Best Locations for student accommodation
Luton is home to Bedford University, which means that there are a number of rental properties available that are equally as popular with young professionals in the area known locally as ‘The Student Village' within the town centre, close to and around Cardigan Street
- Cardigan Street
- Town Centre
The average rent in private accommodation is £75 - £90 a week per room.
Average agent fees
Not all agents charge an agency fee, but those that do are generally around £90 per tenant.
Traffic at rush hour is described by locals as "very busy". However, the bus services can by-pass much of this traffic by using dedicated bus lanes. Arriva operates most of the services which terminate in the town centre. Whilst Luton is on the mainline train service for each of its three stations: Luton, Luton Airport Parkway and Leagrave, all are on the same line that connects the town with nearby Dunstable, Welwyn Garden City and Chiltern Green as well as regional services for London and further afield.
Permits are needed in many residential areas, (more info on exact locations from the council's website.)
Living in the area
If you are simply looking for a good place to enjoy a few drinks, make your way to Park Street , Hightown Road , and Hitchin Road for the best choice of traditional pubs, bars and a few clubs.
For the health conscious, Luton has a good selection of leisure facilities, from public leisure centres to private health and fitness clubs such as David Lloyd, Fitness First and Bannatyne.
There are also a number of swimming pools and golf courses, as well as the Galaxy Centre, which has an 11 screen cinema and bowling lane. But, if watching is more your preference, Luton Town FC is the main football club that plays in the Coca-Cola League One division at their home ground, Kenilworth Road.
One key advantage of living in Luton is its close proximity to the countryside. Nestled in the Chilterns, Luton is surrounded by hills and some of the most striking scenery in the south. And this is complemented in the town itself, with the two main parkland areas: Wardown Park , which is Victorian and quaint, and Stockwood Park , a vast open area offering a range of sporting opportunities from rugby to horse riding.