Welcome to St Albans

St Albans stands out as a unique English Cathedral City. The city's colourful history can be seen in the Roman remains and the beautiful medieval architecture. There are lush green parks and countryside, a buzzing metropolis, excellent attractions and interesting and ancient history. We have fabulous shopping with many small independent shops amongst the high street stores and a fantastic range of eating and drinking establishments. There are special events throughout the year. It's easy to get here too. We're just 20 minutes from London St Pancras, a short hop off the M1 and M25 motorways, within easy reach of London Luton and Heathrow airports. Come and visit to discover St Albans for yourself - you'll be sure of a warm welcome.

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Video: meet St Albans' Tourism Superstar finalist

Congratulations to Christo for being one of just 10 finalists!

Things to do

Heartwood Forest

Near Sandridge village, just north of St Albans

England’s largest new native forest. Within the 858 acres are 45 acres of existing ancient woodland complete with bluebells in spring. There is community orchard, new wildflower meadows, open spaces and a network of footpaths, cycle paths a...

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St Albans Traditional Street Market

Every Wednesday and Saturday, St Peter's Street

The market is steeped in History with a special Royal Charter granted in 1553. However, the market is well documented as far back as the 9th century. The current day market is firmly established in the city centre and runs the length of St ...

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Eating and drinking

Pubs and Bars

St Albans is also the home of CAMRA, the Campaign for Real Ale and has many "real ale" pubs, including ancient hostelries, and holds a major a beer festival each year.

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How to find us

St Albans is well positioned being just north of London with easy access from M1, A1 and M25. Click on "How to find us" above the map for directions to St Albans.