Free Parking in St Albans

Free Parking in St Albans

Finding free parking in St Albans can be difficult, but thanks for Free Parking Spots, we show you exactly where to park without restrictions when visiting St Albans.

3 places to park for free in St Albans (2024)

You can park for free in St Albans on the following streets near to the city centre:

Boundary Road (except 9.30am-11.30am & 1.30pm-2.30pm)
York Road (2 hours only)
Avenue Road

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

What to consider when parking free in St Albans

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 St Albans

We found the cheapest car park in St Albans to be Sainsbury’s St Albans car park, which can be pre-booked even if you are not a customer.

You book this car park all day (9am – 5pm) for just £4, so it’s a great option for commuters or those visiting St Albans for the full day.

Cheapest monthly parking in St Albans

We found the cheapest car park for monthly parking in St Albans to be Sainsbury’s St Albans car park, which costs £50 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, although you must pre-book.

Free parking near St Albans Cathedral

If you are looking for free parking near St Albans Cathedral, you can park for free on the following streets nearby:

  • Boundary Road
  • York Road (2 hours only)
  • Avenue Road
  • Clarence Park Car Park, 1A Clarence Rd, St Albans AL1 4NF (3 hours free daily, weekends free)

Free car parks in St Albans

You can park for free in St Albans for 3 hours at Clarence Park Car Park, (1A Clarence Rd, St Albans AL1 4NF) as well as on weekends.

The following council car parks in St Albans are free after 6.30pm and on Bank Holidays:

  • Adelaide Street, St Albans, AL3 5BH
  • Bricket Road North, Bricket Road, St Albans, AL1 3JT
  • Civic Centre Car Park, Bricket Road, St Albans, Off Civic Close, AL1 3JS
  • Clarence Park Car Park, 1A Clarence Rd, St Albans AL1 4NF
  • Drovers Way Car Park, Drovers Way, St Albans, AL3 5EB
  • Gombards Car Park, Upton Avenue, St Albans, AL3 5EN
  • Keyfield Terrace Car Park, Keyfield Terrace, St Albans, AL1 1PD
  • London Road Car Park, London Road, St Albans, AL1 1NG
  • Russell Avenue Car Park, Drovers Way, St Albans, AL3 5EB
  • Townsend Avenue Car Park, Townsend Avenue, St Albans, AL1 3HA
  • Verulamium, St Michaels Street, St Albans, AL3 4SW
Car ParkAddressSpacesFree ParkingDisabled Bays
Adeleide Street Car ParkAdelaide Street, St Albans, AL3 5BH306.30pm – 7.30am1
Bricket Road North Car ParkBricket Road North, Bricket Road, St Albans, AL1 3JT276.30pm – 7.30am and Bank Holidays1
Civic Centre Car ParkCivic Centre Car Park, Bricket Road, St Albans, Off Civic Close, AL1 3JS3026.30pm – 7.30am and Bank Holidays2
Clarence Park Car ParkClarence Park Car Park, 1A Clarence Rd, St Albans AL1 4NF316.30pm – 7.30am, Saturdays, Sundays and Bank Holidays2
Drovers Way Car ParkDrovers Way Car Park, Drovers Way, St Albans, AL3 5EB3516.30pm – 7.30am and Bank Holidays11
Gombards Car ParkGombards Car Park, Upton Avenue, St Albans, AL3 5EN826.30pm – 7.30am and Bank Holidays3
Keyfield Terrace Car ParkKeyfield Terrace Car Park, Keyfield Terrace, St Albans, AL1 1PD336.30pm – 7.30am and Bank Holidays1
London Road Car ParkLondon Road Car Park, London Road, St Albans, AL1 1NG1946.30pm – 7.30am and Bank Holidays4
Russell Avenue Car ParkRussell Avenue Car Park, Drovers Way, St Albans, AL3 5EB5376.30pm – 7.30am and Bank Holidays12
Townsend Avenue Car ParkTownsend Avenue Car Park, Townsend Avenue, St Albans, AL1 3HA336.30pm – 7.30am and Bank Holidays1
Verulamium Car ParkVerulamium, St Michaels Street, St Albans, AL3 4SW1506.30pm – 7.30am and Bank Holidays7

Free on-street parking in St Albans

If you prefer to park at on-street locations when visiting St Albans, you can park for free on the following streets between 8.30pm – 8am Monday to Friday and all day Saturday and Sunday:

