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Haslett Ave East,
Crawley, RH10 1UA
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Top 5 Must-See London Landmarks

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London has an array of marvellous attractions, so, we decided to share our top five London landmarks you simply must see on your next stay at our Gatwick Hotel.


Big Ben


Completed in 1859, this world-famous London icon has been telling Britain the time for over a hundred years. Despite a common misconception, Big Ben is actually the name of the Great Bell inside the tower. The tower itself is called the Elizabeth Tower, after Her Majesty the Queen. Nevertheless, the chimes can be heard from miles around! Magnificent music to the ears.


Big Ben


St Paul’s Cathedral


Formally the tallest building in London, the cathedral has dominated the skyline for over 300 years. It certainly earns its landmark status! Step inside and marvel at the grand, gold interior inside the dome, or creep down to the crypt and visit the tombs of some of the nation’s greatest heroes. You never know, as you leave, you might even catch a glimpse of the little old bird woman that Mary Poppins so admires.


St Pauls Cathedral


Buckingham Palace


Although seen as the Monarchy’s administrative hub, the palace is also a family home. When the Royal Standards flag rises, the Queen is in residence. We can only guess which of her 775 rooms she roams in! Although the palace has more than 50,000 visitors a year, you can gaze at this glorious building from the railings just outside. A sight to behold!


Buckingham Palace


London Eye


Just opposite Big Ben, the London Eye is situated in the heart of the capital. It is a clear favourite with sightseers, with more visits per year than the Taj Mahal. Take a seat in one of the 32 capsules, each representing one of the 32 Boroughs that make the city so brilliant, or slow down and admire London’s grace and beauty through panoramic views. On a clear day, you might even spot Windsor Castle!


London Eye


The Shard


This 95-story skyscraper is one of London’s most modern landmarks, almost twice as high as any other building in the city! If heights don’t faze you, journey to the Skydeck on the 72nd floor. Bask in the breath-taking views on the open-air platform and grab that Instagrammable selfie, complete with jaw dropping back drop and cocktail in-hand.



The Shard


We hope we’ve persuaded you to visit these top five London landmarks! Why not stay the night at our Gatwick hotel after your long days discovering the capital? We can’t wait to welcome you.

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Holiday Inn Express Gatwick Crawley Reviews



Absolutely fantastic hotel... Booked it as a package, a very economical package with Purple Parking via Holiday Extras on our way to California via Gatwick Airport. One of the cleanest, hassle free hotels I have ever stayed in and I completely, 100% will recommend them to anyone travelling via Gatwick and will certainly use this hotel again myself. Breakfast was awesome, just what we needed to set us up for our 10 hour flight.



Very comfortable stay. Breakfast very good and staff very attentive. Easy to find and great value for money. Very welcoming and nice quiet hotel. Staff great could not fault anything. Nice and handy for Gatwick.



We stayed here before our flight to Crete and got a Hotel & Parking package. It was easy to find, the staff were very efficient & friendly and we had a ground floor room, which was lovely & clean. Overall a nice relaxing stay before our trip, we would definitely stay again.



This hotel was lovely and had a lovely vibe as lots of the holiday customers were excited . The hotel staff were very chatty and friendly. We arrived at the hotel too late for food but were told we could get sandwiches made up. However, we were shattered so we didn't bother taking up this generous offer. Our room was lovely and had complementary free WiFi so the kids were happy. We left our car at the hotel for a week which was secure and looked after. When we returned at 2am the following week, the staff were just as lovely and helpful. We were very happy with the service and we look forward to doing it all again next year.



Just stayed in the Holiday Inn Express at Crawley before flying out of Gatwick Airport. We booked our stay via APH car parks. We had a really good stay and the hotel had nice, clean and modern rooms with a good comfy bed. We had the added bonus of a breakfast included & check in was nice and simple with overnight parking. Well worth it to be nice and fresh for the airport.


Buckie, Scotland

Stayed at Holiday Inn Express Crawley for 3 nights during an in-between London/Brighton break. The breakfast was good and had a variety of foods on offer. The hotel was very clean as were the bathroom/bedrooms!


Amsterdam, Netherlands

The hotel, the breakfast, the rooms, staff are great! Hotel is located near the centre of Crawley and offers various services! We were here with a large group and the service were great! Breakfast was fine and offered several things!



We stayed at Holiday Inn Express Crawley and paid for the Stay & Park package as we had an early flight the next day. I have stayed here on business before, however I forgot how good it was. Quick check in and everything was clean. We had dinner at the bar and the food was excellent, I could not fault a thing. Worth every penny!



We originally booked for one night but decided to extend our stay for another night. The staff were extremely helpful and only charged us the same rate for the second night as the first. The Hotel reception and lounge (where breakfast is) is lovely and modern. The rooms are clean and well designed and we couldn't hear any noise from the airport or roads. Breakfast was good and it wasn't too busy. Overall a nice hotel that's good value for money.


Cardiff, Wales

We picked this hotel again to park the car during our holiday and stay overnight when we got back as our flight did not arrive until early morning. 1st class service, excellent value and very helpful staff. Would highly recommend this hotel.

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