Use sufficient payment for the duration of your stay (maximum stay is four hours). The charges are £4 per hour, (coins accepted: £2, £1, 50p and 20p).
Cards accepted: American Express, MasterCard, Delta and Visa credit and debit cards.
Cashless payment PayByPhone can also be used. The following charges will apply:
Between 10p and 30p per transaction
Optional services like text reminders: 10p/text
Your network provider will make call charges in line with your price plan
Look out for the free PayByPhone application for smartphones.
An application or app is a piece of software that runs on smartphones/mobile devices. They connect the user to Internet services for easy use of the Internet on portable devices.
Check for suspension signs either on walls or posts. When bays are suspended this applies 24 hours a day, seven days a week or until the suspension is removed. Vehicles parked in suspended bays are likely to be removed to the car pound or moved to another street. Please contact the police for more information.
Look out for kerb markings and time plates that will indicate when the restrictions apply (loading/unloading is not allowed). Before loading or unloading at a new location you need to find out about loading restrictions in advance.
There is a London-wide ban at all times on parking on any part of the footway over which pedestrians have access, including privately owned areas.
Parking is not allowed on dropped kerbs and raised carriageways. They are installed in compliance with the Disability Discrimination Act at areas where there is a need for pedestrian or vehicle access to, from, or across a particular area. There is no legal requirement for signs at these points.
Disabled bays are for Blue and Red Badge holders only, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
The Blue Badge scheme does not apply in the City of London. This is because the City experiences particularly acute parking problems. However, the City of London operates its own independent concessionary scheme for people with disabilities who work or live in the City.
Blue Badge holders cannot park on yellow lines but should use our dedicated disabled parking bays or pay and display bays (an hour of free parking applies when a payment is made).
For more information go to our disabled badge holders page or the Blue Badge scheme.