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Living in Luton, England:
Tips for Moving and Visiting

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If you've been wondering what it's like to live in or visit Luton, the Crowdsourced Explorer community can help. We asked eight people living in Luton what someone who is considering moving to or visiting there should know. Here are their pros and cons, tips, and advice:

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The weather often drastically change in Luton. At times it is overwhelmingly hot, only to reach freezing temperatures the very next day. However, the weather can also be quite calming especially when the soothing wind awakens you in the mornings. Luton is an awfully small city giving it a very welcoming feel to it.

Luton is a diverse town, in which many cultures have come together. There are people from all around who enjoy and share the local greenery. Parks, such a Wardown and Whipsnade, offer people the space to enjoy the natural landscape, on their own or with their friends and loved ones.

Charlotte, says: 2020

Luton is a large diverse town in Bedfordshire, in the south of England. The town is a property hotspot due to it being a key commuter for those who work in London. Luton hosts the biggest one day carnival in the UK. The London Luton Airport is one of the main employers in the town and is the fifth busiest in the UK.

Someone moving to Luton should know about both perks and disadvantages. Luton is the closest town to London by train with only a 21 min ride, making it the perfect place whilst working in London. My town is also a very busy place with a mall and quite a few nice places to eat out from. However, although Luton is cheaper to live in than London, it stays an expensive town to live in with an average rent of £700, excluding bills, for a single occupant. Advantages and disadvantages of moving to Luton must both be considered before making a final decision.

Mohammed, says: 2020

I would advise against moving to this city, as there is a high crime rate and the unemployment is at record levels. The city does have some redeeming features; as it sits within the M25 corridor, it’s ideal for those wishing to commute to London. There are also several areas of natural beauty in the county of Bedfordshire.

Someone moving to Luton should know about the excellent transportation links. There are a variety of options available to members of the public, such as, train and bus. Also, the fares are reasonably priced which means both students and the elderly can use public transport to get to their desired destination.

A person moving to the town of Luton should be aware should be acutely aware of two main issues: crime and multiculturalism. Crime has risen steadily throughout the area, leading to a number of particularly dangerous areas, mainly in the centre. Multiculturalism, on the other hand, has increased both the vibrancy and the eclecticism of Luton, resulting in an altogether pleasant and interesting experience when visiting certain quarters of the town.

Luton is a historically industrial town, home to Vauxhall motors and, once upon a time, a thriving hat-making industry. The nickname of our local football team reflects this past connection, as they are known as “The Hatters.” While Luton experimented a large influx of Irish immigrants in the seventies, more modern residents tend to come from Bangladesh and Pakistan, making this one of the most multicultural towns in the UK.

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