London Luton Airport, previously the Luton International Airport, is a public-use international airport serving London in England. The airport is located 2.8 km east of the town centre in the Borough of Luton in Bedfordshire, about 56.5 km north of Central London. It is owned by the Luton Borough Council and operated by the London Luton Airport Operations Ltd. It serves as a base for EasyJet, Monarch, Thomson Airways, and Ryanair.
Where to go
Wardown Park Museum - The Wardown Park Museum is a museum that focuses on the traditional crafts of Bedfordshire, particularly lace-making and hat-making. It has a collection of over 600 hats, as well as decorative arts like Saxon jewellery and costumes, straw-plaiting, fine arts, and Victorian room settings. Formerly known as the Luton Museum & Art Gallery, the museum was established in 1930, housed in a large Victorian mansion in Wardown Park.
Whipsnade Zoo - Whipsnade Zoo, formerly Whipsnade Wild Animal Park, is a zoo and safari park owned by the Zoological Society of London. The park covers an area of 2.4 km2, making it one of the largest wildlife conservation parks in Europe. About 2,955 animals are present in the park, including those that are endangered in their natural habitat. The animals are housed in sizeable enclosures, which visitors can tour via the zoo's bus service, driving their own cars, or walking.
Stockwood Discovery Centre - Formerly known as Stockwood Craft Museum, the Stockwood Discovery Centre has displays relating to local Social History, Archaeology, Geology, and Rural Crafts. It also features the biggest horse-drawn carriages collection in Europe, the Mossman Collection. In addition, the gallery has extensive gardens and venues and facilities that can be rented for various events.
Someries Castle - The Someries Castle is a Scheduled Ancient Monument in the Parish of Hyde, southeast of Luton. It is said that the ghost of Sir John Wenlock, who built the 'castle' in the 15th century, haunts this fortified manor house.
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There are no direct regular scheduled passenger services from London Lutan Airport to long-haul destinations. It does connect to major airports in Europe, like the commercial airports in Paris, Lisbon, Amsterdam, Madrid, and Barcelona. It's also possible to go through the main international airport serving London instead, London Heathrow Airport. It offers flights to locations such as Mexico City, Beijing, Auckland, Los Angeles, Guangzhou, Bangkok, New York, Kuala Lumpur, Singapore, and Johannesburg.
How to get out
Majority of the destinations served by London Luton Airport is within Europe. There are scheduled passenger service to cities such as Belfast, Berlin, Bordeaux, Copenhagen, Glasgow, Hamburg, Milan, Munich, Naples, Nice, Paris, Reykjavik, Rome, Venice, and many others.
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