Campervan Weekends from Heathrow Airport
Heathrow Airport is one of the UK’s foremost links to the outside world – if you want to get to pretty much anywhere in a plane, chances are you’ll be coming here if you’re in the vicinity of London or the South East. However, its surrounding area and attractions shouldn’t be sniffed at either – and with an Easirent campervan rental over a long weekend break, there’s some great reasons to stay on terra firma if you’re looking for a varied and comfortable weekend full of culture and new experiences!
The best part of an Easirent hire is that you can pick up directly from Heathrow Airport and you can drive out to the surrounding area at your leisure. This also means that you don’t need to worry about arranging accommodation (which can be particularly pricey in and around London!). A campervan hire from Easirent is affordable, safe and lets you take your home with you as you take in the sights and sounds of Heathrow’s surround area.
While you can easily commute to London in your rental van, you don’t necessarily have to venture to the capital unless you wish to – Heathrow is especially close to Windsor, which means you’ll be able to take a tour of the famous Windsor Castle – full of Royal history and a true celebration of British culture. For those of you with kids or if you’re a big kid at heart you can also drive out to Legoland Windsor with ease – allowing you to take in as many bricks as you like without needing to worry about returning to a hotel or trekking on foot. That’s why Easirent hires are a fantastic idea – taking away the stress of keeping track of accommodation and allowing you take your world with you as you experience new ones.
Also nearby, for fans of amusement parks and thrill-seekers, there’s the celebrated Thorpe Park, Alton Towers’ rival in high-speed corkscrew rollercoasters and family days out – meaning that if you want to cover a particularly high octane weekend you can cover both here and Legoland over a weekend if you wish! For those in search of a more sedate experience, looking to soak up culture and beautiful architecture, consider taking in Hampton Court Palace – once again, a short drive away from Heathrow which an Easirent hire will allow you to get to with ease. For Royal history and all the hedge maze you can handle, simply drive out here and get your fill at your leisure!
On top of this, if you’re more into your horse racing and enjoy the glamour and heart-pounding thrill of the races, why not take a trip out to Ascot Racecourse? With regular meetings and huge events taking place regularly, Ascot really is the heart of British horse racing and you could easily base a while weekend with an Easirent van hire around a trip and maybe even a flutter!
Hiring with Easirent couldn’t be simpler or more comfortable – instead of trawling through for accommodation and risking long walks from place to place, if you’d like to take a look at some of Heathrow’s surrounding attractions, why not contact us to arrange a rental at your convenience?
Collect at Heathrow and explore London in your Campervan
At Heathrow Airport, you can collect your campervan and drive to England’s capital city, London. London is popular with tourists from all over the world – at all times of the year – majority of which fly into the UK via one of the world’s busiest Airports: Heathrow.
There is something to do in London for everyone, and as part of your Easirent campervan holiday, this is a great stop. When in London, there is of course all the usual tourist things to experience such as Madame Tussaud’s waxwork museum, London Zoo, Big Ben, The Houses of Parliament, Tower Bridge, Harrods, and so on. But there is also an amazing amount to see and do in London for more alternative, or more refined, tastes.
Camden is a great place to visit, with it’s alternative style market selling everything from handmade to vintage, as well as street food from all over the world. There are spots to sit by the canal, and enjoy the atmosphere. In the evening there is a whole choice of nightlife such as comedy and live music. Go East, and you can enjoy Brick Lane, Shoreditch, and whatever happens to be on at Spitalfields at that point in time.
Covent Garden is the place to go for street acts and talented buskers. They have a small upmarket market, and lots of talented musicians who busk there from time to time. You can also book tickets here for opera, theatre, ballet and so on. Restaurants and shopping are plenty all over London, as are fascinating museums such as the natural History Museum, The Victoria and Albert Museum, The Science Museum, The British Museum, and so on.
The South Bank is another place where you can experience art and culture, it is home to the Tate Modern as well as the Hayward Gallery, and there are often events along the south bank involving buskers and book and food stalls. Even if you just stop off here in London for a day during your Easirent Campervan holiday, you will be glad that you did.
Cambridge Campervan trip from Heathrow Airport
Hire one of our Campervans from our Heathrow Easirent branch and travel to the beautiful town of Cambridge.
Be inspired by the many beautiful museums and art galleries. Admire the beautiful architecture and majestic college buildings. Explore quaint passages set around the historic market place and colleges, where a unique and relaxing shopping experience can be found. A blend of independent shops is mingled with high street brands. You can relax in the many beautiful pubs, restaurants and cafes. During your Easirent Campervan hire, catch a student theatrical production, or a show at the Arts Theatre. See live music or comedy at the Corn Exchange. There’s so much to see and do there.
• Punting tours – Seeing sights from the river
• Folk Museum – Learn the history of Cambridge
• Shrepreth Wildlife Park – Visit Tigers, Otters, Monkeys, Reptiles and much more
• Imperial War Museum – IMW Duxford is a great place to visit with a collection of over 200 aircrafts.
