st albans,33 jane & dada,verulam road,27-29 easy living furniture,26 zizzi,25 outdoor kit,french row,heritage close, clock tower,market place,]- footsteps, graphics plus,]- chaos city,12-14 (),]- amplifon,10 martin treasure,]- games workshop,6-8 the dressing room,]- buon amici,2 hamptons,]- gladrags,chequer street,21 the real sports shop,19 a cut above,17 (),15 howorth's,]- lussmans eaterie,]- pinpetch,15a cancer research uk,13 j k palmers,11 starbucks,9 ocean lane,village arcade,]- village news,]- the closet (boutique),]- rocket,]- just alterations,]- village barber,]- petragems,]- ashwood art supplies,]- nic-nics,]- abigails cafe,5 waterer's (menswear),5a sazio ,3 the vintry,holywell hill,high street,grange street, st peter's church, hair scene,58 rumball sedgewick, (),56 the blacksmiths arms,113 dereks pharmacy,hatfield road,111 freeman grieve,48 the cock, carpets,44-46 st albans tandoori,st peter's close, national pharmacy association, debenhams ottaway,34 strutt & parker,105 kingston smith,30 dulcies news, eurostyle,28 barrissimo,101 aviva (cosmetic dentistry),28a regency house dental practice,99 bua thai restaurant,22-26 abbey,97 anastasia, royal bank of scotland (rbs),95 banham (burglary prevention),18 barclays, city point flats,-[ the money shop,-[ northern rock,93 carpetright,-[ nationwide,catherine street,-[ the alban arena (civic centre),85 richard's audio visual,-[ waterend barn,81 esshelon beauty co, ladbrokes,81 veer dhara, greggs,79a cafe roma,14 post office,79 subway, leightons,adelaide street, vodafone,77 (), halifax,77 (), moss,75 housewares uk ltd,10 national westminster,73 (),8 morelli's,71-71a bonmarche,8 waterstones,69a nicolas,6 censeo house business centre,69 burger king,4 harrison murray,67a tesco,2 feublanc.com,65 thomas cook,1 skipton building society,63 jenningsbet,victoria street,61 holland & barrett,38 connells,lane to drovers way,36 lloyds tsb,51-57 bhs (british home stores),shopping centre,49 britannia,34 hotel chocolat,45-47 robert dyas,32 flight centre,41-43 superdrug,30 jo banks aveda,33-39 ( - was woolworths),28 subway,31 vision express,26 eyeworks,29 bradford & bingley,24 snappy snaps,22 the bell,25-27 hmv,the maltings,23 carphone warehouse,20 (),21 marks & spencer (m&s),16-18 fat face,17 clinton cards,16 red door,waddington road,14 lisa star nails,15 o2,12 tate,13 jones bootmaker,12 kall kwik,11 edinburgh woollen mill,10 timpson,9 boots the chemist,10a anglo,5-7 clarks,8 chelenham & gloucester,3 jigsaw,6 hooters,1 dollond & aitchison,4 frosts,spencer street,2a the cross keys, merchant tea & coffee co,2 woods & woods,37 (),london road, taylors countrywide,31 hsbc,29 ryman,27 gallery rouge,25 the city suit co.,21-23 nando's, toni & guy,13-15 furniture republique,11 oxfam,9 hob salons, william hill,6-8 d copperfield,2 hamptons,high street,st peters street and chequer street,spencer street, merchant tea & coffee co,37 the link, tourist information centre (tic),35 thorntons, starts, st albans school of languages,38 cutmores hairdresser, victoria business centre,36 discount furniture,33 past times,34 crew,31 little marrakech cafe,30-32 monsoon,29 wj jago,28 accessorize,27 whittard of chelsea,26 3 store,25 wh smith,18-22 reiss,upper dagnall street,16 let's dance,]- the white swan,14 kingshill jewellers,23 champneys,18 toni & guy, (),12 blooming marvellous,19 springfield pharmacy,10 mil (masters in light),17 specsavers, christopher place,6 sony centre,13-15 jack wills,4 the boot,11 (),2 graphics plus,9 4 feet,high street,7 brook street,5 west cornwall pasty co,3 wt harrington & co,1 isis crystals, clock tower,high street,market place,34 hotel chocolat,36 lloyds tsb,32 flight centre,1a bespoke, jo banks aveda,1b benefit,55 zest,2 little wonders,54 maltings dental surgery,3 beautylase,53 clipso,4 jessops,52 (),5-6 costa coffee,51 dr china,7 andy showsmiths,50 the bread shop,9 maltings eyecare,footpath to chequer street,10 the body shop,49 scope,11 tchibo,48 sally salon services,12 early learning centre (elc),47 olio & farina (italian foods),13 republic,46 sole,14 t mobile,45 kurt geiger,15 topshop,44 paperchase,16 topman,43 jd sports,17 river island,42 bay trading,18 h&m,41 joy,18up tk maxx,38 silver rivet (jeans),39-40 f2s (freedom 2 surf isp),19 cargo,39-40 computer people,37 ann summers,20-21 