Lockson was established in 1944.

Lockson was established in London by cousins Lionel Lockhart and Harold Adamson quickly becoming internationally renowned for its expertise in the packing and forwarding of fine art and antiques.


Today Lockson still remains a family owned and controlled company, currently operating in London and in New York.


After Lionel’s untimely death, Anne took over as Chairperson a position that she held until 1997, when her son, Adam Lockhart was appointed as Managing Director.


Our clients say:

Thank you both for orchestrating our move so capably and effortlessly.
You may rest assured that we will always recommend you (if you want this sort of business!) and I hope Christie's gives you all the work you want in perpetuity.

New York >> Edinburgh

The goods arrived in very good order, were cleared from Customs easily, and are now in my home. Everything was in perfect condition and soundly packed which helped them to survive the journey!! Thank you. Again, Jane, a really big, big thanks to you for how helpful you have been to me during the last few years. You have made it possible for me to have the home that I wanted! I owe you a big favour when you come to Thailand!!!

Mr Hasan,
London >> Bangkok

If only all companies worked so well on time, pleasant and efficient - my life would be transformed. Thank you

New York >> London

Box arrived and everything was excellently packed,please thank the team. Best wishes.

London >> Sydney

We have unpacked the last teapot, and everything is in beautiful shape, as always.Please express out appreciation to everyone. That is a lot of work! We are really looking forward to June and seeing Ardingly for the first time in about 12 years. Thank you for everything that you do. Regards

Mary Ann and Spencer,
London >> Dallas

Once again, a big "thank you" to you and all the guys for such expeditious handling and getting it to us so soon. It really helped also that it just "flew" through customs.

London >> Maryland

Just wanted to thank you, my furniture arrived today all in fine condition. The local company here in Naples were also very helpful. Thank you for everything.

London >> Naples

Items received in good order. I must congratulate Lockson for a job very well done. I would recommend your services to anybody who need international shipments of valuable and fragile items. Thank you

Mr Soo,
London >> Singapore

1944: Lockson was founded in London by Lionel Lockhart

He combined his passions for art & antiques with his great knowledge of transport & shipping to start
what was to become his life-long enterprise.

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At Lockson we pack, store and transport your personal effects, art & antiques with the utmost care and attention to detail...

1987-1997 Lionel’s wife Anne took over as Chair of the company

"A period of moving the company forward especially in the UK-USA trade lane."

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Unit 1, Heath Park Industrial Estate,

Freshwater Road Chadwell Heath, RM8 1RX

T:(0)20 8597 2889

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1997: Adam became Managing Director of Lockson

"My aim is to continue my father’s vision for Lockson and to drive the company forward"