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LOCK & enjoy! – the investment opportunity you’ve been waiting for


Are you considering setting up a stable business? Covid-19 has taught us much about lots of different areas of our lives and has also brought about many changes to the world of work. LOCK & enjoy! is a Seville-based start up that has been a winner since it was founded after the pandemic. If you want to be part of the revolution too, join the LOCK & enjoy! family.

Are you considering setting up a stable business? Discover 7 reasons to open a LOCK & enjoy! franchise

1. Market space

This business had already existed in major European capitals for years, however, it is not widespread in Spain. For this reason, it’s a good investment opportunity.

The equivalent here was the typical luggage storage lockers at train or bus stations. Most disappeared after the pandemic and weren’t offering any type of guarantee, so they weren’t a very reliable option for leaving your belongings.

Our smart lockers also offer many additional benefits. For example, they are equipped with charging points for mobile devices and offer unlimited access 24/7 and 365 days of the year.

2. The upsurge in tourism

Investing in tourism means investing in a safe business. The growth of tourism in Spain and worldwide has exploded since the pandemic, Opening a LOCK & enjoy! means backing a winner, even in smaller cities.

Check-out time in hotels and accommodation is in the morning. However, tourists choose flights late in the day to get the most out of their holidays. Having access to a locker where they can keep their luggage allows them to enjoy the rest of the day without carrying around their luggage.

Tourist accommodation is not always in the city centre or near stations or airports. That is a fundamental consideration when it comes to the location of our luggage storage. That’s how we make sure our customers don’t waste time travelling to get their bags from our lockers.

3. Technology is an indispensable ally

Using technology, we have developed a smart locker model that works via an app. You don’t need to be on the spot to manage your bookings and you won’t have to hire anyone. You can keep track of what’s going on at any time using our security cameras and our software.

Without a doubt, all this makes for significant savings in business costs and translates to more benefits and independence for you. Travellers will book on the app and soon after, they’ll receive an email with a six-digit code to access their locker. Easy, isn’t it?

4. Success guaranteed

The favourable trajectory of luggage storage in other European cities vouches for the profitability of this business. In addition, since LOCK & enjoy! opened its first locker in Spain, we haven’t stopped growing, both in our own establishments and our franchises.

You’ll also benefit from our brand prestige. Our experience means you’ll receive guidance and you’ll have access to our most sophisticated technology.

5. Multiple locations

Often, people have to relocate to find interesting employment opportunities. With a LOCK & enjoy! franchise, you’ll create your own opportunity. Forget about moving, if there is tourism where you live, this opportunity is for you.

We already have lockers in Seville, Madrid and Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, and soon in Valencia, Palma de Mallorca, Oviedo and Malaga. There is the possibility of opening more in these cities, but we still have many other options: Barcelona, Bilbao, Santiago de Compostela, Alicante or Ibiza are waiting for you!

6. Be your own boss

Opening a franchise with LOCK & enjoy! gives you all the benefits of being your own boss without the need to worry about the hardest aspects of business ownership.

You won’t have to create a brand, establish yourself on social media, create SEO optimised content for the internet, etc. You won’t have to deal with providers and think about how to get the business running. We’ll provide you with everything you need to focus on the process of launching.

Ultimately, the initial investment cost is much lower than starting a business from scratch.

7. Stability

The world is becoming increasingly global and cities are trying to draw in tourists throughout the year. This means that you’ll have a flow of customers throughout the year.

We know that it’s hard to save money so it’s important to make an investment in a project that is going to deliver benefits. Opening a LOCK & enjoy! franchise offers many of those guarantees. As a result, the locker will become a stable source of income for you.

In conclusion, if you are thinking on expanding your professional opportunities or want to invest in a successful and stable business, this is your opportunity. Get in contact with us and we’ll advise you on how to open your own LOCK & enjoy!

What to do in Las Canteras this spring?

Las Canteras

What to do in las Canteras this spring is a normal question. Feeling like a getaway this spring? At LOCK & enjoy! we have the perfect place: Las Canteras beach in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria. Discover all its secrets from the Alfredo Kraus Auditorium to La Puntilla.

3 activities for you to enjoy Las Canteras to the max with LOCK & enjoy!

Just a few minutes from the cruise ship dockyard, you’ll find one of the best urban beaches in Europe. Over three kilometres long with fine, golden sand, this beach is a joy to both locals and visitors. Store your luggage in the luggage locker at Las Palmas de Gran Canaria and come and enjoy the beach’s endless possibilities.

Waves for beginners at La Cícer

The area of La Cícer, near the southern side of the Alfredo Kraus Auditorium, has the biggest surfing atmosphere in the city. With dark sand, perfect waves and a youthful atmosphere, this area will bring out your most adventurous side.

If you’ve never done any surfing before, or if you’re just starting out, this is the perfect place for you. With no barrier reef on this side, the waves are very good for starting out in this particular sport. If you’re an expert surfer, you can always swim further towards the barrier to face new challenges.

