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Storage space comes at a premium in houses and offices in London, and sometimes extra space has to be sacrificed in favour of a lower purchase price or rent. That’s perhaps why so many people are turning to self storage units in London: the weekly cost of a self storage unit is low in comparison to the cost of extra rent or mortgage payments on a larger property.
Ideas for using self storage in London
Self storage units can be used for all sorts of things and can be a real space-saver for your home or business.
1. Self storage in London for householders
If you’re a householder
, you might use your self storage unit for:
- Sport equipment
- Camping gear
- Unseasonal clothing (to free up some wardrobe space)
- Christmas decorations
- Gardening tools and equipment
- Decorating gear
- Extra furniture for occasional use (e.g. extra chairs used for parties)
- Hobby or craft supplies
You could also use your self storage unit to store everything during a house move or renovations, and many people use their storage units during major life events
such as downsizing or moving in with a new partner.
2. Self storage in London for businesses
If you run a business
, you might rent a self storage unit rather than commit to a long commercial lease. Our self storage facilities in London don’t attract business rates, and the amount of space you can rent is adjustable, so we’re often used as an affordable, flexible alternative to traditional warehousing. You can store business stock, tools, equipment and archives in our dedicated business units.
3. Self storage in London for students
If you’re a student
, you could use your self storage unit to keep all your belongings safe during the holidays. Burglaries of student accommodation are, sadly, more common during the holidays because those properties are often vacant, but it can be a nuisance to have to take everything home with you for a few weeks. Our self storage faciliites in London are covered by CCTV and intruder alarms and are easy to reach by road or public transport.
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How do I find self storage facilities near me?
We have 47 stores in London, spread across all the major districts. Rather than simply searching for ‘storage places near me’, you can get a much more accurate result if you plug in your postcode to our store finder
: you’ll be shown a list and a map view of all of our local stores. Alternatively, you can search for London storage here
: choose a region and use the list or map view to find your nearest store.
I’ve found self storage near me - How does it work?
Most of our units are indoors (we do have a number of external units available in some stores). You’ll be the only person allowed to enter your unit; the units are not accessible to the public. Each self storage unit is secured with your own padlock (we have these available to buy at Reception if needed) .
You can come and go as you like during our extensive opening hours, and many of our stores can facilitate 24-hour access all year round. However this needs to be arranged in advance with the store.
Whilst with us, you can move into a larger or smaller unit if you find you need more or less space, and you can stay for just a week or for however long you need. If you need self storage for less than a week, you’d need to pay for the full week (at a very low cost) but you can take your items out whenever you want. Some of our stores offer a discount for long-term stays (of over 12 months).
You can arrange your own insurance for your belongings, or you’ll need to accept a policy through us.
How much do self storage units cost in London?
Our prices are based on the size of the unit you need, the location and the facilities available at that store. More information on pricing can be found on our self storage pricing page
Typically, units cost just a few pounds per week for however much you can store in your unit — this works out far cheaper than left luggage facilities in London
and our prices are very competitive.
Our experienced team would be very happy to look for the nearest store
that suits your budget: you can call us or chat with us online, or use our handy contact form.
There’s no pressure or obligation to reserve a unit; we’ll just give you the information you need so that you can make a decision in your own time.
Safestore storage in London
We have 125 stores in the UK, including 47 in central London and the surrounding areas. As a capital city, London is one of the most populous parts of the country: housing and business properties are highly sought-after and command high prices.
London is also a very popular tourist destination, and every year over 20 million people visit the city to take in sights such as the Tower of London, Big Ben, the London Eye and Buckingham Palace
, or to explore the countless museums and historical experiences on offer.
When it comes to storage, London properties can be a little sparse: lofts and basements are often converted into bedrooms or living space, and gardens are frequently too small or poorly secured to accommodate sheds. Accordingly, we’re pleased to offer self storage in London at an affordable, weekly price in units that are clean, dry and secure.
Our units range from 10 sq ft lockers (great for student storage, or excess household belongings) to warehouse-sized rooms of over 500 sq ft.
Benefits of London self storage with Safestore
We can offer:
*not available in all London stores
- Competitive prices
- Introductory 50% off for your first 8 weeks for new customers
- 24-hour access (365 days a year) and/or extensive opening hours*
- Facilities covered by 24-hour CCTV and intruder alarms
- Onsite car parking at many stores*
- Dedicated business units*
- DHL drop off points at every store
- Great discounts available for long-term stays of over 12 months
- Convenient locations
- No deposit or reservation fee
- Flexible terms
- Office space to rent*
- Easy access to units with double doors, loading bays and drive up room access*
- Packing materials for sale
- Forklift trucks (free of charge in many stores)*
Our dedicated, friendly team can also often accept deliveries for you at many of our stores, so you need never wait in for parcels to arrive at your home or place of work.
How to book self storage in London
Once you’ve found a conveniently located store, you’ll need to specify how large you’d like your unit to be. We've made some video guides
to help you to visualise how much each size of unit will hold. Alternatively, our friendly team would be very happy to give you some personalised advice on unit size based on how much you plan to store with us.
Once you have that information, you’ll be able to book online or by phone, and there’s no deposit to pay.
Get in touch
If you’d like to know more about self storage in London, please call us, chat with us online or use our online contact form. We’ll be happy to help, with no pressure and no obligation to buy.