As of 1 July 2016, Bag Drop and check-in assist desks at London Gatwick (LGW) will open 3 hours before scheduled departure time. 

Currently, LGW customers can drop off bags at any time on the day of departure.  The -3hour bag drop is in line with LHR and majority of British Airways' outstations.

Self Service Kiosk Check in, Premium check in and Twilight/Early check in*  are unaffected by this change

(*customers are able to drop bags off between 1600 and 2200 for all flights departing  the following day up to 1515)