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  • How much does it cost to store luggage near Charing Cross Station?

    The price for luggage storage near Charing Cross Station starts from just £4.30/bag for the entire day.

  • Where can I store luggage near Charing Cross Station?

    There are multiple locations in the Charing Cross Station area which can be booked through the Bounce platform including near St. Albans City Station, Redhill Railway Station (RDH), and Terminal 5C and all over London.

  • Is it safe to store your bags near Charing Cross Station?

    Yes. Every bag is tagged with a security seal and comes with the $10,000 Bounce Guarantee. Every location is required to uphold tight security precautions. You may be asked to show ID and you will be required to use a credit card to book through Bounce in advance. With hundreds of thousands of bags stored, you can count on Bounce to handle your baggage near Charing Cross Station.

  • Are there storage lockers near Charing Cross Station?

    Yes, there are storage lockers and many other luggage drop off points in the Charing Cross Station area. Bounce has multiple luggage storage locations nearby Charing Cross Station and in the broader London area where you can conveniently store your luggage with full security and the $10,000 safekeeping guarantee.

  • What public transportation exists near Charing Cross Station?

    Popular metro stations like Waterloo London Underground Station, Oxford Circus London Underground Station, or Canning Town London Underground and DLR Station can be used for nearby transit. When traveling within London near Charing Cross Station, you may be close to some bus stations: Victoria Coach Station, Stratford Bus Station, or Victoria Coach Station Arrivals Hall. If traveling by train, London Paddington Railway Station (PAD), London St Pancras International Railway Station (STP), and London Liverpool Street Railway Station (LST) are nearest to Charing Cross Station.

  • Where are the best hotel accommodations near Charing Cross Station?

    The top-ranked middle to high-range hotels near Charing Cross Station are GLH Hotels - Amba Hotel Marble Arch Costa Store, Millennium Gloucester Hotel London Kensington, and London Hilton on Park Lane. When traveling on a budget, the best hostels near Charing Cross Station are The Green Man, No 8 Willesden, and Generator London.

  • Where are the best restaurants near Charing Cross Station?

    The most popular restaurants to visit when near Charing Cross Station are EL&N London, North Audley Cantine, and Hideaway.

  • Where are the best parks and nature attractions near Charing Cross Station?

    Check out the nearby Hyde Park, Kensington Gardens, and Regent's Park.

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About Charing Cross Station

First opened in 1864, Charing Cross Station is one of London’s prominent stations for inbound traffic. The terminus sits adjacent to the Charing Cross junction, considered the center of London. All distances from the city were measured from this busy Westminster intersection. 

Due to its central location along the River Thames, the station quickly became London’s most important terminus. It links the city’s south side to Kent, and boat trains connect riders to nearby passenger ships. 

London Charing Cross Station has faced tremendous challenges over the years, including engineering catastrophes and WWII bombings. However, it has been rebuilt and modernized on numerous occasions to remain one of the busiest railway stations in the United Kingdom.

While waiting for your train, why not explore Charing Cross and see more of the British capital?  The station is near many restaurants, shopping outlets, and notable attractions, including Trafalgar Square, The Fourth Plinth, and the National Gallery. Leave your bags in a secure luggage storage facility to enjoy the sights and activities just a stone’s throw from London Charing Cross Station. 

Does Charing Cross station have left luggage?

Yes. Charing Cross station has left luggage facilities on the concourse near the Trafalgar Square exit. But if you want to store your items elsewhere, Bounce has luggage storage options around the station area. Bypass waiting in line by pre-booking a storage spot through the Bounce app, drop off your things, and start your trip without excess baggage.

Do London stations have luggage storage?

Most major train stations in London have luggage lockers to help travelers and even city-dwellers lighten their load while shopping, dining, or sightseeing. But they tend to fill up quickly or have long lines, especially during peak travel times.

Bounce store partners create safe luggage storage facilities near London stations, including Charing Cross, King’s Cross, St. Pancras, Waterloo and more. Using the Bounce app is the best way to find luggage storage locations in the capital of England. When you book online, you can reserve a secure space to store luggage, backpack or any type of bag.

Can you leave your luggage anywhere in London?

You’ll want to leave your personal belongings somewhere you can trust. Bounce offers a reliable luggage storage service in London and throughout the United Kingdom. We have a straightforward booking process and comprehensive $10,000 BounceShield™ protection, giving you peace of mind knowing your items are in safe hands.

Things to do near Charing Cross Station

Charing Cross Station can be reached via railway or the London Underground. It’s one of London’s most important and convenient train stations for both tourists and locals. 

Stepping off the train at Charing Cross Station places you in Central London within a few minutes of numerous famous attractions. This makes it the perfect location to begin sightseeing in London or search for a cozy hotel. Be sure to drop off your bags at a convenient baggage storage spot before heading off on your next adventure.

Victoria Embankment Gardens

A few steps from Charing Cross Station, Victoria Embankment Gardens provides a welcome retreat from London’s busy streets. This series of Gardens on the north rise of the river features colorful flower beds, lush green trees, and statues. Due to its tranquil atmosphere and grassy picnic areas, tourists and locals often come here to relax and enjoy a glass of wine.

British Optical Association Museum

Established in 1901, the British Optical Association Museum is the world’s oldest museum of optometry. It’s only about 500 feet from Charing Cross Station, so even if you don’t have much time to sightsee, you can easily stop by to admire the museum displays. 

