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Camping in London

Campsites in London

Camping in London is a great way to explore the attractions of the capital. Our four caravan and camping sites near London allow you to have a relaxing base just a short commute away from the city centre.

4 London Campsites

Chertsey
South East England, Surrey
5 (361)
Chertsey is on the banks of the Thames, just a 50-minute train ride from London.
Key Facilities
  • The site has flushing toilet facilities.
  • Showers on site.
  • There are washbasins on site.
  • The site has dedicated accessible facilities for disabled campers, including level access shower and equipment.
  • There is a motorhome service point on site for disposal of grey waste and filling up of fresh water. Some Club Sites may also offer a stop off service for none camping members on payment of a small fee (please check with site or on dedicated web page).
  • Fishing facilities on (or near) site.
  • Pets welcome on site.

Chertsey

Situated on the banks of the River Thames, our Chertsey Club Site is just a 50-minute train journey into the heart of London.
Horsley
South East England, Surrey
5 (171)
Horsley Club Site, near the North Downs is perfect for fishing, relaxing, walking.
Key Facilities
  • The site has flushing toilet facilities.
  • Showers on site.
  • There are washbasins on site.
  • The site has dedicated accessible facilities for disabled campers, including level access shower and equipment.
  • Pets welcome on site.
  • There is a designated dog walk on site.
  • Wireless internet access available on Club Sites only. For full details go to campingandcaravanningclub.co.uk/sitewifi Note: may only be available on parts of the campsite.

Horsley

Our tranquil Horsley Club campsite lies just north of the beautiful Surrey Hills, popular for the network of footpaths that criss-cross them, including the long distance North Downs Way.
Theobalds Park
South East England, Hertfordshire
5 (56)

This campsite is just to the north of England's capital in the home county of Hertfordshire, with the bright lights of London in easy reach.

Key Facilities
  • The site has flushing toilet facilities.
  • Showers on site.
  • There are washbasins on site.
  • The site has dedicated accessible facilities for disabled campers, including level access shower and equipment.
  • There is a motorhome service point on site for disposal of grey waste and filling up of fresh water. Some Club Sites may also offer a stop off service for none camping members on payment of a small fee (please check with site or on dedicated web page).
  • Pets welcome on site.
  • There is a designated dog walk on site.

Theobalds Park

This campsite is just to the north of England's capital in the home county of Hertfordshire, with the bright lights of London in easy reach.
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Walton on Thames
South East England, Surrey
4.5 (126)

A tranquil, traditional campsite within the M25 motorway, which has been in the Club's care for more than 90 years.

Key Facilities
  • There is a motorhome service point on site for disposal of grey waste and filling up of fresh water. Some Club Sites may also offer a stop off service for none camping members on payment of a small fee (please check with site or on dedicated web page).
  • Fishing facilities on (or near) site.
  • Pets welcome on site.
  • There is a designated dog walk on site.
  • Wireless internet access available on Club Sites only. For full details go to campingandcaravanningclub.co.uk/sitewifi Note: may only be available on parts of the campsite.
  • There is a children’s play area on site. Facilities can vary, with some play areas restricted to young children only.
  • Denotes a separate building that may sell groceries as well as other items. Please contact the site for details.

Walton on Thames

A tranquil, traditional campsite within the M25 motorway, which has been in the Club's care for more than 90 years.

More about camping in London

Choosing a campsite near London is all about finding easy access to the city. Surrey is a good bet, with reliable train access to London and the North Downs on your doorstep. Also, worth considering is Hertfordshire with thatched cottages in picture perfect villages, plenty of countryside to explore and just a shot journey away from the city.

Caravan sites near London

For caravanners, we know that finding a campsite near to London which has good access can be a challenge. That’s why you’ll find safe approach instructions on all of our campsite pages which give you the best access routes for larger vehicles. You’ll also find clearly laid out facility information so you can ensure access to electric hook-ups, Wi-fi, and all other desirable amenities.

 

Tent camping near London

For those who prefer to camp under a canopy of canvas we have plenty of options. Bring along your own tent and make use of our well-maintained facilities including showers, toilets, dish washing areas and even family shower rooms. You’ll find full facility information on each of our campsite pages. If you’re new to camping or want an easy break without the hassle of pitching your tent, our Ready Camp offering is a great option to look into.

 

Things to do while Camping in London

Whether you’re looking for a family holiday, romantic weekend,or action-packed break, camping in London is the perfect choice for your next trip. With an unparalleled number of museums, galleries, historical landmarks, parks and churches, London has something that will ensure the whole family is happy.

