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Early Morning Arrival to LHR

We'll be arriving on a red eye to LHR at about 6:30 am, but our holiday rental house in the Archway neighborhood will not be available for us until 3 pm. As we will have two of our school age kids along, we will need a place to shower and rest a bit, ideally. At the very least, we would need somewhere to leave our things for a few hours. Does anyone have any ideas or suggestions? I already looked into Aerotel at LHR Terminal 3, but the rate for a few hours doesn't seem worth it, 259 GBP for a family room.

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Have you contacted the owner or agency for help with this?? Often bags are allowed to be dropped of at a property while it is being cleaned. Give that a try.
This is why we always stay in a hotel the first night, moving to rental properties the next day.

Posted by
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Some of the airline club lounges have showers. I know the United club does because I have used it. See if you can purchase the a lounge entry for the day. Second, a train station or bus terminal near your lodging might have luggage storage. And you might be able to book a day room at a hotel near your rental.

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Thank you; all the replies are helpful. Seems like is the way to go!

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I’ve seen people suggest searching online for services such as Use your favorite search engine to find “luggage storage London”. I’ve used it once in NYC. Found a hotel right near Penn station to stash my bag for about 8 hours. Reasonable price too.