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Car hire in Luton

Hiring a car in Luton

Perhaps best known as one of the places that people headed to London will fly to when coming on holiday, Luton is actually becoming one of England's fastest rising cities, with regeneration and investment becoming more widepread as more commuters from London, 35 miles away, make Luton home.

In recent years, Luton has become a more popular place with tourists as it continues to grow, and it now welcomes more than 110,000 overseas tourists every year, who come to see the museums, old buildings and beautiful surroundings. However you arrive in Luton, however, you can see that it's more than just a gateway to London, with some fantastic attractions and reasons to visit all on its own.

What you need to know

Because of its position just north of London, Luton has one of the best transport networks around, so whether you want to explore the town itself and see what it has to offer, or you want to find out more about the towns and cities around it, car hire is the best, most convenient and most enjoyable way to experience Luton and the rest of the south of England.

If you are coming to Luton, the best plan to make in advance is to look towards Holiday Autos. When you book with us, you can rest assured that we work to find you the very best prices from more than 1,500 companies. Comparisons allow you to find not only the right car, but also the best deal for you, and you can rest assured that we offer you free amendments and free cancellation at any time.

Where to pick up your car

When you fly to Luton Airport (LTN), you will be able to find you hired car in just a few minutes. After you arrive at the airport, collect your luggage and make your way out to the arrivals hall where you will find all of the car hire desks in the Onwards Travel Centre.

Once you collect your car, you'll be on the road in minutes and enjoying the best of what Luton and the surrounding areas has to offer.

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Where to go

After you've picked up your keys and got your hire car, all that's left to do is to decide where to go in Luton and further afield. Holiday Autos allows you the chance to experience some of the most fascinating places in England, and you can get there easily with your car hire.

Nearby Luton

Your hire car allows you to visit some of the best place near to Luton when you come to the town, and nowhere will be better than taking the half hour drive south to London. A day in the capital will allow you to see the Shard, Big Ben and Buckingham Palace, and you can spend a night hitting the tiles and seeing a play in the West End to really make for the perfect day seeing all that London has to offer.

Alternatively, there are a number of beautiful little towns that really sum up England that you can visit within a short drive of Luton. The likes of St Albans, Hemel Hempstead and Welwyn Garden City are easily reachable, and each offers you the chance to experience something that is quintessentially English.

Longer drives

Hiring a car in Luton from Holiday Autos means that you can find somewhere a little different, with the freedom the car hire gives you allowing you the chance to experience more of what England has to offer. One such place you can head is Cambridge. Just an hour and ten minutes from the town, Cambridge is a beautiful old university town that is just filled with excellent architecture, fantastic walks and great historical spots that make any drive worth the time.

Around the same distance in the other direction is the equally wonderful city of Oxford. This university city is home to punt rides, cycle paths and some of the most ideal architecture you'll see anywhere in England. Nowhere in the whole of the country is better to see fantastic historical views of the country as a whole.

Top attractions to visit in Luton

When you come to Luton, there will be plenty of things for you to see and do around the town, but also Luton itself. With Holiday Autos' car hire, you'll have the freedom to see everything that Luton has to offer.

Luton Hoo

The grade one listed mansion designed by architect Robert Adam for the 3rd Earl of Bute, Luton Hoo has stood in the town since as early as 1767. The beautiful mansion and surrounding gardens have since been turned into a gorgeous five-star hotel, but even now it's one of the best places in the town to visit and simply wander around, enjoying the ambience of the perfect grounds and structure.

Stockwood Discovery Centre

Bringing together just about every period in history, Stockwood is a fantastic day out for kids and adults alike. With some great gardens perfect for a stroll in summer, to play areas for the kids, this has something for everyone. In the museum itself, you can also find some fantastic exhibits, which reach back through history, taking in Roman, Medieval and even 20th century inventions and items that allow you to take a walk all the way through human history.

Wrest Park

If history happens to be your bag, then there's nowhere better than Wrest Park, where you can see the evolution of the English garden through the ages. This park allows you to explore three centuries of landscaping, making for the most idyllic place in all of England to take a walk, especially in the summer months when the flowers are blooming and the colours are at their most vibrant.


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