West Malling High Street Parking
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The West Malling High Street is located right through the centre of West Malling. This is a small town in Kent which is home to around 2,500 people. In 1967, the Beatles' Magical Mystery Tour was filmed around the town, and the first recorded cricket match in Kent was thought to have been played here. Today, it’s a popular spot for commuters since it’s only an hour’s drive from central London.
Along the High Street, you’ll find places like the West Malling Library and the West Malling Village Green. There are also several restaurants and stores, including a florist, funeral home, a Tesco, Boots, and a couple of hotels.
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Parking at West Malling High Street
The best option for West Malling High Street parking is at the High Street car park. This park uses a pay and display system and has CCTV for extra security. It is open 24 hours a day, and charges apply from Monday to Saturday, 8am to 5:30pm. It’s free outside of these hours, as well as on all bank holidays. During the charging hours, the maximum stay is 4 hours, and you can’t return within 3 hours. The cost of using this car park is as follows:
- Up to 30 minutes: 40p
- Up to 1 hour: 70p
- Up to 2 hours: £1.40
- Up to 3 hours: £2.10
- Up to 4 hours: £3.20
You can pay for parking here using the Parkmobile app on your phone, or with cash at the ticket machines. They can accept coins, but no notes, and do not give change.
If you’re looking for other options for parking near the West Malling High Street, you can park at the Ryarsh Lane car park, which is just off the High Street. Please note that you only workers in the town centre can access this car park with a season ticket which will cost £175 for 12 months. The charging hours are from Monday to Friday, 8am to 3pm, and it is free at all other times including bank holidays. The maximum stay is the charging period of 8am to 3pm, or 23 hours when charging doesn’t apply.
You will also find a car park at the Manor Park Country Park. There are 100 parking spaces available, as well as 5 disabled spaces, and 30 spaces in the overflow car park. The cost of parking here is £1.30 per day from Monday to Friday, and £2 per day during the weekend and on bank holidays.
There is a car park at the Leybourne Lakes Country Park which is open from 7:30am until dusk. You should only park here for as long as the car park is open, as it locks overnight and you may receive a parking fine for leaving your car here overnight. It will cost £1.20 to park for less than 4 hours, and £4 for more than 4 hours of parking.
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St Leonard's Tower dates back to between 1077 and 1108, and is the only remaining part of a castle that was originally built there. No one is sure who built the castle, but one popular theory is that it was Gundulf, Bishop of Rochester, who also founded St Mary’s Abbey. Otherwise, it is thought to possibly have been built by the Bishop Odo of Bayeux, who was the half-brother of William the Conqueror.
The Manor Park Country Park stretches over 52 acres and has walking trails, a playground, picnic area, accessible toilets, and a café. The park is open from 9am to 9pm during the summer months, and then closes at dusk in winter. The Manor Park Café is open on Fridays from 11am to 4pm, and on Saturdays and Sundays from 10am to 5pm.
The Leybourne Lakes Country Park is just outside of the centre of West Malling, and has cycling and walking paths, a picnic area, play area, and public toilets. It is also the home of the Leybourne Lakes Water Sports Centre, so it’s the perfect spot to go kayaking, canoeing, paddleboarding, windsurfing, open-water swimming, and even scuba diving.
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By Train: The West Malling train station is about 10 minutes’ walk from the High Street and services the southeastern line.
By Bus: Several bus lines run through West Malling, including 54X, 55X, 58 Connect, 70, 72, 215, 558, 570, 575, 576, 582, 587, and 588.
By Car: West Malling is located just off the A228 where it intersects with the M20. The town is about an hour’s drive from central London.
Disabled Parking at West Malling High Street
Blue badge holders can park for free in disabled parking bays in council-run car parks for up to 23 hours.
To search for the disabled car park that is closest to the West Malling High Street, see the Blue Badge Parking website.
The nearest electric charging station can be found in Kings Hill, about 5 minutes’ drive from the centre of town.
A network of all electric vehicle charging points can be found on the government's Go Ultra low website.
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Overnight, Weekends & Bank Holidays
The High Street car park offers free parking on West Malling High Street on Sundays, bank holidays, and outside of the charging hours of Monday to Saturday, 8am to 5:30pm.
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Where is the West Malling High Street located?
High Street is right in the centre of town, running from St. Leonards Street and Town Hill.
What sort of stores are there on West Malling High Street?
On High Street you’ll find the West Malling Library and the West Malling Village Green. There are also several restaurants and stores, including a florist, funeral home, and the No64 At The Joiners hotel. The local favourite, Franks Restaurant and Mussel Bar, is the perfect spot to enjoy mussels by an open fire in a 16th-century building.
What is there to do in West Malling?
The historic St Leonard's Tower is thought to be around 1,000 years old, and is perfect for any history buff. If you want to get out and stretch your legs, you’ve got the Manor Park Country Park and the Leybourne Lakes Country Park to choose from. If you’re looking for a day trip, central London is only an hour’s drive away.
Has anyone famous ever lived in West Malling?
During the Second World War, the Guy Penrose Gibson, a famous Wing Commander, stationed at the RAF West Malling (which is now the Kings Hill development). He famously led the Dam Busters raid in 1943, which used bouncing bombs to destroy two major dams and cause extensive flooding across the Ruhr area of Germany. He completed over 170 missions and was awarded a Victoria Cross before being killed in action in 1944.
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