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Camping in London isn’t impossible. In fact, some of the best camping shops in the UK can be found within the M25 - you just need to know where to look.

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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.

OUTDOOR EMPORIUM

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Camping London Best Camping Shops Equipment Outdoor Emporium

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.

Visit the Outdoor Emporium website here

BLACKS

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Camping London Best Camping Shops Equipment Blacks

316-318 Regent Street, London W1B 3AY

Originally from Manchester, Blacks started out making tents for the British Army and Navy back in World War Two. Now they have outdoors and camping shops all over the UK - and own Millets as well.

There are seven Blacks branches in London - Regent’s Street, Holborn, St. Paul’s, Clapham, Croydon, Wimbledon and Brent Cross Shopping Centre.

Visit the Blacks website here

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SNOW + ROCK

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Camping London Best Camping Shops Equipment Snow and Rock Covent Garden

4 Mercer Street, Covent Garden, London WC2H 9QA

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.

Visit the Snow + Rock website here

COTSWOLD OUTDOOR

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Camping London Best Camping Shops Equipment Cotswold Outdoor

23-26 Piccadilly, London W1J 0DJ

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.

Visit the Cotswold Outdoor website here

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MOUNTAIN WAREHOUSE

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Camping London Best Camping Shops Equipment Mountain Warehouse

15 Regent Street, London SW1Y 4LR

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.

Visit the Mountain Warehouse website here

WATERLOO CAMPING

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Camping London Best Camping Shops Equipment Waterloo Camping

37 The Cut, London SE1 8LF

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.

Find out more about Waterloo Camping here

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ELLIS BRIGHAM

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Camping London Best Camping Shops Equipment Ellis Brigham Vertical Chill

10-12 Southampton St, London WC2E 7HA

Ellis Brigham started out in Manchester in 1933 as a specialist walking boots and cycling shoes fitter. Now 83 years old, it’s one of the most popular outdoors shops for camping in London and the UK.

Ellis Brigham are masters of knowing exactly what kit will suit your needs - whether you are pitching up in a campsite in London or heading to the Alps in France.

Make sure you visit their flagship store in Covent Garden (there’s a real 8m high ice climbing wall inside!) plus they have other branches in St Paul’s, Kensington High Street and Westfield Stratford.

Visit the Ellis Brigham website here

GO OUTDOORS

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Camping London Best Camping Shops Equipment Go Outdoors

Edgware Road, Colindale Retail Park, London NW9 6TH

If you want a shop that has the biggest selection of camping equipment known to man, head to Go Outdoors. It’s the fastest growing outdoors superstore chain in the UK.

There is a shop in Colindale, North London with a huge variety of stock - plus some great discounts if there’s a sale going on while you are there.

Visit the Go Outdoors website here

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MILLETS

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Camping London Best Camping Shops Equipment Millets

50-54 The High Street, Croydon, London CR0 1YB

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.

Visit the Millets website here

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