The area has been inhabited since Paleolithic times, and a henge discovered here dates back to approximately 3000 BC. A small Roman town was founded here, but Luton's beginnings are usually given as taking place in the 6th Century, with the founding of a Saxon town called Lea-ton.
Today, Luton is known for its hat-making, sports teams, major airport, and festivals.
People Born in Luton
Luton in People's Lives
Jude Law: I traveled here in 1996 to film scenes of the movie Wilde.
Orlando Bloom: I traveled here in 1996 to film scenes of the movie Wilde. It was my first film role.
Stephen Moyer: I traveled here in 1999 to film scenes of the movie Quills.