There is plenty to see and do if you’re in the area, whether you’re staying for a day or a couple of weeks.
1) Visit Wardown Park Museum. Learn about traditional local crafts, such as hat-making and lace-making, and look at some Saxon jewellery.
2) Go shopping in The Mall Luton, locally known by its former name, The Arndale. Plenty of choice is available here, whether you’re looking for clothes or electrical goods.
3) Enjoy dinner at one of Luton’s restaurants. The town has a diverse population, and its restaurants reflect this, with a wide range of cuisines on offer.
4) Visit Dunstable Downs, an area of outstanding natural beauty. Explore this picturesque area by walking, and browse the visitor centre.
5) See Someries Castle, one of the first brick structures in the country, dating back to the 15th Century!
6) If you’re a railway enthusiast, make a journey to the Leighton Buzzard Railway. It’s a light railway that opened in 1919 and is still in use today. Take a ride on it, too!
7) Interested in codebreaking? Go and see Bletchley Park, where codebreakers worked tirelessly to crack Enigma during World War Two. Their efforts were invaluable!
8) Visit Verulamium, an ancient Roman city, whose remains lie just outside St Albans – a 20 minute drive away!
9) See the animals at Whipsnade Zoo or, a little further away, at Woburn Safari Park. Woburn is home to lions, tigers and bears – and you could even get to touch an elephant!
10) Go for a day out in London. After all, Luton Airport bears the name of the capital, too – so go and see Buckingham Palace and St Paul’s Cathedral!