London Gatwick Airport (LGW)
Currently London's number two airport after Heathrow, Gatwick Airport (LGW) is just 48 km / 30 miles south of the centre of London, in West Sussex. Close to both Crawley and Horley, London Gatwick Airport features just one runway, which serves more than 35 million passengers annually and around 200 different world-wide destinations.
Gatwick Airport is amongst the busiest and largest single-runway airports in Europe, with almost 300,000 aircraft movements and London flights each year. Gatwick's two terminals are known as the North and South terminals and are home to many major airlines, such as British Airways, First Choice Airways, easyJet, Monarch Airlines, Thomsonfly and Virgin Atlantic.
Gatwick Airport is close to central London, being connected by the M23 and M25 motorways, and is also just a short drive from Brighton, Clapham, Croydon, Dorking and Tunbridge Wells. High-speed Gatwick Express trains connect the airport and London Victoria station in a mere 30 minutes, while taxis operated by 'Checker Cars' and car rental are available as well.
About London Tourism
The city of London is the famous capital of England and home to many truly world-class sights. London's iconic London Eye is amongst the city's premier attractions and is an enormous wheel which rotates slowly and offers breathtaking views across the city centre, and even aerial glimpses of Buckingham Palace, the Queen of England's official residence.
Wherever you choose to stay in the capital, it is unlikely to be cheap. Tourists should always try to find a hotel close to a prominent tube station, with a good choice of reasonably priced accommodation surrounding Hyde Park, along Bayswater Road (convenient for Marble Arch and Lancaster Gate stations) and Kensington Road (near Knightsbridge and Hyde Park Corner). Businessmen staying in the city generally favour swanky London apartments in the Docklands, where views of the River Thames and Canary Wharf come at a price.
Those flying into Gatwick Airport (LGW) will find a wealth of treasures within nearby London and around the area. Try to make time to visit the British Museum, Kew Gardens, Madame Tussaud's Waxworks, the National Gallery, St. Paul's Cathedral, the Tower of London, Westminster Abbey, Windsor Castle and London Zoo, which is situated in Regent's Park, on the north-western side of the city.
London Gatwick Airport (LGW):|
|Address: Airport Way, Crawley, West Sussex, RH6 0NP, England, UK|
|Airport Code: LGW
Tel: +44 (0)870 000 2468
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