Grappling with Student Storage in London

There is no shortage of student storage options in London, but finding the right student storage service to meet your needs can be challenging and daunting. Agile Storage aims to provide a door-to-door storage solution that is easy to understand and use, as well as being competitive. The pricing is simple, and there are examples available on the pricing page. We also have a quick quoting tool, making it simple to check the exact cost. But why is student storage in London so complex?

London is one of the most beautiful cities in the world, as well as being an international hub for commerce, style, music, entertainment, and of course, education. According to Top Universities in 2023, London has two universities in the top ten in the world. Imperial College London is joint number six, and University College London (UCL) is number eight. There are over twenty major universities in London, according to Wikipedia. With private universities, foreign universities, and specialist institutions, there are around two hundred higher education colleges.

There are over 600,000 international students in the UK coming from more than 200 countries. The majority of these students are based at London's educational institutions. London is a diverse, welcoming, and vibrant international city, and the international student community enriches it further. Sitting on a bus riding down the iconic Oxford Street is like taking a trip around the world; you're surrounded by the beautiful music of every conceivable language being spoken.

London has thousands of clubs, live music venues, and pubs. For students wanting to enjoy the nightlife alongside their studies, London's nightlife is second to none. And for those seeking a little culture, London has no lack of culture, from its West End Theatres and museums to its multitude of unique galleries. Surprisingly, roughly 47% of London is classified as "green" according to "Greenspace Information for Greater London". Therefore, there are plenty of opportunities to hang out with friends in the parks and countryside.

As Samuel Johnson once famously remarked,

"...when a man is tired of London, he is tired of life; for there is in London all that life can afford."

There are many great reasons to study in London, but there are also a few downsides. With so many students in London, there is a shortage of student accommodation. In July 2023, the Financial Times reported that "...In London, where it is most severe, the shortfall in beds surpassed 100,000." The universities and colleges are working hard to increase their stock of halls for students. The problem for students staying in these halls is that the university needs to maximise their income on these properties and therefore often ask students to vacate the halls during non-term time. This can leave students who are unable to move their belongings back home with nowhere to leave their possessions during vacations.

London has the biggest self-storage market in the UK. Theoretically, there is plenty of storage available for students. Although the chances of there being a storage facility within easy reach of the halls of residence are slim. Students, therefore, end up needing transportation to store their belongings. And the majority of students in London do not have their own transportation. Additionally, many self-storage facilities provide fixed-size storage units, often beyond the couple of box requirements of a student. This is where Agile Storage aims to help London students with their storage needs. Agile Storage provides a pick-up and drop-off service of student possessions to their hall of residence or student accommodation. Items can be collected at the end of term and returned at the start of the new term. Agile Storage has no minimum or maximum storage capacity; the service is totally flexible and is designed to meet the students' needs.

Here at Agile Storage, we love London, and we hope students come to the city to study and enjoy the culture and excitement as much as we do. We want to help students not worry about the storage of their belongings if needed. This is why we are continuously working hard on our service for Student Storage in London.