The history of Luton has more than eight hundred years so many historical attractions of various periods have been preserved in the city. In the city center, you will find a vivid monument of medieval architecture - St Mary's Church. The very first church was built in this place over a thousand years ago, and the construction of the one tourists can see today started back in the 12th century. For local residents, the old church continues to be the main religious monument. Over the long history of its existence, the church has been repeatedly rebuilt and supplemented with new architectural elements. The latest major reconstruction during which a clock was installed on the church tower took place at the turn of the 19th and 20th centuries.
Today, the temple is striking in its impressive scale. The length of the building is 52 meters and the width is 17 meters. The 27-meter church tower has been one of the tallest structures in Luton since its construction. The ancient church has an interesting architectural feature - when decorating its facade, black and white silicon stones were used to lay out a harmonious mosaic. The temple has also preserved some unique interior elements, as well as a rich collection of ancient icons and sculptures of saints. Now the church is located in one of the picturesque city parks.
The old University of Bedfordshire whose building itself is of great historical value is another well-preserved attraction. A beautiful building with a tiled roof and carved windows resembles a wonderful ancient castle. More than 20,000 students study at the ancient university every year. On certain days, it is open for free visits, so everyone can appreciate the internal architecture of the building, as well as the modern technical equipment of classrooms. It will be especially interesting to visit the university in the warm season, as a beautiful landscaped garden with rare plants, pools, and fountains is formed around it.