large town in Bedfordshire, England

Luton is a large town in Bedfordshire, England. It is about 30 miles (48 km) north of London.


Luton was started in about the 6th century by the Saxons, based by the River Lea.[1] It has a history of industry: making hats and Vauxhall cars for example.


Luton is a unitary authority, which means it is governed locally by its own council, Luton Borough Council.[2] It is represented by two members of parliament.


Its football club is in the English football league and play at Kenilworth Road.[3] Their nickname is 'The Hatters'. They are called this because of Luton's history of making straw hats.


Luton town has a large immigrant population, which consists mainly of people of Pakistani and Bengali origin.[4]


  1. History of Luton
  2. Luton Council Website
  3. History of Luton Town F.C.
  4. "Local Authority by Ethnic Group". Office for National Statistics.

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