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London might not be the first place that springs to mind, when you think of a glamping break- but you’ll be pleasantly surprised to find, that there are lots of great places to get away and escape nearby! 

Best Glamping Holidays Near London 

Glamping in the Home Counties 

Surrounding Greater London are the ‘home counties’: Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Essex, Hertfordshire, Kent, Surrey and Sussex. 

The home counties are great places for a glamping holiday near the capital. You don’t need to travel far to find lovely green countryside! 

Glamping in Berkshire

Formally known as ‘The Royal County of Berkshire’ due to the presence of Windsor Castle, Berkshire borders West London, Buckinghamshire and Surrey.

Places of interest include:

Windsor Castle- home to The Queen and over 900 years of royal history.

North Wessex Downs Area of Natural Beauty  - An Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) covering an area of 670 sq miles.

Basildon Park - a Grade I listed building described as a 1950's home within an 18th-century house.

Shepherd’s Hut in Newbury, Berkshire

(60 miles from Central London)

❤️ Beautiful Shepherd’s Hut in the hamlet of Beedon Common, an area of outstanding natural beauty, just 60 miles from the centre of London.

❤️ The hut can be used for a year-round getaway as it has proper insulation and a heater and traditional log burning stove, with plenty of wood provided.

❤️ The outside area has a hammock, picnic bench and an oak framed shelter with an outdoor wood burner and vintage style bbq. You’ll also find a chicken coop, where you can collect free-range eggs for your breakfast.

❤️ There are also bicycles and helmets available to borrow in order to explore the nearby picturesque villages, quirky tea shops or historic market towns.

Find out more here.

Riverside Log Cabin in Reading 

(40 miles from Central London)

❤️ Traditional river-side log cabin on the banks of the river Kennett, overlooking a nature reserve.

❤️ Although the cabin is in the hosts garden- the riverside gardens are completely private and for the sole use of guests.

❤️ Luxury en-suite bathroom including a copper bathtub, shower, basin.

❤️ Outside area has two BBQs and seats, plus a lower deck overlooking the river.

Find out more here.

Glamping in Buckinghamshire 

The county of Buckinghamshire borders the West side of London, Berkshire and Hertfordshire.

Places of  interest include:

The Chiltern Hills- An Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) which is a chalk escarpment in England.

Beckonscot Model Village in Beaconsfield - the world's oldest and original model village, opening for the first time in 1929.

Roald Dahl Museum and Story Centre in Great Missenden- A museum dedicated to children's story writer Roald Dahl, who lived in the village in Gipsy House for 36 years until his death in 1990.

Safari Tent in Marlow

(35 miles from Central London)

❤️  Two luxury safari tents, each sleeping up to 6 people- can either be hired separately or together in one group booking. 

❤️  Located in Marlow, a chocolate- box town on the banks of the river Thames, just 35 miles outside London.

❤️  Luxuries include freestanding roll-top slipper baths, fresh linen, blankets, downy duvets, hot water bottles, wood-burning range cooker, gas bbq and fire pit.

Find out more here.

Gypsy Caravan and Shepherd’s Hut in Turville Heath

(47 miles from Central London)

❤️  The bedroom is in the traditional bow top gypsy caravan and a kitchen in the Shepherd’s Hut- both structures are for the exclusive use of one couple.

❤️  Located within the Chiltern Hills- an area of outstanding natural beauty, just 42 miles from the centre of London. Perfect for country walks and hikes.

❤️  Luxuries include a roll-top bath, fire-pit, breathtaking views and lots of original period features.

Find out more here.

Glamping in Essex 

The county of Essex lies to the east of London, bordering Hertfordshire and stretches all the way out to the Eastern Coast of England.

Places of interest include:

  • Debden Vale - An Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB)
  • Lea Valley Country Park - a regional park that stretches an incredible 26 miles along the leafy banks of the River Lee.
  • Epping Forest - a 2,400 hectare area of ancient woodland between Epping in Essex and Forest Gate in Greater London.

Treehouse in Clatterford End

(42 miles from Central London)

❤️  Nestled in the boughs of a 500-year-old oak tree is this incredible treehouse, which sits within 200 acres of private farmland and meadowland at the end of the Central Line in Epping. Within 1 hour from Central London

❤️  A completely unique experience- you can enjoy a candlelit bath next to the tree which grows through the house. The bath is also positioned next to a huge window, so is perfect for stargazing.

