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Where to park your motorcycle and how much it costs

Find out about on and off street parking for your motorcycle and how much it costs.

Published: 19 January 2021

Last updated: 28 January 2021

On-street motorcycle bays

Motorcyclists can park for £1 a day in dedicated 'solo motorcycle bays'.

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 and the same concession applies.

Costs for on-street motorcycle bays

Find out how to buy motorcycle permits

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).

Find a motorcycle bay

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.

New pay-to-park charges apply from Monday 18 January 2021.

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