Located in the southeastern part of England, Luton is a big town as well as a local government district. It is located in the country of Bedfordshire and is about 32 miles north from London. This multicultural town is much popular for the London Luton Airport. In its past years, the town was the centre of the industry of straw and hat; hence the name of their football club, ‘The Hatters’. The town was also well-known for Whitbread brewing and Vauxhall.
Take cheap flights to Luton to enjoy its gardens, museums and sports facilities. There are several budget and luxury hotels in Luton to accommodate yourself and your family.
Wardown Park Museum, one of the best attractions in Luton, showcases the history of the town. Here, you get to see fabulous collection of hats and laces, fine arts, straw-painting, costumes, Victorian room settings, medieval guild books etc. It also holds special exhibitions throughout the year. And the good news is entry is free of cost.
Stockwood Park is a big urban park, extending over 100 hectares. It is adorned with formal gardens, crafts museum and extensive golfing facilities. The park houses a museum and several gardens.
The museum is called Stockwood Discovery Centre. It showcases rural crafts of Bedfordshire before the beginning of Industrial Revolution. The collection in this museum is one of the finest in the entire country.
As far as gardens in Stockwood Park is concerned, there are quite a few. The medieval garden consists of plants and herbs that can be used for healing, dyeing and cookery purposes. This garden showcases a quintessential trait of the Elizabethan garden i.e. it is laid out in knots. The Dutch garden is beautified with clipped urns and hedges. These replicate the garden in ‘Twickenham’ in Alexander Pope’s poem of the same name as well as the Great Linford Manor’s ‘Wilderness Garden’. Besides, there is also an Italian Garden and an Improvement Garden that is decorated with allusions to Rome and Greece. The Stockwood Park is surely a reason to take cheap flights to Luton.
Lovers of Bernard Shaw can visit his home in Luton, which is now under the National Trust.
Besides the ones mentioned above, there are several other attractions for you in Luton like the Someries Castle, Kenilworth Stadium and, of course, the Luton Carnival which is one of the largest summer carnivals in the whole of Europe.