Tower Bridge Parking
Information about Parking at Tower Bridge
Tower Bridge has a wealth of places to explore on its doorstep, from the famous Tower of London to the iconic Shard and City Hall. There are also fantastic art galleries, including Tate Modern, Southbank Centre and The Hayward Gallery. There are lots to choose from whether you’re looking for activities, shopping or dining options in Tower Bridge.
With a unique range of historic, creative, and picturesque sites, Tower Bridge has lots to offer. However, the parking landscape isn’t quite as welcoming. Car parks are often expensive, making it difficult for people to be able to travel by car into the area on a regular basis. And although there are a variety of short, medium and long-term spaces across the Tower Bridge, long-term pay and display is not available in very busy parts of Tower Bridge.
YourParkingSpace offers plenty of different off-street parking opportunities, including overnight parking close to the heart of Tower Bridge. You can even park for cheap moments from top attractions, including finding parking at the Ivy Tower Bridge and parking at the Hilton Tower Bridge.
Both long term and short-term parking is available with our hourly and weekly booking options. The best part is, YourParkingSpace is available 24 hours of the day 7 days a week. Download our free app so you can browse for spaces on the go!
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Tower Bridge Parking Statistics
4.7 out of 5 stars
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Available for drivers visiting Tower Bridge
During your time in Tower Bridge enjoy taking in the views of the bustling river Thames, then head to Wilton’s Music Hall and enjoy the elegant grandeur of the historic venue, or book in to see a show if time permits. Across the river, take a stroll through Bermondsey, where you will find the Fashion and Textile Museum, White Cube Bermondsey Gallery and the delights of the London Glassblowing showroom. A short walk away you will find London Bridge, with Borough market’s thriving centre and many lovely cafés and shops nestled under the covered market. These are all set against the impressive backdrop of the London skyline, with the Shard being a prominent feature of the area.
There are two electric car charging points available at Q-Park Tower Bridge. You can download the Zap-Map app or search online for a list of all charging points across London.
Did you know that a Blue Badge means that you can park in designated spaces close to popular facilities, often for a longer period of time?
If you’re planning your day out and looking for disabled parking at Tower Bridge, check out the Southwark Council website where there is a list of all disabled parking as well as proposed Blue Badge parking bays. The map also shows short-stay Blue Badge bays installed near shops, which usually have a maximum stay of 4 hours. If you’re visiting Tower Bridge attraction, there are five Blue Badge parking bays reserved at a nearby carpark.
Many off-street car parks in Tower Bridge will offer disabled spaces, but these may be limited so check the signs before parking.
Where you can use it
In general, you can use your badge for parking:
- on single or double yellow lines for up to three hours, unless there is a ban on loading or unloading
- at 'on-street' parking meters and pay-and-display machines for free and for as long as you need to
- in disabled parking bays. You can find out which car parks have disabled parking bays by checking the car parks information on the relevant council website.
Where you cannot use it
The Blue Badge is not a licence to park anywhere. If you park where it would cause an obstruction or danger to other road users you could be in for a Tower Bridge parking fine, or have your vehicle removed.
Particular places where you must not park include:
- where a ban on loading or unloading is in force
- where parking places are reserved for specific users such as resident’s bays or loading bays
- pedestrian crossings (zebra, pelican, toucan and puffin crossings), including areas marked by zig-zag lines
- clearways (no stopping)
- a bus stop clearway during its hours of operation
- an urban clearway within its hours of operation. You may only pick up or drop off passengers
- school 'keep clear' markings during the hours shown on a yellow no-stopping plate
- Bus, tram or cycle lanes or cycle tracks
- Where there are double white lines in the centre of the road (even if one of the lines is broken)
- Where temporary parking restrictions are in force, as shown by no-waiting cones or temporary signs.
Displaying your badge
Make sure the badge is facing upwards so that the details on the front can be clearly seen and it should be placed on the dashboard.
Overnight, weekends & bank holidays
There are plenty of off-street car parks to choose from in Tower Bridge, 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. Charges are also likely to still apply on Bank Holidays, check local signage.
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Is there parking at Guy’s hospital?
The only kind of parking at Guy’s hospital is disabled parking. Disabled parking is available at Guy’s hospital between Monday – Friday 8.30am – 4.30pm. This is for patients who are blue badge holders and have an appointment on that day. There are two electric car charging points in the car park. There are also patient drop-off/collection bays at the hospital's main entrance. General pay and display parking is available for £3.20 per hour. There is also an NCP car park at the junction of Snowsfields and Kipling Street, however, prices are high.
There is parking however at St Thomas’ hospital, but it is very limited and there is often a queue to find a space. The car park at St Thomas’ is open 24 hours a day with charges at £3.20 per hour. For cheap and convenient parking spaces head to the YourParkingSpace map to search and book your space in advance.
Can you go inside Tower Bridge?
Tower Bridge has fantastic views over London, including high-level walkways at 42 metres above the River Thames, as well as glass floors where you can soak up London life from above. Tower Bridge Engine Rooms showcase the Victorian era inner workings on the defining London landmark and the people who worked to keep it in motion. The exhibition is set amidst the original steam engines and coal burners which used to power the raising of Tower Bridge. You can go and appreciate not only the views at Tower Bridge but the manpower and machinery behind Tower Bridge, which used to lift itself between 20 – 30 times each day!
Is there parking at The Shard?
There is no direct parking at the premises, however, car parking is available at various nearby car parks, including UCP on Great Suffolk Street and NCP on Kipling Street. One recommended place to park on the YourParkingSpace map is parking spaces on Weston Street, which are available 24hours on all days and are ideal for exploring London Bridge and the surrounding area. The spaces are a 30-second walk from The Shard and Guy’s Hospital as well as an 8-minute walk to Tower Bridge.
Can you park at Tower Bridge on Sundays?
Around London Bridge, parking restrictions are in place Monday – Saturday 8am – 6.30pm and this area extends to Tower Bridge. In most streets, you can find parking near Tower Bridge for free on a Sunday. However, make sure to check local signs as restrictions may include Sundays in some areas.
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Latest Tower Bridge parking reviews
Excellent facility and on site staff very helpful and pleasantAlastair
Worked very well for me, but the one-way system makes getting there less than straightforward - suggest using Archie Street as the reference for Google Maps and similarRoger
Very good .Clive
A very convenient location for Guys and St Thomas's hospitals with clear directions. Easy access and plenty of spaces. If you book online it is cheaper than alternatives and the booking process is straightforward. Highly recommended.Stuart
Just as described. Remember to read the directions to where it is. Perfect for guys hospital - 5 minute walkCharlotte
Very convenient for Guys Hospital and easy to find at the end of Union Street which is one way. We arrived 40 minutes late as two bridges were closed. Highly recommended.Michael
Easy to book, fairly priced and good locationTim
Excellent and convenient place to park whist we received our COVID jabs at guy’s hospitalEdward
We had difficulty finding the car park. Asked a passing policeman who escorted us to the entrance :) Once there the hotel staff were very welcoming and accommodating. Even let us use their toilets. An easy 10 minute walk to Guys Hospital, our destination, passing Borough Market. Would recommend.Alan