What a mess the new airport operator has made of Gatwick Village. Don't go there looking for Tie Rack, McDonalds, Salisburys, Rolling Luggage, Claire's Accessories, Post Office, Frankie & Bennys, Spudulike, Bookshop, Burger King, Virgin Megastore, Garfunkels, etc - All long gone. A couple of naff cafes and a Wetherspoons (only asset to the New Gatwick Village) are all that stand here nowadays.
Luckily the North Terminal is still pretty much the same as it was.
The new South Terminal security area is no quicker than the old one (only half-manned, even on a busy friday afternoon), rude staff, you have to put the tray back yourself and the queue length times indicated on the displays need to be multiplied by 3 to be anywhere near accurate!
Don't even get me started on the hang-gliders...