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Information about parking in West London
West London is one of the easiest parts of London to access, with the M4 leading directly into the heart of this area. As well as this, from Central London, major trunk roads such as Cromwell Road lead right through Hammersmith to the Westbound M4.
On-street parking can be quite difficult as much of West London is residential and often quite congested. Parking charges, including at off-street locations, can also be very high.
West London is well connected to the city and beyond with multiple train and tube stations, so it is worth considering parking elsewhere and commuting in by public transport.
JustPark provides information on a multitude of parking options across West London – including spaces on-street, off-street and those that are reservable, from driveways to car parks.
Despite being just outside the reaches of Central London, on-street parking in West London is still quite difficult – with many roads being within residential Controlled Parking Zones. West London generally refers to the London borough of Hammersmith and Fulham, and parts of the neighbouring boroughs of Hounslow and Ealing.
In general, on-street parking restrictions are more stringent and parking charges more expensive the closer you get to Central London – in places like Hammersmith, for example. Most streets in West London are residential areas, and borough councils have tried to ensure that residents are prioritised when it comes to finding a space. Parking restrictions vary from borough to borough and from street to street, so it is essential that you read local signage to understand the restrictions in place at your location.
To find information about on-street parking in West London and see when it’s available, use our parking map.
Location Operator Price Max Stay Valetta Road London Borough of Ealing £1.40 / hour 5 hours Strauss Road, Southfields/Hamilton Road London Borough of Ealing £1.20 / hour 2 hours CPZ I/Hammersmith + Fulham London Borough of Hammersmith & Fulham £0.55 / 15 minutes 8 hours Brookfield Road/Southfield Rd (opp. School)/Hamilton Road London Borough of Ealing £0.60 / hour 2 hours Whellock Road London Borough of Ealing £1.40 / hour 5 hours
There are a plethora of off-street car parks in West London but despite being less central, many car parks here will still charge a very high rate. The most affordable options are council-operated – of which there are several dotted around across the London boroughs of Hounslow, Ealing and Hammersmith & Fulham. However, these locations are generally smaller than the larger, more expensive commercially-run sites.
On such option operated by Ealing Council is Salisbury Street car park (Acton, London, W3 8NW). This is an affordable option in a great location for visitors to anywhere in Acton. The car park is open 24 hours a day, Monday-Sunday, but charges only apply from 8am-6pm each day – so despite the often limited spaces, it is a viable consideration.
Likewise, Scrubs Lane car park (Hammersmith, London, W12 0HU) operated by Hammersmith and Fulham Council is a great alternative option to some of the more expensive options nearby. It is located near to Hammersmith Hospital in the White City area, not far from QPR’s Loftus Road Stadium. It must be noted that there is often very limited spaces, but this site too is open 24/7 – only charging from 8am-6.30pm, Monday-Friday.
JustPark offers a wide choice of reservable off-street parking in West London. You can browse these options and book a guaranteed space via our website or app.
Location Operator Price Max Stay Welstead Way London Borough of Hounslow £1.00 / 30 minutes West 12 Centre London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham £5.00 / hour London - K-West Hotel Britannia Parking £5.00 / 3 hours Kensington Hilton Hilton London Kensington £35.00 / day
West London is very well connected by rail with multiple stations providing National Rail, London Overground and London Underground services, primarily on the District, Piccadilly, Central and Hammersmith and City Lines in order of prevalence.
London buses are also a fantastically affordable and convenient way of getting around the city when the rail networks aren’t for you, with many routes passing through the area.
Disabled drivers displaying their Blue Badge may park free of charge and for an unlimited time in any on-street disabled or pay-and-display bay – throughout the London boroughs of Ealing, Hounslow and Hammersmith & Fulham.
Blue Badge holders may also park on single or double yellow lines if necessary for up to 3 hours, provided they are not causing an obstruction to traffic or violating any loading bans on location.
You can also filter when searching on JustPark to show all our parking spaces with disabled access in West London (select this option by clicking on ‘Filters’ on the search results page).
Much of West London is within Controlled Parking Zones across the London boroughs of Ealing, Hounslow and Hammersmith & Fulham. As a result, parking is largely limited to pay-and-display or resident permit holder only bays. Furthermore, major trunk roads in and out of the capital city’s centre pass through West London, resulting in many roads being red routes – prohibiting parking at all times. Each council and each street has varying restrictions, so it is essential that visiting drivers take note of local signage.
On the JustPark map, we’ll only show you spaces which you’re allowed to park in, those that are not restricted at the times you search for.
On-street parking is free on Bank Holidays in the London Boroughs of Hounslow and in Ealing, but some restrictions will still apply in the Hammersmith and Fulham boroughs. All council-operated off-street car parks are also free of charge in the London Borough of Ealing.
Overnight parking is available in the vast majority of off-street car parks throughout West London, but fares can be very expensive as they are in the rest of the city. It is advised to look for overnight parking in council-operated locations, where prices are often considerably cheaper but locations might not be as favourable.
Enter your dates and times on our search results page to see what’s available overnight.
West London is an affluent area of the capital city, with wonderful residential sections intertwined with some of the natural treasures this part of London has to offer. Whether you’d love to see a gig in the Edwardian O2 Empire in Shepherd’s Bush or just relax in the glorious Acton Park, there is bound to be something for you.
The River Thames in this part of London is at its effortlessly nonchalant best, weaving towards The City under the many fine bridges that cross it – such as the famous Putney Bridge. A great place to explore, with plenty of great places to park!