Luton

Luton

Things to do - general

Luton is a large town based in Bedfordshire, England. It is located 30 km east of Aylesbury, 20 km west of Stevenage, 50 km north-northwest of London, and 40 km southeast of Milton Keynes. Luton population is around 258,000.

London Luton Airport, opened in 1938, is one of Britain’s major airports, the fourth largest serving London, is a base for easyJet and Ryanair.

The University of Bedfordshire is based in the town and has over 22,000 students, from more than 120 countries, at its six campuses.

The Luton Carnival is claimed to be the largest one-day carnival in Europe.

Famous Lutonians include composer David Arnold, singer Paul Young and cricketer Monty Panesar.

Luton has long been associated with the hat industry and Luton Town football club are known as the Hatters. League Two team Luton Town Football Club includes in its history several spells in the top flight of the English league as well as a Football League Cup triumph in 1988.

Luton had a large Vauxhall Motors factory. Car production at the plant began in 1905 and continued until 2002. Production of commercial vehicles continues, and the head office of Vauxhall Motors is still situated in the town.

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Country Great Britain
Currency usedGBP
Area (km2)43.35

Sports & nature

In Luton we have countless parks and fields to enjoy, especially in the summer, including the famous Wardown Park, which contains a lake and has plenty sports grounds surrounding it. Another spacious place to play football and enjoy the swings and slides is Kingsway Park.

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Nightlife info

Luton comes alive in the night with many clubs and pubs located on the outside of the main Town Centre, Luton Mall which includes The Yates and popular nightclub Edge. Hungry after a long night out? Don't worry! You will find plenty of food shops open till late. The Galaxy is the main entertainment hub as it includes a Cineworld Cinema, Desert places, Nandos and Bowling.

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Culture and history info

We have three inspiring heritage sites: Stockwood Discovery Centre, Wardown House Museum and The Hat Factory Arts Centre. Our very own Luton Library showcases many pantomimes and plays for you to enjoy and have been doing so for the past 50 years. In Luton we pride ourselves on diversity and our very mixed communities. We welcome people from all around the world.

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