Local area guide

Living in Luton

Painless commuting, nearby countryside and affordable house prices: Luton's unique charm draws people from all walks of life.

Your guide to moving to Luton

Why Luton is a good place to live

With its seamless connection to London and close access to unspoiled Bedfordshire countryside, Luton ticks a lot of boxes when it comes to finding a great place to live.

Living in Luton blends rich history with a contemporary lifestyle, whether you're embracing the fantastic nightlife or diving into a world of culture. Some parts of Luton see higher crime rates than national averages, but there are initiatives in place to improve local infrastructure and safety.

From affordable housing options to a vibrant community spirit, Luton is a good place to live for people who value accessibility and a balanced lifestyle.

What is Luton famous for?

Luton is most famous for its annual Luton International Carnival, one of the largest carnivals in the country. This lively event celebrates the town's multicultural community and draws visitors from far and wide.

Things to do in Luton

Wardown Park is a picturesque green space in the heart of Luton where you can stroll through lush gardens and explore the museum. Luton Hoo Estate is another safe bet, offering stunning gardens with a lake and magnificent mansion.

Discover the rich heritage of Luton at the Stockwood Discovery Centre, a family-friendly attraction featuring exhibitions, gardens and interactive displays. The city centre boasts a diverse range of shops, cafes and restaurants, including excellent retail therapy at The Mall Luton.

If you fancy escaping the town for a day, the nearby Dunstable Downs and Chiltern Hills offer miles of footpaths weaving along chalky hillsides.

Average asking prices in Luton today

We update our average asking prices daily with data from millions of properties for sale.

Terraced

Avg. asking price

£290,000

218 properties for sale

Detached

Avg. asking price

£475,000

166 properties for sale

Semi-detached

Avg. asking price

£350,000

277 properties for sale

Flats

Avg. asking price

£170,000

328 properties for sale

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Local pubs in Luton

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  • White House

    Luton, Bedfordshire, LU1

    In the late 19th century, the Crown & Anchor Brewery stood on the site of this Wetherspoon pub, a short walk from the site of Luton’s first brewery. Founded by Thomas Burr, in 1780, it stood next to his family home, known as The White House.

  • Bailie

    Luton, Bedfordshire, LU1

    Small back street locals pub with an open plan layout around a central bar.

  • Castle

    Luton, Bedfordshire, LU1

    Luton's best alternative venue. Live music and DJs every weekend until 3am.

  • Off the Wall

    Luton, Bedfordshire, LU1

    Welcome to Off The Wall Pub in Luton Join us at Off The Wall, your local pub in Luton. We look forward to seeing you soon!

  • Great Northern

    Luton, Bedfordshire, LU1

    The term “little gem” has become something of a cliché but springs immediately to mind on entering this tiny one-bar pub.

Transport in Luton

Trains

Luton Railway Station offers frequent services to London. The Thameslink service connects Luton to London St Pancras International in around 25 to 30 minutes, making it a popular commuter route. You can also reach major cities like Bedford and Brighton with ease.

Buses

Luton's extensive bus network is managed by various operators, including Arriva and Centrebus, with regular routes around the city and surrounding areas.

Park and Ride

Luton has several Park and Ride services to ease the journey into the town centre, including the Luton Airport Parkway service and from Junction 10 of the M1.

Car

Luton has excellent road connectivity, particularly via the M1 motorway, which runs to the west of the town. The M1 allows for straightforward journeys to London (30 miles), Milton Keynes (20 miles) and Northampton (40 miles), with travel times varying based on traffic conditions.

Airports

London Luton Airport is one of the major airports serving the London area. The airport provides domestic and international flights, with convenient access via road and rail.

Transport connections in Luton

Luton
National Rail
0.4 miles / 0.6 km
Luton Airport Parkway
National Rail
1.1 miles / 1.8 km
Leagrave
National Rail
2.5 miles / 4.0 km
Harpenden
National Rail
5.3 miles / 8.5 km
Harlington (Bedfordshire)
National Rail
6.6 miles / 10.6 km
Hitchin
National Rail
8.4 miles / 13.5 km

Schools in Luton

Luton has a range of primary and secondary schools, both state-funded and independent. Notable schools in the area include Denbigh High School, The Lea Manor High School and Barnfield College. The University of Bedfordshire is a campus university that offers a diverse range of courses and is well-regarded for its research initiatives.

Schools in Luton

Dallow Primary School
Ages: 4 - 11 years old
Ofsted Rating: Good (2023)
Hillborough Infant and Nursery School
Ages: 3 - 7 years old
Ofsted Rating: Good (2023)
Hillborough Junior School
Ages: 7 - 11 years old
Ofsted Rating: Outstanding (2010)
Bury Park Educational Institute (Al - Hikmah Secondary School)
Ages: 9 - 19 years old
Tennyson Road Primary School
Ages: 4 - 11 years old
Farley Junior Academy
Ages: 7 - 11 years old