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Information about parking near the Royal Albert Hall
Parking, whether on-street or off-street, around the Royal Albert Hall can be both challenging and very expensive due to its Central London location. With the public transport options nearby and the general congestion in this area of London, it is advised to carefully consider your options when visiting this venue.
JustPark provides information on lots of parking options nearby, many of which are reservable – including spaces on-street and off-street, from driveways to car parks.
The Royal Albert Hall is within the City of Westminster but many of the nearby streets West and South are within the Royal borough of Kensington and Chelsea. There are very limited on-street spaces in either borough and any you do find will charge a very high hourly Central London rate.
Pay-and-display spaces close to the Royal Albert Hall in the City of Westminster will be marginally cheaper than those found in Kensington and Chelsea nearer to the major museums in South Kensington. Parking charges typically apply from 8.30am-6.30pm Monday-Sunday in both boroughs.
You can use the JustPark parking map to find information on available on-street parking spaces near the Royal Albert Hall.
Location Operator Price Max Stay Prince Consort Road Westminster City Council £3.70 / hour 4 hours Princes Gardens Westminster City Council £3.70 / hour 4 hours Prince Consort Road Westminster City Council £3.70 / hour 4 hours Princes Gardens Westminster City Council £3.70 / hour 4 hours Kensington Gore Westminster City Council £3.70 / hour 4 hours
Limited parking is provided by the Royal Albert Hall for evening and matinee concerts at nearby Imperial College London, a 5 minute walk away. All parking spaces must be booked in advance through the Royal Albert Hall (please note no parking is made available when this is not in conjunction with an event). Parking here can be quite expensive and only a simple event fare is charged – with overstays of more than 45 minutes being charged at a high hourly rate thereafter.
The off-street options nearby charge a Central London premium, which can be very expensive even just for a short stay. A convenient off-street car park close to Royal Albert Hall is London Royal Garden Hotel (2-24 Kensington High Street, London, W8 4PT) This car park is only a 5-10 minute walk away and is open 24 hours a day, Monday-Sunday – but as aforementioned, charges a very high hourly and daily fare.
JustPark offers a range of reservable off-street spaces nearby – 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 Queensway Westminster City Council £3.00 / hour Hornton Street Kensington Car Park Indigo Park Solutions £5.10 / hour Chelsea Cloisters London Borough of Kensington and Chelsea £7.95 / hour London Royal Garden Hotel National Car Parks £12.00 / 2 hours London Pavilion Road London Borough of Kensington and Chelsea £10.10 / hour
Your nearest tube stations to the Royal Albert Hall are Gloucester Road and South Kensington. These both serve the, Circle, District and Piccadilly Lines of the London Underground network.
There are bus services departing from many stops all around the hall, particularly on Kensington High Street to the rear and Prince Consort Road out the front.
There are accessible spaces located just outside the Royal Albert Hall. It is recommended you call ahead to book in advance as spaces are limited.
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 filter when searching on JustPark to show all our parking spaces with disabled access around the Royal Albert Hall (select this option by clicking ‘Filters’ on the search results page).
Parking restrictions nearby to the Royal Albert Hall are amongst the most stringent in all of London. This area of London – near to many of the major attractions and busiest roads – requires local authorities to enforce a number of Controlled Parking Zones. These zones usually operate on all days of the week and on-street pay-and-display spaces will charge a very high rate of fare in part to dissuade drivers from congesting the streets any further.
Furthermore, Westminster and Kensington are littered with red routes which prohibit parking and even stopping during their hours of operation. It is paramount that visiting drivers take not of local signage to ensure they do not park illegally.
On the JustPark map, we’ll only show you spaces which you’re allowed to park in and are not restricted.
The Royal Albert Hall is one of the most iconic music halls in the world, often hosting The Proms and similarly large scale events such as the BAFTAs. Some of the biggest names in showbiz and music have performed in this grandiose arena. Located in South Kensington, the building is in great company just a 2 minute walk from the famous Exhibition Road – where you’ll find the V&A or Natural History Museum. That’s all forgetting the presence of the expansive Hyde Park directly behind the hall, so you’re sure to enjoy any visit to this part of London.
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