If you are getting yourself all excited about the upcoming royal nuptials and desperately fancied being a part of something special on their BIG day, then dust off those union jack flags because something rather fabulous has just popped up, to help you do exactly that.
Forget the ridiculously high hotel prices in central London, thats soo yesterday! Why not camp in central London? As we all know, you can't just pitch up in a park, but you can if you book Camp Royale. YAY!!
The campsite is based on non-other than the delightful Clapham Common, ridiculously central and only 25 minutes to Buckingham Palace on the tube, so you can wave your flag to the future King and Queen of England, and feel all patriotic as they pass you in the street!
You can camp on the common from Thursday 28th April to the Sunday, 1st May and it will cost you a mere £75 per person for the 3 nights, there is also a £4.95 booking fee on top of that. This is what you get for your money....
A lovely cuppa (Yorkshire Tea) every morning to warm your cockles.
Clean, well maintained loos
Lovely HOT showers, that will be running 24/7
A security team to keep you safe and sound
Mobile phone charge points
GIANT screen, so you can watch the big day
There are different 'zones' to suit your needs, with a dedicated Quiet Zone, if you are a light sleeper, or just simply like the quiet of a night. A Family Zone for adults and their little nippers and then the Main Zone for the rest of you royal party animals.
If you are coming from afar and need transport to get down to London, National Express have teamed up with Camp Royale and for £105 for pitch and coach, plus the £4.95 booking fee on top of that, they will drive you there. They are running from 35 UK locations. Click here for more info...
They are also running a little competition for the best dressed guest, so get your glad rags out, AND you can also win a prize for the most eye catching tent. I have loads of ideas on this blog to decorate your tent, check out my HOMEMADE section on how to make waterproof bunting. If you simply can not be bothered with the faff of making your own, then you can always drop me a line at firstname.lastname@example.org and order yourself some for £15 inc p&p, but be quick as the orders are already coming in thick and fast this year... yikes!
There is also a very spangly GLAMPING option.. but you need to have some serious wedge to afford this little luxury. To hire out one of their 18ft tipi's, that sleep up to 6 people, you will need *gulp* £2000!!!
For that large amount of dosh, that includes beds, sheepskin rugs, your own showers and loo area, although shared with other tipi glampers.
To find out more information on Camp Royale, click HERE to take you straight to their site.
Let me know if you go and what it was like, but in the meantime....