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Visitor parking information

Parking information in the city of Westminster, including pay and display, pay-to-park, and paid-for-bays.

Published: 16 January 2021

Last updated: 1 September 2022

Our diesel surcharge scheme operates in all zones across Westminster. The scheme, which applies up to a 50 per cent surcharge on pre-2015 diesel vehicles paying to park is part of our ongoing work to improve air quality in Westminster.

Pay-to-Park bays

Pay-to-park bay tariffs vary by zone. Find out about parking zones and prices.

Pay by phone

The ParkRight app has now been switched off and is no longer operational. To pay-to-park in Westminster you will now need to do so via the RingGo service or by an alternative method of payment.

Our pay by phone service is provided by RingGo.

Telephone: 020 7125 9090
Text: 07860 022 205 (see the bay signage for details)
App Provider: RingGo 

If you own an electric vehicle, upon parking you are required to purchase a nominal 10 minutes parking period in order to secure parking for the bay's maximum stay.

From 1 July 2022, optional text messages from the RingGo service will be chargeable:
Booking confirmation SMS, 20p
Expiry reminder SMS, 20p

Settings for which SMS reminders you receive can be amended in your RingGo account under SMS settings.

RingGo Retail

As an alternative to pay by phone parking, you can now pay for your parking session at a PayPoint outlet. 

You can search for a suitable PayPoint location on either the RingGo or PayPoint websites. Alternatively, you can use the RingGo Retail text service, by sending an SMS in the format “Shop [RingGo location code]” to shortcode 81025 and the two nearest PayPoint outlets to that location will be returned. 

When you visit the local PayPoint outlet, simply ask to pay for parking and then provide the retailer with the following details:

  • your vehicle registration mark
  • the four digit location code where your vehicle is parked (quoted on the signage at the bay), and
  • the duration you wish to park for

The retailer enters this information into the PayPoint terminal and determines the charge.  You can pay for parking with either coins or a credit or debit card.  Please ensure you retain the in-store receipt provided, as this gives proof of payment and details of the session booked.

Parking Cards

You can purchase Parking Cards from a Westminster library 

Each card gives one hour's parking in pay-to-park bays on-street and retails at the price of one hour's parking for each respective zone, A-G (find out about parking zones and prices).

Purchase a Card for the A-G zone in which you want to park, just scratch off the date and time at the start of your parking session and display on your dashboard.

Should you still have any of the old £2.40 and £4.40 Parking Cards which had those rates printed on them, we continue to honour their use on-street.

Coach Parking Cards are available for coach use in all coach parking bays city-wide, excluding the overnight bays in Bulleid Way.

Payment terminals

Some bays may still have payment terminals but they are no longer operational. We are in the process of decommissioning and removing the units, so they are no longer available for use. 

We do not operate a Visitor Permit scheme for parking on-street.

Visitors should use any of our numerous pay-to-park bays or, if outside of controlled hours, park safely and considerately on single yellow lines.

Off-street car parks

The council does not operate any off-street car parks in the boroughs. Off-street car parks are operated by Titan (Leicester Square), Q-Park and NCP, amongst others.