TestBeds Catalyst artist Phillip Stanier in 'I talk to the trees but they don't listen to me' an outdoor piece in Luton's Hightown ©Rachel Cherry

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travel & accommodation

Luton is well connected for local, national, and international visitors.

 
 
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travel by car

from the M1 Junction 11 southbound
Exit junction 11 and turn left onto Dunstable Road
Follow the road until you reach a roundabout – taking the third exit to Chaul End Lane
Follow this road until you reach a roundabout – taking the first exit to the A505 (Hatters Way)
Continue along this road (following signs for the University)
At the double roundabout – go straight over both – along Dunstable Road
Continue along the A505 (heading straight over the crossroads to Stuart Street)
At the road about go straight over onto the Park Viaduct
Continue along the viaduct until you reach the roundabout – taking the first exit
You are now on St Mary’s Road (front of the University’s Luton campus) – and can use local town centre car parks

from M1 Junction 10 northbound
Exit junction 10 and take the second exit to the A1081 (Airport Way)
Exit along the slip road and continue along London Road
Continue along London road, heading straight over at the crossroads – to Castle Street
Continue straight and at the round about take third exit on to the Park Viaduct
Continue along the viaduct until you reach the round about – taking the first exit
You are now on St Mary’s Road (front of the University’s Luton campus) – and can use local town centre car parks

from the A1
Leave the A1 at Junction 8 and take the A602 to Hitchin
At the first roundabout in Hitchin take the third exit and at the next roundabout take the first exit, following the A505 to Luton town centre
At the roundabout take the first exit into Gipsy Lane
Proceed over two mini-roundabouts into Windmill Road and over the next roundabout take the second exit into St Mary's Road.
You are now on St Mary’s Road (front of the University’s Luton campus) – and can use local town centre car parks


from the A6
Drive along the A6 towards Luton. At the traffic lights (with the Leaside Hotel and Landsdowne Club on your left), turn left on to Hucklesby Way
Continue straight over the traffic lights – continue straight on
At the roundabout, turn right on to Hitchin Road
Continue straight – approaching a double roundabout
You are now on St Mary’s Road (front of the University’s Luton campus) – and can use local town centre car parks
 

 
parking

Parking is available at the The Mall shopping centre, which is ideally located for both the town centre and the Luton Campus. Once you have parked your car, follow the pedestrian signs to the shops and take the lift to Level M.

for the University
Exit lift and walk forwards through the shopping centre. Take the first left walk way and walk until you reach the Mall information point. Take the left hand fork and follow walk way past New Look on your right and Timpson and the market on your left.
You will arrive at a set of stairs on your right and another lift. Take lift or stairs to ground floor and exit Mall. Cross the road at the pedestrian crossing with St Mary’s Church on your left. Follow the footpath forward past the church and you’ll arrive at the Campus Centre. Reception is immediately inside.

for the Cultural Quarter
Exit right and go down the escalator to George Street. Walk directly forward towards the station and you will reach a pedestrian area. This is the Cultural Quarter, where you can find the Storefront Gallery, the public performance space, and the Hat Factory.
 
 
 
 
 

travel by train

Thameslink and Great Northern services connect Luton with Bedford (25 min), London (34 min to St Pancras International; Farringdon; City Thameslink; Blackfriars; and 50 min to London Bridge), East Croydon (64 min), Gatwick Airport (80 min) and Brighton (2 h). Thameslink serves Luton's three railway stations - Luton Airport Parkway (for London Luton Airport), Luton (this is the closest to the main, University Square campus) and Leagrave. Luton is also served by East Midlands Trains which offers trains from the north and to London St Pancras.

 

travel by plane

Luton Airport is conveniently located for travel to Luton town centre, and has flights from many locations across Europe. It is served by Luton Airport Parkway train station, which is a 10 minute journey to Luton train station. It is also served by a number of buses, and Uber operates from the airport. Full details of how to plan your journey are available on the Luton Airport website.

 
 
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accommodation

There are a range of hotels conveniently located for the university and the cultural quarter, at a range of price points:

Easy Hotel (£)
Located in the heart of the Cultural Quarter, the Easy Hotel is a convenient basic choice. Wifi is free for the first hour, then available to purchase from the 24 hour front desk.

Premier Inn Luton (££)
Respectable chain of hotels with loyalty options in the heart of the town centre.

Icon Hotel Luton (£££)
Comfortable airport hotel with on site bistro and bar, close to the University Campus.

 
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