Here, you’ll discover various surfing and bodyboarding schools where you can sign up for classes or rent any necessary gear. Even though swimming is not forbidden, you do need to read the recommendations for practising these sports. If you decide to swim here, make sure you don’t cross any surfers’ path!

The best culinary delights

If we continue walking along the promenade, at number 50 we’ll come to the Helados Peña La Vieja ice cream shop. This place is worshipped by both visitors and islanders alike. You just can’t continue on your way without stopping to try their handmade ice creams that they have been producing since 1963. It is famous for offering new flavours every season and for its refreshing horchata (tiger nut milk). You can enjoy its delicacies while watching the sea and contemplating the famous rock that inspired the name of this ice cream shop.

If you want an unforgettable experience, we have a suggestion that is only suitable for people with intrepid tastes. The National Geographic magazine ranked the El Diablo restaurant one of the six most impressive places in the world to eat. You can store your suitcase in our luggage locker in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria near the docks and take a boat to Lanzarote to enjoy this restaurant with its spectacular views.

What makes this place so special is its location in the Timanfaya National Park. This means that they can cook using the steam from the active volcano of the same name. From an unusual circular glass display, you have the opportunity to see how meats and seafood are roasted on the outdoor grill. But you certainly can’t leave without trying their version of papas con mojo (baked potatoes with dips) that is typical of the Canaries.

The secret of La Barra

It’s true that Las Canteras is famous for being an urban beach near the old town and shopping area in the island’s capital city. What many people do not know about La Barra is that a barrier reef that runs almost the entire length of the coast. It is there that its vast marine life hides. Hundreds of species of fish, molluscs, crustaceans and birds live off this small ecosystem.

What’s more, you can get up close to this unique barrier reef and discover the secrets that it holds with the following activities:

  • Scuba diving classes
  • Snorkelling
  • Transparent kayak tour

Enjoy the crystal-clear water without ties thanks to the lockers at LOCK & enjoy!

If you’re still wondering about coming and falling in love with Las Canteras this spring, search for “Locker near me” on your phone and you’ll find our lockers, where you can leave your belongings in safety at LOCK & enjoy!

Then you’ll know that your suitcases are safe and you’ll only need to worry about using sun cream. Playa Chica and Muro Barrero are just opposite La Barra, which makes their water crystal-clear and the sea calm. That’s why they are perfect for having a dip, especially if you’re going with children, as they are very safe. Families usually come to this spot – and for good reason!

Another option is Playa Grande, where you can find children’s parks, nets for playing tennis or volleyball and access ramps to the shore and water for people with reduced mobility. It is perfect for swimming and you can find all the comforts you need just a few metres away.

In short, there’s no doubt that Las Canteras is the perfect holiday destination thanks to the islands’ good climate. Don’t miss the opportunity to escape for a few days this spring to try something different, like surfing or sampling a volcanic barbeque. Remember that your luggage will be safe in our lockers at LOCK & enjoy!

Things to see in the Alameda de Hércules

Wine at Alameda de Hércules

Seville is a city full of interesting, beautiful spots such as the Alameda de Hércules. In fact, there lots of things to see in the Alameda de Hércules. If you’re visiting the capital of Andalusia, you simply can’t miss this area brimming in history, art and culture. LOCK & enjoy! is a locker service in Seville that you can trust, and we’re going to give you the lowdown on this area and its must-see sights. Shall we begin?

The Alameda de Hércules: origins and name

Today, the Alameda de Hércules is one of the epicentres of the city of Seville. However, this hasn’t always been the case. It dates from all the way back in 1574, when the garden was created in what had been the bed of the river Guadalquivir. Over 400 years of history make this the oldest public garden in Europe. No time at all!

This great masterpiece, that was to become the Sevillian aristocracy’s favourite spot to take a stroll, was built by the  Count of Barajas. It is no surprise that other cities around the world wanted to replicate its grandeur. It inspired, for instance,  the Alameda Central in Mexico City and the Alameda de los Descalzos in Lima.

And the name? It owes its name to the columns that stand sentinel at the southern entrance. Or, to be more precise, to one of the statues that stands atop one of these architectural features. This is, of course, the Roman demigod Hercules. The other statue is of Julius Caesar, both works by sculptor Diego de Pesquera. In 1764, two new columns were added to the opposite entrance. On them stand two lions holding the coats of arms of Seville and Spain.

Spots and sights you must see during your visit

The Alameda de Hércules is full of life and activity. This is a favourite spot for markets, concerts, open-air festivals, exhibitions and much more. There are also all types of shops and services including LOCK & enjoy! where you can keep your luggage if you need to during your stay in the city.

These are some of the area’s treasures. Pay attention!

Casa de las Sirenas

If you’re fascinated by historic houses, you’ll be enchanted by this beautiful nineteenth century mansion. With its obvious French influence, it takes its name from the sculptures that decorated one of its entrances. Although, we’ll let you in on a secret; they weren’t really sirens, but Egyptian sphinxes. Nowadays, this handsome building is used as a civic centre.

