If you need to move your possessions to the UK, you should make yourself aware of the various options available for shipping to UK. Some options will be more practical for you than others. You can choose between several different options for international shipping to UK. Here are some of them below.
Send Luggage to UK
You can send your luggage and boxes to the UK with Send My Bag. If you are taking a trip to the UK or if you are moving there permanently, you can avoid a lot of unnecessary stress by sending your bags. It means you can jump on the bus or train as soon as you arrive without lugging your bags behind you. It also means that you can take many more of your personal belongings than a typical airline would allow, and you can avoid extortionate excess baggage fees. Send My Bag has numerous international routes, with a great-value flat rate for each route up to a massive 66 lbs. This means that you can bring your favorite clothes, DVDs and mementos, etc. to help you set up home abroad. To learn more about sending luggage to the UK, visit our ‘How it works’ page, or our ‘FAQs’.
send golf clubs to uk
The UK, and Scotland in particular, has a wealth of fantastic golf courses for the golf enthusiast to enjoy. So why not sample some of them using your own golf clubs. You can send your golf clubs to Scotland or other regions of the UK with Send My Bag. This way you can check out courses like St Andrews, Loch Lomond, Muirfield or Royal Troon without having to rent golf clubs. Before you send your golf clubs to Scotland, make sure you find out how best to package them by visiting Send My Bag’s information page on sending golf clubs.
send your bike to UK
You can send your bicycle to the UK with Send My Bag and enjoy the many dedicated cycle paths in a range of different landscapes. You could try the Cotswolds, the Peak District or the Lake District, to name a few must-see areas. You can have your bike sent to your first hotel and picked up again at your final hotel. In between you can cycle through the UK to your heart’s content. This will take all the hassle out of traveling to the UK and it means you don’t have to rent a bike but can enjoy using the bike you know and love. Your bike will need to be taken apart and properly packaged before you send it to UK. Read our bike shipping information page to find out more.
Removals to UK
If you are migrating to the UK, to work, for retirement, or to be closer to family, you’ll have plenty of things to take with you, no matter how hard you try to get rid of things beforehand. You will need to look into international removals to the UK. Before you hand over anything to the movers, however, make sure that all your items are well packaged so that they won’t get damaged in transit. Use appropriate packaging for your items and seal everything up well.
student shipping to uk
The UK has some of the best universities in the world, including the University of Oxford, the University of Cambridge and Imperial College London. If you are moving to the UK study there, or indeed traveling within the UK to go to university, you can use Send My Bag to transport your items to your halls of residence. Check out our student shipping page and learn how to receive 10% student discount.
Send a parcel to UK
You could ask a friend or relative to send a package to the UK if you happen to leave something behind. Sending a parcel is also a good opportunity for sending gifts home. If your friend or family member has moved to the UK you could give them a reminder of home by sending a care package. This is a great idea for students spending a year abroad in the UK or for expats who have gone to settle in the UK, and who are feeling a bit homesick. Send My Bag can send parcels internationally to the UK for you. Please ensure your package is parcelled up properly so that everything arrives in one piece. Take a look at our information page on sending a parcel to find out what you can send with Send My Bag and how to package your items.
As well as sending parcels, and shipping baggage and luggage to the UK, you could consider the following options for shipping items internationally, especially if you need to send large and bulky items:
Air Freight to UK
Air freight is one way you could send items to the UK, if you have a table or an armchair to transport, for example. The amount you will be required to pay will depend on the weight and size of your shipment. Sending items by air freight usually takes one to two days, which is usually quicker than sea freight shipping, but typically more expensive. You will likely have to use the services of a customs agent to handle customs clearance for you. Also, you will need to arrange how to get your items to and from the airport. You will, therefore, have several different costs to consider if you choose air freight. If you send internationally by air freight to the UK your items would likely arrive at one of the major airports, such as London Heathrow or East Midlands Airport.
Sea Freight and Container Shipping to UK
You could transport your possessions to the UK by sea freight rather than air freight. This is an option to consider if you don’t need to receive your items immediately. Sea freight usually means shipping items in large containers loaded onto cargo ships. Again, this option is usually used when shipping large bulky items, such as furniture or even a car. Sea freight can be cheaper than air freight, but you will need to use the services of a customs agent and will need to sort out how to get your items to and from the ports. So, the cost could end up being more than you first expected. When using container shipping to the UK your items will most likely arrive by ship at one of the major sea ports, such as Southampton or Liverpool.
Shipping Goods to UK
You need to be aware of the UK’s customs rules when shipping goods to the UK. You should be aware of any duty that you need to pay and what items are allowed to be shipped to the UK, which items are restricted, and which are entirely prohibited. Take a look at the section below on ‘What can I send to the UK? What items are restricted?’