Where to Stay for the 2024 British Grand Prix

The best accommodation near Silverstone for the 2024 British Grand Prix on July 5-7, including trackside camping and where to stay in Milton Keynes and Northampton.

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With one of the few truly rural locations on the F1 calendar, accommodation close to Silverstone gets booked up extremely quickly in advance of the British Grand Prix. Accommodation in the nearest towns of Towcester and Buckingham fills up quickly, though there is more on offer in the larger nearby centers of Northampton and Milton Keynes – the latter is our recommended place to stay for the weekend. Some fans even stay in London, Oxford or Birmingham, where you’ll find more options and better value, but with the drawback of a longer commute to and from the circuit.

British Grand Prix Camping

Camping with your fellow fans next to the track is one of the most immersive and fun ways to enjoy a weekend at the British Grand Prix. The camping options at Silverstone are excellent these days, resembling more of a music festival with, late-night discos and food trucks aplenty. You can opt for a smart pre-erected tent or mobile home, or a simple pitch where you bring your own kit. Check the location of popular campsites near Silverstone.

  • Three official campsites are offered by the promoter for the 2024 British Grand Prix. Tickets went on sale last September and most affordable pitches are already sold out.
  • Silverstone Woodlands is the closest campground to the track. You can choose from “family” or “lively”zones, both of which have very good toilet and bathroom facilities  plus places to buy food and drink. Full weekend access (from Wednesday!) to the Woodlands campsite for the 2024 British Grand Prix is priced at £139 for adults (16+) and £59 for children. Pre-erected and glamping tents are also available. It costs extra if you want to bring your vehicle or a motor home.
  • Whittlebury Park is another good campground near Silverstone, close to the Copse and Becketts zones. IntentsGP offers pre-erected tents within the Whittlebury Park campsite and has also expanded its offer in 2024 to include VIP glamping tents.
  • Suitehuts @ Silverstone occupy the middle ground between hotel and camping just a few minutes’ walk from the circuit gates. Standard or deluxe versions of the huts are available, both with ensuite bathroom.
  • Learn More: 2024 European F1 Camping Guide

Stay in Milton Keynes for the 2024 British GP

The largest town in Buckinghamshire is a great base for the British Grand Prix. Only about 15 miles (24km) from Silverstone, Milton Keynes is also well connected by direct trains from London. There are also shuttle buses from the train station in Milton Keynes to Silverstone. The city centre is the best place to stay in Milton Keynes, as you’ll be close to both the train station and also plenty of shopping, nightlife and restauarants.

Recommended hotels in Milton Keynes:

Stay in Northampton for the 2024 British GP

Closer to the circuit than Milton Keynes but less lively, Northampton is another popular base for the British Grand Prix. The city is also served by trains from London, and has shuttle buses to the circuit on race weekend.  

Recommended hotels in Northampton:

Stay in London for the 2024 British GP

Bus and train services are available from central London to Silverstone on Grand Prix weekend, so it is worth considering staying in the capital, which has a much better selection of accommodation. Note that the transfer time from London to Silverstone is at least 2 hours each way. If you decide to stay in London, it’s a good idea to be close to Euston Station, which has fast connections to the closest large stations to the circuit, Milton Keynes and Northampton. More details in Getting There & Around.

Where do you stay for the British Grand Prix? Leave a comment below.

8 thoughts on “Where to Stay for the 2024 British Grand Prix”

  1. Reuben Freeman

    Hi, I’m an F1 fan in Northamptonshire about 11 miles from the circuit/ 5 miles from Northampton and I don’t mind putting some fans up at my house for the 2018 event from mid week through to Sunday. I have a double and a single room I can let people stay in and won’t be charging anywhere near the hotel/b&b prices. If anyone is interested please get in touch on 07821053099

    1. Hayden Richmond

      Hi Reuben,
      I may be a bit late on asking this so just wondered if your room was available from the Fri to Monday? Please let me know as soon as possible as I would be flying from Australia and not booked my flights or tickets yet.

  2. Leon van Gasteren

    Is it neccessary to book your Campingplace (woodlands/whittlebury) in advance? Or can we pay at the entrance?

  3. I’ve just booked for 2024. Unfortunately, I have a tendency to be late to the party every year with many hotels sold out or charging exorbitant rates.

    My 2024 is a little unusual. Travelling from the north, I have easy train access to Coventry, where I will be staying from Friday to Monday. My hotel is close to the central bus station, where I will get a National Express coach to and from the circuit each day, with the journey taking around an hour.

    Staying in Coventry, I was able to find a reasonably priced hotel room. While the coach travel wasn’t the cheapest at £20 per leg (£40 a day) it isn’t unreasonable and still worked cheaper than staying in Milton Keynes or Northampton.

    Of course, being at the mercy of public transport means I may not be able to stick around for the concerts but I’m okay with that. For those of us who can’t camp or drive I think I’ve crafted a decent little plan.

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