Live in Luton to experience a multicultural town centre, close to London city and the pretty English countryside
Make Luton your student home to combine the convenience of life in a town with the adventure of exploring England’s beautiful rural areas. Everything you need is right there, from shops and cafés to excellent transport links and leisure and entertainment complexes. When it’s time to get back to nature, the stunning Chiltern Hills are on your doorstep.
Immerse yourself in Luton’s diverse food culture by sampling cuisines from around the world in vibrant Bury Park, with its Asian bazaar atmosphere. Record stores and quirky hat makers line the Victorian streets of High Town Road and cool, independent stalls fill Luton Market. For major high street stores, head to George Street and The Mall.
When you’ve got some free time, Luton’s many cultural attractions are a great way to pass the day. Head to the cutting-edge artistic hub, The Hat Factory, for theatre, film, live music, dance, exhibitions and club nights. Explore the ornate gardens and award-winning display of horse-drawn vehicles at Stockwood Discovery Centre. Learn about the town’s millinery heritage and lace-making history at Wardown Park Museum and watch a show at Luton Library Theatre.
Explore further afield on a day trip to the stately homes and glorious gardens at Luton Hoo, Wrest Park and Woburn Abbey, or meet the animals at ZSL Whipsnade Zoo. Central London is just 30 minutes away by train. And with London Luton Airport nearby, it’s easy to organise a weekend away with classmates.