Looking to visit London for the 2012 Olympics? With hotels under huge demand during this season, and the prospect of inflated prices, many people are searching for alternative ways to stay within easy reach of the games.

Buttercup Bus VW Campers cannot think of a better solution than camping, bringing you the benefit of reasonably priced accommodation the freedom to visit the beautiful surrounding countryside and the ability to stay in child friendly environments.

You could add a retro touch to your trip, hiring one of Buttercup Buses 1970s VW Campers for accommodation. This can prove to be a cost effective form of accommodation and transport, from less than £100 per day.  The campers can carry 5-6 people and come equipped with everything you need to get your holiday started, from camping chairs to kitchenware. There is even a free detachable awning to provide additional storage space and sleeping room. We are perfectly located in Croydon, South London, right off the A23, a main artery into London. We are within 30 minutes of Gatwick Airport and close proximity to the M25.

Check out our video, made by Which Holiday TV, to find out more about how our campervans can make an Olympics visit into a truly memorable holiday.

Our vintage campervans offer you the flexibility to mix watching the Olympics with tours to the Great British seaside, country pubs and forest walks… and if you take a day off from the city centre, why not kick back, get the portable BBQ going (that we supply with the campervan), crack open a beer and watch the games on the big screen that some of the campsites provide. Ahhhh!

Camping near London

Camping near London for Olympics

Below, we have listed our top ten campsites within easy reach of our base in Croydon and the London 2012 Olympics:


Campsite Location Distance from London Contact details
Crystal Palace Caravan Club Site Crystal Palace Parade
Crystal Palace
SE19 1UF
5 miles Telephone: +44 (0)20 8778 7155Email: enquiries@caravanclub.co.uk
Abbey Wood Caravan Club Site Federation Road
13 miles Telephone: +44 (0)20 8311 7708
Email: enquiries@caravanclub.co.uk
Chertsey Camping and Caravanning Club Bridge RoadChertseySurreyKT16 8JX 6.7 miles 01932 562405
Etherley Farm Ockley, Dorking, Surrey, Surrey, RH5 5PA 36 miles Use online contact form
Camp in London Low Hall Sports GroundWalthamstowLondonE17 8AX 11 miles contact@campinlondon.com
Thrisftwood Holiday Plaxdale Green Road Stansted, Sevenoaks, Kent TN15 7PB 30 miles 01732 822261 or use contact form on web site
Laleham Park Camping Site Laleham Camping Club
Thameside Middlesex
London TW18 1SS
20 miles 01932 564 149
J O Harris Holdings The Boat Yard, Chertsey,
KT16 8RP
26 miles 01932 563111
Riverside Mobile Home and Touring Park Riverside Caravan Park Bungalow/Thorney Mill Rd, West Drayton UB7 7EZ 17 miles 01895 446 520
Horsley Camping and Caravanning Club Site West Horsley, Leatherhead, Surrey, England, KT24 6PE 27 miles 01483 283273