A tribute to flamenco

One of the main charms of the Alameda is that it was here that many flamenco legends began, including Manolo Caracol and La Niña de los Peines. The cafés and patios served as the best stages in the world for the finest talents and the magic of flamenco. Leave your luggage at LOCK & enjoy! lockers in Seville and take a stroll to explore the many monuments that pay homage to the greats of the world of flamenco.

Casa de Bécquer

Did you know that one of Spain’s greatest poets was born right here on 17 February 1836? If you enjoy literature and the arts in general, you’ll be very interested to see the birthplace of Gustavo Adolfo Bécquer on Calle Conde Barajas.

Tapas bars

The Alameda distinguishes itself by being the best place in Seville to go for tapas or to enjoy a drink and soak up the wonderful atmosphere. There is a huge variety of great cafés and restaurants. Here are some of our favourites:

  • Las Columnas. Alameda de Hércules, 19. This is definitely one of the most popular spot. It’s known for its exquisite snacks such as the montadito de pringá, a type of stewed meat and sausage on bread. So how about it?
  • Arte y Sabor. Alameda de Hércules, 85. Cutting-edge, contemporary food is also on offer throughout this area and Arte y Sabor is the best place to find it. You’ll be amazed by its modern Mediterranean-inspired tapas.

LGTBI+ spots

Another of the attractions of the Alameda de Hércules is its transformation into a cutting-edge cultural mecca thanks to the influence of the LGTBI+ community. This is the reason why the area has become a hotspot for new trends and fashion in the city.

You’ll find a whole host of places frequented by the LGBTI+ community here.

  • Discoteca Ítaca (Amor de Dios, 31).
  • El Bosque Animado Café (Arias Montano, 5).
  • Men to Men Bar (Trajano, corner of Delgado, 1).

We hope that you’ve taken note of all the recommendations that we at LOCK & enjoy! have for you. The Alameda de Hércules is one of the city’s most special spots so you’ve really got to see it for yourself. Make your visit a much more enjoyable and practical experience with the LOCK & enjoy! locker service.

Discovering Malasaña: The most surprising spots in this Madrid district

Discover Malasaña in Madrid

It’s time for discovering Malasaña and everything it offers us. The famous district of Malasaña is tucked away behind Gran Vía, between Calle Fuencarral and Calle San Bernardo. At LOCK & enjoy! we want you to enjoy everything on offer here without having to lug your bags around with you. Leave your belongings at our lockers in Madrid and have fun!

Malasaña, a district with real charm

This district is super-popular with young people at the moment. Its hipster cafés, trendy bars and vintage fashion shops make this the place to be. This hasn’t always been the case.

A district with a story

This area was originally known as el Barrio de las Maravillas – the District of Miracles. The name came from the picture of Our Lady of Miracles at the Carmelite Convent located on the square now known as Plaza del Dos de Mayo.

Its transformation came during the Franco era with the birth of the so-called Movida Madrileña. Big names in the music scene of the time were born in its bars and pubs as the area began to take over from Barcelona as the centre of the progressive movement. Young people were soaking up the feeling of freedom which lives on in the district’s streets today.

Why is it called that?

Manuela Malasaña was a young seamstress, admired for her boldness. She was killed during the 2nd May uprising. Although there are various stories about her death, the two most accepted ones are:

  • She was killed on the square defending herself from some soldiers who were trying to attack her.
  • She died while bringing ammunition to her father who was fighting the French.

Whatever the real story, this heroine made her mark on the district so deeply that it took on her name.

Discover the most unique spots in Malasaña with LOCK & enjoy!

We know that if you come to Madrid, you’ll love this part of the city centre. At LOCK & enjoy! we provide lockers in the district of Malasaña  so you can concentrate on having fun. Here are some of our favourite spots.

Delish Vegan Doughnuts

This joint started life as a small family business, the first to make  vegan doughnuts in Madrid. Today, they have two branches with a welcoming atmosphere and different options, sweet and savoury. Whether or not you’re a vegan, a visit to sample its products, freshly homemade every day, is a must. The menu is updated every month. It always has some surprising and distinctive flavours on offer: passion fruit and ube, banana and peanut, cherry tart, etc.

Pantha Rei

The name of this bookshop comes from an expression by Heraclitus which means “everything flows”. It can be found at 7 Calle Hernán Cortez and specialises in  illustration, design, drawing, photography, graphic novels, and more. If you’re interested in the arts, you should visit as there’s always a small exhibition on there. In addition, they put on workshops in storytelling, embroidery, etc. and dogs are allowed.

Ay Mi Madre!

This small eatery near the Plaza Dos de Mayo has been serving up slices of pizza and pasties to young passer-by since 2009. The Argentinian owners have stuck to their mission of offering quality food at prices accessible to everyone. Even though this is a tiny place, it is worth waiting to sample its Milaneses, humita pastries and delicious thin- and crunchy-based pizzas. It also offers vegan options both on the menu and specials board.

Café Libertad 8

Originally a dairy and later a wine shop, the original structure of this café hasn’t changed since 1976. Its history is linked to the left-wing political parties PCE and CNT, and since 1994, it has been a mecca for singer-songwriters and poets. Amaral, Carlos Chaouen, Marwan and Pedro Pastor have all sung in the intimate atmosphere of this tiny bar. You can head there for a drink or to see an interesting gig or recital and take your place in the cultural scene of the moment.

