Free Parking in Lewisham, UK

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.

What you can find in this guide

  • What to know about free parking in Lewisham
  • Where to park for free in Lewisham
  • Cheap parking options in Lewisham
  • Free council car parks
  • Free on-street parking in Lewisham
  • Free overnight parking in Lewisham
  • Free Motorcycle parking in Lewisham
  • Residents parking in Lewisham
  • About Lewisham

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

Here are our list of available free parking in Lewisham, so if you are visiting friends or heading out for a bite to eat, you can save money by finding a free parking spot.

Where to Park for Free in Lewisham

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

Cheap Parking in Lewisham

If you don’t want to leave your car at one of our suggested free parking spots, there is cheap parking available in Lewisham from just £4 per day and these spaces are available to book in advance.

Free car parks in Lewisham

You can 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
Girton Road Car Park1456.30pm – 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 are free of charge between during the evening/overnight 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
Girton Road Car Park1456.30pm – 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

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.

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.

Things To Do in Lewisham, UK

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: