Information about Parking in Leicester
The beautiful city of Leicester is bursting with heritage and culture – perfect for a day out!
At the heart of Leicester city stands Leicester Cathedral, built over 900 years ago. This is just one of the wonderful tourist attractions that Leicester has to offer. However, being such a popular tourist destination means that it is often difficult for visitors and commuters to find convenient and affordable parking in Leicester city centre.
There is on-street parking in Leicester available across the city, but charges vary, and this can get rather pricey. There are several car parks in Leicester. Charges generally start from £1 for one hour and rise to £6 for 12 hours, but these vary in different car parks so be sure to check before you park.
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Leicester Parking Statistics
4.7 out of 5 stars
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Parking in Central Leicester
Leicester has a parking permit scheme in place in many areas of the city to reduce congestion for residents. This means that you can’t park in certain areas without a permit unless it is in a designated pay and display parking bay. As well as Leicester parking permit zones, other parking restrictions to look out for include:
Double yellow lines, where you can't park
Single yellow lines, where you can only park at certain times. Be sure to check the signs when parking on these
Residents of Leicester are able to apply for a parking permit from Leicester City Council.
Leicester City Council issues Penalty Charge Notices (PCNs) for illegal parking and for using bus lanes during certain hours. A bus lane enforcement scheme is in place to improve public transport reliability, journey times and to encourage sustainable travel. Bus lane signs and markings clearly indicate the start and end of bus lanes and the hours of operation.
No need to risk a Leicester parking fine dropping through the letterbox. YourParkingSpace only offers parking spaces you are entitled to park in. Leave your worries about restrictions, permits and fines behind, and spend your time enjoying Leicester.
One of the nearest airports to Leicester is East Midlands airport. Parking around the surrounding areas of East Midlands airport is in high demand. For affordable, secure and convenient parking spaces, visit our East Midlands airport page. Both long stay and short stay options are available.
Leicester is nestled in the East Midlands of England. It has a rich history and is home to both Leicester Cathedral and the ruins of Leicester Castle. Richard III was reinterred at Leicester Cathedral in 2015. Leicester Castle was where Richard III spent his last days and the ruins can be seen in Castle Gardens near the River Soar.
Other popular attractions include the National Space Centre, a must-visit attraction for the whole family; Bradgate Park, home of Lady Jane Grey; and the King Richard III Visitor Centre, which tells the story of the king’s life and death and displays his original burial site.
Find the perfect parking in Leicester town within short walking distances to these amazing attractions with YourParkingSpace.
The M1 passes by Leicester to the West, connecting to Nottingham to the North and Northampton to the South. The A47 connects Leicester to Peterborough to the East.
There are 3 Park and Ride services to choose from around the city.
East Midlands and other major train operators run local and regional services from Leicester station.
Leicester City Council is currently running a trial installation of electric vehicle charging points on residential streets. There are already around 150 public charging points available at the council and other car parks across the city.
A network of all electric vehicle charging points in the UK can be found on the government's Go Ultra low website.
Blue Badges allow people with severe mobility problems additional parking rights. The badge can be used in any vehicle you are travelling in.
In Leicester, with a Blue Badge, you can:
Park for up to three hours on a single or double yellow line as long as there are no loading restrictions. The clock on your badge must be set to show your time of arrival.
Park without a time limit at a pay and display parking bay, free of charge.
Park on resident parking permit bays without a time limit.
Overnight, weekends & bank holidays
Overnight parking in Leicester is available. Many of the car parks in Leicester are open overnight, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. With YourParkingSpace, you can find a space fast, no matter what time of day it is.
Parking charges in car parks tend to be less overnight and on Sundays and on Bank Holidays, than during weekdays.
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How much is parking at Leicester royal infirmary?
If you are a patient or carer, it costs £6 to park at Leicester royal infirmary for the day. If you are visiting, then charges vary from £1.70 to £13 depending on how long you stay. Overnight parking is available.
How much is parking in Leicester on Sunday?
Most car parks in Leicester still charge for parking on a Sunday. Free parking in Leicester is not easy to find. However, the charges do tend to be less than during the week. They range from £1 to £4 for the day.
How to get a parking permit in Leicester?
To get a Leicester parking permit, you need to apply for one from Leicester City Council. Applications can be made online.
Is parking free in Leicester on Sunday?
Leicester parking on Sunday is not free. Parking charges do tend to be less, and range between £1 to £4 for the day.
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Latest Leicester parking reviews
Having read previous reviews, I decided to try this car park. Like other people have stated the car park has marked spaces and it feels very secure and was very easy to find. Will continue to use it as it is within walking distance of the city centre.Sue
This was a very convenient parking space in a supermarket carpark. I would recommend this parking space to others. My car was safe it was very convenient. The only disadvantage is that you must remember that you have to give 28 days notice when you want to finish so it is not a calendar month and obviously two or three days shorter than that.Dom
East from start to finish. Convenient for the shops tooMark
Easy to find, very convenient location. I definitely recommend and will use again.Eleni
Really easy to find and short walk to city centre.Zachary
Bit of a pain, because you have to go to the hotel reception to get an updated ticket each time you want to leave the car park however besides that, big spaces and good location so would definitely recommend!S
Easy to find, secure, worth the money.Eli