London is a beautiful city, but, as I’m sure you’ll agree, it has one big flaw: there aren’t enough caravans randomly placed on rooftops. Thankfully, Bailey of Bristol has decided to fix this, by placing one on a roof opposite St Paul’s Cathedral.

Plonked on top of One New Change (why do new high rise buildings always have word-salad names like that?), the caravan is there to promote the outdoors and holidays in Britain. Apparently, as the pandemic has droned on since March 2020, caravans have seen a boom in purchases, with people clamouring to have a holiday that allows them to be both isolated and free of covid restrictions.

Caravans have seen a boom in purchases, with people clambering to have a holiday that allows them to be both isolated and free of covid restrictions

Naturally, companies like Bailey of Bristol have wanted to capitalise on this, and so the caravan-on-a-roof stunt was born. Nick Howard, Managing Director of Bailey of Bristol, commented “Craning the caravan onto a London rooftop has been a great way to celebrate an exceptionally busy and challenging year.”

A number of celebrities and athletes have cropped up at the site to promote the occasion too...

A number of celebrities and athletes have cropped up at the site to promote the occasion too, including Matt Allwright (presenter of Rogue Traders) and Peter Shilton (off of 90s football). Some of these will be staying over in the caravan (presumably with a ready meal lasagna to pop in the microwave), with a view of the cathedral at night.

The caravan in question is the Bailey Unicorn V, which has been redesigned for 2022, and inside features a touchscreen control panel, USB sockets, a fridge freezer, microwave, state of the art heating, and other amenities. Stylish.

Whilst the higher end Unicorn series is normally the companies’ best selling model, since the start of the pandemic the cheaper Phoenix series has sold the best, presumably due to more interest from younger families and buyers.

Inside features a touchscreen control panel, USB sockets, a fridge freezer, microwave, state of the art heating, and other amenities...

The caravan on the roof is certainly a weird novelty, but it’s a pretty cool way to advertise the world of caravanning to new comers. There’s no word on how the caravan will be coming down, but presumably it won’t be fired into the distance like an episode of Top Gear.


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