Moving house in 2019

Quick Guide: The Cost of Moving House in 2019

Quick Guide: The Cost of Moving House in 2019 1875 1053 Twilleys Removals

If you are moving home anytime soon, you may want to cut your costs.

Moving homes is not only a time-consuming project: it can also be expensive once you add up all the costs. In 2019, the average price of removal services ranges from approximately £400 for a one-bedroom house or flat to nearly £2,000 for a three-bedroom home. And if you’re also planning on selling your old home, costs can be as high as £30,000 in London. Source: Lloyds Bank, correct as of 19 September 2018.

“Londoners face paying an average of £33,741 to make a move, largely due to higher house prices pushing up the cost of stamp duty.” Source: Stefanie Garber – Which?

If your house removals project includes the sale of your property, your most significant expenses will be stamp duty and estate agent fees, followed by valuation, insurance, homebuyer’s report, and conveyancing fees. As for the cost of the moving process itself, it can be broken down into four parts:

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Movers’ price, which usually amounts to over 40% of the total moving costs. The main factors that movers take into account when creating an estimate are the distance travelled and the number of belongings to be moved. Ways to save include:

  1. Using a local removals company, as movers can charge up to 60% more for long-distance removals.
  2. Declutter your home before you start packing.
  3. Hiring a professional house removal with local expertise and full removals services will certainly reduce costs. Plus, you’ll get better professional services.


Insurance is the second largest cost at nearly 16% of the total. Although professional removal companies offer comprehensive insurance, you’ll have to buy additional insurance to cover special or fragile items (e.g. pianos, antiques, etc.), unless you choose the house removals experts in London.

Packing Materials and Packing Services:

Quality packing supplies come at a price, and the costs can soon add up depending on the number of belongings. Also, your packing technique can have you using more supplies than you really need, so make sure you learn how to pack professionally to cut costs or hire professionals packers that include packing materials when booking house removals services.

Additional Removals Services:

Additional services like containerised storage, packing, assembling or disassembling furniture, and cleaning. Some removal companies offer these services at attractive prices, so ask Twilleys Removals for an estimate before hiring third parties.

At Twilleys Removals, we offer comprehensive removal services and always work with your best interests in mind.

Get in touch to get a no-obligation estimate of our removal services and helpful advice.

Choose your House Removals team in London

At Twilleys Removals, we are a team of friendly movers! Call us on 020 8888 5156 for further advice or read more about our house removals services here.

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Perfect Rooftops in London: The Marylebone Hotel

Perfect Rooftops in London: The Marylebone Hotel 2362 1772 Twilleys Removals

Moving to Marylebone this year?

If you are moving to central London soon, you are probably busy learning more about your new neighbourhood and trying to find the top landmarks in the local area. Central London is full of exciting and inspiring things to see and do, with rooftop terraces and bars being one of them. These venues are the ideal place to celebrate the move to a new home and to get familiar with the area while enjoying dazzling panoramic views.

Of course, there are dozens of rooftop terraces in central London, but you can’t go wrong by visiting one of the best London rooftops: the Marylebone Hotel’s rooftop terrace.


The Marylebone hotel is located right between Regent’s Park and Hyde Park and a short distance from Oxford Circus. You could hardly ask for a better location, and this is why the hotel has become a celebrity hotspot too. Come here to live the high life in one of the most prestigious and exclusive locations in central London – you deserve it!


The Marylebone’s rooftop terrace is on the hotel’s 7th floor and is part of their 62-square metre Terrace Suite. The rooftop area features a retractable glass awning, so you can always enjoy the views regardless of the weather. There are separate seating and dining areas in the terrace, as well as a TV and a gas fireplace. It just doesn’t get any more comfy and chic.

Food and Drinks

To make the most of this private and luxurious space, make sure you arrange your Afternoon Tea experience. This is included in the room rate and can be delivered to your suite, so you enjoy a tea session with panoramic views. Room service is available 24/7, so feel free to order your favourites from the hotel’s bar and brasserie, which offer everything from award-winning wines to healthy dinners and fancy cocktails.

Are you planning a house removals?

Visit our new blog for periodical articles about the ultimate London rooftop bars and restaurants and the best areas to live in central London. Find out moving tips, checklists and anything in between for your moving day with Twilleys Removals.

If you require further information and wish to book a house removals service with us, call us on 020 8888 5156 or fill the house removals estimate form.

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