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 self-service left lockers at London train stations or 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, 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 safely 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).
- Book luggage storage with Stasher at hundreds of luggage storage locations across London for the set price of £6 for 24 hours (Use the code TOPTIP for 10% off). 2018 Gold Award winners at Visit England’s Awards for Excellence.
- Nannybag is one of the largest luggage storage network. Store your luggage with one of their 200 ‘Nannies’ in London for £6 per day. (Use code LONDON for an extra 10% off)
Victoria Coach Station left luggage office
One of the cheapest places 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.
If you collect your bag later 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
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.
London train station left luggage offices
There are left luggage offices, run by Excess Baggage Company, at some London train stations.
- £6 per item for 0–3 hours
- £12.50 per item 3–24 hours
- Then £7.50 per item per 24 hours
Open daily 7am–midnight
Charing Cross station
Open daily 7am–11pm
Kings Cross station
Open daily 7am–11pm
Open daily 7am–11pm
St Pancras International station
Open Mon–Sat 5.30am–11pm, Sun 7am–11pm
Open daily 7am–11pm
Open daily 7am–11pm
Liverpool St station
Open daily 7am–11pm
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.
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.
- £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
Westfield Stratford City cloakroom
Westfield Stratford City has secure baggage storage facilities on the lower ground floor between Costa Coffee and Carphone Warehouse.
- 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
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.
These are the closest to the centre of London:
London W2 2HN
Tube station: Edgware Rd
26 Seagrave Rd
London SW6 1RP
Tube station: West Brompton
79-89 Pentonville Rd
London N1 9LG
Tube station: King’s Cross St Pancras/Angel
155 Chalton St
London NW1 1NR
Tube station: Mornington Crescent/Euston
Vauxhall (near Victoria)
Big Yellow Self Storage
289 Kennington Lane
London SE11 5QY
Tube station: Vauxhall
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.
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.
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.
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.
£1.50 per item
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.
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.
Lockers – £1
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.
Umbrellas – £1
Coat – £1
Bag 0-4kg – £1.50
Bag 4-9kg – £3
Bag 9kg+ – £6
Collect by 5.45pm
There is a cloakroom on the ground floor. No size restrictions.
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
The cloakrooms are for coats, umbrellas and small bags.
Bags larger than 56x45x25cm are not accepted.
Handbags, coats – £1
Cabin bags – (56cmx45cmx21cm) £3
Large bags – £5
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.
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.
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.
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
They suggest a £4 donation.
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).
Last updated: 24 May 2019