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Vanguard Self Storage

For a family run self-storage company you can trust to care for even your most treasured belongings look no further – for over 55 years now, there has been but one port of call for a premier, caring storage service in London, Manchester and Bristol: Vanguard Self Storage.

We have proven our ability to provide impeccable services time and time again, having been trusted with some of the nation’s most valuable belongings to provide safe, secure storage space at the most competitive rates. Our positive traits don’t end there; other benefits of storing with us include:

  • Secure access to your belongings
  • A free porter service
  • Immaculately clean storage facilities
  • A trusted, customer friendly service
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Why Choose Us?

  • Fully secure storage available
  • We come highly recommended
  • We're open 7 days a week
  • Direct parking outside
Why Choose Vanguard Self Storage?

Safe & Secure Storage Units

We go to great lengths to ensure that our storage facilities are safe, secure and managed to high standards. We offer units in a variety of sizes from storage lockers to outdoor 20ft containers and huge rooms – take a look at our storage size guide – all of which are secured with locks, access control systems, 24 hour CCTV coverage, and fire and burglar alarms.

What’s more, our storage units are among the most desirable in the country. We take immense pride in maintaining the tidiness and ambience of our storage facilities at all times. That means you can rest assured that your belongings will remain safe whilst they’re in our care.

Rent Storage Space Near You

Whether you need home/domestic storage, business storage, or robust packing supplies, Vanguard Self Storage are here to help. We have a range of storage units for rental in locations across London, Bristol and Manchester.

It’s simple to take on a storage unit, so don’t hesitate to contact our friendly team today. Alternatively, and better still, feel free to visit one of our storage centres for a warm reception, complimentary refreshments and a comprehensive tour of our facilities.

