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Garden camping near central London

About this campspace #s002417

Your host

Pamela
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    1 pitch

This amazing secluded and walled garden offers a tranquil space with nearby bus routes to Sloane Square, Marble Arch, the West End and Oxford Street as well as Parliament Square, the Strand and Waterloo and the South Bank. There is a lot of garden space, and it is home to a couple of beehives, fragrant flowers, vegetables and fruit. The garden features an alfresco shower with hot and cold water beneath a vine leaf tunnel.
Clapham has a vibrant street life and late night bars, clubs and restaurants and is home to many young professional people who make the area interesting and fun.

Ways to spend the night

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    Tent

This campspace offers

Shared amenities

Food and drink

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  • Icon Hot water

Comfort & Fun

  • Icon Fire basket

Sanitation

  • Icon Toilet
  • Icon Hot shower

Electricity

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Seating area

  • Icon Picnic table

Ways to spend the day

Pamela's tips
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    Enjoy a literary feast at Clapham Books, 26 The Pavement

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    Taste the honey from the garden bees

In the area
  • Icon Sightseeing
  • Icon Wildlife watching
On the campspace
  • Icon Making a campfire

What will you find in the area?

Landscape characteristics

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Sustainability practices

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    Waste separation

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    Self-grown food

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    Food products from locals in the region

Your host, Pamela

4.27 (11 reviews)

Host is verified by Campspace

My garden and I live in Clapham South West London.I am an ex caterer and traiteur and my interest in food and hospitality seems to carry on. I also have some local property as well as this secret garden full of foxes, squirrels, bees in their hives, magpies, wood pigeons, sparrows and a selection of tits. It is too good a place to keep to myself and so we share it with friends and neighbours and hopefully more campers.

Reviews

Alun

Tell us about your experience
A welcoming place with a great pitch,quiet and relaxing place away from the bustle of town.

How was the contact with the host?
Pamela was a delightful host.

August 2022

Morven

Tell us about your experience
The hostess, Pamela is helpful, practical, attentive, caring and great fun to talk to.  What a privilege to join up with London life in this way.  To enjoy your stay here, be open, be supportive and considerate and you’ll have a fabulous time in this lovely garden base - in between excursions back and forth to the other the joys of London.

How was the contact with the host?
Very good.

Tips for new guests?
Be prepared to rough it a little - but then - that’s what Camping is all about!

August 2022

Host Pamela has responded

Thank you for kind words. Come again when you fancy another little adventure.

Fam

Tell us about your experience
On the return journey from our bike ride, we spent another night with Pamela in the garden. It was great again. What a lovely place

How was the contact with the host?
Fine

Tips for new guests?
everything is fine

August 2022 · Translated from dutch

Host Pamela has responded

Thank you for your kind words. So glad you enjoyed your stay and your holiday. Please come again another time. P

Nathalie

Tell us about your experience
We had the most wonderful stay in London in Pamela’s garden! It was truly an oasis in the middle of the metropolis. I loved waking up, hearing the birds and seeing the bee’s hovering around the flowers.

How was the contact with the host?
There are not enough adjectives to describe how lovely Pamela is. She offered coffee and fresh figs from the garden on arrival and invited us to sit at the garden table with her. She was so friendly and helpful, and very knowledgeable about both London and her true passion, food.

Tips for new guests?
There is a bus stop on Wandsworth road, which is a two minute walk from the site. You can get the bus straight to Sloane Square from there. Also I don’t find the unlimited trip tickets are very good value for money as public transport is so cheap anyway! Make sure to get the boat (commuter not tourist) to see London from the Thames!

July 2022

Edmund

Tell us about your experience
We had a great time. Lovely sitting in the garden and enjoyed all the animals. Clapham is a nice area of London

How was the contact with the host?
Great contact

July 2022 · Translated from dutch

Pauliina

Tell us about your experience
Pamela was super kind in accepting our last minute request and accommodated us arriving at 9pm in the evening - still offering us a drink and a friendly welcome at the late-ish hour. This space is a secret garden-oasis, it is just so beautiful there with a variety of plants, trellises, flowers and wildlife but also with comforts such as a fridge and a comfy sitting area. The garden is behind locked gates and also hidden away from sight - so despite being almost in central London, it felt very safe. We kept our shoes inside the tent as advised by our host, and had our food in the car and in the on-site fridge, so had no issues with foxes. Thank you Pamela and wishing you a great rest of the summer season! :)

Pauliina & Andrey

How was the contact with the host?
Prompt and friendly.

