The Gentleman & A Van Story

Mark Godman set up Gentleman & A Van in 2004 after a terrible experience moving flats in London. Despite using one of the market leading removals companies at the time, he was left feeling dissatisfied and it got him thinking that there must be a better way to help Londoners move home.

The vision was to build a removal business that would treat your home and possessions as if they were their own. As a Gentleman would, hence ‘Gentleman & A Van’ was born. The company has grown from strength to strength over the last thirteen years. That’s because our clients value our service and use us time and time again.

James Nash joined Mark the following January and together they have grown the business from a single van to a fleet of sixteen removal vans, two lorries and a 35,000 sq ft self storage facility in Wimbledon. We now have a dedicated team of 30 full time employees and to date we have completed over 50,000 moves all over London and the UK.


Our smart, navy blue, liveried vans are regularly checked, serviced and cleaned. They are instantly recognisable, so give us a wave if you see us driving around London! We employ an excellent team, all of whom are full time, fully trained and uniformed. More often than not, we are moving life possessions and our level of care reflects this. We realise how important it is for people to use a home removals company that they can trust.

We’re not trying to compete with the big, household name removal companies. But we do like to think we offer a superior service. We are big enough to cater for almost any removals challenge in London, but we are small enough to care about every single client and this is reflected in the feedback we get. Read what our clients have to say about us on our testimonials page.

What next for Gentleman & a Van?

The exciting next chapter for Gentleman & A Van begins with our new Self Storage facility in Wimbledon, which we acquired at the end of 2016. We have long been offering self storage in London clients through our partnership with Access, but for the first time we now have our very own storage facility. This allows us to tailor the space to suit our clients needs. And we can also offer amazing discounts to our loyal clients who are interested in long-term self-storage, or taking on additional storage space. We can also offer fantastic discounts to clients who are using our [man and van] or [removals] services to move items in or out of our storage facility in London.

Like our removals service, we like to think that our London self-storage is a cut above the rest. We have a team of dedicated storage experts on site to help you move or locate items in your self-storage lock up. Our fully managed self-storage is monitored by CCTV 24 hours a day, is open 6 days a week and you will have your own secure pin code to access your unit. We are even offering a box shop on site for all your packaging needs.

So whatever your moving or storage requirements, please do not hesitate to contact us. Gentleman & A Van really is the smarter way to move!


"SO pleased I found you! Used your great team on two occasions for my move and both times found they were punctual, smiley, helpful, careful with my stuff, thoughtful, kind and polite. It made the emotional rollercoaster of moving a million times easier. I wish I could say the same of all the other companies I dealt with! Thank you so much."


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