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April 16, 2014

Self storage makes it onto the BBC

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Self Storage BBC

Self storage was brought to the forefront of public view on Monday 14th April as the BBC aired a documentary on the self storage industry and its pioneers.

Doug Hampson was credited with being the first man to open a self storage building in the U.K, in Marylebone, and over the years the industry has blossomed with brightly-coloured buildings emblazoned with the words ’self storage’ a common site.

If you want to read more about the documentary, go to the BBC website or click here.

August 9, 2012

Olympic 2012 mascots – what are they all about?

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Olympic 2012 Mascot

Visiting the Olympic 2012 shop in the Olympic Park last week I was intrigued by how the design of the Olympic mascots had come about and also what their shapes signified.

Here’s the lowdown on Wenlock (Olympic Mascot)

  1. The head shape represents the 3 medals won in each event
  2. The light at the top is inspired by the London taxis
  3. The friendship bands on the right arm signify the 5 colours of the Olympic rings

Here’s the lowdown on Mandeville (Paralympic Mascot)

  1. The head shape is like a helmet -aerodynamic and featuring the 3 paralymic colours
  2. The light at the top is inspired by the London taxis
  3. Personal best timer on the right wrist helps keep track of performance.

And there you have it.

January 24, 2011

Secure Storage for St Johns Wood residents

St Johns Wood - Tube Station

St Johns Wood - Tube Station

CityStore Self -Storage provides self storage rooms for residents of St Johns Wood (or St John’s Wood). CityStore has over 250 units available for use by both domestic and business customers who can store practically anything they need.

St Johns Wood is located on the Jubilee Line which is the Underground’s newest line but which serves stations that are over 100 years old. The Jubilee Line was inaugurated on 1st May 1979 and linked up the most recent sections of new tunnelling to open in central London – the four km (2½miles) of twin tunnels between Baker Street and Charing Cross – with the former Bakerloo Line branch between Baker Street and Stanmore.

Here’s an amazing stat – The Jubilee Line is used by more than 400,000 travellers a day and by over 127 million passengers per year.

January 21, 2011

Howzat! Store your cricket gear when the season ends.

Lords Cricket Ground - St John's Wood

Lords Cricket Ground - St John's Wood

The home of English Cricket, Lord’s, is  situated in St John’s Wood just over a mile away from CityStore Self Storage in Camden Town.

The English have a particular affinity for the game of cricket and, despite the fact that over the last 10 years we have not been a team of world-beaters,  our recent exploits Down Under have raised the profile of the game once more. Suddenly, men throughout the country are dusting off their cricket bags and are ‘padding up’ to play Sunday cricket.

The cricket season is only short so rather than clutter up a room with all the various items of kit, why not store it securely until the next season’s opening match. For people living in the areas of St John’s Wood, Hampstead and Belsize Park, CityStore is only a few minutes drive away. Being open 7 days a week, your goods are always accessible whenever you need them.

Call CityStore on 0207 428 9988.

January 7, 2011

What is the unluckiest house number? reveal all…

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Number 243

Number 243

Have you ever thought about whether your house number is lucky or unlucky? Probably only if the  number is either 13 or 666 have you even considered it. But now the results are in and the unluckiest house number has been revealed. (more…)