Now don’t get confused. There are two No 1 Gatwicks; domestic and international. If you are on a domestic flight and go to the international, it causes all sorts of problems and hullabaloos. The international is at Gate 16. The domestic is tucked away so far at Gate 57, you certainly need a drink when you arrive.
They are identical in menu and facilities- wifi (only an hour), snacks, and so on. The International has a toilet, the domestic has one near by. The linter national is roomier and more comfortable. There is a lovely leather sofa in the domestic, but the chances are someone will get there before you.
Is the domestic worth the trot down to Gate 57? Only if you have the time. The trip back seems longer as the escalator and walk ways are against you. Still, it’s always good to get away from the crowds.
However, between writing this in the domestic lounge and leaving, I didn’t get the bacon roll I ordered. The staff were too bust talking loudly about employment practices. Who was and wasn’t working Christmas and generally how pissed off they were.