Campsites near London

From ancient woodland to modern pitches, there’s something for every camper in London’s surrounds.

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12 top campsites near London

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Chalky Downs

36 units · Motorhomes, Tents12 acres · Brighton, East Sussex, South East England
Traditional tent camping in a stunningly-located South Downs farm, just down the road from buzzing Brighton
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Penn Meadow Farm

100 units · Motorhomes, Tents145 acres · Beaconsfield, England
Penn Meadow Farm is a beautiful 145 acre, family owned farm, nestled perfectly into the chiltern hills area of outstanding natural beauty. We’re just a 5 minute walk across our grassy fields to the oldest free-house pub in England (The Royal Standard of England) Say hello to our resident alpacas, sheep, pigs, pigmy goats, flock of 250 sheep and of course our lovely boarder collies. We aim to be a very relaxed spot to be able to rest for a few nights and maybe enjoying a nice camp fire in the evening.
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Hook Farm Campsite

18 units · Tents10 acres · West Sussex, South East England
Blissfully back-to-basics camping in the heart of the West Sussex High Weald
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Daisy May’s Farm

10 units · Motorhomes, Tents20 acres · Bishop's Stortford, England
Our pop up campsite is set in 20 acres on a not for profit community farm. Come and join us in the great outdoors! Help collect the eggs, feed the chickens and milk the goat! There is always lots going on at Daisy May’s Farm! Children’s play areas, paddle stream, woodland walks and lots more! PITCH FEE INCLUDES ENTRY TO THE FARM & ALL ANIMAL ENCOUNTERS! Open 7 days a week. Coffee Cabin and Ollie’s Food Hut also serving hot food (Weekends & school holiday 10-3pm) Local pub - 5 mins walk Golf Course (crazy golf, top golf, 9 hole course, bar and food) - 5 mins walk Shop/post office/chip shop - 10 mins walk Toilets & shower ; hot gas shower available but we are a basic wild, mostly off grid site. No concrete heated toilet blocks I’m afraid! (Showers unavailable in Winter months) There will be mud. Bring your wellies! Drinking water and bins available. Bring a torch for walking around the site at night. The site is off grid and the toilet lights are solar operated! CARAVANS - ONLY BOOKABLE MAY - SEPTEMBERTENTS - CAMPER VANS - MOTORHOMES WELCOME ALL YEAR (all pitches are the same. No need to specify which type of unit you are booking) We look forwards to welcoming you soon!
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Abbey Home Farm

21 units · Glamping, Motorhomes, Tents1600 acres · Cirencester, Gloucestershire, South West England
Eco-camping for real. Cooking on an open fire. Unspoilt natural beauty.
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Four Winds Camping and Canoeing

13 units · Motorhomes, Tents5 acres · Wisbech, Cambridgeshire, East Anglia
A small, friendly riverside campsite in Cambridgeshire – with campfires allowed
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Cotswolds Camping at Holycombe

11 units · Glamping, Motorhomes, Tents5 acres · Warwickshire, England
Think Countryfile meets Time Team. Camping in six-acres of unspoiled Cotswold countryside, built in the grounds of a Norman castle.
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Tomkins Farm

42 units · Glamping, Motorhomes, Tents15 acres · North Chailey, England
Relaxed camping beside a lake on an East Sussex farm, with alpacas, llamas, and camels
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Radcot Leisure on Thames

50 units · Glamping, Tents1 acre · Oxfordshire, South East England
A Thames’ island campsite in the Oxfordshire countryside – with a lovely pub just over the bridge
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Lagnersh camping

75 units · Motorhomes, Tents6 acres · Bognor Regis, England
Stunning 6 acre site close to Bognor Regis Pagham and Chichester located in the heart of West Sussex countryside. Close to seaside surrounded by stunning views 10 mins from goodwood for all those goodwood revival or festival of speed fans the best voted beach of west wittering is just 15 mins drive bracklesham bay for those keen on surfing is just 10 mins away this is truly a beautiful serviced site with electric water toilets and showers as well as waste disposal point newly installed large kids play park camp fires allowed off the ground a wonderfully laid paid campground to make memories and take photos for the family album. Bognor regis Town under 10 mins With amusements crazy golf and the good old bognor beach ⛱️ aswell as many restraunts and bars taxi would be under £10 back to the campsite You can book any pitch for tent caravan or motorhome We hope to see you soon Happy camping to you all 🏕 ⛺️ 🏕
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Stockbridge View Campsite

50 units · Motorhomes, Tents4 acres · Stockbridge, England
A simple campsite in the Test Valley, just a 15-minute walk from Stockbridge
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The Barn KT9

