Spending the night at the airport
Gatwick airport operates with many flights and connections around the globe, so it is frequent to see passengers walking about during the night, waiting for their flight departure. Have a sleeping mask, headphones or earplugs ready, as it is noisy and bright.
Where to rest:
On the lower level of the terminals there are couches and seats with no armrests which are ideal for laying down. If that does not suit you, you can choose to enter one of the VIP lounges, although these close at night. SEE VIP LOUNGES
In addition, there are a couple of hotels inside the South Terminal and more accommodations in close proximity.
Baggage: You can leave your bags in the left-luggage offices of the Arrivals Hall of the South Terminal, which operate 24 hours a day.
Eating and drinking: Inside both terminals you can find some options open throughout the night.
Restrooms: There are showers inside some of the VIP lounges and in some of the public bathrooms.
Wi-Fi: Free for 90 minutes.
Other services available around the clock: ATMs, currency exchange bureaus, children's playgrounds, baby changing facilities, pharmacies, prayer rooms, courtesy newspapers and magazines.
The BLOC Hotel (Tel +44 203 051 0101) and the YOTELAIR London Gatwick (Tel +44 207 100 1100) are situated inside the South Terminal, while the Hilton London Gatwick Airport (Tel +44 129 351 8080) is connected through a covered walkway. On the other hand, the Hampton by Hilton London Gatwick Airport (Tel +44 129 357 9999), Sofitel London Gatwick (Tel +44 129 356 7070) and Premier Inn London Gatwick Airport (North Terminal) (Tel +44 871 527 9354) are linked to the North Terminal. Some alternatives further away are: Courtyard London Gatwick Airport (Tel +44 129 356 6300), Premier Inn London Gatwick Airport (A23 Airport Way) (Tel +44 871 527 8406), Travelodge Gatwick Airport Central (Tel +44 871 984 6506), Airport Inn Gatwick (Tel +44 871 226 1931).