Luton is a vibrant town on the fringes of The Chilterns and is home to a thriving multi-cultural population. We have a terrific range of hotels near Luton Airport giving you the opportunity to discover a town that has been noted for its millinery industry since the 18th century.
There is a range of cheap hotels near Luton Airport, with some of them even being within walking distance. There are several Luton Airport hotels with parking just a short drive from the airport. Most cheap hotels near Luton Airport provide a free shuttle service to and from the terminal. These Luton Airport hotels with parking deliver a stress-free start to your trip.
Getting from London to Luton Airport
The airport and all hotels near Luton Airport are easily accessible from London. If you have booked a Luton Airport hotel and parking, leave the M1 motorway at Junction 10. The train to Luton Airport departs from St Pancras International Station and arrives at Luton Airport Parkway. The National Express Coach and Green Line Bus services run from London Victoria Coach Station to right outside the terminal building.
Located 29 miles north of central London, Luton Airport has one large terminal with a varied choice of passenger services. There is a good range of Luton Airport parking both on and off-site, but if you want to take the stress out of holiday travel, why not stay overnight at one of the nearby Luton Airport hotels? Staying in hotels near Luton Airport ensures you arrive at the terminal with time to browse the shops or enjoy a pre-flight meal.
Passenger facilities at Luton Airport include:
Shops: duty-Free, books, health and wellness products, fashion and clothing, technology, travel products, sunglasses, snacks and more.
Eateries. Enjoy: coffee shops, an Italian restaurant, a sushi bar, a pub and kitchen, a bar, and more.
Currency Exchange, ATMs and Wi-Fi access
What to do in Luton Town
Luton was at the centre of the hat-making industry, has an extensive history of car manufacturing and has a heritage that goes back even further. At Stockwood Discovery Centre you'll see the town's history told through vivid displays covering geology, archaeology, social evolution and rural life in the town. See a rare medieval jug, a variety of vintage vehicles and Luton's last tram. There is an amazing collection of horse-driven carriages and early 19th-century cars. The centre also features an ever-changing exhibition, splendid gardens and a playground to keep the little ones entertained.
Delightfully landscaped Wardown Park is home to a museum which features a range of exhibitions including regimental art, more than 600 hats in the Women's Hat Industry collection, industry, Bedfordshire lace and cars built in the area.
Luton Town FC plays their home games at Kenilworth Road and goes by the nickname of The Hatters, in reference to the industry most associated with the town. Luton Town have had their ups and downs over the years, including time spent in England's top flight to falling out of the league altogether, before returning in 2014.
Eating and drinking near Luton town
For good craic in Bedfordshire, look no further than O'Shea's, an Irish, family-run pub that serves great food in a warm, welcoming bar. The pub is the ideal place to watch the big game on the TV screen while enjoying a pint, and expect live music at the weekends. Established for more than a quarter of a century, The Wigmore is the fish and chips shop of choice in Luton where you'll get a satisfying meal to eat in or take away. Providing traditional Indian cuisine with a contemporary twist, Ashiyana is relatively new in town but is already building a strong reputation for itself. And, although billing itself as a jazz and blues venue, The Bear Club has a wider repertoire of music on offer and serves a revolving roster of world beers, wines and liquors.
Shopping in and around Luton town
Luton's shopping centre, The Mall, has two floors full of high-street retailers including Debenhams, M&S, Boots and Tesco.