 

Historical London

With so many tourist attractions in such a concentrated area, it’s impossible to name all of the places worth visiting during your trip. However, top of your list must include a trip to Westminster. Arguably the most recognisable landmark in London, the UK and possibly the world, Big Ben is a magnificent clock tower that overlooks the bustling city below.

Located directly west of the Palace of Westminster and Big Ben, Westminster Abbey is the UK’s most notable religious building steeped in royal history. Famed as the location of coronation, wedding and burial sites of British monarchs, Westminster Abbey is also home to the graves of Isaac Newton and Charles Dickens.

Situated on the north bank of the River Thames, the Tower of London is a historic castle with a dramatic history. Built by William the Conqueror after his conquest in 1066, the Tower of London has a grim reputation as a place of torture and death. Join a Beefeater on a tour through the castle, the priceless Crown Jewels and the legend of the Tower’s ravens.

Since 1837, Buckingham Palace has been the home of the British monarchy and today is the London residence of Queen Elizabeth II. During summer, you can explore the lavishly-furnished state rooms, the iconic throne room and the grand staircase.

Nestled in the heart of London, St Paul’s Cathedral is an impressive structure and a prominent part of the London skyline. The cathedral was designed and constructed in the 17th century by Sir Christopher Wren, after the original was seriously damaged during the Great Fire of London.

Cultural Capital

London is one of the most culturally vibrant cities in the world. With an abundance of galleries, museums, theatres and shops, London has plenty do whether it’s a sunny summers day or a rainy winters afternoon.

With over 100 theatres, including 50 in the West End, London is famous for its theatre district, which offers a diverse variety of entertainment. Book tickets to see one of many incredible shows and see some of the wonderfully talented famous actors performing live.

With such a rich cultural history, it’s hardly surprising that London is home to some truly special art galleries and museums – and best of all, most of them are free to enter. Located in Trafalgar Square, the National Gallery houses a collection of over 2,300 paintings including works from Van Gogh, Monet and da Vinci.

Holding over 80 million artefacts, from botany to palaeontology, the Natural History Museum is one of London’s best days out for the whole family. The museum is also home to some of the world’s most famous dinosaur skeletons, including Sophie, the most complete stegosaurus fossil and Dippy, the Diplodocus.

From Harrods to Liberty’s, and Oxford Street to Borough Market, it’s fair to say that London is a shopper’s paradise. Boasting a diverse range of eateries and bars, London is home to one of the most vibrant food and drink scenes in the world.

Top things to do in London

Campsites in London offer plenty of activities with major attractions within easy reach. From Fortnum and Mason to Madame Tussaud’s, galleries, museums and palaces, camping in London is the perfect holiday for all the family. We’ve narrowed down these places to a list of our top 5 things to do in London. All of which are located in Central London, a short commute from our nearby Club Sites – in Chertsey, Horsley, Theobalds Park and Walton on Thames.


1. Big Ben

Overlooking central London, Big Ben, officially known as Elizabeth Tower after Queen Elizabeth II, is the largest four-facing chiming clock tower in the world. Designed by Augustus Pugin and completed in 1859, Big Ben exhibits neo-Gothic architecture and stands at just short of 100m tall.

2. London Eye

Sitting beside the River Thames, overlooking Westminster Bridge and the Houses of Parliament, London Eye is one of the city’s most recognisable and popular landmarks. Officially the tallest ferris wheel in Europe, take a ride on the London Eye and enjoy spectacular panoramic views across the capital.

3. The British Museum

Established in 1753, the British Museum is home to over eight million items which have been sourced from around the world. The museum takes you on a tour through the history and growth of human civilisation and culture across the millennia. One of the most visited places in London, the British Museum is free to enter and exhibits some fascinating artefacts such as the Rosetta Stone and the Parthenon Sculptures.

4. Buckingham Palace

Located between Green Park and St James’ Park, Buckingham Palace is the primary residence and office of the British monarchy. Usually only seen from the outside, except during August and September where you can tour some of the rooms. The Palace Garden is the biggest private garden in London.

5. Tower of London

Originally built by William the Conqueror in 1078 as a statement of his power and success, the Tower of London is one of Britain’s most iconic historical landmarks. Over the last millennium, it has been a notorious prison, palace, armoury, menagerie and fortress, guarded by the famous Beefeaters.

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