new look,39-40 jonathan wren,36 steamer trading cookshop,exit onto victoria street,34 orange,22-23 (),35 claire's accessories,24 maltings news,33 jane norman,25 sanrizz,32 game,31 smooth criminal, st albans central library,30 optical express & dental clinic,29 wilkinson,the maltings,1 flowers! flowers!,christopher place entance,2 (),19-21 millets,3 viyella,17 puccino's coffee bar,3b chesca,15 wilde about hair,4 jaeger,13 h+i=u,5 the white company,11 entertainment exchange,3 zigzag,alley to christopher place,alley to french row & verulam road,9 simmons,6 wagamama,5 amici,7-8 carluccio's cafe,3 l'italiana ristorante,9 shoon,1 fleur de lys,10 space nk,26 zizzi ristorante,11 whistles,high street,12 tides home & garden,13-14 hobbs,15-16 french connection,17 fitness first,18 feather & black,19 greys,20 dash,21 l.k.bennett,22 ernest jones,23 crabtree & evelyn,french row & christopher place,holywell hill,chequer street,6 the peahen,1 multiyork,4 shop on the hill,3 langleys,10 ashtons,3a swift dry cleaners,12 druce & partners, (),16 space lettings.com (rentals), (),18 lavendergreen,5-7 blue arrow,22 lavenderblue,westbourne mews,24 men @ work (salon), (),26 perfection,13a sarah iovane hair,28-30 barney's bar & grill,13b riders toys & fancy dress,32 daniels,13c extra staff,34 harry's take away,15 supreme & st albans,36 abbey estates, (), richard stokes optometrists,2 wine world,40 blockbuster,3a domino's pizzas,44 ginger,4 conspiracy,46 your hair company,21-23 time 4 furniture,48 northwood uk.com,marlborough road,50 darwoods lettings (property rental),2 kamillo's,52-56 belvoir property lettings,harvest house canners & packers international,60 s a law,harvest house conical,64 citizens advice bureau (cab),39 thrifty car & van rental,66 a-plan insurance,41-45 the baby shop,68 roy pinnock & co,47 hudson recruitment,70 extreme muscle & fitness,49 vantis business recovery,72 mercer & hole,51 healing hands, mental health centre,53 goring berry,92 martin & co,94 mulberry's cafe,57 pontin consulting,98 post office,59 bryan & mercer solicitors,100 poggenpohl,63 (),104 alley cats of london, gilberts chartered accountants,104 (),latimore road,108 the cheque centre,67 prontaprint, 3 counties mobility,69 st albans tutors, (),110 st albans nails,85 a1 shop, taste of eastern europe,97-99 berry recruitment,114 traditional wood flooring,97-99 snow+rock outlet store,116 pizza gogo,99-111 palmers garage,114 bennetts flooring,99-111 esso service station,120 brown's barber shop,115 mumtaj,watsons walk, (),122 hong kong house,115-117 stapleton's tyre centre, american crispy, , new york bagel bar, tops pizza,130 the music dept,134 the farmer's boy, chez mumtaj,144 (),146-148 club cantabrica,150 h & h pizzas & kebabs,152 top gear garage,154 perk clean dry cleaners, (),158 tony's hair fashion,162 hbs plumbing and bathrooms,166 odeon building (),172 the great northern,alma cut,london road,chequer street,st peters street,38 connells,1 skipton building society, grove house hospice shop,1-7 hsco solicitors,6 maltings pharmacy,9-11 collinsons & halls,8-10 the maltings surgery,11 o'neills pub, the slug and lettuce ,12-14 brides by losners,suite 2 edward jones investments,16-18 the salvation army hall,1st floor capita education resourcing,the maltings (see chequer st),1st floor life time financial management, maltings car park, broad rack structures europe,1st floor davison bird associates ltd, meldrum solicitors llp, wizard inns, hays office support,50 club havana, north herts homes (social landlords),52 buckos takeaway, police station,54-56 reed,bricket road, crown prosecution service, valuation office agency,marlborough road, burton's foods ltd,upper marlborough road,80a tisco financial planning, abbeyfield,80a alan mann & co (solicitors),63-77 aecom (graduate placement),80 wentworth kitchens,liverpool road,lattimore road,upper lattimore road,91-93 cotswold outdoor,82 the glass house,95 ladbrokes,97-101 addiktion cycles,82a frangos,103 victoria dental clinic,105 homesmatter.co.uk,84 cafe alfresco,105 printingmatters.co.uk,107 bloom florists,86-92 quality personnel,109 grapeland,111 mjs next generation (hair studio),86-92 seasons holiday world,115 elle.es hair studio,117 rock & road bikes ltd,102 public address & voice alarms, pma tv,133-135 stevensons,102a