Things to do near Luton Airport

Depending on whether you want to explore the area local to Luton Airport itself versus exploring the city of London (Luton Airport is one of five key airports serving London), we have a few options to suit any requirements.

London Deals and Attraction Passes

London Pass

If you are coming to London for a visit and are on a mission to go and explore London attractions, museums and tours, purchasing The London Pass is a must!

You can also incorporate the London Travelcard into The London Pass, which will then entitle you to unlimited travel on all public transport in London. Other benefits include an excellent 160+ page guidebook packed with hints and amazing places not to miss in London.

Sound good? A full list of prices are available on their website to help you plan your trip!

Looking for a cheaper, more flexible way to see the wonders that London has to offer? We've got just the ticket. Why not opt for The London Explorer Pass? It gives you access to the Top 20 London attractions, allows you to chose 3, 5 or 7 of the 20 attractions to visit and is valid for 30 days from its first use. Phew!

Enjoy entry to the likes of Chelsea FC Stadium Tour & Museum, Royal Observatory Greenwich, Shakespeare's Globe Exhibition & Theatre Tour, London Dungeon and Hampton Court Palace. For a full list of attractions and prices, head over to The London Explorer Pass .

Explore Things to do near Luton Airport

Wardown and Stockward Parks and Museums

Located in Wardown Park is the Luton Museum and Gallery which has exhibitions about local history, lace and hat making. There is also a gallery where works by local and national artists are displayed. Stockwood Park is home to the Craft Museum and Gardens.

Contact: 01582 878100
Distance from Luton Airport: 3 miles & 10 minutes by car

Wrest Park Gardens

Wrest Park is a true sensory delight. You can explore beautiful flower beds and fragrant borders, enjoy breathtaking views of the countryside, and take leisurely walks in the serene woodlands. As you wander around, you'll get to see how English garden design has evolved over the centuries. Don't forget to check out the impressive Long Water feature and keep an eye out for charming hidden garden structures scattered throughout the grounds.

Contact: 0370 333 1181
Distance from Luton Airport: 12.3 miles & 28 minutes by car

St Albans Cathedral

Only 15 minutes from Luton Station set in the historical town on St Albans, well worth a visit. The historic market town of St Albans is 12 miles from Luton airport and can be reached by taxi in 20 minutes. Originally a Roman settlement, the whole of the town's history is well exhibited at the Museum but if it is Roman mosaics and artefacts that grab you, a trip to the Museum of Verulamium is a must.

Distance from Luton Airport: 11 miles & 21 minutes by car

The Chilterns

The Chilterns are only a few miles north-west of London and provide a calm and peaceful escape from the hectic city. They are an area of unspoilt beauty where you can find valleys, small villages, streams and woodland. A true gem within a short distance of London.

Distance from Luton Airport: 38 miles & 53 minutes by car


Whipsnade is Europe's largest animal conservation park and home to an amazing 6,400 animals. It is run by the same people as Regents Park Zoo in London but, with over 600 acres of Bedfordshire countryside, there is far more scope to recreate the natural habitat of the animals.

Contact: 0344 225 1826
Distance from Luton Airport: 8.5 miles & 19 minutes by car

Snozone, Milton Keynes

Where else can you find real snow, year-round in the UK? Milton Keynes may well be famous for its concrete cows but, if you're after a cheap alternative to hitting the slopes for real, then this is the place to come. The 170 m long slope is great for skiing and snowboarding, to say nothing of sledging and ice sliding in giant tubes on a special ice course.

Contact: 0333 003 0520
Distance from Luton Airport: 25 miles & 32 minutes by car

Waddesdon Manor

If you are interested in culture you will enjoy a visit to Waddesdon Manor in Buckinghamshire. You could be forgiven for thinking that you are in France when you first catch sight of this astonishing manor, built in the style of a Renaissance chateau for Baron de Rothschild. The property is now owned by the National Trust and, together with its beautiful gardens, makes a splendid day out.

Contact: 01296 820414
Distance from Luton Airport: 35 miles & 57 minutes by car