cars parkedWhether you're a resident of the city or are visiting, finding parking is usually a challenge in all big cities in the UK.

Most people live outside the city, in the suburbs, and travel to the city daily for work, shopping, entertainment options, or just for dinner. If this sounds familiar, then you've had a tough time finding adequate and safe parking. The UK has stringent norms about parking – fees and tariffs.

If you're traveling to a shopping mall, an office or commercial complex, or a theater, there is a chance you may find parking after searching for a bit. However, if you're out to meet friends, go to a house or dinner party, or a restaurant, you may get frustrated before even reaching your venue. To avoid all this, it is best to book a spot with and park peacefully, without any stress. This app is easy to use, has affordable parting options, and is safe. They also offer short and long term parking solutions, so spaces are available at hourly, daily, weekly, and monthly rates.

Let us look at finding parking in normally hard to park cities.

The best way to park (like we mentioned above) is to use technology to help you. If you're headed to the city for a specific reason, like a concert, to a hotel, or to a friend's house, there is a chance you may get help. Most concert, event, and hotel websites offer tips and tricks to help patrons find parking. If you're visiting a friend, it is best to ask about parking assistance beforehand.

Parking app technology is your best bet. Finding parking in large cities, following rules and regulations, and constantly filling the meter may actually end up costing more than simply using If your event, concert, shopping mall, friend's house, or even a hospital is nearby, the app can show you available parking space options, rates, and directions to the parking spot. Booking it before you leave your home and going straight to your preferred parking space is the best way to beat the stress, frustration, and road rage.

Car Parks
National Car Parks (NCPs) are available across large cities like London. However, they are pretty expensive. The size of the car park also differs from location to location. While you may find a car park nearby, there is no guarantee that you will find an available slot. Apart from the NCPs, there are also the Q-Park car parks. Again, it is the same issue. You may find your way to the car park, but there is no guarantee you will find a space. Car parks in larger cities are more expensive than those in small towns, and many offer a monthly pass. Having a pass also does not reserve a space for you.

Street Parking:
In London, street parking restrictions are mainly applied between 8.30 am and 6.30 pm on all days except Sundays. However, many parking restrictions change streetwise, so you must check all the signs with the parking restrictions before parking. If parking on the street, you need to follow the 'Pay and Display' scheme, which means you have to pay for the street parking and display the ticket on the dashboard or your car's windscreen. Many boroughs also offer phone parking options, where you can pay for the parking space through your phone. To avail of this, you would need to check with the parking and street authorities, register your mobile number, create a login, and link a credit or debit card for payments. Any fines incurred are also charged directly to the account.

Sit and Wait:
Whether you're in a mall parking space or in an NCP or Q-Park, you should simply wait for a spot to open up. Doing this is frustrating because if the parking lot is full, you may have to cruise around, look left and right, and keep circling till you eventually park in a lane and wait for a space.The best way to sit and wait is to appear uninterested. If people see that you are waiting for their parking spot, they may not leave. This is not done with malicious intent but is simply a way to safeguard the parking spot. There is nothing to do but keep calm and wait in such a case. It is best not to get agitated or upset and not show any reaction.

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