Elektra Comic

If you like comics, you’ll be in your element here! You’ll find this specialist bookshop at the corner of Calle San Bernardo, in number 20. Its extensive catalogue includes Spanish, European, American and Asian publications. You’re sure to find any comic or manga that you’re looking for here. There’s also comic-related merch and the ever-popular Funko Pop figures.

Madrid Me Mata

If you’re feeling nostalgic for the 1980’s, you’ll love this Movida Madrileña bar-museum. It has three interconnecting rooms with different vibes as well as a basement. Each has bars and premium cocktail service. Inside, you’ll be surrounded by objects, instruments, photos and posters donated by artists including Pedro Almodóvar and El Hortelano. The music played here is carefully curated. The playlist includes 1980’s Spanish pop as well as pop and rock classics such as the Beatles, David Bowie and Los Ronaldos.

As you will have noticed, there is always something to do or a new spot to discover in Malasaña. That’s why you should remember to book a locker in Madrid. Keep your luggage at LOCK & enjoy! and have fun without having to worry about your bags.

Seville is buzzing with music and sport in May!: Unmissable events

Music in Seville!

There’s no doubt that there are many great reasons to visit Seville in spring. In fact, Seville is buzzing with music and sport in May. The music and sports events taking place in May, to name but a few.  LOCK & enjoy! doesn’t want you to miss out on any of the incredible events that are just around the corner. Keep reading to learn about the entertainment on offer in Seville at this time of year!

What festivals and events are being held in May?

Now that the good weather is here, it’s the perfect time to finally kick off the season of open-air festivals and concerts. Once again, Seville is ready to offer top-class performances to locals and visitors alike. If you’re thinking of coming to the city soon, LOCK & enjoy! gives you a rundown of some of the reasons why this would be a good idea.

Interestelar 2023 and other concerts

One of the highlights is, without doubt, Festival Interestelar Sevilla, now being held for the fifth time. This is one of the most eagerly awaited events for fans of indie music. This year it will be held in Centro Andaluz de Arte Contemporáneo (CAAC) on 19th and 20th May.

Interestelar Sevilla

Interestelar Sevilla

This year’s line-up includes major artists such as the Madrid band, Vetusta Morla, Iván Ferreiro and Guille Milkyway with La Casa Azul. They are joined by other renowned names such as La La Love You, Ladilla Rusa, Niña Polaca, Sidonie and Viva Suecia, among others.

As well as the best  indie music, Interestelar has lots of other experiences in store for the whole family: workshops, exhibitions or gastronomic events, among others.

If indie music isn’t your thing, don’t worry. Other concerts to suit all tastes round off the entertainment on offer in May:

  • Hombres G. One of the country’s most iconic bands, Hombres G, will take to the stage on 27th May in the Live Sur Stadium. This is an incredible chance for you to soak up the country’s pop-rock vibe from the 80s.
  • Luz Casal. A stone’s throw from the LOCK & enjoy! luggage storage lockers in Seville, in the Cartuja Center Cite to be precise, Luz Casal will showcase new tunes on 19th May.
  • Gansos Rosas. If you’re a fan of the legendary rock band Guns N´Roses, on 20th May you can rock out to their songs with this tribute band at Sala Even.

King’s Cup Final

Another event that will light up the city is the King’s Cup Final. This match will be held on the 6th May in the La Cartuja de Sevilla stadium. If you’re a football fan, don’t miss out on the final between Real Madrid and Osasuna. Who will lift the cup?

Final Copa del Rey Estadio de La Cartuja

Tips on how to enjoy music to the max in Seville

To make your concert and festival experience even better, check out these LOCK & enjoy! tips. Take note!

  • Plan ahead. There’s a lot to see and do at festivals and gigs, so it’s a good idea to plan when your favourite artists will hit the stage so you can manage your time better. When you’ve got it worked out, put your schedule as the background on your phone so you’ll have it at hand at all times!
  • Choose a meeting point beforehand. Going to the concert with friends? Then decide on the meeting point. Remember that there might not be phone coverage or you might run out of battery. So, the smartest thing would be to agree on somewhere to meet. But choose somewhere that isn’t crowded, otherwise you won’t find each other.
  • Bring only the basics. There’s nothing better than travelling light so you can dance, jump and enjoy yourself with complete peace of mind. We recommend a small rucksack or bum bag for your essentials: mobile, wallet, tissues and sun cream. You can leave the rest of your belongings in a luggage storage locker in Seville. With extremely practical spaces where you can store your suitcase with complete peace of mind. These are located in strategic areas around the city, so, if need be, you can go pick something up quickly.
  • Stay hydrated. Dancing, jumping, standing for hours on end and the heat cause considerable physical strain. Don’t forget to hydrate frequently so you can keep going for longer.
  • Sun cream. This city is renowned for its brilliant sunshine. Protect yourself from the sun’s rays whether you’re here to do a spot of sightseeing or for the open-air festivals. As well as putting on sun cream, you should also wear sunglasses and a hat.