❤️  Inside there's a small kitchenette, a double bed with full bedding, a comfy sofa, table and chairs and a balcony with two hammocks.

Find out more here.

1880’s Vintage Railway Carriage in Greenstead Green

(62 miles from Central London)

❤️  A lovingly restored 1880’s Great Eastern Railways Second Class Coach, joined together with a 20th-century Freight Box to create this wonderful and unique home.

❤️  Set in the beautiful North Essex countryside, perfect for walking and bike riding. A short drive away are local towns and villages and two local Heritage Railways (Colne Valley & East Anglian Railway Museum)

❤️  Inside, there's one open-plan main living area and a bathroom and main double bedroom. Complete with air conditioning and heating systems- so suitable for a year round trip!

Find out more here.

Glamping in Hertfordshire 

Hertfordshire borders the North West side of London, Buckinghamshire, Bedfordshire and Essex

Places of interest include:

The Snow Centre in Hemel Hempstead- London's closest indoor snow centre with a huge 160m main slope!

Hatfield House - an ornate Jacobean country house set in a large park.

Heartwood Forest in St Albans - at 347 hectares, the Heartwood Forest is the largest continuous new native forest in England.

Yurt in Radwell

(39 miles from Central London)

❤️ Traditional Mongolian Yurt in private grounds beside a peaceful lake teeming with ducks, geese and swans. 

❤️ Fully furnished with king-size bed, bed linen, towels, wood-burning stove to keep you warm. Small simple kitchen.

❤️ There's a private bathroom with basin, proper toilet and hot shower close by in a separate outbuilding.

Find out more here.

Yurts or Bell Tents at Home Farm Glamping in Elstree 

(15 miles from Central London)

❤️ Home Farm Glamping is set within 150 acres of stunning fields and woodlands, just outside London.

❤️ A family run site, they have multiple furnished bell tents and yurts on a shared site with communal facilities a short walk away, including loos and hot showers, kitchen area with cooker and fridge-freezer. 

❤️ Can book several tents together to form one big group.

Find out more here.

Glamping in Kent 

Known as ‘The Garden of England’, a phrase coined by Henry VII. 

Kent reaches all the way from the edge of South East London to the most south easterly parts of England, including Dover, Folkestone and Margate.

Places of interest include:

The Kent Downs - an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) with everything from chalk cliffs to wonderful woodland.

Canterbury Cathedral- one of the oldest and most famous Christian structures in England and part of a World Heritage Site.

White Cliffs of Dover - the region of English coastline facing the Strait of Dover and France. The cliff face reaches a height of over 350 feet.

Bell Tent in Langton Green

(51 miles from Central London)

❤️  Guests have exclusive use of glamping field- explore the many footpaths through fields and woodlands.

❤️  Just one hour from London, the perfect spot to escape the city.

❤️  Outside you'll find a campfire, tree swing, and even a lake for some wild swimming 

Find out more here.

Camp Wildfire, West Kingsdown 

(28 miles from Central London)

❤️ Although not a traditional glamping site- we couldn’t write about glamping in Kent without mentioning Camp Wildfire!

❤️ Camp Wildfire is a wild summer camp for adults, where guests adventure by day and party by night. Weekend tickets include access to over 100 activities including beekeeping, astronomy, raft building, flying trapeze, arts, crafts, bushcraft and many more! 

Find out more here.

Glamping in Surrey 

The county of Surrey is on the south-west side of London, bordering Kent, Berkshire and West & East Sussex.

Places of interest include:

Box Hill- a summit of the North Downs, named after the ancient box woodland found on the steepest west-facing chalk slopes overlooking the River Mole.

Devil’s Punchbowl- a 282 hectare Site of Special Scientific Interest with spectacular views.

South Downs National Park - England's newest national park.

Bell Tent in Chiddingford, Surrey.

(43 miles from Central London)

❤️ Bell tent in a private tranquil woodland glade all to yourself at the base of the Surrey Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

❤️ A totally off-grid experience, the host provides candles, torches and solar lights. The perfect spot for stargazing!

❤️ Outside you'll find an alfresco dining area, fire-pit and bbq. There is also a bathroom built using local timber and has hot shower, eco-toilet and sink.

Find out more here.

Shepherds Hut in Chiddingfold

(43 miles from Central London)

❤️ A beautiful shepherd's hut located on a 50-acre stud farm, nestled on the Surrey/West Sussex border. Inside the South Downs National Park, near the historic villages of Chiddingfold and Petworth.

