Pay for parking

As a visitor to the borough, you can park in a pay and display parking bay or park in one of the Council’s car parks for all-day parking.

Parking terms and conditions

Payment must be made at the time of parking, using one of the available payment facilities, Phone payment option (RingGo), pay and display machine (Where these are in place) or Pay point.

You are liable to receive a Penalty Charge Notice (PCN) if you:

  • fail to make payment at the time of parking
  • remain parked after the expiry of paid for time or longer than permitted
  • park in a suspended bay

Motorcycle parking

All zones except zone B

You cannot park for free in Pay and Display only bays. Free parking is permitted within resident, permit, business and shared used bays  – those that allow permit and Pay and Display parking.

Zone B

Motorcycles can only park in dedicated motorcycle bays.

Paying for short stay parking

Mobile phone parking

You can pay for parking in Hackney using your mobile phone. RingGo is a quick and secure way to pay for parking.


To use the service you need to register your vehicle and payment card details. You only need to do this once and then you can use the service whenever you need to pay for parking.

You can use the service by:

  • registering on RingGo
  • texting 81025
  • calling 020 7125 0044
  • installing the RingGo app on your mobile phone:

If you’ve any questions or experience difficulty accessing the RingGo service, visit RingGo.

Visiting Homerton Hospital

Some of the pay and display bays around Homerton University Hospital provide an unlimited stay to allow adequate time for visitors to park. They charge a lower rate for the first 4 hours.

These bays are located on roads surrounding the hospital including, Blurton Road, Churchill Walk, Clifden Road, Dunlace Road, Glenarm Road, Homerton Row, Powerscroft Road and Wardle Street. Please ensure you read the pay and display conditions and signs before parking.

Match and event day parking scheme

Please be aware that there are additional match and event day parking controls in Zone G, G2 and half of Zone M when Arsenal Football Club host a football match or major event at the Emirates Stadium.

Blue badge and companion e-badge holders

If you have a blue badge or companion e-badge, you’re allowed free unlimited parking time in all Hackney pay and display and shared use parking bays. If you’re a blue badge holder, you don’t need to display a clock but if you’re a companion badge holder you should do so in pay and display only bays, and also in all locations outside of your ‘home’ zone.


Page updated on: 16 January 2023



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