Thinking of moving to St Albans? Check out the facts with our handy Pick Pack guide to the local area.
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For a list of local schools with Ofsted ratings, visit the government website.
The market – St Albans is famous for its street market which runs the length of St Peter’s Street. The market is open on Wednesdays and Saturdays with a food market on Wednesdays which usually has around 160 stalls.
St Albans has an eclectic mix of shops with high street chain stores side-by-side with independents. The lack of a large shopping mall makes the town centre one of the most interesting places to shop in as you can always be sure there’s something else to attract your eye just around the corner!
There are an incredible amount of things you can do in St Albans, with or without the kids. The city has a rich history – in Roman times it was an important city called Verulamium, and there is much evidence of that past in terms of ruins, many of which are in Verulamium Park, a 100 acre park which is where city people go to walk and play in the summer.
You can also see a lot of the city’s Roman history in Verulamium Museum which houses a lot of the artefacts the Romans would have used on a daily basis.
St Albans Cathedral, which dates from the 12th century, is open to visitors and worshippers alike on a daily basis. It also holds exhibitions and concerts as well as talks and courses throughout the year, and attracts pilgrims and visitors from all over the world.
The entrance to St Albans Registry Office may seem strangely familiar, especially if you’re a fan of the old ’70s BBC series Porridge. The large, imposing gates of the Gothic building were used as the main entrance to Slade Prison, although that’s not as weird as it sounds because the building used to be St Albans jail.
There are a number of estate agents in St Albans which deal in residential sales and lettings, e.g.: