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Exhibition Road entrance to the car park

Imperial College Car Park

We offer parking spaces at nearby Imperial College (approximately 5 minutes’ walk away), from 1 hour before the start time of events in our main auditorium. Please note that parking is not available for weekday matinee performances.

Entrances are located on Prince Consort Road (evenings only) and Exhibition Road (evenings and matinees).

Spaces must be booked in advance and cost £10.75 (including a 7.5% booking fee).

Sat Nav postcode: SW7 2BX

Parking is only available for cars and not for larger vehicles.

Car park vouchers are only valid until 45 minutes after the event you are attending. After this, you will be charged at normal hourly rates.

Your voucher will only be required when exiting the car park. If you have not received your voucher in advance, please collect it from the Hall’s Box Office (at Door 12) after parking.

Customers are advised not to leave valuables in cars.

Map showing the route between the Imperial College Car Park and the Royal Albert Hall.

Parking in the local area

Strict parking controls are in operation on all public roads around the Hall. Please read parking signs very carefully.

Parking information can be found on the Westminster Council website.

Coach Parking

There is a coach set-down point on Kensington Gore, between the Royal Albert Hall and the Royal College of Art.

The nearest coach bays are on Park Lane and the nearest coach park is on Bayswater Road.

TfL provide information for coach drivers travelling to London, but if you have any specific questions, requirements or requests, please contact us.

Accessible Parking

For customers attending events in our main auditorium there are usually ten free parking spaces for Blue Badge holders in the West Car Park. The entrance is located outside Door 8, which has ramped access to the building. To book a space, please have your vehicle registration number to hand and phone our Access Line on +44 (0)20 7070 4410.

For some events, including during the BBC Proms season, the car park is unavailable and a limited number of Blue Badge spaces are made available on the south-east side of the Hall near Door 2.

On rare occasions we may not be able to offer any Blue Badge parking due to event requirements. Information about roadside Blue Badge parking bays can be found on the Westminster City Council website.

Electric Vehicles

Source London provides electric vehicle charging stations, with the following addresses being located within an approximate 5 minutes walk from the Hall:
• 170 Queens Gate (outside Imperial College entrance)
• 2 De Vere Gardens (nearby intersection of High Street Kensington)

Parking is free any time of day for an unspecified period, provided the electric or plug-in hybrid electric car is connected and charging.

Free fuel is provided subject to a Source London subscription. You can reserve a charging slot via the from the Source London website or app.