Thought I'd post this for the members who visit Kew. Car park charging and booking system from Tuesday 27 April | The National Archives Car park charging and booking system from Tuesday 27 April The National Archives has outlined the details of the car parking charges which were announced and consulted upon last year as part of our plan to make £4.2m of savings in 2010. In the past, the car park has been free for visitors. However, it was decided to introduce charges because of the need to recover the maintenance and operational costs of providing a car park. From Tuesday 27 April, we are introducing a system which will require visitors who would like to park in the car park to book and pre-pay for a parking space, via a dedicated telephone line or website. On site parking at The National Archives is limited, and this system will ensure that no-one will drive to the site only to find that the car park is full. There will be flat-rate charge of £5 per day. Annual pre-pay tickets, offering a substantial discount, will also be available. Visitors who drive to The National Archives without having booked and paid for a space will not be able to access the car park. For full details, please read our car parking FAQs (PDF, 0.07Mb) This page contains PDF files. See plug-ins and file formats for help in accessing these file types.