High Town is Luton’s oldest suburb, encompassing an historic high road, beautiful parks, a popular primary school and numerous community facilities.
The shops on High Town Road can cater for your everyday needs (a pharmacy, hairdressers and convenience stores), as well as the more eclectic (a gaming workshop and a lawnmower repair facility).
The town museum is in Wardown Park, which also hosts Luton Town & Indians Cricket Club, while the new youth football team, High Town Athletic FC, play on Bells Close Recreation Ground (People’s Park). The Hightown Community Sports & Arts Centre is on Concorde Street, with The Galaxy Gymnastics Club just opposite and Tina’s School of Dance around the corner on Taylor Street, and the Luton Irish Forum on Hitchin Road holding activities aimed at the whole town.
Friends of High Town is the residents’ association for the whole ward, holding clean-up days, keeping an eye on the Conservation Area and helping make the High Town Festival happen every July. The Festival showcases everything that’s good here: music, arts and crafts, sport, food, drink and – above all - people.
However, if you can’t wait until July, you can see live music at The High Town Club on Oxen Road, or take a stroll along High Town Road for gigs at The Painters Arms and The Gardener’s Call, as well as the weekly quiz at The Bricklayers Arms.
We’d love you to get involved in community life: use what’s on offer, bring something to our attention or take a hands-on role. Be one of the people who makes High Town a great place to live.