Plan a visit

Car parking tariffs

Car parking charges to be introduced at two car parks in the north of Lee Valley Regional Park on 23 October 2017 

Car parking charges will be introduced at:
  • Gunpowder Park
  • Waltham Abbey Gardens
Charges will be applicable 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, including bank holidays.


The first hour is free, and anything up to a whole day costs £2.50.
The charges apply to all vehicles, including those with Blue Badges and motorbikes.

Methods of payment

At the payment machine within the car park, to be paid on entry
Online at

How do I appeal if I have received a Penalty Charge Notice?

Please be aware that Lee Valley Regional Park Authority is not involved in the issuing of or the appeals process for any Penalty Charge Notice given.
The car park is run by ParkingEye and in the event of a customer appealing their parking charge all appeals are dealt with directly by them. You would need to contact ParkingEye as per the details on their charge letter, which is via one of the following methods: in writing to ParkingEye, PO Box 575, Chorley, PR6 6HT or via the online appeals form at
Please note that Lee Valley Regional Park Authority does not profit in any way from the issuing of Penalty Charge Notices and we will support an appeal if the customer has abided by and followed the car parking terms and conditions fully.

Opening times

Open all year round

Car park opening times
  Month     Opening times      
April  09:00 - 19:30
May 09:00 - 20:30
June - August 09:00 - 21:00
September 09:00 - 20:30
October 09:00 - 19:30
November 09:00 - 18:30
December - March 09:00 - 17:30

How to get here

Waltham Abbey Gardens
Abbey View
Waltham Abbey
Essex EN9 1XQ

By train: the nearest station is Waltham Cross on the Liverpool Street line (20 minute walk)

By bus: the 251 goes from the station to the town

By car: Waltham Abbey is a 5 minute drive from the M25 (J26)



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