London Removals Watford District: Removals Radlett
Removals, Storage, Man and Van, Office Moves and House Clearance in Radlett and WD7, Watford Postal District, Hertfordshire.
Allen & Young are a Moving and Storage Company based in London and we regularly move clients to and from the Radlett 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 Radlett.
Radlett is a sizeable village situated north of London in the county of Hertfordshire between St Albans and Elstree on Watling Street with a population of approximately 8000. It is situated in the council district of Hertsmere and is covered by two wards, Aldenham East and Aldenham West and occupies the WD7 postal district.
Radlett lies in the valley of Tykes Water, a stream that runs north from Aldenham Reservoir to the River Colne. Now entirely surrounded by the Metropolitan Green Belt, it is seeing significant ‘infill’ development and much pressure to relax the Green Belt restrictions. Allen and Young Ltd carry out all moving services including removals, man and van, storage, packing and house clearance in the Radlett area.
Radlett is one of the most affluent places in Britain. The village contains many substantial detached houses with large gardens. In the older centre there are also a few streets with Victorian semi detached and terraced houses. Over the past few years, the combination of its proximity to London and good transport links have meant that Radlett has become a property hotspot with 7 roads having an average property price of over £1,000,000.
Watling Street, which is the main road through Radlett, has a wide variety of good local shops and restaurants, including some national chain stores, a Post Office, and the Radlett Centre boasting a 300 seat auditorium for various performances. Attached to the Radlett Centre is the local Public Library.
There has been a settlement known as Radlett since at least as far back as the mid 1400s. However modern Radlett has been created almost entirely since the end of the 19th century, for despite its position on Watling Street it seems to have been ignored as a place for a substantial settlement. During the nineteenth century Radlett was a rural community dominated by the estates of Kendals, which owned most of the land to the west of Watling Street, and Newberries and Aldenham Lodge which owned the land to the east. The only buildings then were a public house, and a few buildings around the crossroad junction at the bottom of Shenley Hill.
In 1860 the Midland Railway was extended from Bedford into London, with a station built at Radlett connecting it with London. On 8 December 1865 the Ecclesiastical Parish of Radlett was created out of the eastern part of Aldenham and this marks the beginning of the modern history of the village. Development could only start when the landowners sold off their land for this purpose and this started in the final decade of the 19th century when land to the west of Watling Street was sold off. In 1910 the estate of Aldenham Lodge to the north of Shenley Hill was released for development and in 1935 the Newberries estate. Newberries mansion was demolished in the 1950s and Aldenham Lodge in 1964.