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Luton itself is a fairly uninspiring place so we hope that you won't mind us showing you a picture of the London Eye, one of the top tourist attractions in the capital.
Luton is a densely populated town situated in the glorious county of Bedfordshire. Surrounded by picturesque villages and vast expanses of natural and agricultural landscape, Luton is a stone’s throw from some of the most desirable settings in the country.
With excellent accessibility to other parts of the country, Luton attracts a huge amount of interest from businesses and travellers. Many visitors are content with passing through Luton while others find plenty to keep them occupied here between meetings and flights.
Home of the great poet John Hegley, who sings the town’s praises at every opportunity across the country, Luton is either loved or detested. Receiver of the accolade of “Crappiest Town” by its own inhabitants, John Hegley has to work rather hard to convince his audiences.
The local football club Luton Town FC gets its nickname, “The Hatters” after the town’s former occupation of straw-hat making. Hat manufacturing lost its dominance in 1905 when Vauxhall Motors became established and the main employer in the town.
Situated in the town centre is the University of Luton with vast numbers of students bringing life and coloured scarves to the pedestrian walkways. About the town are a number of eating establishments as well as bars and pubs that have appeared as a result of student demand.
Those seeking retail therapy need look no further than the town centre for relief. Opened in 1972, the under cover Arndale Shopping Centre was once famed for its pink flamingos as well as its wide choice of shops and department stores. In addition the high street can offer a range of designer boutiques and market stalls.
Opened in 1938, London Luton Airport has grown in stature with recent years and the current trend and demand for low cost airlines. EasyJet has flown from Luton Airport ever since 1995 and current offers 26 destinations from this popular location. The airport is easily linked to London via the brand new airport Thameslink Parkway railway station.
An overnight stay in the town would involve a meal in town possibly at the Galaxy. A multi-screen cinema, a bingo hall, a pub, a nightclub, an amusement arcade and Indian, Chinese banquet houses as well as a Nandos are on offer on this vibrant venue. Followed by some live music and a drink in one of many of the town’s public houses.
If this isn’t your cup of tea, you are only about a thirty minute’s train journey from London’s Kings Cross, opening up a wider base of attractions, sights and things to do. Within an hour, you could jump on the Thameslink railway and head for Leicester Square, purchase a discount theatre ticket at the half price ticket booth and enjoy a meal before the curtain opens.
Luton isn’t all boarded up buildings as many would like you to believe. It is a town that for many years has swapped its cultural identity for a constant shift of building and redevelopment. Luton is divided into residential areas such as Limbury Mead, Bury Park, New Town and Lewsey Farm. All roads from these districts lead to the town centre. The one-way road system in the town centre is at best challenging so if it can be avoided to escape disruption, do so.
In addition to its excellent shopping centre and vibrant town centre, the landscape of Luton involves a surprising amount of green. Stockwood Park is situated just off the M1 at junction 10 and offers a municipal golf course, athletics track and plenty of parkland. Look out for the Mossman Collection made up of vintage cars and carriages as well as a museum and teashop. Not too far from the town centre is Wardown Park offering a victorian boating lake, playground, crazy golf, museum and plenty to explore. Wardown serves the people of Bury Park which has a limited amount of green space to offer of its own. The Dallow Downs is situated in the heart of the Dallow Road region and has recently been declared a SSSI (Site of Special Scientific Interest) and is a great place to escape to.
The Dunstable Downs are a half hour journey away from Luton on the outskirts of Dunstable. The views from the top of the Downs are incredible and the perfect getaway for rambling and learning to glide. Next door to the Downs is the Ivinghoe beacon, Ashridge Park and Whipsnade Wild Animal Park.
Lutonians and their visitors are privileged to be surrounded by pretty country villages like Kimpton, Kensworth and Redbourne. A fifteen minute drive from the heart of the town centre in daytime traffic will take you to the borders of the stunning Bedfordshire countryside.
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is situated just over 3 kilometres away from Luton town centre.
The regular Thameslink
service travels to the south coast, the Midlands and offers an efficient London multi-destination service within a half hour journey of Luton.
The airport railway station is called Luton Parkway with a five minute free shuttle bus service to and from the main terminal. A thirty-five minute journey from London’s King’s Cross station, Luton Parkway also connects to London Gatwick Airport travelling as far south as Brighton.
Luton RailAir is a dedicated airport coach link service running from Milton Keynes train station to London Luton Airport running every hour.
An express minibus service, easyBus runs to/from London’s Baker Street. This service is direct with no stops in between and is caught from Bay 4 outside the main airport terminal building.
National Express run a number of services that connect the airport to Cambridge, Birmingham, Gatwick, Stansted and Heathrow Airports, Liverpool, Manchester, Northampton, East Midlands and Milton Keynes.
Passengers travelling from surrounding areas can benefit from the frequent bus services that pass at regular intervals through the towns of Watford, Luton town centre, St Albans, Harpenden, Dunstable, Leighton Buzzard and Milton Keynes.
Travelling by car is not a problem at London Luton Airport with ample car parking spaces that can be booked in advance. Travelling from and around London, you can take the M25 then the M1 exit following signs for Junction 10 Luton Airport signs.
If travelling to the airport from the east, take the A1 and A505 via Hitchin for Luton Airport.
Arriving at London Luton Airport from the west you will have either driven through Dunstable, in which case, you need to follow the signs, or via the M40/M25 joining the M1 at Junction 21. At Junction 10 on the M1 follow signs for the airport.