Belfast Telegraph

Monday 24 November 2014

Camp Royale set up for revellers

Royal wedding organisers are setting up a campsite in a central London park
Royal wedding organisers are setting up a campsite in a central London park

Thousands of well-wishers will be able to celebrate William and Kate's big day in London without spending a right royal fortune, it has been announced.

A campsite in one of the capital's most famous parks is set to be a home from home for three nights for revellers on a budget.

Camp Royale will transform Clapham Common into a sea of tents, union flags and bunting, where 10,000 people can base themselves within a few miles of Westminster Abbey.

Happy campers will soak up the quintessentially British atmosphere as they watch events unfold on a giant screen, sipping on free Yorkshire Tea.

And there will even be prizes for best-dressed guests and tents with the most creative interior design.

The pop-up campsite will run from Thursday April 28 - the day before the wedding - to Sunday May 1, and the price is just £75 per person for the three nights.

National Express is running special coaches from 35 UK locations, so no-one will miss out on the festival spirit the royal wedding is bound to create.

Joy Williams from National Express said: "Camp Royale is a stroke of genius.

"We are 100% committed to giving people from all corners of the country a hassle free and cost effective alternative to cars and central London hotels."

As Camp Royale is less than four miles from central London and just yards from Clapham Common tube station, campers can use the site as a base to explore the capital.

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