Tower Hamlets issues resident parking
permits to residents who keep a vehicle on a full-time basis
within a Controlled Parking Zones
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
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
Finally excellent opportunities exist
for anyone in the borough to get around on
foot or by bike.