When events are held at Kew Gardens (Kew Music) or matches at Brentford FC, it can cause problems in terms of transport and parking for local residents, businesses and their visitors.

Parking during events

These problems can be minimised when they occur during the hours/days of the North Kew Controlled Parking Zone (from 10am to 4.30pm, Monday to Sunday, including Bank Holidays). However, when they take place outside of these times, we have introduced the Kew event Controlled Parking Zone also known as the North Kew event zone. This is a one-day Controlled Parking Zone (CPZ) operating on an event day, in the same area as the North Kew CPZ (KC) from 10am to 11pm.

The days the Zone will be in operation are sign-posted well in advance at the Zone entry points, and on major routes into the area.

Timetable of events

For the latest events in the North Kew area view the Visit Richmond website.

We have listed Brentford and London Irish fixtures taking place at Brentford Community Stadium. However, for the most up to date listings check the relevant websites:

Brentford Community Stadium fixtures 2023



Kick off

Saturday 14 January Brentford v Bournemouth 5.30pm
Sunday 15 January London Irish v Stormers 1pm
Sunday 29 January London Irish v Harlequins 3pm
Saturday 4 February Brentford v Southampton 3pm
Saturday 11 February Premiership Cup Semi-Final 4.45pm
Saturday 18 February  Brentford v Crystal Palace 3pm
Saturday 25 February London Irish v Leicester 7.30pm
Saturday 4 March Brentford v Fulham 3pm
Sunday 12 March London Irish v Sale TBC
Saturday 18 March Premiership Cup Final 3pm
Saturday 25 March London Irish v Northampton Saints 3pm
Saturday 8 April Brentford v Newcastle 3pm
Saturday 22 April  Brentford v Aston Villa 3pm
Saturday 29 April Brentford v Nottingham Forest 3pm
Saturday 6 May London Irish v Exeter Chiefs 3pm
Saturday 13 May Brentford v West Ham 3pm
Sunday 28 May Brentford v Man City 4pm

Local residents, businesses and their visitors

Residents and businesses within the North Kew event zone, can apply for free one-year permits for themselves and their visitors. 

Permit holders for the North Kew CPZ parking zone do not need additional permits for event days, as their normal permits will be valid as long as they are displayed correctly.

When there is no event, only those vehicles displaying a valid KC permit (resident/business or visitor) will be entitled to park throughout these zones when they are in operation. Kew event zone permits will not be valid during the days and times that these zones operate.

View North Kew parking study for more information.

Road closures

We do not expect that road closures will be necessary.


Visitors to the area are free to drive in, and use the pay by phone facilities are available. However, we strongly recommend that you use public transport whenever possible.

Some of our car parks are open on event days, for details visit car parks.

Disabled parking

On event days, Blue Badge holders are permitted to park within the North Kew event zone.

Illegal parking

If you illegally park within Kew event zone, during operating hours, you may be liable for a Penalty Charge Notice (PCN).

Contact us

For more information you can email

Updated: 10 January 2023

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