City Guide



Introduction to Luton

Luton is a large multicultural town in Bedfordshire, England with a population of around 200,000. It has its own international airport – London Luton airport, and the University of Bedfordshire has a campus within the town. London is only 30 miles to the south of Luton and so within easy reach.

Luton is renowned for hat making and the business dates back as far as the 1600s in the town. Hat makers can still be found there today. The local football team Luton Town FC are even nicknamed 'The Hatters' in a nod to the industry in the town.

Image courtesy of Love Luton