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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 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, a few weeks 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 deposit your bags with hotels, local shops, cafes or other businesses. It’s cheaper than the train station left luggage office 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).

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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, run by Excess Baggage Company, at some London train stations and inside the King’s Cross Post Office. All offices have x-ray machines and CCTV.

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

King’s Cross Post Office

There is also a left luggage office inside the King’s Cross Post Office, 17-21 Euston Rd, London NW1 2RY. Directly opposite King’s Cross station. This is one of the cheapest and most secure places to store your luggage for a few hours.

Open daily 8am–11pm

Cost:

  • £6 per item for 0–6 hours
  • £10 per item 6–24 hours
  • Then £5 per item per 24 hours

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 a coach ticket.

Cost:

  • Up to 3 hours: £5 per item
  • 3-6 hours: £7.50 per item
  • 6-24 hours: £10 per item, then £6 per 24-hour period.

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 the train station left luggage office and the King Cross Post Office.

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

Westfield Shopping Centre Cloakrooms

The Westfield shopping centres in Shepherd’s Bush and Stratford have baggage storage facilities.

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.

Cost:

  • £3 for a coat
  • £5 for a small bag/handbag
  • £7 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 (up to 15kg) 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. They will also store larger items likes bikes or boxes as well.

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 have stores all over London. These are in central 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

Left Luggage at London Museums and Tourist Attractions

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. Bags larger than (55x40x20cm) are not allowed in the gallery.

Small (42x27x43cm) and large lockers (44x27x87cm) 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.

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.

Cost

Lockers – £1
Cloakroom:
Coats/small bags £1
Cabin-sized bag £3
Large suitcases £5

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

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 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. 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

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 are 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.

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).

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Last updated: 8 November 2019