Some Other Options To Store Your Bags:
Access Self Storage at King’s Cross
An alternative service at King’s Cross is the left luggage lockers run by Access Self-Storage. At £20 a day for one locker, these are good value if you can fill your locker with 3 or 4 bags, but this depends on your bags’ sizes. You should be able to fit 2–3 large suitcases or 4 small suitcases in these lockers.
Opening Hours: 7.30am — 5.30pm (less on weekends)
Located on Belgrove Street, across Euston Road from King’s Cross station.
£20 per locker per day
Bear in mind:
Limited opening times — if you arrive late, you can’t access your bags. Good value if you can fill the locker and only want to store for a day, but otherwise there are better value options. No longer-term discounts. Only one location
Victoria Coach Station
Located 10–15 minutes walk from the main rail station, Victoria Coach Station’s left luggage offers cheaper short-term rates than its counterpart in the rail station. Anyone can use it without a coach ticket. Prices depend on baggage weight, so it is worth knowing this in advance of arriving to avoid any surprise costs on the day.
Opening hours: 7am-10.30pm
Located inside the coach station, opposite gate 6.
Up to 2 hours — £3 per item
Up to 24 hours — £7 per bag if over 20kg, £5 if under 20kg
Same rates as initial 24 hours apply for subsequent 24 hours.
Bear in mind:
Like in stations, customers at these facilities may face long queues and potentially be turned away if the service is full. Although very cheap for up to 2 hours, factoring in queues means you are unlikely to benefit from this deal. No longer-term discounts. Only one location.
You can store your luggage in London’s most luxurious department store — but as you can imagine, you pay a price for it. Last time we checked, it was £20 per item, although if you spend enough there you can get this price reduced.
A great value alternative is CityStasher’s Knightsbridge StashPoint — literally one minute down the road from Harrods. Open 6am-11pm and priced at only £6 per bag.
Westfield Shopping Centres
Both Westfield London (in Shepherd’s Bush) and Westfield Stratford City have left luggage offices. These are useful if your visit to London takes you through either shopping centre — however you cannot leave your bags there overnight. It makes a very good option to store bags while you explore the shopping centres, but is otherwise not very convenient.
Costs — Westfield London
£3 for a coat
£5 for a small bag
£8 for a large bag
Costs — Westfield Stratford City
Up to 4 hours — £5 (any bag size)
1 day — £10 per bag
Bear in mind:
You have to collect your bags by closing time on the same day you store them, no bags can be left overnight. This option is best suited to people who don’t want to carry luggage around while they shop, but inconvenient if you want to venture outside the shopping centre.
This is only recommended for visitors looking to store several bags for longer periods. Some self-storage facilities offer a pay-by-the-week scheme but most will offer by the month prices. Typically, prices are obtained on a quote per square foot/metre basis, making it difficult to compare prices (and to work out how much you’ll be able to fit into the available space). Facilities are often outside of central London, so travelling there and back can eaten into any savings! If your circumstances align well with specific facility’s offers, you can find good prices for long-term multi-bag storage.
Your hotel or B&B (or Airbnb) may be willing to store bags for you. They may charge for this service and will usually not accept liability for anything stored — be careful as you may also invalidate your travel insurance by storing your bags in this manner. You should ask your hosts before arriving as not everyone will provide this service. Many travelers find that the convenience and security of professional storage services can be worth the money, especially if your accommodation wasn’t well located.
Museums and Galleries
It is sometimes possible to leave bags with museums or galleries. This can be for free or for a small charge. However these services are only intended to store your bags during your visit in the venue and you will likely be refused if you try to use these services as a left-luggage service.