Where to stay for the 2021 British Grand Prix

The best accommodation near Silverstone – including Milton Keynes and Northampton – for the 2021 British Grand Prix on July 16-18.


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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. Some fans even stay in London 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 pop up country pubs, 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.

  • 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 2018 British Grand Prix is priced at £85 for adults and £25 for children. You’ll need to bring your own tent. It costs extra if you want to bring your vehicle or a motor home. Pre-erected tents are available here from Pillow, or you can ‘glamp’ with Hotel Bell Tent.
  • Whittlebury Park is another good campground near Silverstone that’s home to the F1 Racing Fan Village with events, special appearances and giveaways.
  • 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. Priced from £380 per night.

Other places to stay near Silverstone

YHA Milton Keynes

  • Converted farmhouse in pretty surroundings
  • A bunk bed in single-sex dormitory costs £25 per night
  • Centrally located in Milton Keynes, 15 miles (24km) from Silverstone

Holiday Inn Express Milton Keynes

  • 13 miles (21km) from Silverstone
  • Close to M1 motorway
  • Double room from £150 per night including continental breakfast

Peartree Lodge Waterside

  • A well rated choice around 12 miles (20km) from Silverstone
  • Peaceful location just outside Milton Keynes
  • Double/twin room from £190 per night

Saracens Head

  • 400 year old inn in Towcester
  • Classic en-suite rooms with WiFi
  • Just five miles from the track
  • Double room from £235 GBP per night

Holiday Inn Northampton

  • 12 miles (20km) from Silverstone
  • Nice riverside setting, free onsite parking
  • Double room from £300 per night

Luton Hoo Hotel & Spa

  • Five star country house hotel with riverside views
  • 10 minutes drive from Luton airport and 1 hour on the M1 motorway from Silverstone
  • Deluxe double from £310 per night

Stay in London

There are both bus and train services 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. Megabus runs a daily service to Silverstone from London Victoria station which departs at 07:30, costing around £50 return; more details in Getting There & Around.

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

6 thoughts on “Where to stay for the 2021 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?

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