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Where to Find Free Parking in London

Driving in London can be an expensive activity. Parking prices for sure don’t help. With these tips and tricks, you’ll be able to find a free parking spot or two in London.

To find those free street parking spots, here is what you need:

  1. An understanding of where those spots exist. (Check out this free map!)
  2. Familiarity with parking rules in London so you’ll know that free spot is actually free.

Map of Free Parking

Most of the spots in London are for residents only or metered. But some are free. To locate them you can use the SpotAngels map before navigating to your desired area. The map updates in real-time, so simply type in the address you’re parking near, the time you expect to be there, and your duration. The spots where you can legally park will appear on the map along with their prices. The green spots are the ones that are free charge!

Pro tip: Some of the metered spots (in blue) might be free of charge as well if you happen to park outside of the metered hours – usually Mon to Sat 8:30 AM – 6:30 PM 😉

London Parking Rules:

London has some generous parking rules on weekends 🙂 You can park for free in most of the residents’ only spots for the entire weekend. Most of the metered spots are free of charge on Sunday.

Parking is also free during Holidays! Here they are:

Parking HolidayDate
Summer bank holidayAug 31, 2020
Christmas DayDec 25, 2020
Good FridayApr 02, 2020
Easter MondayApr 05, 2020
Early May bank holidayMay 03, 2020
Spring bank holidayMay 31, 2020

To know which specific regulations are suspended on these days and find parking on the go, download the award-winning SpotAngels app. It is free 😉

View Map of Free Parking in London

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