London Gatwick Airport was opened by Her Majesty The Queen in 1958 and is the second busiest airport in the UK by annual passenger numbers, with only London Heathrow Airport processing more passengers each year.
More than 40 airlines schedule flights out of London Gatwick Airport, with EasyJet, British Airways and Ryanair among the most popular carriers.
In total, you can visit more than 170 destinations in over 60 countries from London Gatwick Airport, with the majority of these journeys being taken by business travellers via low-cost airlines.
Facilities At London Gatwick Airport
London Gatwick Airport has two terminals – North and South – with over 40 shops, bars and restaurants between them, offering plenty of choice for a pre-flight drink or bite to eat.
Free WiFi is available throughout the airport for all passengers, while it also offers excellent facilities for travellers with limited mobility.
London Gatwick Airport sees more than 125,000 passengers each day, with almost one flight per minute landing and taking off from the airport’s single runway during the busiest periods.
Gatwick Airport is situated south of London near Crawley but there is a direct Thameslink train that will you right to our doorstep. The total journey time should be around 51 minutes.
Once you arrive, you should head over to the Gatwick Airport train station which is located in the South Terminal. If you’ve landed in the North Terminal, don’t worry – there is a free shuttle service that will take you to the South Terminal.
From there, your best option is to take the direct Thameslink service to St Pancras International. You can use your Oyster Card or contactless payments to skip the queue and jump straight onto you train to London.
Once you arrive at St Pancras, it’s just a 10 minute walk to the Crescent Hotel.
To get there, exit the station and you should come out onto Pancras Road, just off Euston Road. Cross the street and head right on Euston Road for approximately three mins. On your left, Mabledon Place should be appear. Take that left and head down the road until you reach Cartwright Gardens. There you’ll see our Hotel, perched behind the trees. You can’t miss it.