When visiting London, luggage storage can be a very useful service. While most hotels will mind your bags for you until check-in time, Many Airbnbs, private short-term rentals, and other types of accommodation can’t store your luggage due to lack of space, insurance, or other reasons.
If you’re looking for London luggage storage, consider some of the following options to take care of your belongings so you can enjoy exploring the city.
If you’re flying into London, Heathrow, Gatwick, Luton, and Stansted Airports all offer luggage storage services provided by the Excess Baggage Company. Prices start from £5
Left Luggage Offices
Several of London’s coach and train stations offer luggage storage.
You can find left luggage offices managed by the Excess Baggage Company inside the following train stations:
- Victoria Station
- Charing Cross Station
- King’s Cross Station
- Euston Station
- St Pancras Station
- Paddington Station
- Waterloo Station
- Liverpool Street Station
There is also a storage facility, Access Self Storage, which offers luggage storage across the road from King’s Cross Station. This costs £7.50 per item, per day, and is open seven days a week from 7.30am – 6pm Monday to Friday, 8.30am – 5pm Saturday, and 10am – 4pm Sunday.
If you’re arriving by coach, you’ll find the left luggage office in Victoria Station opposite Gate 6. Anyone can use these services, not only those who have a coach ticket. The left luggage office is open between 8.30am and 10pm and is priced based on time left, starting from £5 for up to 3 hours.
If you’re on a shopping trip to London, you might find it convenient to leave your bags at one of the Westfield Shopping Centres in Shepherd’s Bush or Stratford while you shop.
The cloakroom at Westfield London costs £5 for small baggage and handbags and £7 for large suitcases, and is available 10am – 9pm Monday to Saturday and 12 – 5.30pm Sunday. At Westfield Stratford, you’ll pay £5 per item for up to four hours, and £10 per item for 4-24 hours.
Museums and Galleries
Several of London’s museums and art galleries offer luggage storage facilities for smaller bags. This can be handy if you don’t want to lug your huge daypack around while you’re enjoying some cultural activities.
Make sure to check the opening and closing times of cloakroom facilities, as they’re not always the same as the general opening and closing times.
Luggage Storage and Transportation Companies
In addition to the above facilities, there are a few independent companies in London that offer luggage storage.
LuggageHero enables travellers to safely leave their bags at over 120 certified shops and hotels across London (and several other cities worldwide). You’ll pay from £1 per hour up to a maximum of £8 per day, and the price includes insurance of up to £2200 per bag.
Stasher is another successful luggage storage startup, operating in over 200 cities worldwide. The service works in a similar way to LuggageHero and costs £6 per day and £5 for each additional day.
If the idea of navigating the tube with suitcases sounds like a nightmare, you might want to check out Airportr. This service will collect your luggage from the airport and deliver it to you once you’re checked in to your accommodation. They’ll also check-in your bags for you on the way out of London, saving you time and hassle at the airport.