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How much does self storage cost?

Unlike many other storage providers, we show our self storage prices online and by comparison, our prices are generally cheaper.

Below are the starting prices for our various storage unit sizes:

Prices can differ depending on the location

  Weekly price  
< 40 ft² from £6.
69

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40-70 ft² from £16.
38

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70-100 ft² from £29.
31

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100-130 ft² from £41.
08

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> 130 ft² from £54.
46

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To keep self storage cheap, we don’t charge booking, alteration or cancellation fees nor demand a deposit.

What is the price of a self storage unit in London and the Thames Valley?

The price of a storage unit depends on a number of factors:

1. The storage size you need

We have different storage sizes available for rent ranging from a small 10 sq ft locker to a larger unit of 300 sq ft. Typically the larger the storage unit, the cheaper the square foot.

From our experience, most people tend to over-estimate the storage size they need. Our storage units are approximately 10 feet high, so you can easily stack your belongings. This means self storage units at Shurgard are cheaper than you think! By calculating the right unit size, you never have to pay more than you need.

2. The location of the storage facility

The closer you are to city centre the higher the prices will be. If you don’t need regular access to your storage unit, it’s worth considering a location further away from the city centre for cheaper storage prices.

3. The replacement value of your belongings

Like most storage providers, we will require you to take out a goods coverage policy for your furniture whilst in storage. The cost of goods coverage will depend on the replacement value of your stored items.

What is included in our self storage prices?

  • Expert advice and support on site
  • Free extended access to your storage unit 7 days a week
  • A personal access code
  • Sole access to your self storage unit
  • Free use of our trolleys for easy loading and unloading of your storage unit
  • Free onsite parking
  • 24-hour camera surveillance
  • Under cover loading bays

Don’t miss out on our special offers!

Some selected units are only £1 for the first month's rent* if you’re a new customer. No minimum stay is required.

On top of that we regularly have special offers on selected units and facilities, so keep an eye out on our website!

Additional costs for self storage

These are the only extra costs you may need to pay:

One-off administration fee

We charge a one-off administration fee of £15 when you sign your first contract with us. Returning customers do not need to pay this fee.

Goods coverage

Although all our stores are fully insured, you need to take out a goods coverage policy for your stored items. The cost of goods coverage will depend on the replacement value of your stored goods.

You can take out a customised goods coverage policy for Shurgard customers from Marsh insurance, with prices starting at £3 a week insuring up to £2,000 worth of goods. This policy is a convenient and affordable way to get the cover you need.

Find out how goods coverage protects your belongings in storage.

Lock

You may need to buy a new, sealed lock for £14.95 at your storage location if your own lock does not fit. Read more about the lock for your storage unit.

How much does student storage cost?

For students, we recommend a 10 sq ft storage unit. The storage prices for this unit size depend on the storage location.

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How much does self storage for a 1 bedroom flat cost?

For an average studio flat, you will normally need a storage unit of around 40 sq ft. The storage prices for this unit size depend on the storage location.

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How much does self storage for a 2 bedroom house cost?

For an average 2 bedroom house, you will normally need a storage unit between 70 to 80 sq ft. The storage prices for this unit size depend on the storage location.

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How much does self storage for a 3 bedroom house cost?

For an average 3 bedroom house, you will normally need a storage unit around 100 sq ft. The storage prices for this unit size depend on the storage location.

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Alternatives to self storage and how much they cost

Container storage

If you need to store large, bulky items such as a car or machinery, or other large items that are not sensitive to changes in temperature or damp, then container storage can be a solution for your storage needs.

However, this type of metal containers is located outdoors, they are usually unmanned and accessible to the public. The cost of renting a container is generally cheaper, but you lose the security and confidence that comes with self storage.

Providers such as Shurgard can offer a much safer environment for your stored goods and our store managers are available during office opening hours to assist and advise you.

Collect and delivery storage (Box storage)

The concept of box storage means that a company will collect your boxed items and take them to a storage facility. When you want your boxes back, the company will return them at an arranged time. This type of storage only works if you don’t need regular access to your belongings.

The price you will pay is per box, for collection as well as return. The downside of this storage concept is that you depend on the timeslots of the company, you don’t have any control over the safety, and you are unable to access your belongings once they’re stored.

If you want to know exactly where your items are stored and prefer to be fully in control of when you bring or pick up items, then self storage will work better for you. At Shurgard, your items are safe and always within reach, 7 days a week.

Removal depositories

Some removal companies also combine storage with a house move or home renovation. Your furniture and household goods will be stored away in large warehouses which you will normally not be able to access. The storage price will be included or added to the removal cost.

If you don’t need access to your belongings during your house move or home renovation, storage provided by your removal company may be a solution for your storage needs.

Nevertheless, if you prefer to have free access to your belongings and privacy as to what you store, than we advise you to rent a storage unit.

Find the right storage unit at the right price

We have 33 convenient self storage locations near main roads and public transport across the whole of Greater London and into the Thames Valley so you can always find one near you!

At Shurgard we offer convenient and secure self storage units in a wide range of sizes and at affordable prices. Use our storage finder to find the perfect storage unit near you!

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