We strongly recommend that patients and visitors use public transport to get to the hospital. The Trust is well served by both buses and trains.
If you wish to travel by car, please be aware that parking at the hospital site is very limited and you should allow yourself plenty of time to find a parking space. At busy times, there may be queues for spaces.
The camera-operated car parking system (ANPR) will record your car registration as soon as you enter and leave the hospital site. Please make sure if you have a blue badge that you have registered your car registration – details on how to do this are below.
ANPR (Automatic Number Plate Recognition)
ANPR records the exact time you drive into and out of the hospital site and compares this to the amount you have paid. If you stay longer than expected you must ‘top up’ by paying the additional amount before you leave.
The car parking system has a grace period designed to ensure that you are not unfairly charged for the time spent finding a parking space or if you are just quickly dropping off or collecting from the site. This grace period is 20 minutes. If you are entering and leaving the site within 20 minutes then no charges will be applicable, if you are on site for 1h 20 minutes you will need to pay for 1 hour etc.
The new system offers a number of payment options, allowing visitors and patients to Pay on Arrival or Pay on Exit:
The charging period for the public car parks are from 8:00am to 8:00pm, seven days a week. You can purchase additional time (if required) at the payment machines or by phone
The current minimum fee is £1.80 (for the first hour) and £1.50 for each hour thereafter (up to five hours).
Car Parking Tariffs at Kingston Hospital
There is also a daily rate of £10 available which covers you for one calendar day (ie payment made at 10am covers you for the remainder of that day)
* Please note: parking tariffs have NOT increased and have stayed at the same rates.
Please click here for information about parking for disabled visitors at the hospital.
Please note that vehicles who park on site and do not make payment for the time parked on site will receive a Parking Charge Notice. The Parking Charge Notice fee is £100, reduced to £50 if paid within fourteen days. Full terms and conditions for usage of the car parks are displayed at the entrance to the public car parks.
How to use the new system:
You will need to know the time of your arrival and your vehicle registration. You can pay by:
To pay on exit:
To pay on arrival:
Blue badge holders
All blue badge holders will need to register their car registration with the new system to ensure you do not get a ticket. This can be done by asking one of the staff in the clinic, ward, A&E or at main reception to register it for you, by calling 020 8934 2003 or emailing your vehicle registration, blue badge number and its expiry date to firstname.lastname@example.org. This can be done in advance or within 24 hours of parking on site. If you have received a Penalty Charge Notice and are a Blue Badge Holder please include the reference number of the fine in your e-mail so the Trust can resolve this for you. All blue badge holders can park in any visitor car parking space except staff parking areas.