Guide to ULEZ

Update – May 2021

From 25 October 2021, the Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) is expanding from central London to create a single, larger zone up to the North Circular Road (A406) and South Circular Road (A205). The North and South Circular roads themselves are not included in the zone.

The Mayor launched the central London ULEZ on 8 April 2019. Most vehicles driving in the ULEZ must already meet tight emission standards or pay the daily charge. When the ULEZ expands the standards will stay the same, but the area covered will be 18 times larger.

The ULEZ is in effect 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, all year round (except Christmas Day).

In 2021 there will also be changes to the Low Emission Zone (LEZ) and the Congestion charge (C-Charge). When all the changes are made, London will have three distinct road charging schemes and if you drive in London for work or pleasure you will need to understand how you might be affected by them.

Guide to ULEZ – March 2019

The London Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) goes into effect in one month on 8 April 2019. To help, we’ve put together a Guide to ULEZ.

The aim of the ULEZ is to improve air quality by discouraging vehicles that generate more pollution from entering central London, requiring drivers to pay a charge. From 8 April the ULEZ will operate over exactly the same area as the Congestion Charge, but will expand outwards to include the whole of Inner London by 2021. Unlike the Congestion Charge it will operate 24 hours a day, seven days a week.  To check if your vehicle will have to pay the ULEZ charge, click here.


The first signs on the zone boundary, which include Edgware Road, are installed. TfL has produced a simple guide to ULEZ which you can reference here.

We have teamed up with proven sustainability partners to help you protect your business from ULEZ charges.

If your business receives deliveries, you could incur charges when ULEZ launches. As a member of the Marble Arch London BID, you have access to a professional guidance including free assessments, advice and support to reduce the environmental impact of deliveries, and money saving resources. You have access to:

– DeliverBEST, a web-based diagnostic tool that uses your business’s unique attributes to provide relevant, practical and proven solutions that make deliveries to your business more efficient. It saves you time and money while improving local air quality.

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– Click:collect, our designated platform specifically for personal or one-off deliveries to reduce the number of freight and delivery vehicles on the road, making Marble Arch a nicer, safer and healthier place to visit, shop and work.

– West End Buyers Club, the preferred supplier scheme working across London’s West End to save businesses money and improve London’s air quality. Featured suppliers have undergone a rigorous procurement process to provide goods and services at low prices so they are delivered in ways that minimise the impact of vehicle emissions on air quality.

Get in touch by emailing or phoning 020 3145 1210 with us to find out more information about how you can implement tools.