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High Street Kensington is a bustling shopping street close to some of London’s best parks, museums and food halls. As well as being frequented by the wealthy, High Street Kensington is also neighbours to the Royal College of Music and the Royal College of Art, as well as Imperial College London. Kensington has a wealth of sights, activities and shopping on offer. Discover the beautiful and expansive Hyde Park, where you can take Pedal boats out on the Serpentine River, go horse riding, or check out the latest designs at the Serpentine Pavilion and Design Museum. Make sure not to miss out on the free entry to much of the Victoria and Albert Museum, as well as the Science Museum and Natural History Museum.
Kensington High Street parking can be tricky, given it is a prime destination for locals, tourists and businesses alike. Much of the street parking in South Kensington is restricted to short stay pay and display or residents parking only. Residents parking restrictions are in place Monday – Saturday, check local signs for restriction information.
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If you are searching for a Kensington High Street car park, look no further; we have you covered.
All of Kensington is controlled by residents’ parking schemes. All visitors must park in pay and display bays or in off-street car parks during restricted hours. There are no uncontrolled areas in the borough and Kensington and Chelsea council does not issue visitor vouchers. You can park in car parks and pay and display locations around the borough, including at two NCP Parking garages, however, watch out as charges are high!
Parking restrictions to look out for are:
- Pay and Display bays where you can stay for 1,2 or 4 hours depending on where you are
- Double yellow lines, where you can't park
- Single yellow lines, where you can only park at some times. Be sure to check the signs when parking on these
- Kerb flashes showing loading restrictions
No one wants that fine through the letterbox. So, on the YourParkingSpace map, we make sure that we only offer parking spaces that you are entitled to park in! No restrictions, no permits, no fines.
Kensington High Street is lined with high street shopping brands including Urban Outfitters and Muji, as well as technical stores such as Curry’s PC World and outdoor shops like Cycle Surgery. Kensington is a historic and elegant part of London, with world-famous museums, parks and embassy buildings. Make sure not to miss Hyde Park and Holland Park, as well as the Victoria and Albert Museum and the Natural History Museum.
Useful nearby venues include parking near Kensington Town Hall, the Royal Albert Hall and The Royal College of Music. Park for as little as £6 a day, or £75 a month with YourParkingSpace.
Nearby attractions include Hammersmith Apollo, Royal Albert Hall, Royal College of Music, Royal College of Art, The Design Museum. Find cheap and convenient parking spaces for short, medium and long term stay on YourParkingSpace search results page.
Kensington is located in South West London. The main roads which connect Kensington to other parts of London are Kensington High Street, Cromwell Road, Old Brompton Road and Fulham Road. Kensington is bordered by the Thames on one side, Hyde Park on the other and stretches as far as Ladbroke Grove.
The main tube stations in Kensington include South Kensington for the museums, Holland Park and Notting Hill Gate where you can walk to Hyde Park.
A list of all the charging points in the borough can be found on the Kensington and Chelsea Council Website. These charging points are part of Source London - a London-wide membership scheme for electric vehicle drivers. Any vehicle that is licensed with the DVLA as a pure electric or a plug-in hybrid vehicle can join the scheme. This includes motorbikes, cars, vans and scooters.
Residents using the 'Residents only' charging points must display their RBKC parking permit.
As you may already know, that Blue Badge allows you to park in more places, for longer, and often free of charge!
There are a total of 167 Blue Badge Bays in Kensington and Chelsea borough. Blue Badge holders may park in these bays from Monday to Saturday, between 8.30am and 6.30pm. You can park for free whilst displaying your disabled badge and clock up to the maximum stay indicated below. The bays become available for use by all motorists after 6.30pm Saturday until 8.30am Monday.
Many off-street car parks in Kensington will offer disabled spaces, but these may be limited and all car parks are different, so check the signs before parking.
With a valid Blue Badge, you can park on:
- Any on-street pay and display space, no maximum stay and free of charge. This also applies to resident parking permit restricted areas
- Any on-street space labelled with the Blue Badge sign, within the regulated hours.
