Experience the John Bunyan Boat
Bedford Car Parks
Prebend Street Surface car park
Post Code: MK42 9BX
5-7 min walk Sovereign Quay (surface Level, Pay & Display).
From Prebend car park head over the bridge and cross the road to the Embankment path (Queen’s Walk), follow the river east to Quayside and wait by the blue John Bunyan notice board.
River Street multi-storey car park
Post Code: MK40 1PX
Car Park is accessed from River Street
7-10 mins walk from Sovereign Quay to board the John Bunyan Community Boat.
Direction to Sovereign Quay come out of River Street Car Park walk down towards the River, over the roundabout with Commercial Road & Horne Lane to Riverside Car Park. Once at the River turn right onto Queens Walk passed Star Rowing Club and wait at the blue John Bunyan Community Boat notice board opposite the island.
St Marys Gardens Car Park
Post Code: MK42 9AP
Access between Borough Hall and Bedford College
4-5mins walk to the St Mary Gardens mooring when we are running cruises from St. Marys Gardens. Walk towards the river once you have reached the river turn right on the path, the mooring is approximately opposite the Vue Cinema on the opposite bank of the river.
Duckmill Car Park & Mercure Bedford Centre Hotel
Post Code: MK42 0AU
7- 10 mins walk to St. Marys Garden Mooring & 11-14 mins walk to Sovereign Quay
Directions to St Marys Garden Mooring – Walk to wards the river past the Mercure Hotel taking the path down to the River and turn left once at the river under Town Bridge and follow the riverside path under the new footbridge to nearly opposite the Vue Cinema / Premier Inn Bedford on the opposite bank.
Duckmill Lane – car park on the right as you turn into Duckmill Lane opposite the Mercure Hotel
Mercure Hotel – Car Park – accessed from Duck Mill Lane past the Mercure Hotel on the left. Special deal for John Bunyan guests park for £5 and get the parking discounted from a meal/snack/drinks.
Harpur Shopping Centre Car Park
Post Code: MK40 1TJ
5 – 7 min walk to Sovereign Quay mooring.
Directions: come out of the car park on Horne Lane, cross the road walk towards the Riverside Car Park, through the car park to the river path Queens Walk, turn right and walk towards County Bridge away from Town Bridge past Star Rowing Club to the blue John Bunyan Community Boat notice board. Wait here for the John Bunyan Boat cruise.
Car Park access from Horne Lane.
Lurke Street Car Park
Post Code: MK40 3HZ
7-10 min walk to Newnham Steps for cruises from Newnham Steps
Riverside Car Park
Post Code: MK40 1NY
Riverside Car Park
Note that this is EV users only with a small number of disabled parking bays.
Short distance from the Sovereign Quay mooring point, walk past Star Rowing Club on Queens Walk and wait by blue John Bunyan Community Boat notice board.