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Car Hire Luton Airport   by Fiona Hiliard

Luton and Luton Airport Featured Hotels  /  London Heathrow Hotels
Gatwick Airport Featured Hotels

London is a wonderful destination that is well worth exploring with car hire. Renting a car in London allows you to break out of the city and experience all that is unique. Whether you're visiting London on a flying visit or you're in for a longer stay, let car hire take you to your destination. Whatever way you plan to spend your time in London, you can be guaranteed a memorable travel adventure. Once you've picked up your car from Luton Airport, you're free to discover the charms of the city and the surrounding countryside. The following is a handy guide to how best to spend your time in London.

Luton Mini Guide:

London's Luton Airport is located 51 km outside of Central London. Luton Airport offers a number of services and facilities including: banks, ATMs, cafés, bars and restaurants. The airport is signposted on major routes including the M1, M25 and A1.

Things To See/Do in Luton-London

Luton is a large town located in the south of England. Aside from the airport, Luton is perhaps most famous today for being the home of Luton Town Football Club, who play in the Coca-Cola Football League Championship. The club's biggest success to date was winning the League Cup in 1988. The team's nickname, "the hatters" comes from Luton's flourishing millinery industry in the nineteenth century.

The town is also famous for Luton Carnival, which is held in May each year. The multicultural event has become the largest one-day carnival in Europe, with crowds of over 150, 000 on each occasion.

Luton's surrounding countryside has plenty on offer for those craving fresh air and wide-open spaces. Why not leave Luton behind and make a car hire journey to the nearby Whipsnade Wildlife Park and Zoo? The Wildlife Park and Zoo is home to over 2,500 animals and is one of the biggest conservation parks in Europe.

Active thrill-seekers may like to stop off at Dunstable Downs, (which forms part of the Chiltern Hills) for a spot of hang gliding or paragliding.

If that's not exciting enough, don't forget London city is never far away, offering superb shopping on Bond Street and Oxford Street, world-class theatre shows in the West End and of course museums, galleries and iconic features like Big Ben, London Bridge and Buckingham Palace.

Eating Out/Nightlife/Accommodation in Luton-London:

Eating out in Luton is cheap, given the town's growing population of budget conscious students. The town offers a range of eateries to suit all palates and budgets, including cosy gastro-pubs, sleek international restaurants and cheap cafés. The Bury Park area caters especially to Asian tastes. For a special night out it's well worth heading into London to its vast selection of trendy clubs and nightspots.

It's easy to find accommodation in Luton to fit every budget and requirement. Thrifty travellers can rest easy at The Red Lion Lodge Hotel, situated on Castle Street. The hotel deals in cheap room rates starting at £45 for a double room. Leaside Hotel & Restaurant is another budget option-special offers include family room rates priced at £80 a night.

Luton and Luton Airport Featured Hotels

About the Author - Fiona writes for Argus Rentals and Car Hire UK


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Best Western Menzies Strathmore Luton
Located in the heart of Luton, Menzies Strathmore Hotel is within proximity from the airport. Overlooking the Saint George Square, this property is close to the local attractions, which include Woburn Abbey and Whipsnade Zoo.  The on-site restaurant serves delectable cuisine for you to feast on. Guests can enjoy delicious snacks and refreshing drinks at the cafe, which is also an ideal place to relax after a tiring day.  The hotel also offers a Otium Health and Leisure Club, which includes a well-equipped gymnasium, sauna, swimming pool, spa and steam rooms for your mental as well as physical well being.
Chiltern Hotel Luton
If you are looking for an ideal holiday destination in Luton, the Chiltern Hotel is a perfect place for you to reside and explore the surrounding areas.  Situated near the M1 motorway, Chiltern Hotel Luton is placed just minutes from Luton town centre and is only a 10-minute drive to the Luton Airport.  Decorated in traditional style, the hotel features ensuite guestrooms that are elegantly furnished and come with an array of in-room amenities. Attentive room service is also available for your convenience.  Guests can dine at the onsite restaurant that serves delicious European and traditional cuisine in a warm and relaxed setting. The bar is also an ideal place for a refreshing drink and for meeting friends.
Days Hotel Luton
Creating an ideal atmosphere for a relaxing stay, this property is the right choice of accommodation, while visiting Luton.  Situated in the heart of Luton, the Days Hotel is close to the London Luton Airport. This property is on Regent Street and next to the Banatynes Health Club.  This property offers 120 air-conditioned accommodation units that have been contemporarily furnished with an array of essential amenities to ensure you a pleasurable stay.  Guests can dine at the on-site restaurant, which serves Traditional English Fare. After a tiring day, you can unwind at the cosy bar with a fine drink.  You can also visit or explore city attractions like Capability Green Business Park, restaurants, entertainment and bars.
Express by Holiday Inn Hotel London Luton Airport
Incorporating luxurious accommodation as well as excellent facilities, this truly stylish hotel is just perfect for business meetings or for fantastic short breaks in Luton.  Beautifully positioned in one of the most desirable area of Luton, the Express by Holiday Inn Hotel London is just 10 minutes walk from the Luton Airport and is also close to most of the famous sites in the vicinity.  All guestrooms have been designed with the busy traveller in mind and have been finished to the most exacting standards of contemporary styling to ensure you an unforgettable experience.  The elegant bar is the ideal spot to sip your favourite drink, which is offered in the lively atmosphere. There is no restaurant on-site
Hilton Garden Inn Luton North
Hilton Garden Inn Luton North, United Kingdom has a fitness facility. Business amenities at this 3.0-star property include a business center, wireless Internet access, meeting rooms for small groups, and audio-visual equipment. Hilton Garden Inn Luton North, United Kingdom has a restaurant, a bar/lounge, and a coffee shop/café. Guests are served a complimentary breakfast each morning. Room service is available during limited hours. The staff can arrange event catering, dry cleaning/laundry services, currency exchange, and computer rentals. Additional amenities include laundry facilities, a fireplace in the lobby, and complimentary newspapers in the lobby. 
Luton Hoo Hotel Golf And Spa
This Luton property is conveniently situated near the airport. Luton Hoo Hotel Golf And Spa has a golf course, tennis courts, an indoor pool, a steam room, and a sauna. Luton Hoo Hotel Golf And Spa features a full-service spa. Business amenities include a business center, wireless Internet access (surcharge), meeting rooms for small groups, and audio-visual equipment. Luton Hoo Hotel Golf And Spa has a restaurant and a bar/lounge. 24-hour room service is available. Event facilities include conference rooms. This is a smoke-free property.
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