Dog-friendly shepherd's huts near London

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

99% (114 reviews)
99% (114 reviews)

Popular camping styles for London

Dog-friendly getaways

Star Hosts in London

12 top dog-friendly shepherd's huts sites near London

95%
(31)

Dernwood Farm Wild Camping

17 units · Glamping, Tents70 acres · East Sussex, South East England
Camping and glamping in Sussex meadows and woodlands
Potable water
Campfires
Showers
Trash
Cooking equipment
from 
£16
 / night
100%
(11)

White Hill Woods

2 units · Glamping2 acres · Kent, South East England
A dog-friendly log cabin and shepherd's hut in a peaceful woodland meadow, less than an hour outside London and easy to reach by train.
Potable water
Campfires
Showers
Trash
Cooking equipment
from 
£125
 / night
Booked 1 time

Barn Owl Camping

10 units · Glamping, Motorhomes, Tents5 acres · Suffolk, England
Dog-friendly camping and shepherd’s huts in rural Suffolk
Potable water
Campfires
Showers
from 
£20
 / night
100%
(2)

Hastingford Fishery Glamping

4 units · Glamping32 acres · Uckfield, England
Searching for a peaceful holiday/short break without kids underfoot? Ramble along to Hastingford Fishery, an adults-only shepherd's hut and fishing site set in a scenic lakeside setting less than five minutes’ drive from the East Sussex village of Hadlow Down and 20 minutes from Royal Tunbridge Wells. This site should suit couples or singles wanting to 'get away from it all' and also fishing fans down to the ground. It’s got several fishing lakes to choose from with lots of different species, so settle down on the banks with rod in hand and while away a few hours (or days) in quiet contemplation, waiting for something to bite. But please note, the site is not for 'competition anglers' although there are plenty of good sized carp around. and asks anyone fishing to only use barbless hooks, and for fish to be returned to the lake quickly after being caught.Not the fishing type? Chill out in and around your secluded hut, or there’s plenty to entertain in a leisurely fashion: paths wind around the lakes and through copses/shaws (as this is the High Weald) plus through the local countryside. There are spectacular views towards the South Downs National Park from the top lakes. A spring-fed lake is also on site to cool off in with some wild swimming. Lots of bird life around, with feeders outside each hut and waterfowl visitors to the lakes.When it comes to eats, pick up or have supplies delivered from supermarkets or takeaways in Uckfield, Heathfield or Crowborough or take a drive to Buxted Park for some posh food or pubs in Blackboys, Crowborough, Ringles Cross, 5 Ash Down, Rotherfield, or Buxted (it'll take about 10 minutes to drive to any of these). Lots of sample menus in huts.
Potable water
Campfires
Showers
Trash
Cooking equipment
from 
£110
 / night
Booked 2 times

Sindles Farm Glamping and Camping

9 units · Glamping, Motorhomes, Tents2 acres · Hayling Island, England
We are a small, friendly site on a working farm in the beautiful South Downs National Park. We have shepherds huts, bell tents and a land pod in an old sheep paddock, all with private fire pits. We’re surrounded by footpaths and bridleways that can be explored all day, and 10 minutes drive from the sea. We also have a small grass-pitch campsite that opens in the summer for tents and camper vans.
Potable water
Campfires
Showers
Trash
Cooking equipment
from 
£40
 / night
100%
(15)

Beautiful hideaway, panoramic views

1 unit · Glamping5 acres · Rake, England
The Shepherd's Hut at Coombe Farm Glamping is only an hour or so from London and within easy reach of Goodwood, Cowdray and the south coast; yet once you're here, you'll feel as if you've stepped through the back of the wardrobe. With it's unimpeded views over the South Downs and barely another soul around. It is the only hut in the field, so you can enjoy the peace and space to yourself.
Potable water
Campfires
Showers
Trash
Cooking equipment
from 
£120
 / night
89%
(9)

The Cholderton Estate

3 units · Glamping2500 acres · Salisbury, England
Quirky accommodation on a 2,500-acre nature-filled estate, just 15 minutes from Stonehenge
Potable water
Campfires
Showers
Trash
Cooking equipment
from 
£160
 / night
100%
(5)

Agatha Hut

4 units · Glamping6 acres · Abingdon, England
'Agatha' is our oak finished hut. Close to village amenities including village shop and gastro pub, but sitting in glorious parkland overlooking an ancient oak tree. 'Agatha' has a spot of luxury about her!!! Cocoon yourself in bed with the windows open to listen to the birds singing!! 'Agatha' has everything to ensure you enjoy a peaceful break getting back to nature without skimping on style! Complete with kitchen area, shower room and log burner. Hunker down without compromise.
Potable water
Campfires
Showers
Trash
Cooking equipment
from 
£110
 / night
100%
(21)

Waydown Shepherds Huts

2 units · Glamping2 acres · West Sussex, South East England
Modern shepherd's huts beside the South Downs Way
Potable water
Showers
Trash
from 
£100
 / night
100%
(5)

Blooms Westerby Farm

2 units · Glamping7 acres · Outwell, England
Set on 7 acres Westerby Farm has a small fishing lake. Dotted around are shepherds huts and cabins and in the summer a couple of Bell Tents and a Yurt. Most of our accommodations are off grid and have outdoor cooking facilities. Toilets and showers are shared. There are wood fired hot tubs on a couple of the accommodations - these are exactly what they say, a tub that gets hot for you to sit in and listen to the wood crackling under the starry sky We are pet friendly so your dogs ( or cats ) are welcome to come with you Tents are welcome through the summer to pitch amongst our accommodation. On site we have an indoor and outdoor Archery Range and through the village runs a river where you can hire canoes and kayaks or bring along your own paddle board There are shops and a pub also within the village and we are also close to the historic town of Wisbech where Peckover House can be explored. There is soft play areas and bowling located at Guyhirn which is 10milea from site and in Stow bardolph is Church Farm where you can interact with animals and there are activities that you can do - the maze maze and play area is also 5 miles from site at skylark
Potable water
Campfires
Showers
Trash
Cooking equipment
from 
£100
 / night
100%
(5)

Oaksbrook Retreat

2 units · Glamping1 acre · Messing, England
Adults-only glamping on an equine smallholding in Essex.
Potable water
Campfires
Showers
Trash
Cooking equipment
from 
£100
 / night
100%
(26)

Greenhill Glamping

2 units · Glamping1 acre · Folkestone, Kent, South East England
Impeccably restored huts from the late 19th-century, kitted out for couples with king-sized beds, wood-burning stoves and views over the Kent Downs
Potable water
Campfires
Showers
Trash
Cooking equipment
from 
£160
 / night
Value Prop
Value Prop

Dog-friendly shepherd's huts 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.

Safety at Hipcamp

Inclusion Policy
Inclusion Policy
Inclusion Policy
Hipcamp Hand

Safety partners

Recreate Responsibly

About us

Cool Camping is now Hipcamp, your best resource for beautiful private campsites.

Discover & reserve tent camping, caravan parks, cabins, treehouses, & glamping.

Download the Hipcamp App

Hipcamp is created with ❤️ and hope for our future.