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Left Luggage in London

Left Luggage Office Victoria Train StationYou can store your bags and suitcases at left luggage offices at some of the main London train stations, Victoria Coach Station and a few other places in central London.

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

It can be expensive for short periods, so ask your 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 want to store bags for a few days or longer it’s much cheaper to rent a self-storage locker

Luggage storage in local shops

Book luggage storage with LuggageHero and store your luggage at one of 100+ local shops in central London including:

You pay online when you collect your baggage.

Cost: from only €1 per hour and never more than €10 per day

The price includes insurance up to €1700 per bag and a security seal provided in the shop.

Left luggage offices in central London

Victoria Coach Station left luggage office

One of the cheapest place to store your luggage for short periods is the 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 a coach ticket.

Cost:

  • Up to 2 hours: £3 per item (any weight)
  • 2-24 hours: £5 per item (under 20kg) or £7 per item (over 20kg)
  • Then £5/£7 per day depending on the weight

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

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

Open: Daily 7am–10pm.

Access Self-Storage Kings Cross

If you need to be near King’s Cross or St Pancras train stations, Access self-storage, opposite Kings Cross station has short-term storage. Their 1 metre square locker holds up to 5 large suitcases and is slightly cheaper than the left luggage office inside King’s Cross or St Pancras train stations.

They close earlier than Victoria Coach Station or the train station left luggage offices.

Cost: £10.50 per bag per day

Payment by credit or debit card only. Cash is not accepted.

Address
Belgrove House, Belgrove Street, Kings Cross, London WC1H 8AA. (opposite King’s Cross station)

Open: Monday-Friday 7.30am–6pm, Saturday 8.30am–5pm, Sunday 10am–4pm

London train station left luggage offices

There are left luggage offices, run by Excess Baggage Company, at some London train stations.

Cost:

  • £6 per item for 0–3 hours
  • £12.50 per item 3–24 hours
  • Then £7.50 per item per 24 hours

Victoria station

Open daily 7am–midnight

Charing Cross station

Open daily 7am–11pm

Kings Cross station

Open daily 7am–11pm

Euston station

Open daily 7am–11pm

St Pancras station

Open Mon–Sat 5.30am–11pm, Sun 7am–10pm

Paddington station

Open daily 7am–11pm

Waterloo station

Open daily 7am–11pm

Liverpool St station

Open daily 7am–11pm

left-baggage.co.uk

Westfield Shopping Centre Cloakrooms

Both Westfield shopping centres have baggage storage facilities.

Westfield London cloakroom

Westfield London in Shepherd’s Bush has two left luggage offices. One is close to the entrance to Waitrose, a short walk from Shepherd’s Bush underground station. The other is near aisle 49 on car park level -2. This is close to the taxi rank.

Cost:

  • £3 for a coat
  • £5 for a small bag/handbag
  • £8 for a large suitcase
  • Bags must be collected before closing time on the same day

Open: Monday–Saturday 10am–9.30pm, Sunday 12 noon–5.30pm

uk.westfield.com/london

Westfield Stratford City cloakroom

Westfield Stratford City has secure baggage storage facilities on the lower ground floor between Costa Coffee and Carphone Warehouse.

Cost:

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

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

uk.westfield.com/stratfordcity



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.

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.

These are the closest to the centre of London:

Paddington

Safestore
16 Paddington Green
London W2 1LG
Tube station: Edgware Rd
safestore.co.uk/storage/london/paddington

Earl’s Court

Safestore
26 Seagrave Rd
London SW6 1RP
Tube station: West Brompton
safestore.co.uk/storage/london/earls_court

Kings’s Cross

Safestore
79-89 Pentonville Rd
London N1 9LG
Tube station: King’s Cross St Pancras/Angel
safestore.co.uk/storage/london/pentonville-road

Camden

Safestore
155 Chalton St
London NW1 1NR
Tube station: Mornington Crescent/Euston
safestore.co.uk/storage/london/camden/

Vauxhall (near Victoria)

Big Yellow Self Storage
289 Kennington Lane
London SE11 5QY
Tube station: Vauxhall
bigyellow.co.uk

Museum and gallery cloakrooms

Bags can be left at some of London’s main attractions, museums and galleries while you visit. Some let you leave them for free, some request a voluntary donation, 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.

If there is no cloakroom or left luggage facilities or your bags are too large to store, they will usually tell you to leave it at the closest train station left luggage office. It is cheaper to leave your bags at a LuggageHero luggage storage nearby.

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.

Cost

Bag – up to 4kg £2.50
Bag – 4-8kg £5

Collect by 5.30pm (last deposit by 4.30pm)

If you have a bag that’s too large for their cloakroom, leave it with LuggageHero storage close to the museum.

Tower of London

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

National Gallery

There are two cloakrooms in the National Gallery; behind the information desk in the Sainsbury Wing and on the lower ground floor in the main building.

Bags larger than 40x25x25cm are not accepted.

Cost

£1 donation per item

Tate Modern

The cloakroom is on level 0. Large bags and rucksacks must be placed in the cloakroom. There are no size or weight restrictions.

Small (42x27x43cm) and large lockers (44x27x87cm) are also available on the ground floor of the Blavatnik building. If you want a larger locker, visit the museum in the morning. They were all taken by midday on several recent visits.

Cost

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

National Portrait Gallery

The National Portrait Gallery has lockers and cloakroom on the lower ground floor, next to the Ondaatje Wing Theatre

Bags larger than 45x30x45cm are not be accepted. Bags heavier than 10kg are not be accepted.

Cost

Lockers – £1
Cloakroom – £2 donation for up to 2 hours

Natural History Museum

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

Cost

Umbrellas – £1
Coat – £1
Bag 0-4kg – £1.50
Bag 4-9kg – £3
Bag 9kg+ – £6

Collect by 5.45pm

Science Museum

There is a cloakroom on the ground floor. No size restrictions.

Cost

Coats, jackets, umbrellas – £1 per item
Small bags – £2
Suitcases – £4

Collect by 6pm

V & A Museum

Thereare 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 cloakrooms

Cost

The cloakrooms are for coats, umbrellas and small bags.

Bags larger than 56x45x25cm are not accepted.

Cost

Handbags, coats – £1
Cabin bags – (56cmx45cmx21cm) £3
Large bags – £5

London Zoo

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

Cost

– 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. Bag 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

There is a free left luggage facility at Kensington Palace which operates on a first-come, first served basis.

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

Cost

They suggest a £4 donation.

British Library

There is a cloakroom and lockers at the British Library on the lower ground floor. Bags larger than 56 (H) x 45 (W) x 25 (D)cm are not allowed in the library.

Museum of London

108 lockers are available on a first-come, first-served basis. The maximum size is 43x37x24cm. There’s a £1 fee.

The London Eye

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

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Last updated: 24 April 2018