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Rent a camper van in London and explore the United Kingdom
London may be calling but your answer for adventure goes well beyond the limits of this fantastic city. Get acquainted with England’s capital with a trip to Buckingham Palace, Big Ben, the London Eye, and all the other must-dos, and once you’ve sampled the finest of dining and most exciting of sights, leave the city behind for the rolling hills and quaint villages of the English countryside. Get a campervan hire London deal with GoSee and plan your UK road trip today.
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Motorhome hire London: What you need to know
Campervan hire London tips for the savvy traveller
Take advantage of the efficient and extensive public transport and explore London before you pick up your campervan or motorhome. Avoid the conundrum of navigating traffic and finding suitable parking, and visit all the city sites sans campervan. There are multiple pick up depots across Greater London, so you can organise the perfect collection time and location with your preferred rental provider—just remember to keep in contact in case you are delayed for any reason.
Some planning tips for your camper van rental London
- If you must drive in the city, avoid driving during peak traffic hours and make sure you have a reliable navigational system. One-way streets are common so you should always double-check before turning onto a road. Some parts of Central London will cost you a congestion fee. The traffic light sequence in England is a little bit different - it goes: red - yellow - green - yellow - red. At roundabouts, give way to your right. Drivers will often flash their lights if they are letting you into traffic.
- Make the most of the motorway service areas. These are mini shopping areas in themselves, featuring petrol stations, convenience stores, fast food outlets and WiFi. They are the perfect spots to refuel, grab a bite to eat and rest before you set out on the road again.
- Keep an eye out for signs marked with a lowercase ‘i’ throughout the UK—this indicates a ‘Tourist Information Centre’. Featuring maps, guides, touring caravans, attractions, and other useful travel information, these centres are a great place to find out about a nearby caravan park or local hotspots.
- Some recommended campsites and caravan parks near London include the Crystal Palace and River Lee Country Park.
- There are not as many automatic campervan hire London options as there are manual, so it is important to filter your search results if this is a requirement for you.
You’re going to love London
Welcome to the mega-metropolis that is London! From the famous double-decker buses and red telephone boxes to the royal family and Buckingham Palace, the banks of River Thames, and even just the everyday city life, London has so much to delight and dazzle every visitor.
Some nearby must-see attractions for your campervan hire journey in London include:
There are so many museums to visit in the London city centre, but if you can only choose a few, don’t miss the British Museum, Tate Modern, Natural History Museum, and the National Gallery.
To try your luck at seeing a Royal, make your way to Westminster Abbey and Buckingham Palace.
When the bustling streets get a bit too much, catch your breath in Hyde Park, Kew Gardens or Hampstead Heath.
Make time for a stop at this sensational market, famous for its people watching, bargain shopping, and food stalls.
Music and Theatre
Check Notting Hill Carnival, catch a show in the West End or learn about Shakespeare’s past at the Globe Theatre.
Camper van hire London: Where to go
From the Lake District to the Cotswolds, there are myriad options for campervan trips across England. Here are just a few of the highlights to see in your London campervan hire.
One of the most fascinating sites in England is undoubtedly this prehistoric and mysterious monument located just 2 hours from central London. It is thousands of years old, dating back to the Neolithic era and a World Heritage Site.
Drive 2.5 hours west of London and you’ll reach the historic Roman Baths in Bath. Originally a public bathing house, the site is built on natural hot springs and is now a tourist hotspot. The on-site museum is a wonderful place of learning and exploration with information and artefacts found in the baths.
University of Cambridge
The second oldest university in the English-speaking world, and the fourth oldest surviving one, Cambridge is the school of Stephen Hawking, Charles Darwin, and Jane Goodall.
A 5.5-hour drive north of London in your campervan hire will bring you to this ancient site, considered to be Britain’s greatest Roman monument. You can walk around it to see the forts and museums on your way.
There are two bases to add Dover to your motorhome tour The Cliffs of Dover are a marvelous natural sight overlooking the Strait of Dover and out towards France. They are white thanks to their chalk content and reach up to 350 metres high in some spots. The second reason is the Dover Castle, which is the largest castle in the England and one of the best in dating back to the 12th century.
Looking to begin your journey in a different country? You may also explore Australia by booking a Melbourne campervan hire or head to Brisbane or Sydney. Alternatively, you may also rent RVs in the US to see more of California or New York. Book with GoSee now and discover the world!
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Campervan hire London: Frequently asked questions
How much does it cost to rent a campervan in London?
Prices of campervan hire in London vary by time of year and availability, but you can get an up-to-the-minute quote using the search bar at the top of this page. Compare multiple brands in one place, and take advantage of campervan rental London deals. GoSee provides special offers and great rates for your campervans/motorhomes needs.
What is the cheapest way to rent a campervan?
The cheapest way to hire a campervan in London is to book a small, no-frills model during the off-peak season (and reserve it well in advance).
What’s included in the campervan rental rate?
London camper van rental inclusions vary between motorhome brands and vehicle models. Luxury motorhome hire London is going to have more inclusions than budget campervan hire. Compare listings and offerings across multiple brands right here. Type in your details at the top of this page to get started.
How old do I have to be to rent a campervan from London?
21 is generally the minimum age required to rent a campervan in London, although a number of rental suppliers will require a driver age of at least 25. Additionally, all drivers must hold a current, full, and valid driver’s licence.
Can I travel with pets?
There are a lot of motorhome hire London companies that allow pets, but not all of them. Check the listings of rent camper van London deals for details before booking to see which rental providers allow pets and if they charge a fee. When in doubt, contact us.
Can I rent a campervan one-way from London?
Yes, you may pick up a London campervan rental and drop it off at another depot. You may kick off your adventure in London and return the motorhome hire in London Heathrow, Edinburgh, or Belfast. Be aware that one-way rentals usually incur additional fees. Make sure to establish your desired itinerary with your chosen rental provider before setting off on your campervan trip in the UK.
Is there a minimum rental period?
Yes, there are minimum rental periods when hiring a campervan in London, with exceptions depending on the time of year and availability of the campervans. The minimum hire period for campers in London varies but is usually 5 - 7 days, or the cost equivalent of that time period. Generally, you get the most value for your money with longer campervan rentals. Some restrictions to minimum rental periods over peak season travel may apply too. Please check out the various terms of rental providers, as they often vary.
Do I need a special licence to drive a campervan in London?
For most London camper van rentals, you do not require a special licence. You can drive vehicles up to 3,500kg on a standard (category B) car licence. If the motorhome is between 3,500kg and 7,500kg, you will require a category C1 licence.
What is the speed limit in London?
The national speed limit is 70 mph on motorways, 70 mph on dual carriageways, 60 mph on single carriageways, and generally 30 mph or less in areas with street lighting (built-up areas). Always check the posted signs while on your campervan hire London road trip.