Blue Badges

Where can you park with a Blue Badge

Listed below are the locations and situations in which you can park with a Blue Badge.

On-street parking

  • You can park on single or double yellow lines for up to 3 hours in England and Wales. This is the case except for where there is a ban on loading and unloading.
  • You must wait for at least one hour after parking, before you can park on the same road.
  • You can park for free and for as long as you like where on-street parking meters apply. You can also park in designated disabled parking bays, unless a time limit is specified

Places that need to be checked before parking

  • Always check signage when you are parking off-street. The concession doesn’t automatically apply.
  • City of London, Westminster, Kensington and Chelsea, and parts of Camden run their own concessions, but they do have a number of bays for Blue Badge holders. For a full list request a copy of the ‘Pie Guide’  by calling 0870 444 5434.
  • On Red Routes you can only stop to set down or pick up the badge holder. You are not allowed to stop at all in bus stops on Red Routes. More information can be found by visiting or by calling 0845 305 1234.

Places where you cannot park

  • pedestrian crossings
  • clearways
  • bus stop clearways during hours of operation
  • urban clearways during hours of operation
  • school ‘keep clear’ markings during hours shown on a yellow no-stopping plate during times of loading bans
  • bus, tram or cycle lanes
  • double white lines in the middle of the road
  • suspended meter bays have temporary parking restrictions enforced.
  • Where loading and unloading restrictions apply, look for yellow lines on the kerb.
  • locations where parking would endanger, inconvenience, or obstruct pedestrians or other road users. If you do park there your car could be removed by the police.