Exam Candidate Parking
There is no candidate parking at our exam venues themselves apart from blue badge holders. If you are a blue badge holder, please notify us at least 10 days before the exam.
It is possible to park on the Downs in Bristol for free for up to five hours. Parking is subject to restrictions between the hours of 9.00 and 5.00 so candidates can park there before 9.00 and leave their car until 2.00 or from 12.00 and leave their car there for the rest of the day. On foot, it is approximately 1.4 km/17 minutes to 27 Oakfield Road, (BS8 2AT) and 2.7 km/35 minutes to 2 Queens Avenue (BS8 1SE). Alernatively, candidates can take any bus going down Whiteladies Road and get off outside the BBC building for Oakfield Road or on Queens Road for Queens Avenue. From the BBC building, it is a further 4 minutes to 27 Oakfield Road and from Queens Road it is less than 2 minutes to 2 Queens Avenue (BS8 1SE).
The following public car parks are a couple of minutes walking distance from the exam venues at 2 Queens Avenue (BS8 1SE) and 27 Oakfield Road (BS8 2AT):
West End car park, https://www.bristol.gov.uk/parking/west-end-long-stay-car-park Berkeley Place, Bristol, BS8 1EH
(multi-storey, 750 spaces, height restrictions 2.1m)
Charges: £5.50 for a stay up to 4 hours, £12 for over 4 hours. 12-minute walk to 27 Oakfield Road
6-minute walk to 2 Queens Avenue
(June 2021 - West End car park is still closed for renovation)
Clifton Down Shopping Centre car park, https://www.cliftondownsc.com/information/parking
Whiteladies Road, Bristol, BS8 2NN
(multi-storey, 360 spaces, height restrictions 2.0m)
Charges: £5.00 for a stay up to 4 hours, £10 for over 4 hours.
7-minute walk to 27 Oakfield Road
12-minute walk to 2 Queens Avenue
Trenchard Street car park, https://www.bristol.gov.uk/parking/trenchard-street-long-stay-car-park
Trenchard Street, Bristol, BS1 5AN
(multi-storey, 936 spaces, height restrictions 2.057m)
Charges: £5.50 for a stay up to 4 hours, £12 for over 4 hours.
19-minute walk to 27 Oakfield Road
13-minute walk to 2 Queens Avenue