Around 30 miles North West of the capital of London, sits Luton. Full of interesting sites including the Wardown Park Museum and Stockwood Discovery centre, the city offers a great alternative place to visit than the capital. If you're hiring a car in Luton you'll find that transport links to the rest of the UK are quick and easy via the M1 and M25 motorways. In the past Luton was a major centre for hat making and it has long been the location of a major Vauxhall car manufacturing plant and today production in Luton focuses predominantly on commercial vans.