Situated around 30 miles north of the capital and formerly a part of Bedfordshire, the town of Luton is nowadays self-administered.
Home to nearly 200,000 residents, the town is easily accessible by road or rail, but is perhaps best known for its bustling airport.
London Luton Airport, as it is known, is one of the busiest airports in the south of England with around 9 million passengers passing through its doors every year. The main terminal building is an impressive construction of glass and metal, whose design is based on a concept of renowned architect Sir Norman Foster.
The town was, until 2002, the site of a giant Vauxhall car plant which provided much local employment, due to this fact since then the airport's success has become key to that of Luton.
Read more about Luton in the About Luton section.