An Overview of Luton
The vibrant Borough of Luton is situated about 30 miles north of London, in the southern part of Bedfordshire. The Town offers an exciting mix of business, education, and leisure options including The Arndale Centre [one of the UK's largest indoor shopping complexes]; the University of Luton [rated the No.1 UK University for graduate employment]; access to Luton Town FC [1988 Littlewoods Cup winners, and riding high in Division 3]; the famous Luton Carnival [The UK's second largest one day festival]; and extensive road, rail, and air communication links to the rest of the UK, and beyond.
Although with a strong industrial heritage, Luton is situated close to the countryside, with the picturesque Chiltern Hills, and the famous Whipsnade Zoo right on it's doorstep. The local education facililities provide excellent learning insititutions for people at all ages, and stages, of their studies; including primary, secondary, postgraduate and vocational. Business and career opportunities abound, with many leading Companies choosing the area as their main base of operations including, EDS, EasyJet, and OAG. There are active sports and athletics clubs, live theatre, and a multi-screen cineplex and entertainment centre. And, with and extensive selection of traditional and ethnic restaurants, lively pubs, and cool nightclubs, there's always something to do in the evenings!
The area also has extensive communication networks to the rest of the UK, via road, rail, bus and air. The 'Thamelink' rail service offers frequent connections to St. Albans, London, Brighton, and Gatwick, and inter-city services to Leicester, Nottingham, Derby and Sheffield. The M1 motorway passes through the Town, with two junctions, and offers access to London, the Midlands and the M25. The London Luton Airport is one of the fastest growing airports in the UK, offering a myriad of business and leisure alternatives within Europe and beyond.
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