There’s no hiding away from the fact that parking in London is an absolute nightmare. Just as you think you’ve found somewhere to park when you’re moving in . . . Bam! You sport a sign that it limited to 30-minutes or private parking only.
Whenever we start a new removal project, one of the first questions we’re frequently asked is:
Do you know where we can park?
Unfortunately, every London borough is different, so parking availability and charges will vary on the location. It’s a good idea to do a little research prior to setting off on your journey. At least then you have a good idea of what’s going to be around you on moving day.
Information: You can find a list of London boroughs that we work in and a list of downloadable PDF’s with parking prices and locations on an easy to use map.
What Are PCN’s?
PCN is an abbreviated term for Penalty Charge Notice. Many motorists assume that these are parking related. However, you can be given a PCN for other offences, not just parking.
You can be issued with a PCN in the following scenarios:
- Illegal parking
- Breaking traffic rules
- Not paying the London Congestion Charge (LCC)
- Not paying the Dartford Crossing payment on time
Failing to Pay:
To cut a long story short – you’re best paying a PCN when you receive one, unless you’re convinced that an appeal will be approved and you have enough evidence to back it up.
If you fail to settle a PCN within 28 days you’ll have an additional 14 days to make the original fine payment plus 50%. Failing to pay within the 14 days will result in a court appearance.
In some extreme cases you may be issued a FPN (Fixed Penalty Notice).
These are issued by the police and DVSA, just like the PCN if you fail to pay the fine on time, you’ll have to pay 50% more.
Coverage Areas and Parking Maps:
We cover a lot of locations so knowing exactly where you and we can park during a removal in London is difficult. Fortunately, we’ve done a little research to help you spot a legal area to park when moving home.
These are the London boroughs that we work in most frequently:
- Hammersmith & Fulham
- Kensington & Chelsea
- Camden Town
- Richmond Upon Thames
You can use and download the following maps to find parking locations and charges for each borough mentioned.
- Borough of Hammersmith & Fulham – Parking Map PDF
- Borough of Kensington & Chelsea – Parking Map PDF
- Borough of Westminster – Parking Map PDF
- Borough of Camden Town – Parking Map PDF
- Borough of Hounslow – Parking Map PDF
- Borough of Islington – Parking Map PDF
- Borough of Richmond Upon Thames – Parking Map PDF