Where to park your motorcycle and how much it costs

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On-street motorcycle bays

Motorcyclists can park for £1 a day in a dedicated 'solo motorcycle bay'. When you buy a daily permit you can move between motorcycle bays during the same day without any further charge. Longer term permits are also available.

Find out how to buy motorcycle permits

Costs for on-street motorcycle bay parking

Permit duration Price
1 day £1
1 week £3.50
1 month £13.50
1 quarter £33.50
1 year £100

Motorcycle bay parking is free for electric motorcycles.

Motorcycle bay controls

Motorcycle bays are for motorcycles only during the hours of control. A motorcycle is defined as a ‘powered 2-wheeler’ or by a tax class of ‘bicycle’.

In parking zones A, B, C and D motorcycle bays are for motorcycles only at all times.

In parking zones E, F and G motorcycle bays are for motorcycles only between 7am and 7pm, Monday to Saturday; other vehicles can use the bays outside these hours.   

View a map of Westminster's parking zones (PDF, 436KB).

In all motorcycle bays, payment is required between 8.30am and 6.30pm, Monday to Saturday.

Off-street car parks

You can park off-street for free in a Q-Park dedicated motorcycle bay car park (excluding Soho).

Other ways to park your motorcycle

You can also park in paid-for parking bays. Standard parking tariffs will apply.

Resident permit holders

If you hold a resident permit for your motorcycle you can park for no additional charge in the following bays:

  • any motorcycle bay in the borough
  • resident bays and shared-use bays in the zone of your permit
  • paid-for bays in the zone of your permit during the first and last hour of controls

Last updated: 26 June 2017
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