Looking for cheap accommodations in expensive London for your family or going to the Olympics? Most people don't think about camping in Europe or camping in London, but it's a fantastic budget way to travel and very popular with European budget travelers. Or should I say like the Brits... travellers and holiday makers?
There are actually five campsites within the 117-mile or 188km London Orbital ( or M25 motorway) that encircles greater London and with their efficient mass transit ( buses, "tube" and trains etc) you can easily get anywhere and see it all. You don't need a motorhome or caravan either, as almost all camping sites in Europe allow tents and even cottages to rent.
CAMPING LONDON TIPS
Even in summer high season, we didn't find it very crowded and it was also a great way to connect with other Europeans. We met families from the UK as well as France, Italy, Germany and many other countries. Camping is family friendly and kids love, it, but it's also ideal for seniors, couples and singles. Like most campgrounds in Europe, we almost never meet any one from the United States.
The photo above is of our campsite at Chrstal Palace Caravan Club during a long stay visit in August. Here the number 3 bus will take you directly to Piccadilly, plus Travel cards can be bought on site, it's next to a Park and just a 10 minute walk from Christal Palace center. There is endless entertainment in London from the Globe theatre to free museums to Hamleys to name a few and why we keep returning to this global city over and over.