21 units · Glamping, Tents3 acres · Greater London, South East England
A unique rural campsite in Surrey, a stone's throw from London's Zone 6
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Campsites near London guide

Overview

Beyond London, it actually takes a surprisingly short amount of time before you can stumble across some of the UK's best campsites, hidden among woodland on the city’s edge or tucked in the rolling hills of the green belt. Take advantage of London’s transport network to discover outdoor opportunities both inside and outside the M25. Time-limited campers can jump on the tube in central London and be in Abbey Wood or Epping Forest within the hour, while hikers, bikers, and sightseers can take their time to discover the hills, farmland, and forests of London’s Green Belt. There’s plenty of camping accommodation to choose from too, from bring-your-own tent pitches in popular parks to private huts in hidden glens, and pet lovers are widely catered for with dog-friendly campsites commonly found across the area. Whether it's hopping on a train or getting in the car, you can still escape the city for a few days for a camping holiday to enjoy the best of the fresh air.

Finding the best camping within 1 hour of London

When it comes to camping near London, there's nothing we love more than a traditional night under canvas. Around London are loads of fantastic campsites where the focus is not on commercial caravanning and tarmac pitches but on the humble tent camper. Whether it's driving to the likes of Suffolk, Essex, Hertfordshire, or Buckinghamshire, or getting a train out to the South Downs, Surrey, Sussex, or Kent, we're sure we'll have a campsite near London that's right for you.

Campsites with Good Transport Connections to London

A big part of the allure of camping near London is the convenience of being able to get in and out of the city easily while still feeling remote and cut off from the urban world. Whether it's a campsite in East Sussex or a caravan site in Berkshire, we’ve got plenty of spots with good train links to and from the city. If you really want to treat yourself, you could even hire a campervan from the city and take a roadtrip from the capital out to your chosen destination.

Where to go

Lea Valley

Home to the enormous Lee Valley Park, this urban-to-rural floodplain is popular among thrill seekers, thanks in part to its White Water Centre, built especially for the London 2012 Olympics. Several campsites dot the region, with accommodation options including (almost) wild camping, fully furnished cabins, and safari tents, plus motorhome and caravan parks. Most train stations connect to London’s Liverpool Street directly, offering countryside escape within 30 minutes.

Epping Forest

Just east of the River Lea, Epping Forest marks the spot that London blends into the home county of Essex. The forest’s paths are popular with ramblers and riders, while its wildlife-rich ponds are great for nature photographers. Camping is prohibited within the forest itself, but there are plenty of pitches nearby in spots like the Lee Valley Park. The forest is on the outer reaches of London’s Central Line, making it a destination for city dwellers as well as holidaymakers.

South London

If you’re keen to stay within the confines of the capital, the leafy suburbs of Abbey Wood and Crystal Palace both boast campsites with a London postcode. Whether you’re after a break from the city or a city break, conveniently located campsites offer caravan parking, tent pitches, and—in the case of Abbey Wood—some luxury pods with private bathroom facilities.

Surrey Hills

With Area of Natural Beauty status under an hour’s train ride from the capital, Surrey Hills and its many campsites serve as an ideal springboard for areas like Box Hill, Devil’s Punch Bowl, and Newlands Corner. Accommodation options range from simple tent pitches to exclusive glamping experiences.

Sussex

The home county of Sussex is a great spot within two hours’ reach of the capital. From the coastal towns of Worthing, Littlehampton, and the LGBTQ+ capital of Brighton to the ancient landscapes of the South Downs Way, this rural county is a great choice for campers in search of authentic British culture, with several farms providing back-to-basics tent camping.

When to go

The best time to explore London area camping spots is undoubtedly during spring and summer, when the grass is green and the days are long. Autumn brings its own charms too, as well as smaller crowds, while those who brave December’s chillier climes are rewarded with arguably one of the most beautiful city winters in the world. Not all campsites remain open year-round, so check ahead. If travelling with all your gear, avoid public transport during rush hour.

Know before you go

  • When travelling beyond city limits, it’s worth booking your train ticket in advance for the best deals. Trains are spacious, so it’s generally no problem to travel with your camping gear (outside of rush hour).
  • Some campsites offer on-site gear rentals or can point you in the right direction. Otherwise, you’ll need to bring your own or visit a camping shop such as Blacks, Millets, or Cotswold Outdoor.
  • City explorers need an Oyster card, which provides access to all inner-city transport services. Purchase one at any tube station or newsagents displaying the Oyster sign, but know you won’t need this out in rural areas.

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