Luggage Storage King’s Cross Station

Stasher is an international luggage storage service that is 100% dependable and secure. Our platform was designed specifically for this purpose because we want to make sure that our luggage storage network is safe and offers multiple locations worldwide. 

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It's worth noting that our partners are reputable local businesses and hotels in London that provide secure luggage storage in the city center and near major roads, bus and train terminals, and tourist attractions. 

When you store with Stasher, you can rest assured that storage is fully insured, convenient and affordable:

  • We work with large hotel partners like Premier Inn and Accor hotels
  • Free insurance up to £1,000 per item
  • We have 5000+ reviews averaging over 4.8
  • We received customer service awards from Feefo and Visit England
  • Our service costs half the price of left luggage storage facilities or lockers in train stations.

If you’ve just arrived in London by train, chances are you’ve found yourself standing at King’s Cross Station, wondering what to do with your luggage.

Maybe there are a few hours to go until you have to catch the next train or check-in at your Airbnb; maybe you’re only in the city for the day, and just want to do some sightseeing, but your bag is too heavy ―whatever the case may be, you can’t drag your luggage around with you!

Of course, online services are not your only option; there are several physical services available as well, which you can see below.

Alternatives to hotel luggage storage

If you are staying at a hotel near King’s Cross station, things are easier: you ask the staff to leave your bags for just a few hours while you explore London. Easy as that.

Remember that hotel luggage storage can still work even if you’re not a guest — just be prepared to give a generous tip to the bellhop. However, if you want to find luggage storage for longer, or you are staying at an Airbnb, you might want to look for an alternative.

Several companies are offering Kings Cross luggage storage as an alternative to the left luggage lockers found inside the King’s Cross St Pancras station.

About Kings Cross Station

King’s Cross station, commonly confused with the St Pancras station next door, is one of the most important transport hubs in London. Several Underground lines are serving the Tube Station:

  • Circle
  • Hammersmith & City
  • Metropolitan
  • Northern (Bank branch)
  • Piccadilly
  • Victoria

Suffice to say, you can reach the entire London metropolitan area from this station: from the touristy parts such as The British Museum and Buckingham palace, to legendary stadiums like Wembley.

St Pancras International Station for the Eurostar is located just next to King’s Cross station as well: it takes you just 2 minutes on foot (500 meters).

Here’s some info on King’s Cross Station:

  • The ticket office at King’s Cross is open for the public from 05:00 to 01:30 on weekdays and Sundays, and Saturdays from 05:00 to 00:30.
  • The station will remain open until the last train departs.
  • Ticket machines are located around the concourse.

Best left luggage storage services for King’s Cross Station

As mentioned above, there are many options for people who are searching for cheap luggage storage around King’s Cross station. The main categories are:

  • Left luggage lockers in the station
  • Airbnb-like luggage storage services

In reality, there is no real difference between the two concepts. In both cases, you essentially rent a very small space for a previously agreed-upon amount of time.

However, there is one small difference: It can be expensive to store your luggage inside King’s Cross Station. There is only one reason for that: convenience. If you can walk for less than a minute outside of the station and find one of the Stasher luggage storage locations around Kings Cross, you can save a considerable amount of money.

Left luggage near Kings Cross with Stasher is also safer than traditional left luggage lockers because of the insurance included.

Left luggage lockers in King’s Cross station

Luggage storage in King’s Cross is managed by Excess Baggage Co. They can be found near the entrance to platform 9. For convenience, you can pre-book storage for your heavy, awkward or high-value luggage.

Luggage storage is available Monday to Sunday, 07:00 – 23:00.

Airbnb-like luggage storage services

Companies such as Stasher and LuggageHero allow travelers to drop their luggage in a secured restaurant, hotel or local shop, providing cheaper prices and more flexibility compared to the traditional Kings Cross luggage storage facilities. Here’s a brief review of the luggage storage services offered and compared.

Click here to see a full list of all Stasher’s London hosts and a map for storage locations around King’s Cross Station. 

How do I store my luggage in King’s Cross Station with Stasher?

When using services like Stasher, storing your luggage is as easy as it gets, but let’s view it in five simple steps:

  1. Use the map to pick a location that suits your plans best (Stasher’s listings show information such as opening hours and locations). 
  2. After you’ve found the right location for you, simply book the StashPoint online and receive your booking confirmation immediately. 
  3. When you arrive at the location to drop off your luggage, Stasher’s hosts will place a uniquely numbered luggage tag for each of your items, so nothing gets lost.
  4. Go about your day.
  5. Keep your tag to get your bags and suitcases back when you’re finished!

Established in 2015, Stasher is the world’s first luggage storage network, working with hundreds of businesses like hotels and local stores, making sure that your luggage is being kept safe and sound while you explore cities like the U.K. capital, without having to worry about extravagant prices, size restrictions and limited hours. 

Safety

The Stasher team has vetted all locations, and there’s a carefully handpicked StashPoint within walking distance of King’s Cross.

Opening hours for luggage storage locations around King’s Cross Station

Opening hours fluctuate according to the location you pick when you book online, but you can see that beforehand and won’t be unpleasantly surprised.

Plus, a lot of Stasher’s locations are open 24 hours, and overnight luggage storage is possible with a lot of local spots. Of course, in the latter case, you would have to be careful in case you have to use some belongings from your bags before the location is open again.

If you want to browse the museums, there’s a bonus option available for you, as these establishments always have cloakrooms and lockers available on site.

Other places to store your luggage in King’s Cross

King’s Cross station connects 6 London Underground lines: CircleHammersmith & CityMetropolitanNorthernPiccadilly, and Victoria. There are a few locations for luggage storage in or around the station, with the station Left Luggage service rates starting from £7.50 for the first two hours and £20 for the day. 

