Moving home can be an exciting and scary time, no matter where you are moving – and moving to Uxbridge is no different.
We understand that you need to check EVERYTHING before you move, like where you will be living, what the transport is like, which school are in the area, and much more!
We decided to create this handy guide to welcome people to Uxbridge from the rest of the UK, and abroad.
With Uxbridge having higher-educational institutes such as Brunel University, and Uxbridge College, as well as many businesses being based here, there is always an influx of people moving to Uxbridge year-round.
We will be providing a menu for this article so that you can easily navigate around all the information, so you can look at specific sections that are relevant to you at the time.
Accomodation in Uxbridge
Firstly, where are you going to live in Uxbridge? That really depends on why you are moving to Uxbridge in the first place.
If you are moving here for work but is likely a shorter term stay, then you will probably want to rent in the area. If you are moving here to live, or move closer to family, then you may be looking to buy or rent a larger property.
If, however, you are moving here for education, then you may be interested in student accommodation, and affordable rooms to rent, or local apartments to rent.
Let’s dive in.
Local Estate Agents
There are many local estate agents that deal with local Uxbridge properties, so there should be no shortage of options. There are also some that specialise in university accommodation.
Estate agents in Uxbridge town centre:
Address: High St, Uxbridge
Phone: 01895 257 566
Monday – Friday: 9am -6pm
Saturday: 9am – 4pm
Cameron Estate Agents
Address: 195 High St, Uxbridge
Phone: 01895 252000
Mon- Fri: 9am – 6pm
Saturday: 9am – 4pm
Address: 268 – 270 High St,
Phone: 01895 272742
Mon – Thur: 9am – 7pm
Friday: 9am – 6pm
Saturday: 9am – 4pm
Lakin & Co. Estate Agents
Address: 122 High St,
Mon – Thur: 9am – 6:30pm
Friday: 9am – 6pm
Saturday: 9:30am – 4pm
Link Up Estate & Letting Agents
Help with the Move
Moving can be stressful, so here are few things to help with the move itself. From local removals companies in Uxbridge to self-storage in the area.
If you are looking for a removals company, then a good place to start is the BAR or British Association of Removers. It’s kind of like GAS Safe or CIPHE for Plumbers – it basically means the removals company meets certain standards, and you get an extra level of insurance for your move.
Moving Boxes & Crate Hire
Whether you are getting in a professional or doing it yourself, you will probably need some moving boxes, whether they are cardboard or the reusable plastic crates used by the pros.
Pluscrates offer a range of plastic hire crates from 45p per week, with the “standard” sized crate coming in at 77p per week.
Teacrate offer a similar range of crates, with the standard crate coming in at 89p per week.
Self storage is all about large warehouses in less built-up area, and as such, there aren’t many in Uxbridge itself, but there are a few nearby.
Space Station is located in West Drayton, but that is pretty close to Uxbridge.
Safestore is situated in Hayes
Access is also situated in Hayes
Schools & Education
There are many schools in the area, and also includes University campuses and college.
There are a lot more schools in the surrounding areas that are a short commute from Uxbridge.
Uxbridge has pretty robust transport links, including the Uxbridge underground station, a bus garage that is a terminus for quite a few busses and is also a stones-throw from Heathrow Airport.
Trains & Underground
Uxbridge tube station is located in the heart of Uxbridge town centre, with the bus garage located right next to it. Uxbridge station, built in 1933, is the western terminus for some Metropolitan and Piccadilly lines branches of the London Underground.
The tube station, is connected to a bus terminus with connections to Hillingdon, Hayes, Ealing, Ruislip, and Slough.
Uxbridge station has a few bus routes that serve the local area, including TFL Bus routes 222, 331, 427, 607, A10, U1, U2, U3, U4, U5, U7, U9, U10 and N207.
There are also 8 non – TfL (Transport for London) routes: First Berkshire & The Thames Valley route 3, Green Line route 724 and Carousel Buses routes 101, 102, 105, 580, 581 & 583.
The Grand Union Canal in Uxbridge was extended to Uxbridge in the late 18th century.
The Grand Union Canal, formerly the Grand Junction Canal, connects London with Birmingham and passes immediately to the west of Uxbridge, forming part of the borough boundary. The first stretch was built in the late 18th century from Brentford to Uxbridge.
The B483 road connects the centre of Uxbridge with the Swakeleys Roundabout junction of the A40. Uxbridge is also connected by major roads to Slough, Denham, Ickenham, Cowley, Iver Heath, Hillingdon Heath and Hayes.
Airport & Air Travel
Heathrow airport is only a bus ride away from Uxbridge, so this makes travel abroad a pretty simple affair.
The proximity to Uxbridge also means that cab/Uber fares, are kept to a minimum if you don’t want to go by bus.
You can also get the Heathrow connect train from Hayes station.
Food & Drink
Before moving to Uxbridge, you’ll probably want to make sure your favourite cuisine is catered for. Plus, you’ll probabl want to order food or go out for dinner during the move if you havene’t had a chance to unpack the kitchen yet.
Uxbridge has no shortage of places to eat, covering pretty much every cuisine in the town centre itself, and if you are willing to travel (or order using the myriad services available), then pretty much every cuisine is catered for multiple times.
Uxbridge town centre itself has Mexican restaurants, Italian, American, fast-food, Chinese, Japanese, Indian, Portugese and more. We go over this in another article, but here are a few that stand out.
Restaurants & Eating out
Frankie & Benny’s
Red Iron Burger
Gastropubs Pubs & Bars
The Good Yarn – Wetherspoons
Cafés & Coffee Shops
Harris & Hoole
Auntie Annie’s Pretzels
Years of living in Uxbridge 😉