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Bank holiday parking controls

Parking guidelines in Westminster for Bank and public holidays in 2022.

Published: 11 January 2021

Last updated: 13 September 2022

Please be aware of the parking controls that are in effect on bank holidays and public holidays in Westminster.

Day Date Resident Parking Paid for Parking and single yellow lines
Good Friday 15 April 2022 Sunday controls apply No controls apply (free parking)
Easter Saturday 16 April 2022 Normal Saturday controls apply Normal Saturday hours of control apply
Easter Sunday 17 April 2022 Normal Sunday controls apply No controls apply on a Sunday
Easter Monday 18 April 2022 Sunday controls apply No controls apply (free parking)
Early May Bank Holiday (Monday) 2 May 2022 Sunday controls apply No controls apply (free parking)
Spring Bank Holiday (Thursday) 2 June 2022 Sunday controls apply No controls apply (free parking)
Platinum Jubilee Bank Holiday (Friday) 3 June 2022 Sunday controls apply No controls apply (free parking)
Summer Bank Holiday (Monday) 29 August 2022 Sunday controls apply

No controls apply (free parking)

HM Queen's State Funeral Bank Holiday (Monday) 19 September 2022 Sunday controls apply No controls apply (free parking)
Christmas Eve (Saturday) 24 December 2022 Normal Saturday controls apply Normal Saturday controls apply
Christmas Day (Sunday) 25 December 2022 No controls apply No controls apply (free parking)
Boxing Day (Monday) 26 December 2022 Sunday controls apply No controls apply (free parking)
Christmas Day Bank Holiday (Tuesday) 27 December 2022 Sunday controls apply No controls apply on a Sunday
New Year’s Eve (Saturday) 31 December 2022 Normal Saturday controls apply Normal Saturday controls apply
New Year’s Day (Sunday) 1 January 2023 Sunday controls apply No controls apply (free parking)
New Year's Day Bank Holiday (Monday) 2 January 2023 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.

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).

Yellow lines

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

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.