The Bedfordshire town of Dunstable has a population of roughly 50,000 and is 35 miles north-west of London. It has good links to the M1 and Luton Airport is within easy reach. The nearest railway station is 3 miles away at Leagrave, with a service into London Kings Cross.
Situated at the crossroads of two ancient routes, Roman Watling Street and the Ickneild Way, Dunstable grew into a prosperous market town as the result of the wool trade in the 12th century.
The town is served by an assortment of small traders and national chains in the high street, the Quadrant and Eleanor's Cross Shopping Centres, and the out-of-town White Lion Retail Park. An open-air market is held three times a week.
Local attractions include Dunstable's leisure centre and pool, nearby Whipsnade Zoo, the green open space of Dunstable Downs and the natural beauty of the Chiltern Hills.