The Storenextdoor Guide to Storage and Self Storage in the Leicester area

At over 2,000 years old, Leicester is one of the oldest English cities, and today still features baths and pavements dating right back to the Roman era. Formerly a market town and developed during the Industrial Revolution, it’s now a city that’s home to a wide variety of businesses, as well as students and workers.

With such a wide range of inhabitants, the city of Leicester has also seen a flourishing storage industry, with businesses offering storage solutions for an incredible range of different needs.

Personal Storage

Whether you’re moving home and need temporary storage, want to have a clear out or are planning on going travelling, there are plenty of Leicester-based storage options that will meet your needs. 

You'll find branches of national and regional chains; Safestore Self Storage which located to the north of the city, near the National Space Centre, and offers transport options and packing materials in addition to storage.

Leicester is also home to a large branch of The Store Room Self Storage, which also has five other premises in Manchester, Rotherham, Leeds, Bradford and Preston. Just off the A563 to the west of Leicester, their storage units are suitable for personal, student and commercial storage and more.

Securistore are central to Leicester but if you are able to travel further afield you might prefere a company like  Wagtail Storage which has great transport links just off the M1, A42 and A50. You’ll also find businesses such as Pack it In or  Retaxa Self Storage to the west of the city, who offer 20ft shipping containers in a yard that is monitored by CCTV and guarded by dogs to keep your possessions safer than safe.

Homemovers can take advantage of storage firms that offer not just storage, but a removals service too. Able Removals and Storage in Wigston, south of Leicester, can drive to homes with mobile storage units, ready to be filled and taken back to the premises. There are also a number of independent removals and storage companies including Brights Removals and Easymove. 

Student Storage

Home to both the University of Leicester and De Montfort University, Leicester has a strong student population scattered across the city. During university holidays, gap years and period of travelling, students can store their possessions in one of a number of specialist units. Student Storage UK on London Road, near Leicester rail station, for instance, offers a door to door collection service and no minimum term. Securistore is conveniently located on Deacon Street, next to the De Montfort University campus, and provides a range of flexible storage solutions to suit all student needs.

Business Storage

Businesses of all types require space, whether for stock, surplus office equipment, documents or any other effects. Family-run Simple Self Storage is located in Wigston, to the south of the city, and allows businesses to store all sorts. For added convenience, businesses can even have a mobile storage unit delivered to their place of work to fill, which is then collected by the firm. Stor a File offer document storage and various companies offer palletised commercial storage including Rapid Storage and Distribution, and Pauline Edwards Transport.

POS Direct are specialists in commercial storage, with state of the art facilities just off Anstey Lane to the north west of the city. Perfect for businesses looking to store stock, they offer stock control facilities, waste disposal and more.

Vehicle Storage

Vehicles can take up a lot of space - especially if not being used on a regular basis. There are storage firms in Leicester that can look after everything from pedal bikes and motorbikes, to cars, caravans and even boats.

The Space Place Self Storage has premises in both Leicester city centre and Telford, with both offering large, secure yards in which to store all manner of vehicles - also giving you the opportunity to visit and tinker with them whenever you like. Glebe Farm Caravan Parking on Winchester Road, south of Leicester, and Springfield Farm Caravan Storage in Huncote specialise in the storage of caravans and motorhomes, while Horsepool Grange Industrial Estate in Markfield, just off the M1, even offers storage for boats and trailers.


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