From big brands like Cotswold Outdoor to independent shops like Outdoor Emporium in Camden, there are a huge number of shops with expert advice on the best tent, sleeping bags, camping stoves and more camping accessories on the market.
If you aren’t sure what you need for your camping trip, head to ones of these shops – it’s always better to get proper advice in person from a camping expert.
67 Camden Road, Camden Town, London NW1 9EU
Outdoor Emporium is an independent, family run camping shop in London’s Camden Town. Their shop might be small but it is incredibly well-stocked and full of knowledgable staff with helpful advice about which sleeping bag or tent you should buy.
Outdoor Emporium has been in Camden now for 20 years – and here’s hoping they stick around for many more years to come.
Snow + Rock might have started out as a skiing and snowboarding specific outdoor shop in 1982, it still stocks an excellent selection of gear for camping in London and beyond.
London is home to seven branches of Snow + Rock – Canary Wharf, Covent Garden, Harrods, Kensington, Monument including three hidden inside Harrods, Arcteryx Covent Garden and The North Face shop in Victoria.
Cotswold Outdoor is one of the most well-known camping shop chains in London and the UK. With a wealth of knowledge behind them – including staff with a passion for new technology and testing gear – it’s a great place to start when you need some one-to-one about camping equipment.
Cotswold Outdoor have seven stores in London – Covent Garden, Holborn, Islington, Piccadilly, Leyden Street, Wandsworth and Chiswick.
If you are looking for seriously good value-for-money camping equipment, then Mountain Warehouse is the place to go.
Unlike other shops that specialise in camping in London, Mountain Warehouse doesn’t have a ginormous selection of other brands – it mainly stocks its own brand kit, which is really good quality and long-lasting.
Take a look in one of the Mountain Warehouse London stores in Covent Garden, Regent’s Street, Fulham, Clapham, Putney and Richmond-on-Thames.
Waterloo Camping is one of the most well-stocked camping shops in London.
As an army surplus store, it has a huge range of military clothing as well as tents, backpacks, camping stoves and anything else you might need for a trip in the wilderness. It’s just a five minute walk from Waterloo Station.
Millets is one of the oldest camping shops in the UK, founded in 1893. It’s now part of the same group as Blacks – and is just as popular as ever. It’s stocks the reliable camping brands such as The North Face, Merrell and Berghaus.
They have four shops within the M25 – Croydon, Enfield, Romford and Epsom.
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