Why You Should Visit London Gatwick
London Gatwick Airport is the second busiest in the UK located around 50 km from London. As well as handling a large number of flights to and from European destinations, London Gatwick Airport also handles many long-haul flights including from the UAE. There are a wealth of things to do in London for people of all tastes and preferences as the city simply has it all. One of the most popular districts within central London is Convent Garden which boasts world-class shops, restaurants and bars, while the thriving West End district is the home of London’s many theaters and performance venues. You may also consider visiting the quirky and artistic area of Camden with its unique street art and bohemian vibe.
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Arriving In London Gatwick
London Gatwick Airport is comprised of two passenger terminals which each offer plenty in terms of amenities and services. Once you have touched down at the airport you can travel into the center of London in just 30 minutes by hopping on the Gatwick Express train which will take you to London Victoria train station, although there are plenty of alternative modes of transport available including buses and coaches. Inside the airport there are many retail shops alongside duty-free shopping as well as a broad choice of restaurants, cafés and eateries. In addition to this, you can benefit from up to 90 minutes of free Wi-Fi during your stay.
If you are looking to book flights from the UAE to London Gatwick it is possible to travel from Dubai. Currently the only airline operating on this route is Emirates, the flag carrier of Dubai, with all flights departing from Dubai International Airport. You can also find flights from Abu Dhabi to London Heathrow Airport and then make a transfer to London Gatwick Airport if necessary.
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London Gatwick Travel Information
If you are a UAE national looking to travel to the UK you can apply for an electronic visa waiver online before making your journey. In London the weather gets very cold over the winter period but soon warms up during the summer with average highs in the mid-20s to be expected. There are many internationally recognized car-rental companies available at London Gatwick Airport if you want your own vehicle, although London does benefit from an excellent public transport network to help travelers get around.
* This information is correct as of October 2017
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