Parking in Richmond
Richmond has lots of great activities, restaurants and shops to choose from in the local area, as well as being well placed to explore nearby London highlights, including Kew Gardens, Richmond Park and Twickenham.
Parking in Richmond can be difficult to navigate, given it is a prime destination for locals, tourists and businesses alike. Much of the street parking in Richmond is restricted to short stay pay and display or residents parking only. Residents parking restrictions are in place in most areas in Richmond from Monday – Saturday, 8:30 am – 6:30 pm. In a few of the areas of Richmond which are less centrally located, parking is unrestricted on the weekend.
At YourParkingSpace, we offer plenty of different off-street parking opportunities, across Richmond. There are lots of different spaces available if you’re looking to head to some of Richmond’s most popular destinations, including University of Richmond parking, Ikea Richmond parking, Epworth Richmond parking and Omni Richmond parking. You can find affordable and convenient parking just a short walk from these locations, even if you are looking for parking in crowded places like parking in Richmond Park or parking in Richmond station. The best part is, YourParkingSpace is available 24 hours of the day and offers cheap and convenient hassle-free solutions to parking problems at any time of day or night.
All of Richmond is controlled by residents’ parking schemes. All visitors must park in pay and display bays or in off-street car parks during restricted hours. You can park in car parks and pay and display locations around Richmond, including at 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
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4.8 out of 5 stars
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Richmond has a wealth of attractions close by, including many beautiful gardens and architectural sites of special interest. Make sure not to miss Ham House and Garden which is a luxury 17th century stately home with a lavish interior and impressive art collection. Kew Palace is the red brick 17th century home of King George III, with untouched 200-year-old kitchens within the fantastic Royal Botanical Gardens right next door. The Temperate house, opened in 1682 is a particular favourite, a Victorian era, Grade-I listed show house for the largest plants in Kew Gardens.
When you’re heading for a stroll down the Thames, take in Richmond Bridge, a 1770s stone arch bridge which is the oldest bridge still standing across the Thames in London. Other nearby attractions include Kew Bridge, The Hive, The Museum of Richmond and the Shirley Sherwood Gallery. There are plenty of parking spaces to choose from on the YourParkingSpace online map when looking for parking in Richmond London, or download our free app so you can search and reserve your parking space in advance whilst on the go!
A list of all the charging points in the borough can be found on the Richmond 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.
As you may already know, a Blue Badge allows you to park in more places, for longer, and often free of charge!
There are a number of disabled bays on-street in the borough, where any blue badge holder may park. There are also about 14 bays provided for general use by any blue badge holder in locations of interest such as town centres and near to libraries.
Many off-street car parks in Richmond will offer disabled spaces, but these may be limited and all car parks are different, so check the signs before parking.
You may also park within the London Borough of Richmond, whilst clearly displaying a valid Blue Badge:
- In resident permit holder parking places within Controlled Parking Zones without payment and without a time limit
- In business permit holder parking places within Controlled Parking Zones without payment and without a time limit
- In permit holder parking places within Controlled Parking Zones without payment and without a time limit
- In permit holder shared-use parking places such as permit holder/pay and display/pay by phone/voucher spaces within Controlled Parking Zones without payment and without a time limit
- In pay and display, pay by phone and voucher bays without payment or time limit
- In free parking bays without a time limit
- In the Council's car parks without paying and without time limit
- On a single or double yellow line without payment for up to three hours, provided that no loading prohibition is in force. You are required to display your clock set to the time of your arrival with your Blue Badge. Both clock and Badge must be clearly visible from outside the vehicle.
- On Twickenham Event Days, all Blue Badge holders are permitted to park within Controlled Parking Zone (CPZ R). The stadium also has facilities for disabled parking, however, these are limited and need to be applied for in advance
Overnight, weekends & bank holidays
Don’t panic when trying to park in Richmond, many overnight off-street car parks in Richmond 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 your day out!
Pay and display parking is free in most part of Richmond on Sundays and bank holidays, however, be sure to check local signs for any restrictions in place. For all-day parking in Richmond or monthly parking in Richmond, you can rest assured you’ll find a desirable solution on our Richmond parking map online.
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Does Richmond station have parking?
Richmond Station parking is available at the station car park and NPC’s nearby London Richmond Station car park, however, prices tend to be high. There are lots of options to choose from on the YourParkingSpace map if you’re looking to park near Richmond Station, for short, medium or long-stay parking durations. One of the options open to you is spaces on Onslow Road, which are available 24hours a day and is a 4 minute walk from the station. You can book a space in advance to ensure you get to the station on time!
Where do you park for Richmond theatre?
Richmond Theatre is located close to the Old Deer Park, meaning that parking prices are high and space are very much in demand. A recommended place to park close to Richmond theatre is parking on St Johns Road, where you can park for £4.88 for 2.5hours while you are at the theatre. Search book and secure your space on St Johns Road, or find similar spaces, either on the YourParkingSpace online map or on our app.
Can you park on a single yellow line in Richmond?
Single yellow lines commonly operate only on weekdays, however, they always are in operation for the hours shown on the signs by the line, or for the hours of the Controlled Parking Zone they are in. This means that they can operate on Saturdays, Sundays and Bank Holidays and you must take care to observe restrictions when parking on single yellow lines.
Is it free parking on Good Friday?
Parking in central areas of Richmond is still restricted on Good Friday, for example, on the Richmond parking zones map, Richmond Town zone has restrictions in place on Sundays and Bank Holidays. However, in Richmond Hill, South East Richmond and Hammersmith Bridge area, Bank Holidays including Good Friday, and Public Holidays, are free of charge. Make sure to check local signs when parking on Good Friday.
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Latest Richmond parking reviews
All went very smoothly and it was a perfect distance for the Lion entrance to Kew Gardens.Jane
We were able to find it easily with the satnav and to recognise it since we had images available. Quite a long walk to Kew Gardens, but fine. We had been asked to report to the hotel reception but it was not required once we managed to locate it. Would recommend this little car park and the whole system.Veronica
Easy access and good parking place. 20 minutes walk to Kew Gardens from there.Jackie
Delighted to have found a parking space so close to Kew Gardens for their Christmas illuminations show. It made it so relaxing to drive in without worrying about where we'd park and the space was easy to find on a satnav and no parking skills needed to drive in.June
Easy to find and easy to park! Great spot if you’re going to KewIsabella
Very easy great optionAphra