• The Corpus Clock – The fabulously terrifying grasshopper clock is a must see. You just need to wait for the hour!
• Audley End House & Gardens – Grand stately home to suit all the family. Explore the house & gardens, play area and dressing up.
The closest of campsites is Highfield Farm Campsite. http://www.highfieldfarmtouringpark.co.uk. A lovely place for you and your Easirent Campervan Hire.
Collect one of our EasiCampervans from our Heathrow Branch and take it across to the Isle Of Wight Festival.
There are two companies that operate car ferry travel across the water from the mainland to the Isle of Wight. Red Funnel operates a crossing from Southampton to East Cowes (1hr crossing). Wightlink operates two services, one from Lymington to Yarmouth (35min crossing) and the other from Portsmouth to Fishbourne (40min crossing).
It’s widely known that The Isle of Wight Festival is the first major festival in the UK summer calendar every year. But the Festival’s heritage reaches back over an extraordinary 45 years, it’s incredibly rich and varied. The Isle of Wight Festival is widely acknowledged as Europe’s equivalent of Woodstock.
The Isle of Wight itself enjoys a micro climate. Their location, just 2 hours from London door to door, yet across the water, provides a feeling of escapism that others struggle to achieve. Real music is their heritage and one they’re constantly building on. Like life, music constantly evolves and changes, and so do they. They’re a Festival for real music lovers of all ages and that’s why you’ll find teen tickets and family-friendly areas as well as a raft of accommodation options for the non-campers and VIP services for those who want to do a Festival, but not in the traditional way.
Early Bird Tickets are now on sale, so get your EasiCampervan booked and your Festival tickets booked NOW to avoid disappointment.
For more info on the Festival: http://www.isleofwightfestival.com/info/tickets.aspx
If you’d like any information on our Easirent Campervans or to book one, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us at Easirent Heathrow.
London to Nord Pas de Calais, France
Hire your Campervan from our Heathrow depot in London. Take the euro across to France and explore the best of Pas de Calais. This trip involves beautiful drives from Calais through to Boulogne, Côte D’Opale and down to Le Touquet. Cruise across to Hesdin, up north to Saint-Omer and back to Calais, before returning your campervan back to Heathrow. Brush up on your French skills and indulge in the best local specialties, including Saint-Omer’s famous and delicious beers.
London to Folkestone and across the channel to Calais:
Head across the water from Folkestone to escape the city for some beautiful greenery, winding roads, golden beaches and the beautiful scenery of Northern France.
Calais along beautiful Cote D’Opale and Boulogne:
After arriving in Calais, take the D940 via Boulogne, along the beautiful Cote D’Opale. The beaches are broad and long, just soft golden sand, with rainbow-coloured beach huts dotted along the coastline. Soak up the views to Dover from windy Cap Gris Nez – Boulogne’s historic port. Plenty of photo ops with the endless cobbled streets, squares and Europe’s largest Aquarium. A visit to Nausicaa, France’s national sea-life centre, gives you a real taste of the world’s oceans. You’ll enjoy close encounters with about 35,000 fish – from the cockatoo wasp fish to sting rays that lie on the surface. Discover sharks, sea lions and masses of different fish – well recommended on your Campervan trip. The south coastal drive from Calais towards Le Touquet is a beauty, take your time and enjoy.
Le Touquet to Etaples and Hesdin:
There’s plenty to check out in Le Touquet, with many events and attractions taking place yearly. From the massive winter Enduro beach motorbike race, to classical-music and themed festivals. In summer, the town swells from 5,500 residents to around 100,000. Check out the estuary fishing port lined with delicious seafood restaurants at Etaples. Visit the elegant 1920s boutiques, restaurants and tree-lined boulevards of Parisians’ expensive holiday homes.
The D349 across to Hesdin will take you alongside the river Canche, one of northern France’s most beautiful drives. Don’t miss Hesdin’s quirky Spanish-influenced architecture; including the Agincourt history centre and cathedral. Hop out of your campervan and take a boat trip around the vast marshland waterways (once dug by medieval monks!).
Saint Omer, Ardres and return to Calais:
Time to taste those delicious beers in Saint Omer! Leaving Hesdin, head north on the D928 for about an hour or so. Cruising through the Pas de Calais. Tucked away slightly out of the centre of Saint Omer is the Cathedral Notre-Dame. The cathedral is one of the most impressive medieval monuments in the Pas-de-Calais region and highly recommended during your Campervan road trip. After spending some time in Saint Omer, take the N43 north-west back to Calais, before stopping off in the beautiful hill town of Ardres. Wander through and spot the old churches, enjoy the quiet bars, spend your pennies in little shops and soak up the views across the plains towards Calais and the sea. Before heading back to London, explore Calais’ food shops and markets, after stocking up at many of the well-priced wine outlets – the latter part being a necessity.
