Duty Free Gatwick
Once you are through security at Gatwick Airport, you will not be able to resist the many fantastic duty-free shopping and eating choices that you have available. Duty Free Gatwick offers a plethora of products from noted fashion brands, perfumes, accessories, tobacco, and the latest gadgets at exclusive prices. No matter which terminal you fly from or into, you'll have numerous choices in tax-free shopping. Just make sure that you leave some extra time before your flight, so you can browse through the shops without having to rush!
In the article below, you can read an overview of the available retailers at both terminals separated into five different categories based on your interests and needs. When doing your duty free shopping, however, there are some restrictions that you need to be aware of. To ensure that you are prepared, we explain in detail the weight or product restrictions that are in place at Gatwick Airport. Shopping and eating go hand in hand, and you’ll definitely need an energy refill after all that shopping-till-you-drop. That's why you’ll also find a list of on-site restaurants in this blog post.
Gatwick Airport Shops
Each terminal, the North and the South, has an extensive shopping directory. You may find a brand in both terminals, but there are also a few others that are only available at the North Terminal. Duty free shopping at Gatwick is made even easier with “Collect on Return” and the “Reserve From Home” services. These two services allow you to either purchase an item and pick it up upon return from your trip or pre-order goods from the comfort of your own home and collect it when arriving at the airport. Visit the official airport website to see which of the Duty Free Gatwick shops below offer these two services.
Gatwick Shops - Both Terminals
For your convenience, we first include the brands that you can find in both terminals before or after security. Gatwick Airport duty free shops are divided into categories so that it’s easier for you to find the products you’re looking for.
Beauty and Fragrance
Boots Gatwick Airport: Boots have you covered with everything from food products, cosmetics, skincare, children and baby items, medicines, and more.
Bobbi Brown: An extensive list of cosmetics and skincare products. If you have some time to spend before your flight, benefit from a complimentary makeup lesson.
Jo Malone London: The expert in the field of perfumes, Jo Malone offers a great range of fragrances, face and body products, and so on.
Well Pharmacy: For your health and beauty needs, you can purchase relevant products here and also ask advice from their pharmacy team. The store is located inside WHSmith.
World Duty Free: This is your one-stop-shop for alcoholic beverages, cigarettes and tobacco, cosmetics and fragrances, and more tax-free items.
Fashion and Accessories
Accessorize London: A fashion-forward destination where you can obtain unique seasonal accessories to match every outfit.
Hugo Boss: Modern design and quality fabrics that suit every type of traveller; business, casual or athleisure.
Case Luggage & Accessories: Last-minute luggage damage? This store has durable pieces of baggage and any other accessory you'd need for your travel.
Dune London: Women and men fashion with premium leathers and luxurious prints.
Fatface: Modern styling and accessories even when you're on a tight budget.
Harrods: Harrods guarantees high quality, great range of branded accessories and designer products, including even food and drink.
Ted Baker: Quintessential British women and menswear brand is renowned for its top quality and design.
JD: Nothing better than travelling in comfy sportswear. Find the one that fits best at JD. They offer a wide selection for children, women and men.
Sunglass Hut: Jetting off to a summer destination? Don't forget to get one or more pairs of sunglasses from this global leader in eyewear.
Superdry: The latest trends in streetwear, like jumpers, hoodies, coats, t-shirts, hats, are in no other place than Superdry.
Technology and Entertainment
Dixons: This leading airport electrical store has every type of gadget you need either you travel for business or leisure. Laptops, tablets, speakers, headphones, cameras are only some of the products you will find here.
Travel Essentials and Souvenirs
Excess Baggage Company: Luggage and more travel accessories in one place. You can also ask them to wrap your bags to avoid damages or weigh them before check-in.
Well Pharmacy: (see description above in Beauty and Fragrance category)
World Duty Free: (see description above in Beauty and Fragrance category)
Gatwick North Terminal Shops
At the North Terminal, you’ll find the above mentioned shops in the departures area before and after security control. The Avenue is the main shopping area, and it's located on the second floor. There are also shops situated landside in the arrivals hall for incoming passengers. Duty Free Gatwick retail shops include fashion brands, electrical outlets, cosmetics, gift shops, book stores, and many more.
Apart from the stores mentioned above, you can also find a few more in the North Terminal.
Fashion and Accessories
Collection: Tax free items of designer brands, including jewellery, accessories, handbags, sunglasses, and fragrances.
Havaianas: There's no summer holiday without a pair of Havaianas flip flops. Get yours today!
Mulberry: This British design company has a luxurious collection of stylish leather bags and sustainable icons.
Watches of Switzerland: Timeless craftsmanship combined with classic or contemporary design watches since 1924.
Beauty and Fragrance
Oliver Bonas: Independent British fashion and homeware brand offers smart gift ideas for your loved ones.
Rituals: Worldwide-known perfume, face and body products company brings the tranquillity of Asian traditions to your home.
