|Round Green shown within Bedfordshire|
|OS grid reference|
|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
|Fire||Bedfordshire and Luton|
|Ambulance||East of England|
|EU Parliament||East of England|
Round Green is an area in the north-east of Luton. Formerly a small hamlet between Biscot, Leagrave and Stopsley, Round Green is one of the oldest parts of Luton, with references to the area dating back to 1170.
The area originally called Cowridge End stretches from what is now Old Bedford Road up to Birchen Grove in the North and down to Crawley Green in the south. The area was officially assumed into the boundary of Luton in 1933.
In 1908, the Luton Tram Service started up, with route one terminating at Round Green (starting out in Park Street). The tram service in the town was short-lived, and in 1931 the council decided to replace the trams with buses.
The local area is focused on the Stockingstone Road to the Hitchin Road roundabout, where two local pubs, the Jolly Topers and The Round Green Tavern are situated within 20 metres of each other. Another pub, the Royal Oak, also traded in this area, however, it has recently closed due to increased competition. A small shopping area down Hitchin Road heading towards Luton has the local amenities such as the grocer's, newsagent, etc., and the local garage and childcare centre.
Historically, a large horse-chestnut tree stood next to the roundabout outside the Jolly Topers pub; it had presided over the area for 150 years. However, in 2001, after heavy winds blew down its branches, it was deemed hazardous to leave standing. The tree was taken down and has recently been replaced.
The ward forms part of the parliamentary constituency of Luton South, and the MP is Gavin Shuker (Labour). Round Green is situated within the East of England (European Parliament constituency).
|Accessible open space|
|Museum (free/not free)|
Two weekly newspapers are delivered free to all houses in Round Green, with news about Luton and the surrounding area.
- Local History Book - The Story of Round Green by Barbara M. Benson