Enjoy the city!

Ready to groove to the best music and the incredible vibes that await you in Seville in May? Remember you can trust LOCK & enjoy! and our lockers in Seville to really make the most of the experience. Very close to these events you will find our locations of: ALAMEDA, ARENAL and DUQUE.

And if you still have time left to enjoy the city, don’t forget to take a look at our ENJOY! section, to enjoy the best activities and experiences in the city.

The Madrid Marathon, keep your luggage safe!

guardar maletas en Madrid

Did you know that the Madrid Marathon is one of the biggest sporting events in the city? Every year, thousands of runners from all over the world come together to take part in the race and enjoy this unique event. The route passes through some of the capital’s most iconic locations and the atmosphere is super-exciting. But beware. With all this excitement, you might have a problem: where to store your suitcase in Madrid so you can enjoy the race? LOCK & enjoy!, the cheapest option for storing your suitcases in Atocha. Keep your luggage safe during the Madrid

All about the Madrid Marathon

Nobody wants to miss the Madrid Marathon. Now in its 45th year, each race is a party and runners come from all over the world to take part in the experience.

The best thing about this sporting event is that it is not just a race, but a unique day. During the race, you will be able to enjoy some of the most iconic sights in the city, surrounded by an incredible energy that will motivate you to keep going.

But, as we always say, safety first. Make sure that you take care of your belongings, leaving them safely at LOCK & enjoy!, and that you are in the best physical condition to avoid any kind of mishap. We don’t want anything to spoil this great celebration of sport!

So, if you are a dedicated runner or just want to experience this unique event, don’t miss the next Madrid Marathon! We’re sure you’ll have a great time and, who knows, you might even manage to beat your personal best. Get ready for the big race!

What’s On

There is a lot going on at theMadrid Marathon 2023. Throughout the weekend, you will enjoy activities for all tastes. For example, on the Friday before the marathon, 21 April, the Expo Deporte will take place at IFEMA, an exhibition showcasing all kinds of products and services related to running.

And Sunday is the big day, the day of the Madrid Marathon! The start will be at 9 am in Plaza de Gregorio Marañón on Paseo de la Castellana and the finish line will be located on Paseo de Recoletos between Plaza de Cibeles and Plaza de Colón. There are several options for participants, ranging from the full marathon to the 10 km race. The course is designed so that you can enjoy incredible views of some of the city’s most iconic sights as you run.

Remember, the most important thing is to enjoy the experience and take care of your safety. Don’t forget to stay well hydrated and wear comfortable clothes and shoes.

Join the more than 39,000 runners from all over the world who start the race every year! Don’t miss out!

What is the route?

Recorrido ZURICH


After the start on the Paseo de la Castellana, the runners will head to the Santiago Bernabeu Stadium, home of Real Madrid. Afterwards, you will visit some of the most famous spots in the city, such as Retiro Park, Gran Vía and Puerta del Sol.

But that’s not all, you’ll also run through the neighbourhood of La Latina, famous for its bars and restaurants, and the historic Malasaña neighbourhood, which is known for being the centre of alternative culture in Madrid and where you’ll find LOCK & enjoy! Malasaña.

In addition, the Madrid Marathon 2023 is full of surprises and excitement. You will be able to enjoy the energy of the other runners and the festive atmosphere all around you.

Other distances

Not ready to run the 42 km Madrid Marathon? Don’t worry, because the organisers have also thought about people who do shorter distances. On 23 April, you can enjoy the Half Marathon (21 kilometres), which also starts at 9am, and the 10k, which starts at 8am.

And where should you leave your suitcase? LOCK & enjoy! is the solution

LOCK & enjoy! is a luggage storage solution based in Madrid and other major cities in Spain and the world. Our aim is to make life easier for visitors. We want to help you find a safe place to leave your suitcases and other belongings while you enjoy a nice walk, some shopping or some delicious tapas. Or while you take part in the Madrid Marathon!

In Madrid you will find two LOCK & enjoy! centres, one in Atocha station and the other in the central neighbourhood of Malasaña. If you want to use them, all you have to do is go to our website and make your reservation. Choose the location and the size of the locker in which you want to store your belongings and the method of payment. That’s how easy it is to keep your luggage safe while you enjoy the city!

Seville in springtime 8 things to do in Seville this season

Beutiful places at Seville!

Seville is a magnificent destination for a getaway at any time of the year, but spring is the perfect time to visit. The sunlight that illuminates the city has a special glow and the scent of orange blossom wafts round every corner. So, here we show 8 ideas for enjoying Seville in the springtime. If you decide to visit Seville this spring, we at LOCK & enjoy! will take care of your luggage so the only thing you have to do is have fun.

8 ideas for enjoying Seville in the springtime

There are so many things to do in Seville during the springtime. Strolls through the city centre or parks, sightseeing and soaking in the atmosphere of the Feria de Abril are some of our recommendations.

María Luisa Park

You’ll find it in full bloom and at its best this time of year. Lose yourself among the region’s endemic flora and plants from other regions. Visit the famous statue of Gustavo Adolfo Bécquer and stroll amongst the lotus ponds and the gazebos that surround them.