- Double and single yellow lines for up to three hours, unless there is a ban on loading or unloading. Again, check local signs for any additional local restrictions.
- Any on-street limited waiting bay, all day
Overnight, weekends & bank holidays
Don’t sweat it, many overnight off-street car parks in Kensington run 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Enter your dates and times into our search results page and find a space in time for a relaxed evening out.
Pay and display parking is free on Sundays, bank holidays, Good Friday, Easter Sunday, Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year's Day in any on-street pay and display space in Kensington and on Kensington High Street.
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Is parking free on Saturday on High Street Kensington?
All of Kensington is controlled by residents’ parking schemes. Outside of controlled parking hours, anyone can park in any resident permit bay, pay and display bay or on single yellow lines for free. Much of Kensington High Street has free parking on a Saturday, either all day or after 1.30pm. Residents parking restrictions are in place on High Street Kensington from 8.30 am – 6.30pm Monday – Friday, and in some areas from 8.30 am – 1.30pm on Saturday. The area with the highest pay and display tariff, close to High Street Kensington Station and Hyde Park also has restrictions on a Saturday until 6.30pm. Make sure to check local signs when parking on a Saturday.
Is parking free on Sunday on High Street Kensington?
Parking is free on Sunday on High Street Kensington. All of Kensington is controlled by residents’ parking schemes. There are no uncontrolled areas in the borough and Kensington and Chelsea council does not issue visitor vouchers. Outside of controlled parking hours, anyone can park in any resident permit bay, pay and display bay or on single yellow lines for free. On Kensington High Street restrictions are in place 8 am – 6.30pm Monday – Friday, and in some areas on Saturdays too. Parking is free on Sundays, Bank Holidays, Good Friday, Easter Sunday, Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year's Day.
Is there free parking after 6 pm on High Street Kensington?
On High Street Kensington, most of the on-street residents’ parking is restricted from 8 am – 6.30pm Monday – Friday. In some areas along the high street, there are also restrictions from 8.30 am – 1.30pm on Saturday. In the area closest to Hyde Park on Kensington High Street, there are restrictions in place on a Saturday until 6.30pm. Parking is not restricted to residents’ permits after 6.30pm on any day and all day on Sundays.
Is it difficult to find a parking space on High Street Kensington?
Kensington High Street is a highly desirable location for parking, given its proximity to shops, museums and businesses. The tariffs are also not very friendly. High Street Kensington is split between two pay and display tariff zones, £3.70 per hour and £4.90 per hour in the area closest to Hyde Park. Residents parking restrictions are in place on High Street Kensington from 8.30 am – 6.30pm Monday – Friday, and in some areas from 8.30 am – 1.30pm on Saturday. The area with the highest pay and display tariff, close to High Street Kensington Station and Hyde Park also has restrictions on a Saturday until 6.30pm. Parking on Sundays is unrestricted in any residents permit area near High Street Kensington, however, this means that it gets busy quickly! Head to the YourParkingSpace online map to pre-book a parking space in advance for cheap, you can find parking solutions for short, medium and long term stays.
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Latest High Street Kensington parking reviews
Very convenient location. Currently a little bit confusing as to how to get out, as the hotel is undergoing renovation at the moment, but the staff were friendly and helpful. Probably best in a smaller car, as the spaces are a little bit tight in places!Rachel
Easy to find and safe. Joe / owner was very helpful. Highly recommended 5*.Rastislav
It's a car park under a hotel. Automatic door when you drive up. The spaces are quite tight but it was fine, just be careful of the pillars. I parked here to go to a gig at Hammersmith Apollo, it's about a 30 minute walk. It all went smoothly.Jeremy
Easy to find parking bays a bit tightKevin
Really easy to book and access this place would highly recommendKathy
Easy to find and great location for high street and Design Museum. Also cheaper on this then paying on the day. Spaces are fairly small though and you need to get a ticket then go to the booth on your return which isn't made very clear. Apart from that a great parking spotTANYA