London Congestion Charges

by Patrick Burke on March 8, 2012

in Disability Information, Patrick's Blog, Travel

Congestion charging to use a car in London started on 17th February 2003.

London congestion charges

London congestion charges


If you receive 100% of the mobility allowance in the Disability Living Allowance (DLA) and you are a Blue Badge holder then you qualify for a 100 per cent congestion charge exemption from the London Congestion Charge. This means that you can drive into central London without having to pay the Congestion Charge. Otherwise you must register with Transport for London and pay £10 before travelling.

The congestion charge is often waived over the Christmas holiday period.


Transport for London (TfL) will need details about your Blue Badge.  A disabled person who has a disabled car tax exemption certificate does not have to pay the Congestion Charge but they will need to register.  You must supply the  number plate of the car that is to be exempt from the charge. You need to register every year for the exemption certificate for London congestion charges, a reminder is sent to you.

Transport for London website

For full information on London congestion charge discounts and exemptions visit the London travel information website. On this website there are details about the Underground and details of stations that are step free. There is information on buses and other ways to travel around London. The website is essential for anyone not familiar with London and the transport network. For example did you know that almost any wheelchair will fit into a black cab and the cab driver will help.

Check Disabled Parking Regulations

In central London the rules and regulations for disabled parking spaces may well be different from those elsewhere so it is essential that you check these carefully.

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