• Matthew James Global Relocations - UK

Matthew James offers weekly removals to Barcelona from the UK! From full relocations to single items; dedicated or shared-load services.

Let Matthew James take the stress out of your move to or from Barcelona…



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At Matthew James Removals we have the local knowledge and industry experience to manage all of your relocation needs, wherever in Barcelona you choose to move. With 3 generations of experience, a customised vehicle fleet and frequent services, you can be sure you’re in the most capable hands in Barcelona.


  • Range of tailored services
  • Depots in Madrid, Barcelona & Costa del Sol
  • Weekly moving services
  • Dedicated team of professionals
  • Door-to-door care
  • Customs clearance assistance
  • Years of local knowledge
  • 3 generations of experience
  • Customised vehicle fleet
  • Bespoke crating
  • BAR, IAM and ISO 9001 accredited
  • Superior quality packing materials
  • All loads inventoried by our own staff
  • Meticulous attention to detail

Known for its quirky, cosmopolitan, and hip character, Spain’s/Catalonia’s gothic marvel, Barcelona, is one of Europes most visited destinations. It is also considered the best beach city in the world by National Geographic, so you can see why many expats choose to call this eclectic city their home.
Fashion and tourism are the city’s largest service industries, along with banking and logistics. It has also become a major player for high-tech industries, with many well known brands having offices in Parc Tecnològic del Vallès. Salaries tend to be lower in Barcelona then many other European cities, despite the rise in the cost of living. Many Barcelonians are well versed in English, but it is important to remember that the locals speak either Spanish or Catalan and some knowledge of both will put you at an advantage when looking for work, especially if you have a third language like German, as there is a lot of foreign investment in the city. If you arrive in the city without a work contract, then English tutoring is an excellent alternative whilst you are finding your feet.

Weekly UK to Barcelona removals

At Matthew James Removals we offer regular services to and from Barcelona, throughout the year. From dedicated removals to shared-loads or even single items, we offer a service to meet your requirements. Our expertise, know-how, local knowledge and specialist vehicles make us the obvious choice for moving to Barcelona.


We are proud to be BAR International Associates (British Association of Removers) and members of IAM; the world’s largest trade association for the global moving industry. Our management systems have been assessed to ISO 9001 standards.

Our storage facilities in Europe

All of our depots in the UK and Spain offer fully containerised storage facilities in modern and secure warehouses. Shared-loads are consolidated at our depots in the UK and Spain for onwards transport to Barcelona and beyond.


Your consignment is automatically covered up to £50,000 for total loss in the event of unforeseen circumstances such as a fire or flood. In addition to this we can arrange a full-cover insurance policy via our brokers upon request.

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Public transport in Barcelona is as much as you would expect from a major European city. It’s efficient, affordable, well-maintained and safe. The central train stations are all very accessible, and can take you across Catalan, Spain, and internationally. The metro is also easy to navigate, and will get you from A to B without too much trouble. Drivers still face heavy congestion (even though many expats find driving in Barcelona easier than in other cities). There are over 100 bus routes as well, so all combined, getting around Barcelona is a breeze.
There is plenty of variety when it comes to finding a neighbourhood to suit your needs. Pedralbes is an elegant residential area in Les Corts with green, open spaces. Owning a car is recommended as public transport links aren’t as developed here than in central locations. Sarria is the Sauria-Sant Gervasi district is pleasant and open, with loads of parks, and more affordable accommodation. Tres Torres in the north-west corner is some way outside the city centre, and has excellent bus networks. St Gervasi is one of the most central districts in the city, with unlimited shopping possibilities and access to other city locations, many from walking distance. St. George, Highlands School, and the British School are all great options for international education.
You’ll never get bored in Barcelona. Visit the iconic architecture in Park Güell, visit the yet unfinished Sagrada Familia cathedral, take in the divers animals at the Aquarium, or take a hop-on hop-off bus to see all the sights. Being a beach city, there are always water sporting options to take advantage of, like taking a 6 hour Costa Brava kayak and snorkel tour. You can also get unique views of the city on the recently refurbished Montjuïc Cable Car or get your adrenalin rush at the Tibidabo Amusement Park.


Gràcia – L’Eixample – El Borne – Poble Nou – Sarriá and Sant Gervasi – Barrio Gotico – Barceloneta – El Raval – Sants-Montjuïc – Les Corts – Poble Sec – Sant Martí – Horta-Guinardó – Sant Andreu – Sitges – Besos – Badalona

The below areas are also within our relocation and removal service areas;

Madrid – Valencia – Seville – Bilbao – Malaga – Marbella – Estepona – Sotogrande – Alicante – Cordoba – Granada – Pamplona – Javea – Las Palmas – Tenerife – Lanzarote – Ibiza – Mallorca

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