Located in the South East England, Gatwick Airport is not only the second biggest airport in London but also the second busiest in terms of total passenger traffic after Heathrow. The airport is base for scheduled airlines British Airways, Aer Lingus, EasyJet, Monarch Airlines, Virgin Atlantic and Norwegian Air Shuttle. The airport is also the base for several charter operators like Thomas Cook Airlines. Several Park and Fly Hotels Gatwick Airport operate regular shuttle buses to and from the airport.
A hub for British Airways, Gatwick Airport is considered unique since it represents all the three airline business models of full service, low-no frills and charter. Your Gatwick Airport hotels like Holiday Inn Express Gatwick – Crawley are quite conveniently located and easy to reach for people travelling to this corner of England.
Reasons to Choose Gatwick Airport
London Gatwick is a highly popular airport amongst travellers to and from Europe. The airport has facilities like play areas for children, specialized lounges for business travellers and facilities for baby changing and feeding.
In 2013, the airport also introduced a free flight connection service called Gatwick Connect. The idea is to assist passengers in changing flights. The service is for passengers whose airlines do not provide full flight connection service. Passengers who have already checked in online can confirm their details or leave their bags for onwards flights at a Gatwick Connect desk in the baggage reclaim hall in each terminal. The service is available to passengers of certain specific airlines. The airport also has a conference and a business centre besides multi faith prayer and counselling rooms.
Greenery and Woodland
Gatwick is appropriately located near Crawley, West Sussex offering tourists or visitors a chance to explore the scenic beauty and the vast woodland in the nearby areas. People can explore the Tilgate Park, Buchan Country Park and many more green areas to get an enchanting view of various animals and birds. The Surrey and Sussex Crematorium is also set over 13 acres of tranquil gardens.
Sports and Leisure Centre
Sports lovers get a chance to see the famous Crawley Town Football Club play. The team is Crawley’s main football team that plays in the League One, the third tier of league football in England. Another attractive destination for people staying in Gatwick Airport hotels is the K2 Leisure Centre Crawley. The centre offer several activities for kids and elders alike besides housing a huge swimming pool which is only Olympic sized swimming pool in the region.
Museum and Theatre
Also easily accessible is the Crawley Museum, based in Goffs Park which displays a wide range of Stone Age and Bronze Age artefacts. For people who love music and theatre, Crawley houses some great diverse and lively performances at the Hawth Theatre.
Besides these attractions around Surrey hotels, one can also travel a bit further and visit the various attractions in Central London. Your Gatwick Airport hotels can aptly guide you about the places to visit and the routes to take.
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