Whether landing in Gatwick airport and hiring a car, or just organising car hire in London Gatwick airport, a journey into central London will take an hour. Horley is the town nearest Gatwick Airport, and many of the airport hotels are located there. Offering a range of worldly cuisine, alongside local pubs, it is worth popping into Horley to fill the belly and ease the thirst. Just over 3 miles away is the market town of Crawley, a settlement since Stone Age times. Due to the Town Centre North scheme, Crawley is a regenerated shopping destination from 2013, offering a 255,000 square foot John Lewis store amongst other retail attractions.