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What our Customers say

Amazing experience! From the start to the end, outstanding service and extra help by Ryan in the W1 branch. He was very helpful, straight-forward and helped in carrying all my boxes and setting everything up perfectly! I will definately be using Vanguard for all my future storage processes. Thanks for this easy and fantastic experience.
14:27 21 Apr 22
Great service & value! Ryan is always there for you to assist.very convenient location (2mins walk from Oxford Circus underground station)
Alex Lioufis
21:11 24 Mar 22
The storage unit in Queens Mews has the most helpful, efficient storage Management (Ryan) around. He is always on the ball, readily watching on the camera to come down and assist you, if your lost or if your having problems with your unit. You couldn’t ask for any better Customer Service.
Samantha Wilson
17:20 24 Mar 22
Excellent customer service from start to finish. I was in a rush to secure some storage locally and was very pleased with both speed of communication and the clarity provided when I had questions. The facilities are clean and secure. I would definitely recommend and use again.
Dax Narain
11:59 24 Mar 22
Top storage facility in London, the location is fantastic. I have had all my university apartment items there for over a year now and it’s perfect to pop back in and sort through to find things every time I am back in London. Ryan who’s in the office all the time is extremely helpful and goes out if his way to make everything perfect, from changes in payment methods over to even arrange items to be stored/picked up remotely.
12:43 19 Feb 22
The whole service was impeccable from start to finish. I was so stressed about moving everything into the storage unit, but Ryan explained everything to me step by step and I managed to have my unit within a day. I highly recommend this company!!!🙌🏻
Madalina Baloi
11:31 21 May 21
Best customer service in central London and Camden/Westminster area. They were so helpful and gave me advice on so many things that made my move so much less stressful.Very fair prices and policies as well! Very pleased.
Hoja Flor
14:40 17 May 21
Great location. Facilities are modern and safe. The team is always available to help. Very happy I decided to go with Vanguard W1!
Sumaiyah Edwards
12:56 07 May 21
W1 Storage are fantastic. Friendly customer service and offer support whenever I need it. Secure and simple process. Will definitely use again.
Tim M
12:32 29 Mar 21
I'm more than satisfied with the service provided by Vanguard Self Storage. I'm a student living in London, and my moving out went very smoothly. People working there are easy to contact, nice and helpful. I highly recommend this storage company. The location is easily accessible and the service could not be better.
marguerite henry
13:22 15 Mar 21
I want to thank Ryan for helping us on our moving. He guided us to our unit and made sure we were OK throughout the whole process. He’s very friendly and definitely made our experience a lot easier and faster! Excellent service! Thank you
Pietro Fantin
14:55 08 Mar 21
Does exactly why it says on the Tin.Ryan and his team have been extremely helpful in assisting me and my storage needs. Fantastic communication from the beginning and the site appears very secure and well kept.Would highly recommend.
Stuart Onslow
14:30 08 Mar 21
The team at Vanguard made our office the move the easiest thing in the world. They were so brilliant in helping us find the right unit and we got an amazing price for it! The place is super secure and located perfectly!
Mary O'Connell
17:51 25 Feb 21
I booked a space on behalf of my company and can’t recommend it enough! Ryan and Ben are always incredibly helpful and kind, as well as highly efficient to make every process easy and stress-free. They have many options of ways to view and book for the spaces and also the location is amazing, safe and Central.We couldn’t be happier and satisfied with the security and safety of our stored items!!
Eleonora Ieva
11:54 25 Feb 21
Ryan was super helpful and went out of his way to make the process as smooth as possible. Thanks to all the W1 Vanguard team! Highly recommended!!
Natasha Mitchell
20:23 15 Feb 21
Amazing service & efficient staff - especially Ryan who has helped me on numerous occasions by staying later to ensure my unit was sufficient, and offering the chance for me to upgrade or downgrade my unit on the day of the move should i need more/less space. Besides the locations being extremely convenient, Vanguard’s also offers boxes, tape, locks, etc and provides you with a trolly to facilitate heavy items, and personalised codes for independent access. highly Recommend.
Yasmin Ismail
14:50 01 Feb 21
This company provided us with fantastic customer service and prompt responses. The location, staff and service were wonderful and we are very thankful for the services they provided!
Emily Wilson
15:09 26 Jan 21
Ryan has been incredibly helpful throughout especially with the initial move where he helped oversee the removal company and stayed later than his scheduled hours to ensure everything was ok. He is an absolute pleasure to deal with, we have received nothing but great service and would highly recommend.
Laura Kellett
14:52 20 Jan 21
Great service from Ryan and Ben they couldn’t be more helpful . If your looking for a storage facility in central London this is the place to go
Meichele Lehous
20:37 08 Jan 21
Very professional and helpful team, on hand to help on the phone or in person. We had a long-term storage agreement with this business and they were extremely friendly and accommodating.
Kayleigh Bond
16:10 04 Jan 21
Amazing service, the staff are very helpful and efficient. It is easily accessible and secure. Would 100% recommend.
Shelly Abbott
12:03 21 Dec 20
Excellent service today, everyone super helpful and brilliant facilities. Would recommend.
Leonie Heath
16:49 08 Dec 20
Very professional and helpful staff will coordinate storage and even removal. HIghly recommendable.
Suenaga Masami
16:41 27 Nov 20
I used to live here before i met my third wife Lindsey and moved back to the countryside. People are often surprised when i tell them that i used to live in London. "how much did that cost you" they ask. The answer: just about £5000 a year. I love to look at the shock on their face as i answer their question; and they always follow with this same question ;) "How on G-D's green earth did you live in central London for £5000 a year?" Simple, i didn't buy or rent any of those overpriced apartments and houses, i lived in a storage unit. This storage unit, to be exact!This is a prime piece of real-estate and i really loved living here, just a short walk away from Mayfair, lovely job. I lived in a 40sq ft storage unit/ apartment, it was thantastic, i had everything i would ever need: Bed, Barbecue, Baby wipes. Simple living.I lived in London during a brief period in my life; in between my second marriage, and my third marriage. Those were the second best days of my life, second only, to my time in the Royal Marines. There will always be a special place in my heart for W1 Self Storage in Central London.