herts sewing machines,137 tilestore.com ,137 bathstore.com,118 verulam clinic, ifpc ltd, rayner essex,126 robin hood,141 new gulshan tandoori,140-144 iceland,143 solon's gents hairdressers,alma road,1 trinity united reformed church,beaconsfield road, the horn ,145 alban tandoori,145 mr computer.co.uk,ridgmont road,145 s cafe,147 shree newsagents,149 (),151 (),153 h&h cafe,155-157 h&h fried chicken & kebabs,159 bar espresso, alban estates,thameslink rail line,150 kate's hair design,station way,victoria street,high street,london road,2 aitchisons,14 the peahen,4 the spec's factory outlet,1 wesley-barrell,6 richard gibbs,3 (),8 currency exchange corp ltd,5 hearnden & daughters,10 (),7 (),12 eternity jewellers,9 simply french,14-16 clarks camera centre,11 the studio in st albans,18 the cafe on the hill,11 underwood, st andrew's bookshop,13 unmistakably mark wilkinson,20 st albans music centre,15 (),22 chalon,17 mail boxes etc,24 independent mortgage advice,19 artisan haircutters,26 chinese cottage,21 shimto dress agency,28 outdoor store,23 pots of art,30 thai on the hill,25 the white hart,34 (),27 comfort hotel,sumpter yard (to st albans abbey),29 cafe rouge, st albans abbey,albert street,36 tilley & company,38 edward jones investments,42 comsys,38 cannon, morgan & rheinberg,44 harris lipman, (),58 schiang uk (danish/swedish design),60 fired earth, (),holywell hill,]- st albans abbey,spicer street,romeland,18 the bride,15 willow interior designs,19 sushoes,13 thai rack,20 roope opticians,12 in-toto,21a rjp architects surveyors,11 james of st albans,21 long tall sally,10 smallbone of devizes,22 it's a small world,9 earley's,23 craft arcade,8 koh-i-noor,23a marco's tapas bar,7 the albany,23 samoji,6 strides,23 by george ,4 (),24 saks (hair & beauty),4a galio jewellers,25 (),3 swanns,26 american nails,2 la senza,26 colour of sport,1 christopher wharton (goldsmith),27 thai square,george street,5 argos,16-24 jade garden,14 p j van heerden (periodontist),10 lesmar ltd,6 sukiyaki,4a fone city,8 ottaways solicitors,spencer street
St Albans is a busy market town that has grown markedly over the last few years. St Albans High Street tops the shops in Market Place and St Peters Street. The whole area gets extremely busy with shoppers, especially on market days, Wednesday and Saturday. The market has existed since Saxon times and was re-established by the charter of 1553. Wednesdays use to be the cattle market but this has long since gone in favour of a car park. The service road that ran along side St Peter's Street has been paved over. Traffic still runs down the main road but the wide pavement has made things more pleasant for pedestrians.
St Albans is steeped in Roman history and home to the very imposing and impressive St Albans Abbey. People have been in the area for over 2,000 years; the Celts called it Verlamion, meaning: the settlement above the marsh. The name changed to Verulamium after the Roman conquest in AD43 and was one of the largest Roman towns in Britain.
St Albans has become a major commuter town for London with excellent rail links that offer a frequent service. There are hundreds of good pubs in the area and a myriad of shops to explore. We have grouped them into 4 main areas. From West to East, we start with George Street which runs into the High Street, not forgetting Heritage Close and the Village Arcade. Next we start at the North end of St Peter's Street down through Chequer Street and Holywell Hill. In the third table, we pick up the shops from the point St Peters Street splits, down into Market Place, Christopher Place and French Row, ending with the Clock Tower on the High St. The final area covered is the Maltings; however, there are still many more shops tucked away down Victoria Street, London Road and many others.
More can be found by following this link to St Albans or this link to the Cathedral and Abbey Church of St Alban. A montage of our St Albans pictures are here for interest.
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St Peters Street and Chequer Street
Footpath to Chequer Street
Exit onto Victoria Street
French Row & Christopher Place
Christopher Place Entance
Alley to Christopher Place
Alley to French Row & Verulam Road
The Maltings (see Chequer St)
Sumpter Yard (to St Albans Abbey)