Luton

Overall Score

3.8

Hilliams Highlands, the forested massif of Grays Bingham, the valley of the River Lee – the place where Luton is located, the town of automobiles «Vauxhall» and head cars.

The discoveries, made by archaeologists, attest to the constant presence of humans in the vicinity of Luton since the earliest times. The Henge of Wallace-Beachen, the burial place of Gaelle Hill – monuments of the Neolithic period. However, there was no permanent settlement in Louton before the arrival of the Roman colonists. The Romans founded the locality of Durococoquários, which remained only a few fragments. The basis of Luton is from the 6th century. The village of Saxon was called Li-Tan (a site or cemetery on the Li River). In the Chronicle of the 11th century the town is referred to as Lítójn and Líoîtójn. In the 12th century a wooden castle was built, but it was destroyed in 1154. The only thing left of it is the name of the city center – Kassel Street. Since the 14th century, the agricultural town of Luton has held fairs twice a year. Luton was a typical small town of craftsmen: bakers, smiths, butchers, butchers, brewers. Six six water mills were in operation. Luton was known as the center for the production of womens headdresses, which are still being produced today. Folk caps were particularly popular.

The industrial revolution reduced the importance of agriculture in the life of the city. By the mid-19th century, rapid production growth and a rapidly increasing population led to an epidemic of pestilence (1848). After this event water, canalization, and street gas lighting appeared. In 1905, the automobile company & la Vauxhall Motors moved here, which retreated to Luton in 2002. In 1938, an international airport opened. The city attracts tourists with its annual annual festival (since 1976), which attracts 150,000 people at a time. Tourist attractions include the Museum of the Crafts, the City Museum, the Museum of the Virgin Mary (12th century), the Wallace Branch, the parks of Worddown and Stokewood, the Zoo Park, the Saffari Park, the Gallery of the Life.

100 USD = 73.07 GBP

Overall Score

3.8
  • Air quality: 48 US AQI Good. Air quality is satisfactory, and air pollution poses little or no risk.
  • Tap water: Yes, safe to drink
  • Religious government: Non-religious
  • Population: 210,000 people
  • GDP: $40,249 / year
  • Foreigners can own real estate: Yes
  • Power outlets: 230V50Hz
  • Internet: 27 Mbps
  • Best wireless: EE
  • Pay without cash: Yes, cards OK almost everywhere
  • Tipping: At restaurants in the UK a tip of around 10% is expected if you order at your table. A ‘service charge’ or ‘optional charge’ may be included so check your bill. If there is a service charge, don’t tip extra. If there is a service charge you may like to ensure that it goes to the waiter or waitress.
  • Apartment listings: Zoopla
  • Apartments: Airbnb
  • Hotels: Booking.com
  • More hotels: Hotels.com
  • Best taxi: Uber
  • Online electronics shop: Amazon
  • Best short-haul air carrier: EasyJet
  • Best intl air carrier: British Airways
  • Monthly costs for expat: $2300
  • Monthly costs for family: $5400
  • Monthly costs for local: $1500
  • Meal: $17
  • Small Cola: $3
  • Beer 1 Pint: $5
  • Coffee: $3.5


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