Suitcase storage at Heathrow/Manchester

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Nigeyy
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Suitcase storage at Heathrow/Manchester

Postby Nigeyy » Thu Jun 07, 2007 12:07 pm

Well, I'm thinking of possibly flying into Heathrow or Manchester from the States to cycle to my parents house on a mini-tour. I have a folding bike that fits into a suitcase, and I thought it would be nice to use it.

My question: since I obviously won't want to carry a large empty suitcase, does anyone know if there is anywhere you can store an empty suitcase at Heathrow anywhere for a week-10 days? I know I could probably ask a hotel to store it (if I stayed there) but I really don't want to as the cost of hotel stay is going to be close to the price of train ticket to my parents anyway. I'm guessing this would be unlikely, but just in case..... I suppose I could also take the train into London as well, so anybody know anything about storage at Paddington?

Long shots I know, but I thought I'd ask.



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Postby Brains » Thu Jun 07, 2007 20:53 pm

I stored a small bag for a single day at Heathrow a few months ago - œ8

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Postby Nigeyy » Fri Jun 08, 2007 12:44 pm

Thanks for the reply. I did a little bit of online searching, and it looks as though you can store luggage for 6-8 pounds a day at Heathrow or . Problem is, I intend to be about 7-10 days, so it doesn't make sense for me (can catch train for that money!). Oh well, I'll have to think of an alternative.

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Postby bigjim » Fri Jun 08, 2007 17:30 pm

If you got the train & tram from Manchester airport You leave it in my garage for nothing.

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Postby gordycp » Fri Jun 08, 2007 18:02 pm

Hi Nigeyy,

Given the choice, I'd fly via Manchester and avoid Heathrow.

I live 30 miles south of Manchester airport and would easily look after a case for you - but that 30 mile gap could be a problem.

Do you NEED the case? Why not use a soft bag and wrap it up when you arrive?

If you'd like to tell us where you are heading then we could collectively figure something out, I'm sure.

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Postby ermintrude » Fri Jun 08, 2007 19:38 pm

I live 10mins from the airport I'll look after it for you.

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Postby Nigeyy » Mon Jun 11, 2007 20:11 pm

Wow, thanks everyone for the kind offers. To answer and clarify some questions:

i. my destination would be approximately 30 miles south of Sheffield. Though I'd love to fly into Manchester, Heathrow is probably a more likely destination (flights from Boston to Manchester are limited and often involve connections, and flights to Heathrow are usually considerably cheaper too).

ii. I would be putting my folder into a hardshell suitcase -I suppose I could use a soft shell suitcase, but I'd rather use a hard one to protect my bike (and we all know how much we value our bikes, right?)

iii. I should add once the suitcase hasn't got a bike in it... it will be completely empty and wouldn't weigh much.

Thanks again for the feedback.



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Postby Gary R » Tue Jun 12, 2007 10:55 am

again,I work at Heathrow & i would look after it (store it for you) Just let me know.

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