A designated disabled parking bay
Blue Badge Holders
Visitors to the City
The Blue Badge Scheme does not apply in the City because of the pressure on parking spaces but we do have specific parking in the Square Mile for people with disabilities.
Where can Blue Badge holders park?
If you have a Blue Badge or your passenger has one, you can park in designated disabled bays and pay and display bays with conditions.
Designated disabled bays
Over 200 bays are available for Blue Badge holders. These can be used for four hours on weekdays. There is no time limit at the weekend. Around St Bartholomew's Hospital the bays can be used for six hours on weekdays. See our map of disabled bays in the City of London
Pay and display bays with conditions
Blue Badge holders can park for an extra hour at pay and display bays after the expiry of purchased time. See our map of pay and display bays in the City of London
Wherever the your vehicle is parked you must display the clock and the Blue Badge must clearly show the serial number, expiry date and the issuing authority.
Blue Badge holders cannot park:
- on single yellow lines
- where there is a loading restriction indicated by yellow chevrons on the kerb stone
- on the pavement
- in a bus lane
- in permit holder only bays designated for specific purposes (e.g. a doctors bay)
- where the kerb has been dropped or the carriageway has been raised
- on the footway
- on bays that have been suspended from use
For general information on the use of the Blue Badge visit The Blue Badge Scheme.
Red Badge holders
City residents and workers
City residents and permanent City workers with disabilities may apply for a City of London Red Badge. This is valid only within the City of London. As a general guide you may qualify if you receive the higher rate Disability Living Allowance, are registered blind or have a permanent disability which makes walking very difficult.
Red Badge Holders can park:
- at pay and display bays and disabled bays without charge or time limit
- on a single yellow line for a period of 30 minutes
How do I apply for or renew a Blue or Red Badge?
To find out more call our Contact Centre on 020 7332 1548 or you can download an application form:
Completed forms can be either emailed or posted to the Contact Centre (details at the top of the form).
Note that Blue Badge concessions may be different in other local authorities.