What St Albans Has To Offer
Our St. Albans
The many reasons that make St. Albans such a great place to live (consistently ranked in the top 10 best places to raise a family in the UK), also make it a great place to visit. Whatever your interests, there is something for everyone in this vibrant metropolis. So if you enjoy:
Architecture and History:
The city's colourful history can be seen in the Roman remains and the stunning medieval architecture, many of which are freely available to enjoy as you meander through one of our fabulous green spaces ‘Verulamium Park’; Then onto the fabulous Roman Museum and Amphitheatre, a stop off at one of the beautiful old pubs in St. Michael’s Village or a waffle at Kingsbury Mill before admiring the longest conserved street in the UK, Fishpool Street.
And then if you have any energy left, onto the independent shops of George Street, which leads us to:
Markets and Shopping:
Every Wednesday and Saturday, St. Peter’s Street and environs echo to the sounds of traders peddling their vast array of wares. Our traditional street market comes alive offering a fabulous variety of stalls from award winning cheeses and olives to handmade jewellery and gifts, fruit, breads, vegetables, clothes etc., and finally no market is complete without a little bit of ‘tat’.
The Farmer’s market comes to town the second Sunday of every month, we also enjoy visits from continental markets through the year.
Markets aside, great shopping is available every day with many interesting and unique independent shops amongst the high street stores, Linda will point you in the direction of her favourites (or should that be vice versa).
Well, all that walking and shopping will work up a thirst and an appetite, so fortunately we have the solution:
Eating and Drinking:
Within ¼ of a mile of Fleuchary House there are 53 establishments to satisfy your culinary and/or imbibing desires! With reputedly the oldest pub in the UK, Ye Olde Fighting Cocks, and the most pubs per capita, there is no excuse for being thirsty.
With many independentants and chains represented whatever your fancy, budget or dietary requirement dictates, St. Alban’s can fulfil them, you won’t go hungry either.
We have our own list of recommendations and are happy to advise either prior to, or during your stay. Now, how about a bit of culture?
Art, Music and Film:
Having walked, shopped, satisfied your thirst and hunger, St. Albans can also restore your soul. With a rich variety of musical entertainment from classical concerts, music and organ festivals, to fiddlers or tribute bands in the local pub, street entertainment by the clock tower, or the haunting sound of a choir boy singing a capella during evensong in the Quire of our majestic Cathedral and Abbey, a treat your ears.
For the eye, we have St Albans Museum and Gallery. It is a world-class centre for arts and culture and has put the heart back into this lovely city since it re-opened in 2018. Set over three floors, the newly created state-of-the-art gallery spaces showcases over 2,000 years of priceless heritage and display contemporary artworks - sharing local, national and world treasures with visitors.
Films can also be viewed in the very special setting of our independent cinema ‘The Odyssey’, brought back to life by the people of St. Albans crowd funding its purchase.
Well if all of the above is not enough, London is a mere 20 mins away by train, the station being a 5 minute walk from Fleuchary House.