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Gatwick Airport Services

Shopping and Leisure

With a huge selection of great shops, for you to purchase those last minute essentials or save on high street brands, both Gatwick’s North and South Terminal’s provide you with some wonderful retail therapy, to truly get into the holiday spirit.

Great High Street Brands such as:

  • All Saints
  • Hugo Boss
  • Fat Face
  • Accessorize
  • Superdry
  • Monsoon
  • Rayban
  • JD Sports
  • Jo Malone
  • Kurt Geiger
  • Lacoste
  • Mango

All your beauty needs :

  • Boots
  • Jo Malone
  • Rituals

Books, Magazines, Newspapers & More:

  • WHSmith / WHSmith Books
  • The London News Company

Travel essentials, electronics & souvenirs:

  • Dixons Travel
  • Glorious Britain
  • Harrods

Money / Currency Exchange:

  • Travelex
  • Money Corp

Duty Free Shopping

From perfumes & cosmetics to giant Toblerone’s & tobacco, fine malt whiskeys to jewellery & watches – The duty free shops have it all, and what’s more – it’s tax free!

Also on offer at Gatwick Airport is the new Shop and Drop Service.

  • Purchase items in store
  • Tell staff you are using shop and drop
  • The shop will keep your purchases safely stored for you
  • On your return, show your receipts and pick up those all-important post-holiday goodies.

Customs & Allowances

Each country has its own customs rules, prohibited items, and allowances. Be sure to check on the official Gatwick Airport Website what they are before you buy, or fly.

Airport Lounges

For those wishing to relax away from the hustle and bustle of the terminals, the airport lounges on offer at Gatwick Airport are not to be missed.

• The No1 lounges available within both South and North can be booked here:

• Servisair Executive Lounges, can be booked following this link:

Your airline may also provide lounges for their customers, so contact them separately.


Whether you’re looking for a just a coffee:

  • Starbucks
  • Café Nerro
  • Costa Coffee

A light snack:

  • M&S Simply Food
  • EAT
  • Metro Café Bar

Or a full meal:

  • Garfunkels
  • Brassiere Chez Gerard
  • Yo Sushi

Both the North and South terminals Gatwick can cater to all needs. Be sure to remember all liquids bought before security cannot be carried through.

A comprehensive guide to all shops and eateries available can be found here:

Special Assistance

London Gatwick endeavours to provide for all those travellers who are in need of a little extra help. Whether it’s getting around the terminals, disabled toilet facilities or specially designed, reserved seating available in check-in-areas, the airport has it all on offer.
There are also help points set up in both the North and South Terminals, which provide free special assistance getting to and from the car parks, baggage reclaim halls and for routes to terminals requiring long walking periods.

For general information and how Gatwick Airport can help with special needs assistance.
Call +44 (0)870 000 2468

Charitable agency, Travel-Care also offers advice and support, for those needing extra help and can be found in the South Terminal.
Opening hrs :
9am-5pm Monday-Friday
9am-4pm Saturday and Sunday
Call +44 (0)1293 504283

Ace Parkings valet car parking is also perfect for those who do not need the extra legwork of getting to and from their Gatwick Airport car parking. They will simply pick up your car, from you, outside departures at the airport, and deliver it straight back to you upon your arrival back to the UK.

Hotels near the airport

There is a wide selection of places to rest your head near the airport including some within the terminal buildings. Some provide shuttle services, others requiring short travel by car or train.

For those looking for a more luxurious stay with the added bonus of being directly linked by monorail from the airport try:

For those on more of a tighter budget try: hotels?gclid=CNOTkY7lybMCFU3HtAoddHEAMQ

Or if you prefer someone else to do the searching try this popular tool on the Gatwick Airport official site:

Luggage Storage

This service is available from The Avenue in the North Terminal and Arrivals area in the South Terminal.
There is a charge of £8.00 per item per 24 hours (or part thereof). The luggage service is operated by the Excess Baggage Company details of which can be found here:
For all calls telephone: +44 (0)1293 569900
All email enquiries to : [email protected]
They also provide other services including

  • A selection of travel accessories
  • Baggage shipping and forwarding
  • UK luggage and baggage delivery
  • Baggage wrapping
  • Unaccompanied baggage

Please be aware however, that Gatwick Airport does not provide luggage lockers.


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