A student's guide to Luton

  • Notable Residents

    (past & present)

    Paul Young (Musician)
    Sir Alec Jeffreys (Geneticist and inventor of genetic fingerprinting)
    Elizabeth Price (Artist)

  • Population: 240,000

    • About Luton

      Luton is a town located just 30 miles from London a vibrant, exciting town nestled between the Chiltern Hills.

      The town itself is a bustling and lively place with a strong cosmopolitan feel. Home to people speaking more than 100 different languages, Luton boasts its own international airport and great road and rail links to the rest of the UK. Yet it is also surprisingly green with lots of landscaped parks. 

      Neither Luton nor Bedford are renown for their nightlife, but both are big enough to offer a decent array or pubs, bars and a few clubs lasting long into the night. A short train ride into London is available for those who want more from their night out, with the bright lights and big smoke only half hour or so away along the rails.

      Points of Interest

      Map Key

      • City Centre
      • University of Bedfordshire


      Student Accomodation in Luton

      Nearby Universities

      Interesting Facts

      • Apparently the term 'mad as a hatter' comes from the Luton hat making industry

      • The man responsible for pioneering the DNA fingerprinting process, Sir Alec Jeffreys, was born in Luton!

      • The first ever Domino's Pizza