238 LONDON ROAD • ST ALBANS • HERTS • AL11JQ
AN ATTRACTIVE MIX OF ANCIENT AND MODERN
St Albans has an extraordinary heritage dating back to pre-Roman times. There are Roman ruins, surviving buildings of the great medieval Abbey, the cathedral that dates to Norman times and a number of well preserved medieval streets, all of which sit well within today’s architecture.
St Albans has much to offer. Restaurants, cafés, pubs and wine bars abound, many housed in historical buildings and retailers do much to entice shoppers. Niche outlets and high street chains populate the medieval streets as well as contemporary shopping precincts such as The Maltings and Christopher Place which house outlets from French Connection to Reiss and Carluccio’s to Wagamama.
Culturally the city is blessed, with regular concerts and theatre productions at the Alban Arena and Maltings Arts Theatre. Various galleries, as well as The St Albans Museum, stimulate the imagination. Equally enjoyable is a visit to Verulamium Park, complete with lake and perhaps ending up at The Fighting Cocks, one of the oldest inns in the country.
St Albans Square is in a prime position for both local and London business. The M25 Junction 22 is under three miles away and the A1(M) four miles. The A414 is around a mile. Just under a mile from St Albans Square, you can find the City Station which has a direct link into London St Pancras, with journey times from 19 minutes. International travellers are 11 miles from Luton Airport; Heathrow Airport is around 28 miles distant.
The city has an excellent mix of state schools complemented by independent schools including St Albans School for boys (alumni include Professor Stephen Hawking and Sir Tim Rice) and the highly regarded St Albans High School for Girls.
There are plenty of sporting facilities for football, hockey, rugby and even
skateboarding. Verulamium Park has an outdoor gym, netball and tennis courts, cricket pavilion and a play area. For less strenuous activity, take a stroll along the River Ver. Golfers can stroll to Verulam Golf Club, around four minutes walk away, and there are a number of different pursuits at Batchwood Golf Course & Sports Centre.