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St John's

St John's car park is a multi-storey car park with 645 spaces.

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Opening hours

Monday - Saturday: 6.00am to 7.00pm.
Sundays: 9.00am to 5.00pm.
Public holidays: 9.30am to 5.00pm.
The car park is closed on Christmas day.

Pedestrian access during car park opening hours is available via the stairs at each end of the car park. The stairs and lift in the centre of the car park giving street access through the shopping centre are opened and managed by St John's Walk Shopping Centre. These are open at 8.00am and close at 6.30pm Monday to Saturday. On Sundays they are open from 10.00am until 4.30pm.

Disabled parking

The car park has 14 disabled parking bays.

Blue badge holders have free parking for up to 3 hours in any bay, when displaying a Blue Badge with the clock set to the time of arrival.

Parking bays for car sharers

There are 2 parking bays for those participating in the Loveurcar car share scheme. A permit is required to use these bays.

Hourly charges

Time Monday - Sunday
Up to 30 minutes £1.00
Up to 1 hour £2.10
Up to 2 hours £3.20
Up to 3 hours £3.80
Up to 4 hours £4.00
Up to 5 hours £5.10
Up to 6 hours £5.60
Up to 7 hours £6.60
Up to 8 hours £7.50
Up to 12 hours £8.10
12 - 24 hours £16.50
Evening (entry after 6pm until midnight) £2.00

Season tickets

Duration Price
3 months £500
12 months £1800

Contact us for more information about buying a season ticket. 

Accepted payment methods

Pay with the MiPermit app

You can download the MiPermit app from the Apple App Store or the Google Play Store

The location number for St John's car park is 737835. 

Coins

You can pay for parking with coins. The machines do not accept notes.

Send an SMS (text) message or call to pay

If you are paying through SMS message, text the word 'PARK' followed by your registration number and the duration of your stay to 61600. For example: 'PARK  T123EST 30mins' or 'PARK  T123EST 2hrs'.

Alternatively, call 0345 520 7007 from your mobile. Calls cost the standard rate as set by your mobile provider.

Height restriction

The height restriction for this car park is 1.9m (6 foot 3 inches).

Page last reviewed: 26 October 2020