Offering magnificent museums and the opportunity of visiting legendary attractions such as the Tower of London and Buckingham Palace, London is one of the most visited cities in the world. Added attractions include shopping on Oxford Street and at Harrods or getting close to celebrities at Madame Tussauds Wax Museum. Hyde Park is a pastoral location to relax on summer’s days.
London has five different airports. London City Airport, in the reclaimed Docklands area of the city, is six miles from the West End and the nearest of the four. Car hire services are available in a zone near the terminal and passengers getting motorhome rental at London City Airport can pick their vehicle up here. The airport is on the east side of London and there are ample camping sites within easy driving distance.
London: Suggested Camping Van Routes
Taking the A12 to Chelmsford and Colchester gives access to the delights of coastal East Anglia. At Clacton-on-Sea, a pier and Blue Flag beaches ensure it remains a perennial favourite. Silver Dawn Touring Park is a nearby motorhome and caravan site. Church Farm Holiday Park at Aldeburgh is across the road from a shingle beach.
From the M25, the M2 is the primary route for Canterbury and Herne Bay. Neals Place Farm is east of Canterbury and Southview Camping between Canterbury and Herne Bay. Both offer campervan users easy access to historic sites such as Canterbury Cathedral and Kent coast beaches.
Heading across the South Downs, and on to Chichester, takes drivers through a part of England little changed by the passage of time. Stubcroft Farm is a sheep farm offering camping pitches close to the English Channel coast. Wicks Farm Camping Park is another option at nearby West Wittering.
About the airport
London City Airport opened in the late 1980s and now handles more 3 million passengers every year. It mostly deals with scheduled carriers who fly to other UK airports and ones in mainland Europe. The airport has one terminal which offers passenger conveniences such as cash machines, cafés and convenience stores.
London City Airport is less than five minute’s drive from the A13 motorway. From the interchange it is only 11 miles to the nearest junction with the M25. The M25 is London’s orbital route and connects to the national motorway network.