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10 great campsites within two-hour drive of London

Fancy going camping this summer holiday but don't fancy a long journey? Here are some brilliant campsites within a two-hour drive from London

Fancy going camping with family or friends during the school summer holidays, but don't know where to start?

If you live in London it can seem as if all there is around you is concrete and tall buildings, but there are plenty of brilliant campsites to visit very near the capital where you can get a taste of nature.

So make a picnic, pack your tent and head to one of these great camping spots near London for some much needed relaxation time:

Walton Camping and Caravaning Club Site

This Surrey campsite is just a stones-throw away from parts of west London, such as Hounslow, and is in a leafy green spot inside the M25.

As well as dog-walking opportunities, the camp offers horse riding, golf, Nordic walking and llama trekking as fun activities. The campsite is fairly close to Thorpe Park, so you can enjoy a great day out before relaxing by a campfire.

Time to drive from central London (The Houses of Parliament) according to Google Maps: 58 min

Oxford Camping and Caravaning Club Site

Head to the lovely town of Oxford to visit this campsite in a leafy location not too far away from all the action.

A reviewer of the campsite said: "Really friendly welcome on arrival from fab wardens. This site is a tree surrounded haven on the edge of this popular city...

"Only half an hour walk into the city by either the roadway or riverside walk which is really pleasant... Oxford is a fantastic city and well worthy of a few days visit, and this site is the best base for convenience."

Time to drive from central London according to Google Maps: 1 hr 23 min

North Hill Farm Glamping

Enjoy glamping (glam camping) at North Hill Farm, just outside the M25, this summer.

A testimonial of the campsite said: "Coming from the city, it was a unique experience to lay in bed, looking over open fields, watching the sunrise and listening to the woodland bird songs."

Time to drive from central London according to Google Maps: 55 min

Abbey Wood Caravan Club Site

Abbey Wood is a picturesque Caravan Club site near Greenwich in East London.

As well as taking trips to the Greenwich Royal Observatory, visitors to this campsite can enjoy river cruises and a leafy setting.

Time to drive from central London according to Google Maps: 55 min

Lee Valley Campsite

Lee Valley Campsite in Hertfordshire offers a range of different camping options, from glamping to cabins and cosy cocoons.

With a golf course, horse riding, ice skating, cycle route and more activities on offer, you'll never be short of fun things to do if you take your family here.

Time to drive from central London according to Google Maps: 1 hr 1 min

Chertsey Camping and Caravaning Club Site

This Surrey campsite is close to south-west London and is filled with gorgeous wildlife such as foxes, squirrels and many river birds.

Nearby attractions include Thorpe Park, Windsor Castle, Go Ape! and the Chertsey Museum. Enjoy fun activities or just relax in the beautiful, serene surroundings.

Time to drive from central London according to Google Maps: 57 min

Home Farm Camping and Caravan Site

Home Farm Camping and Caravan Site is in a gorgeous, hilly, leafy location just outside of London in Buckinghamshire.

Local pubs and shops are nearby for a lovely country outing, and activities on site include Red Kite spotting, amazing views and great walking routes.

Time to drive from central London according to Google Maps: 1 hr 4 min

Wyatts Covert Caravan Club Site

Close to Ruislip and Uxbridge, Wyatts Covert Caravan Club Site is a must-visit for caravan enthusiasts.

Surrounded by trees and in a great location for taking trips into London, this campsite is brilliant for a fun London holiday.

Time to drive from central London according to Google Maps: 49 min

Oldbury Hill Camping and Caravaning Club Site

Set in an idyllic location in Styants Wood, Oldbury Hill Camping and Caravaning Club Site is a perfect spot for walkers and walking holidays.

From the campsite, visitors can walk to Ightham Mote, a medieval moated manor house with a 14-acre garden and restaurant.

Time to drive from central London according to Google Maps: 1 hr 12 min

Blackberry Wood Campsite

The furthest away of these campsites, Blackberry Wood Campsite is just a short drive away from Brighton; enjoy a great day out by the seaside before returning to a relaxing campfire.

Visitors have the option of staying in a holiday bus, a romantic caravan, a converted helicopter, or a retro caravan.

Time to drive from central London according to Google Maps: 1 hr 41 min

Want more ideas for things to do in the sunshine this summer holiday? Check out our list of 100 things to do outdoors in London.

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