Luton rises in popularity as alternative to London

Top Quote Only 25 minutes from the centre of London, increasing numbers of travellers are choosing to stay in Luton rather than the capital when they visit Britain. End Quote
  • (1888PressRelease) January 17, 2014 - The Bedfordshire town is only 30 miles north of central London and is a perfect choice for the traveller looking for a convenient place to stay. Luton is served by London Luton Airport, which boasts connections to India, China and South Africa, as well as a plethora of European cities, including Dublin, Amsterdam, Budapest, Madrid and Berlin.

    At peak times, trains depart for the capital every five minutes and will be at St Pancras or even The City itself in a matter of minutes. Conveniently located on the M1 motorway, the town is also proving to be a popular out-of-city stay for business travellers and tourists within the UK.

    But Luton is not only an accommodation point for those travelling into London - it has a wide range of its own facilities and there is plenty to do in Luton.

    During May, the town plays host to one of Europe's biggest one-day carnivals, with street food, culture, colourful costumes and music from all over the world. There are also a selection of museums, including the Wardown Park Museum, which focuses on traditional local industry and crafts, and the Mossman Collection, a selection of horse-drawn vehicles, some dating back to the 1700s. The famous Whipsnade Zoo, which is Britain's biggest, and Woburn Safari Park, a drive-through wild animal park, are also nearby.

    On the footsteps of the Chilterns Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, choosing Luton accommodation gives the perfect opportunity to make the most of the outdoor activities of the region. On the doorstep of the airport is the fantastic Ramada Encore London Luton Airport Hotel, perfect for exploring the region or travelling into London.

    A company spokesman said: "Luton has fantastic access to the centre of London, which is what makes it a great place to stay when visiting the UK. The Ramada Encore London Luton Airport Hotel provides everything you need to ensure a successful and enjoyable trip and, what's more, is only a few minutes by train, coach or car. However, it is not only its proximity to London which makes Luton a perfect choice for accommodation. There is plenty to do nearby, from world-class zoos to great museums and outdoor activities."