❤️ The shepherd's hut is fully equipped with a kitchen with a double oven, hob, sink, fridge, toaster, kettle and a coffee machine. There's also a shower, toilet, log burner, tv and a sofa.

❤️ Outside you'll find a wooden decking area with bbq, fire-pit, table and chairs- a great space to enjoy some good food and wine! 

Find out more here.

Glamping near London by Car 

If you’re lucky enough to own a car, here are a few of our favourite glamping sites within a three-hour drive from central London.

Treehouse in Elham

(79 miles from central London)

❤️ 20ft up nesting between three sturdy oak trees, you'll find this treehouse made of recycled timbers with spectacular views across the North Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

❤️ Cosy and private on the edge of a barley field with just the sound of the wind and the bird song.

❤️ The treehouse has all mod cons for a luxury stay including double glazing, heating, a chemical toilet, induction hob and Nespresso machine.

❤️ Outside there's a charcoal BBQ and outside seating.

Find out more here.

Tipi in Brook

(68 miles from central London)

❤️ This tipi is the perfect countryside getaway for families or couples, located on a one-acre field next to the Rebel Farmer growing plot, with a view of the North Downs.

❤️ There's just one tipi on-site, which sleeps up to 5 adults (1 double and 2 single beds). It's furnished to a high standard with mats, rugs, blankets and lovely warm bedding.

❤️ Outside you'll find a roaring campfire, a basic shower block and compost toilet, BBQ, fridge, hob and kettle.

Find out more here.

Airship in The Haven, Billingshurt

(54 miles from central London)

❤️ This spectacular, architecturally designed aluminium pod is the perfect glamping retreat. Nestled in private woodland, overlooking a dew pond and valley below.

❤️ The space affords a king-size bed, shower, toilet, living area with a galley kitchen. There's also a wood-burning stove, dining table, chairs and a sofa/bunk bed.

❤️ Outside, guests can take part in bushcraft courses and woodland walking. There's also a bbq area and a large fire bowl.

Find out more here.

Hut in Winchester, Hampshire 

(68 miles from central London)

❤️ Certainly one of the more glamorous glamping pods we’ve ever come across, this can be reached within 2.5 hours by car from central London.

❤️ Designed and handmade by boon- this rural hideaway has a king-sized bed, luxury kitchenette, free-standing roll-top bath and stunning private, rural views to wake up to.

❤️ The area surrounding the hut boats a large bbq and outdoor dining area.

Find out more here.

Glamping near London by Public Transport 

As 46% of London households do not own a car, here are some great accommodation options, that are easy to reach from London using public transport alone.

Shepherd’s Hut near Monks Risborough Station

(40 minutes from Marylebone)

❤️ This beautiful shepherd's hut is located in an ancient apple orchard, surrounded by meadow grass and wildflowers.

❤️ Fully-insulated and heated, with a kitchen area with fridge, a Belfast sink, solid wood worktops, hob and microwave. There is a fold-down table and seating area. A double bed with an overhead light and luxurious bedding. An en-suite shower room has a fully plumbed toilet, stone sink and electric shower. 

❤️ Outside is the real joy, with a raised deck where you can enjoy an evening drink whilst watching the spectacular sunset! 

Find out more here.

Log Cabin near Knockholt Station 

(45 minutes from Charing Cross)

❤️ This gorgeous log cabin is surrounded by 2 acres of woodland in the wonderful village of Chelsfield.

❤️ Fully-furnished and equipped with everything you need for the perfect glamping trip. Sofa, small kitchen area with microwave, hob, small tv and kettle. En suite bathroom with proper shower and toilet. Log burner to keep warm and a comfortable double bed.

❤️ There's a raised outside deck area with an outdoor seating area. As well as, a second additional ground-level seating area with a bbq and fire. 

Find out more here.

Tree house near Faygate Station 

(63 minutes from London Bridge)

❤️  Totally hidden in 50 acres of private woods, high up in an old oak tree, on top of a bank overlooking a stream- you'll find this treehouse. The perfect place to get away from it all.

❤️ Inside you'll find a comfy double bed with full bedding, a small wood burner to keep you warm and toasty and a stool.

❤️ On the outside deck, there's a cushioned seating area with amazing views. Nearby on the ground below, you'll find a separate outdoor kitchen area, toilet, proper shower, hammock and hot tub!

