If you’re taking a trip to London or passing through on your way somewhere else, chances are you’ll want to go sightseeing. After all, London is a famous destination for tourists. The problem is, most tourists don’t want to sightsee with all of their luggage. Rolling a suitcase behind you slows you down and ends up being more of a hassle than it’s worth. But you shouldn’t skip out on spending a few hours of your London trip just because you have luggage. Millions of people make it work every year, and so can you. 

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Places to Store Your Luggage in London

So, how can you see all that London has to offer without dragging your luggage along? Finding luggage storage in London help. 

Hotels

Some hotels will allow you to leave your luggage with them for the day. You can call ahead to hotels that are close to your airport, bus, train, etc. You’ll want to stay close to that area to save time. If they’ll hold your luggage for you, make sure it’s in a safe location where your possessions won’t be easily accessed. While we want you to enjoy London, we don’t want any of your possessions to be stolen!

Left Luggage Facilities

“Left luggage” refers to luggage that you’re leaving behind while you go somewhere else. Sightseeing is the perfect example of why there are left luggage facilities in London.

Tourist Information Centres

Many tourist information centres, like Greenwich Tourist Centre, will keep your luggage for you for a fee. 

  • £5 per item for 3 hours
  • £8 per item for an extra 24 hours

You can store your luggage at Greenwich Tourist Centre between the hours of 10 a.m.-5 p.m. 

Westfield Shopping Centres

The Westfield shopping centres in Stratford City and London will also keep your luggage for you. 

Stratford City: 

  • Coats and umbrellas: £3 per item for 4 hours
  • Bags and suitcases: £5 per item for 4 hours
  • £10 per item to hold all day

London charges £5 for smaller suitcases and £7 for larger suitcases.

CompanyPrice per bagInsuranceFree cancellationSecurity seals providedApp 
Stasher£5/day£3000YesYesYes
LuggageHero£1/Hour

Never more than £8/day
£2200Yes,YesYes
BagBnB£6/Day£500NoNoYes
NannyBag£6/Day£1500YesYesYes
Access Self Storage£6 per bag for 0-3 hours £12.5 for 3-24 hoursCost from £1.57 up to £7 per £1000NoNoNo

Luggage Storage In London Train Stations

The following train station locations will hold your luggage for you. Unless otherwise stated, all of these stations are open from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m.

Luggage Storage in London Train Stations

If your train arrives before your rental spot opens up, stashing your luggage at the train station can free your hands for some sight-seeing. Each of the stations noted below are set up to hold your luggage for a time at a specific platform. Check the signage to make sure you get back to pick up your gear in time; hours may vary. As a general rule, you can pick up your luggage between 7 a.m. and 11 p.m.

London’s King Cross, Platform 9

Once you drop off your gear in your storage locker at platform 9, you’re in easy walking distance of several restaurants and the British Library. Your luggage storage can be as little as £5 a day, though you will need to book ahead. Free cancellation is possible with some storage entities. You can cross Euston and follow Gray’s Inn Road to the Saint George’s Gardens, head south from the train station for Nepalese food, or take the underground from the Euston Station to other points around the city.

London’s Charing Cross, Main Concourse

Your luggage will be safety stowed at main concourse of the Charing Cross station while you stroll along the Thames, visit the National Gallery or check out Piccadilly Circus. If you need insurance for the contents of your bag, be prepared to pay the daily rate for the most comprehensive coverage. If you can use less coverage on your bag and contents, you can get hourly storage for as little as £1 per hour.

London’s Euston, Platforms 16 and 18

If your plan is to take the railway to Euston and hop right on the underground, the daily storage rate will not be onerous. Of course, from here you can also stretch your legs and head west to the Regent’s Park or to Madame Tussauds. The Sherlock Holmes Museum is near the corner of Park and Baker. If you’re not sure how long your travels will take, you can store your bag in self-storage and choose your own insurance rate for convenience.

London’s Liverpool Station, Platform 10

If you’re in London to shop, storing your luggage at Liverpool Station is an excellent choice. From here, you can stroll down the A10 to Louis Vuitton, New Look, and many other shops before taking a break at the Swan Tavern for a drink and a bite to eat. Should you find that your electronic gear needs replacing, there are also several phone shops in this area.

London’s Paddington Station, Platform 12

Fans of train history will love their visit to Paddington Station, which dates from 1854. Once your bags are stashed on platform 12, you can stop for fish at Mickey’s Fish Bar or head south to Kensington Gardens. There are several hotels near Paddington if you need to book for a night or two.

