Lewisham Council - Car parks

Car parks and street parking

We maintain a number of car parks in the borough as well as a large number of on street pay-and-display bays. 

In this section​

New £1 coin introduced on 28 March 2017

We are currently unable to accept the new pound coin in our on-street and car park pay and display machines.

Once an upgrade has taken place both pound coins will be accepted until the old coin is withdrawn on 15 October 2017.

Until the upgrade has taken place you can:

  • pay via debit/credit card by calling RingGo on 020 3046 0010
  • download the RingGo app to your smart phone
  • use the existing £1 coin in our pay and display machines.

We apologise for any inconvenience and we will keep you updated via this page and on Twitter.

Report car parking problems

Please contact us if you would like to report parked cars or you come across a faulty machine.

  • 08452 185 248 or 020 8787 5397

If you have lost money in a pay and display machine please give us:

  • your name and contact number
  • time of arrival
  • place where you parked your vehicle
  • machine number
  • vehicle details.

Please write to Lewisham Parking Services, Laurence House, Catford SE6 4RU 

Pay for parking by phone

Instead of using coins in council car parks or on-street pay and display bays in Lewisham Town Centre and Blackheath Village, you can now also pay by debit or credit card over the phone. For more details visit the  RingGo website

Free parking

Motorcycle parking

Motorbikes can park free of charge in any of our car parks that have designated motorcycle bays and on any of our pay-and-display or dual purpose bays, as long as the motorcycle is parked perpendicular to the curb.

Loading and unloading

Loading and unloading is permitted for 20 minutes in residents and on street pay and display bays, as long as active loading / unloading is seen taking place.


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