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How to rent a campervan in the UK

Travelling around the UK in a camper seems like an ideal escape, even in winter. But how easy actually is it?

Ellie Walker-Arnott
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Right now, planning a break in the UK seems like the easiest and least-likely-to-go-wrong option for post-lockdown holidays. And spending that holiday in a campervan feels genius. Not only can you keep yourself to yourself, you can also explore as much of the UK as you fancy, on a road trip that takes in the most picturesque parts of the country. 

As long as you’ve got an all-weather campsite to park up in, there’s no reason why you can’t campervan out of season either. Clever, eh?

Chances are you don’t have a camper parked handily outside your flat right now (if you do, can we borrow it please?) so here are four ways to get you started on a campervanning holiday in the UK.

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Four ways to rent a campervan

Try Camptoo, ‘the Airbnb of campervans’
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Try Camptoo, ‘the Airbnb of campervans’

Campervanning is so 2021. Hire a van and you can keep yourself to yourself, bring all your own kit and social-distance with ease. Camptoo is like the Airbnb of campervans – it lets you rent an array of stylish, privately owned vehicles from your area to escape the city in. See ya!

Sleep inside one of Quirky Campers’ works of art
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Sleep inside one of Quirky Campers’ works of art

Sceptical about going off-grid? The campervans listed on this site will guarantee your break feels special. All the vehicles are unique and handcrafted, featuring incredible, cleverly designed and really-nice-to-look-at interiors. You’ll basically be sleeping inside a work of art.

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Book a budget motorhome trip with Goboony
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Book a budget motorhome trip with Goboony

If you just want to get away – and don’t care about the aesthetics of where you stay – Goboony has a range of budget options. They’ve actually got the largest fleet of campervans in the UK, and you can even go for a test drive if you’re feeling nervous about committing to the open road. Plus, your booking will come with a Covid-proof guarantee, which is extra-reassuring. 

Pick a super-stylish temporary home on Indie Campers
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Pick a super-stylish temporary home on Indie Campers

This lot match campers with vans all over Europe. You can pick up your wheels from west London and hit the road in a sleek van or RV-style motorhome, with an itinerary and extras like wi-fi, a shower and bikes and barbecues in the boot. Effortless camping? Yes please.

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