Home to London Luton Airport, Luton is a major gateway for travellers visiting London, however, most overlook the scenic surroundings many attractions nearby. With depots located at the airport, Luton is the perfect place for collecting your rental car if arriving by flight, or alternatively, you can collect your hire car from downtown also. Auto Europe offers several pick up locations and a large fleet selection, so finding a car rental in Luton is both easy and economical.
A great way to get familiar with Luton and the history of the area is by visiting Luton Museum and Art Gallery, located in Wardown Park just outside the town centre. Drive your rental car out to the park for a lovely day trip, with the park itself quite scenic and a great place for a picnic or walks along the shores of the River Lea.
From Luton, there are a number of great places to visit which can all be found a short drive north in your rental car. The great part about staying in Luton is not having to deal with London traffic, and being able to jump straight onto the highway as soon as you're ready to be on your way.
Head northwest from Luton in your hire car and visit the town of Woburn, which is home to some great attractions for both young and old. Particularly worth a visit is Woburn Safari Park, where you can drive your rental car through various animal enclosures. The park is a great way to get close to lions, giraffes, monkeys and exotic birds without having to cross several continents. Another great place to visit here is Woburn Abbey, a mansion dating back almost 500 years, set in a 3000-acre deer park. A great example of grand architecture in England.
Northeast of Luton, you can visit the Shuttleworth Collection, every aeronautical enthusiast's dream. Housing one of the largest collections of early aircraft in the world, along with many vintage automobiles also, the museum is a rare insight into the development of the flying world and has many working aircraft that are regularly flown.
If you want a taste of city life, London is just a short drive to the south with your rental car. You can visit all the sights of the big city, such as Big Ben and Buckingham Palace, before taking the short drive back to Luton for another nights rest.
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