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Rent a Camper Van in England
Rent a camper van or Class B RV from roadsurfer in England from London and get ready to experience the beauty of a road trip through England. From the dazzling diversity of the capital city and the picturesque towns and villages that England is known for, to winding country roads that lead to the windswept moors and rugged beaches everyone falls in love with, discover the different regions of England from the comfort of your camper van rental.
roadsurfer Camper Van & RV Rentals in England
Navigate England’s narrow country lanes with ease in one of our classic VW California camper vans or enjoy a camping vacation with the whole family in one of our spacious Class B RV rentals. Find the perfect camper for your road trip through England. Our camper vans in England are pet-friendly and left-hand drive.
Your roadsurfer Benefits
Rent a fully equipped roadsurfer camper van or RV and enjoy the ride with exclusive benefits. Your freedom on the road starts the moment you pick up the keys!
Brand new, fully equipped camper vans & RVs
Unlimited mileage & free 2nd driver
Rebook or cancel with the Flex option up to 48 hours before departure
Camping equipment & kitchen utensils included
Your Road Trip in England
Are you looking for a unique and adventurous way to explore England? Why not rent a camper van in London and hit the road! With London as your starting point, you’ll have access to some of the country’s most stunning destinations, whether you want to take a surf trip in the southwest, explore the historic market towns and villages of the Cotswolds, head to the lakes and hills of the Lake District, or do all three! Just remember to drive on the left-hand side of the road.
Driving Rules in England
- The main thing to remember when driving in England is to drive on the left-hand side of the road, with drivers turning left having priority over drivers turning right. Turn left at roundabouts and follow them clockwise. Drivers coming from the right have priority and you must wait for them to pass before you enter the roundabout.
- Red lights at a traffic stop and roundabout mean stop. There is no exception like in the USA where it is possible to turn right on a red light.
- The speed limit is shown on circular signs with a red border. Unless stated, main roads have a 60 mph limit, highways are 70 mph, and urban areas are 30mph, but always look out for exceptions.
- Do not pass on the left on the highway. Stick to the left-hand lane where possible unless passing slower vehicles. Don’t sit in the middle or right-hand lanes when there’s space in the left as you’ll end up blocking traffic and making people annoyed.
- Don’t be put off by the narrow lanes you find in some parts of the country, they usually lead somewhere special! These roads have passing pull-outs on them to make them usable by traffic driving in both directions. If you see a vehicle approaching from far off, pull into the first passing pull-out you find, unless they’ve already done so. Sometimes you may need to reverse to the nearest space, which is when the backup camera on your roadsurfer camper van will come in handy! Only pull into passing pull-outs on the left-hand side of the road, never the right.
- If you’re on narrow roads somewhere hilly, drivers facing downhill should pull over and let uphill drivers pass. And on the subject of driving etiquette, when it’s your first-time road tripping through a new country it can be tempting to slow down and take in the sights around you. There is no rule against this, but if you notice cars behind you, pull over when you have the chance to do so safely and let them pass.
- If you feel nervous about driving on the narrow country lanes, we recommend renting a smaller camper van like the Surfer Suite as it will be easier to navigate and reverse.
Camping in England
There are a number of different types of campgrounds in England with varying facilities and atmospheres. You’ll probably stay at a mix of them on your road trip! Be aware that dispersed camping is not allowed in England, and you may be moved on in the middle of the night or fined if you try to wild camp.
- Independent Campgrounds – Campgrounds run independently have wildly varying facilities, although you’ll be able to find out what to expect before you book. In England, you’ll find camping spots on small farms, big farms, in the forest, and on the outskirts of towns. You’ll find places with big camping fields and places that only allow five camper vans at a time. Some have extensive bathroom, kitchen, and laundry facilities, while others may just be a water tap in an amazingly peaceful spot. Some have a very back-to-nature feel, and others have very specific themes that turn your stay into an unforgettable experience.
- Camping and Caravanning Club Campgrounds –These campgrounds are run independently, but since they are all part of a network, they tend to all have similar standard facilities including parking spots, water taps, bathrooms, and laundry. They might feel less adventurous than some of the independent campgrounds, but sometimes it’s nice to have a little luxury! The Club Campgrounds are open to members and non-members alike, members simply get a discount on their stay, along with other benefits.
Popular Events in England
There are so many festivals and events year-round in England that there’s always something going on, from plants to food, from history to music. It’s always worth checking what’s going on in the area you’re visiting! Here are a few of the big events that you might like to include in your trip:
Trooping The Colour, June, in London – This is an iconic display of British military troops with 1400 officers as well as horses and bands. It is something special to witness.
Glastonbury, June, in Somerset – One that you’ll be lucky to get tickets for, Glastonbury is one of the UK’s most famous music festivals. Tickets acquired, why not make it the final stop after a week of road-tripping around the southwest?
Wimbledon Tennis Championship, July, in London – Wimbledon generally needs little introductions: strawberries, Pimms, sunshine if you’re lucky… oh yes, and a bit of tennis sprinkled in there too!
Dorset Volkfest, July, in Dorset – If you love camper vans, Volkfest is a gem. Wander around looking at exquisite and rare camper vans, get some inspiration for when you finally buy your own, and chill out with good food and music. This is a great one for the kids too.
Boardmasters Festival, August, in Cornwall – Head to the famous Cornish coast near Newquay for a music and surf festival. Spend the day on the beach, watching surf competitions, and enjoying the sun, before watching incredible music acts all night long.
Beautiful Travel Regions in England
There truly is something to discover from the comfort of your camper van or Class B RV from every corner of England, however, there are a few particularly popular areas that you don’t want to miss.
The Lake District, famous for its lakes and for inspiring certain writers, is a breathtaking part of England in the northwest and England’s largest national park. Home to the highest mountain and deepest lake, discover cozy towns and narrow lanes surrounded by craggy, hulking hills and huge bodies of water. The perfect place for some hiking, swimming, cycling, and a good pub meal after a long day on your legs.
The Peak District is a little closer to London which might make its lakes more accessible if you’re short on time. Its valley’s hills, winding roads, and gorgeous villages mean it’s an amazing place to explore both on foot and by camper van. There’s plenty of history and culture here in its stately homes and market towns, and adventures include mountain biking, horseback riding, and caving.
The Southwest often refers to Devon and Cornwall only, but to make sure you don’t miss out on the other very special counties we’ve included Dorset and Somerset. Cornwall, Devon, and Dorset, all have incredible coastal scenery and the opportunity to either lounge on the beach or tear it up in the water in whatever watersport you choose. Hike across Dartmoor or Exmoor in Devon, and visit Somerset for places like Bristol, Bath, Glastonbury, and Bradford-on-Avon, which are some of the country’s most interesting towns and cities.
Sussex is just an hour from London, perfect for those crunched for time. Explore the expansive South Downs, the white cliffs of East Sussex, the town of Rye, and the somewhat hippy city of Brighton. There are beaches aplenty, as well as historical sites like that of the Battle of Hastings.
Visit Yorkshire for the Yorkshire Dales and the North York Moors and discover vibrant and historical cities like York and Leeds, links to literary giants including Wuthering Heights and Dracula, and a whole lot of waterfalls. Fuel your adventures at traditional countryside pubs where the Sunday roasts are unbeatable.