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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Things to do

Meraki Festival

Friday 11th August to Sunday 13th August 2017

Meraki Festival is a new 3 day summer Festival featuring a line-up of top live music acts across three major music stages, with special features and creative spaces around the festival for everyone to enjoy. The activities are all-inclusive...

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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.