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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 shops and hotels 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 and hotels

There is a new way of storing your bags when visiting London. Several luggage storage companies let you safely deposit your bags with hotels, local shops, cafes or other businesses. It’s cheaper than train station left luggage offices and as storage places can be found all over central London there’s a good chance of finding a place to store your bags closer to your destination.

All bookings and payment must be made online with a credit or debit card (not at the storage place) and include insurance against theft, loss or damage (read the small print to find out what’s covered).

  • Nannybag is Europe’s largest luggage storage network. Store your suitcases with one of their Nannies for £6 up to 24 hours.
  • Book luggage storage with Stasher at hundreds of luggage storage locations (hotels and shops) across London for the set price of £6 for 24 hours including insurance (Use the code TOPTIP for 10% off). 2018 Gold Award winners at Visit England’s Awards for Excellence.
  • Leave your bags with one of Luggage Hero‘s partners for £1 per hour (plus a £2 handling fee) up to a maximum of £10 per day.
  • Victoria Coach Station left luggage office

    One of the cheapest place to store your luggage for a few hours 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:

    If you collect your bag later than than the time booked and paid for, there is a surcharge:

    • Up to 2 hours: £3.50 per item (under 20 kg) – £2.50 surcharge if collected on the same day
    • Up to 2 hours: £3.50 per item (over 20 kg) – £4.50 surcharge if collected on the same day
    • 2-24 hours: £5.50 per item (under 20kg) – £5.50 surcharge per 24-hours
    • 2-24 hours: £5.50 per item (over 20kg) – £7.50 surcharge per 24-hours

    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 8am–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 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: £7.50 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 International station

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

    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-Marble Arch

    Safestore
    Water Gardens
    Burwood Place
    London W2 2HN
    Tube station: Edgware Rd
    safestore.co.uk/storage/london/paddington-marble-arch

    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.

    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)

    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

    £1.50 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 suitcases 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: 20 June 2018