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Left Luggage in London

You can store your bags and suitcases at left luggage offices at some of the main London train stations, Victoria Coach Station and at some shops and hotels in central London.

There are no self-service left lockers at London train stations or left luggage offices at any London underground/tube station.

It can be expensive for short periods, so ask your air BnB, hotel, B&B or hostel if they have any bag storage facilities. Some will keep your bags for free, others will charge a small fee.

If you intend to visit a museum or gallery after checking out, some have lockers and/or cloakrooms.

If you want to store bags for a few days, a few weeks or longer it’s much cheaper to rent a self-storage locker

Luggage storage in local shops and hotels

Online luggage storage companies let you deposit your bags with their partners at hotels, local shops, small supermarkets and cafes. In general, it is cheaper than the train station left luggage offices. The storage places are all over central London so there’s a good chance of finding a place to leave your bags close to your destination.

All bookings and payment must be made online with a credit or debit card (not at the storage place). The price includes insurance against theft, loss or damage. Read the small print. Cover varies between companies.

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London train station left luggage offices

If you are arriving or departing by train or need a secure place to leave your luggage, there are left luggage offices, at most of London’s main train stations.

Cost per item:

  • £7.50 for 0–3 hours
  • £15 3–24 hours
  • £22.50 24–48 hours
  • £30 up to to 72 hours, then £7.50 per item per 24 hours

Open: Daily 7am–11pm

  • Victoria station
  • Charing Cross station
  • Kings Cross station
  • Euston station
  • London Bridge station
  • St Pancras International station
  • Paddington station
  • Waterloo station
  • Liverpool St station

Victoria Coach Station left luggage office

There is a left luggage office at Victoria Coach Station, an 8-10 minute walk from Victoria tube/train station.

Anyone can store bags at the coach station. You don’t need to travel to or from Victoria Coach Station.


  • 0-1 hours: £2 per item
  • 1-3 hours: £5 per item
  • 3-6 hours: £7.50 per item
  • 6-24 hours: £10 per item, then £6 per 24-hour period.

Victoria Coach Station, 164 Buckingham Palace Rd, London SW1W 9TP.

The left luggage office is near Gate 0, inside the ticket office.

Open:  Friday–Wednesday 8am–10pm. (08:00–22:00), Thursday 8am-8pm (08:00-20:00)

Westfield Shopping Centre Cloakrooms

The Westfield shopping centres in Shepherd’s Bush and Stratford have baggage storage facilities. Ideal if you want to do some shopping after checking out and going home.

Westfield London cloakroom

Westfield London in Shepherd’s Bush has a left luggage office near aisle 49, Middle Car Park level -2 . This is close to the taxi rank.


  • £5 for a coat/small bag/handbag
  • £8 for a large suitcase
  • Bags must be collected before closing time on the same day

Open: Monday–Saturday 10am–9pm, Sunday 12–5.30pm


Westfield Stratford City cloakroom

Westfield Stratford City has secure baggage storage facilities on the lower ground floor, next to Costa Coffee.


  • Coats £3
  • Luggage (up to 15kg) and handbags £5 (0-5 hours), £10 (5-24 hours)

Open: Daily 10am–9pm, Sunday 12 noon–5.30pm


Self-storage – long-term baggage storage in central London

If you need to store your bags for a few days or longer, it’s much cheaper to rent a locker in a self-storage facility rather than paying per bag at any of the left luggage offices mentioned above. They can also store larger items like bikes or boxes.

Prices are charged per square foot/square metre of storage space. The smallest locker is usually 10 sq ft/ 0.90 sq m, approximately the size of a large car boot. This is big enough to hold four to five suitcases.

Cost: Prices start from £11 per locker per week.

Top Tip: Get a written quote, not a verbal one. Some self-storage places will match or beat a quote from a rival company.

Safestore has 47 stores all over London. Stores outside zone 1 could be cheaper. The offices listed below are all in central London:

Kings’s Cross & St Pancras Station

79-89 Pentonville Rd
London N1 9LG
Tube station: King’s Cross St Pancras/Angel

Paddington-Marble Arch

Water Gardens
Burwood Place
London W2 2HN
Tube station: Edgware Rd

Earl’s Court

26 Seagrave Rd
London SW6 1RP
Tube station: West Brompton

London Euston Station

155 Chalton St
London NW1 1NR
Tube station: Mornington Crescent/Euston

Left Luggage at London Museums and Tourist Attractions

Bags can be left in the cloakrooms at London’s main attractions, museums and galleries while you visit. Some let you leave them for free, some request a voluntary donation, and some charge according to weight.

