Smoking at Gatwick Airport (LGW)

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#North_Terminal:  #South_Terminal:

Before and After Security Smoking

Smoking is only permitted in designated areas outside the terminals.

North Terminal:

Official feedback from Gatwick Enquiry Team, 14th February 2017: We only have a smoking area before you proceed through security. There is no smoking after security.

North Terminals outdoor smoking area is more convenient than the other terminal's. 

South Terminal:

Update from Damo R., June 2022: Visited South terminal 21/06/22 , was told" my No 1 Lounge" had the only smoking area, ( airside) unfortunately the smoking area is now closed and there is no other place to go , not good for such a large airport, last time I use this for any travel.

There is an area outside the terminal but nothing airside

Update from Ed H. on the 24th Jan 2019: There is a new My Lounge opened in the south terminal. Just for additional info, it is by invitation for some Norwegian Airlines passengers, £24 for others flying with them or £30 for anyone else. They also accept Dragonpass.

Update from Ashley on the 17th Jan 2019: There is a new lounge in Gatwick South Terminal called My Lounge. It’s the airports only outdoor terrace and it has a small designated smoking area.

South Terminals pre-security outside smoking is a good few minutes walk through the airport, across the road by the carpark. So be prepared for this if your looking to catch flights.

For connecting flights you may need to enter the United Kingdom and smoke outside terminal then go through Security again for your flight.

Images of Smoke Areas

South Terminal

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North Terminal

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Further Information

Official Website