Moving to Portugal from UK

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Moving to Portugal from UK

Moving to Portugal from UK

For a small country, perched at the western most point of Europe, Portugal packs quite a punch when it comes to British migration. At the last count, there were 49,000 Brits living in the country. A large proportion of expats head for the sea and the sun on the Algarve coast. However, there’s a new generation of millenials, moving to Lisbon and Porto. They’re creating start ups, and taking advantage of the gig economy, whilst enjoying the Portuguese way of life.

Why Portugal? Well, it’s one of the most European countries. It’s currently ranked fourth in the Global Peace Index, and has regularly achieved a position in the top five places. The cost of living is low in comparison with the UK, and the pace of life is slow. Unlike the driven northern Europeans, the Portuguese place more of an emphasis on their quality of life. Which may explain the range of wonderful food and wine on offer!

Please call 01794 323558 for your free no obligation quote on moving to Portugal!

The Top Four Destinations for Expats

If you’re tempted by the more relaxed attitude to life offered by Portugal, here’s where the expats are moving:

1. Lisbon

The capital city of Portugal on the West Coast is one of the oldest cities in the world, and it carries its age well. As you’d expect there’s a huge range of architectural styles on display throughout the city, and a maze of ancient, cobbled streets to explore. It’s also one of the sunniest spots in Portugal, with 3,000 hours of sunshine each year. This is a richly diverse city, attracting visitors and residents from across the world.

2. Porto

The medieval centre of Porto has been named a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, but the charms of the city extend way beyond that. Set on the Douro River, Porto has a grandeur which is attracting expats in ever growing numbers. The climate is ideal for Brits (average 28º in the summer and 14º in winter) and the cost of living is low. It’s close to the coast, has growing tourism opportunities, and is full of hipster eateries and bars.

3. Setubal

If you can’t decide between the southern coast and the cities in the north, Setubal sits bang in the middle. This working port combines the ancient maze of its historic centre, with a busy industrial city sitting alongside it. Tourists to the city enjoy the natural beauty of the beaches, the wildlife sanctuary around the estuary, and the largest fish market in the country. Brits who live there have taken the time to explore the hidden charms of Setubal, and tend to like what they find.

4. Albufiera

The most popular of the Algarve towns, and home to a large population of Brits. Here you’ll find British restaurants, bars and supermarkets, all catering to an expat community who want a home from home – with sea and sun. The beaches are superb and the location is breathtaking. This feels like a seaside resort; perfect for families with young children.

Schepens Can Help With UK to Portugal Removals

For over a century now, Schepens has been moving families to destinations across Portugal. Since we first started our removals business in the early 1900s, our aim has been to minimise the stresses and anxieties around moving. Whilst the world has changed a good deal since then, the anxieties tend to have remained the same. We provide a dedicated Move Co-ordinator, and trained European removals teams to support clients in their planning and shipping to Portugal.

Bespoke Removals to Portugal

We have never yet encountered a ‘standard’ move, which is why we don’t offer standard removals packages. Instead your Move Co-ordinator will work with you on the creation of a bespoke removals package that reflects your unique requirements. Schepens offers offers a range of services if you’re moving to Portugal from UK. These include:

  • Packing. Our BAR trained professional removals teams can pack up your home, label your boxes, and provide a detailed inventory for shipping.
  • Insurance. Your goods are insured throughout shipping. Should you wish to take out additional Extended Liability or Accidental Damage cover, we can arrange it for you.
  • Non-Standard Goods. If you’re planning to ship antiques, musical instruments or fine art, we can provide bespoke packaging and shipping.
  • Storage. For any furniture or items you wish to store in the UK, we can provide local facilities that guarantee a secure, climate controlled environment.
  • Removals Vehicles. Your goods will be shipped in one of our state-of-the-art removals vehicles which maintain a constant temperature and humidity, run on air ride suspension and boast an adjustable bearing system, which ensures little or no movement of vehicle content.

Great Customer Service from Schepens

We pride ourselves on the consistently high quality of customer service we provide. This is made possible by the investment we make in the professional training of all our removals teams. As a result of this our teams understand the need to go the extra mile, and proactively manage problems as they occur.


Moving to Portugal

Schepens organise removals to and from the major towns, cities, and areas in Portugal, including: AlbufeiraAlgarveAlmada, Amadora, Amora, Aveiro, The Azores, Barreiro, Beja, Braga, Braganca, Carvoeiro, Cascais, Castelo Branco, Coimbra, Estoril, Evora, Faro, Fatima, Guarda, Guimarães, Lagos, Leiria, Lisbon, Madeira, Obidos, Parede, Portalegre, Porto, Santarem, Setubal, Sintra, Tomar, Valença Do Minho, Viana do Castelo, Vila Nova De Mil Fontes, Vila Real and Viseu.


If you’re considering moving to Portugal from the UK, call us today on 01794 323558 to talk about the services we can offer to support your removals.