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St. Albans Area Guide

Located just 22 miles north of London, St. Albans is a traditional cathedral city boasting a selection of medieval architecture. There's plenty to see and do in St. Albans - and you can't help but notice the vast green parks and countryside that surround the area.

You'll struggle to find a city that's in a better location than St. Albans when it comes to lying close to London.

St. Albans fact file

  • St Albans began life as an Iron Age Celtic settlement called Verulamium before falling under the control of the Romans during their conquest of Britain, which began in AD 43.
  • Over the next few centuries it became one of the three largest Roman towns in the country.
  • It got its current name from Alban, Britain’s first saint, who was executed by the Romans after refusing to renounce Christianity.
  • St. Albans offers a wonderful blend of homes ranging from 16th Century cottages to detached family homes with everything in between.
  • St. Albans boasts fantastic transport links to nearby London - two train stations serve the area.
  • It's a popular place to reside for commuters - the short train journey into the city is a key selling point of this wonderful city.

Why move to St. Albans?

The high street in St. Albans features a range of larger chains and national brands, as well as smaller boutique shops owned by local traders. You'll find lots of great shops in St. Albans - again there really is something for everyone, whether you're looking to pick up some new clothes, or you're shopping for gifts for your family.

Shopping and Amenities

Residents are spoilt for choice with a good selection of independent clothing and gift shops.

Going Out

St. Albans is also home to The Odyssey Cinema, Alban Arena and Maltings Theatre.

Green Space

If you’re in need of open space, there are some great parks on offer including Verulamium Park offering 100 acres of parkland within easy access to the city centre. The park offers a stunning lake, splash park for the summer, playgrounds and is also home to the Verulamium Museum giving a history of St. Albans.

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Explore St Albans at a glance!

In St. Albans you'll find a fantastic range of dining opportunities - from high-end restaurants to bistros and cafes where you can pick up a bite to eat on the go.

  • Per Tutti
    Cozy Italian

St. Albans has a good mix of shops, cafes and restaurants both independent and national chains.

  • Sainsburys

There are lots of spots to wet your whistle in St. Albans.

There is so much to do in St. Albans, esepcially with central London just a train ride away.

  • Abbey Theatre
    Range of shows and live music

In terms of schooling, St. Albans is home to a number of sought after Oftsed rated ‘outstanding’ primary schools and secondary schools.

  • St Albans High School for Girls
    Private School
  • St. Columbus
    Private School
  • St Albans City Railway Station
    Direct Link to London
  • St Albans Station
    Train station bus stop
  • London Luton Airport
    9.2 miles from centre
St Albans Park St Albans Cathedral


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