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About event days

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.

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 Visit Richmond website.

A listing of the events and football match fixtures likely to affect the road network will also be posted on our website.

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: 01 November 2021

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