Free Parking in Lewisham

Free Parking in Lewisham

If you are visiting Lewisham, either to see family and friends or just to nip to the shops, we will show you where to park without restrictions.

6 places to park for free in Lewisham (2024)

You can park for free in Lewisham on the following streets near to the town centre:

Tyrwhitt Road
Tressillian Crescent
Avon Road
Tressillian Road
Darling Road
Drake Road

What to know about parking free in Lewisham

When parking, please take into consideration:

  • Be considerate – most free parking is on residential streets, so do not block driveways or exit routes
  • Ensure there is enough space for larger vehicles to pass, especially if you park in a residential area

Cheapest all-day parking in Lewisham

We found the cheapest car park in Lewisham to be The Glass Mill car park, which can be pre-booked.

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

Cheapest monthly parking in Lewisham

We found the cheapest car park for monthly parking in Lewisham to be Asda, Lewisham car park, which costs £145 per month, even if you are not a customer, 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, but you must pre-book this car park.

Free car parks in Lewisham

Girton Road car park is free of charge for up to 2 hours and all day Sunday, as is Pearcefield Avenue car park.

Perry Vale car park is free for up to 2 hours, although it is a bit further away from Lewisham centre, although Forest Hill tube station is just a stones throw away.

You can also park for free in Lewisham between 6.30pm and 8am Monday to Saturday and all day Sundays at the following council run car parks:

Car ParkSpacesFree Parking
Blackheath Grove Car Park356.30pm – 8am Mon to Friday and all day Sunday
Clarendon Rise/Albion Way Car Park1256.30pm – 8am Mon to Friday and all day Sunday
Holbeach Road Car Park4876.30pm – 8am Mon to Friday and all day Sunday
Pearcefield Avenue Car Park756.30pm – 8am Mon to Friday and all day Sunday
Perry Vale Car Park756.30pm – 8am Mon to Friday and all day Sunday. First 2 hours free
Slaithwaite Road Car Park1446.30pm – 8am Mon to Friday and all day Sunday
Thomas Lane Car Park606.30pm – 8am Mon to Friday and all day Sunday

Free on-street parking in Lewisham

If you would prefer to park in an on-street parking bay close to Lewisham centre, there are plenty of free on-street parking options close to popular amenities.

All on-street parking bays in Lewisham are free of charge between 6.30pm and 9am as well as all day Sunday. These spaces are available on the following areas:

  • Lewisham Central
  • Grove Park
  • Rushey Green West
  • Murillo Road
  • Elverson
  • Hither Green West
  • Canadian Avenue
  • Catford West
StreetFree Parking
Lewisham Central6.30pm – 8am and Sundays
Grove Park5.30pm – 9am and Sundays
Rushey Green West7pm – 9am and Sundays
Murillo Road7pm – 9am and Sundays
Elverson7pm – 9am and Sundays
Hither Green West7pm – 9am and Sundays
Canadian Avenue7pm – 9am and Sundays
Catford West7pm – 9am and Sundays

Free overnight parking in Lewisham

You can park for free overnight in Lewisham between the hours of 6.30pm and 8am at the following council run car parks:

Car ParkSpacesFree Parking
Blackheath Grove Car Park356.30pm – 8am Mon to Friday and all day Sunday
Clarendon Rise/Albion Way Car Park1256.30pm – 8am Mon to Friday and all day Sunday
Holbeach Road Car Park4876.30pm – 8am Mon to Friday and all day Sunday
Pearcefield Avenue Car Park756.30pm – 8am Mon to Friday and all day Sunday
Perry Vale Car Park756.30pm – 8am Mon to Friday and all day Sunday.
Slaithwaite Road Car Park1446.30pm – 8am Mon to Friday and all day Sunday
Thomas Lane Car Park606.30pm – 8am Mon to Friday and all day Sunday

Alternatively, you can park for free after 6.30pm at the following on-street locations across Lewisham:

StreetFree Parking
Lewisham Central6.30pm – 8am and Sundays
Grove Park5.30pm – 9am and Sundays
Rushey Green West7pm – 9am and Sundays
Murillo Road7pm – 9am and Sundays
Elverson7pm – 9am and Sundays
Hither Green West7pm – 9am and Sundays
Canadian Avenue7pm – 9am and Sundays
Catford West7pm – 9am and Sundays

Free motorcycle parking in Lewisham

Motorcycles and mopeds are permitted to park free of charge in controlled parking zones and pay-and-display locations across Lewisham, which include:

Car Park
Blackheath Grove Car Park
Clarendon Rise/Albion Way Car Park
Holbeach Road Car Park
Pearcefield Avenue Car Park
Perry Vale Car Park
Slaithwaite Road Car Park
Thomas Lane Car Park

Permit parking in Lewisham

If you are a resident of a restricted parking zone in Lewisham, you can apply for a residents parking permit, which allows you to park your car on any street in that zone. 

Residents permits cost around £120 for 12 months. In order to apply for a permit, you will need proof of residence and proof of vehicle.

You can also purchase visitor passes which cost around £10 for a book of 10 permits.

About Lewisham

Away from the hustle and bustle of Central London, Lewisham is just a short train journey across the Thames where you’ll find plenty of parks and green space to explore and there’s also Horniman Museum and Gardens where you can learn more about natural history and anthropology. 

There’s also plenty of places to grab a bite to eat or spend an afternoon shopping with friends.

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 Lewisham:

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