Moving into a building on Tooley Street next week...what are longer term residents' thoughts on parking?
Is it worth renting a secure space...inside the CC or outside...or is a resident parking permit normally good enough round there??? It's not a Ferrari but I would like to be able to get a space when I want one.
I live on Mill Street, so a bit further out than where you'll be, and we have parking in our block, but there is lots of on-street parking around the back on Dockhead/Parkers Row. There is always space to park on the street there, and there are often quite fancy cars parked there, and it seems to be safe for them. I looked into residents' permits and think they were about £80 for a year, which is fairly cheap, particularly when renting a parking space in our car park would've been about that much a month.
Southwark Council has a "Parking shop" (I think it's on OKR or the Walworth Rd - it's ages since I've been there) and they'll answer queries for you. Getting residents permits depends on zones and if you tell them your postcode they'll tell you what options are available in that zone.
ok...thanks for the adice...located the parking shop and worked out what I need to get a permit...still worried about the parking in Zone F though.
Seems you have to park within the zone you live in, and that stops at Tower Bridge Road. I was a bit blown away by the proximity to the tube and views of the Tower and forgot to take much in when viewing....what are the immediate streets like for parking?
Unless you drive a lot, you may well find it's more economical and just as practical to save cash on insurance (which will most likely be expensive, even with loads of no-claims and a worthless old banger, if my experience is anything to go by), road tax, parking, servicing, AA cover, etc to hire cars as and when you need them.
Tower Bridge Rd has lots of car rental places. And you get to drive a new-ish car every time you want one. It works for us.
Ivanhoe I'd just been thinking the exact same thing, especially as I am just discovering the wonders of London Bridge's rail links.....plus factor in depreciation to those costs and your looking at a few grand a year...
Thanks Ivanhoe....decision made!
Do i have the nerve to refresh the 'which gym' and 'can anyone recommend a cleaner' qs!?
There are some "which hire car" threads on here as well (also some threads on Streetcar and similar rent-by-the-hour operations).
(If you ditch your car, you also get optional "benefits" of:
a) being smug and bigging up your green-ness
b) telling all your mates that you live so centrally in soooooooper SE1 that there's no need to have a car anyway. "Cars are so 20th-century-suburban" ;0))