Campervan Hire London Heathrow Airport
London Heathrow is well serviced with Campervan and Motorhome rental companies, both national and international brands are all represented at Heathrow Airport and near Heathrow. Some familiar names include Just Go Motorhomes UK, Spaceships and Apollo. Just Go Motorhomes provide a rental service to Gatwick, Stanstead Airport and Luton airports in additional to Heathrow Airport and locations near Heathrow.
Why Hire a Campervan Greater London?
London is the most visited city in the UK, and for many reasons. This vibrant metropolis is home to many art centres, green spaces and museums. It’s polycentric, bustling, and you can find any sort of ambience you’re looking for here. For history buffs, a trip to the National Gallery or Tower of London awaits. For foodies, you can find an array of food stalls such as the Camden market, which boasts London’s innovation and diversity through your taste buds. And for thrill-seeking families, many activities such as the Lee White Water Rafting may be just around the corner. Travellers who want an independent experience without spending £100s of pounds on a hotel— should consider hiring our campervans to alleviate travelling and accommodation expenses. Below, we’ve provided more information for campers wanting to make the most out of their London stay.
Camping in London
As long as you’re not parked near a highway or your rented campervan is not causing an obstruction, your activities are legally fine and welcomed. Since the caravan community is quite large in London, you have multiple sites to park at and like-minded travellers to meet. With this unconventional travel and accommodation mode, you can select different campervan sites— scattered across the city— fitted to your liking. Here are a select few to choose from:
Abbey Wood Caravan and Motorhome Site
Abbey Wood Caravan and Motorhome Site: Praised for their cleanliness, this ‘glamping’ hub rests on the outskirts of London and is appreciated for its close proximity to nature. Abbey Wood is perfect for day trips to the city centre and for campers looking for affordable luxury.
Lee Valley Camping and Caravan Park:
Lee Valley Camping and Caravan Park: To the north of London in Edmonton, Lee Valley is a quiet break from the city that offers their campers a swimming pool and bar. It is close to many transport links, fun and for campers from all walks of life.
Crystal Palace Caravan and Motorhome Club Campsite
Crystal Palace Caravan and Motorhome Club Campsite: Spacious and close to the River Lee Country Park, this campsite is 40 minutes away from central London and surrounded by the Essex natural environment. It is affordable, family friendly and offers campers free wifi, heated showers and a chance to barbecue outdoors.
Campervan Hire London Seasons, and what to expect!
Whilst the summer months is the most popular time to visit London and the UK in general, it is also the most expensive as rental suppliers impose a seasonal pricing scheme, with higher prices in the peak summer months. If you are not that particular about the weather, you could consider the Spring or Autumn months, when the price is campervan hire is cheaper.
Summer time (June, July, August): When temperatures average around 21-23°, it is the perfect weather to do outdoor activities. While sunny and lively, many pop-up beaches open in places like Brent Cross. With the best climate for sports, many locals and tourists find themselves playing tennis or enjoying public gyms. Laid-back, open-air events are also there, such as live jazz in parks, or rooftop cinemas.
Autumn (September, October, November)
Autumn (September, October, November): In this ‘sweater weather’, campers get the most scenic view around London’s parks. Admire the changing of leaves in the Royal Botanic Gardens. This UNESCO World Heritage Site displays the best autumn colours on a wide range of plants. For a more laid back, inexpensive viewing, walk around areas such as Hyde Park. As a visitor in London, you’re just in time for the London Cocktail Week. Starting from the 13th to the 23rd of October, alcohol enthusiasts can enjoy £7 cocktails in over 250 renown bars across London.
Winter (December, January, February)
Winter (December, January, February): Immerse yourself in a festive mood by strolling down world-famous Christmas markets such as Leicester Square and South Bank. For classical music enjoyers not in tune with ‘mainstream’ sounds, consider heading down to Spitalfields Music Festival. Located in East London, musicians play concertos such as Vivaldi’s ‘Four Seasons’.
Spring (March, April, May)
Spring (March, April, May): While flowers are in bloom and daylight hours are longer, the weather draws both locals and tourists out to the outdoors. Consider visiting the London Zoo, where you can see animals: from penguins to gorillas. Cruise on the River Thames Cruise while being served four course meals! Wine and dine while you get a view of London, passing through Canary Wharf and the O2 Arena.
All-year-round activities: Places and events that run from the start to end of year are endless. Such features include the National History Museum, the Hayward Gallery, or the 182-year-old London Library.
More attractions and activities
For historical tourists: St. Paul’s Cathedral, Big Ben, Buckingham Palace, Trafalgar Square, the Churchill War Rooms, Kensington Palace and Tower Bridge.
For culinary tourists: (private) food tasting tours in areas ranging from Trafalgar to Soho. The Billingsgate fish market, the Beefeater Gin Distillery, Camden market, icing classes with Buscuiteers in Notting Hill. And of course, trendy cafes like Prufrock Coffee!
For (spectator) sports tourists: Visiting the Olympic Stadium, rowing in the Thames River, attending football stadiums to watch matches, and bowling in various alleys like the Rowans Tenpin Bowl.