Self Storage Units | 50% Off First 8 Weeks

Self Storage Units | 50% Off First 8 Weeks

 Self Storage Units | 50% Off First 8 Weeks

Self Storage Units | 50% Off First 8 Weeks

Directions and opening hours

Directions and opening hours

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Rudmore Square, Portsmouth, Hampshire PO2 8RW

Directions by road

Lok’nStore at Rudmore Square, Whale Island, is 2 minutes from the International Port; less than 2 miles from Gunwharf Quays, Spinnaker Tower and the University of Portsmouth, and Pompy Football Club at Fratton Park is just 2.5 miles away.

  • From the M27: leave at junction 12, exiting onto the M275 toward Portsmouth (W) / Sea port. Just as you see our big orange building, keep an eye out for the left exit toward ‘Cross Channel Ferries / North End.’ At the roundabout, take the 4th exit onto Wharf Road. Turn left to stay on Wharf Road. Take a slight right into Rudmore Square and you’re at Lok’nStore, we’ll get the kettle on.
Opening hours
  • Monday - Friday: 8:30 am - 6:00 pm (Thursday till 8pm)
  • Saturday: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Sunday: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm


About Lok’nStore Portsmouth

Lok'nStore Portsmouth offers homeowners, renters, students, and business users secure self storage units. We have a range of sizes to suit every need, from small lockers to larger spaces suitable for pallet storage. Only you have the key to your self-storage unit. Easy access from junction 2, M275 / Ferry Port.

Features of Lok'nStore Portsmouth

  • Open seven days a week
  • Fully staffed by store team during open hours
  • 24-hour CCTV and smoke detection systems
  • Free forklift service
  • Free delivery acceptance
  • Free car parking for customers
  • No security deposit is needed if paying by direct debit
  • Hertz van hire available
  • Cardboard moving boxes and bubble wrap for sale

Some of the reasons why people use self storage

  • Renters or homeowners between moves
  • Decluttering a property before a house sale
  • Making more space in the home
  • Clearing out a room or area before building or redecoration works
  • Emptying a cluttered garage or loft
  • Business users in need of space for stock or pallet storage
  • Students in need of storage over the holidays

Lok'nStore also has storage centres in Chichester, Fareham, and Southampton.

Portsmouth Self Storage

Lok'nStore has literally invaded the Solent coast over the last twenty-five years with five stores currently operating (as of 2020) and providing self storage to customers across the region. Our first storage centre in Portsmouth was a converted warehouse, as were many of Lok’nStore’s first centres. Opened in March 1999 this store had around three hundred storage units and quickly filled to its maximum capacity.

In 2007 Lok'nStore started construction on a purpose-built store in Rudmore Square, Whale Island Way. Having outgrown the smaller store, this new building virtually doubled the number of storage units available for customers overnight. The process of moving all the existing customers from the old site in Norway Road to the new Whale Island building was one of mammoth proportions but dealt with expertly by our operations department and several local removal companies from the Portsmouth area. Situated between the Cross Channel Ferry Port and The Ship and Castle public house, this building was constructed during Lok’nStore’s first period of expansion in the early 2000s. Whale Island, or Whaley as it’s known in the Royal Navy, is a man-made island and is the R.N.'s oldest training establishment. Most of the landmass around Whale Island and the ferry port is man-made, with the quay having slowly moved further away from its position three hundred years ago. The Ship and Castle pub which opened for trading in 1745 was originally next to the quay where ships would load and unload goods directly outside the pub's front door and was often the first stop for sailors returning from a long journey at sea. The whole area around Whale Island will have looked very different to how it does now and was known locally as the ‘Devil’s Acre’ due to its terrible reputation for drunken sailors, press-gangs and ruffians. Don’t worry though, the only thing you’re likely to be pressed-ganged into these days is a cup of tea and a biscuit made by the team at Lok’nStore! We have been graced with luck at our Whale Island store to have had a great team of staff over the years.

The new Lok’nStore in Portsmouth provided modern self storage to customers in over 25 different sizes of units. Finding a storage solution in the Portsmouth area suddenly became so much simpler to resolve for householders and business owners. From people needing to store just a small suitcase, to businesses requiring massive amounts of warehouse space for pallets – Lok’nStore has the storage solution for you. One of the biggest worries of customers who have never used self storage before is which size of space they will need. Many potential new users worry that the space will be too big or too small for their needs. Visualising a storage space can be tricky if you have never seen one before. Our Portsmouth staff are the experts in the industry. They will be able to work out the correct size of unit you require so that you don’t pay for space that you don’t need. And if we don't have the exact size that you need, we will give you the next size up for the same price!

Lok’nStore Portsmouth Frequently Asked Questions:

  • Q: How much does self storage cost in Portsmouth?
  • A: Our storage prices are based on the size of storage unit needed and the length of stay. Obviously, a small storage unit costs less to rent than a large storage unit.
  • Q: How much space do I need?
  • A: We will ask for information about which items of furniture or belongings you want to store in Portsmouth. Knowing these details can help our experts to work out the perfect-sized storage space for our customers.
  • Q: Does Lok’nStore Portsmouth offer Armed Forces discounts?
  • A: We offer storage discounts to all members of the British Armed Forces, MOD, Emergency Services and workers in the NHS. Call our Whale Island store for more information.
  • Q: What can I put into self storage?
  • A: Pretty much anything you want or need to. As long as it is legal and not on our list of forbidden items. Ninety-nine
    per cent of household belongings and most business items can be put into self storage. If you are unsure about the things you would like to store; give us a call, and we will find a solution for you.
  • Q: I support Southampton F.C. Can I still store at Lok’nStore Portsmouth.
  • A: Yes, but keep it to yourself.
  • Q: Does Lok’nStore Portsmouth have a forklift truck available for customer use?
  • A: Lok’nStore operates a free forklift service at all of its storage centres. Our trained staff will load or unload pallets for you. They will also do this for you in your absence with some advanced notice.
  • Q: Do you sell moving and packaging materials?
  • A: Yes, we sell cardboard boxes, bubblewrap and moving items at all Lok'nStore self-storage centres. If you ‘Click & Collect’ online, you can save 10% on all Lok’nStore packaging materials. Check out our Box Shop for a list of items, their sizes and prices.
  • Q: What days are Lok’nStore open?
  • A: We are open 7 days a week in Portsmouth and at most of our other locations.
  • Q: I live just outside of the Portsmouth area. Can I still use your Whale Island facility for my business storage needs?
  • A: There is no limit to how far away you can live in relation to your storage centre, although we have found that most customers choose a facility very close to their current home or business. Lok’nStore Portsmouth covers all of the local towns including Clanfield, Cosham, Denmead, Denvilles, Drayton, Emsworth, Farlington, Fratton, Hampshire, Havant, Hayling Island, Horndean, Paulsgrove, Petersfield, Porchester, Rowlands Castle, Southsea and Waterlooville. We also have other local storage centres located in Chichester, Fareham, Hedge End, Southampton and the P.O. postcode. Multi-site accounts are also welcome.