Parking in the borough

Here you will find everything you need to know about parking in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea.

Parking permits

The only parking permits issued in Kensington and Chelsea are resident's permits, doctors' permits, doctors' parking bay permits and disabled Purple Badges.

Visitor parking and Pay and Display

During controlled parking hours all visitors must park in pay and display bays or in off-street car parks. There are no uncontrolled parking areas in the borough.

Parking for motorcyclists

Find out where you can park your motorcycle if you are a resident or a visitor.

Pay and Display refunds

Find out how to request a refund if you have lost money in a pay and display machine.

Report a faulty Pay and Display

To report a faulty pay and display machine you can email us at: or call us on 020 7361 3958.

Hornton Street Town Hall car park

The car park is under Kensington Town Hall in Hornton Street and is ideally situated for the shops on Kensington High Street.

Electric vehicles

Parking your electric vehicle.

On-street electric vehicle charging points

In most parts of Kensington and Chelsea, you are never more than a mile away from a charging point.

Waiting and loading

Information about waiting, loading and unloading in Kensington and Chelsea.

Bank holidays

Information on changes to parking restrictions during bank holidays.

Parking reports

Every year we publish an Annual Parking and Enforcement Report which gives details of parking finances, numbers of parking tickets issued, and explains our parking strategies and future developments of the parking scheme.

Traffic management orders

Traffic Management Orders (TMOs) are legal documents drafted and made by the Council, usually under the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984. They regulate the use of highways for movement and parking.


PayByPhone is a quick and secure way to pay for parking. Instead of having to find the right change and queue up to pay at a pay and display machine, you can use your mobile phone and charge parking to your credit or debit card..