Parking will be prohibited on the City of Westminster's side of Waterloo Bridge as part of plans for a new cycling path connecting Bloomsbury and the South Bank. Parking is a waste of valuable central London road space, and removing it from Waterloo Bridge will relieve congestion while also improving safety.... The current parking restrictions are set to come into effect on 1 April 2013. Drivers are advised to seek alternative routes if they need to visit this area of the city.
Cars and lorries may also be prohibited from using Waterloo and London Bridges. Experts believe it's critical to encourage people to walk and cycle to work when they return to work since physical distance is impractical on packed public transportation, and an increase in automobile use would generate gridlock and an increase in air pollution.
Parking is difficult near Stamford Bridge, and there is no official Stamford Bridge parking lot. The nearest tube station on the District Line is Fulham Broadway. Stamford Bridge is served by two underground stations. West Brompton and Imperial Wharf are the locations. Both these stations are on the District Line in London; travel time to London's Central Station is about 30 minutes.
There are several pay-and-display car parks near Stamford Bridge. They charge between £3 and £10 for up to three hours' parking. Two are located within easy walking distance of the stadium: Chelsea FC Car Park at King's Road and Fulham Broadway Car Park at Fulham Palace Road. For a map showing all the pay-and-display car parks in and around Stamford Bridge, see here: https://www.chelseafc.com/en/about/stadium-and-parking/map/.
You can also buy annual tickets for some or all of these car parks. These are available from the relevant shops near the stadiums. Prices start at £60 for an adult ticket valid for one year. For details see here: https://www.chelseafc.com/en/about/stadium-and-parking/annual-tickets/.
Short term parking spaces called "Street Parking" can be found along Kings Road, Fulham Palace Road and Church Street.
Parking lots along the River Thames
Waterloo is also close to the city's vibrant South Bank district. There is a pedestrian walkway on the south bank of the Thames as far east as Tower Bridge; to get there, use the main exit from Waterloo at the end of the concourse opposite the bridge to platforms 20–24 and follow the street signs leading to the Festival Hall.
The nearest tube stations are Westminster (District Line) and London Waterloo (Piccadilly and Jubilee Lines).
There are bus stops outside the entrance to the station. Bus routes include 109, 119, 175, 178, 179, 186, 197, 398, 519 and W6.
A taxi from the centre of London to the station takes about 25 minutes, depending on traffic. The fare is around £20.
From April 15 to September 30, Tuesday through Sunday, 10:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m., and weekends from September to December, 11:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. The grounds of Waterloo Village are available to the public for strolling. Outside the gates, parking is permitted. Parking is included with admission. Simply follow the instructions to the parking places from the entrance. There is a small charge for parking in the village; however, this provides much-needed revenue that helps maintain the park.
The best time to visit Waterloo Village is between April and October, when the flowers are in bloom and there are few people around. November through March, especially during Christmas season, is also a good time to visit. But if you want to see the village at its absolute peak of beauty, try to make your way here during one of the four summer months from mid-June through August.
There are several ways to experience Waterloo Village. You can take a self-guided tour by following the red arrows on the map or download our app for iOS or Android devices. Our staff members will be happy to give you more information about the history of the site as well as some tips on how to spend your time here. You can also take advantage of the various programs offered throughout the year, such as concerts in the gardens, children's activities, and more.
If you would like to learn more about the history of Waterloo Village, check out our exhibits room.
Waterloo Village has a long history, extending back to the time of the Munsee (Lenape) Indians, who lived in northern New Jersey and took use of the abundant natural resources and terrain. In 1756, General William Howe of British America captured the French fortress at Fort Duquesne here, ending France's involvement in the American War for Independence. After the war, General George Washington appointed Colonel John Armstrong as the first civil commissioner of the district that would become Camden County. The village was originally known as Colonel Armstrong's District before being named in honor of Wellington.
Today, this beautiful village is home to many shops and restaurants, as well as living spaces for residents. There is also a museum dedicated to the famous battle that took place nearby during the Revolutionary War.
Camden Town Hall is located on High Street. Built in 1872, it is one of only four town halls remaining in New Jersey. It was declared a National Historic Landmark in 1961. Nearby sites include the University of South Carolina School of Medicine-Camden, the Camden County Courthouse, and the Camden City Jail.
Waterloo Village is open daily from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.; closed Christmas Day and New Year's Day. Admission is free.