Campervan Hire – London Guide

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Campervan Hire London

Campervan holidays in London may be one of the best ways you can see the city! London was the third most visited city in the world after Paris and Bangkok in 2022. There will be things to see there that will make your experience unique to you. And one of the best ways to make this happen is to try it in a campervan!

Hiring a Campervan to stay and travel around London is a cost-effective way to experience the vibrant English Capital. We recommend hiring a Campervan in London because it provides you with accommodation and transport to see sights further afield. And there are a few gems that allow you to mix camping with seeing the sights of the big smoke.

How to get there

London has several great airports all with speedy transport links in and around the city. Our Campervan Hire depot is only a 30-minute taxi ride from Luton airport or a short train ride from London Euston. If you are traveling to us via train, our closest station is Apsley.  Give us a call when you arrive at the station and we will come and collect you. If you are traveling to us by car, we are a 7 min drive from J20 of the M25 and less than 10 mins from J8 of the M1. From our Campervan Hire Depot, there are several options for campsites, which are listed below. 

Where to stay

Once you have collected your campervan from our hire depot, most customers want to go to their campsite and get settled.  That’s why we recommend staying local on your first night.  Below is a list of hidden camping gems in the capital for you to set up base for your adventure around. They are great places to stay and very popular, so make sure you book! 

Aldenham county park – Wildcamping NW South of Watford 

Lee Valley Camping and Caravan Park – Edmonton NE, Epping forest 

Lee Valley – Sewardstone NE 

Walton on Thames Camping and Caravanning club site – Walton on Thames SW 

What to see/do when you are there

Aldenham County Park is situated between Watford and Radlett, 13 miles north of Camden as the crow flies. Access to the city via Radlett or Watford is possible via Train or Tube in addition to the M1 should you choose to drive. 

The campsite offers a barebones experience and boasts 100 Acres of countryside to explore and as a result, you can adventure around as well as activities for the family, nature trails, campfires, and BBQ permissions. 

Harry Potter Studio Tour

Just west of the campsite sits Watford. Home of Leavesden Studios where Harry Potter was made and now studio tours can take you behind the magic. See how they made one of the biggest film series in the world! Purchase the wand of your favorite character and refresh with a butter beer! I will warn you from experience that replica wand purchases will compel you to try and cast spells and act like a 12-year-old again!

Hampstead Heath

Hampstead Heath is 800 Acres of nature trails, ponds, and wildlife. A real gem that’s served as an escape for Londoners and people from the surrounding areas for a couple of hundred years now. Whether it’s a family ramble through the fields or a romantic stroll to the viewpoints of the city there’s definitely a day to be spent here.

Sights to see!

See the sights of St Paul’s Cathedral and Buckingham Palace, both built in part by Portland stone! Read about our trip to Portland here! 

Tubes connect the city and shrink it down to a day’s activity visiting all the big attractions! Use them to visit Westminster, experience the shard, and visit the sky garden with free entry, a stunning view, and a cracking bar! The London Eye certainly offers a similar view as well as a unique experience as you circle in the pod! The Houses of Parliament, rebuilt in the 1870s after a fire, is only a short walk away allowing you to then visit history going back 900 years!

To see what tours there are to book you can check out the cities visit London page!