The British Optical Association Museum boasts an outstanding collection of over 20,000 items, including historic vision aids, old lenses and spectacle frames, sight-testing equipment, and even models of ocular disease. It’s a must-see museum if you want to learn about the story of eyewear and eye care.

British Optical Association Museum bag policy

Like many British museums, this cultural facility doesn’t allow large bags or oversized items inside the exhibition areas. Find one of our partner stores near the museum to take advantage of our baggage storage service for a few hours or as long as you need. With a straightforward booking process, stowing your stuff is quick and easy.

SEA LIFE London Aquarium

Cross the River Thames from the station and discover the fascinating underwater creatures at SEA LIFE London Aquarium. This marine park is home to over 500 species spread across fourteen themed zones.

One of the favorite zones is the Polar Adventure, where visitors can meet the Gentoo Penguin Colony. The Ocean Invaders area is also not to be missed for an interactive jellyfish experience. If you’re curious about what lies beneath the surface, the Rockpool section will introduce you to the micro-habitats and the creatives that live in them.

SEA LIFE London Aquarium bag policy

This London Aquarium doesn’t have a cloakroom or storage facilities. While they allow mini bags and small backpacks, large items or suitcases aren’t accepted on the site. You can’t arrive with these items; otherwise, you’ll be denied entry and directed to nearby storage locations. When you book luggage storage with Bounce, you can guarantee a smooth entry and enjoy the attractions right away.

Airport travel from Charing Cross Station

From museums and art galleries to parks, gardens, and hotels, Charing Cross Station is surrounded by several famous tourist spots in London. If you arrive at a nearby airport and want to enjoy an authentic British experience, travel to Charing Cross Station and explore the area around it.

Heathrow Airport to Charing Cross Station

Heathrow Airport is the biggest airport in the UK, about fourteen miles west of central London. If you travel to London, you’ll likely come through here as the city’s main hub. Although there are no direct trains between Heathrow Airport and Charing Cross Station, the journey is convenient and fast.

From Heathrow Terminal 5, catch a train on the Piccadilly Line and change to the Bakerloo Line at Piccadilly Circus. The train from Piccadilly Circus will take you directly to Charing Cross. The cheapest fare can be as low as £3.60 during the off-peak season when you pay with an Oyster Card. The journey takes about an hour and ten minutes.

Luton Airport to Charing Cross Station

London Luton Airport is a major base for low-cost airlines. It’s about 35 miles northwest of central London. Trains here can take passengers to the city center from Luton Airport Parkway station.

You’ll need to transfer once from Luton Airport to Charing Cross Station. Depart from Luton Airport Parkway via East Midlands Railway train and change at St Pancras International to Charing Cross. The average train journey takes a little over an hour and costs about £13 - £24.

Getting around London from Charing Cross Station

Many of the most remarkable attractions in London’s West End are within an easy walk of Charing Cross Station. These include the Somerset House, the National Portrait Gallery, and the Courtauld Institute of Art. When you hop on a train from the station, you’ll find yourself in other famous spots and best-kept secrets in London.

From Charing Cross Station to the Prince of Wales Theatre

Get a ticket and watch your favorite concert or musical at the Prince of Wales Theatre. Even if you don’t typically attend live shows, you’ll admire the theater’s Art Décor theme, with its curved staircases, painted ceilings, and lovely bar. It’s close to Leicester Square, so if you have time, embrace the buzz of this iconic square.

The Prince of Wales Theatre is easily accessible by train from Charring Cross Station. Take the train on the Bakerloo line to Piccadilly Circus and walk for a few minutes to reach the theater. The journey is about ten minutes and costs £2 - £3.

From Charing Cross Station to the Inner Temple

Visit the beautiful Inner Temple Garden and Estate and marvel at the plant collection and historic buildings. The magnificent estate includes the 12th-century Temple Church, the Serjeants Inn, and the Grade II-listed Temple Garden, creating a tranquil green space in the heart of the Temple. 

The entire journey from Charing Cross Station to the Inner Temple Gardens by train costs around £2 - £3 and takes only around ten minutes. Walk to the Embankment underground station and catch a train on the District Line to the Temple. The Inner Temple Garden is only four minutes from the Temple railway station.

From Charing Cross Station to Neal’s Yard

Tucked away in the colorful corner of Covent Garden, you’ll find a quaint street in Seven Dials. Neal’s Yard is one of the prettiest streets in London, where you can get everything from donuts and pizza to classy bars and restaurants.

You can actually walk to Neal’s Yard from Charing Cross Station, but catching a train will allow you to cover more ground and spend more time strolling the street. Catch a bus at Bus Stop H at Charing Cross Station and get off at Cambridge Circus. Neal’s Yard is only five minutes away, and the fare is £2 - £4.

Luggage Storage near Charing Cross Station

Charing Cross sits at a bustling intersection at the Strand and Whitehall within the City of Westminster. Six routes meet at this historic location, and the adjacent train station serves as the gateway to Buckingham Palace, the Palace of Westminster, and the River Thames. 

More than 40 million passengers pass through Charing Cross Station each year, and it’s the first stop for many London tourists. If you’re visiting Central London, this is likely the terminus where your journey will begin. Whether you’re only in town for the day or unable to check into your hotel, storing your luggage near Charing Cross Station will let you visit several famous attractions without heavy suitcases weighing you down.

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