Ruislip Lido Car Parks

Please note we are NOT the Car Park and we do NOT issue or have any say on any parking tickets you might get.

The car parking arrangements are Quite Complicated and strictly enforced. Make sure you know where to park.

There Is A Controlled Parking Zone Around The Lido Read All About It Here. 

There Is A 30 Minute Restriction For Those With Blue Badges In Zones R1 And R2.
Do not assume with a Blue Badge you can park as "normal" around the Lido, you cannot. 

Those With Blue Badges May Not Park In The Lay-Bys On Reservoir Road.

In the main car park you can pay by cash or card.

There Are Basically THREE Car Parks At Ruislip Lido

Car Park One: 

Hillingdon First Cardholders Only

Ruislip Lido Car Park
Residents of the London Borough of Hillingdon can apply to the Council for a Hillingdon First Card allowing them discounted car parking and free refuse disposal at local waste centres etc. If you visit the Lido by car then having this card will give you substantial discounts over what residents from other boroughs have to pay!

Residents of Hillingdon who wish to park at the Lido can do so for FREE! All you have to do is present your card at the machine and display your ticket.

You must ALWAYS get a ticket and although the machine has a coin slot there is NO option to pay by cash. If you are not a Hillingdon First Card holder you MUST use the other car park for the Lido.

This car park, called Willow Lawn, is furthest away from what one might deem the "Main Entrance" and the pub, when you get to the little roundabout by the pub you go "straight on".

There are six electric car charging points in this car park and you MUST have a Hillingdon First Card to use them.

This car park is locked at 9 p.m.

Car Park Two:

Hillingdon First Cardholders And Those From Outside The Area

Ruislip Lido Car Park
The "Public" part of the car park is to the right.

When you get to the little roundabout you turn left to access this area, then bear right.

(The entrance sharp left
is for the pub car park only and if you are not going to the pub DO NOT GO IN THERE AT ALL OR YOU WILL GET A PARKING TICKET. If you are going to park in this section you MUST give your registration number to them over the bar, and do this even if you drive in by mistake!! They then allow up to three hours free parking (you have to make a purchase I believe)).

This is what was the old main car park and is more or less opposite the entrance and the pub. Hillingdon First Card holders can park in this public part of the car park for free, and again you must display a ticket.

If you do not have a Hillingdon First Card then the price to park for "off season" is £3.50 for a day, or £5 for a day in the "summer". There are no short term tickets available.

There are no electric vehicle charging points in this car park, there are on "Willow Lawn" (see above) but you MUST have a Hillingdon First Card and get a ticket in there to use them.

This car park is locked at 9 p.m.

Car Park Three:

The Waters Edge Pub

Waters Edge Ruislip Car Park
This is to the left as you enter the main car park and there is an ANPR camera that gets a snapshot of your number plate as you drive in.
My understanding is you have to give your registration number in at the bar or enter it in to a Tablet PC there and you then get up to three hours free parking (best check how long in the pub if it is not clear). You have to at least buy a drink.
DO NOT DRIVE IN THIS CAR PARK UNLESS YOU PLAN TO VISIT THE PUB EVEN WHEN THE PUB IS CLOSED as you will get a ticket if you do not, or can not, give your car registration number in over the bar. The option of free parking with a Hillingdon First Card does NOT apply in this section of the car park.
If you have a Hillingdon First Card it is suggested that you park in one of the main car parks then the two hour curfew would not apply.

Of course if you only wanted to park for a short period you could park in the pub section, go in the pub and give them your registration number, buy a drink (soft?) and you have three hours parking for the cost of the drink. 

The Waters Edge Pub Car Park Warning Sign

Ruislip Lido Car Park

General Information

These car parks are regularly patrolled. If you do not get the correct ticket you will get a fine from the council or from the pub car park managers as applicable.

If you have a Hillingdon First Card you MUST get a ticket from the machine using your card and display it. This free option excludes the pub section of the car park where you MUST use the pub and enter your registration number in there.
To repeat: Hillingdon First Card tickets are NOT valid in the Waters Edge section of the car park. If you park it the pub section you MUST get a drink (at least) over the bar and give them your registration number or you will be issued with a fine through the post.

Do NOT park in the local streets as chances are you will get a ticket, even if you park on Ducks Hill Road at the far end of Reservoir Road you will get fined. 

Do NOT park in the car park for The Six Bells pub. 

Unofficial - Extra Weekend Car Parking

Before the car parks were all changed and extended there were signs directing you to an overflow car park option by using the car park at Breakspear Crematorium. 

Now, although those signs have been removed parking at the Crematorium may well still be possible, and whilst during the week when there are services on this could be considered as disrespectful at weekends the car parks are open there are no services held so you could use it. There may be signs there saying you cannot use it for the Lido but there is no difference between a car parking to go to the crematorium and one where people are going to the Lido. At the time of writing parking here is not charged.

To get to the crematorium exit Reservoir Road where the Lido is and turn left, then right at the mini roundabout after about 100 yards. The main entrance to the Crematorium is immediately on the right but DO NOT ENTER HERE instead go along the road about 200 yards and you will see a second entrance to it on the right, Enter here and the car park is just through the gates. Please be aware this car park is locked after 6 p.m.

Unofficial - Extra Weekend Car Parking (2)

OR..... Exit Reservoir Road and turn left. After about 1/2 mile turn left in to Park Avenue (7' width restriction) and then second left in to Sherwood Avenue.

Park somewhere here and opposite the end of Sherwood Avenue is a footpath leading to the woods and you can walk down the hill and get in at the far side of the Lido. You will need decent shoes for the walk, as it could be a bit muddy at times! Total walk about 750 yards.

Park and Ride

It is possible that for £4 on busy weekends a (Private?) "Park and Ride" is operating from Holland and Holland Shooting Range. Go up Ducks Hill Road towards Northwood for about 3/4 mile and it is on the left. (If you drop down the steep hill you have gone too far!)

Tow Away Zone

Don't get your car towed away!

The roads around the Lido have been designated a "Tow Away Zone"

Be aware if you park illegally the council may tow your car away.

If you car is towed either search on TRACE or ring 01895 271 418 but it will probably be in the car park behind Eastcote Station.

See this page for more details

Controlled Parking Zone

New for 2019 a controlled parking zone has been introduced by the council in the roads around the Lido. 

Blue Badge holders are only allowed 30 minutes parking there we are advised. 

Roads included are

Zone RL 

Withy Lane, Ruislip

Zone RL2

Abercorn Grove, Ruislip
Bury Street, Ruislip
Dell Farm Road, Ruislip
Ducks Hill Road, Ruislip
Lakeside Close, Ruislip
Reservoir Road, Ruislip

See this page for more details


All information was correct in 2018. You must ALWAYS check for up to date information at the machines at the time you park. Do NOT park in the Waters Edge section unless you intend to go there and you MUST give them your registration number.

Please e-mail any comments or corrections to me from the form here.

This is a community web site.

We are NOT Ruislip Lido, we are NOT the Council, we have nothing to do with the car parks or the tickets you might get affixed to your car either by the traffic wardens or through the post from the pub car park managers.