Is parking free on bank holidays?

BANK Holidays means the whole family gets in the car and starts a fun day out.

But once you’ve reached your destination, found an empty spot, and unpacked your picnic, the next step is to find out if your parking is free – it’s a holiday after all.

Parking fees may vary by location


Parking fees may vary by locationCredit: Getty

Is parking free on bank holidays?

There’s no rule that says parking has to be free on bank holidays.

If you leave your vehicle in a parking lot or checkout and display area, you should always read the information displayed on the signs and ticket machines

Some places implement rules on Sundays when parking is usually cheaper or even free.

Different councils have their own rules about parking on Sundays and bank holidays, so it’s always worth checking their websites.

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Many London councils allow cars to park for free in pay phone street parking on bank holidays.

Not even predictable private parking with many people having problems with the signage or the clarity of the rules.

Whether private or council run, parking lots or spaces should have signs around to let you know when it’s OK to leave your car free.

If you are not sure, assuming that the normal rules apply and pay for parking.

Pay for a better parking day pay up to £50 for a fine if you were wrong.

What parking restrictions apply on bank holidays?

Rules again varies from place to place so if you’re going anywhere on a bank holiday, check parking before you go.

Most parking restrictions still apply such as no blocked entrances and Prohibit parking in the bay blue badges.

Guidelines for signs next to single yellow lines should still be observed on bank holidays.

Treat a bank holiday like an ordinary day unless the signs tell you the rules are different.

Always check the signs around if you are unsure, as traffic watchers are likely nearby.

It is safer to be extra cautious and park as usual than to risk it Bank holiday ruined with a fine.

Which parking restrictions do NOT work on bank/public holidays?

In some places, such as Westminster in London, you are allowed to park on the single yellow line on bank holidays.

The residence permit holder’s space may also be used on bank holidays if the sign indicates bay hours.

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If on Sunday the resident parking is free for all to use, it is likely to be free on bank holidays.

If you can’t see any sign saying it’s free then assume you need to pay. Is parking free on bank holidays?

Fry Electronics Team

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