Beeboid cyclists who can't find a safe place for their bikes at Broadcasting House might like to consider a classy new self-storage option. Armitage Vaults is a mega-basement developed under revamped art deco flats up Great Portland Street - directly opposite the Portland Hospital Consulting Suites. The entrance is discreet - round the back, in Bolsover Street.
The operators say the units are suitable for "art, luggage, bikes, wine, skis, golf clubs, home furnishings and paperwork." 6 sq ft, suitable for golf clubs or skis, costs £15 a week; 15 sq ft, which would take 65 boxes of wine is £30 a week. The sizes go right up to 'single garage' - 100 sq ft, at a mere £140 a week.