Free Parking in Richmond, UK

Richmond is one of the most beautiful London borough’s that sits on the River Thames and has a quaint high street perfect for shopping and eating out.

What you can find in this guide

  • What to know about free parking in Richmond
  • Where to park for free in Richmond
  • Cheap parking options in Richmond
  • Free parking near Richmond Park
  • Free council car parks
  • Free on-street parking in Richmond
  • Free overnight parking in Richmond
  • Free motorcycle parking in Richmond
  • Residents parking in Richmond
  • About Richmond

What to know about parking free in Richmond

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

Parking in Richmond might look like it’s all restricted, but actually, the restrictions aren’t all day, so you can grab a few hours of free parking, even during peak times.

Where to Park for Free in Richmond

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

  • Lower Grove Road
  • Greville Road
  • Queens Road
  • Kings Farm Avenue
  • Carrington Road
  • Denbigh Gardens (weekends and after 4.30pm weekdays)

If you’re visiting Kew Gardens, you can park for free on Kings Farm Avenue, which is just an 18 minute walk away.

We recommend you always check around you for parking restrictions signs to ensure you have parked in the correct free parking spots.

Cheap Parking in Richmond

If you don’t want to leave your car at one of our suggested free parking spots, there is cheap parking available in Richmond from just £10 per day and these spaces are available to book in advance.

Free parking near Richmond Park

If you’re visiting Richmond Park, the on-site car parks are free of charge, or you can park for free at any of the following streets nearby:

  • Lower Grove Road
  • Greville Road
  • Queens Road
  • Kings Farm Avenue
  • Carrington Road
  • Denbigh Gardens (weekends and after 4.30pm weekdays)

Richmond Park is free to visit (there is no entrance fee) so it’s a great place to visit for a free day out with the kids, to enjoy a stroll or to let the dogs run off some energy.

Free car parks in Richmond

You can park for free in car parks across Richmond after 6.30pm Monday to Friday and after 5pm on Sundays. On Sundays, you can also park for free before 11am. Free parking includes the following car parks:

  • Friars Lane car park
  • Old Deer Park car park (opens 9.30am)
  • Pools on the Park car park
Car ParkAddressSpacesFree Parking
Friars Lane car parkTW9 1NL63After 6.30pm Mon – Sat, after 5pm Sunday and before 11am Sundays
Old Deer Park Car ParkTW9 2RA285After 6.30pm Mon – Sat, after 5pm Sunday and before 11am Sundays
Pools on the Park Car ParkTW9 2SF150After 5.30pm Mon – Sun

Free on-street parking in Richmond

If you would prefer to park in an on-street parking bay close to Richmond town centre, there are some free on-street parking options close to popular amenities. The following on-street parking bays are free of charge after 4.30pm Mon to Fri and on weekends:

  • Marchmont Road
  • Denbigh Gardens
  • Spring Grove Road
  • Kings Road

Free overnight parking in Richmond

If you are looking for free overnight parking in Richmond, you can use any of the following car parks free of charge after 6.30pm Mon-Sat and after 5pm Sunday:

Car ParkAddressSpacesFree Parking
Friars Lane car parkTW9 1NL63After 6.30pm Mon – Sat, after 5pm Sunday and before 11am Sundays
Old Deer Park Car ParkTW9 2RA285After 6.30pm Mon – Sat, after 5pm Sunday and before 11am Sundays
Pools on the Park Car ParkTW9 2SF150After 5.30pm Mon – Sun

Coach parking in Richmond

Unfortunately, there’s no free coach parking in car parks around Richmond, but coaches are allowed to park at Old Deer Park car park, where there are three dedicated bays. Pricing for coach parking is:

  • £22.20 for 12 hours
  • £44.50 for 24 hours
  • £66.50 for 36 hours
  • £88.80 for 48 hours

Free motorcycle parking in Richmond

If you are travelling to Richmond by motorcycle, you can park in the dedicated motorcycle bays in the following car parks:

  • Friars Lane car park (1 space)
  • Old Deer Park car park (1 space)

Motorcycles can also park free of charge in residents parking zones without needing a permit.

Permit parking in Richmond

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

Residents permits start from being free of charge to £120 for the year, depending on your postcode. 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 £29 for a book, but prices vary based on location.

Things To Do in Richmond, UK

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 Richmond: