Luton Facts & Figures
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The Luton International Carnival is held on the day before the last Monday in May. The carnival was held for the first time in 1976, and by 1998 it received international status. It’s held on a public holiday and it’s a cultural event featuring a wide variety of music and performances and Brazilian-style dancing.
London Luton Airport handles almost 17 million passengers and flies to 60 destinations across the world, is the fourth largest of the six London airports and the fifth busiest in the UK. During the Second World War, the airport was used by fighters in the Royal Air Force, and commercial activity in the airport only resumed in 1952
During the Second World War, Luton home to Vauxhall Factory manufactured Churchill tanks for the British army. Unfortunately, Vauxhall failed to camouflage the tanks and Luton suffered numerous air strikes from the Luftwaffe. The airstrikes caused significant damage, killing over one hundred people and destroying approximately one thousand five hundred homes.
With its status as a key commuter town for those who work in London, Luton has been hailed a property hotspot. Close proximity to the capital, and comparatively low house prices, this bustling town in the county of Bedfordshire has a lot to offer.
In the 1970s Campari ran an advert featuring the glamourous Lorraine Chase in which her response to the question “Were you truly wafted here from paradise?” was “Nah, Luton Airport.” This immortalized the town, with the quote becoming a notable pop culture reference
To establish the population of Luton, you need to include the people who live in Luton / Dunstable Urban area ( an area that is formed by combining Luton with Dunstable and Houghton Regis). It is the home of 258,000 people.
Luton has its own university called the University of Bedfordshire.
Luton Town football club facts
- Bob Morton, who played for the Hatters’ between 1948 and 1964 562 holds the record number of appearances by any Luton Town player in history. He spent his whole senior career at the club
- Kenilworth Road is a historic and unique ground in English football, and it quite possibly has the most odd away entrance of any ground in the EFL. After going down a small alleyway at the side of the stadium, the impression is of queuing to go into someone’s house and then through their back garden before getting to the seated area of the Oak Stand.
- David Pleat is Luton’s longest serving manager, who managed the club for 600 games over two spells.