Free and Paid Parking near London Victoria

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Free and Paid Parking near London Victoria

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Free, unrestricted residential street parking

We regret to say that our search for free parking in Victoria was fruitless. Everything to do with parking in this part of central London is strictly controlled. We really recommend that you don’t try breaking any of the rules, as your car could be impounded with extremely high penalties. Scroll down for all possible paid options, as well as some free after 6:30pm, overnight parking and weekends.

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Free after 6:30pm / Overnight / Weekend Parking

East of London Victoria

If you’re heading into Victoria from Lambeth across the river to the east, these spots are a lot cheaper for parking. The suburban streets are lovely with lots of trees and after a 10 minute walk you’ll be in the very centre of Victoria.

The following list includes paid parking bays in the D4 Zone, run by Westminster City Council. 

The parking spots range between £2.83 per hour or £5.66 for 2 hours. If you are trying to park a pre-2015 diesel vehicle, the rate is £4.24 per hour. Many bays (but not all) have a max 4h parking limit, with no return within the hour. Some of them are a mix of residential parking and pay and display, so make sure you double check all signage to avoid hefty penalties by parking in a residential bay by accident.

The following addresses are measured from the distance to Victoria Train Station:

  • Palace Street SW1E 5HX – 0.3 miles
  • Catherine Place SW1E 6DY – 0.4 miles
  • Buckingham Place SW1E 5HW – 0.4 miles
  • Palace Street SW1E 6DW – 0.3 miles
  • Howick Place SW1E 6RD – 0.4 miles
  • Howick Place SW1P 1BH – 0.4 miles
  • Artillery Row SW1P 1RZ – 0.4 miles
  • Carlisle Place SW1P 1JA – 0.3 miles
  • Willow Place SW1P 1QR – 0.4 miles
  • Greencoat Row SW1P 1PG – 0.4 miles
  • Rochester Row SW1P 1JP – 0.4 miles

West of London Victoria

Will you be driving over from Chelsea or from the west? The following streets are all lovely high class old Victorian residential parking options, all just minutes away from the very centre. 

The following list comprises Zone A1 parking zones, run by Westminster City Council. They are pricier at £4.22 per hour or £8.44 for 2 hours from Mon-Fri, 8:30am to 6:30pm. Pre-2015 diesel vehicles pay £6.33 per hour. Parking is free outside these hours.

Many bays (but not all) have a max 4h parking, with no return within 1 hour. There is a mix between pay and display and resident only parking, but we’ve only included pay and display. Check local signage to avoid parking in a residential bay by accident.

  • Bridge Place SW1V 1QA – 0.1 miles
  • Bulleid Way SW1V 1QD – 0.3 miles
  • Hugh Street SW1V 1QQ – 0.3 miles
  • Gillingham Street SW1V 1HP – 0.2 miles
  • Wilton Road SW1V 1DT – 0.2 miles
  • Guildhouse Street SW1V 1DB – 0.3 miles
  • Guildhouse Street SW1V 1JD – 0.3 miles
  • Warwick Way SW1C 4HS – 0.4 miles

Free after 6:30pm / Overnight / Sunday Parking

If you want to dive straight into the very centre, Zone A2, run by Westminster City Council is your best bet. They are the same prices as Zone A1, with the same rules in place. Again, we must remind you to double check all parking signs extremely thoroughly. 


  • Lower Belgrave Street SW1W 0NL – 0.3 miles
  • Eccleston Place SW1W 9AX – 0.4 miles
  • Eccleston Street SW1W 9LX – 0.4 miles
  • Chester Square SW1W 9HS – 0.5 miles
  • Lower Belgrave Street SW1W 0LS – 0.3 miles
  • Grosvenor Gardens SW1W 0DH – 0.3 miles
  • Elizabeth Street SW1W 9QW – 0.5 milesEaton Square SW1W 9DD – 0.5 miles

Cheapest Paid Car Parks near London Victoria

The following list shows all of the cheapest paid car parks in the London Victoria area. The demand for parking in this area is extremely high, so booking ahead in advance is a really smart idea, as well as taking traffic into account. Remember not to park earlier than your allotted time, or overstay by even one minute to avoid penalties.

