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Luton Guide

Posted at 21 October 2022 in Village Life, Travel & Culture

Luton is a great place to indulge in some retail therapy and is full of independent restaurants and bars if you prefer somewhere less busy than the hustle and bustle of London. There's plenty to do in Luton and it is surrounding areas, from The Mall to The Hat Factory.   

With excellent connections to central London and Luton airport, our student accommodation is conveniently located right in the middle of The University of Bedfordshire campus.    

Check out our guide to some great student-friendly spots in and around the town. 

Stockwood Discovery Centre 

Boasting a thrilling programme of exhibitions, an award-winning carriage display, and breathtaking walled gardens, the Stockwood Discovery Centre is the perfect place to visit to learn more about Luton's history.  

The museum galleries bring the stories of the locals to life, dating from prehistoric times to the present day. If you fancy a bite to eat, the on-site café serves homegrown food using fruit and veg from their garden.    

Wanting to plan a trip to the Stockwood Discovery Centre? It's a 24-minute walk from Fitzroy and Wenlock Courts, our Luton student accommodation. 

Whipsnade Zoo  

Owned by the Zoological Society, a charity devoted to the worldwide conservation of animals and their habitats, Whipsnade Zoo and safari park is a great day out for any animal lover.    

Home to Lions, Tigers, Elephants and even Red Pandas, the zoo offers daily 'meet the animals' experiences giving you a chance to get close to some of their most popular animals.    

If you're staying with us at Fitzroy and Wenlock Courts, you can get to Whipsnade Zoo by car in just 20 minutes. 

The Bear Club  

If you’re a jazz, blues, or alternative music fan, check out The Bear Club, located in Luton Town Centre.   

With weekly gigs from Thursday through Sunday, The Bear Club is the perfect place to visit if you want to listen to some live music and is just a quick five-minute walk from Fitzroy and Wenlock Courts. 

The Hat Factory  

Enjoy Luton's thriving arts scene by taking a trip to the Hat Factory. Located just a nine-minute walk from Fitzroy and Wenlock Courts, you can experience live music, contemporary dance, theatre, films, and workshops all in one place!   

A diverse programme of events throughout the year allows your creativity to flourish.   

The Galaxy Centre  

Fancying a trip out with your flatmates? The Galaxy Centre has something for everyone!    

Home to a nine-screen cinema, bowling alley, arcade, gym, and plenty of restaurants and bars, you’ll never get bored when you visit The Galaxy Centre. 


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