If you’re here on the third Sunday of the month, pay a visit to the market stalls. You’ll find the latest fashions, arts and crafts and decorations in this area of the park.

Mansion houses

The city boasts a wide variety of mansion houses, symbols of the splendour of the age of commercial routes to the Americas. Built in a range of architectural styles, such as Moorish and Renaissance, you’ll see excellent examples of these grandiose mansions at the Palacio de Dueñas, Casa de Pilatos and Casa Palacio de Salinas. You’ll be charmed by any of these buildings, which will take you on a journey through time.

You won’t be able to stay in these houses, but you will be able to leave your suitcase at our lockers in Seville so you can enjoy your visit to the max.

How about a bike ride?

If you like getting about on two wheels, spring is the perfect time to be in Seville. The sunshine isn’t too hot and the temperature is just right for a bike ride that won’t finish you off! Set your own pace on your bike or book a tour with a company who will take you to the city’s most iconic spots.

Whatever you do, don’t worry about your backpack or suitcase – you can keep them in our lockers in Seville.

La Alameda

If you want to get away a bit from traditional Seville, head to the Alameda de Hércules neighbourhood. This is one of the city’s trendiest districts, where you can eat in any type of restaurant and listen to flamenco or watch a variety of performances at the Espacio Santa Clara.

Fine Arts Museum

If you’re looking to do a spot of sightseeing and fancy heading somewhere quiet and cool the Museo de Bellas Artes (Fine Arts Museum) is for you. This is one of the country’s most significant art galleries. You can find paintings by some of Spain’s finest artists such as Murillo and Zurbarán. Find out about the temporary exhibitions – there could well be something that interests you.

The Feria de Abril

This festival is a must if you are in Seville while it’s on. Here are some tips to bear in mind:

  • You don’t need deck yourself out in flamenco gear, but if you want to add some Seville-style flair to your outfit, a hat (for men) or a flower in your hair (for women) will do the trick.
  • Get into the rhythm of the dancing and music. Enjoy the food on offer and try some local specialities.
  • Book your accommodation in time; Seville will be full of tourists.
  • The marquees are private but you’ll find some for tourists. You can still enjoy the party even if you don’t have any friends in Seville.
  • Join in with the crowds unencumbered and forget all about your suitcases and bags. LOCK & enjoy Seville has lockers with your name on. Remember to book your locker – the huge influx of people during the Feria de Abril could make it harder to find one nearby.

The district of Triana

You simply can’t go to Seville and not visit Triana. The coming of spring awakens the area from its winter lethargy and the streets come alive once more. Head to the Guadalquivir and enjoy the views of the river and the Torre del Oro (Golden Tower) in the background. It’s all even more beautiful if you visit as night falls, with the setting sun adding its special magic to the scene.

Opera Trail

A number of composers, including Mozart, Verdi and Bizet used Seville as the setting for their operas. Follow in the footsteps of Carmen or Don Juan and lose yourself in the places where their stories were set. There are a couple of routes that will delight opera lovers.

These are some of our ideas but there are plenty of other things to do in Seville, to suit all tastes. If you’re coming to visit this marvellous city, remember that LOCK & enjoy! offers lockers in Seville.

Discover the best free museums in Madrid

Cibeles at Madrid

Madrid is a city of art and culture. In fact, if you’re considering a trip to Madrid, we at LOCK & enjoy! can give you the lowdown on the very best free museums in the city. Book one of our lockers in Madrid and you won’t have to worry about where to store your suitcase.

Madrid is a city of art and culture – Discover 5 completely free museums in Madrid

The Prado Museum

The Prado Museum first opened its doors in 1819 and has been one of the most famous galleries in the country ever since. Its renown is well-earned as it houses a collection of artworks of incomparable value related to the history of Spain.

The periods represented by its works stretch from the mediaeval to the twentieth century and a wide variety of styles and genres are on display. During your visit you can take in the paintings, vignettes, drawings, sculptures, photographs and other artworks.

It is open for free visits from Monday to Saturday from 6pm to 8pm. You can also enter free-of-charge on Sundays between 5pm and 7pm. Normally you have to queue to enter for free so we recommend you turn up early.

We offer lockers in Madrid at Atocha train station so that you can immerse yourself in art without any worries. The Prado Museum is close to the station – it only takes a few minutes to get there on foot.

The Museum of Romanticism

This place is located at Calle San Mateo 13, right in the heart of the district of Malasaña. It is housed in a reconstructed mansion and portrays the lives and customs of the Spanish bourgeoisie during the Romantic period.

Follow the red carpeted staircase to be transported into the past. During your visit you can take in works of art donated by the founder Benigno de la Vega-Inclán and other collaborators. You’ll also see carefully decorated rooms, including dining rooms, drawing rooms and bedchambers from the period.

Free entry is on Saturdays only, from 2pm. However, entrance tickets aren’t expensive (around €3) if you want to visit at another time.

You’ll find a locker in the city of Madrid in Malasaña so you can leave your belongings safely.

