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How to start the new year off right

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Every new year we want to start it off right and we make resolutions we end up not following. We think of the new year as an occasion to reinvent ourselves, which we totally can, but maybe instead of making big plans, we could start small instead. This way, it’s easier to achieve what we set for ourselves. Here are some ideas and some totally realistic resolutions we can all work on for 2022. Start the new year off right…

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What to do in London this November

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Central London has so many activities to offer, we all know that. It’s busy, it’s hectic, and you never run out of things to do. And that’s the beauty of London. But with so many things to do, it can be hard to make up your mind. So here’s a list of activities to do throughout the month of November. Guy Fawkes Night November means it’s time to take out your Christmas decorations, but also your fireworks. Because it’s Guy…

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Domestic self-storage during Covid-19

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As a result of the global growth the self-storage sector is experiencing, its expected value by 2026 stands at £4.10 billion in Europe alone. In 2019, the Self-Storage Association (SSA) reported that there are over 1500 self-storage facilities in the UK, for both domestic and business purposes. Although this number is smaller when compared to other countries such as the US or Australia, the UK still ranks highest in Europe with the number of facilities it has, followed by France…

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Is Self Storage Expensive?

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Self storage is a valuable service that allows individuals to securely store their belongings away from their home or office. Whether you are moving house and need a temporary solution or wish to store important files over a long period of time, you can find a storage solution to suit. Some people consider self storage expensive, and there is no doubt that it may incur significant costs depending on what they are storing and how long for. But when calculating…

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Fall in love with the freedom of wardrobe space!

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The last of the winter chill is leaving us and the spring sunshine is peeking through the clouds, so it is time to get the summer wardrobe ready! Now is the time to embrace the new season with a new wardrobe. Pulling out your embarrassing summer shorts or your garden party dresses is fun, but few of us have wardrobe space large enough to store a year’s worth of clothes! If you struggle to accommodate your summer and winter wardrobe…

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Our opening hours for Christmas 2020

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Christmas is here! As Christmas is fast approaching, we wanted to share with you our opening hours. You can access your unit at any different times over the Christmas period, so please do check if the facility is open before arriving. Our Reception opening hours Even the Urban self-storage elves need a bit of time to eat turkey – here’s when you can contact us or pay us a visit. Reception Opening Hours; Wednesday Dec 23rd; Normal hours Thursday Dec 24th; 9am…

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Five great places for coffee in Shoreditch

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Shoreditch is a fabulous mix of small businesses, entrepreneurs and large companies, all mixing together in an exciting blend of creativity. All that inspiration needs fuel, so we’ve put together some of our favourite places to visit nearby for a coffee catch up or a lovely lunch. Paper and Cup, Calvert Street Looking for inspiration? Then where else to meet than in this quirky café surrounded by literary works. The Paper and Cup is a not-for-profit social enterprise that offers…

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Tips to beat the January blues

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The festive season is ending – a whole new year beckons. But the first few weeks are always a bit of a drag. Not only are you back at work, but it’s winter, the days are damp and the evenings are dark. So, what can you do to beat the January blues? Set some goals  They might be personal ones or business ones – but having goals gives you something to work towards, and some motivation. Create a series of…

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Top five collectables – collecting, and keeping, treasures of the future

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  Collecting, for some, might be just a fad that goes away as you grow out of your childhood. Remember the buzz you felt getting those football stickers, POGS, trolls, beanie bears or Top Trump cards from the 80s and early 90s. Each time we’d beg our parents or stumble through household chores for some extra pocket money to buy more – and then trade them with friends or keep them as something to treasure. Until the next collectable fad…

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Make the most of the summer holidays in London

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We are already part way through the summer holidays and by now I’m sure the children are getting as edgy as the adults. With the hot weather looking like it’s here to stay, now’s the time to make the most of a staycation in London Experience a city farm There are plenty of city farms for the whole family to enjoy – and they don’t need to cost the earth. Children and parents can enjoy seeing a touch of the…

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Help reduce food waste with The Felix Project

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Have you ever thought about volunteering? If you have spare time, or want to meet new people, it’s a great way of getting involved in your local community. In fact, these are just 2 reasons why people volunteer. 49% of people say they volunteer in order to help people, while other reasons include learning new skills or because the cause was important personally. Sometimes it’s just a matter of finding the right job. How about getting out and about on…

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Finding hidden gems in charity shops

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If you are a natural bargain hunter, enjoy having a rummage to find a worthy treasure, or love the chase, a charity shop can be a goldmine of fun and winning finds. Labels, designed clothing and as-good-as-new gifts – once you start looking, you might just get addicted. If there is one thing London has plenty of, it’s charity shops – and plenty of people who have finished their spring clean, donating clothes that are as good as new. Remember, charity shops…

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How to prepare your home for Airbnb guests

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We assume by now that most people have heard of Airbnb. It’s a simple room letting website that is growing in popularity very quickly. In fact, there are 640,000 hosts on the website, offering short or long term rentals. Over 25,000 of these are in London, so if you are considering offering a room or your flat out, you’ll need prepare your home in advance to get great reviews and stand out. Plenty of Airbnb hosts live in their home,…

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Need more space? Get out and about in Shoreditch this Autumn

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The weather is turning colder, the nights are darker – it’s the time of year we start to think about getting home quicker and huddling together in front of the cosy fire. Of course, spending more time in the house does mean you’re all on top of each other. If you like a little bit more space, we’ve looked for some great ways to get out and about in the Shoreditch area this autumn, and remember if you do need…

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Top events this Autumn in London

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It’s Autumn, and you might think that the change in season signals the end of festivals for the year. However, we know that London always has something on offer, so we’ve picked out our top choices of festivals and events happening this October. BFI London Film Festival The British Film Industry London Film Festival takes place between 4th and 15th October, with events taking place across London. The 61st festival celebrates the newest and best films from over 50 countries. The…

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Christmas Opening Hours 2016/17

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The Urban Locker Self Storage opening hours during the Christmas and New Year break are as follows: 23rd December – 9.00am to 5.00pm 24th December – 9.00am to 2.00pm (No customer access after 2.00pm) 25th to 26th December – CLOSED (No access for existing customers) 27th December – CLOSED (Existing customer access only) 28th December to 30th December – 9.00am to 5.00pm 31st December – 9.00am to 2.00pm (No customer access after 2.00pm) 1st January – CLOSED (No access for existing customers)…

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Christmas Opening Hours 2015

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We will be operating restricted opening hours over the Christmas period. Please take note of the following: 24th December : 08.30 to 14.00 25-27th December – Closed 28th December – 10.00 to 14.00 29-30th December : Normal Hours (0830 – 1800) 30th December : 08.30 – 18.00 31st December – 08.30 to 14.00 1st December – Closed 2nd December – Normal Hours If you have any questions please call us on 020 3637 0850 or email OldStreet@urbanlocker.co.uk.

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