Information for groups.

Bringing groups to St Albans is easy due to our excellent transport links and coach parking facilities. Find out more here, and get in touch with any specific queries or to book coach parking.


Coach parking arrangements

Coach parking for St Albans Christmas Market is FREE in 2017. If you are planning to bring a group to the Christmas Market, please contact us at stalbanschristmasmarket@stalbans.gov.uk.

Please note that coach parking must be pre-booked
- coaches will not be allowed access to the parking area unless they have booked at least 1 day in advance. If you cannot give advance notice, there are some coach parking spaces in the city, but these cannot be guaranteed.

St Albans at Christmas itinerary

The perfect city destination for groups looking for an alternative, more boutique-style, European Christmas Market. The tour starts in the morning, with groups gathering at the Cathedral, where they will enjoy a festive Group tour, followed by a mince pie and mulled wine in the Abbot's Kitchen.

After lunch, there's time to squeeze in an Historic St Albans - A City Revealed tour before heading back to the Christmas Market to enjoy a glass of gluhwein.

Available: Throughout the Christmas Market opening dates. (Please note that the Cathedral holds many events in the lead up to Christmas and so some dates some or all parts of the Cathedral may be unavailable for tours.)
Duration: Half day or full day
Points to note: due to the historic nature of the area, some pavements are uneven, particularly the area around Vintry Garden. The Market is extremely busy at weekends, and so we advise you to bring groups on weekdays for a more relaxed visit. The Charter Market, with 160 stalls, takes place each Wednesday and Saturday, and offers a vast range of non-Christmassy goods.
Key dates: Carols on the Hour takes place at St Albans Cathedral on 16th December 2017. 

We are still confirming the pricing for 2017 so please contact Jenny Swatton on jenny.swatton@stalbans.gov.uk for more information.

There are also other group tour options, if you would like to explore our ancient city and discover more about its history.


St Albans has a wide range of quality hotels and guest houses to suit every budget. You can find out more in our where to stay section.