Travel Essentials and Souvenirs
Glorious Britain: In this typical British souvenir shop, you can find Walkers Shortbread in Limited Edition tins, Queen's Guard teddy bears, Big Ben miniature, and many more.
*Many of the North Terminal shops in the departure lounge have now opened. Due to COVID-19, opening hours may vary.
Gatwick South Terminal Shops
At the South Terminal, most stores are after security control, but some are before security and in Arrivals. Once you've passed security, take the lift to the fourth floor. This is where you'll find The Village, the main shopping area of the terminal. Whatever you're looking for or if there’s anything you forgot to pack in your bags, you'll find it here; from essential goods such as toiletries to designer clothing, sunglasses, headphones and cameras. All South Terminals stores are listed above, in the Gatwick Shops - Both Terminals section.
Duty Free Gatwick Restrictions
Certain restrictions apply for the weight and number of products like alcohol and tobacco. It also depends on if you're travelling inside or outside the European Union.
Passengers travelling within the EU can carry up to:
- 800 cigarettes or 400 cigarillos or 200 cigars or 1kg of smoking tobacco
- 110l of beer, 90l of wine, 20l of fortified wine, 10l of spirits
Passengers travelling outside the EU are allowed to have with them up to:
- 50 cigars or 200 cigarettes or 100 cigarillos or 250g tobacco
- 16l sparkling wine, 4l wine, 1l spirits, 2l sparkling wine
Gatwick Airport Restaurants
Gatwick has a great range of food choices for everyone, from fast-food chains to world-class and gourmet restaurants before and after security. Airports are not usually the places where you expect to find quality eateries, but Gatwick is definitely an exception. As well as great choices in food, you can also relax and have a coffee in one of the coffee shops or a drink at a bar. See below some of the most popular choices that travellers pick when flying from the North or the South Terminal.
At Gatwick, you’ll find everything from local delicacies, budget-meals, to international cuisine. There are some restaurants and coffee shops that have establishments in both terminals, while others are only at the North and others only at the South Terminal.
Gatwick Restaurants Both Terminals
Costa: Coffee shop serving Italian coffees, speciality teas and delicious hot chocolate.
Pret A Manger: Great coffee, tasty sandwiches, fresh salads, and sweet treats.
Starbucks: Worldwide coffee chain creating coffee with character and surprising twists.
Wagamama: Japanese restaurant with noodle dishes specialities.
Caviar House & Prunier Seafood Bar: This gourmet option brings to you the world’s finest Prunier caviar, Balik smoked salmon and great seafood delicacies.
Gatwick North Terminal Restaurants
EAT: UK sandwich chain making numerous recipes daily
Shake-a-Hula: American-themed milkshake bar from the 1950s.
Pure: Delicious smoothies and toasties. Ideal for vegan and vegetarians.
The Nicholas Culpeper Pub & Dining: Great combination of dining options and drinks like Gin and Tonic.
The Red Lion: Classic pub snacks and drinks ideal for families.
Union Jacks Bar: Relax with a cocktail or a beer and taste bar snacks like nachos, pork scratchings, fine olives and more.
YO! Sushi: Japanese street food, specialising in sushi and serving more than 127 different dishes.
M&S Simply Food: Marks & Spencer brand brings you quality food and drinks.
Jamie’s Coffee Lounge/ Jamie's Diners/ Jamie's Italian: World-renowned chef Jamie Oliver hosts three eateries in Gatwick. The Coffee Lounges is the place to boost your energy with a coffee and a snack. Jamie's Diner serves quality but simple dishes and Jamie's Italian introduces authentic Italian flavours to Gatwick.
Comptoir Libanais: Feel like trying some international cuisine? Why not try out some freshly-prepared Lebanese food?
*Boots, M&S Simply Food, Starbucks, Pret, Wagamama, Pure and the Red Lion are now open in the North Terminal.
Gatwick South Terminal Restaurants
Caffe Nero: Quality coffee and authentic Italian snacks.
Itsu: Far East flavours high in nutrients and low in fats and calories.
Giraffe: Sit down or take away snacks, burgers, tapas, salads and more.
Grain Store: Michelin-star dishes with a more casual twist, including numerous breakfast, lunch, and dinner choices.
Joe’s Coffee House: Before your gate opens, boost yourself with a quick cup of coffee and pastries.
Nando’s: This is the place if you crave some good chicken. Veggie dishes are also available.
The Beehive: Savor signature steaks and burgers of this Wetherspoon pub while having great arrivals views.
The Flying Horse: Pub classics, burgers, paninis, and small plates are served here in a friendly atmosphere.
The London Bar: Sip a cocktail, a glass of wine or a craft beer to help you get through the upcoming long flight.
Wondertree: Fresh world food, wines, relaxed atmosphere and hospitable service.
*Many restaurants are still closed. Currently, Caffe Nero and Boots are open in South Terminal.
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