Free Parking in Leicester

Free parking in Leicester

Leicester has recently become a part of history when the body of King Richard III was found buried in the city.

If you’re visiting Leicester to learn more about the history, see the free parking spots without restrictions we recommend when visiting Leicester.

7 places to park for free in Leicester (2024)

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

Kent Street
Everest Court
Christow Street
Edmonton Road
Manitoba Road
Nutfield Road
Winchester Avenue

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

What to know about parking free in Leicester

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 Leicester

We found the cheapest car park in Leicester to be Novotel Leicester car park, which you can book even if you are not staying at the hotel – but it must be pre-booked.

You book this car park all day (9am – 5pm) for just £6, so it’s a great option for commuters or those visiting Leicester for the full day.

Free parking near Leicester Royal Infirmary

Leicester Royal Infirmary does have its own pay-and-display car park, but to avoid hefty charges, use one of the following free parking spots:

  • Kent Street
  • Everest Court
  • Christow Street
  • Edmonton Road
  • Manitoba Road
  • Nutfield Road
  • Winchester Avenue

Free parking near Leicester Tigers

If you’re visiting Welford Road stadium in Leicester, match day parking can be as high as £10, so use one of the following nearby free parking spots to save money on your visit:

  • Kent Street
  • Everest Court
  • Christow Street
  • Edmonton Road
  • Manitoba Road
  • Nutfield Road
  • Winchester Avenue

Cheapest monthly parking in Leicester

We found the cheapest car park for monthly parking in Leicester to be Morrisons, Aylestone Road car park, which costs £90 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.

Free car parks in Leicester

There are no free car parks in Leicester, however, if you are parking after 5pm, you can benefit from reduced parking charges at the following car parks in Leicester:

  • Victoria Park, LE1 7RU – £2
  • St Margaret’s Pastures, LE1 3EA – £1
  • Dover Street, LE1 6PW – £2
  • Phoenix Square, LE1 1TG – £2
  • Newarke Street, LE1 5SN – £2

Leicester Park & Ride Sites

Leicester is home to three park and ride sites, all easily accessible and offering a low cost option when visiting Leicester either for a day of shopping or for business.

Parking is free and it’s a great alternative if you don’t want to use one of our recommended free parking spots.

Park and Ride SiteAddressDisabled SpacesOpening Times
Meynell’s Gorse Park & RideLE3 3LFYes7am – 7pm
Enderby Park & RideLE19 2ABYes7am – 7pm
Birstall Park & RideLE4 4NPYes7am – 7pm

Leicester Park and Ride Bus Ticket Prices

Ticket TypePrice
Day Ticket£3.00
Group Ticket (5 people)£4.00

Free overnight parking in Leicester

For free overnight parking, we recommend using one of our free parking spots. There’s also cheap Night Owl charges at other car parks across Leicester:

  • Victoria Park, LE1 7RU – £2
  • St Margaret’s Pastures, LE1 3EA – £1
  • Dover Street, LE1 6PW – £2
  • Phoenix Square, LE1 1TG – £2
  • Upper Brown Street, LE1 5TH – £2
  • Haymarket, LE1 3YT – £2
  • Newarke Street, LE1 5SN – £2

Free coach parking in Leicester

There is free coach parking in Leicester, but these must be pre-booked. You can park your coach for free at the following locations across Leicester:

  • Charles Street South-1, LE1 1LA
  • Charles Street South-2, LE1 1LB
  • Queen Street, LE1 1QD
  • St George Street, LE1 1QH

Causeway Lane, Southgates, Granby St and Charles St North have dedicated set down/pick up points.

Free motorcycle parking in Leicester

You can park your motorcycle for free in Leicester at Newarke Street Car Park on the lower ground floor.

Residential parking in Leicester

If you are a resident in Leicester 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. Permits start at £25 per year for a residents parking permit depending on your zone.

Visitor parking permits can be purchased for £30 for the year.

About Leicester, UK

In 2012, the unearthing of King Richard III body led to a surge in interest in history for the city of Leicester, which is already home to a wide range of historical points of interest, including Leicester Cathedral and Roman Jewry Wall.

For families, the National Space Centre is one of the most popular attractions in the area, bringing together interactive experiences, the chance to travel through time and discover the solar system and beyond, all at the UK’s largest planetarium.

If shopping is more your thing, you will be spoilt for choice in Leicester, with plenty of high street shops and independent boutiques to explore.

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 Leicester:

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 10th, 2024