Disabled parking for visitors

The Blue Badge Scheme

This Blue Badge scheme gives national parking concessions for drivers and passengers with severe disabilities. These badges are issued to people with a physical disability, or those who are registered as blind, and need to be able to park close to their destination.

Due to traffic congestion and the high demand for parking space the Blue Badge scheme does not apply in central London - this includes Kensington and Chelsea, Westminster, City of London and parts of Camden.

A Blue Badge gives the following benefits in Kensington and Chelsea:

  • as long as you have made payment (up to the maximum time allowed) you can have one hour free parking after the time you have paid for runs out (payment must be made using Pay-by-phone - for details see the PayByPhone page)
  • up to 4 hours of parking in a disabled parking bay (disabled parking bays can be found on our interactive map)


Display your badge

You need to display your Blue Badge when you park in a disabled badge holder bay. During the limited hours, you must also display your blue clock in the vehicle.


Blue Badge areas

Blue Badge Parking Bays map

Blue Badge parking bays - alphabetical list by map area

Blue Badge parking bays - alphabetical street list


Maximum stay

In general Blue Badge bays have a maximum stay of four hours Mon-Fri 8.30am-6.30pm, there is no maximum stay outside these times for Blue Badge holders.

The exceptions to this rule are :

  • Exhibition Road - Blue Badge Holders only between 8.30am and 6.30pm; bays free to all outside of these hours
  • Hornton Street - Blue badge holders can park up to 3 hours from Monday to Saturday between 8.30am and 6.30pm only; bays free to all outside of these hours
  • Netherton Grove - Blue Badge Holders can park up to 4 hours (no return within 4 hours) from Monday to Friday between 8.30am and 6.30pm; Saturday to Sunday DBHO only
  • Shalfleet Drive - Blue Badge Holders only at all times
  • Westgate Terrace - Blue badge Holders can park up to 4 hours from Monday to Saturday between 8.30 and 6.30pm only; bay free to all outside of these hours

For more information, please see our Blue Badge Scheme booklet:

The Blue Badge Scheme for Disabled People in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea

Bank holiday parking