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Luton Borough Council

Luton - the best of many worlds

An ideal place for business or pleasure. Luton is a vibrant, exciting town nestled between the beautiful Chiltern Hills offering many brilliant and convenient advantages for Visitors.

Our town is a bustling and lively place with a strong cosmopolitan feel. Home to people speaking more than 100 different languages, Luton boasts its own international airport and great road and rail links to the rest of the UK.

Yet it is also surprisingly green with lots of landscaped parks – one of them fully restored in painstaking detail to its former Edwardian splendour – and also with beautiful countryside within easy reach.

And, of course, the City and West End are just 40 minutes away by train.

Major improvements have been made to the town centre in recent years, with more to follow.

Shopping is good, with The Mall – home to many national high street retailers – completing a further major upgrade recently. Many of the surrounding streets and squares offer a rich variety of specialist stores and pavement cafes in an attractive, pedestrian friendly environment.

There is a great choice of places to eat and drink, and Luton’s nightlife is up there with the best. It’s a safe place too, with the police, council and local pubs and clubs working well together to make sure everyone can enjoy themselves peacefully. 

Sports and keep-fit facilities are excellent, and our 18-hole public golf course is the best for miles around. Luton also has a theatre, the Hat Factory arts centre and a multiplex cinema all within the town centre.

The town’s museums are well worth a visit as well: the award-winning Wardown Park Museum holds a fantastic collection of hats and lace that attracts visitors from across the country.

Stockwood Discovery Centre is another of the town’s major attractions, dedicated to the arts, crafts and trades of rural Bedfordshire. Its beautiful period gardens represent over nine centuries of English horticultural history, while the Ian Hamilton Finlay sculpture garden is the only example of the artist’s work outside of Scotland, and the Mossman Collection of horse-drawn vehicles is the largest of its kind on public display in Britain, telling the story of what life was like centuries before the invention of the motor car.

All in all, Luton is a place with a lot to say for itself, offering the best of many different worlds.

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