Britain By Car - A Motoring History

Luton

The largest town in Bedfordshire located about 30 miles north of London.  For many years, Luton was best known as a centre of the hat-making industry. 

This continues today, but in a reduced form.  Other industries include vehicle manufacture, engineering, pharmaceuticals, electronics and financial services.  The travel company, easyJet, has its headquarters at Luton Airport.