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Downton Abbey Campervan Trip
After years of murder, aristocracy and love the countdown to Downton Abbey finale started recently with the release of this award-winning ITV show final season.
Whether you want to live Downton Abbey’s last episodes as close to reality as possible or keep a genuine memory of the show after its ultimate resolution, why not get on the open road and tour the series breath-taking filming locations?
Located less than 1 hour away from the main setting, Easirents Heathrow Depot is the perfect gateway to take in the dramatic world of Downton Abbey. By travelling in a campervan, you will not only enjoy a modern and convenient means of transport with all the comforts of your home, but you will also live a unique experience around the stunning outdoors of Britain. Set against a backdrop of exceptional beauty, don’t miss the chance of stopping, dining with views, mingling with locals and discovering hidden gems along your “Downton” way.
To make your Downton Abbey tour easier, I have put together some main filming locations that you can visit in your campervan:
Highclere Castle – Located in Berkshire, this beautiful Victorian manor has witnessed played a major part in the series. Nose around the luxurious rooms, stroll along the gardens and live out your favourite scenes before hitting the road again towards your next destination!
Greys Court – A large picnic with all the members of the Crawley family was shot at this 16th Century mansion, among other remarkable scenes. Visit this intimate family home, admire the tranquil gardens and feel at home thanks to its cozy atmosphere. After the tour, why not park up at the stunning surroundings of Henley-on-Thames and enjoy your own picnic on board you campervan?
The Cotswolds – This Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in Oxfordshire is home to several major scenes of the show, including the secret idyll of Lady Sybil and her chauffeur, Branson. From the quaint village of Swinbrook to the picturesque Bampton, home of Downton Village, explore this jaw-dropping area at your ease thanks to the freedom of your camper!
Lincoln Castle – Drive your camper northwards and reach Lincoln Castle, better known as the prison where John Bates was locked up for murder in Season Three. The castle hosts some historical documents such as; the Lincoln Magna Carta or the Charter of Forest, both dating back to the 13th Century.
And there we have it J
If you’d like any information on hiring one of our Campervans or to book one, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us at Easirent Heathrow.
Campervan trip around Austria’s Innsbruck’s Christmas Markets.
Hire one of our Campervans from our Heathrow Easirent depot and travel to Austria for ‘Christmas in the Mountains’. Austria’s Christmas Markets are running from 15 November 2015 until 6 January 2016. Here I have chosen a handful of Christmas Markets for you to travel to in your Campervan:
Innsbruck`s Old Town Christmas Market. Arguably the city’s most traditional Christmas market which boasts an attractive setting surrounded by medieval facades located below the Golden Roof of Innsbruck. Beneath the glistening Christmas tree there are rows of rustic Christmas stalls. Take a stroll through the “Märchengasse” Fairy Tale Alley accompanied by a glass of spicy glühwein (mulled wine). Open daily from 11am till 9pm, trading until 8pm.
Hungerburg Christmas Market – A Christmas Market with panoramic breath-taking views over Innsbruck, a market not to be missed. This Christmas Market is accessible via the Nordkette Funicular, which is an adventure in itself. The market oozes a wide range of culinary delights and an array of festive souvenirs. Open daily from 1pm – 7pm
Market Place ‘Marktplatz’ Christmas Market: Wonderful attractions and the traditional atmosphere makes this market an unforgettable experience for the whole family. Children will adore the nostalgic carousel, petting zoo and puppet theatre. There are more than 60 stalls where you can discover all that this Christmas Market has to offer. But the main attraction is at the centre of this enchanting market, the 14 metre-high Swarovski crystal tree covered with thousands of sparkling gemstones. Open daily from 11am – 9pm, trading until 8.30pm.
Maria-Theresien-Straße Christmas Market – Innsbruck`s main shopping street will overwhelm visitors with lights, glass and crystal prevail – an avenue of glistening trees and vivid mountain crystal, giving this Christmas market a very special flair. At the 30 stalls you will find an exciting display of international Christmas products and delicious treats. This market is very popular to tourists. Open daily from 11am – 9pm, trading until 8pm
Wiltener platzl Christmas Market – A tranquil and romantic Christmas market. Delicacy’s from Sardinia, a puppet theatre, organic mulled wine and mini concerts. Here you will find handicrafts, top-notch cuisine and a hand picked cultural programme, all in a humble setting. Open every Mon – Fri from 4 pm – 8 pm Sat from 2 pm – 8 pm.
Austria is a truly beautiful country that deserves to be discovered by all, especially in the festive season. It only works out around 13 hours of Driving from Heathrow to Innsbruck and the great thing about being in a Campervan is when one gets tired, one can pull over and take a nap!!
If you’d like any information on hiring one of our Campervans or to book one, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us at Easirent Heathrow.