Hi, I am posting this out of service to the topdeck community. I hope it helps others to very carefully consider leaving luggage at the left luggage storage at the Clink78 in London.
3 weeks ago my sister left for London to do a working holiday. She had 1 day in London before doing a topdeck tour to begin her working holiday. Being that she was going for such a long holiday she had more luggage than she could carry on her tour. She read every last page on this forum trying to find some advice on what she should do with her excess baggage. We knew that luggage could be left in the left luggage room at the Clink hostel but wasn’t sure if this was going to be safe enough. Nobody on this forum seems to have ever posted about their experiences leaving luggage at the Clink. We just assumed that no news is good news.
However, it was not in my sisters case. She had returned from her tour to find that her luggage has been stolen and has lost a lot of expensive stuff. Not to mention the stress and inconvenience of having to do an insurance claim and replace everything that was stolen when she should now be enjoying her holiday.
This is a warning to anybody thinking that it wont happen to them. The staff at the Clink78 hostel said to my sister…‘this kind of stuff never happens’. Well maybe it is just that it never gets posted on this forum, and the staff at the Clink are not gonig to tell you their luggage storage isn’t secure.
I understand that leaving luggage is at your own risk. I am not posting this to be sour, I simply want to give other travellers the information that my sister didn’t have. If she had seen a post like this in the days before her trip (and believe me we looked for a post like this!) she would have definatley not have left her luggage to be stolen.