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Visting Luton campus

By road

From the M1

From M1 exit at Junction 10 (London Luton Airport exit), and follow signs for Luton town centre, via Airport Way. Pass Capability Green Business Park then take next exit off Airport Way.

At the roundabout take the first exit into Gipsy Lane. Proceed over two mini-roundabouts into Windmill Road and over the next roundabout into St Mary's Road. At the traffic lights go straight on until you come to another roundabout. Take the first exit onto Guildford Street. From Guildford Street take the first left onto Cheapside. Drive to the end of the road and the entrance to the Arndale Mall car park is signposted opposite.

From the A1

Leave the A1 at Junction 8 and take the A602 to Hitchin. At the first roundabout in Hitchin take the third exit and at the next roundabout take the first exit, following the A505 to Luton town centre.

At the roundabout take the first exit into Gypsy Lane. Proceed over two mini-roundabouts into Windmill Road and over the next roundabout into St Mary's Road. At the traffic lights go straight on until you come to another roundabout. Take the first exit onto Guildford Street. From Guildford Street take the first left onto Cheapside. Drive to the end of the road and the entrance to the Arndale Mall car park is signposted opposite.

From the A6

Follow A6 into Luton, following signs for University of Bedfordshire and City Centre. Go past Barnfield College and at roundabout go straight over into New Bedford Road. Go past Wardown Park. At traffic lights turn left into Hucklesby Way and then move into right hand lane. At next set of traffic lights turn left into Guildford Street. Go through 2 sets of traffic lights and at third set of lights turn right into Cheapside. The signs for the entrance to the Arndale Mall car park are at the end of the road.

From car park to campus

Parking is available at the The Mall - formerly called the Arndale Centre. Parking will cost £2.50 for up to 4 hours. Once you have parked your car follow the pedestrian signs to the shops and take the lift to Level M. Exit lift and walk forwards through the shopping centre. Take the first left walk way and walk until you reach the Mall information point. Take the left hand fork and follow walk way past New Look on your right and Timpson and the market on your left. You will arrive at a set of stairs on your right and another lift. Take lift or stairs to ground floor and exit Mall.

Cross the road at the pedestrian crossing with St Mary's Church on your left. Follow the footpath forward past the church and you'll arrive at the Campus Centre. Reception is immediately inside.

Alternative route to park at Vicarage Street

Follow directions from M1 or A1 or A6 as above. From Guildford Street go straight over roundabout into St Mary's Road, move into right hand lane and at the traffic lights turn right into Church Street. At the next roundabout take the first exit into Park Street, then at the traffic lights turn left and then immediate right into Vicarge Street car park. Parking is pay and display and will cost £2 on Saturdays and £1 on Sundays. See full details of tariffs. Exit the car park on foot the way you came in, cross back over Vicarage Street, walk forwards into St Ann's Road and the Campus Centre back entrance is on your right hand side.

By rail

*Thameslink and Great Northern services (formerly Thameslink and Great Northern) connect Luton with Bedford (23 min), London (34 min to St Pancras International; Farringdon; City Thameslink; Blackfriars; and 50 min to London Bridge), East Croydon (64 min), Gatwick Airport (80 min) and Brighton (2 h) for the South Coast.

Thameslink and Great Northern serves Luton's three railway stations - Luton Airport Parkway (for London Luton Airport), Luton (this is the closest to the main, University Square campus) and Leagrave.

Luton is also served by East Midlands Trains which offers trains from Sheffield and trains from London St Pancras.

From station to campus

St Mary's ChurchFrom the train station ticket office go down the stairs to the station front entrance. Cross the road to the footpath which will take you into Bute Street where you will see the 'Hat Factory' arts and entertainments centre on your right. Follow the road down the hill. Cross over the road at the crossing, the Job Centre should be in front of you and continue towards The Mall shopping centre. Cross over the bus route and enter the shopping centre, go up the escalator and take a left at the top. Walk through the shopping centre until you reach Debenhams, turn left and then right and walk towards the exit, with the market on your left. Exit the shopping centre  via the stairs or the lifts. Cross the road at the pedestrian crossing with St Mary's Church on your left. Follow the footpath forward past the church and you'll arrive at the Campus Centre. Reception is immediately inside.

For map of locations of students' halls of residence at Luton campus see Accommodation

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