Gatwick Airport or London Gatwick Airport is located near the town of Crawley in East Sussex and serves southern England. The airport is mostly used by charter and budget airlines that operate flights worldwide. It is the 2nd busiest airport in the UK with over 33 million passengers passing through each year. If you have car hire at Gatwick Airport, the town of Crawley is just 5 km away and the city of London is easily accessible within 90 minutes.
Gatwick Airport has 2 terminals, north and south terminal that are connected by a monorail system. The airport has the world’s largest air passenger bridge at north terminal. There are lots of facilities at the airports for passengers including numerous executive lounges and business centres. There are also hotels onsite, including a ‘capsule hotel’. For all your money services, there are ATMs and currency exchange desks at both terminals. If you want to check your emails, there are internet desks and a Wi-Fi service. Other facilities include a chapel, a children’s play area and a games centre. The airport has plenty of shopping options for you, including fashion at Ted Baker and Monsoon. You can buy gifts at Harrods and shop for bargains at World Duty Free as well as buying your journey essentials at WHSmith. When you feel hungry there are over 20 food outlets to pick from. You can have fine seafood at Caviar House or coffee and a pastry at Cafe Rouge. For something more substantial, head for Giraffe or The Globe Freehouse for English pub style food.
The town of Crawley is a short drive away and there is plenty of shopping or you could just enjoy Tilgate Park and the Buchan Country Park. With car hire from Gatwick Airport you could also spend a day out at the historic and pretty towns of East Grinstead and Arundel. Brighton is a cosmopolitan seaside town in Sussex, known for its beaches and pier. You can visit the incredible Brighton Pavilion and go shopping for those unique gifts at The Lanes. For animal lovers there is the Sealife Centre or find out a little history at Brighton Museum and Art Gallery. The city of London has numerous famous landmarks for you to explore including Big Ben, the Houses of Parliament and Tower Bridge. You can take a trip on the London Eye for spectacular views and afterwards visit Buckingham Palace.