Premier Inn Luton South M1 Jct 9
“The UK's largest budget accommodation provider – ideal for business, leisure and family stays” - AA Inspector
ST ALBANS, HERTFORDSHIRE
Premier Inn Luton South (M1, J9) is ideal for Luton Airport and for plenty of nearby tourist sites too. Watch the penguins catch fish at Whipsnade Zoo, catch one of your favourite bands at Wembley Arena, take the family to see the wizardry behind the Harry Potter films at the Warner Bros Studios or just enjoy a peaceful stroll over Dunstable Downs. Then come back to the hotel for some good food at the Harvester restaurant and a great night's sleep in a comfy bed.
Facilities – at a glance
- En-suite rooms: 76
- Family rooms: 0
- Free TV
- WiFi available
- Children welcome
- Night porter available
- Fully air conditioned
- Open all year
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About The area
As Hertfordshire is so close to London, many of its towns have become commuter havens. St Albans, less than 19 miles (30km) from the capital, has retained its distinctive character, along with many historic remains. The Roman city of Verulamium is situated in a nearby park, and excavations have revealed an amphitheatre, a temple, parts of the city walls and some house foundations. There are also some amazing mosaic pavements.
The abbey church at St Albans is thought to have been built on the same site where St Alban met his martyrdom in the 3rd century. The abbey was founded in 793 by King Offa of Mercia, and contains the saint’s shrine, made of Purbeck marble. Lost for years, it was discovered in the 19th century, in pieces, and restored by the designer of the red telephone box, Sir Giles Gilbert Scott. The abbey also contains some wonderful medieval wall paintings. Nicholas Breakspear was born in St Albans, the son of an abbey tenant. In 1154 he took the name Adrian IV, and became the first, and so far only, English pope. Another famous son of Hertfordshire was Sir Francis Bacon, Elizabethan scholar and Lord High Chancellor, born in Hemel Hempstead in 1561.
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