When travelling around London, you want to be carrying as little as possible. The streets are busy, even during quiet periods, and trying to weave through groups of people whilst carrying large bags or pulling suitcases is no easy task. Public transport can also be a problem, with limited room, especially during peak hours. The last thing you want is to be prevented from accessing the areas you want to see because of your luggage.
That’s why luggage storage facilities have become a common commodity around London. They provide local, businessmen and holidaymakers with an easy solution to their problem that doesn’t involve spending a fortune.
They are especially common in Kings Cross, known nationally as the travel district of London. With many stations and other forms of public transport, there’s a lot of people who want this service.
It’s worth noting, however, that not all services have been created equally. They all offer different things that will appeal to different people for different reasons.
To help you choose which luggage storage company you want to go with when making your next visit to Kings Cross, London, we have compiled a list of our top five choices.
Kings Cross Luggage is located within walking distance of two major train stations in the area; St. Pancras and Kings Cross. This provides you with a convenient option, as you won’t have to travel too far into London after arriving in the city to drop off your bags before you go and start exploring. Like we mentioned earlier, the less time you’re spending trying to weave in and out of people with lots of bags in London, the better!
Kings Cross Luggage is also around 50% cheaper than competitors in the area, meaning you will get more for your money and be paying less. This also gives you more money to spend exploring the city and making memories—either by yourself, or with those accompanying you on your holiday.
This doesn’t mean they compromise on the security of your items, either. In fact, this company is dedicated towards keeping their customer’s luggage safe to the point where they have gone above and beyond what is expected of them. As well as 24/7 CCTV internally and externally, Kings Cross Luggage also have intruder alarms, and insurance that protects your bags up to £750.
Access Self Storage
Access self service is a luggage storage system located directly opposite the St. Pancras and Kings Cross stations on Belgrove street. The easy location makes this storage locker a great solution if you are new to the city and don’t want to get lost while dropping your luggage off. They also operate 24hr CCTV internally and externally so that your luggage will be safe, even if you keep the items in their luggage storage facility overnight—or for several months.
This facility does have limited opening hours, operating between the hours of 7:30-18:00, which does prevent you from spending as long as you might’ve desired in the local area. These hours are also shorter on the weekend. If you’re visiting for a business meeting, or over the course of a few days and working hours work for you, this may not be so much of a problem.
Kings Cross Left Luggage is yet another luggage storage option located extremely close to the Kings Cross and St. Pancras stations, making it another good option if you don’t want to travel too far to drop your luggage off before getting on with your day. With friendly staff who will do everything they can to make your experience as easy as possible, this is great for those who haven’t used luggage storage facilities beforehand.
Their opening times are also likely to appeal to you if you’re planning to spend longer periods of the day in London itself. Operating 7 days a week from 8:30-23:59, you can drop off and collect your luggage whenever you are ready. This gives you more freedom to explore, and means that you aren’t time-conscious to make sure that you get back before the facility closes.
Despite the increased standards of this company compared to other ones on our list, they are another competitive choice, with prices that are considerably cheaper than others in the local vicinity. So, if you’re looking for a budget friendly option, this luggage storage facility should definitely be on your list.
Excess baggage originally started as an airport luggage storage facility, but have since expanded into a number of London’s busiest rail stations. This includes St. Pancras and Kings Cross, making it a convenient option for those who want to drop their luggage off the moment they arrive at their destination.
It’s worth noting that this company is a large, national company who charge more than other local companies in the area. This might be a good thing if you’re looking for an established, trusted company who have been vetted by lots of people, but it is definitely something to think about if you’re trying to save money for the trip ahead.
Luggage Hero is a bit different to other luggage storage options we’ve mentioned in this guide so far. Instead of having their own facility, they will put you in touch with certified hotels, cafes and shops in the Kings Cross area. They boast that a lot of these sites are inside the Kings Cross station itself, making it easy for you to find your luggage storage destination without getting lost if you are new to the city.
It’s worth baring in mind, however, that although these sights are certified by the company, they are constantly accessed by the public. This increases the chance of theft. You could also face more damage to your belongings as employees within these facilities may not be aware of the correct way to handle your bags to avoid damage. Luggage Hero do promote that they will ensure each piece of luggage up to £2200, though, so this might be something to consider when making your booking.