Shirleys Removals

Where moving matters.

About Us


We partnered with the Terence Higgins Trust back in the early 80’s when no one would move people with HIV, so we stepped in to help and became London’s first LGBT removals business. We now serve all Londoners not just the LGBT community. Our lovely clients include everyone from the more vulnerable to celebrites and everybody in between. There’s never a dull day.

Shirley started the business and I was the General Manager for over 10 years. When Shirley retired I decided to bite the bullet and buy the business with my partner. We have a thriving home and office moves business with our customers coming back to us, telling their friends and colleagues.


That’s why we take time to chat with you about what’s needed, help with the logistics, packing, disassembling beds and furniture and assembling in your new home. Our team are trusted, experienced and friendly so you can have a happy move, even when the completion time changes.

Our Services

Home moves

Studios to large houses

London has a diverse community and we work with all of you. We care about getting your house move done as stress free as possible. You and your belongings are treated with respect and we work with you to ensure we place the belongings where you want them and we have some of the most experienced movers in London. We can move you to anywhere in the UK.

Office moves

Small to medium studios /offices

We understand time is money so we work with you on the timing and logistics to cause the least amount of disruption to your business from pre-move consultation and planning to ensuring everything is where it should be at your new office. We are experienced with IT equipment, board room tables and all other office equipment and furniture.


Let us do the hard work

Not sure of much to pack in each box? Don't have the time? Don't know where to start? Want your packing boxes delivered? We are expert packers from handling delicate and fragile belongings, wardrobes full of clothes to tools and equipment and books galore.  Bubble wrap is Shirley's game. We can dismantle and reassemble wardrobes, beds, sofas and other furniture items.

Packing for shipping

Moving overseas? Need your belongings packed for moving? Want women only? We’ve got it covered. We professionally pack your belongings for freight with care and ensure the packing materials are suitable for the trip. We work with Freight companies who will arrange the shipping from London to overseas.


  • Magdalen and Sean from Shirley's Removals were brilliant. Based on tricky experiences in the past, hiring folks to help with moving can feel a little nerve-wracking when you're a queer couple. We really appreciated knowing we were in safe hands. Thank you all – I'm glad you exist!

  • Natalie Hodgson 11 months ago

    Would defiantly recommend Shirley’s removal Services. The team were friendly and careful with everything being moved and the service was overall so smooth and easy. It’s always a stressful process moving house but they made it easy. 10/10 would use again!

  • Alda Oliveira 1 year ago

    On the 15th of March Nita and Michael from Shirleys Removers made my moving out of the flat a very easy and forward experience. They were very professional and very careful with moving my furniture. I cannot thank them enough for the brilliant work they did. Shirleys Removers made my life much easier. Thank you Shirleys removers!

  • Shirleys removals helped us very last minute with a stressful move. They were fantastic on the day (special shout out to Nita and Michael). Moved everything with speed, care and were accommodating of all our needs. Would highly recommend!

  • Roland Brinton 1 year ago

    Quite simply the best!!. Moving is always a nightmare but the Shirley crew were calm and utterly professional. Plus they were really lovely people. They made all the difference and we cannot recommend them too highly.

  • Madeline Chan 1 year ago

    My house move was made much less stressful with huge thanks to Shirleys Removals. Wendy was responsive, transparent, and informative over email, and the day of move was also very smooth - Michael and Nita were professional, polite, and a pleasure to deal with and they helped me finish the move in record time. I also appreciate the care taken with my items - I definitely felt like I (and my stuff) was in safe hands. Would recommend to anyone who need help with moving house.

  • Jane Standing 1 year ago

    I just had a very good experience with Shirleys. A friend recommended the company and they were excellent: responsive; careful; experienced. I felt confident and although my requirements involved four destinations everything went extremely well. Thank you!

  • Mary Sommerlad 1 year ago

    We couldn’t recommend Shirley’s enough! From first communication to moving us out of our sold home and into our new home, Wendy and her fabulous team were professional, responsive, efficient and extremely kind and friendly. The team boxed all our stuff up beautifully and thoughtfully. And when it was time to move in again, they re- assembled the beds and drawers ( our large furniture bits). We are so grateful and would always use again and recommend.

  • Dominique Fenn 1 year ago

    Shirley’s made the impossible possible; moving house with a baby! They were totally unflappable and brought with them a sense of calm to a very chaotic situation. They simply got the job done, and were super patient with us. I have been recommending them to everyone and won’t move without them again. Thank you!

  • Alexander Lass 1 year ago

    Huge thanks to Magali and her two helpers for being so efficient, professional and friendly during my move yesterday. By far the least stressful and most pleasant move experience that I have had so far. Wendy in the office was also very responsive and helpful when dealing with my queries and making all the arrangements. Highly recommend and I will definitely be using Shirley’s again in future.

  • Maddie H 1 year ago

    What a dream! Shirleys Removals made my moving day so easy and low stress. The team were very responsive / helpful over email too and the invoicing process couldn't have been easier.

  • My husband and I used Shirley's removals for a move in 2015 and were impressed so when we needed to move again recently I booked them again. Their staff were helpful and responsive over email and were amenable when I had to delay the move by a few days. We used them as a packing and move service and the move went very smoothly. The moving team was friendly, professional and efficient. They were on time both days. The team really took the worry and stress out of moving and I was very happy indeed with their service. Highly recommend.

  • Bob Forster 1 year ago

    Shirley’s were excellent. Their back office team and movers were very personable, professional and efficient. I have no hesitation in recommending them whatsoever

  • Celia Perry 1 year ago

    Shirleys provided us with a really excellent service moving house. The packing was done with care and attention. The unloading team worked really hard to get everything into our house that is quite a tricky space to negotiate. We also had to make changes to our dates due to unforeseen circumstances, and this was dealt with very well and managed smoothly. I would highly recommend and would definitely use this service again. Big thanks to the Shirleys team.

  • SHIRLEY'S came highly recommended from a friend and we had an absolutely wonderful experience. I can't rave about it enough. We were moving with multiple kids and pets and into a partial construction site and the team just showed up and were amazing, friendly, professional, calm, and everything else you'd want when you're stressed. They treat everything you own with the utmost respect and are kind and thoughtful throughout the process. They think of things to make your life and move easier and they bring positive energy to the whole process. Whoever you are, if you're moving you need Shirley's doing it. Thank you team!

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    20-22 WENLOCK ROAD,  London Greater London N1 7GU

    20-22 WENLOCK ROAD, London Greater London N1 7GU