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Pay for short stay parking

Pay for short stay parking using your mobile phone or Epay shop.

There are almost 6,500 short stay parking bays in Islington. Anyone can pay to park in these bays using RingGo or where available Epay shops, or the machine. You will need your debit or credit card details and your vehicle registration number to do this.

Pay for your short stay by phone

Pay by phone parking is available at every short stay parking bay in Islington, as well as in the Sobell Leisure Centre and Sonderburg car parks.

You will need the parking location number shown on the bay sign and will need to enter the number of minutes you want to park for.

Pay by phone or sign up for the RingGo service and use their smartphone app. 

You will need your debit card details and your vehicle registration number to do this.

You can then use your phone to top-up without returning to your car.

You can also choose to have the service send you a reminder text message so that you will know when your parking time is about to end. 

If you don’t have a smart phone you can

  • call 020 7125 0039

to pay for your parking.

Using Epay payment

Throughout the borough drivers can pay for short stay parking via RingGo at Epay shops with cash. To find the nearest Epay shop text ‘shop’ and the 5 digit location number to 81025.

click here to find a list of Epay outlets in Islington.

Restrictions and costs

  • The cost of parking in a short stay bay varies between £2.40 to £6 per hour depending on how busy the area is, use RingGo to check prices. 
  • Vehicles must not be left in a short stay bay without having paid for parking.
  • Short stay bays may be suspended for highways works, special events or other reasons. You must therefore check the sign each time you park. Even if payment has been made, any vehicle parked in a suspended bay is liable to receive a parking ticket and may also be removed.

Diesel Surcharge on Short Stay Parking

From January 2018, an additional charge of £2 per hour will apply to all diesel vehicles paying for short stay parking in Islington. This is to help reduce harmful emissions and improve air quality on Islington. 

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