Luton Travel Guide

  • St. Mary
    St. Mary
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  • The town centre.
    The town centre.
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  • At Luton airport
    At Luton airport
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Luton Highlights

  • Pro
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    citytrip says…

     Airport good for budget flights. 

  • Con
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     Ugly and run down. 

  • In a nutshell
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     Persevere and you might be pleasantly surprised! 

Luton Things to Do

  • Water Feature

    Not exactly the greatest tip but it was hot when I visited and going for a paddle in the town centre's water feature/fountain was fun. It was me and a mass of toddlers....you just know the other adults wished they could relax and get their feet wet.

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  • Luton's only redeeming feature

    Luton airport, when it was plain (or is it plane ?) Luton airport was run by the local council and happily ferried people to their two week annual packaged holiday on the Spanish costas.It's only claim to fame was that it was the rather surreal catchphrase of Lorraine Chase who would answer any sophisticated question with the immortal words 'nahh...

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  • Get Out Of There!

    The first thing you should do when you come to Luton is leave. Or at least drive to Milton Keynes (just up the motorway, junction 14... i think?) It's fantastic for shopping, watch out for those roundabouts!

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Luton Restaurants

  • Home style food

    Fresh cooked home style food, as different from the formula chain/franchise food as you can get.The small restaurant is comfortable, staff are friendly and helpful. Seafood Risotto was paricularly good and like the other dishes was freshly prepared - we were told it would take 30 minutes as even the rice had to be cooked fresh. The veal dishes and...

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  • Indian tapas

    Located in Luton Town Centre , this Indian tapa's restaurant serves yummy dishes. The food is delicious and the portions are large (very large). The ambience is brilliant , has a modern touch , very relaxing and nice comfortable seats. The staff are polite and very friendly. I cebrated my birthday at this restaurant and it was a memorable...

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  • Why Thailand Is Definitely On My "Must...

    The thing that really impresses me about Thai food is the clean-ness of the flavours. The basic ingredients are treated with respect, the seasonings are simple and non-competitive allowing everything on the plate to keep it's own character.I've yet to visit Thailand but all the tasters I've had over the years in various restaurants here in the UK,...

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Luton Nightlife

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    Frontage (On a Sunday Morning)

    by johngayton Updated Jan 5, 2010

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    I was out for a swift beer intending to head back to Polska Chata for dinner. This is the pub that my good old beer nose sniffed out! Yep - It rarely let's me down and certainly didn't do so here.

    A cheery "Good Evening!" from the landlady and a trio of hand-pumps instantly made me welcome. As befits any proper pub there was a mixed crowd - a slightly rowdy group of youngsters joshing each other good-naturedly at one end of the bar; a well-dressed middle-aged foursome, obviously out for a pre-dinner drink, occupying centre-stage, with myself and another similarly-aged guy at the other end. A few more youngsters were knocking back shooters round a table whilst a couple of twenty-something blokes were shooting pool.

    The pub looked as if it last had a major refurb about twenty years previously by someone quite sympathetic to trying to theme it as a pub. The twenty years of aging and bodged repairs having finally developed the character that perhaps the original themester had aimed for.

    An excellent pint of "Black Sheep" went down a treat and a second duly ordered. A mutual cigarette break on the heated patio served to commence the usual shooting of the bull - first about the weather, next about the beer.

    "What's that Black Sheep like?"

    "A nice clean bitter beer, from up North somewhere, Yorkshire, I think. It's in perfect nick"

    "Think I'll try one myself...Yep, not a bad pint at all."

    Before I knew it I was draining my third!

    I was getting a bit too comfortable. A fourth would have had me there for the night and a greasy kebab for supper. Regretfully I bade my farewells.

    Good pub!

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Luton Transportation

  • Luton Airport

    Although its website calls itself London-Luton airport, Luton is actually 40+ miles from the capital.It is used by many budget airlines so you may end up landing there. That's fine. There are good bus and train links to London.....but do allow plenty of time for onward travel. Transport info on the airport website below.Because it is a major budget...

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  • Taxi or not ?

    The actual distance from Luton airport to the Ibis hotel has been a subject for discussion on many websites. It's been officially described as 600 metres which I think is about right but I've read some comments on the route that I discovered were quite misleading. It's a perfectly straightforward route: cross the road outside the terminal in the...

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  • From Central London to Luton Airport by...

    This is something I haven't used personally but it certainly looks an attractive budget option if you need to get to and from Luton Airport and London.The EasyBus service is run by EasyJet but is not exclusively for EasyJet customers - in fact you don't even have to be flying to use it.Buses run direct from several pick-up points in London 24 hours...

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Luton Shopping

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    by awladhassan Written Oct 26, 2005

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    Luton’s Andale Shopping Centre, home of many top brands, is an ideal way to spend some time when visiting Luton. Ideally located in the centre of Luton close to road and rail links, the Arndale offers over 110 shops, and a covered market housing 145 stalls.

    What to buy: anything

    What to pay: whatever you can afford

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Luton Warnings and Dangers

  • Luton is not London.

    You may book a flight to 'London Luton', especially if you are using a European budget airline. Many budget airlines flying into the UK use London Luton and London Stansted airports.You should be aware that neither Luton nor Stansted are actually in London. Luton is a large industrial town 40+ miles away from the capital city, Stansted is in...

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  • Luton airport security can be...

    I've travelled from Luton airport many times over the past few years. It's quite a small airport which deals with large numbers of people travelling on European budget airlines and also large numbers of package holidaymakers.At first, getting through security was ok. I always go through about 1.5 hours before my flight leaves, to be on the safe...

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  • Where do I start!?

    ok, i live in luton so i guess i would kno most about this, to be honest it does get a bad press for the crime rates, but ive never had a prob after clubbing in town centre. whatever you do do not go through Marsh Farm at night, or Lewsey Farm or Houghton Regis. besides the fact theyre *** holes, and there'll be no reason for u to go there, you'll...

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Luton Sports & Outdoors

  • Luton town FC.

    Luton Town FC is a football club and they play now 2012 in a lower division since I got to like them. Then they played in the best league in England. I started to like them when they played in Sweden and also my home town Eskilstuna is a friendly city with them.

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  • Luton Town

    Luton Town play professional football in Division 2 of the Nationwide League. Their nickname is The Hatters and they play at Kenilworth Road, Luton. It is a small stadium which once boast a plastic Pitch and a controversial Members only scheme. To watch the match the only equipment you really need is a good strong voice to sing your club`s songs...

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  • Luton As A Tourist Attraction??

    I have to give Luton 10 out of 10 for effort. Everyone loves a tryer and whilst not many people seem to love Luton at least everything of note is well signposted. OK most of the signposts show the way to the County Court (which is a particularly unlovely building and probably unloved too) but they are there and you need never get lost in the town...

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  • The University of Luton’s Park Square...

    The University of Luton’s Park Square campus is opposite St Mary’s Parish Church.Address: Park Square, Luton, LU1 3JUMore info: http://www.luton.ac.uk

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  • St Mary's Parish Church

    Opposite the University of Luton’s Park Square campus. Address: Church Street, Luton, LU1 3JFMore info: http://www.lutonchurches.org.uk/stmarysluton.htm

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