Shopping Services At Gatwick

Posted on 16. Nov, 2011 by in Services and Facilities

Shopping has always been linked with travelling. At London Gatwick Airport, they make sure you have an enjoyable flying experience. They wouldn’t want their passengers getting bored while waiting for their flights. With the opening of various leisure establishments, now Gatwick Airport is not just a choice of destination for flying needs but entertainment as well.

There are several shops operating at the two terminals of Gatwick Airport. Once you have gone through the passport control, you can enjoy the selection of shops offering Duty Free and Tax Free shopping. They have everything you need and want. Name it and they have it.

Airport Lounges

For those who are seeking for relaxation before they board the plane, visit the different airport lounges available at Gatwick Airport. It’s your easy escape from all the hustle and bustle of Gatwick’s crowds.

The lounges are accessible to all travellers of Gatwick. Families who are travelling with kids often find this as very engaging. Parents can now break away from the stresses of looking after their children. They can leave them at particular play areas around the lounge while they get to enjoy the services of the lounge like a massage.

For the business travellers who can’t stand being away from their work for such a long time, they can find the airport lounges extremely useful as well. They get to relax and work all at the same time. Now they can have some peace and quiet while checking numerous important files through the business amenities available such individual computer systems, email, printing and fax facilities. Now you don’t have to feel guilty enjoying your flying experience since you are able to keep everything up and running as if you were working in your office.

Shopping at the Arrivals Area

Foreign travellers who wish to buy something for their loved ones or for themselves can now shop at the

World Duty Free Arrivals Store as soon as they arrive at the airport. The good thing about theses shops, aside from offering a good selection of goods, is that they sell items at tax free prices. Items sold include fragrances, cosmetics, confectionery and electrical goods. They also offer spirits, wines, champagne an.d beers and tobacco at duty paid prices. Now you don’t have to worry if you haven’t bought anything for your loved ones. Just check out their shops and you will surely find one that you can bring home to your family.

If you are using the services of the European Union, take advantage of their one of a kind package called the Shop and Collect service. In the event that you shopped a lot and that you are concerned of how you will get around the airport while carrying your bulky and delicate items, worry not. You can simply ask the retailer to collect your shopped items and that you will be taking it with you when you come back. They will just hand you a receipt which you will present at the Shopping Collection desk in Arrivals when you plan to already take your items. And the good thing about this is that it is all for free as long as you are travelling within the European Union.

If you like to go an extra mile and have it shipped to a UK address, there are several stores in the North Terminal which provide a Home Delivery service. You will be asked to pay a one-off delivery charge of £5 in the first shop you buy from. You will be allowed to buy more items as long as it won’t exceed the total weight of 30kg which is considered as one consignment. Deliveries will be made through Parcelforce in the UK between 07:00 and 21:00 Monday to Friday. Purchases made before 13:00 can be delivered within two days. This service is also available to all individuals travelling within the European Union.

Shopping Consultations

If you think you will be in need of the services of a shopping consultant, Gatwick Airport is the place to be. They have Personal Shopping Consultants available at the departure lounge. You can easily recognize them by their distinctive green uniforms. This service is complimentary and can be booked in advance by calling 0870 850 2825 (UK) or +44 (0)121 410 5105 (from outside the UK).

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