The eighth story. Nineteen years later.

Be one of the first people to get Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, the eighth story in the Harry Potter series and the first official Harry Potter story to be presented on stage.

Our WHSmith and London News Company stores, both before and after security, will start selling the book at midnight on Sunday 31 July.

Win a signed copy

Come to our WHSmith store before security in the South Terminal, between midnight and 9.45am on Sunday 31 July and complete a competition entry card for the chance to win a signed copy.

If you’re not travelling but still want to be in with a chance to win, you can park for free in our South Terminal long stay car park free for two hours. 

Terms and conditions for the competition

  • To enter the competition, an entrant must complete the printed entry card in London News Company/ WHSmith Gatwick stores by 9.45am on Sunday 31 July 2016.  Entry by any persons that are employed by Gatwick Airport Limited or WHSmith is prohibited.
  • Entry will close at 9:45am(GMT) on 31 July 2016.
  • From all correct entries received, one winner will be selected at random to win a signed copy of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child.
  • No correspondence will be entered into regarding the selection of the winner.
  • Gatwick Airport Limited will carry out the prize draw by 1 August 2016. Entries submitted after the closing time on 31 July 2016, will be invalid and will not be included in the Prize Draw. Incomplete entries and entries from third party agents or bulk entries will not be eligible for the Prize Draw. Gatwick Airport Limited will not be responsible for any entries that are not received by it for any reason, by the closing date, whether lost, delayed, corrupted or otherwise, and whether or not due to any technical difficulties or malfunctions.
  • By providing their contact details participants agree to be entered into the Prize Draw.
  • Gatwick Airport Limited will contact the winner via email using the contact details on the winner’s data capture form by 10 August 2016.
  • By entering this Prize Draw, entrants agree to be bound by these terms and conditions of this Competition and by any other requirements set out in the promotional material.
  • The winner may be required to participate in publicity.
  • The winner’s name may be announced via email and on the Gatwick Facebook page.
  • In the event that the winner does not get in touch with Gatwick Airport Limited in response to the email as mentioned in clause 7 above to claim the prize within 7 working days of such email notification, Gatwick Airport Limited reserves the right to select an alternative winner.
  • Gatwick Airport Limited reserves the right to disqualify entries for breach of these terms and conditions.
  • All entries become property of Gatwick Airport Limited, whose decision in all matters is final.
  • No purchase necessary.
  • Gatwick Airport Limited accepts no liability after delivery dispatch of the prize to the winner.
  • Gatwick Airport Limited, at its absolute discretion, may vary, amend or withdraw this promotion at any time without notice.


  • Entrants must be aged 18 or over and a UK resident. 
  • Entry is restricted to one entry per person; duplicate entries will be removed.


  • There is one prize to be won: a signed copy of Harry Potter and The Cursed Child.
  • The prize cannot be exchanged for cash and is not transferrable and cannot be replaced if lost, stolen or damaged once issued. 
  • Gatwick Airport Limited reserves the right to substitute the prize.
  • The promoter of this competition is Gatwick Airport Limited.