OK, bear with me, I'm hoping someone local can help.
We flying to the States from Gatwick in October, on a monday morning. We'll be driving so will park at the airport. We're taking our own bikes.
But, we already have a tickets for an event at Wembley on the Sunday night and are staying in Southwark on the Saturday and Sunday at a Travellodge with no parking.
So....we need to drive to London from Bristol on saturday, park up securely somewhere, with our bikes in bags in our campervan (blacked out windows thankfully). Spend 2 days in London, back to Southwark area for Sunday night then get back to our van and drive to Gatwick for a 9am check in (presumably in south London rush hour traffic).
I cant find any council car parks open over the weekend in the area and it's a restricted parking zone. Any ideas?
I suppose I could park at Gatwick on the saturday and get from the long stay car park to london on the Express, but not sure how easy it will be to get back to the airport on monday morning, get to the car park, get the bikes and luggage, then get back to check in. I'd imagine you hand you keys in at most car parks and your vehicle is moved?
Otherwise, where can I park securely near Southwark? Is it risky to park up on the south edge of london on street, then get a bus in to town and back out?
If anyone has stuck with this til the end, I'd appreciate some advice?!
ps - this d1cks me off, where I live my street is used as a car park by local businesses, 100s of white vans and seasonal campers. I dont have the luxury of residents parking - but that's for another day....