Sleeping inside or in nearby hotels (LGW)


Possibility to spend the night at London Gatwick airport (LGW), if open 24 hours. Services available, places to rest (free resting zones), or look for the list of nearby hotels and vip lounges.

Overnight layover guide. Sleeping facilities in the public zone or boarding area

Please note that some published services and schedules may be subject to change. If the idea is to spend the night in the public area, consider a plan B in case the stay inside the airport is only allowed for those who are about to board.
Spending the night at the airport

Gatwick airport operates many flights and connections around the world, so it's not uncommon to see late-night commuters waiting for their flight to depart. Be prepared with a sleeping mask, headphones or earplugs, as it is noisy and has lots of lights.

Where to rest: On the lower level of the terminals there are armchairs and seats without armrests that are ideal for lying down, especially near some of the cafeterias. The South Terminal tends to be quieter. If that's not for you, you have the option of staying in one of the VIP lounges, although they close at night. There are also a couple of hotels inside the South Terminal and more accommodation nearby.

Baggage: You can leave your bags at some of the baggage storage offices in both terminals. However, these close at 8:00-9:00 pm.

Eating and drinking: There are several all-night cafes in the public areas of both terminals.

Restrooms: There are showers inside some of the VIP lounges.

Wi-Fi: Free and unlimited.

Other services available around the clock: ATMs, children's playgrounds, baby changing facilities, pharmacies, prayer rooms.

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Nearby Hotels

The BLOC Hotel London Gatwick Airport and the YOTELAIR London Gatwick Airport are located within the South Terminal, while the Hilton London Gatwick Airport is connected by a covered walkway. The Hampton by Hilton London Gatwick Airport, Sofitel London Gatwick and Premier Inn London Gatwick Airport - North Terminal are connected to the North Terminal.


Latest updates: August 18, 2023

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