Things to Do Near Gatwick

Visit Horley

If you are short of time and you would just like to get out of the airport and visit the local town for an hour or two, then why not pay a quick visit to the neighbouring town of Horley, which is just a few minutes away by train from Gatwick Airport. There is a selection of pubs in the town where you can find some decent pub food, and there are also Indian, Italian, Spanish and Chinese restaurants. As a matter of fact, several Gatwick Airport hotels are located in or near Horley, so you may find that your accommodation is within walking distance of the town centre.
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Visit London

The city of London needs no introduction. The capital city of England and one of the most vibrant and exciting cities in the world, London can offer the visitor an endless list of interesting things to see and do, and probably the best way to get there from Gatwick hotels is by using the Gatwick Express train which takes just 30 minutes to get from the airport to London Victoria station.
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Visit Brighton

Located just 28 miles by road or 30 minutes by train from Gatwick Airport, the seaside town of Brighton is easy to reach from London Gatwick, and with attractions such as beaches, award winning restaurants of all flavours, eclectic boutique shopping as well as heritage buildings such as the Royal Pavilion and Brighton Pier, a visit to Brighton makes an excellent excursion for anyone staying at a Gatwick hotel with a few hours to kill.
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Hever Castle

Situated around 30 mins from Gatwick Airport, Hever Castle is perhaps most famous for being the place where Henry the 8th’s wife, Anne Boleyn, spent her childhood. Nowadays both the impressive castle and its beautiful gardens can be visited by the public and there are several special events which take place there throughout the year.


In the 19th century, the gardens at Nymans estate were some of the greatest of its time. Now a National Trust property, the variety of flora, the design of the garden, and its awe-inspiring views, make Nymans a fantastic destination for an experience with nature in the Sussex countryside, just 24km from Gatwick Airport.