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The University of Bedfordshire in lively Luton

The University of Bedfordshire's main campus is right in the centre of Luton, and its 15,000 plus students give Luton a lively eating, drinking and nightlife scene. Start to the south of the campus, where you'll find a clutch of friendly pubs on, and around, Park Street. Then head to the newly refurbished Metro Bar and Kitchen, within the students' union, for bargain pizzas. Night owls should opt for The Chequers Pub, a student favourite open 'til the early hours on Friday and Saturday.

Family fun in and around Luton

The University of Bedfordshire is just 13 minutes on foot from The Galaxy, a sprawling entertainment and amusment centre kids will love - no matter their age. With an 11-screen Cineworld cinema, bowling alley, pool tables and laser tag arena, its perfect for birthday parties and special occasions. Just 20 minutes west of Luton town centre, nature lovers will be delighted by ZSL Whipsnade Zoo, home to the adorable elephant, Sam, as well as lions, cheetahs and more.

A day out in London

Hop on the train from Luton and you can get from University of Bedfordshire to London in just half an hour. Alight at St Pancras and take the short walk to buzzing Camden, home of independant bars, shops and the iconic Camden Market. Or head into the heart of the capital and visit Big Ben and Westminster Abbey.

Looking for cheap accommodation Near University of Bedfordshire? Travelodge Luton Hotel is just north of town on the M1, while Travelodge Hemel Hempstead Gateway Hotel is just 15 minutes' drive south.