Crawley is a large town located in the South of England. It is just 28 miles south of London and close to the coast with Brighton and Hove just 18 miles away. Crawley and its surroundings form one of the most dynamic business locations in the UK, where headquarters are located for major financial, tech and utility companies. When it comes to locations that might be suitable for attending a project management training course, Crawley has everything that you could need.
With its close proximity to London, Crawley is a very easy location to get to. It is close to Gatwick Airport so also easy access by plane, making it a good location to reach from other places further afield in the UK and also from abroad. It is also situated on a main railway line offering easy linking opportunities to other locations in the country and is well-connected via the motorway network with the M23 running just past it and the M25 only 16 miles away.
Crawley itself is easy to drive around and has a good bus network making it simple to navigate for those attending project management courses in Crawley.
Whether you are looking for a hotel right in the heart of Crawley to stay at while attending a face-to-face classroom-based project management course, or accommodation slightly further away, there are plenty of great hotels here with all of the modern amenities you might want.
Arora Hotel Gatwick
As the name would suggest the Arora hotel is located just a short distance from Gatwick Airport, making it a great choice if you are flying in to attend your course – and there is a free shuttle service available between airport and hotel. It is also very close to the railway station and benefits from a large onsite carpark. The hotel offers good sized rooms and has its own business centre and a number of meeting rooms. Training course can be run from the hotel and accommodation provided in the same location for ease of access if required.
Crowne Plaza London, Gatwick Hotel
A member of the IGH group, the Crowne Plaza is a popular choice with those people who are looking for a well-equipped hotel. The rooms are modern and spacious, the hotel has several dining opportunities and a business centre and gym. As well as the onsite business centre the hotel also has fully equipped meeting rooms so, again, training course can be run from the hotel and accommodation provided in the same location for ease of access if required.
Sofitel London Gatwick Hotel
Linked to the airport by a walkway, this hotel is extremely convenient for delegates flying in for a training course in Crawley. It is a 30 minute train journey from London and just 20 minutes from Brighton. It also has a good onsite carpark for anyone travelling in their own vehicle. The hotel benefits from good disabled access as well. It is a great choice for training courses and for delegate accommodation.
Training Course Locations in Crawley
Nowadays the majority of bigger hotels, particularly those that are part of a chain, have meeting rooms that are often used for training courses. The hotels we have mentioned in our accommodation section also have a good range of meeting rooms. Attending a training course in a meeting room in the hotel you are staying at is obviously convenient, however, sometimes it can be preferable to attend a training course a completely different location to provide a break between your training sessions and the rest of the day. With this in mind here are some suggestions for alternative training venues in Crawley.
Sites like Regus are a great place to attend a training course. They have a venue in Crawley at The Pinnacle and another nearby at Gatwick. Their spaces are modern, spacious, and well equipped for a range of different types of training course.
Another site that is used for project management training courses in Crawley is Meetingo. If you are attending a course here you will also have access to parking options and onsite catering as well as being able to take advantage of the transport infrastructure that services Crawley and the surroundings.
Other hotels in the Crawley area where you might attend a training course include The Ramada located at High St, Crawley RH10 1BS, or The Holiday Inn at Crabbet Park, Turners Hill Rd, Worth, Crawley RH10 4SS.
Whatever venue your training course is held at in or near Crawley you can be sure of an excellent quality meeting room with all associated facilities and with refreshments available.
Things to do in Crawley
Of course, your training course in Crawley will only take up normal working hours, so you may want to fill the rest of your day seeing some of the things that Crawley and the local area has to offer.
Crawley has a surprisingly eclectic selection of restaurants from gastro pubs to Thai, Indian Fusion to Caribbean so you are sure to find somewhere great to eat in the evening. If you don’t mind travelling a little further afield then you may want to go into the centre of Brighton, very easily managed on the train, where you will find a wider choice of restaurants and other entertainment.
During the daytime you will find plenty of parks in Crawley where you can have a walk and get some fresh air during the breaks from your training course, in the evening the entertainment in the town is predominately pubs so you may want to look further afield for entertainment. Brighton is just a short journey away on public transport and will offer you a little more variety.
No matter whether you’re attending project management training in Crawley on your own or with your whole team, this information will give you some brief insight into the area.