  • Victoria Carpark SW1W 9TQ – £7.00 for 2 hours | Booking Only
  • Ebury Street Car Park SW1W 0NY – £7.00 for 2 hours | Booking Only
  • ParkBee Victoria – Greycoat Place SW1P 1SB – £7.60 for 2 hours
  • Care Park – London Victoria SW1W 9QL– £8.00 for 2 hours
  • Victoria Station Car Park SW1W 9SJ – £11.00 for 2 hours
  • Q-Park Pimlico SW1V 4LR – £12.00 for 2 hours

2 Hours Free Parking/Customers Only

You can park in Sainsbury’s car park, but you need to go in there and buy something, otherwise there could be penalties. It’s only a 6 minute walk to Victoria Station, or a 10 minute walk to Victoria Bus Station, so it could be the perfect free parking option if you want to pick someone up.

  • Sainsbury’s SW1V 1DT


Driveway Rental Apps

Private driveway rental apps have exploded in recent years. Service providers like JustPark, Parklet, Your Parking Space, and many others have a rapidly-growing user base and provide a good alternative to conventional parking options. If you’re looking for parking for an upcoming trip to anywhere, especially London, checking these apps or sites a few days in advance could net you quite a few pounds in savings, especially if you book you parking a week or so in advance. Since these many parking spaces are offered at a huge discount compared to established car parks, the good spaces go fast. Book early to avoid disappointment.

Below you’ll find a comparison of some of the more popular driveway rental booking programmes offerings within a 15-minute walk of London Victoria. For you convenience, we’ll provide you with a rough number of parking space and their average prices and ranges with both a 24-hour and 7-day lead. The prices indicated are or a two hour stay.


24-Hour lead time – We found options for £6.20 and £8.00 for 2 hours parking within a short walk of Victoria station; however, the 10 or so available spaces averaged out at about £17.00 for 2 hours.

7-Day lead time – With a week’s warning, we found 8 spaces available for under £10.00 for 2 hours, with more than 20 available spots averaging about £17.00 for 2 hours.

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24-Hour lead time – We found 3 walkable options available at exactly £6.00 for 2 hours, with a total of 11 options averaging roughly £12.00 for 2 hours.

7-Day lead time – Surprisingly, extending the lead time to 7 days yielded only one extra result at £12.00 for 2 hours.


Parklet did not have any parking space available anywhere near Victoria for either a 24-hour or 7-day lead time. It did, however, have plenty of spaces available in other boroughs outside the scope of this article.

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Cheapest Paid Parking near Buckingham Palace Garden

Visiting London Victoria

London Victoria station is the 2nd busiest railway station in the UK with an astonishing 100,000 people coming and going each day. Victoria bus station is only a 10 minute walk away and there is also a direct train to Gatwick Airport, known as the ‘Gatwick Express.’ Just outside the north entrance to the station lies Victoria Tube Station, on the circle line. Inside the train station you will find 19 platforms, a lot of cafes and bars, as well as a Victoria Place Shopping Mall linked to the station on the 1st floor.

The area itself is in the City of Westminster, just a stone’s throw from Westminster Cathedral and a mere 20 minutes walk from Big Ben. You really can’t get any more central than this bustling part of London. First built in 1861, Victoria Station is a blinding example of Victorian architecture, with its grand roof arches and metal work. The main entrance is just as impressive, including a huge clock, chimney stacks and sculpture work. They just don’t build ’em like that anymore! The area goes further back in history though, and there used to be a brewhouse dating back to the early 1600s, owned by St James’ Palace. 

There was a darker side back in those Victorian times, as the great Charles Dickens mentioned in ‘the Devil’s Acre’ article in 1850. He described the incredible juxtaposition of the affluent and the desolate poor underclasses, using words like ‘human wretchedness’ and ‘depravity.’ These days things are obviously leagues better, but you can’t help but notice the ever increasing levels of homelessness as you walk around metropolises like London. 

Just outside the train station and you’ll be surrounded with a myriad of fun things to do, including several prestigious west end theatres. Why not book some tickets to see ‘Wicked’ at the Apollo Victoria Theatre? The same show has been selling out for a staggering 17 years in a row, so it must be worth a visit. If theatre isn’t your thing, there’s a plethora of different attractions in the area, including various bars, cafes, and the Queen Mother Sports Centre with a 25m swimming pool.

If you’re feeling peckish you really must see the Market Hall Food Court on its rooftop terrace, where you can find all manner of different world foods. Do you want to see a proper traditional London pub? There’s always the Queens Arms with traditional cuisine or gourmet hipster food. Everything in this part of London is guaranteed to be extremely high quality, as well as on the pricey end of things.