Cheap Storage In London- which provider is best?


We all need to put things in storage at one point or another. Whether that’s as a student over the summer holidays, or as a homeowner while moving houses. Storage can be super expensive, which is why we’ve looked into cheap storage in London so that you can view the offers from different providers all in one place.

No one wants to be paying over the odds for storage when it’s probably the last thing on your mind as you move house, move to a different city, or go travelling. Let’s make sure that we find you a good deal on storage in London!

How much does storage cost in London?

In London, we pay a premium for pretty much everything. But when it comes to storage? As long as you search for a great deal, you won’t be paying a whole lot more for your self-storage than you would in any other city in the UK. Storage prices in London are pretty similar to other major cities.

Of course, you’ll find storing large items such as home furniture and other large possessions to be significantly more expensive than if you’re a student looking to store a couple of suitcases over the summer. You’ll also have to factor in the length of time that you want to store your stuff. Is it a couple of months? Or is it more like a year?

Be sure to also consider the type of storage that you would like. Do you want your things to be collected and stored? Or are you looking for a storage unit that you can access yourself with a key? Different storage providers will offer different solutions so make sure that you pick a provider that is offering exactly what you need, at the best price.


Storage in London for students

If you’re a student, it can make sense to use a storage solution over the summer holidays when you are between halls and your student house. Usually you will not be able to move into your student house over the summer holidays, and so it’s important to store your stuff somewhere secure if you do not live nearby to your university town.

For students in London, there are several options below where you can store a small amount of your possessions using a 10 sq. ft space which is around the same size as the boot of an estate car. Many providers are flexible and are able to offer discounts which is great news for a student budget! Read on to find out more…

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Cheap Storage In London

Now, let’s take a look at some of the cheap storage solutions available in London. There’s quite a few choices, so read onwards and find the best provider for you!


You guessed it, easyStorage is part of the ‘easy’ family of brands. Think easyJet and the like! easyStorage offer a low cost storage solution, which they claim is up to 50% cheaper than other self-storage options.

So how does it work? easyStorage will store your belongings in easyPods. Each pod is 35 sq.ft, and the team will come to your door with the pod, load it up, seal it with a security seal, and take it away to be stored at a secure easyStorage warehouse. How amazing is that?!

When you decide it’s time to take your stuff out of storage, your pods will be returned to you.

The cost of one 35 sq.ft pod (described as the size of a garden shed) depends on your area. I used a west London post code and the price came back at £19.50 per week. Not bad when you consider that the transport costs, and the lifting and carrying are already taken care of!

Psst… easyStorage are also the cheapest storage option out of ALL of the options we looked at for this article. If you’re looking for cheap storage in London, this is it.

Pros of easyStorage:

  • Live chat option
  • Free callback service
  • Rated 4.8 out of 5 on Trustpilot
  • Online booking available
  • Collection and return service available at no extra cost
  • £19.50 per week for 35 sq ft (average size)
  • All prices are clearly shown on the website

Cons of easyStorage:

  • Genuinely couldn’t find any cons!


Safestore are pretty well known when it comes to storage solutions in the UK. You may have already seen their distinctive blue storage warehouses when on motorways and on trains. In fact, there are 125 locations nationwide, with 47 of those locations in London.

Interestingly, Safestore offer a low price guarantee, which means that if you find a cheaper, local comparable quote, they will not only match it, but beat it by 10%. Safestore also offer a 50% discount to new customers on your first 8 weeks of storage, if you commit to store your belongings for over 2 weeks.

Safestore also offer 10 sq. ft storage unit options for students (about the size of the boot of an estate car), where you can find flexible short-term storage solutions for university holidays.

Pros of Safestore:

  • 47 different locations in London
  • 50% off for the first 8 weeks
  • 35 sq ft (average size) costs £40 per week, including VAT
  • Additional 10% discount for members of the Armed Forces, Emergency Services and NHS workers which continues past the initial 8 weeks
  • 14 different unit sizes ranging from 10 sq ft to 500+ sq ft
  • Rated 4.7 out of 5 on Trustpilot
  • Offer storage for businesses

Cons of Safestore:

  • Prices are not readily displayed
  • You have to subscribe to get a basic quote

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Vanguard Self Storage

Vanguard Self Storage has been in business for over 55 years, and is a family run business. From domestic, to student, to business storage, they have a huge number of different storage size ranges up to 1000 sq. ft.

You can view the storage units online using their facility tours, so that you can be sure that your possessions are in safe hands, and that you are happy with the standard of their storage facility. If you’re a student looking for cheap storage in London, this could be an option for you as Vanguard Self Storage offer a 20% off discount for students.

Although pick up and return is not included in their fees, there are ‘man and a van’ hire services available should you need them.

Pros of Vanguard Self Storage:

  • 7 different facilities across London
  • Online and in-person facility tours available
  • Sizes range from 10 sq ft to 1000 sq ft
  • 40 sq ft (average size) costs £33 per week, including VAT
  • 20% off student storage
  • Man and van hire service for additional assistance
  • Well advertised security systems
  • Live chat option on the website for easy communication
  • Offer storage for businesses
  • CCTV
  • Assistance at Store
  • Packaging Available
  • Pallet Trucks

Cons of Vanguard Self Storage:

  • Prices are not readily displayed
  • You have to subscribe to get a basic quote

Selfstore London

Selfstore London is totally London based, which means it’s a great option for storage in London. It is super central, which means it’s a great option if you’re based in the inner city, and need a storage solution while you work abroad, move house, or declutter your home.

