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London Gatwick Airport is London and England’s second largest and busiest airport serving in excess of 35 million passengers per year to various destinations worldwide, trailing only to Heathrow Airport within the whole of UK.
Although Gatwick Airport is actually 30 miles (47.5 km) south of London it is often called London Gatwick or Gatwick Airport. Gatwick’s closest settlement is in fact the historic town of Crawley, West Sussex, which is just 3.1 miles (5 km) to the south of the airport. If you plan on driving to the airport you will find there are a number of Airport Parking Options available at the airport, or at least close by to Gatwick Airport.
Being outside of London, the surrounding towns of Gatwick Airport provide a lovely change from the busy London streets. The little town of Horsham is a beautiful retreat for those wanting to kill a few hours just relaxing, having a meal or a drink in a more peaceful environment.