Islington Removals

Located north of the river Thames, Islington is nestled amongst Camden, Hackney and Haringey.  Situated centrally in the London Borough Islington is a popular relocation for many demographics, including families, city workers and university students.

Here at JamVans we have plenty of experience within the removal and storage industry helping your relocation to Islington go as smooth as possible. If you are new to the Islington location, why not take a look at our full range of information including parking regulations, local schools and interesting facts about the area.

Why choose JamVans as your removal company in Islington?

Here at JamVans we take pride in offering: state of the art removal vans, high-quality service and great customer support. We wish to ensure that your removal and storage service is as straightforward as possible and we can also arrange parking regulations if this is something you require. You can often find us relocating homes and business within the Islington area.  We ensure that a removal surveyor comes out to your property or business to generate an accurate quote for the facilities you require whether that be: removalsOur London Man and Van or storage.

Parking for removals

All council’s in London have to allow 20 minutes for loading and unloading removals in resident bays or yellow lines (although loading restrictions may apply).However, the majority of removals typically take longer than the permitted time, therefore, we will need to organise one of the following: The above does not apply to Islington estates. If you are moving to or from an estate, contact your local area housing office for advice about getting a temporary estate parking permit.

Suspension Parking on removal day

This is where parking in a resident permit zone outside your property can be reserved for a certain amount of time. Yellow signs will be displayed on the posts to mark out clearly the space reserved and only registration plates assigned to the booking can park there. The cost for a resident to suspend a bay for sing day parking is £92.65 and £29.50 for each subsequent parking space per day. To make the suspension enforceable you are required to provide 14 days notice, this means that if an alternative vehicle is parked within a space, enough warning has been granted to get the vehicle removed.

Parking on packing day

As we do not need to park directly outside the property on the packing day, it is more cost efficient to display a visitor vouchers or e-voucher, however, if you do not have access to these then a parking permission is your next best option. The parking permission allows you to park in a resident permit holder bays or on single yellow lines at any time (providing those loading restrictions are not in force) Monday - Friday 8:30 am to 5:30 pm. The cost of a parking permission is £25 per vehicle, per day.

Permission to park anywhere in resident zone or single yellow line

If you can simply park on the road, there are a few things to consider; Are you able to reserve enough space for the removal vehicle to park close enough? If not, then a suspension may be the best option however, it is still important to display a valid permit. If you think you can save enough space, then please read the following:

If you do not have any access to vouchers to display in the vehicle to park in a resident bay or we need to load on a single yellow for 20 minutes, then most councils charge for a ‘permission to park’ where you can load and unload on a single yellow or resident bay, or park whilst packing. However, Islington is slightly different as in most cases you can park near your property for domestic removals for free. Liveried vehicles (vehicles that clearly show the removal companies branding and logo) can park for an unlimited amount of time as long as the following is adhered:

  • Loading must be continuous
  • You must be parked on a single yellow line or in a residents bay
  • There must be no other loading restriction in place

If at any stage you think there will be breaks in the loading and unloading then we suggest you purchase a permission to park within a bay and not on a yellow line.

The above requirement does not apply to Islington estates.

Have red lines outside your property?

Although these roads may be within your council boundaries, they will be managed by Transport for London. Red routes make up 5% of London’s road, but carry 30% of traffic so a specific set of rules apply. Please click here for details on the options that apply.


Last updated July 2017

Schools in Islington

Once you have decided to move into Islington, it is then time to make the right decision for your child. Islington is well known for it’s 50 primary schools and 10 secondary schools providing you with plenty of choices to choose from. If you are still unsure then why not take a look at the performance tables provided by the Government here.  

General knowledge of the area

Islington is home to many famous individuals including Leona Lewis, Colin Firth and Jimmy Carr and it was, in fact, home to the former British Prime Minister Tony Blair before his move to 10 Downing Street. It is not just about the who’s who, but Islington was the first London Borough to receive fresh water via a forty mile canal from Hertfordshire to the New River Head.

Did you know that ‘Angel Islington’ is featured within the Monopoly board game? You may ask yourself why and the reason underpinning this is a result of the licenses of the Monopoly board game, regularly met up for tea at the Lyon’s Corner House, formerly known as the Angel Inn.

The King's Head Theatre and Pub were the first theatre pub founded in England since the days of Shakespeare.