If you have a bag larger than the standard airline carry-on size, you might have a problem leaving it at some attractions.

British Museum

The British Museum has a cloakroom where you can leave your bags, but they are very strict about the bag size and weight. Bags larger than 40 x 40 x 50cm are not accepted. Bags heavier than 8kg are not accepted. Suitcase with wheels are not allowed inside the museum. Security will stop you from taking them in.


Coats – £2
Bag – up to 4kg £2.50
Bag – 4-8kg £5

Collect by 5.30pm (last deposit by 4.30pm)

Tower of London

There are no left luggage facilities at the Tower of London.

National Gallery

The National Gallery cloakroom is on level 0, below the main entrance

Bags larger than 56cm x 25cm x 25cm are not accepted.


£2 per item

Tate Modern

The cloakroom is on level 0. Large bags and rucksacks must be placed in the cloakroom. Bags larger than (55cm x 40cm x 20cm) are not allowed in the gallery. Neither are skateboards, folding bikes or scooters.

Small (42x27x43cm) and large lockers (87cm x 27cm x 44cm) are available on the ground floor of the Blavatnik building. If you want one of the large lockers, visit the museum in the morning. They were all taken by midday on several recent visits.

Bags larger than 55cm x 40cm x 22cm are not permitted in the galleries.


Cloakroom – a £4 donation is requested
Lockers – £1 refundable deposit

Natural History Museum

There are two cloakrooms at the Natural History Museum Large and/or wheeled suitcases must be left in the cloakrooms.


Umbrellas – £2
Coats – £3
Folded pushchair – £3
Folded bike – £3
Scooter – £2
Bag 0-4kg – £3
Bag 4kg+ – £5

Science Museum

There are self-service lockers on level -1. They only fit coats and small to airline sized carry-on (not large suitcases).


Small – £3
Medium – £5
Large – £7
Card payment only

V & A Museum

There are two cloakrooms in the V&A; just inside the main entrance, and a smaller one near the Exhibition Rd entrance. All large bags must be placed in the cloakroom.

The cloakrooms are for coats, umbrellas and small bags.

Bags with wheels or bags larger than 56cm x 45cm x25cm are not allowed inside the museum.


Handbags, coats – £3
Cabin bags – (56cm x 45cm x 21cm) £5
Large bags, scooters & folding bikes – £7

London Zoo

London Zoo has a limited number of lockers available to hire on a first-come, first served basis.


– Small locker – £1 per hour, or £5 per day
– Large locker – £2 per hour, or £10 per day

Imperial War Museum

The Imperial War Museum has lockers for small bags. The lockers measure 45cm x 39.5cm x 60cm.

Large suitcases are discouraged but if they are locked, you can leave them tied up in the pushchair storage area, behind the shop for a £1 refundable deposit.

St Paul’s Cathedral

There are no cloakroom facilities at the cathedral. Bags larger than 56cm x 45cm x 25cm are not allowed inside the cathedral.

Westminster Abbey

There are no left luggage facilities at the Abbey and visitors are not allowed to bring large suitcases or rucksacks inside.

Houses of Parliament

There are no luggage storage facilities at the Houses of Parliament. Bags bigger than 55cm x 36cm are not be allowed inside.

Churchill War Rooms

There are no luggage storage facilities at the Churchill War Rooms. Large suitcases and rucksacks are not allowed.

Kensington Palace

Left luggage is not available. Suitcases and large bags are not allowed inside the building.

London Transport Museum

The London Transport Museum has a free cloakroom. There are no size or weight restrictions.

Tate Britain

Bags can be left at their cloakroom on the lower floor. There are no size or weight restriction.

Large bags and rucksacks must be placed in the cloakroom. Bags larger than (55cm x 40cm x20cm) are not allowed in the gallery. Neither are skateboards, folding bikes or scooters.


They suggest a £4 donation.

British Library

There are cloakroom and lockers at the British Library on the lower ground floor. Bags larger than 56 cm x 45cm x 25cm are not allowed in the library.

The London Eye

Large bags or suitcases are not allowed on the London Eye and they do not have a cloakroom or lockers.

The Design Museum

62 lockers are available for visitors, 4 are big enough for large rucksacks. You need a £1 coin to use them (non-refundable).

Last updated: 7 September 2023