The Whitefriars multi-storey car park is a short stay car park, with a maximum stay of five hours. It has space for up to 530 vehicles with a ‘pay-on-foot’ parking system at the end of your stay. Paystations are located by the stairs and lifts on each parking level for convenience.
The car park opens at 8am daily and closes at 11pm Monday to Saturday and at 6pm on Sundays. Last admission is 1 hour before closing time.
Spring opening hours
Good Friday Bank Holiday: 8am-11pm (last admission at 10pm) (Normal hours)
Easter Sunday: CLOSED ALL DAY
Easter Bank Holiday Monday: 9am-7pm (last admission at 6pm) (Sunday hours)
May Day Bank Holiday Monday: 9am-7pm (last admission at 6pm) (Sunday hours)
Whitsun Bank Holiday Monday: 9am-7pm (last admission at 6pm) (Sunday hours)
The tariff is £1.80 per hour or part thereof, with a minimum of £1.80 weekdays and Sundays and £3.60 on Saturdays. There is an evening flat rate charge from 6pm to 11pm of £1.80. The charge for exceeding the five hour maximum is £25.
How to pay
Payment can be made by cash and by credit/debit cards and Apple Pay.
You can also get a Whitefriars Pre-Pay card. Click here
to download an information leaflet.
Pre-Pay Card Terms & Conditions
- Top-up can be made by cash, credit or debit card at any pay station
- ANPR cameras will be used to calculate payment
- Only pre-registered vehicle registration number(s) are valid with this card
- Replacements for lost cards will be charged at £5.00 each
- All enquiries to 01227 826769, or to the car park office
- Tariffs and rates are subject to change
- Usage of the card confirms acceptance of the above terms and conditions
You will need to complete an application form and take this to the car park office together with payment and you will be issued with your pre-paid card.
On entry to the car park the display screen will show your current card value. If you do not have enough credit for an hour's parking you will not be refused entry but you will need to top up your card before being able to leave. Top-ups can be made in increments of £5 up to a maximum of £100 and can be made at any pay station or at the car park office. In the unlikely event of a problem, our car park staff will be available to assist you.
You can check your balance at any time during your visit at a pay station or on entry and exit at the barriers.
Blue Badge holders
There are a number of designated spaces for disabled drivers and Blue Badge holders within easy access to lifts. Normal tariff applies.
Family parking spaces
There are a number of family parking spaces in the car park which can be found on each level. They are indicated by a clearly marked family parking sign.
Electric car drivers
For those travelling by electric car, we have two plug-in battery points located on Level 1 of the car park next to the exit barriers. This facility is provided free of charge to Whitefriars customers.