London Traffic Congestion Charging

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London Traffic Congestion Charge Sign

London traffic congestion charging started on 17th February 2003. London is the only city in Europe where there is a charge to drive in the city centre.

Of course there are exemptions from the charge. 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.

London Traffic Congestion Charging

Otherwise you must register with Transport for London and pay the charge. Do this before or on the day of driving into the Congestion Zone.

Just in case you did not know the London tube system is not wheelchair friendly. It is not at all good in the West End and the City and very patchy else where. London buses require a good geographical knowledge and London black cabs are expensive. You could use an Uber taxi. The final price for the taxi ride depends upon demand it can increase during the journey, so be careful.

The congestion charge is often waived over the Christmas holiday period but we also want to go up there at other times of the year.

Registration

Transport for London (TfL) will need details about your Blue Badge. 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. Do not panic, a reminder is sent to you for renewal.

Transport for London website

For full information on London congestion charge discounts and exemptions visit the London travel information website. On this website you can plan how to travel around London. There is even information for routes using the Underground using 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. It is essential that you check these carefully. Don’t avoid the congestion charge and then get a parking ticket. That would be very stupid.

5 responses to “London Traffic Congestion Charging”

  1. Barbara Roscoe says:

    I’m registered with you for LD51YMC
    SILVER MINI ONE BUT NEED TO REGISTER SECOND SECOND REG NUMBER Navy Blue Mercedes Estate E 220 Reg: KY15UTU PLEASE …..
    Barbara Roscoe flat 3-107 Keymer road Hassocks BN6 8QL. Thank you

    • Barbara Roscoe says:

      Navy Blue Mercedes Estate E 220 Reg: KY15UTU
      Need to add above second car to my disabled badge for LD51YMC
      Silver mini one? As going to London this week in KY15UTU please acknowledge permission Thank you Barbara Roscoe Flat 3-107 Keymer road Hassocks West Sussex BN6 8QL 07412212712 thank you Barbara Roscoe

    • I am not reposible for London Congestion Charge, you have wrong email address

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