Gatwick is the “other” main London airport and is situated about 28 miles south of London. There are two terminals at Gatwick: North and South. Each Terminal has lounges, cash machines, commission free currency exchange, family facilities, restaurants, shops, internet access, lost property, luggage storage, meeting rooms, public telephones and fax machines. Transferring between terminals is a breeze, using the new 24 hr shuttle service. This is a creature comfort not to be ignored when traveling.
If you are renting a car from Gatwick, here is a list of the agencies that serve the terminals. Hertz, Avis, Europcar, National, Alamo, Enterprise, Dollar and last but not least Thrifty. Car rental locations can be found on level 5 of the short stay car park. (As part of Gatwick’s 1 billion Euro investment program they are transforming the North Terminal, including building an extra car park and a new car rental facility, which should be ready for April 2011 and will offer a more convenient location with direct access to the terminal.)
If you have time before you start your journey, here are some places you might consider visiting that are all within distance of Gatwick. Archway Theatre (located in the Arches at Horley). This “little theatre” has only 95 seats!! It presents 10 productions per year and has a youth workshop. The Hawth (Crawley) is a happening arts venue putting on a diverse mix of theatre, dance, music, comedy, concerts, films and exhibitors. Crawley Museum Center is a small museum inside an attractive mansion that displays Crawley’s history from the Bronze Age to the town it is today. Gatwick Aviation Museum houses an impressive collection of British Aircraft. Lingfield Park Racecourse (home to the prestigious Derby Trial and located in the beautiful Surrey countryside.
This is a site to behold and well-worth the travel time. The country side is beckons a traveler to enjoy a picnic by the wayside or simply walk to enjoy the views. Whatever you decide to do, you will not regret for a moment visiting the Hawth, Lingfield Park and the Surrey countryside especially on a beautiful summer’s day.
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