Avatar How to park in London

I’ve been driving my car into London a lot since all this nonsense started (the global crisis, that is, not the Beans) and I’ve had cause to ditch my ride in a lot of pay and display parking bays.

Most of the time I’m parking in them when they’re free, but sometimes I need to pay for half an hour here or there if my stay overlaps with the premium parking hours.

The best way to do this is not to stand by the road, like a mug, pushing buttons on your phone to pay for something. No, the best way to do it is to park up, take a photo of the sign for reference, and then stride away like the important London man-about-town that you are, dealing with the parking admin later, perhaps while sipping an organic cappucino in a hipster café, or even better, delegating the whole problem to your PA when you arrive in your 93rd floor corner office.

I suppose what I’m saying to you is that I went back through my camera roll and, even though I usually delete them at the end of the day, I discovered that I am building up quite a collection of parking information for the streets of the West End. And, lucky for you, I am willing to share this for your entertainment and enjoyment.

You’re welcome.

7 comments on “How to park in London

  • You won’t be slumping with this gen under your belt. You’ll be striding around like the high-rolling hipster you’ve always wanted to be.

  • Kev? He loves hipsters. Loves the beards, loves the hats, loves that awful Kia advert with Robert DeNiro. Loves ‘em.

  • These are all lovely photos, and should surely be published in some sort of coffee table book in the near future, but none of them tell me how to park in London, only what I should do once parked.

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