Although most commonly known for its international airport, the large town of Luton has so much more to offer.

Discover a wealthy family home in the Victorian era at the Grade II listed Wardown House, Museum & Gallery, around a 25-minute walk from Luton Station and set in the beautiful grounds of Wardown Park.

Wardown House, Luton. Photo: Culture Trust
Wardown House. Photo:
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Head back to the town centre, walk south to Stockwood Discovery Centre and explore the award-winning display of Mossman carriages, the medieval Wenlock Jug and the home of Luton's last tram.

If the weather's dry be sure to spend time exploring the pretty gardens including a sensory garden and medicinal garden. Finish your visit at the Garden Café with a delicious menu using fresh produce from the gardens.

Extend your visit and explore Luton as part of our Romans to riverside itinerary.

Getting to Luton by train
Direct Thameslink train services from London St Pancras (25 mins), London Bridge (50 mins) and Bedford (25 mins). A faster train is available from Bedford on EMR train service that takes 15 mins.

Accessibility at Luton Railway Station

Step-free access is only available to platform 5 via lift (some trains to Bedford/the East Midlands only). Steps to all other platforms. A staff-operated ramp is required for step-free access between train and platform at this station. For more information and to book passenger assistance for your journey visit Thameslink assisted travel website.

For more station facilities please see Luton Station website.

Accessibility assitance at the station. Photo: GTR
Photo: GTR

Ways to save

You can often save money on your train tickets by booking them in advance. Look out for Super Off Peak and Off Peak tickets, offering great value for money when traveling outside peak times. Tickets can be purchased online from Thameslink or at the station. Consider buying a railcard (Senior, 16-25, Family & Friends, Disabled Persons, Two Together), to save 34% for most journeys.

Save money with 2 for 1 Days Out Guide. Download and print your vouchers from the Days Out Guide website, travel by train and show your voucher and train tickets when you arrive to get 2 for 1 entry into some of Britain's most favoured attractions.

To make your days out as enjoyable as possible, we encourage you to plan your trip in advance and check for disruptions before you start your journey. Visit our travel safe page to see what you can do to make planning easy.

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