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Escape to These Idyllic Campsites Near London

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Camping spots two hours from London or less

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Only got a few days or a long weekend to spare? These beautiful campsites are a real escape into nature, and just a couple of hours from London at the most. So pack your tent, your mallet and your wellies – we’re going camping.

Best Campsites Near London

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    Wild Boar Wood

    This off-grid campsite is set in a beautiful five-acre wood near Haywards Heath, with a philosophy of living lightly on the land in harmony with nature. There are just nine bell tents pitched in natural glades in the wood, each with its own fire pit. While there’s no electricity, there are solar lamps and candles, and water for the eco-bucket showers are heated by wood-fired stoves or campfire heat.

    Best for: Getting back to nature

  • Knepp Safaris

    Surrounded by 3,500 acres of the Knepp rewilding project, this is a real treat for nature lovers. Campers get a choice of yurts, bell tents or bringing their own tents. Each pitch has its own upcycled fire-pit and barbeque grill on which to cook up Knepp Wild Range longhorn and venison sausages, steaks and burgers, and organic wine, beer and cider from on-site shop the Go-Down.

    Best for: A really wild adventure

  • Downsview Vineyard

    English wine has come on leaps and bounds in the last few years, and Downsview is a perfect example of this. It’s a beautiful little vineyard situated in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, in the Weald of Sussex, making sparkling white and red wine in a winery powered by renewable energy. As well as the vines, it has four luxury bell tents with proper beds and a welcome basket upon arrival with a bottle of wine and delicious snacks.

    Best for: wine lovers

  • Home Farm Glamping

    Only four miles from a tube stop, Home Farm in Hertfordshire is one of London’s closest campsites. Its yurts and bell tents all have outdoor seating areas with fire pits and barbecues, and on-site activities include yoga, forest bathing and concerts.

    Best for: A mini festival atmosphere

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    Fox Wood Camping

    A beautiful woodland camping site nestled within the South Downs National Park, Fox Wood is a self-pitch campsite with composting loos and campfires. It’s ideally located for accessing the South Downs Way, and for exploring Worthing and Brighton.

    Best for: Keen walkers

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