The Guide to Parking in London
Anyone who has driven around the streets of London will know how hard it can be to find a parking space. This guide to parking in London will hopefully make life easier for you when looking for a space next time you’re in the city.
On most streets in London there are parking restrictions that apply between the hours of 8.30am and 6.30pm from Monday to Friday and from 8.30am to 1.30pm each Saturday. During these times you will need find somewhere that offers on-street Pay and Display parking or park in a car park or other space that you can pay for.
Red routes in London are areas where you cannot park and these are marked clearly with two red lines on the road. To find out more about car parking in London Park-up.com is a useful website.
If you are interested in using car parks you can save yourself a lot of time by going to the NCP website and finding the location of the car parks that will be close to your location in the capital. Carparks4U is another website that is packed full of information about local car parks that is easy to use and can help you to locate a place to park your car.
Be careful though, car parks in Central London can be especially expensive. It’s worth checking the rates before leaving home, especially as you’ll also have to pay the Congestion Charge.
Private Parking Spaces
These are becoming very popular with people who need to have a secure parking space in London or very close to London that they can rent for a day, week, month or year at a time. Knowing that you have your own parking space that will be free for you to park in can be a huge help to anyone who has to go to London frequently. As you will be renting the space from a private owner you don’t have to worry about getting a parking ticket and you can come to an agreement about the times that you will be using the space to make it even more convenient.
In London most private spaces are available on a long-term basis so if you’re visiting London for the day you might have to look into the local commercial car parks as well.
Parking apps are ideal if you are in London and need to know where the closest place to park is based on your current location.
The AA Parking App is very helpful and it is easy to use and can tell you in seconds where the nearest car park is. Park mobile is also a good app which will show you where you can park in the capital. This app will also let you pay for your parking space via your phone and, should you need to, you can use it to extend the time that you will be using the space for, saving you money in fines.
Both of these apps are available for Blackberry and Android phones as well as the iPhone, which means that you can have the information that you need while you are on the go in London. For finding a parking space on the move they are very helpful.
This guide to parking in London has been provided by www.YourParkingSpace.co.uk, a private parking space marketplace, with thousands of spaces available to rent in London, predominantly on a long-term basis.