Driving into London ?

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KennyN

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Driving into Mayfair next week to drop my (Euro 5) car off at a garage , been looking at the TFL sites and looking for a bit of clarity as to the charging :

ULEZ + Congestion are pretty simple at £27.50 for the both , which i will need to pay, but the LEZ requires a bit of clarity as according to TFL my Euro 5 is ok to use within the LEZ but in any other city (up here) a E5 vehicle is chargeable ?

Dont want to get "stung" if i am missing something.

Can anyone with an up to date knowledge of the TFL requirements shed some light on the above.

K
 
I think if you use the TFL vehicle check it will outline which ones you need to pay. I last recall LEZ being mostly for HGV, Coaches Vans etc.

Checked with my one and it mentions:

Other charging zones​

If you do not see the Congestion Charge, Ultra Low Emission Zone charge or the Low Emission Zone charge displayed above, it means that your vehicle meets the emissions standard, or the charging zone does not apply to this type of vehicle
 
Driving into Mayfair next week to drop my (Euro 5) car off at a garage , been looking at the TFL sites and looking for a bit of clarity as to the charging :

ULEZ + Congestion are pretty simple at £27.50 for the both , which i will need to pay, but the LEZ requires a bit of clarity as according to TFL my Euro 5 is ok to use within the LEZ but in any other city (up here) a E5 vehicle is chargeable ?

Dont want to get "stung" if i am missing something.

Can anyone with an up to date knowledge of the TFL requirements shed some light on the above.

K
You need to pay ULEZ & CCZ for your car - that’s it.

Enjoy your time in London. 👌

You can pay online, or set up autopay. Pay to drive in London
 
You need to pay ULEZ & CCZ for your car - that’s it.

Enjoy your time in London. 👌

That's what i thought reading through the TFL website , just wanted to double check :thumb:.

Only going to be there for a day as dropping old the car off at the garage ,checking out the new one and tidying up the paperwork then heading off to stay at the daughters in Streatham and picking the new car up first thing the following day.

The trip had the potential to get expensive but thankfully the daughter doesn`t want to go shopping so it will be out for some grub then an early night.

Will take her down some "tattie scones" and some "Bru" as payment for my overnight stay.

K
 
The ULEZ is currently only ’central’ London - it doesn’t extend to outer London until August….. unless the legal challenges are upheld and it’s introduction is delayed.
 
Fair enough. I'm in it here and I'm not far from the N Circular and from the bottom of the M1.
I went to Hendon School which is about 650m from the North Circular. Cross it and you’re in GG. I know the area like the proverbial back of my hand.
 
Therefore Golders Green is in the ULEZ. Hardly ‘central’ London is it. 🙄🙄
If you live in Ruislip it is 😂😂 the A406 - north & A205 south circular contains the central part of London. (Not to be confused with ‘The City of London’ right in the middle….
The outer ring from the A406/205 to the M25 is the expansion Khan wants.
 
the A406 - north & A205 south circular contains the central part of London.
Obviously some peoples perceptions of the central part of London can be different because Temple Fortune and some parts of East Finchley are within the A406. Both are areas I wouldn’t class as central London.

We also lived at the Eastcote end of Elm Avenue.
 
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If you live in Ruislip it is 😂😂 the A406 - north & A205 south circular contains the central part of London. (Not to be confused with ‘The City of London’ right in the middle….
The outer ring from the A406/205 to the M25 is the expansion Khan wants.

To be slightly pedantic, the City is only part of central London. It starts near Holburn in the west and extends to Bishopsgate/Spitalfields in the east. Bounded by the Thames to the south and Farringdon/Barbican etc to the north.

So I suppose the "centre" is that plus the West End; ie everything west of Park Lane as far as Spitalfields.

Boring fact; I've worked in Park Lane, in St Pauls, in Covent Garden, in Bishopsgate, in Old Broad Street and New Broad Street. Also in Southbank. But that's South of the river so doesn't quite count. Now in Canary Wharf which is a whole other world again. It's a;ways interesting (to me) to work in and get to know the various parts of central London (and Southbank & Canary Wharf).

Pedantic mode off.
 
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To be slightly pedantic, the City is only part of central London. It starts near Holburn in the west and extends to Bishopsgate/Spitalfields in the east. Bounded by the Thames to the south and Farringdon/Barbican etc to the north.

So I suppose the "centre" is that plus the West End; ie everything west of Park Lane as far as Spitalfields.

Boring fact; I've worked in Park Lane, in St Pauls, in Covent Garden, in Bishopsgate, in Old Broad Street and New Broad Street. Also in Southbank. But that's South of the river so doesn't quite count. Now in Canary Wharf which is a whole other world again. It's a;ways interesting (to me) to work in and get to know the various parts of central London (and Southbank & Canary Wharf).

Pedantic mode off.
If that was pedantic mode, I think you should have said 'everything east of Park Lane'.
 
If that was pedantic mode, I think you should have said 'everything east of Park Lane'.

Whoops. Fail.

Here's something else I learnt the other day; Westminster is so-called because the original minster (ie church) was built in the City of London. Edward the Confessor then started building what eventually became Westminster Abbey on a island on a marshy but of land way out west.

Hence the east minster (which became St Pauls) and the west minster (which became Westminster Abbey).
 
I have always found London to be interesting and exciting to visit, and a pleasure to leave.
 

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