The Reina Sofía Museum

This museum is just a few minutes’ walk from the Prado, so you could really see it as its extension. It’s dedicated to contemporary art. Here you’ll find works by globally renowned artists such as Pablo Picasso, Salvador Dalí and Joan Miró.

Although it houses an extremely extensive collection, the most visited painting is Picasso’s Guernica. However, we recommend that you set aside a couple of hours for your visit. You can enter for free on Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays from 7pm to 9pm. It also opens free-of-charge on Sundays from 12:30 to 2:30pm.

If you pass Retiro Park on your way, you can also see its galleries. They normally house exhibitions by current artists. Access is completely free of charge from 10am to 7pm from Monday to Sunday.


This is a social and cultural centre in the Barrio de las Letras. It hosts temporary exhibitions, so it always has something new on offer. It also puts on activities, workshops and tours for families. This is a great way for the youngest members of the family to learn and have fun at the same time.

The vertical garden at the entrance was designed by botanist and painter Patrick Blanc. It was the first one in Madrid and is made up of over 15,000 plants, covering 460 square metres.

Entrance is free for children under sixteen and CaixaBank customers but you do need to book on the internet. However, entrance is free on the local festival days of San Isidro (15/05) and Nuestra Señora de la Almudena (09/11), as well as on World Museum Day (18/05),

The Metro Museums

This unique group of museums guide us through the history of the Madrid metro. It is made up of:

  • TheNave de Motores de Pacífico, which exhibits the diesel engines and original machinery from the metro.
  • Chamberí station takes you on a trip to the fifties with its original tiles and posters.
  • At Chamartín station you’ll find an exhibition of historical metro trains. You’ll be amazed by the well-preserved, attractive carriages.
  • At Caños del Peral you’ll learn about the history of the public fountains that replaced the cisterns and the beginning of the sewage system.
  • The Vestíbulo de Pacífico was totally refurbished in keeping with the architectural style and original decor from its opening in 1923.

Entrance to all these museums is free with your metro ticket. Guided tours are also on offer at no charge.

Lockers in Madrid provided by LOCK & enjoy! are strategically located in two key areas – Atocha station and the central area of Malasaña. You can place your luggage in our lockers and head out to enjoy all these museums knowing that your belongings are in good hands.

What to see in Gran Canaria?

Gran Canaria!

Gran Canaria is a gorgeous island that offers a whole host of ways to have a good time. And although relaxing on the beach, enjoying the sun and the sea is a highly appealing prospect, there is so much more to discover. Las Palmas de Gran Canaria is a hidden gem of a city. Don’t miss out – make sure you spend some time here. LOCK & enjoy! will take care of your luggage. Leave it in our hands and discover how to enjoy of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria!

Discover how to enjoy of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria

Whatever you’re into, you’re bound to find something that you’ll love in this city. From the old town to the beach and from the fisherman’s district to the auditorium, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria has something for everyone.


This is one of the city’s oldest areas. The district of Vegueta is a great area to explore on foot as its streets are cobblestoned and therefore, mainly pedestrianised. You’ll find a wide variety of historical buildings, such as Casa de Colón (Columbus House) and Santa Ana cathedral, presiding over the plaza of the same name.

Without a shadow of a doubt, the best thing you can do to take in what this district has to offer is to lose yourself in its streets. Some of them in particular are well worth a visit, such as Calle Pelota and Calle de los Balcones; you’ll soon find out how this street got its name when you get there. The market is another of the spots you shouldn’t forget to visit. It’s one of the oldest in the city and you can sample a cornucopia of exquisite local produce there.

San Cristóbal

This neighbourhood, which you’ll find in the south of the city, is a wonderful example of a fisherman’s district. Colourful fisherman’s cottages set right on the edge of the ocean help this zone, which isn’t as full of life and activity as it was 150 years ago, retain its picturesque style and maritime soul. The Tower of San Pedro Mártir, which was built to defend the city from enemy ships, dominates this part of Las Palmas. Head this way if you want to try local food and if you’re looking for high-quality fresh fish.

Although this district is a little distance from the city centre, your luggage won’t be a problem; LOCK & enjoy! offers a storage solution for your suitcase.

Caldera de Bandama

If you love walking and the great outdoors, you can’t miss the Caldera de Bandama. This crater lies in the middle of the triangle formed by the municipalities of Santa Brígida, Telde and Las Palmas de Gran Canaria. It features:

  • A depression 216 metres deep.
  • A 1100-metre diameter.
  • A 3 km circular walk that will take you past the Las Goteras and Guiniguada ravines.

This is good wine country, so you’ll find a multitude of cellars here especially around Santa Brígida. This is classed as a Protected Natural Space due to its exceptional geological value and its variety of flora and fauna.

Take a small backpack with a sandwich and some water with you and leave the rest at our luggage lockers and we’ll look after it for you.

The trail around El Confital beach

El Confital is an urban beach. However, although it is easy to get to both on foot and by car, it isn’t super-busy. It’s a natural area without services, although it attracts surfers due to what they call El Confital’s right-hander, a wave that trends to the right with some unusual features. In fact, a number of surfing competitions have been held here.

