A stormtrooper outfit, 6ft Christmas tree and a wedding cake among the unusual items left behind at Peterborough Travelodges.

A series of highly unusual items were left behind Travelodge hotel rooms in Peterborough in 2021.

By Ben Jones
Wednesday, 12th January 2022, 4:58 am
The Travelodge in Alwalton.
The Travelodge in Alwalton.

Given the rise in popularity of staycations last year, Travelodge hotel staff noticed a significant rise in items being left behind in their hotels.

Following an audit of the Lost and Found offices in the city, a list has been released of some of the extraordinary items left behind in the city’s three Travelodges, as well as a fourth in Spalding.

These are:

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- A five tier wedding cake (Central)

- A 6ft Christmas tree with decorations and Nutcracker soldiers (Eye Green)

- A set of medals (Central)

- A collection of bespoke perfumes (Alwalton)

- A set of company accounts (Spalding)

- A wedding guest book full of messages (Central)

- A handwritten book of cake recipes (Alwalton)

- A large Pikachu figurine (Spalding)

- A Storm Trooper outfit (Central)

- A marble chess set (Eye Green)

Shakila Ahmed, Travelodge Spokeswoman, said: “In 2021, following Freedom Day, we welcomed back millions of customers to our 582 UK Travelodge hotels including our hotels in Peterborough, and we saw a significant increase in bookings.

“This has led to a range of interesting items being left behind by our customers across our UK hotels. This year’s Lost & Found audit includes a rise in holiday themed items, wedding props, precious sentimental items, smart gadgets and beloved pets. This includes a 6ft flower arch made from white roses, a Chewbacca costume, a collection of Roald Dahl books and even a groom!

“When it comes to why so many of our customers forget their treasured items, it’s basically due to us all being time poor, juggling multiple tasks and being in a hurry to get from A to B. In the rush, valuable possessions are easily forgotten.”

Across the whole country, some of the most unusual items left behind included a 6ft Donut wall with hundreds of donuts in Plymouth, a 90-year-old coin collection in Derby, a Pomsky called Beyonce in Manchester, a hoverboard in Bristol, and a space suit in Nottingham.