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Car hire in Gatwick airport

When you touchdown at Gatwick airport you'll find not only the bustling streets of London, but the traditional towns and classic countryside of England’s south just a short drive away.

Why hire a car at Gatwick airport?

That all-important first mile: driving out of Gatwick airport?

Gatwick airport Q&A

Where are the car hire desks?

You can find the car hire desks near the entrances of the North and South Terminals. If you have booked in advance, you can pick your car up from the lower forecourt road of both terminals.

What should I buy at duty free?

From Hamleys to Harrods, Gatwick boasts the great and the good of London retailers. When it comes to cutting-edge fashion, All Saints will help you look like a local, at reasonable prices.

Are there any cashpoints?

London life can be expensive, so it's just as well there are plenty of ATMs at the airport! You can find cashpoints in the arrivals and departures halls, and at either side of security, in both terminals.

Where's the best place to eat?

With legendary culinary critic Egon Ronay and his team inspecting the airport every month, Gatwick has high gastronomic standards. For a luxury dinner, visit the Caviar House & Prunier after security for fine, freshly prepared seafood. For something a little simpler, visit Garfunkel’s. Established in London over 30 years ago, this restaurant serves up hearty, tasty food to suit any budget.

The secret tip

A range of eateries are scattered throughout the departure lounges in both terminals, but the distance between gates can be quite a stretch. It's best to head to your designated departure spot before tucking into your lunch.

The big draw: Gatwick airport

Distance: 28 miles

Contrary to children's fairytales, the streets of London aren't paved with gold but with heavyweight historical landmarks, show-stopping theatre and more gastronomic treats than any Parisian boulevard. The capital has enough arty and cultural opportunities to satisfy the fussiest of cats in boots.

The big draw: Gatwick airport

Distance: 28 miles

Contrary to children's fairytales, the streets of London aren't paved with gold but with heavyweight historical landmarks, show-stopping theatre and more gastronomic treats than any Parisian boulevard. The capital has enough arty and cultural opportunities to satisfy the fussiest of cats in boots.