Luton, a town in the county of Bedfordshire, England, is the second-largest town in Bedfordshire and the ninth-largest town in the United Kingdom. The town lies about north of London, east of Milton Keynes, and west of Reading. The town is twinned with the town of Wetzlar in Germany.
The name "Luton" is thought to derive from the Anglo-Saxon "Lutones" meaning people of the Ludonni tribe. The Ludonni were a Celtic people who lived in the area around the middle of the 1st century BC. The Romans occupied the area in the 1st century AD and named the town "Lutonium". The town grew rapidly in the late 19th century as a result of the opening of the Great Western Railway. The town gained its first charter in 1253 and its first mayor in 1272.
Luton is twinned with the town of Wetzlar in Germany.
Luton is home to League One group Luton Town Football Club, whose set of experiences includes a few spells for the top class of the English league as well as a Football League Cup win in 1988. They play at Kenilworth Road arena, which has been their home starting around 1905.
Luton Borough is a Bedfordshire unitary power included inside the tender, alongside Central Bedfordshire and Bedfordshire Borough Council. The three unitary specialists have joined under the one umbrella soft process, as a way to get the best and most low-cost to getting independent fostering agency assets, mostly being foster carers to put their 'Cared for Children'.