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Workers facing wide discrepancy in cost of city centre parking

UK drivers can pay as little as £3 for a nine-hour stay in a car park or as much as £42 depending on their work location.

The average parking price in London (Trafalgar Square) was £40.25

The average parking price in London (Trafalgar Square) was £40.25

The analysis of parking costs from Parkopedia was carried out by vehicle leasing company Leasing Options and included an examination of the cost of nine hours’ parking in 10 of the highest populated UK cities.

Unsurprisingly, London is the most expensive city to park your car, with the cost of a nine-hour stay coming in almost 170% higher than the average across all other cities at an average of £40.25, but up to £42 for Trafalgar Square. Brummies, on the other hand, can expect to pay an average of £5.20 for the same parking duration.

The average cost of parking in the 10 largest UK cities:

  • London (Trafalgar Square) –£40.25
  • Glasgow – £20.50
  • Manchester – £18.13
  • Leeds – £17.63
  • Liverpool – £16.43
  • Edinburgh – £16.38
  • Leicester – £14.75
  • Bristol – £12.75
  • Sheffield – £12.50
  • Birmingham – £5.20

The firm has also published tips for drivers on cutting the cost of parking at work.

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Natalie Middleton

Natalie has worked as a fleet journalist for nearly 20 years, previously as assistant editor on the former Company Car magazine before joining Fleet World in 2006. Prior to this, she worked on a range of B2B titles, including Insurance Age and Insurance Day.