We collect and store property found on the following services:
Find out about property lost on boats, piers, trams and other services.
If you have lost something on a bus in the past two days, contact the operator.
We do not take enquiries for individual Oyster cards or photocards. Please see the following information on how to replace your lost card:
It can take up to 7 working days for us to collect and catalogue an item.
We will let you know if we think we have your item, or if we need more information. We ask that you don't contact us unless we have let you know that we have found your item.
We keep items for a maximum of 3 months from the date of loss. Money (except for that found in Black Cabs) can be claimed up to 12 months from the date of loss.
Once we have confirmed that we have found and catalogued your property, it may be collected from our offices at Baker Street. Items received from stations and garages may not be immediately available for collection, so check in advance. It will cost you extra to send your items by courier.
We charge a fee to help cover the cost of collecting and storing your property and will require valid identification before we release goods for collection or delivery.
If you want someone else to collect the property on your behalf, you will need to provide a signed letter or authorisation email. We will reconfirm these details for you when validating your claim.
Property found in taxis is subject to an additional fee based on the value of the item. This award is given directly to the driver in recognition of their actions.
If an item is not claimed or matched to an enquiry within 3 months, it becomes the property of TfL.
We remove and securely destroy personal data from the item. After that, we either donate it to charity or recycle, dispose of or sell it.
Address: Lost Property Office, 200 Baker Street, London NW1 5RZ
Opening hours: 08:30 - 16:00 Monday to Friday (excluding bank holidays)
Phone: If we have told you that we may have found your property, call us on 0343 222 1234*
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. This is for general enquiries - we can't process lost property enquiries by email. You'll need to use our form for reporting lost items
Contact the boat operator
Phone: 020 8681 8300*
Address: London Trams Shop, 5 Suffolk House, George Street, Croydon, CR10 1PE
Opening hours: 09:00 - 17:00 Monday to Friday (excluding Bank Holidays)
We do not receive items that have been lost on National Rail services, licensed mini-cabs, coaches, tour buses or at airports. Please contact the relevant service operator to make an enquiry.