Located fifty kilometers away from London, Luton is a large town. The economy of this town is dependent on engineering, millinery and manufacturing of cars. however with the change of times, the town is moving towards service sector jobs and more people are getting involved in such jobs.
This town is one of the main sites for the campus of the University of Bedfordshire. The other campus is located in Bedford. This university caters to the higher education needs of the people in this town.
The town has a lot of tourist attractions. Some of the notable ones in the town include the Wardown park, Wardown park museum, Stockwood discovery centre, Stockwood park, Dunstable Downs, The hat factory, Luton Hoo, Someries castle, Wrest park, Woburn safari Park, Leagrave park and many more. The presence of so many landmarks has led to the growth and development of the tourism industry in this region.
Luton Carnival is the largest carnival in Europe which takes place for one day. The festival takes place in the late May Bank Holiday. The crowd turn up at the festival is more on this occasion. There are music stages and stalls in the town set up during this time. St. Patrick’s Day is also celebrated in a large manner in this town. A parade, market stalls, music stands and Irish themed events take place during this time in the town.
Football, rugby, speedway racing are some of the games which are very popular among the people in this town.