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London Gatwick Airport (LGW) is located a few miles north of the West Sussex town of Crawley, close to the Surrey and Kent borders and just 28 miles south of central London. Gatwick is the second largest international airport in the UK and collecting a hire car from Gatwick is very easy. Using a rental car will give you the freedom to explore the countryside, towns and villages in the Home Counties or travel further afield via the excellent motorway links. Booking a rental car with easyCar, the low cost, online, car hire specialist, is simple. easyCar has car rental facilities at Gatwick Airport and offers great cheap car hire deals.
Gatwick Airport is used by nearly 100 airlines; charter, low cost and schedule airlines that fly within the UK, to Europe and internationally. There are two terminals at Gatwick, North and South, and each has its own set of car rental desks. The North Terminal arrivals area is on the ground floor, with car hire personnel ready to process your paperwork and allocate your hire car. At the South Terminal, the car rental desks are just outside of Arrivals. Whilst you collect your hire car, the rest of your party can use the excellent facilities within Gatwick Airport, including restaurants, cafes and shops?
Book a rental car online with easyCar and you will be able to pick up your hire car once you land at London Gatwick Airport, returning it to the rental office at Gatwick at the end of your stay.
Many people flying into Gatwick Airport will drive their hire car into London, to
visit such sights as the London Eye, Big Ben, St Paul's Cathedral and Westminster
Abbey, or to attend an event at theO2 Arena or Wembley Stadium. Others will collect
their rental car at Gatwick Airport and explore the south east of England.
If you head for London when you leave Gatwick Airport in your rental car, the first major towns you approach will be Croydon and Greenwich. Whilst historic, Croydon has developed into a modern town with extensive shopping centres and the popular Surrey Street Market. Greenwich is known for its maritime history and is a lovely base where you can leave your hire car and walk for miles through Greenwich Park, visit the Cutty Sark (once rebuilt) or relax in a cafe. Battersea and Wimbledon are also ideal bases from which to commence a car hire holiday in London, and are not within the congestion charging zone.
Driving from Gatwick Airport to the vibrant seaside city of Brighton in East Sussex takes about 40 minutes. Once there, you can park your rental car and explore the buzzing sea front and pier, stroll through The Lanes, or see the beautiful Royal Pavilion. If you stay in Brighton for a day or two, you can experience the excellent nightlife as well. You can also use your rental car to visit Ditchling Beacon and Devil's Dyke, The Chattri Memorial or Ashdown Forest Llama Park.
Gatwick Airport is next to the M23 motorway, with the M25 only a 10 minute drive away by rental car. There are also excellent "A" roads that lead to places such as Horsham, Petworth, Arundel, Chichester or the coastal town of Bognor Regis.
If you are planning a London car hire holiday and want to collect your rental car from London Gatwick Airport, you can book a rental car online with easyCar now and take advantage of our great low cost car hire deals.