Storage Units London
If you live in London or close to the M25 then you’ll know that space is at a premium. With the highest property prices in the country, you’re less likely to have a spare room or garage to store those items you want to keep, but don’t need right now. That’s why we offer secure and competitively priced self-storage units in two convenient locations in London.
Whether you hail from the North or East, the extra space our storage units in London provide offers a multitude of solutions beyond moving house. Always wanted to take up an instrument or start a band? Attic Self Storage can help you find the room for the new piano or rehearsal space in your home. Eager to start a new hobby? Pack up some boxes and store them at our storage facilities so you can set up your rowing machine or a pottery wheel.
Our storage units in London are located in:
- North London – 276 York Way, King’s Cross, London N7 9RQ
- East London- 500 Wick Lane, Bow, London E3 2TB
If you’d like to know more about our services and the most appropriate self-storage units for you, please get in touch. Our dedicated team of advisors are on hand to deal with your enquiries.
The history of storage units in London
The Harrods Depository on the South Bank of the River Thames, near Hammersmith Bridge in Barnes, was one of the first examples of personal storage units in London. Built between 1894 and 1913, the building was used to store large items of furniture before they were sent to customers or to the showrooms of the Harrods department store in Knightsbridge. Despite its relatively humble origins, the building has an incredibly grand exterior. The Grade II listed building has now been converted into apartments, but the facade has been preserved and is visible from the bridge.
The depository also had enough excess space to offer personal storage facilities for clients who wanted somewhere to store their belongings while they were abroad and self storage was born. Despite the grand old look of the building, the technology it featured was incredibly modern for the time, with reinforced concrete lifts to help the labourers move the goods between floors.
London’s self storage tradition continues to this day. FEDESSA (Federation of European Self Storage Association) reports that 10 percent of the 75 million sqft of rentable storage space in the world is located in London. So it turns out London is not only the capital of the country but the capital of self storage too!