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Points of Interest: Luton
The city of Luton was initially home to a variety of industries, one of particular note being the hat-making business, which featured in the 17th century. The region’s first workhouse was constructed in 1722 and a large country house, entitled the Luton Hoo, was also used in this capacity.
This particular establishment brought with it additional wealth to the area. By 1854, newspaper printing had taken hold, with more services such as water systems and cemeteries being established by 1860.
Luton is positioned on the edge of The Chilterns and boasts a thriving town, complete with an energetic and effervescent multi-cultural community.
One of the area’s major landmarks comes in the shape of St. Mary’s Church, which houses one of the finest double-arch stone screens in Europe.
Other areas of interest include the Mall Shopping Centre, the city’s many museums, a handful of thriving leisure and entertainment facilities and various landscaped parks and open spaces. Luton is also home to Britain’s largest one-day carnival, a popular attraction often frequented by the locals.
The region is home to a little bit of everything, including the likes of reserves, countryside, festivals, family-friendly attractions, a variety of architectural gems and award-winning restaurants.
The city’s major shopping centres include Chelmsford, The Raveningham Centre, Freeport Braintree, Intu Lakeside, Lavenham Factory Shop and the City Pavilion to name just a few.
When the summer months arrive, Luton’s many picturesque gardens come to life, boasting an array of flowers and plant species – such spaces are often visited by the locals on their lunchbreaks.
The area boasts Britain’s largest collection of cathedrals, as well as a variety of treasure houses and museums brimming with interesting artifacts. When the locals grow tired of the city, they simply jump on their bikes and head to the countryside or alternatively, one of the many walking routes situated just outside of the municipal.