Free Parking in Greenwich

Free parking in Greenwich

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

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

4 places to park for free in Greenwich (2024)

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

Riverside (limited)
Lombard Wall
Vanbrugh Park
St John’s Park

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

What to know about parking free in Greenwich

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

Free Parking near Greenwich Observatory

You can park for free when visiting Greenwich Observatory at the following nearby streets:

  • Riverside (limited)
  • Lombard Wall
  • Vanbrugh Park
  • St John’s Park

Greenwich Observatory is not free to visit and costs £16 per adult and £8 per child.

Free Parking near Greenwich Park

Greenwich Park, located in the London borough of Greenwich, is one of main attractions in this popular London borough, with unrivalled views of the capital.

There’s so much on offer at Greenwich Park, including the chance to see the Meridian Line, visit the Royal Observatory and have a stroll around the deer park.

Greenwich Park is free to visit, but you will need to par for parking and any attractions you visit inside the park such as the Royal Observatory.

There is a car park on site at Greenwich Park, but it is pay and display (although free for cycles and disabled badge holders but subject to 4 hour limit).

Parking for Greenwich Parks costs £1.40 per hour Monday – Saturday and £2 per hour on Sundays, so if you are planning on staying for the whole day, because you can spend hours exploring, it’s recommended you use one of our recommended free parking spots near to Greenwich Park for your visit:

  • Riverside (limited)
  • Lombard Wall
  • Vanbrugh Park
  • St John’s Park

Free Parking near the 02 Greenwich

The 02 is one of the most popular entertainment venues in the UK, hosting music concerts, comedy shows and sporting events.

Not only this, there’s also plenty of entertainment to enjoy including Hollywood Bowl, Oxygen Freejumping and Up at the 02, allowing you to partake in a unique experience that offers 360 degree views of Greenwich and Canary Wharf. 

Use one of the recommended free parking spots when visiting the 02 in Greenwich:

  • Riverside (limited)
  • Lombard Wall
  • Vanbrugh Park
  • St John’s Park

Cheap all-day parking in Greenwich

The cheapest car park in Greenwich is Radisson RED London Greenwich car park which you can book even if you are not staying at the hotel, but you must pre-book this car park.

You can book this car park all day (9am – 5pm) for just £15, so it’s a great option for commuters or those visiting Greenwich for the full day.

Cheap monthly parking in Greenwich

If you’re looking for cheap monthly parking in Greenwich, Holiday Inn Express Greenwich is coming out cheapest at £125 per month when you pre-book a space.

Free Car Parks in Greenwich

You can park for free in Greenwich at Charlton Village Car Park everyday. You can also park for free at Blackheath Old Dover Road Car Park, Etham Orangary Lane Car Park and Arbery Street Car Park on Sundays.

You can also take advantage of free parking in Greenwich everyday between 6pm and 9am at the following car parks:

  • Blackheath – Old Dover Road Car Park
  • Eltham – Orangery Lane Car Park
  • Greenwich – Burney Street Car Park
  • Greenwich – Cutty Sark Gardens Car Park
  • Greenwich – Park Row Car Park
Car ParkAddressSpacesFree Parking
Blackheath Car ParkOld Dover Road, London, SE3 8SY30Sundays, Bank Holidays and between 6pm – 9am
Charlton Village Car ParkThe Village, London, SE7 8UD3424 hours
Etham Orangery Lane Car ParkArchery Road, London, SE9 1HN965.30pm – 9am and Sundays
Burney Street Car ParkBurney Street, London, SE10 8EX1026.30pm to 8am
Cutty Sark Gardens Car ParkCutty Sark Gardens, London, SE10 9HT706.30pm to 8am
Park Row Car ParkPark Row, London, SE10 9NL926.30pm to 8am
Plumstead Abery Street Car ParkAbery Street, London, SE18 1DB24Sundays, Bank Holidays and between 6pm – 9am

Free overnight parking in Greenwich

Overnight parking is free between 6pm and 8am at all council car parks in Greenwich, including:

  • Blackheath – Old Dover Road Car Park
  • Charlton – Charlton Village Car Park
  • Eltham – Orangery Lane Car Park
  • Greenwich – Burney Street Car Park
  • Greenwich – Cutty Sark Gardens Car Park
  • Greenwich – Park Row Car Park
  • Plumstead – Abery Street Car Park

Free coach parking in Greenwich

There’s free parking for coaches on Charlton Way near Blackheath gate to Greenwich Park and on Norman Road in the town centre. 

There is one coach parking spaces in Park Row car park on Trafalgar Road/Park Row.

There is also a pick up/drop off point in Stockwell Street, opposite St Alfege church where there is a waiting time limit of 20 minutes.  This point may occasionally be unavailable because of ongoing building work.

Residential parking in Greenwich

If you are a resident in Greenwich 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 your zone, but expect to pay around £100 per year.

About Greenwich, UK

Greenwich is a borough of London that is constantly buzzing with life. With a range of parks to enjoy and restaurants to sample, there is something for everyone, no matter what time of day.

With stunning architecture and plenty of outdoor space, Greenwich is the ideal place for walking or cycling, as it’s such as accessible area to visit.

If you’re visiting Greenwich for a short break or just a few days, we recommend visiting the O2 (roof walk, trampolining and dodgeball courts) and of course the Cutty Sark.

If you have more time, take a cable car trip over the River Thames for stunning views. 

You can easily get into Central London to visit popular attractions such as Madame Tussauds and the London Eye.

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 Greenwich:

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.


Information was last updated on January 10th, 2024