El Confital is a great starting point for a walk through the nature reserve of La Isleta. Yet another of this beach’s attractions is its sunset. Take time to enjoy the ocean and the sun setting over the volcano of El Teide on Tenerife. Leave your bags in a LOCK & enjoy! locker, slip off your shoes and sit and enjoy the occasion.

Auditorio Alfredo Kraus

This auditorium, named in honour of one of La Palma’s most celebrated citizens, is well worth a visit. If you don’t get the opportunity to watch a performance, at least go in to take a look inside. The building is highly colourful and adorned with sculptures that pay homage to the sea.

The Sala Sinfónica is worth a visit too. It has an enormous, 100 metre-square window, looking out over the depths of the Atlantic so you can enjoy the view while listening to the music.

Las Palmas de Gran Canaria has a whole lot more than just beaches to offer. Enjoy everything that this marvellous city has to offer, and if you’re wondering if there are any lockers around,remember that LOCK & enjoy! has the solution for your luggage.

Spanish omelette for everyone! Discover the best restaurants in Seville

Tortilla de patatas

Spanish omelette for everyone! Is there anything more popular in Spain than a Spanish omelette (tortilla de patatas)? Probably not. The reason: it’s delicious and in the centre of Seville they know that. As such – and because World Spanish Omelette Day will take place on 9th March – we want to reveal the places in Seville that make it the best.

Spanish omelette for everyone while visiting Seville

If you’re thinking about doing some sightseeing in the capital of Andalusia, there will certainly be many places that you’d like to visit. So that you don’t faint on the way, what better thing than to make a stop to regain your strength and try one of the most famous Spanish dishes of all time: the Spanish omelette (tortilla de patatas).

Las tortillas de Eva

This restaurant is specialised in both Spanish omelettes and different garnishes so that you can have your meal with your favourite side. It also offers an enormous variety of recipes that you can also take away to eat wherever you want.

Bar Santa Marta

Found in the centre of Seville, this bar’s specialty is this particular dish. The enormous flavour of its omelettes, as well as their juiciness, wins over all who try them. If you prefer to take it away to taste it while visiting some of the most well-known routes around Seville, there won’t be any issue.

Bodeguita Casablanca

This place is very popular as it has a culinary specialty that, if you haven’t already tried, you really must: the tortilla a la whisky. And if it has been freshly made, you’ll find it hard not to have seconds.


This particular establishment in the capital of Andalusia serves a delicious Spanish omelette alongside a very generous portion of salsa alioli (garlic mayonnaise). Even though there are many who believe that it’s so good it doesn’t need a side of any kind, what’s true is that it is a magnificent combination.

Real Venta Pilín

Set in the Tablada neighbourhood, this place offers you the chance to enjoy a good portion of omelette, surrounded by vegetation and in complete peace. However, you don’t have to try it in the setting itself. It’s also possible to buy it to enjoy its incredible flavour during your travels around Seville.

‘El Tete’ Cafe and Grocer’s

This establishment is especially famous in Seville’s Aljarafe region, as it’s one of the places to make the most portions of Spanish omelette every day in this city. The combinations to sample are almost infinite, including omelette with peppers and onion, omelette with chorizo and garlic, omelette with tuna and omelette with vegetables.

Bar José Luis

Freshly made in just a moment. That’s how they serve omelettes in this bar in the centre of Seville. On top of that, everyone likes them – both those who prefer them runny and those who eat them more set, as they prepare them to perfection.


This place stands out for the giant Spanish omelette with peppers and onion that they make and serve along with mayonnaise. If you’re visiting Seville, leave your luggage in our LOCK & enjoy! locker and find this establishment to sample this dish. It will make your mouth water!

‘El Kilómetro 1’ Meals

In this establishment, apart from making all kinds of hot foods, cold foods and even stews, they make delicious Spanish omelettes every day. They are so good that you need to book in advance to make sure you don’t miss out.

Blanco Cerrillo

Even though this place in the centre of Seville is well-known, above all, for its delicious, marinated anchovies, their Spanish omelette is also well worth a try. Ask for a tapa of each and savour them peacefully in the must-visit bar.

A Lembranza

This Galician restaurant serves omelette in the Betanzos style – essentially, with no onion, a little underdone and very juicy. What’s more, it’s so underdone that the egg spills over the plate. What a treat!

A las dos y pico

Omelettes are a specialty in this place, and they have a special feature: they’re square. You can order all kinds of flavours: peppers, garlic and parsley, chorizo, with or without onion, garlic prawns or cured ham, among others. Whatever the choice, your palate will be delighted.

Visit Seville in comfort

Now that you know where to enjoy a delicious Spanish omelette in the centre of Seville and its surroundings, you’ll definitely want to make it as comfortable as possible. To make your experience memorable, at LOCK & enjoy! we offer a locker service to make your travels around Seville perfect. You’ll find us at different points in the city or next to the train stations 24 hours a day. So, you’ll have no problems with keeping your luggage completely safe and enjoying the “special colour” of this destination.