Todd Fulham
11:13 27 Nov 20
I recently rented a storage space here on behalf of my employer and I can't recommend it highly enough. The best thing is absolutely the staff - I dealt with Alastair who I found to be efficient and helpful well over and above the call of duty. It was also the cheapest locker I found in Central London. The location is very central and easy to get to and the security is very impressive. I have no doubts about the safety of the items being stored, and would heartily recommend Vanguard W1 to anyone looking for a safe, affordable, Central London storage facility, with the bonus of top notch staff.
Natalie Kubicki
10:38 17 Nov 20
I had to move my belongings from my room to a storage while being outside of UK. If a moving is stressful, a remote one is even worst but this guys made it as smooth as possible, following every step of it with kindness, great advices and very professionally. I am really very pleased and relieved. Thank you very much to Amal and Bhupen for all your help! I highly recommend Vanguard Storage.
Alida Pantone
13:59 11 Oct 20
I live around the corner and was walking around and realised there is self storage 2mins from my property. I popped in and the lovely gentleman who served me was both professional and efficient. I would rate the service very highly and it is also well priced given that it’s right in the heart of London
Tooba Ahmed
20:24 22 Sep 20
Ryan and Bhupen both exceptional service. Would happily recommend vanguard to colleagues.
Sean Dunne
09:16 22 Sep 20
Super central storage space. The van I rented was too big to fit inside the parking lot but Alastair helped me carry all my belongings down to the storage which was a massive help. Would highly recommend for the location and the friendly staff.
Emily Lanzer
11:00 09 Sep 20
Very well guided & help remotely my enquiry despite being in overseas by the covering Manager Bhupen
08:03 07 Sep 20
Very convenient location, easy rental process, no fuss cancellation. Excellent service overall
Eduard Viladesau Franquesa
11:12 30 Aug 20
Staff are friendly and helpful and the storage units are spacious and clean. Excellent service!
Livvy Haysler
19:32 17 Aug 20
Outstanding customer service! We had a great experience of dealing with Vanguardstorage and received a highly professional communication and transparent guidance from the general sales manager Alastair. Highly recommend!
Maria Rakhmanova
16:26 13 Aug 20
I have been very satisfied with this storage facilities. Central, affordable and the service has always been exceptional! Thank you again Joao Monteiro for your great support every time our company needed.
Yoann Foechterle
16:21 17 Feb 20
I’ve been truly impressed by W1 Vanguard Storage. The easy-to-access location near Oxford Circus was perfect and the highly secured/monitored facility made me feel my belongings were in the best care. The staff was extremely knowledgeable and professional and provided excellent customer survive. From location to high tech security to the excellent customer service, I always left my storage unit confident I made the right choice storing at W1 Storage. I highly recommend W1 Vanguard Storage to anyone looking for the best facility for the best value in the area.
11:04 13 Feb 20
João was very responsive, always willing to help, answered all my annoying questions and provided all-round a great service. Would definitely recommend him and this storage to anyone in central London. :)
Filipa Carreira
09:56 06 Feb 20
The facilities were very clean and the front desk manager, Jay, was very helpful with anything I needed. I would recommend.
Meagan Myers
12:12 29 Jan 20
We've been customers of W1 Self Storage in Queen Ann's Mews since 2015. Our experience has been entirely positive the environment is clean and well managed with easy access day and night. Jay the manager is outstanding - always helpful and supportive. Great West End location.
Peter Welch
12:31 22 Jan 20
Excellent and conveniently placed storage facility. Very kind and welcoming staff, good and fair policy. A company with common sense, which is hard to come by.
Tulani Pama
15:38 21 Nov 19
17:53 15 Nov 19
I had a good experience with W1 Storage - I had a small unit for around 2 years and the conditions and access were always good. Jay handled the account well and when I gave notice, instructions were clear and I received my part month refund promptly. Recommended
Ross Bryan
12:00 05 Nov 19
I had a great experience with W1 self storage. The staff, especially Joao, were very helpful, professional, and timely with correspondence. The units (in the basement of a garage) were relatively clean, dry, and secure. I will use them again if needed.
Amber Pitts
15:09 04 Nov 19
It has been an excellent experience. People are very helpful, services are excellent, everything is straight forward. The conditions of the contract are easy and without hidden terms, the conditions of getting out of it, are even more simple. I wish I could always find '' a w1 ''' for my company 's needs.
Ελπίδα Τσιτσάνη
13:21 24 Sep 19
Good storage in the heart of the city. Very helpful staff. W1 have saved me when the time of moving.
Prapatsorn Lertluechachai
12:42 20 Sep 19
Excellent service, I use this place when in London. Jay is been there all this time, so it's really easy to go through the move-in process.
Nikolina Kotur
10:28 12 Sep 19
I had a great experience with Vanguard at Oxford Circus. It was a good clean facility with easy access and great security. The guys there were super helpful. I would definitely use them again.
Mark Barrett
13:15 09 Sep 19
Joao is very helpful and assisted me all throughout the process of having my storage unit. He responded to emails very quickly and didn’t hesitate to explain things again if I was unsure about something. Very pleased with my experience.
12:12 09 Sep 19
Used W1 now for 4-5 years and always dealt with Jay Monteiro. A great guy - always helpful and kind. Good storage facility and perfect for our needs!
Sunil Shah
12:29 28 Aug 19
Used W1 now for 4-5 years and always dealt with Jay Monteiro. A great guy - always helpful and kind. Good storage facility and perfect for our needs!
Sunil Shah
12:29 28 Aug 19
