Where to park (blue badge)
The Blue Badge Scheme is a national scheme for providing on-street parking concessions for people with severe walking difficulties to park close to their destinations.
Important: The conditions of use for the Blue Badge Scheme in Westminster, Kensington & Chelsea, City of London & Camden (South of Euston Road), differ from parking concessions for disabled motorists in the rest of the country. For more information on using your blue badge in these areas see the link at the bottom of this page.
Where you can park
- Blue Badge Disabled Bays: Free parking for up to 4 hours between 8.30am and 6.30pm Monday to Friday and unlimited parking in these bays at all other times.
- Pay & Display and Pay by Phone Bays: Blue Badge holders can stay for one extra hour for free after making an initial payment for parking. (Note: you must display your valid Blue Badge and clock showing the time of arrival)
Where you CANNOT park
- In a disabled bay which has been assigned to a white badge holder for their own personal use
- In a resident bay
- In a suspended bay
- In bays with an out of order meter or Pay & Display machine
- In doctor's, hospital or diplomat bay
- On single or double yellow lines during controlled hours (except for immediate loading/unloading)
Remember, it is NOT permitted to park free of charge in Pay & Display or Pay by Phone bays, as might be the case in other parts of the UK.
Further information about the National Blue Badge Scheme can be found here: http://www.dft.gov.uk/topics/access/blue-badge/
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