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Gatwick Airport Destinations

There’s definitely something special about London. An iconic capital city which has captured the public imagination for centuries, it has an amazing mix of mainstream and alternative attractions.

For instance, Greenwich is known for the iconic Royal Observatory, but there’s lots more to the area than meets the eye, such as the antique-packed General Market and the lesser-known corners of Greenwich such as the General Market and Charlton House, a Jacobean mansion with a riveting history.

And if you’re a fan of the more horrible side of history, don’t miss the Old Operating Theatre within St. Thomas' Church, where you’ll step inside the macabre world of Victorian medicine. The original operating theatre here still has its original wooden operating table and some pretty scary surgical instruments.

Meanwhile, at the London Mithraeum, you can head underneath the city to a secret Roman temple created for the cult of Mithras – there are lots of mysterious chambers here where mystical rituals occurred.

Furthermore, another leftfield attraction is God's Own Junkyard, a unique arts space in Walthamstow art space packed with everything from retro street signs to religious iconography. And you can also get creative at Drink, Shop & Do, a Kings Cross concept store where you can take part in arty workshops, browse exhibitions, or just have a good rake around for vintage pieces and craft bargains.

Alternatively, if you want something a little more mainstream, watch the Changing of the Guard at Buckingham Palace, with all the pomp and ceremony of a brass band, the Household Cavalry and the Foot Guards.

London’s no slouch when it comes to cuisine either. And one place foodies adore is Borough Market, which is a paradise for unusual cheeses, local delicacies and flavours from all across the world.

Gatwick Airport destinations list

You can catch a flight from Gatwick to some of the world’s most popular locations. Let’s take a look at some recommendations below.

Gatwick Airport
Gatwick Airport

London Gatwick Airport UK destinations

Need to sort out flights to elsewhere in the UK? The good news is, LGW flies to lots of different UK destinations. You can cosy up in Aberdeen, see the Titanic museum inBelfast and enjoy Edinburgh’svolcanic beauty and rich history. You can also fly to buzzing Glasgow, visit Kirkwall in Britain’s far north, or head down to Newquay for sunshine and surfing vibes.

London Gatwick Airport Europe destinations

Fancy venturing to the continent from LGW? You can fly from this famous London air hub to catch some rays and culture in Madrid, get up close to iconic historic sites in Rome, or sample delicious egg tarts in Lisbon. Vienna’s music and architecture are always an attraction, Stockholm oozes Scandinavian charm, and Mallorca is ideal for a sunshine break.

London Gatwick UK global destinations

How about jetting further afield? LGW is also a launchpad for great global destinations like Accra, Algiers, Banjul, Casablanca, Cape Town, Entebbe, Amritsar, and Kolkata.

Where are the best places to fly from London Gatwick Airport?

  • Choose Paris to immerse yourself in one of the world’s most romantic, cultured cities.You can see the always impressive Eiffel Tower, stroll around the Louvre and take in the mind-blowing art, including the small yet perfectly formed Mona Lisa. Meanwhile, Jardin duLuxembourg is a gorgeous green space in the heart of the city, Moulin Rouge is famous for its can-can dancers, and famous figures like rock legend Jim Morrison and master of pithy one-liners Oscar Wilde are buried in Pere Lachaise cemetery.
  • Choose Dublin for the best craic in the world and nights out you’ll never forget.At Trinity College, you can see the Book of Kells, at the Guiness Storehouse, you’ll learn how the black stuff is made (and enjoy a perfectly-poured pint with panoramic city views, and at Dublin Castle you can learn all about this former hub of Irish, English and British authorities. When you want to unwind, head to Grafton street and when it’s time to unwind all the way, set your radar for Temple Bar.
  • Choose Copenhagenfor a pristine clean, endlessly creative capital, complete with its enchanting Little Mermaid statue, fun galore at Tivoli Gardens (one of the world’s original theme parks) and Nyhavn, the picture postcard harbour area (perfect for people-watching). Don’t forget Christianborg Palace,the official pad of the Danish Royal Family,and take a canal tour where you relax with dinner and drinks while seeing the city from an entirely new angle.
  • Choose Marseille to soak up the buzzy atmosphere of a characterful old port town,where you’ll find a plethora of welcoming shops, cafes and restaurants. If you’re feeling fit, climb to the top of Notre-Dame de la Garde basilica for breath taking panoramic city views, and explore the narrow streets, hidden alleyways and unique shops of Quartier du Panier, Marseille'soldest neighborhood.
Gatwick Airport
Gatwick Airport

