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.