Flying in and out of Gatwick, have booked (and prepaid) at the Ibis Styles hotel. Used to live in London and haven't been back since school finished. Having a sort of mini reunion with some school friends, one who lives very near the Ibis Styles Croydon which is why I am staying there. After the mini reunion, will travel on Easy Jet to some European destiantions on an extended European sojourn and retirement gift to myself.
The address for the hotel is:-
585 589 London Road
CR7 6AY LONDON
I would like to know if the hotel is close to public transport for getting to Gatwick. I will have one suitcase and one carry on and don't want to schelp the bag all over the place, the less walking with luggage in tow the better. How much will it cost to get to LGW from the hotel? Any trips with train tickets? How long will it take to get to Gatwick.
Another question, I am not familiar with Croydon, is it far from Central London? Are there good underground connections to the central areas of the city?
What is within walking distance of the hotel? Pubs, restaurants, stores?