by Becky Harrison |
posted 13 October 2020
Whether we’re returning to the workplace or off to do a spot of shopping, many of us are starting to travel to the city on a regular basis again– and studies show we’re more likely to hop in the car than travel on public transport right now.
With that in mind, Zuto have analysed car parks in over 40 cities across the UK to reveal the cheapest and most expensive places to park within a 25-minute walking distance of each city centre. The company looked at the cities with the cheapest and most expensive average daily rates, along with the most cost-effective car parks in the UK.
If you live in Wolverhampton, you’re in luck as our results show this to be the cheapest city to park your car, with an average daily rate of just £1.90. Unsurprisingly, the City of London, where you’ll find some of the UK’s biggest financial firms, is the most expensive. To park here for eight to 10 hours will cost you a staggering £53.80 on average.
Drilling down into more detail, the research revealed that Dudley Road, Bell Place, in Wolverhampton is officially the UK’s cheapest car park. This sits alongside Bradford’s Captain Street car park and Greenlough Road in Lichfield, where you’ll be charged just £1.50 for the entire day.
In comparison, Liverpool Lime Street’s short stay car park is the most expensive. To park here all day, you’d have to pay a jaw-dropping £135.00. Following that if you want to park on Brewer Street, City of London, you’ll have to cough up £60 for the daily rate.
The research also highlighted which car parks feature charging points. From the car parks analysed, Zuto found Wakefield to be the cheapest city to park an electric vehicle, with an average daily rate of £2.50. Brighton and Hove also has some good value options, with six of eight car parks offering charge points.