  • Russell Avenue
  • Britton Avenue
  • Cross Street
  • Market Place
  • Romeland Hill
  • Verulam Road (free from 12.30pm)

Free overnight parking in St Albans

You can park for free in car parks across St Albans between 6.30pm and 7.30am, which include:

  • Adelaide Street, St Albans, AL3 5BH
  • Bricket Road North, Bricket Road, St Albans, AL1 3JT
  • Civic Centre Car Park, Bricket Road, St Albans, Off Civic Close, AL1 3JS
  • Clarence Park Car Park, 1A Clarence Rd, St Albans AL1 4NF
  • Drovers Way Car Park, Drovers Way, St Albans, AL3 5EB
  • Gombards Car Park, Upton Avenue, St Albans, AL3 5EN
  • Keyfield Terrace Car Park, Keyfield Terrace, St Albans, AL1 1PD
  • London Road Car Park, London Road, St Albans, AL1 1NG
  • Russell Avenue Car Park, Drovers Way, St Albans, AL3 5EB
  • Townsend Avenue Car Park, Townsend Avenue, St Albans, AL1 3HA
  • Verulamium, St Michaels Street, St Albans, AL3 4SW
  • Westminster Lodge Car Park, Holywell Hill, St Albans, AL1 2DJ

If you’d prefer to park for free overnight in an on-street parking bay in St Albans, you can park at the following locations after 6.30pm:

  • Russell Avenue
  • Britton Avenue
  • Verulam Road (free from 12.30pm)

Free motorcycle parking in St Albans

If you are travelling to St Albans by motorcycle, you can park for free at one of the dedicated motorcycle bays across the city, which include:

  • Britton Avenue
  • Civic Close
  • Russell Avenue

Motorcycles can also park for free in council run car parks across St Albans and are encouraged to use the spaced marked M/C:

Car ParkAddressFree Parking
Adeleide Street Car ParkAdelaide Street, St Albans, AL3 5BH6.30pm – 7.30am
Bricket Road North Car ParkBricket Road North, Bricket Road, St Albans, AL1 3JT6.30pm – 7.30am and Bank Holidays
Civic Centre Car ParkCivic Centre Car Park, Bricket Road, St Albans, Off Civic Close, AL1 3JS6.30pm – 7.30am and Bank Holidays
Clarence Park Car ParkClarence Park Car Park, 1A Clarence Rd, St Albans AL1 4NF6.30pm – 7.30am, Saturdays, Sundays and Bank Holidays
Drovers Way Car ParkDrovers Way Car Park, Drovers Way, St Albans, AL3 5EB6.30pm – 7.30am and Bank Holidays
Gombards Car ParkGombards Car Park, Upton Avenue, St Albans, AL3 5EN6.30pm – 7.30am and Bank Holidays
Keyfield Terrace Car ParkKeyfield Terrace Car Park, Keyfield Terrace, St Albans, AL1 1PD6.30pm – 7.30am and Bank Holidays
London Road Car ParkLondon Road Car Park, London Road, St Albans, AL1 1NG6.30pm – 7.30am and Bank Holidays
Russell Avenue Car ParkRussell Avenue Car Park, Drovers Way, St Albans, AL3 5EB6.30pm – 7.30am and Bank Holidays
Townsend Avenue Car ParkTownsend Avenue Car Park, Townsend Avenue, St Albans, AL1 3HA6.30pm – 7.30am and Bank Holidays
Verulamium Car ParkVerulamium, St Michaels Street, St Albans, AL3 4SW6.30pm – 7.30am and Bank Holidays

Residential parking permits in St Albans

If you are a resident in St Albans where parking 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. Prices depend on the zone you live in.

Visitor parking permits can be purchased in books.

About St Albans, UK

One of the most noticeable attractions in St Albans is the cathedral, which sits proudly in the centre of the city. The Cathedral isn’t the only fascinating architecture in the city, there’s things to explore on every turn.

In and around St Albans, there’s some spectacular architecture to see, including Knebworth House and Roman Theatre of Verulamium.

If you’re visiting friends or family in St Albans, why not sample some of the restaurants and cafe’s availabe or support some of the local independent businesses.

If you want to visit some green spaces, there’s plenty to choose from, including Verulamium Park and Heartwood Forest to name just a couple.

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 St Albans:

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 12th, 2024