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Decluttering before moving – make moving less stressful

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Moving home can be a stressful experience for all involved, one of the best ways to move stress-free is to remove the “junk” from your home before the big day. In this article today we will look at the importance of decluttering before moving. Why declutter before moving house? You’re moving anyway, why not just take all of your items with you and throw them into a van? There are a few reasons for this. Firstly, taking your unwanted items with you…

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Top reasons why Shoreditch is an excellent place to start a business.

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So you have decided to start a business and you’re now looking for your headquarters, great keep on reading because today we will look at why Shoreditch is a good place to start a business. Shoreditch is a safe area of London that has its own style and nothing here is ordinary. With top restaurants, great artwork, innovative businesses and great transport links, Shoreditch is one of the best places in London to start a business, but let’s dive more into…

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When do year 11’s finish school?

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The school year for all pupils can be a stressful time but for year 11’s in particular it can be more challenging than usual. During year 11 students will do their GCSEs and providing they pass they will then go on to doing their A-Levels before eventually going to University. Because of this, Year 11 Students finish school earlier than all other year groups. This will vary from school to school but on average year 11’s finish school in the middle to…

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Can I retake my final year at University?

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University can be a stressful time for everyone, sure most people think about parties, socialising and moving out for the first time but ultimately the goal at University is to pass your course so you can go on and pursue a career you are interested in. Sometimes failing is a part of life and when you fail you can feel disheartened. In this instance, if you have failed your final year at University, don’t panic. Can you retake your final…

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What should you do with unwanted furniture?

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Just bought new furniture for your home? Exciting times, but if you are like many of us you now have to figure out what you are going to do with your old furniture. Buying large furniture means that you can’t just put your old stuff in the bin. You can’t leave it out the front of your home either like you see some doing as it’s illegal to do so and you can get a big fine for it. So…

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What size storage unit do I need?

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Self storage containers come in a variety of sizes. When looking to hire a self storage unit it can be difficult to know what size storage unit you need.  To make selecting a storage unit easier for you, in this blog post we will be looking at the different size storage units that are available and what you could potentially store inside them. By the end of the article, you should know exactly what size storage unit you need, so…

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How to keep your office space tidy

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Having an office space is great, whether it’s a designed space at home or at your company’s headquarters. However, having an extra bit of space also means it can get a bit messy. If you struggle with keeping your office tidy, this blog article is for you. Having a cluttered desk has plenty of downfalls. Working in a messy environment may also decrease your levels of productivity and effectiveness. If your desk is tidy, you will spend less time looking…

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Best Parks in East London

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East London is a great place to live and to visit, it has some of the best restaurants in London and more cool bars and clubs than you could ever need but if you want to get away from the hustle and bustle it also has some amazing parks that are worth visiting. If you want to get away from the hectic life that London often brings then here are some of the best parks to visit in East London. Victoria Park As…

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Best Gyms in East London

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If you are moving to East London or have just moved and you’re looking to explore the area this post is for you. Today we will be looking at some of the best gyms in East London for you to get your sweat on, get healthy and be in shape. Muscle Works Gym Muscle works gym was founded by Savvas Kyriacou in 1988 and the original gym is still active in East London today. Located in Bethnal Green it covers over 8,000…

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How many hours can a student work in the UK?

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As you grow older it’s only natural that you will need more money as you will start to experience the world more. You may have new hobbies, join new clubs, start eating out more and do a range of other activities that you have never done before. All of this costs money, and for most of us our parents can only fund so much of it, for the rest you will more than likely need a job. Today we will…

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Work Experience Year 10. 50+ Ideas to choose the best work experience placement for you.

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Work Experience in Year 10 is an invaluable experience where you can get first-hand knowledge about a job or industry that you may be interested in joining in the future. Not only does work experience help you with finding areas that could interest you but it also helps you rule out other areas. With work experience, you will learn valuable skills that will not only look good on your CV but will also help you when applying for university or…

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SUCCESSFUL CHECKLIST FOR SPRING CLEANING

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After a long and cold winter, it’s finally April and the weather is getting a little bit warmer. The trees are blossoming, and the sun is shining. When the air is not so cold, you want to open the windows and let the warm air into your house. But to really refresh your house, opening a window isn’t enough. Therefore, we’ve put together a successful checklist for spring cleaning to help you prepare your house for the warm weather. First,…

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Moving house with a fish tank

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Moving home can be a difficult time for everyone involved. Packing your house up can take anywhere from a few hours to a few days. Depending on the items you have in your home this could take even longer. One of the most difficult items to move is the fish tank. Moving your fish tank can seem like a daunting experience and if you move a few times in your life you will have to experience the stress of moving…

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How to pack glasses for moving

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When moving home it’s important to pack your belongings safely and efficiently. Packing your house can be time-consuming and if done wrong you could end up with damaged items. The kitchen is one of the most difficult rooms to pack as you have both heavy items and fragile items. Packing plates and glasses is one of the most difficult things to do when moving home so today we will be looking at how you can protect your wine glasses and…

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How to pack plates for moving.

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When moving home, packing your own items can be tricky. Large items can be heavy to move on your own while smaller items such as plates and glasses can be fragile and break easily. Then you get large items which are fragile such as fish tanks. Today we will look at the best way to pack your plates for a move, along with all of the materials you will need. The kitchen is one of the most difficult rooms to…

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How to pack heavy items for moving

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Packing your house when moving can be stressful and it can be made more difficult when you are packing heavy items. Today we will look at some of the best ways you can pack large items so they survive the move to your new home. When packing heavy items you will want to make sure they are protected against getting dropped, protected from having other items leaning or sitting on them and you should also think of how the temperature…

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How long does it take to pack a house?

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Moving homes is a stressful time for all involved. It’s also time-consuming but how long does it take to pack everything in your home for the big move? Today we will look at the average time taken to pack a house and things that can then affect this. So how long does it take to pack a house? It takes 3 to 5 days to pack a 3 bedroom house. If your house is smaller or larger you can adjust…

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What to do in Shoreditch.

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If you are moving to Shoreditch or live in the area and want to know what you can do in Shoreditch this is the article for you. Shoreditch is known for its street art and hipster vibes so when you are looking for things to do in Shoreditch you usually get lists recommending visiting street art and some hipster cafes and markets. Our guide does include street art, hipster cafes and markets but it also includes some different things. Shoreditch…

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What age do you start and finish University?

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Going to university is something that many students look forward to, it’s their first shot at independence and the first time that they will move out of their family home. It’s an exciting time and if you are reading this then you are probably looking to start university soon.  At what age do you start and finish university? Typically you leave school or college at 18 and start and finish university at 21. There are exceptions to this, such as if you…

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What is the average age to move out in the UK

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As a young person moving out of your parents home and going to university or moving into a new home is a huge step. For some, the parental home is all you have known, so moving out can take you out of your comfort zone, but it can also make you grow as a young adult. But when exactly is the right time to move home? and what is the average age to move out in the UK? In 2022,…

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Is Open University worth it?

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With most of the world switching to remote work it makes sense that online degrees are becoming popular. The open university has been around for many years now but sometimes people are unsure if it’s as valuable as a traditional degree where you study at university. Today we will look at the Open University to see if it’s worth attending and if it can improve your career prospects. What is the Open University? The open university is a distance learning…

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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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When do A-Levels Start and Finish?

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If you want to study at university you are going to need enough UCAS points to be accepted as a student. UCAS points are earned from the scores that you get in your A-Level exams or BTEC level equivalent. Knowing the timeframe for your a level exam is going to help you be better prepared and as a result, help you achieve better grades come results day so that you can process to higher education at University level. Students often…

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HOW TO STORE CHRISTMAS DECORATIONS

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Shopping for Christmas decorations is very exciting. You want new baubles for your tree, and you have decided on a specific colour palette. You want the tree to match your new garland, and you can’t get enough of LED fairy lights and Christmas candles to give your house that extra cosiness. It’s a lot of fun to set everything up, and it’s very rewarding too. If you’re a family, maybe there’s a couple of arguments about how to set up…

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When do Universities confirm your place?

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Applying to go to university is a stressful time, not only do you have to worry about writing the perfect mission statement for university. You also have to worry about selecting the right course, the right university and you even have to do exams on top.  With all of this stress piling up you then have to worry about the first choice university offering you a place to study with them. Constantly worrying and checking if you have any offers…

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Why should you fall in love with wardrobe storage?

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Recently, we have seen a huge uplift in our customers wanting to store their clothes! Whether it be a few vacuum bags of seasonal jackets or even an entire wardrobe, here at Urban Locker we believe that we are fully equipped to handle all of you wardrobe storage needs! Safe as houses When storing precious items such as wedding dresses or a pair a really expensive trainers, you may be apprehensive about storing away from home. At Urban Locker, we…

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Where to live in East London – East London Location Guide

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Over the last few years, East London has become one of London’s trendiest places to live. With a wide range of areas to live in, there is something for everyone here. From chic to luxury East London has it all.   In this post, we will look at where to live in East London so you can make an informed choice if you are looking to move here. If you are looking to move you should know that we offer affordable self…

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Where to eat in East London – The Best restaurants in East London revealed.

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If you have just moved into the area and you haven’t quite set up your kitchen and dining room or you simply want to enjoy the food scene in East London, we got you.   And of course, if you have just moved into the area or you are considering moving into East London we have some storage in East London that would be convenient for you. With that said, let’s look at some of the best restaurants in East London….

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How can you use a storage unit?

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A storage unit is the perfect solution to tackle an overcrowded garage or shed. It’s ideal for storing your belongings when in the process of moving house, or to simply keep things safe that you don’t currently have the room for. However, we’ve seen many of our customers really think outside the box when it comes to putting their self-storage units to good use. It seems that there are limitless ways to get the most out of this extra space….

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Latest Coronavirus Update 2021

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At Urban Locker, the health and well-being of our customers and colleagues is and always has been our number one priority. Safety for everyone.Our store is generally low intensity in terms of use. Nevertheless, we have conducted a risk assessment as per the latest Government guidance and have taken appropriate measures to ensure our store is “Covid-secure” premises. Our store will continue to maintain the same COVID-19 protections such as Perspex reception screens, hand sanitizing stations, floor distancing markers and…

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Creative ways to use a storage unit in 2021

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A storage unit is the perfect solution to tackle an overcrowded garage or shed. It’s ideal for storing your belongings when in the process of moving house, or to simply keep things safe that you don’t currently have the room for. However, we’ve seen many of our customers really think outside the box when it comes to putting their self-storage units to good use. It seems that there are limitless ways to get the most out of this extra space….

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MAKE THE MOST OF YOUR HOME OFFICE SPACE

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DID YOU START OFF 2021 WITH PLENTY OF GOOD INTENTIONS? You probably meant to work smarter, be more focused and pro-active, set goals and so on. Here we are, one month in, and all that positive mindset is waning away in the harsh light of wintery mornings and back to back zoom calls. It’s difficult to be focused if your work environment is not inviting. It’s time to stand still, take a look around you and think, what can you…

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HOME SECURITY FROM THE OUTSIDE

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Have you ever wondered how secure your home is? With our homes containing our most valuable possessions, we all need to be a little more savvy in how to make our home safe. The police say that homes with no security measures are five times more likely to be targeted than those with some simple security in place security. At Urban Locker we take security very seriously – All of our storage units are individually alarmed and protected by round…

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Storage ideas for small spaces

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When you’re a bit squeezed for space in your Shoreditch apartment, clever storage solutions can help you make the most of the smaller corners available. Luckily there are some clever, simple and altogether ingenious ideas that can maximise the area you have available. All you need to do is decide where you need more storage.  In the kitchen If there is one place that we fill with clutter, it’s the kitchen. Drawers full of gadgets we don’t use, a collection…

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Coronavirus Update

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At Urban Locker Self Storage, the health and well-being of our customers and colleagues is our number one priority. To support our customers and colleagues through this difficult time, we will be operating during the following hours: Monday to Saturday: 9am – 5pmSunday: Closed Our storage facility is not a high traffic premises but nevertheless we have made adjustments to staffing levels and service offerings to minimise person-to-person contact. In addition, our colleagues have intensified the daily cleaning levels 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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Considering moving to Shoreditch? We’re not sure you should.

