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St Albans - a unique English Cathedral City

Tourist Information Centres

St Albans Visitor Info Centre
Alban Arena
Civic Centre
St Albans
AL1 3LD
tic@stalbans.gov.uk
www.enjoystalbans.com

St Albans Cathedral Visitor Info Point
Sumpter Yard
St Albans
AL1 1BY
vic@stalbans.gov.uk

Verulamium Museum Visitor Info Point
St Michael's Street
St Albans
AL3 4SW
vic@stalbans.gov.uk

Trade Contact

Jenny Swatton
jenny.swatton@stalbans.gov.uk

Destination

St Albans stands out as a unique Cathedral City, with 2,000 years of colourful heritage visible in the Roman remains and beautiful medieval architecture. There’s fabulous shopping and a fantastic range of eating and drinking establishments, lush green parks and countryside, plus events throughout the year. Come and visit to discover St Albans for yourself - you'll be sure of a warm welcome.

What's on Offer

Amenities

The city centre is compact, with attractions within easy, walkable reach. The wider district also has plenty to offer, so take your time to explore - you’ll be amazed at what you can find to do in and around St Albans!

Places to Visit

The new jewel in our crown is St Albans Museum + Gallery, showcasing the city's history and housing regularly changing art and historical exhibitions. Discover the story of Britain’s first Christian Saint at St Albans Cathedral, browse 150 stalls at our twice-weekly Charter Market, or explore St Albans' fascinating Roman history. There are also pretty little villages nearby and beautiful countryside to explore.

Entertainment

There is a vibrant and varied range of arts and entertainment whatever the weather, whatever the season. There are theatres hosting a packed programme of events throughout the year, plus nightclubs and dozens of restaurants and pubs to enjoy.

Shopping

The city’s historic ambience provides a delightful setting in which to explore a wide range of top name and independent shops. The bustling city centre market on Wednesdays and Saturdays is one of the largest in the south east of England, with over 150 stalls.

Eating Out

St Albans embraces good food and drink, with a host of eateries offering food from every corner of the globe. We have many "real ale" pubs, including ancient hostelries. St Albans is also the home of CAMRA, the Campaign for Real Ale, which holds a major a beer festival each year. As well as the bi-weekly market, there are monthly farmers markets showcasing the excellent local produce available. The annual St Albans Food and Drink Festival also celebrates the vibrant local food scene with a range of events and an outdoor Feastival.

Recreation & Sport

For sport and fitness enthusiasts, there are state-of-the-art new leisure centres and an indoor climbing wall and pinnacle. If you prefer more relaxed pursuits, there are plenty of opportunities for walking and cycling, golf and luxurious spas.

Conference & Business Facilities

Sopwell House Hotel offers flexible spaces for up to 380 delegates
Rothamsted Conference Centre offers a tiered 300 seat auditorium and meeting spaces for up to 200 delegates
Aubrey Park Hotel offers space for up to 220 delegates

Accommodation

St Albans offers a comprehensive range of accommodation, from cosy bed and breakfasts to large hotels. Whether you want elegant luxury or a modest place to stay, we have somewhere sure to meet your needs.

Getting There

Road

Close to the M1, A1(M) and M25 (Junctions 21A and 22).

Rail

20 minutes by rail from St Pancras International on the Bedford-Brighton line. St Albans is also connected to Watford via the Abbey Line.

Air

London Luton and Gatwick airports are directly linked to St Albans by rail. Stansted and Heathrow airports are also easily accessible.