Find out more here.

Glamping in London 

If you don’t fancy leaving the big smoke, you can fake a country side glamping experience at these glamping spots

Yurt with hot tub in Battersea 

(4.5 miles from central London)

❤️ This totally unique retreat with yurt, eco-house and garden wilderness belongs to a local artist.

❤️ Although the yurt is in London- there is no electricity, so you can get that off-grid feel without having to travel!

❤️ Outside, you'll find a hot tub, fire pit, bamboo, wildflowers, a sweet chestnut grove and a compost toilet.

Find out more here.

Bell Tent with swimming pool in Streatham

(6 miles from central London)

❤️ This chic bell tent is nestled within a private garden in the middle of South London- it's a real boutique oasis in the metropolis.

❤️ Inside the bell tent has a carpeted floor, rugs and large scatter cushions. A king-sized mattress, down duvet and pillows.

❤️ The surrounding garden has wildflowers and tended beds, apple, pear, cherry, plum, quince and fig trees. There is a separate conservatory area leading to a private shower room, basin and toilet. There's also a private heated pool! 

Find out more here.

Glamping near London with a Hot Tub 

Who wouldn’t want a glampsite with a hot tub!

Shepherds Hut with Hot Tub & BBQ in Surrey

❤️ Secluded shepherd's hut located in a 60-acre ancient woodland where King Henry VII once roamed. In a private gated area of twelve acres.

❤️ Finished to a high standard, it can accommodate up to 2 people in a shared raised double bed. 

❤️ Outside you'll find the private hot tub and a bbq and outdoor seating area.

Find out more here.

Wagon in the Woods with Hot Tub in Hampshire

Inside the bedroom in the wagon in the woods is a double bed with grey and yellow bedding and a huge window made from a wooden wagon wheel.
A round wooden hot tub with one tall side sits in wooden shelter with plastic roof/

❤️ Situated in a beautiful, secluded location amidst the Hampshire countryside is this uniquely designed accommodation, perfect for a restful, rural break.

❤️ The huge window at the end of the wagon overlooks the surrounding countryside and floods the space with natural light. The bath is revealed by lifting a trap door in the floor at the base of the window, where you can relax and watch the cows pass by. You have the seclusion of being in the woods but with the luxuries of an internal flushing toilet, hot water and heating.

❤️ Outside the wagon is completely surrounded by decking, outdoor seating area and hot tub.

Find out more here.

Glamping for Couples near London

Here are a couple of great hidden spots for a romantic glamping break.

Shepherd’s Hut in Saint Michaels, Winchester 

❤️ The Fold is actually two huts joined in the middle, for twice the space. 

❤️ Inside you'll find a copper bath (very romantic!), wood burner (& heating), king-sized bed, tv and kitchen. 

❤️ The Fold is in its own field, ensuring privacy and peace all year round. The surrounding area is full of hop fields, orchards, vineyards, castles, gardens and cute medieval gardens. 

Find out more here.

Tree House in West Sussex

❤️ Located in an idyllic and secluded spot in 30 acres of farmland in the middle of a woodland glade. 

❤️ This is the perfect, romantic, off-grid getaway spot. There is no electricity with candlelight and torches only! There's a large double bed and wood-burning stove to keep warm and cosy though!

❤️ On the first floor balcony, there is a love seat to enjoy the picturesque view. There's also an outside shower and separate compost loo with hand basin.

Find out more here.

Glamping for Large Groups near London

If you're looking for somewhere to go with a large group for a celebration like a birthday, hen or stag do, then check out the options below!

Bell Tents in Borden, Kent 

❤️ This gorgeous glamping site has 5 tipis in just under 2 acres of land. Guests have the option to book the entire site for a large group for exclusive and private use.

❤️ Each tipi has 1 double and 2 single beds with bedding and personal fridge.

❤️ Outside, there's a private BBQ, fire pit and picnic bench for each tent. There is also a communal barn area with a kitchen, men and women's shower rooms and a disabled toilet.

Find out more here.

Safari Lodges in Littleport 

❤️ Two luxury safari lodges built with timber and canvas, each sleeps up to 9 people. 

❤️ Each has electricity, lighting, hot water, gas heater, fitted bathroom with toilet, sink and shower and a well-equipped kitchen.

❤️ There is also a wild swimming lake, which guests are welcome to use- or pedalos if you don’t want to get wet!

Find out more here.

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