A SIX-TIER wedding cake, important documents and a pair of vintage roller skates were among the items left behind in their rooms by hotel guests visiting Hampshire during 2018.

In addition to the wedding cake hotel operator Travelodge’s annual list of forgotten items includes a politician’s speech and paperwork for a racing yacht at its Southampton Central site.

At its other Southampton hotel, in Lodge Road, where the wedding cake and skates were abandoned, another guest checked out without taking a coin collection.

Up the M3 at Winchester, Travelodge guests left a set of gold false teeth, a jumbo Connect 4 game, a wedding photo album and a room full of ‘Happy Birthday’ balloons.

Nearly 19 million people annually staying in one of the UK’s 557 Travelodges, and half of those are business customers.

Shakila Ahmed, Travelodge spokeswoman, said: “We have seen a rise this year in important business papers, valuable items and lucky charms being left behind in our hotels.

“This includes a chest of semi-precious jewels, a rare bottle of vintage champagne, a Coutts cheque book and a 21-year-old lucky penny belonging to a CEO. When it comes to why so many customers forget their treasured items, there is one common theme, and that’s living in a fast and furious world. Where time is off the essence especially when getting from A to B and therefore valuable possessions are easily being forgotten.”

The chain has also seen a growing trend in forgetful pet owners.

An animal lover staying at Brighton Seafront Travelodge left behind their blue-eyed cockatoo called Brexit. At London Covent Garden three butterfly tail fish called Kim, Kourtney and Khloe were forgotten by a fashion designer.

A cat show enthusiast was so overjoyed that her two Persian cats called Moet and Chandon won best of show that she forgot them at Swindon Central.

A royal enthusiast from Houston, USA, staying at the London City Travelodge had to make a return journey from Heathrow airport and purchase a new airline ticket when she left behind her treasured Meghan Markle replica wedding dress.

Other items on the forgotten list were:

l A flat pack greenhouse and a life-size scarecrow – Bristol Central

l A gallon of water from the Loch Ness – Edinburgh Queen Street

l A 5ft teddy bear made of popcorn – Lincoln

l A glass eye – Manchester Trafford Park

The top 10 most forgotten items were: Chargers for mobile phones and laptops; tablet computers; mobile phones, business papers/notepads/ resentations; teddy bears; toiletry bags; drones; pyjamas; socks and ties and books.