Bank holiday parking controls

Parking restrictions vary on bank and public holidays.

The table below sets out the parking guidelines in Westminster for bank and public holidays for 2020.

Day Date Resident Parking Paid for parking
Early May Bank Holiday (Friday) 8 May 2020 Sunday controls apply* No controls apply (free parking)
Spring Bank Holiday (Monday) 25 May 2020 Sunday controls apply* No controls apply (free parking)
Summer Bank Holiday (Monday) 31 August 2020 Sunday controls apply* No controls apply (free parking)
Christmas Eve (Thursday) 24 December 2020 Normal Thursday controls apply Normal Thursday controls apply
Christmas Day
(Friday)
25 December 2020 No controls apply (free parking) No controls apply (free parking)
Boxing Day (Saturday) 26 December 2020 Sunday controls apply* No controls apply (free parking)
Sunday 27 December 27 December 2020 Normal Sunday controls apply No controls apply on a Sunday
Boxing Day Holiday (Monday) 28 December 2020 Sunday controls apply* No controls apply (free parking)
New Year's Day
(Friday)
1 January 2021 Sunday controls apply* No controls apply (free parking)

*Sunday controls: this indicates that on the bank and public holidays noted, resident bays will be restricted for resident permit holders only and enforced as if it was a Sunday. If a resident bay is controlled on a Sunday you may receive a parking ticket (PCN) if you park in it on a bank or public holiday without a valid resident permit. If the resident bay is not controlled on a Sunday, parking on a bank or public holiday without a valid resident permit is allowed.

A sign stating 'Resident permit holders only' with no days or times quoted indicates that the bay is controlled at all times, every day, including on public and Bank holidays.

View tariff and hours of control information by resident parking zone and sub-zone (PDF, 241KB)

Please be aware that there may be special arrangements in force in the area around Lord's Cricket Ground.

Dedicated permit holder bays

Bays that are marked for specialist permit holders only (e.g. disabled, doctor, hospital) will be restricted and enforced at all times.

If you park in one of these bays without displaying the relevant permit you may be issued with a parking ticket (PCN).

Double yellow lines

Double yellow lines will continue to be controlled at all times.

Single yellow lines

Single yellow line restrictions do not apply on public and bank holidays - except where restrictions would normally apply on a Sunday. Check for yellow parking signs by the roadside if you're not sure.

You should not park adjacent to a dropped kerb, even if this is marked by a single yellow line.

Traffic enforcement cameras

Traffic enforcement cameras continue to operate every day except Christmas Day.

Last updated: 14 April 2020