If you plan to visit London, luggage storage can be very convenient for visitors with time to spare before checking into their London short let home or before their homeward journey.
If your London short let is a private residence there will not be luggage storage facilities in the building. Here are some of the luggage storage facilities in London. Please note we are not affiliated with any of the below options, nor are we recommending them, merely suggesting them as available options.
Airportr will transport your luggage, to and from the airport. You are then able to travel, unencumbered by bags and clobber. They also check your luggage in at the airport, thus saving you another travel chore.
CityStasher is a London-based start-up, it now has more than 60 left luggage facilities in London alone with ‘StashPoints’ spread across the UK and other main European cities, such as Paris, Berlin, and Amsterdam. The locations are trusted local shops and hotels with extra space that have been thoroughly assessed for security. Prices are £6/day (you can add an extra 24 hours for £5 per bag) and every bag left is fitted with a security tag and insured for up to £750.
LuggageHero is another luggage storage provider in London. Travelers can leave luggage with LuggageHero by making use of its network of more than 110 local shops spread across important traffic hubs in London. Those include Victoria Station, Liverpool Street Station, King’s Cross, Piccadilly Circus, and downtown London.
You are able to store your bags or luggage at left luggage offices in some of London’s main train stations, at Victoria Coach Station and at other locations in the centre. There were once self-service lockers in some stations, but this is no longer the case in any of the main or underground stations in London.
Victoria coach station
If you visit London via Victoria Coach Station there is a luggage storage office opposite Gate 6. The coach station is located on Buckingham Palace Road, which is under a ten minute walk from Victoria Station. You don’t require a ticket to store bags here and it is inexpensive. Victoria Coach Station facilities
The following train stations have a luggage storage office run by Excess Baggage Company:
Charing Cross Station
King’s Cross Station
St Pancras Station
Liverpool Street Station
Access Self Storage, Kings Cross are on Belgrove Street opposite King’s Cross Station and have offer luggage storage facilities.
If you visit London to shop, the Westfield Shopping Centres in Shepherd’s Bush and Stratford City also have luggage storage facilities. Bags must be collected before closing time on the same day of depositing.
When you visit London museums, it is worth remembering that most of the large museums and galleries in the capital have cloakrooms and/or coin operated lockers. These will not be suitable for large bags and suitcases, but this facility can come in handy for storing smaller excess bags and big coats, making the time you spend in these places more comfortable. Check the various museum websites for more information.
It is important to check the times that these offices close. Some of the offices inside shopping centres or museums may have a last collection time that is earlier than their general closing time.