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Whitechapel is a very vibrant and historic district, located in what is considered the East End of London. The area is known for its quaint feel, boasting traditional pubs, as well as a diverse population that is reflected in the food and feel of the area, including the market full of Asian delicacies. Another claim to fame of the area, is the infamous Jack the Ripper.
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Some additional information about parking in whitechapel, to cater to all your parking needs
There are different types of street parking in the Whitechapel area. It is possible for residents to obtain a permit to park on the streets, entitling them to certain exemptions and conditions differing to those posted.
For visitors and the public, parking in the area is separated and regulated by different zones. The restrictions differ depending on these areas. For example, some areas are controlled seven days a week, whereas other zones are only controlled Monday to Friday, and are free and “uncontrolled” at the weekend.
The most important thing for those new to the area, whether new residents, tourists or anyone in between, is to check the signage and postings in the area when deciding where to park.
There are various car parks throughout the area that are owned and operated privately, that is, by private companies. The prices for these car parks vary depending on location, company and type of lot (i.e. covered, underground, outdoor, etc.). A great way to find and locate a lot that is convenient for you is by using the JustPark app and website.
Whitechapel is accessible by several different means of transportation. There are several buses that run to and from the area, as well as a number of trains and the tube. Visitors can get to Whitechapel from different parts of the country easily and may not need parking as public transportation is easy, accessible and can even be more affordable in certain cases.
The Blue Badge is a way for those with disabilities to be identified and there are parking spaces on and off street that are dedicated and reserved for those who require special assistance parking. These spots are often closer to buildings and shops, are larger, and more accessible to meet the needs of those with disabilities.
As mentioned above, there are different parking zones with different restrictions. There are certain times where parking is not permitted in certain zones, there are areas where stopping or waiting is entirely prohibited, as well as restrictions on certain days. Keep an eye out for signs to be sure that you are not violating and that you are aware of these restrictions.
Bank holidays are treated like weekends and are often free or considered “uncontrolled” zones on days like Christmas Day, Good Friday, etc.
For places like schools, shops and select other locations, there can be designated drop-off areas, but there are also many areas where waiting (in other words, drop-off or pick-up) is prohibited due to oncoming traffic and other issues with stopping outside of buildings.
This is a very up and coming area that boasts markets, shops, and restaurants, and is becoming more and more sought after for residents and tourists alike.