Some hotels will mind your luggage free of charge on the day you check-in or check-out, however it is often more useful to leave your bags in the centre of town or at the airport. Bear in mind that they don't offer any insurance cover and in many cases it is very insecure.

The following places in the city of London offer short-term bag storage for a fee:

Kings Cross Station & St Pancras Stations

Location: Inside St Pancras International Train Station, near the Boots pharmacy.  St Pancras is across the road from Kings Cross underground and overground train stations and ramps and lifts are available. There's a Left Luggage - Baggage Storage - Left Luggage outlet in Kings Cross Station too. It's well signposted in both stations 'Left Luggage' in Kings Cross and 'Luggage' in St Pancras.

Company: Excess Baggage Company

Cost: 9GBP per bag for the first 24 hours or part thereof; they offer some discount rates for longer deposit.

This is airport style with security screening, video cameras, very safe and secure.

The service is also provided by the same company at many other locations including:

Airports

  • London Heathrow (Arrivals all terminals)
  • London Gatwick (Arrivals all terminals)
  • Manchester (Arrivals T1/T2)

Stations

  • London Victoria (Platform/Track 10)
  • London Waterloo (Main Concourse - Platform 8)
  • London Charing Cross (Main Concourse)
  • London Liverpool Street (Main Concourse)
  • London Paddington (Platform/Track 12 - next to Heathrow Connect train)
  • London Euston (Main Concourse)

also at Birmingham New Street, Manchester Piccadilly, Leeds, Liverpool Lime Street and at Glasgow Central and Edinburgh Waverley.

Full list of baggage storage locations and services at www.Left-Baggage.co.uk

Luggage Wrapping - www.BagWrap.com

Baggage Shipping - www.Excess-Baggage.com

Courier and Parcels - www.RapidParcel.com