I came on this website looking for Luton slang to use as examples in my university work and I was shocked at what I read! Some of it was quite funny because it’s so true, but in this day and age what do you expect? I'm not one to normally defend Luton but at the end of the day there are much worse places to live. I've lived in Wigmore all my life and never experienced any trouble. I would give someone £100 if they can find me a place where trouble DOESN'T happen. YES, smelly tramps might ask you for a pound when you're in town, and YES it's very concrete and grey, and YES there are some Chavs, but that description could be describing any one of the major cities in the country. Contrary to popular belief you CAN walk around without getting stabbed or beaten up. I've been doing it my whole life. I'm fully aware that it's not the nicest looking or maybe even the safest place but if you're not a complete idiot you will get out alive. I won't pretend there is a lot going for it because I know that there is not. But people need to stop banging on about how rubbish it is! I am not a tramp, an immigrant, a weirdo, an alcoholic or a drug addict. Both myself and my sister came out of school with A* grades- she is now a maths teacher and I am doing a degree in English aiming to be an English teacher- shock horror, people who don't pronounce their T's can actually be educated! Luton is not the hell hole that people have been describing it as.
I've lived in Luton all my life.