Having not been camping for a long time and having a restricted budget, we though we would give this place a go. At nearly £30 a night for a tent, I hoped that it would be worth it. £120 for four night spitching with use of toilet/shower facilities is ok, but it's the same price for a camper van in comparison.
The site was easy to find in Crystal Palace park and an easy 10 minute walk from Crystal Palace centre ( 15 mins from the train station by foot) . The number 3 bus, direct into central London (the first tube stop being Brixton) is a five minute walk from the site, has a night bus that runs all night and is very convenient.
A good welcome was given, a double check from the host to make sure we we happy with the site and we dutifully paid. A good level site was given for our tent. There is a food preparation and dish washing area, a hairdryer/sink area, showers and toilets (accessible by code) all in one easy to reach walk in one block. The shower's weren't perfect, some a little weak and occasional interment hot/coldness but they did the job. All areas were cleaned frequently during the day and bins were emptied at least four times a day.
Some noise does come from the adjoining road but wasn't an issue - it was more likely to the person sleeping in the tent next door that kept me awake! There is a secure gate at the front with pedestrian access 24 hours.
Overall I can honestly say I would stay here again. The hosts were polite and maintain a very good information room with very well written advice, on slips of paper that you can take away with you, to find all the great sites london has to offer.
Clean, well maintained by good staff, good facilities for a campsite with excellent access into London. Enjoy!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Crystal Palace Caravan Club Site is ideally placed for visitors who are keen to visit London and all its attractions. The number 3 bus near the caravan park departs regularly and goes into London via Brixton, Lambeth Bridge, Trafalgar Square, Piccadilly Circus and terminates on Oxford Street. The bus operates all through the night so late night theatre goers need not worry about returning to site. As well as London itself the site is ideally situated for annual events such as the Ideal Home Exhibition, the London to Brighton mini run, the London Marathon, the Chelsea Flower show, Wimbledon and of course Christmas and New Year events. Crystal Palace welcomes tent campers and has tent pitches available to both members and non-members. Pitches can be booked online or by phone - ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Crystal Palace Caravan Club Site Hotel London