About this office
Working and living in the St. Albans area, the Hamptons team has been selling and letting homes since 2007 when the office in St. Albans opened. The team has a combined experience of over 60 years. From contemporary apartments to large family homes for sale and let we have you covered. It is not just St. Albans that is covered from this office with properties available from Radlett, Colney Heath, Bricket Wood and beyond.
Why move to St. Albans?
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.
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.
St. Albans boasts fantastic transport links to nearby London - two train stations serve 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. 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.
A little bit of history
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; the other two were Londinium (now London) and Colchester. 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. The character of the city can be seen in microcosm in Fishpool Street, described in Pevsner’s Hertfordshire as being ‘as delightful a street to walk along as one could hope to find’.
Shopping and Amenities
St. Albans has a good mix of shops, cafes and restaurants both independent and national chains. From essentials such as opticians, pharmacists (Boots), post office and supermarkets (Waitrose, Marks and Spencer and Sainsburys).
Residents are also spoilt for choice with a good selection of independent clothing and gift shops.
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. There's food available from virtually every corner of the globe - you'll never want for any cuisine when you live in St. Albans because there's plenty to choose from.
There are a good selection of pubs such as Ye Olde Fighting Cocks which is believed to date back to the 11th Century and with CAMRA’s (The Campaign for Real Ale) headquarters in the city there is always a good selection of local beers available.
St. Albans is also home to The Odyssey Cinema, Alban Arena, Abbey Theatre and Maltings Theatre.
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.
In terms of schooling, St. Albans is home to a number of sought after Oftsed rated ‘outstanding’ primary schools and secondary schools. Locals have their pick of several private schools which include St Albans High School for Girls, St Albans Boys School and St. Columbus.
St Albans City railway station, is one of two railway stations serving the city (the other being St Albans Abbey which runs between St Albans and Watford). The City station runs fast-train services to London St Pancras.
St. Albans is surrounded by a wide motorway network with convenient access to the M1, M25 and A1(M).