Just want to also recommend Big Van.com if anyone is looking for a removal company. They moved me from the 5th floor of a block which only had a lift to the third floor (!) with no grumbles. Very nice people and very efficient.
another bump... I moved out of SE1 in October (sob) and the lovely Graham and Barry moved the wildly underestimated piles of boxes and furniture into storage for me and my boyfriend without any breakages or problems or complaints. Then three months later they collected it all, and moved it into our new flat and then last weekend Graham came and moved all the stuff we couldn't fit into storage out of my parents house and into the flat. So it's like we've moved three times with them, and they've always been friendly, careful, really nice to have around and really reasonably priced. I'd never used movers before, but I wouldn't ever attempt moving wth three mates and a van, now I know it doesn't have to involve tears and arguments.
Highly, highly recommended....
I just wanted to add to this - we used Graham (bigvan.com) this weekend (27th Oct 2007) and he was brilliant and fantastic value. Cheaper than hiring a van. He even managed to get the extremely heavy bookshelves out in one piece so we didnt have to dissemble and re-assemble them! And he managed to handle our - two destination delivery with no problem.
I didn't expect anything else but brilliant from my good old friend Graham... and that's exactly what we got. The two pieces that needed moving from Putney to Kennington and Camberwell promptly reached their respective destinations. The friend in Putney where the items came from was more than impressed by the manner, conversation and laughs! Thanks a lot mate!! :)