The ceremonial county of Bedfordshire is situated in the East of England and is bordered by Buckinghamshire, Cambridgeshire, Northamptonshire and Herefordshire. The county is divided into three unitary authorities: Bedford, Luton and Bedfordshire. With a population of 669,338, the county is famous for its lace production in the 19th century and its large occupancy of Italians (it has the largest Italian community outside Italy).
There are plenty of things to do and places to visit in Bedfordshire. Some of the most popular attractions are ZSL Whipsnade Zoo, Woburn Abbey, Woburn Safari Park, the Shuttleworth Collection, Wrest Park, Stockwood Discovery Centre, the Dunstable Downs and Knebworth House in Stevenage. As well as having a wide selection of independent shops and boutiques, Bedfordshire has tons of great places to eat with a host of brilliant restaurants, pubs and cafes. Whether you are enjoying lunch in a Chiltern Hills country pub or opting for an Italian restaurant in the city, there is something to suit all tastes.
The distance between Bedfordshire and London is 38 miles. On average, the journey time between Bedford to London is one hour and 10 minutes, although you can get a fast train in 38 minutes.