London Luton Airport is the 4th busiest airport in London, and the 5th busiest in the United Kingdom. Although it opened in 1938, it was used by the Royal Air Force for the duration of WW2, with normal service resuming in 1952.
The majority of flights operated from London Luton Airport are by low-cost carriers to European destinations. Other destinations include cities in North Africa and the Middle East.
Ryanair, easyJet and Wizz Air operate the majority of the scheduled flights from London Luton Airport, with TUI/First Choice responsible for many of the charter flights.
London Luton Airport offers more than 40 restaurants, shops and bars to keep travellers entertained before their departure. For an additional fee, passengers can also enjoy the facilities at London Luton Airport’s Aspire Lounge, with complimentary drinks, snacks and relaxation areas.
London Luton Airport has experienced tremendous growth, with passenger numbers more than doubling in the last decade.
Prior to the coronavirus pandemic reducing passenger numbers, 2019 saw more than 18 million passengers take flights in and out of London Luton Airport, with that number set to increase to more than 25 million passengers in the coming years.
Luton Airport is situated north of London and there are great transport links to take you from there and to our hotel.
We recommend hopping on the Thameslink from Luton Airport Parkway to St Pancras International. From there it’s a short 7 minute walk to the Crescent Hotel.
You can buy your ticket on Thameslink Railway through their website, on ticket machines at the airport station or through the trainline app. The earlier you book, the cheaper it will be! You can use your Oyster Card or contactless payments to skip the queue and jump straight onto you train to London.
Read our guide on using Oyster cards and contactless payments.
Once you reach St. Pancras station, you should come out onto Pancras Road, just off Euston Road. Cross the street and head right on Euston Road for approximately three mins. On your left, Mabledon Place should be appear. Take that left and head down the road until you reach Cartwright Gardens. There you’ll see our hotel, perched behind the trees. You can’t miss it.
Bookmark our page and add our address and telephone number to your contact list: 49-50 Cartwright Gardens, London WC1H 9EL. Phone: 020 7387 1515.