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Lewisham Station is an interchange main line/Docklands Light Railway (DLR) station on the western edge of Lewisham, a London borough 6 miles south of Charing Cross. The main road immediately outside the station is on a Red Route, where stopping is permitted only for buses and licensed taxis, the station forecourt is guarded by bollards and the station has no car park and no drop-off facility, giving extra force to the question, Where to park around Lewisham Station?
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There is no parking at Lewisham Station. To make matters worse, although Lewisham Council operates a number of on-street pay-and-display parking spaces, there are few in the vicinity of the station.
The nearest off-street car parks to Lewisham Station (and none of them is an easy walk) are:
The main line platforms are on the North Kent Line and the South Eastern main Line (also known as the Mid-Kent Line). The DLR connects Lewisham to Stratford and Bank stations.
Bus services ae plentiful and no fewer than 8 services start and terminate at Lewisham Station, making this the most cost-effective way to complete the journey from wherever you have been able to park: the 75, 89, 181, 185, 208, 284, 484 and P4.
Bays are reserved for blue badge holders both on-street and off-street.
Lewisham has controlled parking zones (CPZs), where hours of parking are controlled to favour local residents and businesses. Taken right across the borough, Lewisham does have a supply of on-street and off-street parking that is generous by the standards of some London boroughs – but they are, for the most part, elsewhere in the borough.
There is no charge to use a council-operated car park in Lewisham.
There are no facilities at Lewisham Station for setting down or picking up passengers, disabled or otherwise. (Though it has to be said that people do pull off the road into the area in front of the bollards guarding the forecourt in order to drop passengers off – but this is on double yellow lines and there is, in any case, only room there for one car at a time).
Start by taking a close look at the mainline part of this station. It was built in 1857 and still has the original doors, windows and architectural figures inside as well as the original clapboard building to the rear. On Platform 3, you’ll see the original canopy – those are cherries on the cast iron brackets.