London’s St. Pancras International Station, Main Concourse

The St. Pancras station is not far from King’s Cross. Before you store your bag here, do take care to check the hours as they are generally different from other railway stations and you may need to watch your schedule to avoid missing a pick-up time.

London’s Victoria Station, Platform 8

Visitors to London who are interested in the royals will find plenty to explore once they store their gear at platform 8. This is a busy station and open 7 days a week for storage, but again, recent world events could negatively impact your ability to get your bags back at your convenience. Sign up for updates on your phone and stay flexible.

London’s Waterloo Station, Exit 6 by the South Bank

If you need to store your bags on the south bank, the Waterloo Station offers convenience and security. You can easily stroll north to the National Theatre, visit the Jubilee Gardens, or just stroll the Thames. There are also several hotels nearby should you need to book a room later in the day.

Your visit to London can be easily streamlined by storing your bags at a train station until you get situated in your accommodations. Your visit to this remarkable city will be greatly simplified by having your hands free until you’re ready to settle into your rental spot.

Luggage Storage Around London Airports

Excess Baggage offers left luggage services at London Heathrow Airport, London Gatwick Airport and London Luton Airport. There is a left luggage facility at London City Airport, but it isn’t run by Excess Baggage.

London Heathrow Airport

  • Terminal 2 Arrivals at the main concourse: Open daily from 5 a.m. to 11 p.m
    • £7.50 for each item for up to 3 hours
    • £12.50 for each item for 3-24 hours
    • £20 for each item for 24-48 hours
    • £27.50 for each item for 48-72 hours
    • £5 for each additional 24 hours after 72 hours
  • Terminal 3 Arrivals at the main concourse: Open daily from 5 a.m. to 11 p.m
    • £6 for each item for up to 3 hours
    • £11 for each item for 3-24 hours
    • £18.50 for each item for 24-48 hours
    • £26 for each item for 48-72 hours
    • £5 for each additional 24 hours after 72 hours
  • Terminal 4 Arrivals at the west end of the arrivals hall: Open daily from 5 a.m. to 11 p.m
    • £6 for each item for up to 2 hours
    • £11 for each item for 2-24 hours
    • £18.50 for each item for 24-48 hours
    • £26 for each item for 48-72 hours
    • £5 for each additional 24 hours after 72 hours
  • Terminal 5 Arrivals at the UK arrivals end: Open daily from 5 a.m. to 11 p.m
    • £6 for each item for up to 2 hours
    • £11 for each item for 2-24 hours
    • £18.50 for each item for 24-48 hours
    • £26 for each item for 48-72 hours
    • £5 for each additional 24 hours after 72 hours

London Gatwick Airport

  • South Terminal at the back of the check-in area: Open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
    • £6 for each item for up to 3 hours
    • £11 for each item for 3-24 hours
    • £7.50 for each item for 24-72 hours
    • £5 for each additional 24 hours after 72 hours
  • North Terminal next to the inter-terminal shuttle: Open daily from 5 a.m. to 10 p.m.
    • £6 for each item for up to 3 hours
    • £11 for each item for 3-24 hours
    • £7.50 for each item for 24-72 hours
    • £5 for each additional 24 hours after 72 hours

London Luton Airport

  • Main Terminal across from the Bar Des Voyageurs: Open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
    • £5 for each item for up to 2 hours
    • £10 for each item for 2-24 hours
    • £5 for each item for each additional 24 hours

London City Airport

  • Information Desk: £10 for each item for every 24 hours it’s there

London Stansted Airport

  • At the Luggage-Point service desk by International Arrivals in Zone A: Open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
    • £8 for the day (not per item)
    • £48 for the week for suitcases (cabin-sized)
    • £10 for the day or £60 for the week for suitcases (standard-sized)
    • £20 for the day or £120 for the week for oversized items

Self-Storage Luggage Companies

Thankfully, there are several mobile apps that can help you find luggage storage easily. Through an app on your phone, you can reserve your time, location, and duration. 

Stasher works with hotels/resorts and stores to provide you with luggage storage. Go online to Stasher.com to see which locations are close to your destination. Book your reservation online, and bring your luggage to the Stasher location before you hit the city. You can see the hours and locations for different StashPoints on the Stasher website. Prices start at £5 per item. 

