London is a difficult and often stressful place to drive. With the rush hour congestion combined with the insane number of cars and aggressive drivers on the street, it’d be enough to put anyone off. Knowing where best to park your car is half the battle on the streets of London. Whether driving from the Park Grand Hotel Paddington or from further afield, you will find parking choices when visiting these city attractions. A tip for drivers in the city though, if you can avoid it, try not to use your car during peak hours; it might take longer than it would to take the underground.

London Parking Sign

South Bank Parking

There is plenty of parking around the South Bank Area. With the National Theatre having its own parking till midnight every night at great prices. On top of this, the South bank plays host to a car park on Doon Street which holds 130 spaces.

Waterloo Car parking

Parking around the Waterloo area includes a car park outside waterloo station which is open 7 days a week 24 hours a day as well as a car park with Britannia Parking at Upper Marsh near Lambeth North Station.

These car parks are very well priced and will give you access to some of the best attractions London has to offer, all completely secure and safe for your cars, ensuring you have a hassle free stay by the river.

London Eye

The London Eye, or the Millennium Wheel is a 36 capsuled Ferris wheel located on the South Bank. This incredible and unique structure towers above the Thames and gives visitors a breath-taking view above London, one revolution lasting a spot on half an hour.

London Dungeon

Another South Bank tourist treasure trove, the London Dungeon explores the grizzly past of London. With scary encounters with live performers taking the roles of Plague sufferers, Jack the Ripper and many more terrifying characters you’ll be whisked away on an historic journey which will in equal parts educate and terrify.

Sea Life Centre

The Sea Life Centre is also based on the South Bank and gives marine lovers an in-depth exploration of different water dwelling creatures from around the world. With sharks, a petting tank of coral and crabs, there’s something for everyone here.

Southbank Centre

The South Bank Centre is one of the most popular arts venues in the city, hosting hundreds of different performers from different disciplines including choirs, artists, musicians and theatre makers. Many exhibits are open daily in the South Bank Centre alongside free performances and installations.


Looking for the best new films in mind blowing IMAX? Then the BFI IMAX centre is the venue for you. Showing a range of different films specifically configured for the biggest of big screens, you can catch the latest blockbusters and often, premieres of new films.

Namco Funscape

Namco hosts a range of different games and events for parties and events. Whatever your preference, the Namco Funscape hosts bowling, dancing and amusements.