Gatwick Airport is the second busiest airport in the UK after London Heathrow. It is estimated that more than 35 million travellers a year arrive and depart from this travel centre alone. Gatwick has two terminals – North and South and flies to destinations all over the world, including Las Vegas, New York, Vancouver, Mexico, many European destinations, India, Dubai, China and many more beautiful countries.
Where is Gatwick Airport located?
Gatwick Airport is located near Crawley, in the county of Sussex, South East England. Gatwick is 29.5 miles south of Central London and is close to Surrey. Gatwick is easily accessible from Junction 7 of the M25, meaning it is well connected with the UK’s extensive motorway network. Gatwick is roughly an hour drive from the Beckenham and Bromley area and is around a 45-minute drive from East Croydon.
What is the history of Gatwick Airport?
Gatwick has a vast history, it opened in the 1920’s and was used as an aerodrome. In 1933 the airport was transitioned into a commercial airport. In 1956 Gatwick was closed for a £7.8million renovation, two years later the new Gatwick was reopened by the Queen, becoming the world’s first airport with a dedicated direct railway link. At this point Gatwick was made up of just one terminal, later after a runway expansion work began on creating a second North terminal which was completed in 1984. Ever since Gatwick has gone from strength to strength with new operators and destinations joining year on year, most notably Emirates in 2012.
What is the best way to get to Gatwick Airport?
Of course, the best way to get to Gatwick is by using our dedicated minicab service! We have over 40 years’ experience when it comes to airport transfers and offer a prompt, reliable and professional service for family holidays, business trips, group trips and couples retreats. For Gatwick Airport transfer prices click here.
Other travel options include the Gatwick Express train, Thameslink train, by car, coach or bus.
Where can you stay nearby to Gatwick Airport?
Gatwick has plenty of hotels a short walk from its terminals. There’s a Premier Inn, a Hilton and a Holiday Inn close by. As well as luxurious options like Hotel Sofitel and Hampton Hilton if you want to get your holiday off to a grand start.
What celebrities might you spot at Gatwick Airport?
The Pope, the Queen, JFK and George Michael have all been known to grace the corridors of Gatwick. However, in recent years you’re much more likely to run into the cast of Made in Chelsea or Katie Price who lives nearby.
What food, drink and shopping options are available?
Gatwick Airport has a whole host of eating and drinking options to keep you fed and watered as you wait for your flight. With a huge range of restaurants to suit all budgets and tastes you can pick from Nandos, or Caviar, whichever you prefer!
Gatwick Airport has shops covered too, if you’re after designer options Harrods is your go-to place but Gatwick also has high street stores too, such as Boots for your last-minute toiletries and Next in case you forget your bikini!
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