  • Access Self Storage is a great left luggage facility with locations in London’s Tower Bridge, King’s Cross and Croydon.
  • Shurgard is located in Camden, Southwark and Wandsworth.
  • Safestore is located in Paddington, Euston, Wimbledon and Camden. They are open seven days a week with varying hours. 
    • Monday-Saturday 8 a.m. – 6 p.m. 
    • Thursdays 8 a.m. – 8 p.m.
    • Sunday 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Luggage Delivery

If you have a ton of bags with you and need help carrying them, a luggage delivery service will take care of this for you. AirPort offers this service. Their pricing starts at £19 per item. 

Self Storage

Access Self Storage is opposite King’s Cross Station. Many tourists find themselves at King’s Cross Station to see the Covent Garden, British Museum and Camden Town. You can store your items here for £8.50 for each item per day. 

  • 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday
  • 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday
  • 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday
  • Other self storage units include SafeStore Self Storage and ABC Self Store. 

Tourist Attractions

If you have a small item you don’t want to carry around, there are several tourist attractions where you can leave your items.

British Museum

You may leave bags that are under 40x40x50cm in their cloakroom. No bags larger than this size or above 8kg may be left in the cloakroom. If your bag is 4kg, it costs £2.50. If your bag is 4-8kg, it costs £5. You must pick your luggage up by 5:30 p.m. Tourists who arrive after 4:30 p.m. will need to keep their bags with them. Rolling suitcases are prohibited.

National Gallery

The National Gallery has two cloakrooms. There is one behind the information desk in the Sainsbury Wing and one on the lower ground floor in the main building. Your bag must be under 40x25x25cm to store it. You will be charged £1.50 for each item.

Tate Modern

Tate Modern has a cloakroom on Level 0.

You must leave any bags that exceed 55x40x20cm in the cloakroom. You can’t take large bags, skateboards, folding bikes or scooters into the gallery, either. 

  • Take small and large items to the lockers at the Blavtanik building. There are lockers on the ground floor. 
  • Items left in the cloakroom require a £4 donation.
  • Items left in the lockers require £1, but this is refundable when you leave.

Natural History Museum

Suitcases with wheels and suitcases that exceed carry-on size are to be left in the cloakroom. Bags under 4kg cost £3. Larger bags cost £7. Scooters are £2.

Science Museum

The Science Museum accepts coats and smaller bags. They don’t take suitcases. You’ll pay £2 per item. 

V&A Museum

The V&A Museum has two cloakrooms. One cloakroom is located by the main entrance. The other is by the Exhibition Road entrance. Coats, umbrellas and small bags are accepted. No bags exceeding 56x45x25cm are allowed. 

  • Handbags and coats cost £1.
  • Cabin bags cost £3.
  • Large bags cost £5.

London Zoo

The London Zoo doesn’t have a lot of space, so if you have bags, plan to arrive early in the day. 

  • A small locker costs £1 for the hour or £5 for the day.
  • A large locker costs £2 for the hour or £10 for the day.

Imperial War Museum

The Imperial War Museum is available for smaller bags. Larger items may be left in the pushchair storage area. All items are stored for £1, which is refundable when you leave. 

Museum of London

The Museum of London only has 108 lockers. Bags cannot exceed 43x37x24cm. It costs £1.

The Design Museum

The Design Museum is even smaller. They have 62 lockers, but only four are large enough for big bags. It costs £1.

Finding the Right Choice for You

We know there’s a lot of options for storing your luggage, which is a good thing! Here’s a general idea of what to go with, depending on how long you need to store your luggage. 

Storage for the Day

If you only need to store your luggage for a day, we recommend going with an app-based storage system like Stasher or left luggage at your airport or train station. You’ll be in and out quickly, and your luggage will be safe while you enjoy sightseeing. 

Storage for Up to 3 Days

A storage centre or system (like Stasher) will be your best bet here. While you can still use left luggage, you’ll pay their highest rates. You can save around £30 with a storage centre/Stasher.

Storage for a Week or More

Don’t even consider left luggage for this time frame! The rates will be crazy expensive. Storage centres are your best bet because they offer discounts and promotions for long-term use. The discounts get better the longer you keep your luggage in a storage centre. You can even leave your luggage for months at a time. This could be ideal if you’re traveling abroad for work.

Whether you’re sightseeing in London, visiting friends and family, or traveling abroad for work, Luggage Storage London has your back. We have the best rates around to keep your trip as affordable as possible. Check out our website for more information, and don’t hesitate to reach out if you have questions. We’re here to make your trip better!