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Special parking and travel arrangements will be in place around Smithfield Market between 10pm and 8am from Thursday 13 to Friday 21 December 2018.

The whole of the City of London is a Controlled Parking Zone (CPZ)

In a CPZ all parking is controlled. Parking is controlled by hours and only in permitted in designated parking bays and the kerbside space is subject to yellow line restrictions.

The controlled hours are

  • Monday to Friday 7am - 7pm
  • Saturday 7am - 11am

At some locations different times apply. A wall or post mounted time plate will display the restricted hours for that specific location.

Parking is prohibited at all times on double yellow lines.​

Bank and public holidays

On bank holidays and public holidays some parking restrictions are different. All other restrictions are enforced.

Restrictions not enforced

  • Pay and display bays (except where the bay is suspended).
  • Single yellow lines (except when the vehicle has been parked across a dropped footway, kerb or raised carriageway).

Restrictions enforced 24 hours a day, 7 days a week

  • Dropped kerbs and raised carriageways.
  • Suspended parking bays.
  • Other permit holder only bay (disabled bays, doctor bays, goods vehicle loading only bays, ambulance bays, hospital bays, etc).
  • Double yellow lines.
  • Footway parking.
  • Moving traffic contraventions (banned turns, box junctions, bus lanes, etc).

Dropped kerbs and raised carriageways

A dropped kerb is where the footway has been lowered to meet the level of the carriageway and a raised carriageway is when the carriageway has been raised to meet the level of the footway.

You can easily identify a dropped kerb or raised carriageway and there is no requirement for signage or markings on the carriageway.

Don't park next to a dropped kerb or on a raised carriageway even if marked with only a single yellow line or you may get a parking ticket.

Advice regarding enforcement and parking

020 7332 3910

Advice line is open Monday to Friday 7am-7pm (excluding bank holidays), Weekends 8am-2pm.

Please note that our advisors are not authorised to make decisions on any challenges to Penalty Charge Notices (PCNs) over the phone.