Tower Hamlets issues resident
parking permits to residents who keep a vehicle on a full-time
basis within a Controlled Parking
Blue Badge parking
allow cars carrying people who are registered blind or people who
have severe walking difficulties to be parked near shops, stations
and other facilities. Residents with severe disabilities may also
be eligible to apply for a personalised parking bay near their home
See a map of disabled parking bays in the borough
Businesses operating within a controlled zone
area may qualify for business parking permits, as do appointed car
club operators. There is a separate parking scheme for market traders
operating at the various markets within Tower Hamlets.
Free weekend market parking
On Saturdays and Sundays, people are able
to park free for two hours around markets and shopping hubs.
Shoppers are able to take their two free hours during the
controlled hours in marked bays where parking is usually paid
The free parking places are around areas such
as Columbia Road, Chrisp Street, Roman Road, Brick Lane and many
more. Map of
parking zones where weekend parking is free (pdf
There is a council-owned surface level car
park with 30 parking bays (two of which are reserved for disabled
blue badge holders) located at the junction of Roman Road and St
Stephens Road, E3.
Maximum stay two hours – £3 per hour.
Open Monday to Saturday, 8.30am to 6pm
The pay and display bays are not free for
disabled blue badge holders.
Visitors to the borough can also use:
Tower Hamlets transport strategy
encourages alternative modes of travel to private car use in order
to reduce congestion and pollution and improve the health of
residents in the Borough. There are a number of alternative
travel options available to residents. Car clubs are a great option for those who
need to use a car relatively infrequently, saving the cost of
owning and maintaining a private car.
The borough also has a
comprehensive public transport network: to plan a journey on public
transport use TfL's journey planner, or find
out more about public
transport in the borough.
Finally excellent opportunities exist
for anyone in the borough to get around on foot or by bike.
Important information regarding Penalty Charge Notices issued
in Wood Close and/or St Matthew’s Row, E2
If you have been issued with a Penalty Charge Notice (PCN)
in either Wood Close and/or St Matthew's Row, E2 for parking
within a Market Trader’s Bay with a yellow line restriction
within it during the last two years from June
1, 2012, you may be entitled to a full refund of the monies
paid if you meet the criteria, subject to documentation evidencing
In the first instance, please contact Shab Uddin via email with
the vehicle registration, PCN number if possible and proof of
payment showing amount paid, date of payment and name of payee to
This is solely related to these locations and is not
setting a precedent for any other location or bay. If you have
further queries in relation to this matter, please contact Shab
Uddin on 020 7364 3311.