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Nice area to stay/eat in between Gatwick and Heathrow?

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Nice area to stay/eat in between Gatwick and Heathrow?

Hello,

We are flying into Gatwick a late afternoon in July and out of Heathrow T-5 the next morning. We are a family of 4 so we just decided to rent a car to go between the two airports instead of taking the bus/shuttles, etc.

Is there a nice area to stay in, preferably close to Heathrow? Or at least a nice pub to have dinner that night ? Since we have a car we don't have to stay at a hotel on the Hoppa line at Heathrow (I am very familiar with LHR hotels such as Premier Inn, Novotel, etc).

We thought about going into London that night but it is such a short amount of time that's it's hardly worth the cost of getting there, parking, hotel for a family room, etc. But we'd still love to do something a little 'special' if possible.

Thanks

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1. Re: Nice area to stay/eat in between Gatwick and Heathrow?

Windsor may fit the bill - assuming you can get somewhere with parking (at least for dinner).

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2. Re: Nice area to stay/eat in between Gatwick and Heathrow?

Very few (any?) of the hotels around the airport could be called special so Windsor is a great idea. Just make sure you leave enough time before your flight to drop the car off - the car rental locations are all located away from the terminals so, for instance, if you were flying from T4 and using Hertz, the journey around the airport perimeter could easily take 20-30 minutes.

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3. Re: Nice area to stay/eat in between Gatwick and Heathrow?

Have you considered the Sheraton Skyline? The have a Skygarden in the hotel with palm trees, swimming pool/bar. Been there as far back as I can remember but it's a little different.

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4. Re: Nice area to stay/eat in between Gatwick and Heathrow?

The Hilton Syon Park Brentford might suit.

http://goo.gl/XZwy9t

5. Re: Nice area to stay/eat in between Gatwick and Heathrow?

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