It might not have the same name appeal as Heathrow, but Gatwick Airport (LGW) has its own set of charm. If you’re flying through this small airport and want to stay in town a while, you’re in luck. This quaint neighbourhood offers everything you need to unwind and get a feel of the English countryside.
Bring along your walking shoes when you travel through Gatwick, as this area is surrounded by natural wonders.
For starters, don’t miss the Sussex Gardens. The 20th century gardens hang low from archways next to beautiful stone buildings. It’s the perfect place to stretch your legs if you’ve been cramped in coach for a long flight. You may also want to head 3 km west to the Hannah Peschar Sculpture. It’s an odd juxtaposition of a bronze figure resting amongst the vegetation, and it provides some prime photo opportunities. Want to be around people instead of plants? No worries. Head into Crawlet, the closest small town to the airport. This spot features local boutiques as well as a bowling alley, movie theatre, and a number of restaurants ready to serve you some traditional Shepard’s Pie.
Have some left-over munchies? Bring them with you to your Gatwick hotel. Book your hotel in London right here on Expedia.ca so you can find accommodations with all the amenities you crave, like spots with an in-room refrigerator and microwave. You may even want to pick a hotel close to the parks in town for a good walk in the country before heading deeper into the city of London.
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