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High Town


High Town (or Hightown) is among the Luton district’s several inner cities near Luton’s railway station. Officially, the town’s actual spelling (judging from the ward and area) is two separate wordings. However, some businesses and organizations use both words combined with “Hightown.”

High Town city is a more quiet, older looking (especially its shop), and terraced housing area compared to Luton’s town center. Between 2008 and 2011, the Luton council had spent a lot of money renovating public areas inside the ward several years after neglect. By 2011, the council had finished its renovation of the front of shops and roads’ re-pavement.

According to the 2011 conducted census, High Town city has about 9,046 residents on its grounds, which is about a 27.8% increase to the conducted 2001 census. This spiking increase is among the top highest population increments recorded in Luton’s electoral ward.

High Town city is a small settlement close to the famous railway station in Luton. The surrounding areas of this location to the North are the People’s Park Northern edge and Richmond Hill, to the south is the Main Midland line, to the west is the A6, and East is the Hitchin Road.

High Town is around the Eastern region of its sovereign state, the United Kingdom. Its postcode district is LU2, having a dialing code of 01582. The OS grid reference is TL 09305 22180.

Around the 1870s, approximately a third of the Luton population produced hats throughout that time. But around 1999 it gradually declined to about 0.5% of the total population. Regardless, till today, High Town still has some hat makers on its territory.

High Town was famous for its annual hosting of a tug-of-war festival competition, mostly between different pub teams. The tug-of-war festival competition revived for two years, 2010/11, due to some friends of one of the High Town residents.

Starting from Wardown House, Museum and Gallery located at Old Bedford Rd, Luton LU2 7HA, United Kingdom head southeast via Old Bedford Rd and Clarendon Rd to High Town Honey located at Havelock Rise, Luton LU2 7PS, United Kingdom

From High Town Honey head southeast via Havelock Rd to Hightown Community Sports & Arts Centre located at Hightown Community Sports & Arts Centre, Concorde St, Luton LU2 0JD, United Kingdom

From Hightown Community Sports & Arts Centre head southeast via Hitchin Rd and Crescent Rd/A6 to Thrifty Car and Van Rental Luton located at 24 Crescent Rd, Luton LU2 0AH, United Kingdom

From Thrifty Car and Van Rental Luton, head northwest via A6 to Luton Worship Centre located at 49 Old Bedford Road and, Moorland Gardens, Luton LU2 7NX, United Kingdom

From Luton Worship Centre, head due north via Old Bedford Rd to Wardown House, Museum and Gallery located at Old Bedford Rd, Luton LU2 7HA, United Kingdom

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