Louie

If you’re looking for campervan rental in London, step this way. According to numerology, those with the name Louie “have a deep inner desire for travel and adventure and want to set their own pace in life without being governed by tradition.” Well that sounds like a pretty accurate description of this adventure-mobile!

Louie’s owner wanted to create a campervan that would allow him to fulfil his cycling dreams. The bed is raised so you can easily fit bikes underneath it. She is a simple, practical conversion, with a one-hob kitchen and clever hooks and straps to ensure everything is safely held down when you do a bit of off-roading. However, she also comes with bags of character, homely touches and cosy lighting. And don’t forget the gas heating for those chillier nights.

Being based in Woolwich, she’s super accessible for Londoners and tourists alike who want to rent a campervan from London and head off to visit other parts of the UK. So the only question is, where will she take you?

Essential Information

  • Collect from: Woolwich, London, South East
  • Size: Compact
  • 2 belted seats
  • Sleeps = 2 Adults
  • There is a large double bed, with a head to toe length of 5'10"
Europe
Shower
Festivals
Smoking
Pets
Tow bar
Heating
Air Con.
Built-in Toilet
London L.E.Z.

Prices for 2018 Low Low Mid Mid High
Mon-Thur (Day rate) £58 £71 £84 £98
Fri-Sun (Day rate) £81 £100 £118 £137
Weekend (3 days)
Week (7 days)
Min hire period 3 3 3 3

Notes: Prices may change without warning and for certain events will vary. Please click the 'Check availability' button to get an exact quote.

Further Information

  • Vehicle Type: Renault, Master
  • Registration: emailed when you book
  • Vehicle Year: 2006
  • Engine:
    • Size: 2.5 litres
    • Fuel: Diesel
    • Transmission: Manual
    • Gears: 6
  • Size: 5.4m x 2m x 2.5m (LxWxH)
  • Weight:
    • Maximum: 3300kg
    • Unladen: 2600kg
    • Payload: kg
  • Belted seats: 2
  • Air Conditioned Cab: Yes

Seating

There are 2 seats front facing in the cab. This include the static drivers seat and a fold down passenger seat. The middle acts as a plastic tray and cup holders, perfect for journeys with 2 people.

Both these seats can be pulled up and away, leaving space for two seats on the inside (see photos).

The seats are also removable too, so if you need some extra space then you're sure going to get it!

Conversion Story

Louie the campervan was saved from a scarred history of neglect.

When I found her, she had lots of rust and marks all over, but like most converted campers, she was cheap and had lots of life left in her.

The aim was to make Louie super stealthy, so I could park up locally and not make a big impact to the environment around me, even in London!

The purpose of the van was to fulfil my cycling dreams; you'll notice the bed is high up, leaving just enough room below deck to store a handful of bikes.

I went full off-grid with this camper by installing a flexi-solar panel, small mushroom vent and a tinted side window.

The interior is wood lined to feel a lot warmer. Since finishing the cycling journey I have updated the van to be more accommodating to more people, including the fold down seats and the open front cab (more natural light was needed!).

The van continues to go through changes as I look to increase the bed size for people over 6 feet! And now you can rent her for your own adventure, whether or not it involves cycling!

Sleeping & Seating

Louie has a There is a large double bed, with a head to toe length of 5'10" which accommodates:

  • 2 adult(s)

There is sociable seating for up to 6 people inside Louie and there are 1 portable seats included in the hire for use outside.

Heating

There is a Gas Heater to warm you up on colder days.

Kitchen facilities

  • one gas hobs for cooking
  • Sink
  • Water Tank
  • Fridge: compressor (12v only)

Cooking Equipment

Frying Pan, Cooking Pot, Enamel Pot, v60 Coffee Drip, Coffee Pourer, x2 Ceramic Travel Mug, x4 Enamel Mugs, Set of cutlery, Camping cooking set, Plastic tupperware, Peeler, Can Opener, Bottle Opener, Japanese Knife, Chopping Knife, Small Knife, Magnet Pot, Plastic Utensils, Wooden Spoon, Chopping Board

Water is provided by: 70l Water Tank with Electric Tap

Sanitary facilities

  • Shower: No

Electrical Facilities

  • Leisure Battery
  • Solar panel charging.
  • 12v Cigarette Lighter Sockets

Audio Equipment

Front cab basic audio. Analog stereo with Aux lead

Storage

Storage underneath bed, up to 1m high. Above the cab, stuff it with clothes. Slide out rear draw. Slide out draw under bed. Seat box storage.
Secret (sort of) compartment under kitchen work top

Where is Louie?

