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.
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.
New ideas in the world of self-storage often begin in the US and then find there way to the UK many years afterwards.
The majority of ideas are simple improvements on the well-trodden path of self-st0rage design and build, but occasionally a brand new idea comes around and may re-define the industry. One such idea is the Boomerang Automated Storage facility. (more…)
Within the world of file-sharing and data storage the market has changed focus. Rather than companies competing to produce hard drives with a bigger and bigger capacity to store music and photos, the market is looking for products that make accessing these media items that little bit easier.
Walking down the street earlier from our Camden branch of CityStore, my eye was drawn to a display in a branch of a local shop that reminded me of a storage solution for kids that are seen in airports every time we travel.
The Trunki was first seen on Dragon’s Den where the dragons opted not to help finance entrepreneur Rob Law’s idea for a ride-on suitcase for kids. Ultimately the Dragons had to eat there words as over 85,000 cases have been sold and the company valued at £1m+.
We take our hat off to Rob. Trying to get a small child to carry their own stuff is a challenge at the best of times but to produce an item that they actually want to take hold of is quite a thing.
Whilst our storage centre in Camden had its own internal design issues during its construction the final result is certainly something of a success as well. Visit us at our store on Malden Crescent, Camden NW1.
A Japanese steel engineering company has come up with an ingenious way of securely storing hundreds and even thousands of bikes! TheBike Tree is a fully mechanized locker system that electronically tags the bicycle and takes it via a conveyor belt to a internal storage area.
When it is time to collect a bicycle, the owner swipes a card through a reader which located at the entrance and the bicycle is returned via the same automated system, taking between 15 seconds and one minute to retrieve depending on the capacity of the storage area.
The Bike Tree, now in operation in various train stations in Tokyo, can store between 600 and 6,000 bicycles. And the cost to the user? Roughly ¥1,800 (£13.50) for a secure monthly bicycle parking spot with additional discounts for students.
Sometimes we all find products that transform their everyday lives and we wonder how we ever survived without them. Then there’s the Scooter-Cooler – one of those products that won’t transform your life but would love to have…. (more…)