Where is the Congestion Charge Zone? Map of areas affected by £15 fee

Look out for ‘Congestion Charge’ signs – and don’t forget to pay (Picture: Getty)

The Congestion Charge is a £15 daily fee you have to pay for driving through a specific zone in Central London – between 7am and 6pm on weekdays, and 12pm to 6pm on weekends and bank holidays.

The only time you don’t have to cough up for the Congestion Charge is between Christmas Day and New Year’s Day bank holiday – unless you’re exempt or get a 90% residents’ discount.

Amid the ongoing cost of of living crisis, many drivers will be keen to save some money by avoiding the affected areas.

But which parts of London are impacted?

Here is everything you need to know.

Where is the Congestion Charge Zone?

Major stations included in the zone are Waterloo, London Bridge and Liverpool Street.

TfL Congestion Charge Zone map
TfL have created this handy Congestion Charge Zone map (Picture: Travel for London)

Impacted areas also include Soho, Piccadilly Circus, South Bank, Mayfair, Covent Garden, Holborn, Bloomsbury, Clerkenwell and Finsbury.

Many major tourist attractions also fall under the Congestion Charge Zone, including:

  • St Paul’s Cathedral
  • Big Ben
  • Westminster
  • London Eye
  • Tate Britain
  • St James’ Park
  • Green Park
  • Buckingham Palace
  • British Museum
  • National Gallery
  • Barbican
  • The Shard

Unaffected by the Congestion Charge however is Kings Cross and St Pancras, the British Library, Regent’s Park and London Zoo, Hyde Park and Angel in Islington.

These are just on the outskirts, though, so you’ll have to make sure you stay away from impacted areas.

Use TfL’s map or postcode checker to see if your destination is in the zone (Picture: Getty)

If you want to check if an address is included in the zone, there’s also a useful postcode checker on the TfL website, which likewise can show you if a landmark you plan to visit falls within the boundaries.

If you’re going to drive in the zone, then you need to pay the £15 on the same day, via TfL’s website.

Note there’s also the Ultra Low Emissions Zone (Ulez) charge affecting this and a wider area of London – another £12.50 per day – if your car or vehicle doesn’t meet certain emissions standards.


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