Parking near Hyde Park

Hyde Park Parking

Hyde Park is slap bang in the middle of London, just a short walk away from Big Ben and Buckingham Palace in the Westminster region. It should definitely be on your bucket list of amazing places to check out in central London. This peaceful haven is available to anyone who needs to escape from London’s manic rat race. It’s the perfect getaway for tourists, locals and commuters alike with plenty of space for everyone. 

Hyde Park was originally a manor owned by Westminster Abbey, since before the times of the Norman Conquest. Eventually, Henry VIII turned it into his own private deer hunting ground in 1536 and it was first made into a public park in 1637 by Charles I. In 1730, Serpentine Lake was created by damming the small river Westbourne, a tributary to the River Thames. Ever since, it’s been a popular lido during the summer months, including a sand beach with fresh water for swimming.  

Unsurprisingly, there are zero free parking spaces to be found in the immediate vicinity of Hyde Park; however, we’ve found all of the closest paid options to Hyde Park, listed below. The cheapest car parks involve some travel on public transport to get to Hyde Park, but there are also some local car parks available if you can afford the astronomically high fees!

Once you’re in Hyde Park it’s really easy to access the rest of London via the London Underground stations on the central and Piccadilly lines. There are 5 London Underground stations around the park including Hyde Park Corner, Knightsbridge, Lancaster Gate, Queensway and Marble Arch.  

If you want some quality entertainment, or you just want to witness some plain old angry debating, you should check out Speaker’s Corner in the northeast of Hyde Park near the Marble Arch. It starts on Sunday mornings and can get quite lively with speeches on any subject imaginable. The tradition of uncensored free speech dates back to the 1100s when convicts awaiting hanging were allowed to make one final speech, often proclaiming their innocence or confessing to their crimes. Today’s tradition (minus the hangings) dates back to the 1870s, when this section of the park was named Speaker’s Corner and dedicated to free public speaking.

Hyde Park has several football pitches, tennis courts and other sports facilities available, including ping pong tables. You can always find various ‘keep fit’ clubs to join in with and there are 3 kids playgrounds to choose from. There are loads of cycle lanes and even the occasional horse riders can be spotted! During the summer season you can expect to see all manner of group and solo sports taking place, but you’ll always be able to find a quiet spot on your own if you’re after some peace. 

Hyde Park is occasionally used for big outdoor concerts, with massive names like Paul McCartney and Pink Floyd absolutely rocking sold-out standing concerts, as well as newer acts.

Did you know about the ULEZ and Congestion Zone charges which are affected by the route you take? What about the discounted parking price you get by pre-booking your parking place? Have you weighed up the different public transport options that could save you money en route to Hyde Park?

In the following guide, you’ll find all manner of useful information about saving money and avoiding unneeded penalties. The savings you could make by parking smartly are extreme.

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Hyde Park Parking

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Parking at Hyde Park

First things first, if you’re heading into Hyde Park from the east, you should check that your car is able to enter the ULEZ, the Ultra Low Emission Zone to avoid a £90 penalty. There’s the Congestion Charge Zone in the east as well, so do your research to avoid another £15 penalty. Inexperienced drivers are often shocked at how badly they get stung for these simple mistakes. 

Traffic always fluctuates, so you can use sources like Twitter and Google Maps to double-check for up-to-date information to save you time and stress. No one wants to get stuck in London rush hour traffic, do they? We strongly recommend you thoroughly check the Congestion Charge and ULEZ guide for more information.

Parking in Hyde Park

The following car parks are all in Hyde Park, so if you are ok with the high prices then these options could all be really convenient. If you have young kids or vulnerable people to look after then these could be the most convenient parking locations. Remember that these parking spaces fill up quickly, so you might have to check a few different locations until you find a spot.


  • Princess Diana Memorial Fountain Car Park W2 2UH 
    • Monday to Saturday: £5.60 for 2 hours // 4 hours maximum stay
    • Sundays and public holidays: £4 for 2 hours // no maximum stay
    • Free after 6:30 p.m.
    • No parking between midnight and 9 am
  • Q-Park Park Lane W1K 7AN
    • £18 for 2hrs
    • £48 for 24hrs
    • Open 24 hours
  • Q-Park Marble Arch W2 2ET
    • £18 for 2hrs
    • £48 for 24hrs
    • Open 24 hours
  • Euro Car Parks W2 4RT
    • £10.50 for 2hrs
    • £29 for 24hrs
    • Open 24 hours

Cheapest car parks within a 10-minute walk of Hyde Park

The following car parks are the cheapest that we could find that are still very convenietntly located. All of them are located within a 5 to 10-minute walk of Hyde Park. On average, this parking is slightly cheaper than the in-park parking; however, for real savings on parking fees and travel time (especially during peak hours), consider parking further away and using public transport. 


