⁴ᴷ Walking Luton, England – Town Centre, Bury Park & Wardown Park

⁴ᴷ Walking Luton, England – Town Centre, Bury Park & Wardown Park


Hello Walkers, welcome to Luton, where we’ve just alighted at Luton Station – with a journey time of 35 minutes into Central London Luton actually has three train stations, Luton Station, here in the town centre, Leagrave Station, in the north of Luton, and Luton Airport Parkway, which provides a shuttle bus to London Luton Airport, though a light rail link is currently under construction to replace the shuttle bus, and should open in 2021 Station Road Today we’ll be taking a walk through three areas of Luton, firstly here in the town centre, then onto Bury Park, and ending in the beautiful Wardown Park We’re lucky to have lovely sunny weather today, with a temperature of 18ºC / 64ºF, on this Friday early afternoon in September 2019 Luton is a large town in the English county of Bedfordshire, with a population of roughly 214,000, and one of the most populous towns without city status in the UK Hat Factory Arts Centre Bute Street Guildford Street Luton was for many years famous for hat-making, and also had a large Vauxhall Motors factory, car production at the plant began in 1905, and continued until the plant’s closure in 2002 Now Luton is know for its airport, which opened in 1938, and is now one of Britain’s major airports, EasyJet started up at Luton Airport, and have their headquarters there Bridge Street The Galaxy Centre St George’s Square Luton Library Theatre The Mall Luton Flamingos Mural – in tribute to a flamingo themed sculpture/water-feature that stood here prior to The Mall’s renovation Luton Town FC Merchandise Shop The Mall – Market St Mary’s Church – built in the 12th century Church Street Park Street University of Bedfordshire, which used to be just Luton University, but merged with other campuses Rotary Centenary Clock of Luton (2005) George Street Red Lion Luton – Hotel & Bar Luton Crown Court Former ABC Cinema Luton Town Hall Town Hall Square Borough Of Luton War Memorial Upper George Street Christchurch House Dunstable Road (A505) Royal Mail – Luton Delivery Office Junction with Liverpool Street View towards Hatters Way (towards Dunstable, a market town 5 miles away) Bury Park Former Odeon Luton (1938-1983) Luton has seen several waves of immigration, in the early part of the 20th century, there was internal migration of Irish and Scottish people to the town, these were followed by Afro-Caribbean and Asian immigrants, more recently immigrants from other European Union Countries have made Luton their home, with many from Eastern Europe View towards Kenilworth Road, leading to Luton Town Football Club, the Club is nicknamed “the Hatters”, due to Luton’s hat-making past, with the stadium on Kenilworth Road being their home since 1905, a new stadium has been approved and will move them closer to the town centre and train station Nadeem Plaza Luton Central Mosque Junction with Westbourne Road Birch Link Leagrave Road Bury Park Road Waldeck Road Junction with Biscot Road Cromwell Road New Bedford Road (A6) River Lee (running parallel to road) Wardown Park Boating Lake, Suspension Bridge & Boat House Wardown House – Museum and Gallery Well that’s it for today’s walk If you enjoyed it, please leave a like, comment, share the video, and subscribe if you haven’t already So until next time, bye for now!

100 thoughts on “⁴ᴷ Walking Luton, England – Town Centre, Bury Park & Wardown Park

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    ROUTE TIMESTAMPS:
    00:00 Station Road
    03:56 Bute Street
    04:29 Guildford Street
    06:28 Bridge Street
    08:04 St. George's Square
    08:55 The Mall Luton
    18:26 Church Street
    20:15 Park Street
    22:04 George Street
    26:59 Town Hall Square
    28:03 Upper George Street
    31:14 Dunstable Road (A505) (Junction with: Liverpool Street 32:43, Westbourne Road 46:00)
    46:59 Birch Link
    48:12 Leagrave Road
    49:26 Bury Park Road
    52:15 Waldeck Road (Junction with: Biscot Road 53:34)
    53:45 Cromwell Road
    56:47 New Bedford Road (A6)
    59:57 Wardown Park

    SIGHTS TIMESTAMPS:
    02:25 Luton Train Station
    03:29 Hat Factory Arts Centre
    06:47 The Galaxy Centre
    08:11 Luton Library Theatre
    08:29, 21:37 The Mall Luton (Flamingos Mural 10:38, Luton Town FC Merchandise Shop 14:12)
    14:52 The Mall – Market
    17:30 St Mary's Church
    18:31, 20:42 University of Bedfordshire
    22:01 Rotary Centenary Clock of Luton (2005)
    22:42 Red Lion Luton – Hotel & Bar
    22:53 Luton Crown Court
    24:55 Former ABC Cinema
    26:42, 28:16 Luton Town Hall
    27:00 Borough Of Luton War Memorial
    30:31 Christchurch House
    31:49 Royal Mail – Luton Delivery Office
    35:21 Hatters Way (towards Dunstable, a market town 5 miles away)
    35:51 Bury Park
    38:05 Former Odeon Luton (1938-1983)
    40:38 View towards Kenilworth Road, leading to Luton Town Football Club
    42:52 Nadeem Plaza
    45:37 Luton Central Mosque
    57:41 River Lee
    59:56 Wardown Park (Boating Lake, Suspension Bridge & Boat House 01:03:50, Wardown House – Museum and Gallery 01:10:20)

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  2. Please, make a video in Guildford, Surrey! Just like these one, coming off the train station and wandering about the city! I enjoy your videos very much, amazing quality and best spots filmed!

  3. Great video! Feel like I've just been there. Good job saving the best for last, Wardown Park. Gorgeous! I've been trying to do more than an hour on my treadmill, this video got me to 1:15. Thanks!

  4. Great video !! What camera did you use please and how did you manage to record discreetly ? Many thanks you have a new subscriber.

  5. Very nice video.Luton isn't all that bad, especially Bury park.Bad areas are high town and around the police station.George street is a nightmare after dark with all its down and outs, junkies and yobbos.

  6. I worked in Luton town centre for 4 years. The place has changed for the better. It’s not somewhere that I’d ever make a special trip to go and see again. I only ever pass through it now to get to the airport.

  7. This is quite nostalgic. I used to be a student at the University of Bedfordshire in Luton. Maybe you could have walked around the campus a bit as well. Great video though!

  8. wow luton looks great !! I grew up in luton .I get so wound up when people criticise luton there are many different cultures in luton and every one gets on . would like to congratulate the camera man for his camera skills making luton look great .

  9. Only thing I can say, everybody knows Luton for a reason. I lived here for 3 months and as a woman I couldn’t walk alone to the gym ect. Men were following me and catcalling… It was a shock for me since I ride my bicycle at midnight in the Netherlands…

  10. Born and lived in Luton all my life it is a dump town centre is full of alcoholics and pigeons streets are dirty only good thing is the airport so you can escape, notice you didn’t walk around Bury park.

  11. At 18:00 of the video, I fell down the stairs there 😂 slipped at the top and heap at the bottom. So embarrassing

  12. I just escaped Luton after living down there for a decade. Not the best place in the world but not the worst either. A lot of people badmouth the town but it is actually ok.

  13. You never did explain the removal of the narrated version in favour of this one. I'm sure there was info on Luton that many people would have liked to know about, including myself. I did see the first 30 minutes of the narrated version and know why you filmed the picture of the flamingos in the mall. Not everyone will now.

  14. OMG Where the bloody hell are the beggers I've seen 1 are you using some filters or computer CGI this shows luton town how we all wish it to be on a daily

  15. Born in London
    Moved to.luton in 2014
    I would say luton is the best.
    Why do people give luton a bad name:
    Extremist– most were from.east London.
    Knife crime: London is capital of it.
    Sex crimes– London.
    I would say luton is.alot safer then London.

  16. Not one English voice heard in Bury Park. Easily the downfall of the town. People bark on about diversity in Luton but evidently in this video and my experience living in Luton is that Bury Park is far from diverse, no English town or city should have areas like this.

  17. The man standing on the left at 15:08 is so blessed, he always helps me find a hijab colour for normal occasion and for school, he’s really nice

  18. I live in Luton, visit the town centre and you will be lucky to hear anyone speak English. Visit Wigmore Valley Park, which is one of the towns largest parks and voted best park in the region, that also has County Wildlife Status while you can as the council wants to build a bigger airport on it.

  19. I watch the football here every week as my grandad used to live there . I can see why people might call it a s***hole but it’s not as bad as they make it out to be .

  20. I live in Harpenden and my son is just off to Nando’s in Luton, he loves it there! There’s too many stuck up snobs about slagging the place off..

  21. I love the comments of peoples surprise to what Luton is like; Don't let others negative perception warp your own, the pictures don't lie!

  22. I remember this town, I lived there for 18 years, I left when I was 19 and I’m 20 now I prefer the city life. I can’t hate it though because of all the memories.

  23. Lived in luton all my life and left 5 years ago when I moved out of England.
    Wiped my feet on the way out. Luton is a cesspool.

  24. It's really not that bad have to admit this video is best case scenario and wardown is pretty much in the best area of Luton

  25. A good watch, thanks for the video, I'm sure when you return there will be plenty more to see and changes since even in this short time

  26. My auntie lived at luton and i remember a pub called chequers another called the kings arms and the snooker room upstairs in the main street it was 0 degrees christmas

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