Luton to London Bus Stop Sightseeing

 green01   October 3, 2012

Luton remains an important airport to passengers traveling from the north of London. Passenger numbers went up in January 2011 by some 10 per cent, and last year the airport carried 10 million people away on a holiday of a lifetime. Indeed, many are still choosing Luton because of its selection of low-cost airlines that fly to mostly domestic and European destinations.

Its ease of access between the city center and the departure lounge can make it an appealing and less hectic option when compared to some of the larger airports. It takes under an hour and a half between the airport and the city too; along the M1.

So why not take advantage of one of the numerous Luton bus services that run from London Victoria running every 15 minutes?  The airport isn’t accessible by train, so why not put up your feet and enjoy the ride.

There are plenty of sightseeing available before you jet away or stop off on the way home.

Brent Cross

Brent Cross

Brent Cross – Source

The Brent Cross shopping center was the first stand alone shopping center in the UK dating back to 1972 and has undergone various re-fits. It still remains extremely important for shoppers and hosts over 120 stores.

Brent Cross is accessible via the Brent Cross and Hendon Central tubes on the Northern line.

Finchley Road

Finchley Road

Finchley Road – Source

Running seven miles long, Finchley Road is a historical route exiting London to the north and also has a shopping center.

Not to be confused with the O2 Arena in Greenwich, the O2 Center has some 24 hour shops as well as bars, restaurants and a cinema.

The Finchley Road tube station is part of the Jubilee and Metropolitan line.

Baker Street

Baker Street

Baker Street – Source

The street famously known as the home of the world’s greatest detective – Sherlock Holmes.

The super-sleuth was said to live at 221B Baker Street, a fictional address, but the street is actually named after its maker, William Baker.

It also hosts one of the oldest London Underground stations, also named Baker Street.

Marble Arch

Marble Arch

Marble Arch – Source

Marble Arch stands proud at the center of a traffic island close to Speakers Corner in Hyde Park and at the edge of Edgware Road.

It was designed by John Nash in 1828 to act as a gateway to Buckingham Palace. In 1855 the arch was moved, supposedly because the royal carriage would not fit though it.

It too has its own stop at the end of Oxford Street and Park Lane junction.

London Victoria, Coach Station

London Victoria

London Victoria – Source

Victoria Station serves as a major-transport hub into and out of the city and it is named after the nearby Victoria Street, and not Queen Victoria.

South East destinations such as Brighton, Eastbourne, Canterbury and Dover are accessible by train from Victoria whereas the coach station provides nation-wide access to London.

In the city, the District and Circle lines connect the tube line to the rest of the Zone 1 network.

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