Lego opens two of its first UK airport stores at Gatwick North and South

By Luke Barras-hill |

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Kidstop and Ted Baker join the retail lineup this month. Source: Gatwick.

Twin standalone units from iconic building brick firm Lego have arrived at London Gatwick Airport (LGW).

The stores, which opened yesterday (7 July), are located in the North and South terminals and are operated by Lagardère Travel Retail UK.

Departing passengers can browse from popular products such as the London Bus to Lego channel exclusives, including Lego Republic Gunship and Lego Hogwarts Castle.

Key Lego themes such as Duplo, City and Architecture are also available, alongside internationally recognised licensed ranges from Harry Potter, Marvel and Star Wars.

Pam McCarthy, Director of Retail, Gatwick Airport said: “Having a worldwide brand such as Lego opening stores at Gatwick is fantastic news for the airport and our passengers.

“It shows the high demand of retail space at Gatwick and we are sure passengers will love being able to purchase Lego’s exciting products, whether to keep the kids entertained during the flight, as gifts when visiting family and friends, or as a souvenir of a UK holiday.”

Gatwick scales up retail offer

Marion Engelhard, Managing Director, Lagardère Travel Retail UK, said: “We are thrilled to open Lego stores in both terminals, thanks to a great partnership with both Lego and Gatwick Airport. Stores will feature fan favourites alongside some new and exciting exclusives, providing a great, entertaining start to the day for passengers.”

Gatwick has welcomed two of Lego’s first standalone UK airport shops. A store in each of the airport’s North and South terminals opened on 7 July and boast Lego’s new design platform in travel retail.

Annette Rosendahl, Head of Travel Retail Development, Lego added: “We are very excited to see the first Lego Airport stores opening in July in the UK and at the same time being able to finally introduce our new store design platform to the travel retail channel as well.

“This is a fantastic opportunity to inspire and engage passengers in Gatwick North and South Terminals, and adding an offer for all ages, all genders and all passion points in the Lego Stores will be a great and fun start of the journey in Gatwick Airport.”

Elsewhere Kidstop – a Gatwick-specific pop-up store selling children’s books, travel games and toys and managed by WHSmith – opened at the North Terminal on 4 July.

Together with Lego, the shops are the latest to land at Gatwick since InMotion opened in the North and South Terminals at the turn of the year.

Meanwhile Ted Baker, located in the South Terminal, reopens today (8 July) for the first time since the Covid-19 pandemic. The UK lifestyle brand will now have a presence in both terminals.

Additionally, an Itsu store in the South Terminal will reopen later this month, offering passengers sushi, salads and other items.


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