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We all know what an amazing city London is to live in – you have the world at your fingertips, creativity in your lap, and diversity on your plate. But why would anyone want to relocate to an area with a reputation such as Shoreditch?  If you are considering moving to the east end of London keep on reading. It’s all about location in Shoreditch The Shoreditch Triangle includes the High Street, Old Street and Great Eastern Street, stretching towards…

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Top ways to enjoy the summer in London on a budget

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The sun has been shining, we’ve had a glimpse of the summer ahead and we want to make the most of it. What better way than to visit our beautiful capital city and explore. If you are visiting London this summer, the last thing you want to do is spend your time underground, travelling the tube to your destinations. Luckily, you don’t have to. Sometimes the best way to find places you didn’t know existed is to put down maps and sat…

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Top reasons for using coworking spaces in Old Street, Shoreditch

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Coworking spaces are increasingly popular across London– with over 150 venues now available in the capital, occupied by a growing population of mobile workers. It’s not just freelancers that enjoy the benefits – start-ups with small numbers of employees benefit from the lower costs and established companies appreciate the chance to share ideas. A number of popular coworking spaces have grown in the Old Street and Shoreditch areas, unsurprisingly due to the growth of technology companies around Silicone Roundabout. Here…

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Easter 2017 Opening Hours

Easter Opening Hours 2017

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Here are the opening hours for Easter weekend 2017: Thursday 13th April: Normal Opening Hour Friday 14th April: 10am to 2pm Saturday 15th April: 10am to 2pm Sunday 16th April: Closed Monday 17th April: 10am to 2pm Tuesday 18th April: Normal Opening Hours We apologise for any inconvenience this might cause. If you have any questions please call us on 020 3637 0850 or email oldstreet@urbanlocker.co.uk.

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Helping small businesses grow with secure self-storage

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Helping small businesses grow with secure self-storage Small business owners account for over 99% of all businesses in the UK. It’s clear that the competition to boost your profits is going to be fierce – and that you need an edge to keep you ahead of the pack. Of course, that means keeping in touch with trends and having a turnover of stock that attracts new customers to your door and keeps your regulars interested with fresh new products and…

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What is self storage?

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If you’ve never used self storage before you might be wondering how it all works? Fortunately, it is pretty simple. A self storage facility contains a number of rooms in which you can store your personal or business belongings. Think of it as a hotel for your stuff! A typical self storage facility will offer a range of different sized rooms. These rooms can be as small as 10ft2 and as big as 500ft2. This means that you only pay…

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9 Realistic New Year’s Resolution Ideas

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9 Realistic New Year’s Resolution Ideas Here we are, half way through January, and by now many of us will have already given up on our New Year Resolutions. Often that’s because, in the excitement of a new year and feeling replete from a month of festivities, drinking and eating, we set ourselves targets that are unrealistic or overly ambitious. As the month winds on and enthusiasm wanes, it’s easy to become overwhelmed and quietly give up. That’s why we…

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Easter 2017 Opening Hours

Easter 2016 Opening Hours

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Here are the opening hours for Easter weekend 2016: Thursday 24th March: Normal Opening Hours Friday 25th March: Closed Saturday 26th March: Closed Sunday 27th March: Closed Monday 28th March: 10.00 to 14.00 Tuesday 29th March: Normal Opening Hours We apologise for any inconvenience this might cause. If you have any questions please call us on 020 3637 0850 or email oldstreet@urbanlocker.co.uk.

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