Pay and Display

Information for visitors to the borough including where to park, how much it costs to park, the hours of operation, and loading restrictions.

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.

Bank holiday parking

Controlled parking hours

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 2.38 MB)

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 operates in all visitor parking across the Borough.

PayByPhone is a quick and secure way to pay for parking. Just use your mobile phone and charge parking to your credit or debit card.

For more details and to register for Pay by Phone.

Hornton Street Town Hall car park

Since 1 August 2014, Indigo (formerly Vinci Park) have taken a 15 year contract to manage 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.