Parking on the street

Pay and display

There are many places you can park on the streets.

Just make sure there's no parking restrictions, or you could receive a parking ticket (PCN).

You can park in pay and display locations across the borough. You just need to buy a ticket for the amount of time you need and display it clearly. Alternatively you can pay by phone, where available, for the amount of time you wish to stay

Nearly all our Pay & Display parking machines now accept the new £1 coin. A few machines still accept the old £1 coin and have a sticker on them. We are converting these machines as quickly as possible to accept the new £1 coin.

In some areas you can park free for 30 minutes, if you get a ticket from the parking meter.

Pay by phone

You will also see parking signs with phone numbers on them.

You can then pay using your debit/ credit card.

Or you can pay much quicker using the Ringo parking app

Motorcycle parking

As a motorcycle user you can park in the following places:

  • in a dedicated motorcycle bay on-street or in a car park
  • in a resident bay/ shared use bay

Where you can't park

  • on the pavement (unless there's a motorcycle parking bay there)
  • on yellow lines

Parking on pavements

Unless there are white lines marking a parking bay, parking on the pavement is not permitted at any time.

Dropped kerb/ raised carriageway parking

Dropped kerbs are an area where the pavement is lowered to road level. You might see these on driveways and cycle lanes.

Raised carriageways are where the road is elevated to meet the pavement.

Parking on, or preventing access to dropped kerb/ raised carriageway parking is an offence.


If there are no parking restrictions on the road, like yellow lines, you or a visitor can park adjacent to your own driveway.

If the driveway serves several properties, you cannot park there.

Bank holiday parking

On bank holidays you can park in Council managed pay and display bays and controlled parking zones for free (except Twickenham zone R on event days). 

All other parking restrictions still apply, like bus lanes, disabled bays, pedestrian crossings and yellow lines not part of controlled parking zones. 

Report a parking offence

Telephone 020 8290 8301  (option 7) 

Monday to Friday 07:00 - 1:00

Saturday 09:00 - 1:00

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