An airport paving the way
As your gateway to unforgettable destinations since 1930, London Gatwick has all things travel down to a tee.
As the second largest airport in the UK, being helpful is just one of the things you should expect, it’s also the airport with the most connections to and from other UK regions, and with its very own junction on the M23 motorway, Gatwick is known as one of the best connected areas in the UK.
The fun doesn’t stop there, this London-based gateway is the first Family Friendly accredited airport with dedicated assistance, family security lanes and kid zones. With the easy access, 346 check-in desks and 69 self-service kiosks, getting through departures and starting your family holiday will be an absolute breeze.
It’s no wonder Gatwick is the eighth busiest airport in the whole of Europe!
If you consider yourself a history buff or aviation enthusiast, you’ll be in your element with the Gatwick Aviation Museum situated to the northwest of the airfield.
The museum is a time capsule of original items and photographs. You’ll learn all about how the airport has set the world record for flying 44 million passengers to their chosen destination using just one runway – despite having two.
Big tour operators waiting for you
You’ll find the UK’s major tour operators ready and waiting to take you to your favourite summer holiday destinations.
Fly high in the sky with TUI or prepare to feel that warm holiday air hit you when you step off your Monarch flight – just two of the largest airlines operating at Gatwick.
Let your imagination run wild, you’ll find cheap holidays from London Gatwick, All Inclusive breaks and last minute escapes – no matter how you like to holiday, Gatwick has you covered.
In fact, this trusty airport flew to more destinations in 2016 than any other UK airport. Just picture yourself wandering through the painted roof tops of Santorini or head to the party island of Ibiza – with 74 countries to explore, the hardest part will be where to start.
If you can’t contain your excitement, you have the opportunity to upgrade your airport experience with premium Gatwick, say goodbye to waiting in security lines.
Make those hours fly by
How could you possibly refuse 20% off high street prices? Arriving in your terminal has never been more thrilling with brands such as Hugo Boss, Super Dry, Victoria Secret and Harrods right at your fingertips.
Did someone say free beauty services? At World Duty Free you’ll leave feeling like a million dollars with a free makeover. And, if you want to find out what else this huge airport offers, have a quick read of the Shop & Eat Guide magazine.
A word to the wise, don’t eat before you come to the airport – treat yourself to a tasty Nando’s, or favourites Jamie’s Italian, Wetherspoons and Wagamama’s are there to please.
The facilities are top-notch with mobility assistance, help points and 90 minutes of free Wi-Fi. You can download your holiday tunes with the super speedy internet and if it’s not long enough, you can check out several price plans. It’s the perfect excuse to search for your future All Inclusive holidays from London Gatwick Airport.
And possibly the most useful perk of all – don’t worry if the device you’re planning on using on the plane dies, there are charging stations dotted all over the place.
If that wasn’t enough, you’ll find five different airport lounges across the North and South terminals. Each lounge will bring something different, features range from free Wi-Fi to complementary food and drinks and unlimited use of TVs, iMacs and PlayStations.
It’s a great way to escape the hustle and bustle, catch up on some work or simply sit back and enjoy.
How to get to and from London Gatwick Airport
Starting even last minute holidays from London Gatwick couldn’t be simpler, especially with a quarter of the entire UK population living only one hour away.
If you’re coming from London city centre, you’ll be happy to know it takes just 30 minutes to get to the airport by train. After all, Gatwick was the world’s first airport to have a dedicated railway station with a direct mainline train link. If you plan on staying overnight before your holiday adventure, you have the perfect excuse to visit London’s highlights.
Taking the car? It’s important to know which terminal you’re flying from, so if you’re flying with an airline such as TUI you’ll need to head for the North Terminal, the postcode is RH6 0PJ. If you’re heading to the South Terminal you’ll need to pop RH6 0NP in the sat-nav.
Once you’ve arrived, leave your car in expert hands with Gatwick’s Valet Parking and get easy access to the terminal, with no waiting for buses and secure 24-hour CCTV and patrols – its first class service. Or choose from premium, long stay and short stay options, leaving you only a short shuttle bus away from the terminal doors.
You’ll find frequent coach services connect with more than 400 UK towns and cities, most are wheelchair accessible. We recommend booking at least 36 hours before travel to secure your place.
London Gatwick work with the National Express services to ensure flexible and first-class travel. It’s never been easier for cyclists either – simply head for National Cycle Route 21 which will take you right past the South Terminal and the transit to North Terminal.
Take advantage of the location
It doesn’t get closer to the airport than staying in YotelAir or BLOC, you’ll find 4* rooms situated in the South Terminal. Whether you need a quick kip, a place to work or have a late or early flight, you’re just a step out the door away from check in.
It doesn’t get more convenient – or comfortable – than a stay at the Hilton, Premier Inn or any of the several other hotels a matter of feet from the terminals.
You don’t have to stay on the airport grounds, venture out and stay in one of the nearby B&Bs and hotels giving you easier access to the city centre. There’s hotels for all kinds of budgets and personalities, just take your pick!