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Leeds has a fantastic and thriving cultural scene, with contemporary art galleries and museums as well as a vibrant nightlife. Leeds is also known for its buzzing shopping areas and indulgent dining experiences.
Parking in Leeds can be tricky to navigate, with much of the city divided into zones. Most of the on-street parking throughout the city is restricted, and it is hard to find reasonably priced options. Much of the on-street parking, as well as the car-park parking, has charges in place Monday – Sunday inclusive, and a few of the car parks also charge on Bank Holidays.
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Parking in Central Leeds
Parking in Leeds City centre is divided into zones. Each zone has different restrictions and charges, check local signage to make sure you aren’t missing restrictions. Parking restrictions to look out for are:
Pay and Display bays where you can stay for 1,2, 4 or 5 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
No one wants a fine in the mail. So, on the YourParkingSpace map, we make sure that we only offer parking spaces that you are entitled to park in!
Visit our Leeds airport parking page to find cheap, convenient and secure parking both for long stay and short stay visits.
The Leeds area is amazing to explore, you can take a trip to nearby countryside locations and still be back in the city in time for a dinner or an evening performance!
If you’re looking for culture, check out The Henry Moore institute dedicated to celebrating sculpture, or The Tetley centre for contemporary art. For public art, check out the iconic ‘Cornucopia’ next to Corn Exchange and the UK’s tallest mural: ‘Athena Rising’. After a break from shopping, head to pretty Roundhay Park, one of the biggest city parks in Europe, or Temple Newsam set in Capability Brown landscape.
Want more greenery still? Take a day trip from the City. Hike or cycle through the Otley Chevin Forest for beautiful Wharfedale views from the 282-metre summit. Otley is also a must-see: a quaint market town in a picturesque setting. Discover the town’s unique history, home of the country’s first interior designer Thomas Chippendale. Bradford offers a great mix of beauty and heritage and is home to two UNESCO World Heritage sites as well as the UK’s National Media Museum and the Cartwright Hall.
Find great and convenient parking spaces in short walking distances to these unmissable attractions on our search results page.
The M1 connects Leeds to other major cities like Nottingham, Leicester and London, while the M62 takes you through Huddersfield to Manchester area.
The main Park and Ride services in Leeds are Elland Road and Temple Green Park.
Leeds Railway Station is located on New Station Street. The station is the terminus of the Leeds branch of the East Coast Main Line, and London North Eastern Railway provides high-speed inter-city services to London every half hour from the station. It also connects to major cities on the Cross Country including Birmingham, Glasgow, Edinburgh, Derby, Nottingham, Reading, Bristol, Exeter, Plymouth and Penzance.
A permit scheme has been introduced to allow free parking for Ultra-low emission vehicles (ULEVs) in Leeds city centre. Only vehicles on the Department for Transport list recognised as ULEV will qualify for the scheme.
A network of all electric vehicle charging points in the UK can be found on the government's Go Ultra low website.
As you may know already, Disabled Parking badges allow you to park for longer in most spaces and often for free!
In Leeds, the badge is for on-street parking only! Off-street car parks have separate rules and it’s up to the car park owner to decide whether badge holders can park free of charge.
With a blue badge you can:
park on-street for free and without time limit at both metered and 'pay and display' sites
park in designated disabled bays free and without time limit unless the sign states otherwise. Make sure to display your parking clock with your blue badge
park on single or double yellow lines for up to 3 hours with both your blue badge and parking clock displayed. Always check local signs
park in resident parking permit bays without a time limit
Overnight, weekends & bank holidays
Leeds has a few off-street parking locations that offer 24 hour parking. Check out Hunslet Lane, an open-air car park, three minutes’ walk from Leeds Bridge. It is located on Hunslet Lane, LS10 1ES, is open 24 hours a day for 7 days of the week, offers 35 spaces and blue badge availability.
Alternatively, you could try Woodhouse Lane. It’s a multi-storey car park, a short walking distance from the city centre and other main attractions such as the arena and Leeds City Museum. It is located at Woodhouse Lane, LS2 3AX. It’s open 24 hours for 7 days a week, has 14 blue badge parking spaces and electric charging points available, and is competitively priced.
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When is parking free in Leeds?
It’s almost impossible to find free parking in Leeds unless you have a residents’ permit or are visiting on a Bank Holiday. Even on Bank Holidays, most car parks charge a fee. The cheapest car parks are Whitehall Road and Leeds International Pool. Head to YourParkingSpace to find cheap centrally located parking spaces, and book in advance to avoid wasting time circling for a space.
How much is parking in Leeds on a Sunday?
There is very little free parking in the city centre even on a Sunday unless you are a valid Blue Badge holder and require disabled bays. There are different zones in the city which have varied tariffs depending on the hours. Sunday tariffs are cheaper than other days of the week and there is a limited amount of free parking at South Central and South Outer zones.
How much is meter parking in Leeds?
Meter parking varies depending on the parking zones and the time. You can expect to pay £1.50 minimum / 2hrs during the week and about £1/2hrs on Saturdays. Meter parking is available for 1,2,3 or 5 hour slots. Weekend parking is cheaper than during the week, and there is a small amount of free parking at South Central and South Outer zones on Sundays. Be careful, most zones charge for parking even on Bank Holidays.
How to get a parking permit in Leeds?
There is no charge for resident permits in Leeds. In order to apply, you will need to provide documents showing proof of address (for example mortgage statements or utility bills) and these need to have been issued within the last three months. You also need to provide a copy of either the vehicle log book (V5C) or the vehicle insurance document. You need to renew your permit every three years.
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Latest Leeds Parking parking reviews
All went smoothly, plenty of spaces, saved a lot of hassleDavid
Easy to find parking space. Once the stewards arrived after the concert to control the traffic it then started moving. I was stood still for 20 mins prior to this in a queue!Karen
really easy to find, central, very handyEmma
Easy to find and not to far a walk to the footie ground did the job.Chris lewis
Great place to park if you are getting the train, bit tight but chepa and cheerfull.Heath
Barrier des not automatically open on exit. I have to call staff for helpHannah
Great location for shopping Convenient off the main road. Shame about the potholesRobert
Nothing to say..it does what it says on the tin.. definitely use againCHRIS