Is there a Motorhome-friendly site near London

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  1. yorkieman

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    Hi All,

    I'm coming down to London on Friday and wondered if there is a motorhome-friendly site either in London itself, or near to a train station or tube station that we can use to get into London.

    It is really only to use as a base so we don't need any facilities just a place to park and sleepover. We don't need hook-ups or anything.

    Any suggestions would be much appreciated.
     
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    If you pm philk, I visited him at a cracking site just last week, A few minutes from the tube, extremely secure and although it's in town you would never know it.

    It is near Eltham / Greenwich and I just remembered it is called Abbey Wood.

    Fabulous place.............Griff


    ps You always come UP to London especially from Yaaarkshur
     
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    you don't want to go to that london,come to sunny york it's much more refined
     
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    I trust you are OK with TFL emission controls etc.,

    I trust your motorhome meets TFL (Transport for London) emission controls and will keep outside the charge area... Abbeywood is on the Kent side of London.. But not to far out from London.

    Bob
     
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    I'll check that one out right now. Thanks!!! Hopefully they'll have some space.
     
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    It's a 2010 model so I'm assuming it should be fine. Am I assuming wrong? Hope not :Doh:
     
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    Brilliant. They managed to squeeze me in for this weekend. The woman I spoke to was really pleasant and incredibly helpful.

    So a double thanks to you for giving me the heads up on that one.

    I look forward to going DOWN to London on Friday :BigGrin:
     
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    Check here

    http://www.tfl.gov.uk/roadusers/lez/17700.aspx#tkt-tab-panel-3

    My van is 11 years old but the LEZ doesn't start affecting me untill Jan 3rd 2012 so I'm staying at the CC Crystal Palace site until the end of December. Great place and brilliant transport links
     
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    If its a diesel, do check on the .gov lez site, generally anywhere inside the M25 will cost you lots of dosh! :cry:
     
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    I live in sunny Yorkshire. The best county in the UK :BigGrin:

    But it is nice to see how the other half live down south. They can't all be as lucky as us!
     
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    Have sent you a PM
     
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    We keep our van in the secure compound there.

    The Wardens are very pleasant this year.

    Wouldnt really recommend a stroll into Abbey Wood at night but the site is very pleasant/secure:thumb:
     
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    Just checked with the .gov site and we are compliant - yippee:thumb:

    If anyone else needs to check here's the link:

    http://www.tfl.gov.uk/roadusers/lez/17700.aspx

    Just put in your vehicle registration number and it tells you. Pretty cool!
     
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    I did call Lee Valley earlier, but got their answering machine. I left a message and they did call back. A nice friendly chap so I might look at that one another time as it is the right end of town for me.

    I didn't know about the Debden House one so I will add that to my list for the future.

    Thanks! And thanks for your nice PM :)
     
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    There is a site in central london that is good, a bit basic but i,m sure you wo'nt mind that. the wardens are a bit scatty, but the security is first class.
    Its a busy site but has first class tansport links to all of london, there is a bus stop right outside the gate.
    Its called st pauls cathedral, the code for MHF funsters discount is "protest", have fun.....oh, don't forget to take some Pinot Grigio, I hear they are having a fondue night soon.
     
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    Do they take motorhomes, or is it just tents, and could I get a hook up?

    I hear the toilet facilities are not too good, but I can use the onboard one. I understand there's a church nearby so I'll be alright for the Sunday service.

    I hope I get there in time for the fondue night :Laughing:
     
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    How do they work out if you are LEZ compliant?
    Just checked our Winnebago LeSharo 1985 model and it is "not subject to LEZ".
    I would have thought something so old would be, as it is an old engine and produces more emissions than the new engines!!!:Eek!::Eek!:
     
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    Hi Yorkieman,

    You come off the M25 immediately after the tolls of the QE2 bridge , you approach Abbeywood through a very industrial area at the side of the Thames and because of this route and the fact it would be 6 pm, I didn't even consider LEZ. From the site, walk out and turn right then left, about 400 yards to the station. £7 buys you a return ticket to London Bridge or if the train is going to Canon Street, stay on it to over the river, turn left and you are in Westminster. The ticket includes all your underground if like us you are going to Camden market, which is fantastic, or moving round in London.
    As for Abbey Wood at night, I walked out several times to shops and off licences, one night I was walking with a Russian guy selling EZ clean, a Gambian guy cleaning windows and a guy from Nigeria on his way to work. They seemed more concerned about me, maybe rumours about Northerners.

    Philk
     
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