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Information about parking in Covent Garden
Driving to Covent Garden is particularly difficult considering its Central London location, with heavy congestion making any road trip here quite lengthy as well as costly.
Parking in Covent Garden can be both challenging and expensive as both on-street and off-street spaces are limited. With the fantastic London Underground network and the amount of tube stations nearby, parking less central and arriving via public transport is definitely worth considering.
JustPark provides information on lots of parking options near Covent Garden – including spaces on-street, off-street and those that are reservable, from driveways to car parks.
There are spaces made available but on-street parking charges near Covent Garden are amongst the very most expensive throughout the whole of London. Restrictions in the City of Westminster’s Controlled Parking Zones apply from 8.30am-6.30pm Monday-Saturday. Many roads prohibit parking or stopping at any time – signalled by single and double red lines – much like most other Central London streets so be careful to only park in designated pay-and-display bays and take note of any further specific restrictions on signposts at your location.
You can use the JustPark parking map to find information on available on-street parking spaces in Covent Garden.
Location Operator Price Max Stay Wellington Street Westminster City Council £4.90 / hour 4 hours Tower Street (opp Tower Court)/Holborn and Covent Garden London Borough of Camden £0.45 / 5 minutes 2 hours Drury Lane Westminster City Council £4.90 / hour 4 hours Shelton Street/Holborn and Covent Garden London Borough of Camden £0.45 / 5 minutes 2 hours Tavistock Street Westminster City Council £4.90 / hour 4 hours
Off-street parking around Covent Garden is amongst the most expensive in the city with daily fares reaching dizzying heights. Parking up outside of Central London and arriving by tube is recommended, but there are still parking options to consider.
NCP’s London Covent Garden car park (Covent Garden, Parker Street, Parker Mews, WC2B 5NT) is one of the cheaper conveniently-located off-street car parks, but that isn’t to say it’s a bargain. However, it has a good number of spaces, operates 24 hours a day (Monday-Sunday) and does provide you unrivalled access to the many attractions nearby.
JustPark offers a wide selection of reservable off-street parking spaces in Covent Garden – in both council and commercially-run car parks, as well as at hotels, offices and on private driveways. You can browse these options and book a guaranteed space via our website or app.
Location Operator Price Max Stay Leicester Square Q-Park £7.00 / hour Bloomsbury Square Car Park London Borough of Camden £6.00 / hour Covent Garden London Borough of Camden £5.00 / 30 minutes London Shaftesbury National Car Parks £5.00 / 30 minutes China Town Westminster City Council £7.00 / hour
Covent Garden is really very central and the best way to get about from here is by using the London Underground network. As well as Covent Garden tube station on the Piccadilly Line, with a short walk you can reach a whole host of other stations on several different lines – enabling you to get just about anywhere within the city with ease.
There are wide and disabled bays available at the majority of off-street car parks – but due to the nature of these tightly-packed central car parks, they are limited in number.
Blue Badge holders are entitled to 4 hours free parking in any City of Westminster Blue Badge bay – but unlike in much of the UK, disabled drivers cannot park on single yellow lines (during controlled hours) or double yellow lines in Westminster.
You can also filter when searching on JustPark to show all our parking spaces with disabled access near Covent Garden (select this option by clicking on ‘Filters’ on the search results page).
Covent Garden is in one of the busiest and most heavily congested areas of Central London, so driving to and parking here can be difficult. The City of Westminster is made up of several Controlled Parking Zones which operate their own restrictions and tariffs; Covent Garden is found within the joint most expensive zone for hourly parking charges due to its central location.
Be aware that most streets nearby are red routes, which prohibit parking and stopping (signalled by single or double red lines) – a scheme that helps combat congestion and provide buses with a more reliable and smooth-flowing service.
On the JustPark map, we’ll only show you spaces which you’re allowed to park in at the times you search for.
On-street parking controls do not apply on any Bank Holiday or on Sundays, and free parking is available in any pay-and-display bay at these times.
Overnight parking is available in the majority of off-street car parks around Covent Garden, but these locations will usually charge a very high price – and don’t often have a special nightly rate.
Enter your dates and times on our search results page to see what’s available overnight.
Frankly, it’s what attractions aren’t nearby that would be quicker to list. Covent Garden is at the very heart of the cultural urban spirit of London. A fabulous marketplace takes centre stage -offering some of the leading shops, restaurants and buskers (who also rightly demand a premium fare for their admittedly highly-skilled crafts). Indeed, street performance has been a fixture in Covent Garden for centuries, even garnering a mention in Samuel Pepys’ famous 17th Century diary. Whether it’s the glitz and glamour of Leicester Square or the culture of the National Gallery you’re into, you won’t be out of ideas for things to see and do here.
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