Amazing place, amazing service, amazing location. Communication was easy and fast, all our questions were answered promptly. Alistair Allman was beyond helpful, welcoming, and cooperative. He walked us through the process, recommended certain services, explained procedures and was extremely patient with our many questions. We were looking for a storage service as we prepared my daughter for university and are very happy to have chosen them. We highly recommend their services. Thank you Alistair for all your help.
sarah alshafei
12:34 21 Aug 19
Great service & super convenient. Joao and the team are really helpful! Would definitely recommend :)
Emma Brind
12:34 23 Jul 19
Their were really helpful and especially Jay went above and beyond to assist me. I highly recommend this place and Jay, finally I had time to do the review, thank you so much for your help!
Alina Danai
12:38 12 Jul 19
While I was looking for a temp storage my only resource at the time was Google maps..called a few places and chose W1 Self Storage.I'm happy I did. Everyone was super friendly, the location is convenient, access is easy and the storage facility is clean. If I ever need to store my things again..I'll for sure come back here.Shout out to Joao and Amal, it was a pleasure doing business with you ;)
Ale Espino
16:15 09 Jul 19
Excellent security measures. Smooth, uncomplicated operation. Jay was very helpful.
Tara Drew
08:59 26 Jun 19
From our initial enquiry to actually put the items into storage Jay was brilliant. Confirming by telephone to make sure we were happy and then again to check our timings closer to the arrival date. Upon arrival the process with Jay was seamless and everything was explained in detail.
A. Hasoon
08:59 20 Jun 19
From our initial enquiry to actually put the items into storage Jay was brilliant. Confirming by telephone to make sure we were happy and then again to check our timings closer to the arrival date. Upon arrival the process with Jay was seamless and everything was explained in detail.
A. Hasoon
08:59 20 Jun 19
Super useful storage based in the HEART of London. It’s easy to access with a car, and they have 2 months at -50% when you start a contract with them. I didn’t use all the days I had paid for and got a refund and my deposit back smoothly, thanks Jay!!
Thais Ondet
17:00 08 May 19
Highly recommended - Joao is super friendly and helpful! We've been storing our stuff here on and off for the past few years and had great experiences every time.
Jennifer Lee
21:13 07 May 19
Very courteous and helpful. Gives immediate help with loan of trolleys when necessary
keith louch
15:25 30 Apr 19
I've had the pleasure of working with Jay for the last two months at Vanguard.. I couldn't ask for or imagine a better point of contact - he is consistently helpful, addressing all of my queries and requests immediately (and there have been MANY!), taking stress out of managing storage for our constantly-fluctuating needs.. Honestly, it is the most pain-free experience I have ever dealt with when it comes to working with vendors.. I highly recommend using Vanguard for ANY storage needs..
Annie Gaudet
10:25 24 Apr 19
Excellent service and responsiveness from staff. A very convenient location and the storage facilities are clean and easy to access.
18:03 29 Mar 19
Amazing service and very friendly staff. They helped with my storage at a very short period of time, and really appreciate the flexibility they are offering to make sure I have a secured unit. Clean and safe storage in Central London, I do highly recommend it. The only issue I had was the height restriction in the carpark, it didn't allow Luton vans to drive inside and park right outside the storage, but speak to the staff there and they are happy to offer solutions. Make sure to mention this to the man & van or removal companies too so they have an idea. It worked out fine for me with the loading, just took a little longer.
Ellie W
13:49 18 Mar 19
Really nice experience here with Jay, I was not 100% sure of what size unit to go for but at no point did I feel I was being pressured to take a larger unit. Every point of the process was explained in detail clearly for me. thanks very much.
John Reynolds
18:33 16 Mar 19
So super helpful! A great convenient storage facility! Thank you so much! Garry
Garry Rose
13:31 15 Mar 19
I had 2 storage units here for over a year and was really impressed with the efficiency, safety and accessibility. Joao was friendly and helped me a great deal moving in and moving out.
Katie Keight
11:12 15 Mar 19
Was a super nice visit. The customer service was excellent - I was received by a young lady named Amal - she was a very lovely lad. I came in at the start of my visit somewhat stressed, but she answered all my queries, and even helped give me some personal advise (my boyfriend cheated on me countless times and he had the audacity to kick ME out). Anyway, I didn't have anywhere to stay and all this extra stuff with no idea where to store it, but coming here really saved my life. Will definitely visit again! And will definitely recommend to others!
Random Highs
16:40 15 Dec 18
Very well run and managed storage facility with excellent security in Central London. I have been a customer for a couple of years now and have always found the organisation and efficiency to be first class. I have primarily dealt with Joao for whom nothing is ever too much trouble. He is professional, courteous and always helpful. Would highly recommend this facility.
C Healy
08:03 06 Sep 18
Very straight forward and easy to use service. From the first enquiry on the internet to the first phone query the service was excellent and very friendly.In person the help and service from Jay was excellent and really helpful.
Gregory Davis
14:46 29 Aug 18
I have been using W1 Self Storage for over 3 years, their facility is very clean and well lit compared to other Storage units in the area. The manager Joao is very helpful and the main reason I renew the contract every year. Thanks
Adel Martelli
18:10 21 Aug 18
We have been so pleased with the service and quality of W1 Self Storage and the manager Joao. He is so helpful and has worked with us to upgrade our unit as needed over the last year or so. We would highly recommend using their facilities and services. They are friendly, polite and always willing to help in anyway they can. The facility is secure and very user friendly.
Tamara Soliz
22:07 10 Aug 18
Amazing location and exceptional service. Jay and his team are extremely kind and make sure everything works seamlessly. I recommend W1 Self Storage to all my friends!
Ferdinand Droulers
12:39 08 Aug 18
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