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Whether you’re on your bike, up for a drive or keen on exploring heritage attractions on foot in stunning countryside settings, Peterborough has wonderful places to explore.
Peterborough is fast becoming a hotspot destination, given the jam-packed festival calendar for free festivals all year round, including the Heritage Festival, the Italian Festival, Diwali Festival and Peterborough CAMRA Beer Festival. Throughout the year, you can enjoy the vibrant shopping scene at Queensgate Shopping centre and the independent stores in City Market. If it’s theatre you’re into, check out the programmes at New Theatre Peterborough, The Key Theatre and The Cresset.
It is extremely difficult to find on-street parking in Peterborough, given that residents parking restrictions are in place much of the time. There are several car parks in Peterborough, and all of the car parks are open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, including public and bank holidays, however, they get full fast.
Your day plans shouldn’t be interrupted by parking problems. Book in advance to secure a convenient and affordable parking space in advance with YourParkingSpace. Both long term and short-term parking is available with our hourly and weekly booking options. YourParkingSpace is available 24 hours of the day, to make sure you can always find a space to park at any time of day or night.
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Parking in Central Peterborough
Parking in central Peterborough is tricky, due to the Controlled Parking Zone (CPZ). This means that every street has some kind of parking restriction. Parking restrictions to look out for are:
- Pay and Display car parks
- 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
In the rest of the Peterborough, you can park in any of the Peterborough Car Parks which offer both short and long stay parking options. The most popular central car parks are Market Multi-storey and Bishops Road. There is also parking at Queensgate car park. You can find free parking in Peterborough at Queensgate car park Thursday and Friday evenings if you enter after 5.30pm in the red, blue or green car park.
On the YourParkingSpace map, we make sure that we only offer parking spaces that you are entitled to park in, so there are no surprise Peterborough parking fines!
Peterborough has heaps on its doorstep. It is less than two hours to drive to London, or head to the Norfolk coast to take in the fresh air, or to the Chiltern Hills to take in the open plains, marshland and rolling scenery. Nearby is Cambridge city, steeped in academic history. While in Cambridge a recommended place to explore is Trinity Lane, Trumpington Street with its cute cafes and shops, and don’t miss out on the vast and stunning vaulted ceilings of Kings College Chapel.
Find cheap and convenient parking spaces a short walk from the best attractions by pre-booking a parking space with YourParkingSpace. You can roll up to your day out hassle free and with more time to make the most of your day!
Peterborough is easily accessible from London by car in 2h, via the M11. Cambridge, Canterbury and Southend-on-Sea are all within driving distance for a day trip. If you’re heading to Birmingham, take the M6 and M1, or if you’re travelling onto Leicester it’s the M1 and A14.
Peterborough train station has regular trains to London and the surrounding areas. There is a Virgin East Coast Line direct to London (50 minutes), Newcastle, Edinburgh and also to Liverpool, Manchester, Birmingham, Nottingham, Leicester, Derby, Lincoln, Norwich, Ipswich and Cambridge. There is also a station car park, with a daily charge of £15 and an off peach charge of £7.
Disabled Parking in Peterborough
As you may already know, that Blue Badge allows you to park in more places, for longer, and often free of charge!
Take care, however, as many of the parking tariffs still apply to Blue Badge holders in car parks in Peterborough. With the exception of Northminster multi-storey, an additional hour to your chosen session will be added if you are a Blue Badge holder. Take note as specially adapted vehicles are exempt from these charges, which is defined as a vehicle adapted to be accessible by a wheelchair.
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. Check signs as some spaces may be limited to 3 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
There are plenty of off-street car parks to choose from in Peterborough, which run 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Enter your dates and times into our search results page and you can find a space for a time frame and location that suits you.
Got access to empty parking spaces in Peterborough? Register your driveway, parking space or lock-up garage with us. It’s free to list and takes just two minutes. Sit back, relax and watch the bookings roll in.
Can you park overnight at Peterborough Train Station?
You can park overnight in the station’s long stay car park at a 24h rate. The main station charges £15 per day, with a weekly charge of £49. There is also the Mayor’s Walk Car Park with a special weekend rate available Friday to Monday at £17.00, this must be purchased from the Travel Centre prior to travel. The Spittle Bank car park is also nearby.
Do you have to pay for parking on Bank Holidays?
In car parks in Peterborough charges apply 7 days a week, including on Bank Holidays. This is the same for parking at Queensgate car park, however, parking is free after 5.30pm in the Blue, Red and Green car parks on Thursdays and Fridays. There is no free on-street parking in Peterborough on Bank Holidays.
What time does Queensgate car park open?
Queensgate car park is open Monday – Saturday from 9am. On Sundays, the car park opens at 10:30am and on Bank Holidays the car park opens at 10am. Parking is free after 5.30pm in the Blue, Red and Green car parks on Thursdays and Fridays.
How much is parking in Peterborough centre?
Parking in Peterborough town centre varies depending on location. Much of the parking available is in parking lots with differing tariffs, rather than on-street parking. Charges apply 24 hours a day. Daytime tariffs apply between 7am and 5pm and evening tariffs between 5pm and 7am. Bishops Road car park is £1.30 for up to 1 hour, and is one of the more expensive central car parks. Market multi-storey car park is £1 an hour, up to £5.50 for 10 hours. Some of the car parks only allow permit holders during peak times, check local signs. For affordable parking close to Peterborough’s most desirable attractions, head to the YourParkingSpace search map or app, where you can search, book and park on the go!
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8min walk from the train station, easy to find and plenty of space for car. would definitely use againMatt