Tips for new guests?
Don't be afraid to book this gem!

July 2022

Marcus

Tell us about your experience
Frustrating because I couldn't stay there due to issues with communication. Then frustrating trying to get a refund due to further issues with communication. I ended up being out of pocket and having to make alternative accommodation arrangements at the last minute.

How was the contact with the host?
Frustrating because I couldn't stay there due to issues with communication. Then frustrating trying to get a refund due to further issues with communication. I ended up being out of pocket and having to make alternative accommodation arrangements at the last minute.

Tips for new guests?
Book somewhere else.

July 2022

Host Pamela has responded

Marcus arranged to arrive during the afternoon. We prepared and waited to welcome him but he never arrived. Unfortunately he found and called a phone number for a landline which is in my bedroom. I am not in my bedroom during the day and at this time we were in the garden so the phone was unanswered . Marcus chose not to come and to find another site. Fortunately it was Pride weekend so lots of friendly parties and accommodation. I am sad we did not meet Marcus and his partner from Somalia and hope they  had a happy weekend. Campsite should be in a position to refund his money although the booking was a non refundable one since he only gave notice well after his due arrival time. I trust his long travel was pleasurable and he enjoyed the UK and the colourful and vibrant festival that is Pride.

Jon

Tell us about your experience
We stayed 4 nights in pam's lovely garden and everything was like described.
Very big and well equipped kitchen, an outside shower and toilets. You shouldn't be afraid of sharing your bathroom with some spiders and insects ;)

London's city center can be easily arrived by city bikes (station two minutes away from the house) or public transport (bus and overground).

How was the contact with the host?
Very easy, trustful and fast communication with Pam.

June 2022 · Translated from german

Host Pamela has responded

Thanks Jon glad you had a good time, sorry to have been away. Come again another time. P

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Youri

Tell us about your experience
Beautiful unique place in the middle of London within walking distance of the metro. Toilet, hot outdoor shower and kitchen. great place!

How was the contact with the host?
What a treasure

Tips for new guests?
Don't hesitate, book

May 2022 · Translated from dutch

Scout Martijn About the scout program

Tell us about your experience
This location is a hidden oasis in London. We were greeted with the host's warm smile, the sound of chirping sparrows and the taste of tangy blackberries freshly picked from the garden. We definitely look forward to returning next summer when the roses and elderflowers are in full bloom. Warning: remember to keep your shoes inside your tent; there's a local fox that has made a habit out of stealing them!

August 2021

Host Pamela has responded

Martjin, thanks for kind words. Do come back in Spring or summer and we can have a jolly supper round the fire pit and drink chilled wine from the outdoor Frig. Thank you too for the fox alert. P

Caroline

Tell us about your experience
Positives: communication with the host was good, nice garden space, easy bus ride into London. Appreciated use of kettle inside house.



Negatives: we had a bag of food dragged away and eaten by foxes. A pair of Keen sandles also completely bitten through, also the outer of the tent. We are currently trying to get sandles and tent repaired. Host has said she will pay for the tent repair. Feels reasonable to pay for the sandles too. I've camped all over the world, including in bear country, never had this happen. If the foxes are that active, host need to warn campers.



Thank you

August 2020

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Rules

Our camp space is cat, fox, squirrel and wild bird and frog friendly. Not great for dogs unless they are trained caring dogs.

No late night jolly parties and noise

Cancellation Policy

Guests who cancel at least 30 days before check-in date will receive a refund of the amount paid by them (excl. Campspace fees). If they cancel between 14 and 30 days before check-in, they will receive a 50% refund. Otherwise they will not be refunded.

Checking in and out

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Check-out between: To be agreed

Campspace pitch 1

Arrival allowed on: Monday to Sunday
Departure allowed on: Monday to Sunday

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Campspace pitch 1

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Minimum number of nights: 1
Maximum number of nights: 30
Child price applies from this age: 0
Children's price up to this age: 16
Arrival allowed on: Monday to Sunday
Departure allowed on: Monday to Sunday
Minimum number of days that can be booked in advance: 0
Maximum number of days that can be booked in advance: 365

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