Luton is home to a range of attractions and landmarks, from the sporting world to retail. Its two outdoor parks - Wardown Park and Stockwood Park - offer a range of leisure features, including an athletics track rugby pitches and a golf course. Wardown Park is also home to the Luton Museum and Art Gallery, one of Luton's premier cultural attractions.
Luton is also famous for the Luton Carnival. This annual one-day carnival, marked by a procession through the city, is usually held in May and is known as Britain's biggest one-day carnival.
Today, Luton is perhaps best known for London Luton Airport, a transport hub that has grown rapidly over the last few years, chiefly due to the increase in budget airlines offering cheap flights from the airport.