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  • Gatwick Airport South Terminal
    Before Security/After Security

    London Gatwick RH6 0NN
  • Phone number 01293 569896
  • Business website whsmith.co.uk

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  • 4.0 star rating
    First to Review

    This is a new branch of W H Smith in the extended South Terminal lounge at Gatwick Airport, near the Wetherspoons Pub and Prêt a Manger, on the first floor. (There's another branch on the Ground Floor by the entrance to the gates).

    It sells what you'd expect of Smiths  newspapers, magazines, confectionery and a limited range of stationery and books, all aimed at the travel market. Interestingly, though, they also have an extensive range of sandwiches and snacks in a long refrigerator, so clearly their lease doesn't stop them competing from the various other food outlets around: a good thing if you want to stock up before getting on a budget flight (some of their sarnies are under £2).

    The only downer is that the tills at the end are a little cramped, so on my recent visit one daydreaming 5-year old sitting on the floor managed to block everyone's exit

    • Qype User richar…
    • Berlin, Germany
    • 230 friends
    • 301 reviews
    3.0 star rating

    Ok it's thursday evening, it's really busy and I am tired but there must be an easier way to buy a magazine and a bottle of water.
    Empty shelves, lack of staff and a long queue through the store didn't leave a good impression.
    The store on the first floor is much better than the onr on the way to the gates.

    • Qype User anteen…
    • London
    • 52 friends
    • 134 reviews
    4.0 star rating

    always busy but great for getting all your mags and books. some cheaps snacks and sandwiches if looking for a cheap and cheerful fix

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