Access Self-Storage

Located on Belgrove Street, this service offers limited opening hours ―just until 18:00 pm on weekdays and 16:00 on Sundays. Furthermore, Access Self Storage features lockers sized about 1 square meter, which can hold up to 5 suitcases. There’s also a fee per suitcase. 

The Station’s facilities feature the option of Excess Baggage, located near the entrance to Platform 9. It’s open Monday to Sunday, from 8 am to 9 pm, and you can pre-book storage for your baggage on the Left Luggage facilities. We advise you to look through the website for information before booking, as prices may fluctuate depending on the size of your suitcase and the number of items. Additionally, there are Group discounts available under certain conditions, so make sure to check whether you meet all requirements. 

However, keep in mind that only museum visitors can usually use these facilities, and the space is often limited ―so it’s best if you have small carry-ons or backpacks. Additionally, museums usually close down early in the day, so don’t forget to check on their working hours before leaving your luggage on the premises.

Furthermore, the British Library has a cloakroom and a locker room for visitors. However, the size of luggage allowed inside the premises is restricted; as stated on the website, any luggage larger than 56 (H) x 45 (W) x 25 (D) cm will not be allowed into the British Library for safety and security reasons ―there is a size gauge outside the entrance to measure your bags. Of course, this restriction does not apply to items such as pushchairs or walking sticks, foldaway bicycles and umbrellas.

King’s Cross Station History

Located between Euston Road, Pentonville Road, and York Way, King’s Cross Station and the area around it have been named after the statue of King George IV was installed on the crossroads connecting the aforementioned roads ―though the statue has been demolished since. 

King’s Cross station is famously the biggest station in all of Britain and remains today one of the most important train stations in the U.K., located in the Northern part of the city of London at a very close distance from St. Pancras International station, hosting the Eurostar. King’s Cross and St. Pancras International are the main national transportation services of this London district, with Euston station being next, as it is in close proximity. 

King’s Cross Station allows passengers to reach all districts of London, thanks to the Circle Line, the Victoria and the Metropolitan Lines and the Hammersmith & City Line. 

Historical importance aside, King’s Cross Station is a tourist attraction for other reasons; Harry Potter’s famous 9 ¾ Platform alone gathers huge crowds all year long ―but especially in the early days of September (the Hogwarts Express departs on the 11th). There is also the nearby popular locations of Regent’s Park and the British Library, the fountains at Granary Square, and others.

As for the area around King’s Cross Station, there is a bunch of things to do, like numerous restaurants, bars and cafes where you can grab a bite, as well as an attractive arts and culture scene. 

Station Opening Hours

  • Monday – Friday: 05:00 – 01:40
  • Saturday: 05:00 – 01:11
  • Sunday: 05:30 – 01:36

Facilities Inside King’s Cross Station

  • The ticket office is available from 6 am to 10:15 pm; they provide “tickets for today” or “tickets in advance” solutions, while there are also automatic ticket machines.
  • Many restaurants and coffee shops are conveniently located inside the station, in case you’re in a hurry or don’t want to leave the station for too long. 
  • Toilets, showers and baby care facilities are all available inside the station, but you will be charged a fee to use them.
  • There’s an abundance of retail shops like Boots WHSmith and TV Levin, while you can always get official Harry Potter merchandise as a souvenir from the station.
  • Not to be confused: even though King’s Cross and St. Pancras touch underground and share the same tube stop, they are two different stations.

Station inquiries

General station inquiries: 03457 11 41 41

Find your way around using the Kings Cross Station Map (PDF 732 KB).

British Transport Police

The British Transport Police station is located beneath the pub by the entrance to Platform 9.

Should you need help, speak to any member of station staff or contact the British Transport Police on 0800 40 50 40 (24 hours) or text 61016. In an emergency call 999.

FAQ

Where can I store my luggage in Kings Cross station?

You have several options for storing your luggage at Kings Cross station. You can store it with Access Self Storage, Excess Baggage Storage or Stasher. With Stasher, you can choose the location that best suits your needs, picking a StashPoint from the extended network of convenient locations. 

How much does it cost to store my luggage at King’s Cross station?

You can avoid being charged too much for a few hours or find limited space to fit your belongings, and opt for Stasher’s fixed £5/day fee, for as many hours as you want ―plus £5 for any additional day. 

What is there to do around King’s Cross Station?

The station is located just a few steps from Granary Square, Gasholders, Drama Centre and the British Library, while there are plenty of other attractions inside the station as well. The station itself plays a significant role in the Wizarding World of Harry Potter; if you’re a Potterhead, you already know where to find the Platform 9 3/4 and will want to pay a visit to the official merchandise store. 

What are the opening hours of King’s Cross station?

The station is open 7 days a week, from 5 to about 1:30. Visit the official website for the latest updates. 

Are there any F&B places near King’s Cross station?

There’s actually a lot of shops both inside and within walking distance of the station. You can find restaurants, cafes and bars, as well as wine bars and pubs of all kinds to grab a bite or a drink ―or both. 

Are these storing services safe?

We wouldn’t recommend something that’s not safe. Stasher, for example, insures your luggage for £1000 per item, while uniquely numbered tags are placed on your bags through the zippers so as to ensure your luggage remains secure throughout its stay at the storage location.

What safety precautions are in place for Covid-19?

Stasher advises all customers and hosts of the following guidelines, with everyone’s best interest in mind:
– Always follow the guidance of local government in regards to travel, social distancing and Personal Protective Equipment.
– Maintain the recommended distance of 2 meters from other customers and staff.
– Transfer bags by placing them on the floor for the other party to pick up; avoid passing them directly.
– Provide and use hand sanitiser whenever possible.
– Apply the tags to your bags yourself, and take photographs of luggage tags for extra safety.