Louie resides on a driveaway in the South London borough of Woolwich. Being London, we're loaded with transport options, so either get the train bus or drive here. The van is located in a cul-de sac too, so a much quieter place to leave a vehicle.
Pick-up and drop-off times

Default times on the bookings system are 2pm for pick-up and 12 noon for return but individual vehicle owners will have their own limitations on their availbality but will do their best to accommodate your needs.

Customer Car Parking
Street parking is available: If you are coming by car you are welcome to park it where Louie is usually parked.

Please note parking is provided at your own risk

For the full glamping experience the following extras are available to add to your booking when you make final payment.

Option Price
Bedding for 2 £12
Towels (2 large fluffy ones) £8
Classical Guitar £15
Camping Furniture (2 x chairs) £5
Hammock £8
12v cool box £8
Towels (4 x medium) £10
Camping Furniture (2 chairs and 1 small butler table) £8
2 or 3 person tent £10
Car Seat - Group 0+ (infant) £15
Car Seat - Group 1, 2, 3 £15

There is a tick box for each of the above on the booking form. Prices are per booking unless otherwise stated. All extras are subject to availability.

You will also be able to support Quirky Campers' ethical goals by making a donation to climate change prevention and mitigation projects - we suggest £2.50 per 100 miles. See our about us page for more details.

Louie has comprehensive insurance specifically for hiring of campervans that covers drivers which meet the following citeria:

Ages: between 23 and 75 years young
Nationality*: UK or EU driver’s licenses
Length held: Minimum 2 years
Points*: Up to two minor offenses in the past 5 years is OK (no more than 6 points)
Claims*: No more than 1 claim in the past 5 years

*NOTE: These items are flexible but the campervan owner will need to refer the driver's details to the insurer and may require some additional information.

International Drivers from most countries can be covered but the excess is likely to be higher. USA, CA, NZ or AU have always been a yes and often with the standard excess.

The full booking form will ask for all the relevant details but feel free to drop us an email if you have any questions. There is an excess of between £750 and £2000 in the event of any damage to the vehicle. This amount is set by the insurer and is dependant on driver age, convictions, claims and country of issue (for a UK driver with a clean license it will be £750).

Full breakdown cover is also included – details are in the Campervan.

  • Take to Festivals: Yes
  • Smoking Policy: No Smoking, please.
  • European Travel: Permitted
  • London Low Emission Zone: Compliant

Travelling with Children

Louie is suitable for travelling with children.

Pet Policy

We have a ‘don’t ask don’t tell’ policy with pets. In other words we’re happy for you to take your dog as long as you bring it back in a condition that we never would have known!

European Travel

Yes you can take Louie outside the UK. Breakdown and insurance for European travel are included in the standard booking cost. Please note European travel include Republic of Ireland and the EU27. For other countries, please get in touch before you book and provide us with the dates, vehicle and countries to be visited.
Get in touch for a quote.

Mileage Limits

  • Full Price High Season – unlimited mileage
  • All other seasons and discounted bookings:
    • 200 miles per day
    • and then20 pence per mile
This will mean the vast majority of customers won't be charge any extra.

Driving Notes:

Please bear in mind the age, size and cruising speed of the vehicle when planning your journey. Some older and/or larger vehicles travel much more slowly than what you might be used to.
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Note: Dates subject to change without warning

Note: The hire of this vehicle is arranged by Quirky Campers ltd acting as the agent on behalf of Louie's owners. We make every effort to ensure that all the vehicles listed with us are of a high standard but cannot guarantee the condition of the vehicle. If you experience any problems please notify us as soon as possible.