Moving to Uxbridge, West London. The Ultimate Guide

uxbridge tube station entrance

Jul 15, 2019 | Citizens Advice, Information

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:


Coopers Residential


Address: High St, Uxbridge


Phone: 01895 257 566


Monday – Friday: 9am -6pm

Saturday: 9am – 4pm

Sunday: Closed


Coopers Uxbridge rental properties


Coopers Properties to buy in Uxbridge.




Cameron Estate Agents


Address: 195 High St, Uxbridge


Phone: 01895 252000




Mon- Fri: 9am – 6pm

Saturday: 9am – 4pm

Sunday: Closed


Gibbs Gillespie


Address: 268 – 270 High St,



Phone: 01895 272742



Mon – Thur: 9am – 7pm

Friday: 9am – 6pm

Saturday: 9am – 4pm

Sunday: Closed


Lakin & Co. Estate Agents


Address: 122 High St,




Mon – Thur: 9am – 6:30pm

Friday: 9am – 6pm

Saturday: 9:30am – 4pm

Sunday: Closed


Andrews Residential


Link Up Estate & Letting Agents




Student Accommodation




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.


Removals Companies


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


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.




Brunel University




Uxbridge College


Secondary Schools


Uxbridge High School




Swakeleys School for Girls




Douay Martyrs


Primary Schools


Hermitage Primary School


ACS International School


St Helens College


Oak Farm Infant School


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


Pizza Express


Nona Rosa


Bella Italia




Pizza Hut




Five Guys


Red Iron Burger


Burrito Kitchen








Burger King


Gastropubs Pubs & Bars


The Good Yarn – Wetherspoons


Bar Italia




Cafés & Coffee Shops




Costa (x 5)




M&S Cafe




Harris & Hoole


Café Giardino


Krispy Kreme


Millers Tap


Auntie Annie’s Pretzels




Local Links


Local Council


Local Media


Uxbridge FM


Hayes FM




Years of living in Uxbridge 😉




Intu Uxbridge


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