Trusted International Movers from London

Here at 1st Move we understand that a an overseas move from London can often be a stressful and overwhelming experience. Your move requires a lot of planning, preparation and organisation and, with over 25 years of providing international removal services from the London area we aim to make your move as smooth and stress free as possible.

Our team of experienced and highly trained professionals will work closely with you to understand your unique needs and requirements. Here at 1st Move International we know that every move is different, and that's why we provide personalised solutions tailored to your specific circumstances. From careful packing and loading your belongings to handling all the paperwork, customs formalities and insurance we take care of every aspect of your move so that you can focus on starting your new life abroad.

Container ship sailing fast

Faster Weekly Shipping Service

No waiting to fill our containers. We have pre-booked container slots sharing space with commercial exporters so we can ship weekly with the world's premier shipping lines.

Packed pallets lined up

Better Protection For Your Move

Palletised international removals for a safer move overseas. Our shrink-wrap packing stops the handling of individual items. This reduces the risks of damage, mix-ups and improves the security & protection of your goods.

Pallets being measured

Measured Exactly for Accurate Billing

When it comes to shipping, size matters. Moving costs are determined by the total volume of your shipment. After packing, our pallets can be measured exactly to ensure clear and accurate billing for your move abroad.

Our International Removals Services from London include:

  • Daily collections throughout London and the Home Counties with a modern fleet of well-maintained vehicles and experienced drivers and packers.
  • Packing and Loading: Our team of experienced professionals will carefully pack and load your belongings to ensure they are safe and secure during transportation from London back to our packing depots throughout the UK.
  • Unique “Shrinkwrap” palletise service ensures your personal effects are safe and secure for shipping by sea. Check out our packing and shipping services here.
  • Weekly shipping services from London to over 6500 worldwide destinations utilising the world’s premier shipping lines. We ship weekly to the USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, UAE (Dubai) Singapore and all other major worldwide ports and cities. We offer shared container services for those smaller moves or a dedicated container services for those large 3 or 4 bed house moves.
  • Full export and shipping documentation services to ensure a smooth transit from the UK to your destination. We prepare and lodge exit and entry customs documentation and provide you with detailed inventories to ensure a speedy transition through customs.
  • Insurance: Fully insured shipping services with global cover from insurance giants Lonhams.
  • We are fully accredited member of the British Association of Removers (BAR) and The British International Freight Association (BIFA). Committed to providing regulated worldwide moving services.

Local Expertise You Can Trust

Our team has extensive experience working with customers in the London area, and we have a deep understanding of the local customs, regulations, and logistics involved in international moves. We're committed to providing personalised service tailored to your specific needs, and we're always available to answer your questions and provide guidance throughout the moving process.

Main London Office

Visits can be arranged for document drop-off by appointment only. To book a visit please call us on 020 8594 2588.

1st Move International
26-28 Hammersmith Grove
W6 7BA
020 8594 2588

Container Loading Depots in London

Once we have packed your personal effects and household goods we operate from 3 local container loading stations in the London area. These professional and accredited liner agents handle commercial freight for the UK’s top exporting companies, this ensures we always have access to the fastest container shipping routings out of the London gateway port and allows us to fastrack your packed pallets on to the first available sailings from the UK.

1st Move Int. C/O
Crayford Freight Services
Enterprise Business Park,
Globe Industrial Estate,
Towers Road,
RM17 6SU

1st Move Int. C/O
ELA Liner Services
Twinwheel Logistics,
Site 5C,
Oliver Road,
RM20 3ED

1st Move Int. C/O
Cargo Marketing Receive
International Cargo Centre Ltd
Blackwater Close,
Fairview Ind Est,
RM13 8UA

Trusted by Customers Across London

Don't just take our word for it – check out our customer testimonials to see why customers across London trust us with their international moves. From our meticulous packing techniques to our friendly, professional staff, our customers consistently rave about our service and attention to detail.

Service Area For International Removals in London

We offer international removals throughout the City of London and all main London boroughs including:

  • City of Westminster
  • Kensington and Chelsea
  • Hammersmith and Fulham
  • Wandsworth
  • Lambeth
  • Southwark
  • Tower Hamlets
  • Hackney
  • Islington
  • Camden
  • Brent
  • Ealing
  • Hounslow
  • Richmond upon Thames
  • Kingston upon Thames
  • Merton
  • Sutton
  • Croydon
  • Bromley
  • Lewisham
  • Greenwich
  • Bexley
  • Havering
  • Barking and Dagenham
  • Redbridge
  • Newham
  • Waltham Forest
  • Haringey
  • Enfield
  • Barnet
  • Harrow
  • Hillingdon

Get a Quote

If you're planning to move overseas from London, trust the experts at 1st Move. Contact us today to learn more about our comprehensive international removals services and how we can help you start your new life abroad. To find out how 1st Move can ensure a safe and speedy move overseas, complete our quick moving quote form here for a detailed quotation and information on the great services we have been offering our customers for over 25 years.

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Your Pallets Packed - Posted Live on Facebook

Your life, carefully wrapped, beautifully packed, and protected for the journey ahead.

We are extremely proud of our unique packing process. We are the only international removals company in the UK that uses this tried and tested method to ship your treasured personal possessions overseas.

This is our craft - lives packed with care and attention for their journey overseas. Visit our Facebook page to find a snapshot of each shipment captured as the final pallet is wrapped.

We're proud to post these images, showcasing our removals team's passion and skill. Your personal effects are in the very best hands and are now destined for new adventures abroad.

Come and have a look.