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The Blue Badge scheme does not fully apply in the City of London but we do provide allocated parking in the Square Mile for people with disabilities and the City of London Corporation runs its own Red Badge parking concession scheme, valid only in the City of London, for people with disabilities who are permanent workers in the City or City residents.

Blue badge scheme

Wherever your vehicle is parked you must display the clock and the Blue Badge so that the serial number, expiry date and the issuing authority are clearly displayed.

Designated disabled bays

Over 200 bays are available. These can be used for four hours on weekdays. Around St Bartholomew's Hospital the bays can be used for six hours on weekdays. There is no time limit at the weekend. See our map of disabled bays in the City of London.

Payment parking bays with conditions

Blue Badge holders can park for an extra hour at payment parking bays after the expiry of purchased time. See our map of payment parking bays in the City of London.

Blue badge holders cannot park

  • in a suspended bay
  • on single or double yellow lines
  • where there is a loading restriction indicated by yellow chevrons on the kerb stone
  • on the pavement or footway
  • in a bus lane
  • in a bay reserved for specific users (e.g. a doctor's bay)
  • where there is a dropped kerb or raised carriageway

Red badge scheme

Red badge holders can park

  • at payment parking bays and disabled bays without paying
  • on a single yellow line for a period of 30 minutes​

Red badge holders cannot park

  • in a suspended bay
  • on double yellow lines
  • where there is a loading restriction indicated by yellow chevrons on the kerb stone
  • on the pavement or footway
  • in a bus lane
  • in a bay reserved for specific users (e.g. a doctor's bay)
  • where there is a dropped kerb or raised carriageway

Apply for a blue or red badge

Download an application form from the Travel Concessions page.

As general guide, for the Red Badge Scheme, 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.

Advice on a badge application

020 7332 1548
Minicom (text phone) service 020 7332 3545
Email: Parking Administration Team

Advice on enforcement

020 7332 3910

Email: Square Mile Parking Group

The enforcement office (Indigo) advice line is open office advice line is open Monday to Friday 7am-7pm(excluding bank holidays) and Weekends 8am-2pm.

Published:
22 March 2012
Last Modified:
30 May 2019

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