Luton is a bustling and lively place with a strong cosmopolitan
feel. It's a town with its own international airport and great road
and rail links to the rest of the UK. It's also home to people from
more than a hundred different nations.
Big improvements have been made to the town centre, with more
set to follow. Historic areas and listed buildings are being
restored, including the town's 19th century hat factories and some
fine examples of art deco architecture.
Shopping is good, and the Mall Arndale, home to many national
high street retailers, is currently undergoing a further major
upgrade. Many of the surrounding streets and squares offer a rich
variety of specialist stores and pavement cafes in an attractive,
There's 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 Luton museum and art gallery holds a fantastic
collection of hats and lace that attacts visitors from across the
country. The recently opened 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 horticulture 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.