Are you considering moving to Essen?
What are the factors influencing the price?
The cost of moving goods to Glasgow depends on several factors: the nature, volume and the weight of course, the distance between pickup and delivery, the level of service you require and sometimes your flexibility with the timing of the operation.
How do I choose my contractor?
When you post your transport request on App A Van, it will display to all the traders who said they operated within your chosen area and were qualified to transport your type of goods. You can choose between the quotes you receive, based on price and on the reputation they gained from previous customers like you.
Can I receive additional services?
Yes. Some of our Man & Van operators will only load and drive, but others can offer additional services like storage or packing/unpacking. Make sure your transport request is precise as to what you expect exactly from your chosen trader. If you receive no answer, you can always split your request so 2 independent contractors fulfil your demand.
Moving to Glasgow made easy
We have built up a network of experienced and carefully selected Man and Van contractors across the United Kingdom that can help you move to Glasgow. The only thing you need to do is to register on our platform, fill in the details of your request in our online form, and all interested contractors will quote you for your custom. Whether you are moving to Glasgow or within the city itself, or you have any transport need in the area, App A Van wants to be your one-stop solution.
Furthermore, by getting in touch with small Man and Van operations, you allow local traders to work within your community and promote local jobs over large companies. (not good. I want to say we are environmentally friendly due to using local contractors)
when you’re moving to Glasgow
The Glasgow City Council website is an essential source of information. It is especially useful if you have school age children as it displays, among other things, the catchment areas. It will also be your go-to site for all matters regarding the council, from planning and building to bins and recycling and roads and parking. A special mention for the Commute by bike page, with downloadable pdf maps
The Strathclyde Partnership for Transport will have the information you need regarding public transports, with both bus and the subway. The Travelcards schemes will allow you to optimise your transport costs. If you don’t have one and you take the bus, make sure you know the fare and have the change beforehand.
For those who would consider commuting on a bicycle you can try renting one with Nextbike first and see if it works for you
Moving to Glasgow at a glance
- Glasgow is Scotland‘s largest city with a population of approximately 600,000. Greater Glasgow‘s population is almost 1,000,000. The city is located on the banks of the River Clyde, about 80 km from Edinburgh.
- Legend has it that Woodlands curry house Shish Mahal invented the chicken tikka masala in the 1970s by throwing together spices and tinned tomato soup. The restaurant regularly tops worldwide guides as one of the best places to eat tikka masala.
- Glasgow’s underground railway system is the only one in Scotland, and the 3rd oldest in the world. It is sometimes nicknamed the Clockwork Orange, because of the colour of the trains.
- The Britannia Panopticon is the oldest surviving music hall in the world. It was buried behind a shopfront and rediscovered in 1997. Stan Laurel made his debut there in 1906.
- Glaswegians say that the Glasgow City Chambers has more marble than the Vatican
- A motorway goes through the heart of the city. Not only do you get from one end of the city to the other quicker, but you get a great view of the stunning Mitchell Library. Maybe not so great for the library, though…
- Wellington’s statue on the Royal Exchange Square wears a traffic cone in lieu of his more traditional hat. Don’t ask…
Glasgow claims to have the best shopping in the UK after London. It hosts a range of shopping malls across the city.
Buchanan Galleries is right in the heart of Glasgow’s city centre and is home to over 80 of the UK’s best-known shops and a carpark that can accommodate 2,000 cars.
Glasgow Fort is located near its own, dedicated junction 10 of the M8. With 2,500 free parking spaces and almost 100 of the most famous high street stores, its architecture aims to represent a traditional shopping street and is in the open air
St Enoch Centre, in the heart of Glasgow city centre, will undoubtedly be the more popular choice if you have children thanks to world-famous toy stores. Fashionistas need not worry, the biggest names of the High Street are there, too. The expansion plans include a Cinema multiplex. St Enoch has 900 parking spaces with direct access to the shopping centre
The Forge Shopping Centre is open seven days a week. With over 70 high Street shops and 1,600 free parking places, it is in Parkhead, in the East End of Glasgow.
Silverburn is further away in the South West of Glasgow, in Pollok. With 4 parking (including a multi-storey) totalling almost 3,500 places, it is also easily accessible by bus or coach. The traditional High Street stores are all here, and restaurants, cafes and bars will undoubtedly cater to your needs. You can also enjoy a newly opened 14 screen Cineworld cinema.
Princes Square is a former 19th Century Merchant’s Square, roofed over and boasting the height of fashion in a superb central Glasgow location. It doesn’t offer a car park, but it’s a few minutes’ walks from either Glasgow Central or Queen St train stations, and Buchanan Street and St Enoch subway stations.
If you’re moving to Glasgow and are looking forward to delving in the city’s notorious nightlife, you will very soon be experts. In the meantime, those few addresses will get you started:
The Pot Still is where you want to discover the whisky that will become your favourite tipple. Just trust the staff and let them guide you.
The Clutha Bar was voted as one of the top 3 pubs in Glasgow for live music. Something on every night! They serve lunch and dinner, and everything is freshly cooked daily. Take the time to discover the 200-year-old history of the place.
Bars and Cocktails
Rogano: In 1935, as the great Cunard liner ‘Queen Mary’ took shape on the Clyde, a restaurant was refitted in the same Art Deco style and a Glasgow legend was born. Enjoy a cocktail in the Oyster Bar, in this superb art deco interior
The Finnieston is the place to go if you like your gin. The range is simply astonishing; but it is also an excellent address if you fancy fresh, ethically sourced and wonderfully cooked Scottish seafood.
It is impossible to start with any other but the Sub Club. It is regularly voted amongst the best clubs in the world and the best house DJs perform as residents at the flagship Saturday night Subculture.
The Garage Glasgow is Scotland’s biggest nightclub, and without a doubt one of the most popular venues in Glasgow. The resident DJ’s play a wide range of chart, dance, nostalgia, house, indie, hip-hop and R’n’B. Spread over 6 rooms on 4 different levels, you’ll be spoilt for choice between the Main Hall, Main Bar, Desperados Bar, G2, Jack Daniels Attic Bar and Shooter Bar!!
Useful information for
Moving to Glasgow
Moving to Glasgow is probably deciding to move to one the liveliest city in the UK after London. But Glasgow is known as the Dear Green Place for a reason: It’s incredibly green. Whether in Pollok Country Park on the beautiful walkway along the Kelvin, you will forget you’re even near a major city.
One of the first questions you must answer when you’re moving to Glasgow is where should you decide to live. If you already have a job, you need to consider the time you are prepared to spend commuting, and that will remove a few areas. Driving in Glasgow isn’t a problem, but like most cities, parking can be difficult and expensive. You can, however, join a car sharing program or take a taxi. If you have an open canvas, and depending on your lifestyle, here are a few suggestions:
The West End is a lively student area. It’s quite residential, with many restaurants, pubs and bars. Milngavie and Bearsden are in the same (expensive) price bracket
Another option is the city centre. Not only is the architecture stunning, but you’ll be close to shops and night clubs. It is also a good option to minimise transport costs.
The Merchant City is the cultural heart of the city, and converted warehouses are quite trendy.
Last option on this list would be to look for one of the famous sandstone tenement buildings. Not only are the rooms often quite spacious, but with 13 ft ceilings the volume can be spectacular. Hyndland in the north is a conservation area for those buildings.