The Squareabout
Haslett Ave East,
Crawley, RH10 1UA
England, UK

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Located just over a 30-minute drive from our Gatwick hotel, the seaside resort of Brighton is home to a glittering calendar of spectacular yearly events including the internationally renowned Brighton Pride and England’s largest arts festival Brighton Fringe. Here are some of our favourite festivals coming to Brighton this year:


Brighton Fringe

England’s largest arts festival and one of the largest fringe festivals in the world, Brighton Fringe kicks off on 4th May for a month of events that promise to entertain, stimulate, and educate. With a variety of shows on offer including theatre, comedy, music, and dance, there’s something for everyone to enjoy.


Brighton Fringe will be open from 4th May to 3rd June 2018. For events listings and ticket information, visit the official website here.



Brighton Festival

Brighton Festival, running alongside Brighton Fringe, is an annual celebration of music, theatre, dance, circus, film, literature and more. Now one of Europe’s leading arts festivals, it aims to celebrate the city’s distinctive cultural atmosphere, drawing some of the most innovative artists and adventurous audiences from the UK and around the world.


Brighton Festival will be open from 5th May to 27th May 2018. For events listings and ticket information, visit the official website here.


Brighton Festival

Foodies Festival

The UK’s biggest food festival returns to Bristol over the weekend of 11th, 12th, and 13th May for a celebration of foodie and musical delights. With a line up including Great British Bake Off contestants, MasterChef champions, and headlining music performances from The Hoosiers and Toploader, its guaranteed to be a great weekend for the whole family.


Foodies Festival will be taking place in Bristol between 11th and 13th May 2018. For the full line up and ticket information, visit the official website here.


Foodies Festival

The Great Escape Festival

Love discovering up and coming bands? This festival for new music showcases 450 emerging artists from all over the world in over 30 walkable venues across the city. It’s a great place to discover your new favourite artist before they go on to headline major festival stages!


The Great Escape Festival is on between 17th and 19th May 2018. For the full line up and ticket information, visit the official website here.


The Great Escape Festival

Brighton Pride

Known as the UK’s biggest pride festival and labelled ‘one of the best international pride festivals’ by Attitude Magazine, Brighton Pride is a glittering community celebration that delivers an unforgettable day of pride. Legendary pop icon Britney Spears has been announced as one of the headline acts for this year’s event, with Brighton Pride her first stop on her 2018 UK tour.


Brighton Pride is on between 3rd and 5th August 2018. For more event details and ticket information, visit the official website here.


Brighton Pride


Holiday Inn Express Gatwick – Crawley is near to Gatwick Airport and offers a smart, affordable hotel in Crawley, sure to give you a great night’s sleep. Contact the hotel team now to check availability or call 01293 525 523.

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Holiday Inn Express Gatwick Crawley Reviews



Absolutely fantastic hotel... Booked it as a package, a very economical package with Purple Parking via Holiday Extras on our way to California via Gatwick Airport. One of the cleanest, hassle free hotels I have ever stayed in and I completely, 100% will recommend them to anyone travelling via Gatwick and will certainly use this hotel again myself. Breakfast was awesome, just what we needed to set us up for our 10 hour flight.



Very comfortable stay. Breakfast very good and staff very attentive. Easy to find and great value for money. Very welcoming and nice quiet hotel. Staff great could not fault anything. Nice and handy for Gatwick.



We stayed here before our flight to Crete and got a Hotel & Parking package. It was easy to find, the staff were very efficient & friendly and we had a ground floor room, which was lovely & clean. Overall a nice relaxing stay before our trip, we would definitely stay again.



This hotel was lovely and had a lovely vibe as lots of the holiday customers were excited . The hotel staff were very chatty and friendly. We arrived at the hotel too late for food but were told we could get sandwiches made up. However, we were shattered so we didn't bother taking up this generous offer. Our room was lovely and had complementary free WiFi so the kids were happy. We left our car at the hotel for a week which was secure and looked after. When we returned at 2am the following week, the staff were just as lovely and helpful. We were very happy with the service and we look forward to doing it all again next year.



Just stayed in the Holiday Inn Express at Crawley before flying out of Gatwick Airport. We booked our stay via APH car parks. We had a really good stay and the hotel had nice, clean and modern rooms with a good comfy bed. We had the added bonus of a breakfast included & check in was nice and simple with overnight parking. Well worth it to be nice and fresh for the airport.


Buckie, Scotland

Stayed at Holiday Inn Express Crawley for 3 nights during an in-between London/Brighton break. The breakfast was good and had a variety of foods on offer. The hotel was very clean as were the bathroom/bedrooms!


Amsterdam, Netherlands

The hotel, the breakfast, the rooms, staff are great! Hotel is located near the centre of Crawley and offers various services! We were here with a large group and the service were great! Breakfast was fine and offered several things!



We stayed at Holiday Inn Express Crawley and paid for the Stay & Park package as we had an early flight the next day. I have stayed here on business before, however I forgot how good it was. Quick check in and everything was clean. We had dinner at the bar and the food was excellent, I could not fault a thing. Worth every penny!



We originally booked for one night but decided to extend our stay for another night. The staff were extremely helpful and only charged us the same rate for the second night as the first. The Hotel reception and lounge (where breakfast is) is lovely and modern. The rooms are clean and well designed and we couldn't hear any noise from the airport or roads. Breakfast was good and it wasn't too busy. Overall a nice hotel that's good value for money.


Cardiff, Wales

We picked this hotel again to park the car during our holiday and stay overnight when we got back as our flight did not arrive until early morning. 1st class service, excellent value and very helpful staff. Would highly recommend this hotel.

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