New Town, Luton

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New Town
New Town is located in Bedfordshire
New Town
New Town
New Town shown within Bedfordshire
Population Within South ward
OS grid reference TL093202
Unitary authority
Ceremonial county
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town LUTON
Postcode district LU1
Dialling code 01582
Police Bedfordshire
Fire Bedfordshire and Luton
Ambulance East of England
EU Parliament East of England
UK Parliament
List of places
51°52′15″N 0°24′49″W / 51.8708°N 0.4135°W / 51.8708; -0.4135Coordinates: 51°52′15″N 0°24′49″W / 51.8708°N 0.4135°W / 51.8708; -0.4135

New Town is a district of Luton just south east of the town centre between Castle Street, the main route to London and the M1 motorway on one side and Park Street, leading to Luton Hoo and the village of Hyde on the other side.

Local Area[edit]

Castle Street was the site of a medieval castle[1] and Park Street and its surrounding streets are home to many students of the nearby University of Bedfordshire. The district has characteristic pubs and has traditionally been a working class area of the town.[citation needed] To alleviate the housing shortage of the 1960s several multi-story flats were built and an industrial park was added in the 1980s to attract new industries.[citation needed] The ring road, which passes nearby, was created at the same time to ease traffic congestion from the M1 motorway to the ever expanding Luton Airport.


New Town is part of the South ward. The ward forms part of the parliamentary constituency of Luton South, and the MP is Gavin Shuker (Labour). South is situated within the East of England (European Parliament constituency).

Map of Luton showing South Ward which contains New Town

Local Newspapers[edit]

Two weekly newspapers are delivered free to all the houses in New Town. However they are not specific to New Town. They are:

Local Attractions[edit]

AP Icon.svg Abbey/Priory/Cathedral
Accessible open space Accessible open space
Themepark uk icon.png Amusement/Theme Park
CL icon.svg Castle
Country Park Country Park
EH icon.svg English Heritage
Forestry Commission logo green.svg Forestry Commission
Heritage railway Heritage railway
Historic house Historic House
Museum (free)
Museum (free/not free)
National Trust National Trust
Drama-icon.svg Theatre
Zoo icon.jpg Zoo


  1. ^ "Luton Facts & Trivia". Shout Luton!. Archived from the original on January 1, 2011. Retrieved 26 April 2015.