Southbank Centre has two car parks operated on our behalf by CP Plus Limited:

• Southbank Centre Car Park – Hayward Gallery

• Southbank Centre Car Park – Hungerford Bridge

Please note that many of the spaces in the Hayward Gallery Car Park are for Blue Badge Holders only.

Hayward Car Park Closure 26th - 31st May 2015 
Please note that the Hayward Gallery Car Park will be closed from the 26th of May to the 31st of May while major work takes place to install our summer Hayward exhibition. The only parking available will be at the Hungerford Bridge Car Park, and consequently space will be very limited. We encourage travel by public transport during this period. Alternative parking is available nearby at the National Theatre Car Park and Coin Street underground car park, subject to charges.

Parking for Blue Badge holders 
From Tuesday 26 May – Sunday 31 May the National Theatre have kindly agreed to offer free parking to Southbank Centre visitors who have a Blue Badge. Visitors should take their badge and car park ticket to the Southbank Centre Ticket Offices at Royal Festival Hall​ (10am – 11pm​) or at Queen Elizabeth Hall ​(evenings only) ​for validation prior to leaving. ​The ​National Theatre Car Park can be accessed from Upper Ground​, 7am – 1am.

The ​National Theatre Car Park can be accessed from Upper Ground​, 7am – 1am.

Southbank Centre car parks now operate on a Pay-by-Phone system. If you are a regular user of the car parks, you may wish to register in advance by visiting or calling 0330 4007275  The location code for both car parks is 79004 and users will need to enter this when paying by phone.

Tariffs* in both car parks are as follows:

Any length of time between 5pm and 1am £9

All other times:

Up to 1 hour £6.50

Up to 2 hours £9

Up to 4 hours £12.50

Up to 6 hours £15

Up to 8 hours £20

Up to 12 hours £25

Up to 24 hours £35

Please note the concessionary rate for customers attending paid, ticketed events at Southbank Centre is no longer available.

* All credit card payments are subject to a 30p transaction charge.

For any queries, please contact CP Plus Limited on 0207 431 4001 or email

Motorbike and Cycle Parking

There are designated motorbike bays inside Southbank Centre Car Park – Hayward Gallery, and bicycle racks on Belvedere Road by Royal Festival Hall and Festival Riverside.


A taxi rank is adjacent to Southbank Centre Square on Belvedere Road. If you are arriving at Southbank Centre by taxi, please ask to be dropped off at Southbank Centre Square.


Coach bays for free drop off and collection only are available by the London Eye (pre-booked spaces only) and on the Upper Ground Slip Road off Waterloo Road behind the National Theatre, and also on the slip road opposite the National Theatre leading up to Waterloo Bridge.

Please note that while Udderbelly is open (until 13 July 2014) the Southbank Centre Car Park – Hungerford Bridge has restricted spaces for parking.

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