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Removals & Storage Purley

Over 90 years Removals and Storage Services in Purley Croydon

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Removals Company Purley for House or Flat / Apartment Moves

For over 90 years, F Smith & Son has been helping families and businesses relocate in Purley Croydon. We believe that every move is unique, and we customise our services to meet the specific needs of each customer.

Our Purley Moving Services

  • Packing and Unpacking

We offer a full packing and unpacking service, or you can choose to pack some or all of your belongings yourself. We provide high-quality packing materials and professional packers who are careful and efficient.

  • Dismantling and Reassembly

F Smith and Son can dismantle and reassemble large items, such as furniture, pianos, and hot tubs. We will carefully wrap and protect your belongings during the dismantling and reassembly process.

  • Storage Croydon

Offering short-term and long-term storage solutions. If you need to store your belongings while you’re between homes, or if you need to downsize your home, we can help.

  • Crating and Protection

We offer crating and protection services for fragile items. This includes items such as artwork, antiques, and china. We will carefully crate your items and transport them to your new home.

Our Guarantee

F Smith and Son guarantee that your belongings will be moved safely and securely. We are fully insured, and we have a team of experienced and professional movers.

Contact Us

To learn more about our services or to get a free quote, please contact us today. We would be happy to answer any questions you have and help you plan your move.

Call us at 020 8688 7063 or visit our website at

We look forward to helping you with your move!


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Are you moving your home to London? If so, consider these important factors to help you navigate the busy world of London removals. 


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Looking For A Specialist Moving Service in Purley?

F Smith and Son Removals & Storage have the right equipment for the right job, offering various specialist removal services for your Purley move:-

We are able to offer a range of services to complement our basic home removal service in Purley. These start with the supply of a wide variety of packing materials should you wish to pack up your own goods.

Alternatively we offer a well priced professional packing service where our team will come to your property to prepare your goods for removal. This can be a full or part packing service and is usually carried out the day before your moving day.

We are even able to offer an unpacking service if you just don’t have the time to do this yourself. Our team will make you feel right at home and will get you and your family settled into your new home quickly. In this day and age, it is most common for clients to take us up on our full professional packing service, allowing them to spend valuable time with their family whilst we do all of the leg work.

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How to Book your Purley House Move

At F Smith & Son, we recommend starting the booking process as early as possible. This often means we can provide a removals quote before the customer has a confirmed moving date. As soon as the date is confirmed, we can finalise the agreement and the customer can relax in the knowledge that we will arrive and carry out the work as scheduled.

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Guide to Living in Purley

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Purley, nestled within the London Borough of Croydon, offers a blend of suburban serenity and city convenience, making it an attractive location for families, professionals, and retirees alike. This area guide for 2023 provides a snapshot of Purley’s housing market, transport links, local amenities, and educational institutions, aiming to offer valuable insights for potential residents.

Types of Properties

Purley showcases a diverse range of properties, catering to various preferences and budgets:

  • Detached houses: Spacious and often with gardens, suitable for families looking for privacy and space.
  • Semi-detached houses: Ideal for those seeking a balance between community feel and personal space.
  • Terraced houses: More affordable options, perfect for first-time buyers or investors.
  • Flats and apartments: Ranging from modern developments to converted older properties, appealing to professionals and downsizers.

Property Prices and Rent (2023)

  • Buying: The average property price in Purley has been observed to vary significantly based on the type and location of the property. Detached houses command higher prices, often exceeding £1 million, while semi-detached and terraced houses range from £500,000 to £700,000. Flats and apartments offer more affordable entry points into the market, with prices starting around £250,000.
  • Renting: Rental prices in Purley are equally varied, with one-bedroom apartments starting from £900 per month, and larger family homes (3-4 bedrooms) can go from £1,500 to £2,500 per month, depending on the property’s size, condition, and location.


Purley is well-connected, making it a convenient choice for commuters:

  • Rail: Purley Station offers frequent services to London Bridge, Victoria, and Gatwick Airport, with typical journey times to Central London being around 20-30 minutes.
  • Bus: Numerous bus routes provide access to surrounding areas, including Croydon, Banstead, and Sutton.
  • Road: Located near the A23, residents have easy access to the M25 and Gatwick Airport, facilitating both national and international travel.

Things to See and Do

Purley boasts a range of activities and attractions:

  • Outdoor spaces: Riddlesdown Common and Kenley Common offer vast green spaces for walks, picnics, and nature observation.
  • Leisure and entertainment: The Purley Way is home to a cinema, bowling alley, and various dining options.
  • Local shopping: Purley offers a mix of local boutiques, supermarkets, and high-street stores, catering to everyday needs and more.


Purley is served by a selection of reputable schools, making it a family-friendly area:

  • Primary schools: Beaumont Primary School, Christ Church C of E Primary School, and Harris Primary Academy Kenley.
  • Secondary schools: Riddlesdown Collegiate, Thomas More Catholic School, and Harris Academy Purley.

Popular Roads and Estates

  • Popular roads: Foxley Lane, Higher Drive, and Woodcote Valley Road are known for their spacious properties and scenic views.
  • Desirable estates: The Webb Estate and Riddlesdown are among the most sought-after areas, offering exclusivity and luxury.


In summary, Purley represents a compelling choice for those seeking a balance between the tranquility of suburban life and the convenience of city living. With its variety of properties, robust transport links, and rich local amenities, Purley continues to attract a diverse population looking for a high quality of life in South London.


House Removals

If you are moving home however big or small, we can provide a removal service to suit your needs. We are able to offer local and National deliveries alongside many other services.

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Office Relocation

If you're considering
moving your whole office
to new premises or just a small team internally, we can provide the expertise that is required to successfully manage the relocation.


Storage Services

Need extra space at home or at the office?
Moving out but don't
have a new property to move in to?
We have the perfect solution with our range of storage services.


Packing Services

we offer a well priced professional packing
service where our team
will come to your property to prepare your goods for removal. This can be a full or part ( fragiles only ) packing service

Not Available For A Site Visit? Try Our Video Survey

We can provide high quality, professional video surveys. These surveys will still be conducted by our experienced removal and storage surveyors, however, they will be conducted at arm’s length by video survey technology. Our video estimators are available:

  • Monday to Friday 08:00 – 18:00
  • Saturday 09:00 – 13:00