Free Parking in Croydon

If you are familiar with Croydon, you will know that finding parking, and most definitely free parking in Croydon, can be a little frustrating.

You’ll be pleased to know there is free parking without restrictions as well as alternative cheap parking in Croydon.

5 places to park for free in Croydon (2024)

The following streets offer un-restricted FREE parking spots in Croydon:

Alton Road
Waddon Park Avenue
Waddon Court Road
Richmond Road
Beddington Farm Road

You should always check for any newly installed restriction signs before leaving your car.

What to know about parking free in Croydon

When parking, please be considerate of others:

  • Ensure you don’t block any driveways
  • Tuck your car as close to the kerb as possible.
  • Don’t double park as you may be parked on a bus route

Cheapest all-day parking in Croydon

The cheapest car park in Croydon is Centrale Car Park which you can pre-book to secure your space.

You can also choose to book this car park all day (9am – 5pm) for just £4, so it’s a great option for commuters or those visiting Croydon for the full day.

Cheapest monthly parking in Croydon

We found the cheapest car park for monthly parking in Croydon to be Centrale Car Park which costs £75 per month making it ideal for commuters.

You can use this car park 7 days a week, including overnight, and leave and re-enter the car park as many times as you need to, although you must pre-book.

Free car parks in Croydon

You can park for free in Croydon for up to 1 hour at the following car parks:

  • High Street, Thornton Heath
  • High Street, Purley
  • Portland Road, Northwood,
  • Addington Road, Selsdon
  • Brighton Road, Croydon

You can see the full list of free parking spots in Croydon.

The following council car parks in Croydon are free between 6pm and 7am, and all-day Sunday:

  • Belgrave Road, South Norwood SE25 5AL
  • Clifford Road, South Norwood SE25 5JH
  • Chipstead Valley Road, Coulsdon CR5 2RB
  • Garnet Road, Thornton Heath CR7 8RD

Free overnight parking in Croydon

You can park for free overnight in Croydon between 6pm and 7am at the following council run car parks:

  • Clifford Road, South Norwood SE25 5JH
  • Chipstead Valley Road, Coulsdon CR5 2RB
  • Factory Lane, West Croydon CR0 3RH
  • Garnet Road, Thornton Heath CR7 8RD
  • Granville Gardens, Norbury SW16 4EU
  • Lower Church Street, Croydon CR0 1XF

Free motorcycle parking in Croydon

If you are travelling to Croydon by motorcycle, you can park for free at any time of the day at the following car parks:

  • Belgrave Road, South Norwood SE25 5AL
  • Clifford Road, South Norwood SE25 5JH
  • Chipstead Valley Road, Coulsdon CR5 2RB
  • Garnet Road, Thornton Heath CR7 8RD

Residential parking in Croydon

If you are a resident in Croydon where permits are required, you can apply for a residents parking permit.

In order to apply, you will need to prove you are a resident, so will be required to provide proof of address and proof of vehicle.

The cost of the permit will depend on the emissions of your vehicle. Prices range from £6.50 per year to £300 per year.

About Croydon, UK

Croydon, which is also the London Borough of Culture 2023, has something for everyone, with plenty of entertainment options and leafy parks to enjoy.

Shopping

Boxpark is a pop-up mall that attracts independent food and drink vendors. The range of boutique shops offer independent shopping for those who don’t want to follow the crowds.

Surrey Street Market has a mix of world foods, including Asian and Caribbean, with a range of spices and fresh food to sample.

Parks

Wandle Park is a truly peaceful part of Croydon, popular with families and fitness fans. There is also a skate park for the younger generation to get together and enjoy their hobbies.

Other towns and cities nearby

If you’re visiting the area for a short trip or just looking for things to do nearby, you can explore these towns and cities that are near to Croydon:

About the Author

Hi, my name is Amber and I’m here to help find you suitable free parking in towns and cities across the UK.

When I visit new towns and cities, I always take note of where you can (legally) park for free, whether this be on-street parking bays or council run car parks, which offer free parking during certain hours of the day.

Although I take every effort to ensure this information is up to date and correct, if you notice an issue, please get in touch so I can rectify it for everyone.

Amber

Information was last updated on January 8th, 2024