  • Kingston House Garage South SW7 1NF (South of Hyde Park)
    • £10 for 4hrs
    • £18 for 8hrs
    • Open Mon-Fri 8:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
  • Q-Park Queensway W2 3RX (North of Hyde Park)
    • £11 for 2hrs
    • £32 for 24hrs
    • Open 24 hours
  • APCOA Paddington Station Car Park W2 6AA (North of Hyde Park)
    • £8 for 2hrs
    • £30 for 24hrs
    • £10 for overnight parking (Between 6 p.m. and 6 a.m.)
    • Open 24 hours
  • The Waitrose Car Park W2 6AU (North of Hyde Park)
    • £10 for 2hrs // Free with £50 minimum spent at Waitrose
    • £30 for 3 to 24hrs
    • Open Monday to Saturday 7:30 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. // Sundays & Bank Holidays 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
  • Grosvenor Hill Car Park W1k 3QQ (East of Hyde Park)
    • £13 for 2hrs
    • £46 for 24hrs
    • Open 24 hours
  • Chesterfield House Car Park W1J 5JU (East of Hyde Park)
    • £7.50 for 2hrs (Monday to Friday)
    • £23.50 for 24hrs (Monday to Friday)
    • £9.50 for overnight parking (Between 6:30 p.m. and 8:00 a.m. Monday to Friday)
    • £9 flat rate on weekends (up to 24hrs)
  • NCP Portman Square W1h 7BG (Northeast of Hyde Park)
    • £17.90 for 2hrs
    • £47.95 for 24hrs
    • Open 24 hours
    • Discounts apply when paying by NCP App
  • Kensington High Street Car Park W8 7NX
    • £9.80 for 2hrs
    • £33 for 24hrs
    • Open 24 hours

Free after 6:30 p.m. streetside parking

The following streets are all pay and display from Mon to Sat 8:30 a.m to 6:30p.m and are all a 5 minute walk from Hyde Park. Make sure you double check all street signs regarding parking rules and remember they have a maximum stay of 4 hours. Bank holidays and overnight stays are free, but make sure you leave by the set time to avoid penalties. 

Streetside parking north of Hyde Park

  • Seymour Street W2 2HF – £11.60 for 2hrs
  • Kendal Street W2 2BS – £11.60 for 2hrs
  • Hyde Park Gardens W2 2LT – £11.60 for 2hrs
  • Seymour Street W2 2HF – £6.84 for 2hrs
  • Iverness Terrace W2 3JA – £6.84 for 2hrs

Streetside parking east of Hyde Park

  • Upper Brook Street  W1K 7PT – £11.38 for 2hrs
  • Upper Grosvenor Street W1K 7TW – £11.38 for 2hrs
  • Davies Street W1K 4LX – £11.38 for 2hrs

Streetside parking south of Hyde Park

  • Montpelier Square SW7 1JU – £8.44 for 2hrs
  • Prince’s Garden  SW7 2QA – £8.44 for 2hrs
  • Lowndes Street SW1X 9JF – £8.44 for 2hrs

Streetside parking west of Hyde Park

  • Campden Street W8 7EP  – £9.40 for 2hrs
  • Essex Villas W8 7BN  – £12.00 for 2hrs
  • Berkeley Gardens W8 4AP – £9.40 for 2hrs

Cheapest parking including public transport

These car parks are all further away from Hyde Park but they’ll all save you big money on parking compared with the central ones. They could also cut down on overall journey times, not to mention the obvious stress of driving through London. There might be a few little walks, but buses and underground trains are all timed at regular intervals.

  • Salisbury Street Car Park W3 8PN (West of Hyde Park)
    • £4.20 for 2hrs
    • £16.80 maximum free
    • Free between 6 p.m. and 8 a.m.
    • Acton Old Town Hall (Stop) F is a 7min walk from the car park
    • Approximately 30mins travel time to Hyde Park by metro

  • Finchley Central Station Car Park N3 2SA (North of Hyde Park)
    • Monday to Friday: £6.50 flat rate per 24hrs
    • Weekends: £2.50 flat rate per 24hrs
    • Approximately 32mins travel time to Hyde Park by metro (Switch from Northern to Piccadilly line at Leicester Square)

  • APCOA | Streatham Common Station Car Park SW16 5NT (South of Hyde park)
    • Monday to Saturday: £7.90 flat rate per 24hrs
    • Sunday: £2.70 flat rate per 24hrs
    • Approximately 22mins metro ride to Victoria Station, then a 12min walk to Hyde Park

JustPark near Hyde Park

A final option to consider when visiting Hyde Park is to take a look at JustPark. JustPark allows people to rent out their driveways or private parking areas through an app, a system that is quickly gaining popularity and users. One thing to keep in mind is that both pricing and availability on JustPark vary quite a bit, even within very small geographic areas. For this reason, we recommend checking regularly and booking a sweet deal the moment it pops up. On the day we wrote this guide to parking near Hyde Park, we managed to find several spaces within a 10-minute walk from a park entrance for less than £10 for 2 hours, going down as low as £5 for 2 hours. If you regularly travel to Hyde Park by car, you might even be able to negotiate a better deal with the parking spot owner.

This wraps up our guide to parking near Hyde Park. Remember to check out this article’s free companion map that’ll allow you to easily find each and every spot covered here the next time you head to Hyde Park. 

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