The town of Luton, in South England's Bedfordshire, is around 30 miles northwest of London. Historically, it was known for its large Vauxhall Motors factory and hatmaking industry, and today, Luton is home to one of Britain’s major airports and a football club, ‘the Hatters’. The multicultural town boasts several attractions, including 92 listed buildings, educational establishments such as the University of Bedfordshire, museums, parks, gardens, and lots of shopping.
If you’re planning a visit to the city, stay at a comfortable and conveniently located hotel in Luton. Use Opodo’s user-friendly search engine to see the best hotel offers. Simply key in your destination, preferred arrival and departure dates, and the number of rooms and guests, and the results will be displayed in a few seconds. Filters also narrow down your choices according to budget, desired amenities, bed preferences, guest ratings, and accessibility for travellers with disabilities.
To be close to Luton's main attractions, consider staying at a hotel at the centre of Luton. History lovers will want to visit the Stockwood Discovery Centre, formerly known as the Stockwood Craft Museum. Admission is free and the centre has an amazing collection of rural crafts and archaeological artefacts. Visit historic Luton Town Hall, which was reconstructed in 1936 after the original building was burned to the ground in the 1919 Peace Day riots. Another point of interest is Wardown House, Museum and Gallery, a Victorian mansion exhibiting traditional Bedfordshire crafts such as hatmaking and lacemaking.
In need of a break? Go to Stockwood Park in the Farley Hill estate and take advantage of its beautiful gardens, craft museum, and golfing facilities. Stroll, run, stretch, or simply admire the greenery. Also worth a visit is Wardown Park, a short walk from the town’s centre. Featuring a lakeside setting and the Daisy Chain wall, which separates the park's main area from an ornamental garden, the park is home to the Wardown Museum and the Luton Town and Indians Cricket Club. If you have children with you, bring them to 600-acre ZSL Whipsnade Zoo or the Dunstable Downs for wildlife watching and nature walks. At night, hit the area's casinos and international restaurants or enjoy a drink at a local pub.
By staying at a hotel in central Luton, you'll have access to many of the town's historic buildings, churches, museums, and galleries. It's easy to walk around the city, or if you like, to use public transportation to go sightseeing. You could always stay at your hotel and dine in, but in the centre, you'll find plenty of restaurants, cafés, eateries, bars, and clubs to explore, giving you the chance to mingle with the locals. Hotels around Stuart Street, Hastings Street, and Tennyson Road are ideal locations if you prefer to be at the heart of Luton.
If you have an early flight out of the city, consider booking a hotel near Luton Airport or in Wigmore, Putteridge, or Stopsley. And if you have your own vehicle, you could opt for a cheap hotel on the outskirts of the city – but be sure to one book early, as they're quite popular and fill up fast. There are also luxurious accommodations in Bedfordshire's countryside, often in historic settings with lavish interiors and antique furnishings.