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St Albans Removal Company

Thinking of moving to St Albans? Check out the facts with our handy Pick Pack guide to the local area.

If you are moving home in the St Albans area, we can help you plan your move as we are a professional removal company with excellent knowledge of the area.

Even if you only have a small number of possessions, or only need to move a few items of furniture, please ask for a quote for our ‘Man With A Van‘ services.

Schools in St Albans, Hertfordshire

For a list of local schools with Ofsted ratings, visit the government website.

Public Transport in St Albans:

  • Roads – St Albans is just north of the A414 which crosses southern and eastern Hertfordshire. To the east of city is the M1 with links south into central London, or a direct route north all the way to Leeds. There is also easy access to the M25
  • Parking – check the local government’s website for details of long- and short-term public car parks and charges
  • Trains – the main railway station is St Alban’s City which links to Bedford (via Luton Airport) to the north, and a direct route to Brighton in the south via St Pancras, the City and Gatwick Airport. Trains from the smaller St Albans Abbey station run to Watford Junction which links with trains to London Euston or stations to Birmingham New Street
  • Buses – check the Intalink website for details of the bus timetables
  • Nearest airports – it takes only 15-20 minutes by train to reach London Luton Airport, or half an hour or so to drive in good traffic. London Gatwick is about 1 hour and 15 minutes by train or around an hour and a half to drive. London Stansted is around an hour’s drive away

Shopping in St Albans city centre

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!

Evening Entertainment in St Albans

  • The sumptuous art deco Odyssey Cinema puts the pleasure back into the cinema experience – showing new releases as well as the odd classic
  • St Albans Arena is the main venue for theatre, comedy and live music
  • The Maltings Theatre is a fringe venue which is the venue that showcases local talent

Things to do in St Albans at the weekend?

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.

St Albans Trivia

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.

Health centres in St Albans

St Albans local government

St Albans City & District Council

St Albans local paper

St Albans Review

Estate agents in St Albans

There are a number of estate agents in St Albans which deal in residential sales and lettings, e.g.:

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