Thirty miles south of London and near to other towns such as Crawley, Gatwick’s activity is now dominated by its busy international airport, but dates from a 13th century manor house and farm. In the 1920s, an aerodrome took residence in the area, and provided the precursor to decades of aviation-related building.
Visitors to Gatwick are in luck - the town is nestled in an extremely historic and culturally rich area. The countryside of West Sussex is dotted with castles and cathedrals, such as Arundel Castle, and famous residences of the Royals like Hampton Court. Places to enjoy the fresh English air also abound, with the South Downs and New Forest nearby.
Make a retail pit stop at Crawley County Mall for a range of over 90 shops, a bustling (and delicious) food court, and the children’s play area. For something more rustic, the small market town of Horsham also lies nearby and offers a range of charming boutiques vending everything from fashion to uniquely regional gifts.
Transfers to London and beyond are a breeze, with Gatwick Express trains ferrying airport passengers to the London Victoria station every 15 minutes.
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