Clapham Common to host royal sleepover

Clapham Common will be transformed into a campsite so that the general public can enjoy the Royal Wedding in April, The Metro writes.

Kate and Wills’ wedding reception venue might be Buckingham Palace, but for patriotic revellers whose invites must have got lost in the post, the ‘pop up’ campsite is selling pitches at £75 per person for three nights, enabling thousands to celebrate without having to spend a fortune.

The initiative, Camp Royale, has been billed as ‘The Big Royal Wedding Sleepover’ and will include competitions for the best dressed guests and tent interior design.

At just four miles outside central London, the park will serve as a convenient base for many who plan to line London’s streets and catch a glimpse of the happy couple. For those who don’t wish to negotiate the crowds, a huge screen at the campsite will show the events as they unfold, with plenty of free tea provided in the Yorkshire Tea tent.

Facilities include toilet and showers, 24 hour security with an electronic wristband entry system, a quiet zone, tipis and a dedicated family area. There will also be a luxury space for so-called ‘glampers’.

Joy Williams from National Express, who are running coach services from 35 locations said to The Daily Mail: “Camp Royal is a stroke of genius. We are 100 per cent committed to giving people from all corners of the country a hassle free and cost effective alternative to cars and central London hotels.”

Camp Royal is open from 28 April to 1 May.