From London to the world

  • Choose Melbourne if you like a delightful Down Under mix of culture and nature.At St. Kilda beach, you can enjoy the scenery, hop on amusement park rides and simply relax in the many cafes and restaurants. And Federation Square's Cultural Hub is the beating heart of culture in Melbourne– it’s a lively public space which hosts live music gigs, life-affirming art exhibitions and all manner of cultural happenings. There’s also fun to be found in Melbourne’s Laneways, which host cute cafes, hip bars and cool independent stores.
  • Choose Cebu for eye-popping natural attractions and captivating history. Bantayan Island's Pristine Beaches are the perfect location to relax amidst crystalline waters and powder sand beaches, while Kawasan Falls is a paradisaical waterfall hidden in lush tropical greenery. And Cebu City’s historical Fort San Pedro is a pulse-racing 16th century Spanish citadel which boasts the famous religious icon, Magellan’s Cross.
  • Choose Tokyo for a mind-bogglingly busy city where ancient traditions blend with cutting-edge tech and cultural influences from all around the world. At Meiji Jingu Shrine, you’ll find your own Zen moment, while Harajuku district is packed with pop culture funk.

Which airlines fly out of London Gatwick Airport?

Gatwick Airport is a hub for lots of different airlines. There’s Aer Lingus, Aegean Airlines, Air Arabia Maric, Air Baltic, and Air China for starters. Then you’ve got Air Europa, Air France, Air India, Air Malta, Air Mauritius and Air Transat, as well as British Airways, easyJet, Emirates and Jet2. But that’s not all, because Lufthansa, Norwegian Air and Quatar Airways also fly out of LGW.

Gatwick Airport
Gatwick Airport

How can I hire a car at London Gatwick Airport?

Hiring a car at LGW is easy, especially if you use Enjoy Travel. To search and book, simply use the same site you’re on right now (or use the mobile app) and you’ll easily see available car options from top partner providers for your chosen dates/vehicle type.

It works the same way for LGW as every other airport in the world: just pop in your dates, pick-up and drop-off locations, then once you’re happy with your choice, (securely) enter your personal info to complete your booking.

Payment options include debit cards, credit cards and payment gateways, and once everything’s processed and taken care of, you’ll get a confirmation email with the full rental agreement and collection instructions included (car rental counters at LGW are clearly marked and once you present your booking agreement and ID, you’ll be on your way).

As you can see, London Gatwick Airport is a well-appointed gateway to the rest of the world. And while you’re waiting for your flight to sunnier (or snowier) climes, the facilities make your pre-flight experience all the more pleasant. For instance, LGW has a wide variety of shops and restaurants and there’s something to suit every traveller. In the North Terminal, you can melt your credit card with high-end brands like Gucci, Prada, and Dior, as well as high street favourites like Boots and JD Sports. There's also a decent selection of restaurants, like Wagamama, Shake Shack, and good old Wetherspoons.

Meanwhile, South Terminal has a similar offering, but boasts Gatwick’s sole Harrods shop, as well as a wider variety of duty free shops and lots of spas and beauty salons for last-minute pampering.

So there you have it, everything you ever wanted to know about Gatwick Airport destinations and a whole lot more. Wherever you’re flying off to, have a safe and fun time!

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