tribe, as many locals believe. Read more…