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 areas in the borough and we do not issue visitor vouchers.

Outside of controlled parking hours anyone can park in any resident permit bay, pay and display bay or on single yellow lines for free.

Please check the signs carefully, operational times for residents' bays differ across the borough.

Controlled parking hours map [PDF] (file size 2Mb)

Pay and display parking

Pay and display charges and maximum stay periods vary across the borough. See the map of the Pay and Display tariff areas:

Pay and Display tariff areas [PDF] (file size 746Kb)

To park in pay and display bays during controlled hours you will need to purchase a ticket from a nearby machine and display it on the dashboard of your vehicle. Our machines only accept cash - 10p, 20p, 50p, £1 and £2 coins. 

Pay and display parking is free on Sundays, bank holidays, Good Friday, Easter Sunday, Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year's Day.


PaybyPhone parking is currently available in two areas of the Borough: Kensington High Street and Redcliffe ward (SW10).

We will start rolling out the service across the rest of the Borough in the summer. We will prioritise the roll-out by the cost of parking (with the high tariff areas completed first), with shopping areas and other destinations, such as hospitals, completed before residential areas.

See current availability and register for Pay by Phone.

For more information see the  Key Decision page.

Hornton Street Town Hall car park

From 1 August 2014, we are pleased to advise Indigo (formerly Vinci Park) have taken a 15 year contract of the Hornton Street Town Hall Car Park.

The car park is open 24 hours a day and is located under Kensington Town Hall in Hornton Street, W8 7NX. It is ideally situated for the shops on Kensington High Street.

If you have any questions relating to car parking at Hornton Street Town Hall Car Park, please contact Mr Tamba Nyandemoh, Indigo's (formerly VINCI Park) London Car Parks Contract Manager, on 020 7937 8013.

You can also email  or drop into the Parking Shop on level B2 in the car park to speak to one of the team.

Visit the Indigo Hornton Street car park page for tariffs and opening hours.