When we were in England last June we stayed in London for the first 3
days, then rented a car and toured around. The last night of our
holiday we stayed in a b&b near Gatwick in a small town called Horley.
We dropped our car at the airport and the people at the b&b picked us
up and then the next morning they returned us to the airport to catch
our plane. It takes quite a bit of time to get from London to
Gatwick and if you have an early morning flight, staying near the airport
will save you some time. If you want the name of the b&b contact me and I
will look it up for you.
We are leaving on Friday for Costa Rica so if you want the info soon
please contact me as soon as possible.
Hope this helps you.