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FOI request reveals most ticketed street

A Freedom of Information request by the Westminster Chronicle has revealed Wardour Street is the most ticketed in London.

"The top worst offending streets were Wardour Street in Soho, where 5,143 vehicles were fined, Queensway in Bayswater had 4,445 tickets issued and 3,331 tickets in Great Marlborough Street, Soho.

A Freedom of Information request revealed that 357,000 tickets were issued between January and October last year – around 1,175 per day. The top three streets generated at least £500,000 of fines.

Busy A-roads such as Baker Street (3,244) and Charing Cross Road (2,879) were also in the top 10. Outside the West End, motorists were caught out in South Wharf Road (2,834), outside St Mary’s Hospital, and Cleveland Terrace (2,904), both close to Paddington station.”

Scooter riders in Wardour Street Credit: Brian O'Sullivan/EMPICS Entertainment

Westminster: most ticketed streets

All parking tickets issued, Jan-Oct 2013

  • GREAT CUMBERLAND PLACE 5,143
  • WARDOUR STREET 4,445
  • QUEENSWAY 3,331
  • GREAT MARLBOROUGH STREET 3,293
  • DEAN STREET 3,244
  • BAKER STREET 3,176
  • DENMAN STREET 3,135
  • PICCADILLY 2,969
  • LONG ACRE 2,904
  • CLEVELAND TERRACE 2,879
  • CHARING CROSS ROAD 2,834
  • SOUTH WHARF ROAD 2,734
  • OXENDON STREET 2,620
  • BERKELEY SQUARE 2,608
  • CAVENDISH SQUARE 2,544
  • ST JAMES`S SQUARE 2,415
  • HARLEY STREET 2,373
  • BREWER STREET 2,332
  • CURZON STREET 2,230
  • WIGMORE STREET 2,173