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Where to park in Lincoln while Lucy Tower and Thornbridge are closed

With two of Lincoln’s busiest car parks closed for maintenance, drivers are being diverted to other car parks in the city centre.

Lucy Tower Car Park closed to the public on March 25, and will not reopen until August, while £1.1 million restructure work takes place on the lower levels.

Meanwhile, Thornbridge Car Park closed in February for £400,000 resurfacing works, initially meant to take a few weeks.

Thornbridge car park

However, due to cold temperatures and snow, the membrane for resurfacing couldn’t be laid, causing delays to the work.

The membrane process needs five days with temperatures above 5°C to ensure it sets properly — the constant breaks of snow have meant temperatures were below freezing on many days in recent weeks.

Fortunately, there are a few alternatives, many not far from the city centre, that can be used while these two are out of action.

Beaumont Fee and Orchard Street

Staff at the City of Lincoln Council have been given other parking arrangements so the public can use the facilities around City Hall. There are a pay and display machines in several spots.

Postcode: LN1 1DD
Paybyphone location: 7850
Opening hours: 24 hours
Prices: 1 hour £1.50; 2 hours £2.50; 3 hours £3.50; 4 hours £5; All day £7.50
Number of spaces: 125

Broadgate

Often forgotten, this multistorey car park has roughly the same amount of spaces as Lucy Tower.

Postcode: LN2 5AP
Paybyphone location: 7859
Prices: 1 hour £1; 2 hours £2; 3 hours £3; All day £5
Number of spaces: 430

County Hall

Members of the public are also permitted to use Lincolnshire County Council’s spaces on weekends.

Postcode: LN1 1DN
Paybyphone location: 7857
Opening hours: Saturday and Sunday only. 8am to midnight.
Prices: 2 hours £2; All day £3
Number of spaces: 148

Motherby Lane

This small car park is situated at the top of Lincoln High Street, near the police station.

Postcode: LN1 1EX
Paybyphone location: 7842
Opening hours: 24 hours
Prices: 1 hour £1.50; 2 hours £2.50; 3 hours £3.50; 4 hours £5; All day £7.50
Number of spaces: 39

Tentercroft Street

Tentercroft Street Car Park is ideal for those who would usually park at Thornbridge — it’s just the other side of the railway tracks.

Postcode: LN5 7DB
Paybyphone location: 7840
Opening hours: 24 hours
Prices: 1 hour £1.50; 2 hours £2.50; 3 hours £3.50; 4 hours £5; All day £7.50
Number of spaces: 401

Brayford Street NCP

This large private-owned car park offers both outdoor and multi-storey car parking at all hours of the day, with extra rates for different types of parking.

Postcode: LN5 7BJ
Opening hours: 24 hours
Prices: 1 hour £2.50; 2 hours £5.00; 4 hours £7; All day £9.00; Earlybird: £4.50; Night rate (5pm-8am, indoor only): £1.50
Number of spaces: 253 (60 outside)

St Mary’s Street NCP

This outdoor car park sits directly opposite the bus station.

Postcode: LN5 7EQ
Opening hours: 24 hours
Prices: 1 hour £2.50; 2 hours £4.50; 4 hours £5.50; All day £6.00; Earlybird: £4.50;
Number of spaces: 190

Free School Lane NCP

While this car park is most often used by guests of Lincoln Drill hall, this small parking space comes in useful for quick access to the Waterside Shopping Centre.

Postcode: LN5 7EQ
Opening hours: 24 hours
Prices: 1 hour £2.50; 2 hours £5.00; 4 hours £7.00; All day £8.00; Earlybird: £4.50; Night rate (5pm-8am): £3.50
Number of spaces: 57

St Mark’s

For quick access to town or the nearby shopping centre, make use of the plethora of spaces at St Mark’s. Parking validation service available in some stores. Free parking after 6pm on Thursday.

Postcode: LN5 7EX
Opening hours: 24 hours
Prices: 1 hour £1.50; 2 hours £2.50; 4 hours £5.00; Day pass £20.00;
Number of spaces: 890

To find more parking spaces across the whole city, take a look at Parkopedia’s useful map: