London Gatwick airport is located in West Sussex, about 30 miles south of the United Kingdom’s capital. Brighton is also the same distance away south, while Royal Turnbridge Wells is not farther east. London Brighton motorway (route A23) is just nearby. Two airport terminals are able to process dozens of millions of passengers every year.
The airport was opened in the fifties of the last century. At the beginning, it needed only one terminal, but due to the growing traffic, a second one was opened in 1983. Now London Gatwick is the second busiest London airport (first being Heathrow) and one of the busiest airports in the whole England.
Terminal amenities include a wide variety of restaurants and high-quality clothing stores, a bookstore, arcade parlor and the exchange. Upper-class waiting rooms were constructed for demanding passengers who value more comfort, and there’s also a fully equipped conference room with Wi-Fi access for travelling businessmen.
Both terminals have their own taxi stops. Convenient road connection makes travelling around the whole United Kingdom easy – you can get not only to Central London, but also to M25 motorway which connects with all major roads in England. There are long and short-stop car parks for passengers preferring to travel in their own vehicle.
What should you do when your flight is delayed? You do not have to aimlessly wander around the airport. We recommend visiting one of the greatest UK landmarks, located just a few miles away – Widnsor, a castle from 11th century, built by William the Conqueror. A quick trip to Stonehenge – which needs no introduction – is also a worthwhile adventure.