All units at Selfstore London are individual, and are accessible by the customer only. There’s 24 hour access, so even if you’ve accidentally put something important into storage, you can easily get it out again at a moment’s notice.

Pros of Selfstore London:

  • 24 hour access
  • 50% off for the first 3 months
  • Live chat option on website
  • 35 sq ft (average) £23 per week (including 50% discount)
  • Free call back service
  • 1 week minimum
  • CCTV
  • Packaging Available
  • Insurance Available

Cons of Selfstore London:

  • Prices not readily available
  • You must subscribe to get a quote
  • Only one storage facility


London Storage Vaults

London Storage Vaults is a slightly more upmarket storage choice. They have ACTUAL heist-movie style vaults available for you to store your possessions in. This could be a good choice if what you intend to store is of particularly high value.

The vaults are concrete, with secure pin code access and video entry into the building. The climate controlled building also means that the vaults particularly lend themselves for archive, art or wine storage.

Pros of London Storage Vaults:

  • 24 Hour concierge
  • Van Hire
  • Climate Controlled building
  • CCTV
  • Assistance at Store
  • Free Pick-up from anywhere in London
  • Packaging Available
  • Insurance Available
  • Pallet Trucks
  • 50% off for the first 3 months
  • Actual (movie style) vaults available
  • Prices are clearly shown on the website

Cons of London Storage Vaults:

  • Expensive at £35 per week (that’s including the discount during the first 3 months)
  • The vaults are marketed as a cost-effective way to free up space, however, the expense is considerably higher than other storage solutions.

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Self Storage Concierge

Self Storage Concierge is more expensive than other providers, and they offer less for the money too in most cases. However they do offer a free move-in service which can be helpful if you’ve got to carry your possessions up a couple of flights of stairs in a new home! A 35 sq. ft storage space is £175 per month, which comes in at £39 per week.

This provider has one location in Marylebone, with more coming soon. Although this perhaps doesn’t quality as cheap storage in London, if you’re based in central London, it could be a winner just because of the location.

Pros of Self Storage Concierge:

  • 24 Hour
  • CCTV
  • Some prices readily available on the website, but not all

Cons of Self Storage Concierge:

  • 35 sq ft £175 per month (£39 per week)
  • Despite the more basic website, this provider is the most expensive of all the options discussed in this article
  • Only one location

Metro Storage

Metro Storage is another London based storage facility, which has been around for over 20 years. They have two locations in Islington and Bayswater, so if you are particularly looking for storage in central London, this provider could be a great shout.

Metro Storage offer both domestic and business storage options, and as you can see in the list below, they offer lots of additional extras in the service that they provide. You can also do a virtual tour of the storage solutions online, and even visit for a walk-through if necessary.

The cost for a 35 sq.ft storage is £29.63 per week for the first four weeks, rising to £58.75 per week thereafter. It’s more expensive than other solutions, however you might be inclined to pay this premium price for the extra add ons that you receive with this provider.

Pros of Metro Storage:

  • Online booking available
  • Free instant call back service
  • Flexible payment options
  • 50% off in the first 8 weeks
  • Free insurance
  • Carbon negative and family-run business
  • Van Hire
  • CCTV
  • Assistance at Store
  • Packaging Available
  • Insurance Available
  • Pallet Trucks
  • Wifi
  • Lots of offers/options for discounts

Cons of Metro Storage:

  • Prices not readily available
  • You must subscribe to get a quote
  • Only 2 facilities in London


CitySpace offers personal, business and student storage solutions, and they have two central London locations in Knightsbridge and Bloomsbury. Their stores range from the size of a locker, to the size of a garage, and so they are able to accommodate most storage requirements.

Both locations offer 24 hour access, and have flexible storage time periods, as well as flexible sizing. If you decided you want to increase or decrease the amount of storage that you have with them, you are able to do so with ease.

CitySpace offer 50% off for up to 8 weeks, and including the discount this amounts to £25.26 per week for a 35 sq.ft space. This is pretty competitive compared to other central London storage locations.

Pros of CitySpace:

  • 5 star reviews
  • 50% off for the first 2 months
  • £25.26 per week (with the 50% off)
  • 24 Hour
  • CCTV
  • Packaging Available
  • Insurance Available

Cons of CitySpace:

  • Only 2 facilities in London

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Cheap storage in London- which one is right for you?

For the average sized 35 sq.ft space, I’d be inclined to opt for easyStorage– not only are their prices the cheapest, but pick up, packing, and delivery is all included in their price. Many Londoners without a car will find this option most appealing.

However for students, you may want to opt for a smaller 10 sq.ft space with another provider, simply because you are likely to use a much smaller space for your possessions, assuming you are not looking to store large furniture items during the holidays.

And for a luxury storage experience? I’d be inclined to choose London Storage Vaults, with their climate controlled spaces and high-end security systems.

Whichever option you chose, make sure that it’s the right one for you, and that you are able to get the time frame and insurance that you need with your chosen provider.


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