I will be moving to Scotland in September for graduate school. As I've never been to the UK before, I want to go early to visit some friends and do a bit of sightseeing. However, since I'm going for a year, I will have several large bags with me, and I'm trying to figure out what to do with them while I am sightseeing.
My plan is to spend about a week in London, with a couple of day trips out to visit my friends in Southampton and Oxford, then at the end of the week catching the overnight train north to Aberdeen. Since neither of my friends are in London, it's not really convenient to just store my stuff with them. I'll be staying in a hostel, and I'm not sure if they would even have a place for two big bags, or if it would be that safe.
Does anyone have any advice about what I should do? I'd greatly appreciate it.