Pay and display

Where visitors can park

During controlled parking hours, all visitors must park in:

  • pay and display bays
  • or 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 for free in:

  • any resident permit bay
  • pay and display bays
  • on single yellow lines

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

Read about bank holiday parking

Controlled parking hours map

Pay and display parking

Pay and display charges and maximum stay periods vary across the borough. Details are outlined in our map:

Parking tariff area maps

To park in pay and display bays during controlled hours you will need to buy a ticket from a nearby machine and display it on the dashboard of your vehicle. Our machines only accept cash.

Pay and display parking is free on:

  • Sundays
  • bank holidays
  • Good Friday
  • Easter Sunday
  • Christmas Day
  • Boxing Day
  • New Year's Day

Find out about:


PayByPhone is a convenient way to pay for visitor parking in the borough by credit or debit card.

Read more about PayByPhone.

Hornton Street Town Hall Car Park

Hornton Street Town Hall Car Park is:

  • open 24 hours a day
  • located under Kensington Town Hall in Hornton Street, W8 7NX
  • managed by Indigo

If you have questions about car parking at Hornton Street Town Hall Car Park:

  • telephone: Mr Tamba Nyandemoh, Car Parks Contract Manager on 020 7937 8013
  • email: 
  • in person: drop into the Parking Shop on level B2 in the car park to speak to one of the team

Find out about tariffs.