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About St Albans, Hertfordshire (AL1, AL2, AL3 Post Codes)

St Albans is a city in Hertfordshire, England, and the major urban area in the City and District of St Albans.

It lies east of Hemel Hempstead and west of Hatfield, about 20 miles (32 km) north-northwest of central London, 8 miles (13 km) southwest of Welwyn Garden City and 11 miles (18 km) south-southeast of Luton.

St Albans was the first major town on the old Roman road of Watling Street for travellers heading north, and it became the Roman city of Verulamium.

It is a historic market town and is now a dormitory town within the London commuter belt and the Greater London Built-up Area.

St Albans is extremely popular with young families (flocking to the area for the very highly rated schools) and commuters (due to the extremely fast and regular train links into central London).

Properties to let in St Albans

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Potters Field, St Albans - Let Agreed

Rent: £1,475 Monthly 3 Bedroom(s) Unfurnished Tenancy ID: inst-1578

Barcino House, Charrington Place, St Albans - Let Agreed

Rent: £1,350 Monthly 2 Bedroom(s) 2 Bathroom(s) 1 En Suite Bathroom(s) square_foot 62 Sq. Meters Parking Permit, Secure Gated Furnished Tenancy ID: inst-1577

Lemsford Road, St Albans - To Let

Avaliable on: 01/10/2020
Rent: £450 Monthly 1 Bedroom(s) 1 Bathroom(s) Furnished Tenancy ID: inst-1573

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Larkswood Rise, St Albans - Let Agreed

Rent: £900 Monthly 1 Bedroom(s) Unfurnished

Cottonmill Crescent, St Albans - Let Agreed

Rent: £1,335 Monthly 2 Bedroom(s) 1 Bathroom(s) square_foot 721 Sq. Feet Off-Road Unfurnished Tenancy ID: inst-1575

Opus House, Charrington Place, St Albans - Let Agreed

Rent: £1,375 Monthly 2 Bedroom(s) 2 Bathroom(s) 1 En Suite Bathroom(s) square_foot 39 Sq. Meters Secure Gated Furnished Tenancy ID: inst-1556

Market Place, Sovereign Way, St Albans - To Let

Avaliable on: 29/09/2020
Rent: £1,750 Monthly 2 Bedroom(s) Unfurnished

Abbots Park , St.Albans, Hertfordshire - To Let

Avaliable on: 28/09/2020
Rent: £1,300 Monthly 3 Bedroom(s) 1 Bathroom(s) square_foot 290 Sq. Feet Off-Road, On-Road PartFurnished Tenancy ID: inst-1565

Catherine Street, St.Albans, Hertfordshire - Let Agreed

Rent: £750 Monthly 1 Bedroom(s) 1 Bathroom(s) 1 En Suite Bathroom(s) square_foot 172 Sq. Feet Unfurnished Tenancy ID: inst-1572

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North Orbital Road, St Albans - Let Agreed

Rent: £1,725 Monthly 4 Bedroom(s) Unfurnished

Sundale, Althorp Road - Let Agreed

Rent: £1,595 Monthly 2 Bedroom(s) 2 Bathroom(s) 1 En Suite Bathroom(s) square_foot 62 Sq. Meters Allocated Unfurnished Tenancy ID: inst-1569

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Richmond Walk, St Albans - Let Agreed

Rent: £950 Monthly 1 Bedroom(s) 1 Bathroom(s) square_foot 541 Sq. Feet Allocated, Garage Unfurnished Tenancy ID: inst-1551

Centurion Court, 83 Camp Road, St. Albans - Let Agreed

Rent: £1,150 Monthly 2 Bedroom(s) 2 Bathroom(s) 1 En Suite Bathroom(s) square_foot 671 Sq. Feet Allocated, Secure Gated Furnished Tenancy ID: inst-1564

Vita House, Charrington Place, St. Albans, H... - To Let

Avaliable on: 22/09/2020
Rent: £1,595 Monthly 2 Bedroom(s) 2 Bathroom(s) 1 En Suite Bathroom(s) square_foot 876 Sq. Feet Allocated, Parking Permit, Secure Gated Unfurnished Tenancy ID: inst-1566

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Woollam Crescent, St.Albans - To Let

Avaliable on: 18/09/2020
Rent: £1,650 Monthly 4 Bedroom(s) 1 Bathroom(s) square_foot 1076 Sq. Feet Off-Road, On-Road Unfurnished Tenancy ID: inst-1563

Sandfield Road, St Albans , Hertfordshire - To Let

Avaliable on: 12/09/2020
Rent: £495 Monthly 1 Bedroom(s) 1 Bathroom(s) On-Road, Parking Permit Furnished Tenancy ID: inst-1561

Campfield Road, St Albans - Let Agreed

Rent: £1,950 Monthly 4 Bedroom(s) 2 Bathroom(s) 1 En Suite Bathroom(s) square_foot 80 Sq. Meters Off-Road Unfurnished Tenancy ID: inst-1544

Gainsborough Avenue, St Albans, Hertfordshir... - Let Agreed

Rent: £3,150 Monthly 3 Bedroom(s) 2 Bathroom(s) square_foot 116 Sq. Meters Garage, Off-Road Unfurnished Tenancy ID: inst-1559

Lemsford Road, St Albans - To Let

Avaliable on: 15/08/2020
Rent: £350 Monthly 1 Bedroom(s) 1 Bathroom(s) Furnished Tenancy ID: inst-1548

Sandfield Road, St Albans - To Let

Avaliable on: 01/09/2020
Rent: £490 Monthly 1 Bedroom(s) 1 Bathroom(s) On-Road, Parking Permit Furnished Tenancy ID: inst-1557

Hatfield Road, St Albans - Let Agreed

Rent: £685 Monthly 1 Bedroom(s) 1 Bathroom(s) Furnished Tenancy ID: inst-1554

Hatfield Road, St Albans , Hertfordshire - Let Agreed

Rent: £700 Monthly 1 Bedroom(s) 1 Bathroom(s) 1 En Suite Bathroom(s) Furnished Tenancy ID: inst-1555

London Road, St Albans, Hertfordshire - Let Agreed

Rent: £750 Monthly 1 Bedroom(s) 1 Bathroom(s) square_foot 301 Sq. Feet Unfurnished Tenancy ID: inst-1552

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St Albans Road, St Albans - Let Agreed

Rent: £860 Monthly 1 Bedroom(s) 1 Bathroom(s) 1 En Suite Bathroom(s) On-Road Furnished Tenancy ID: inst-1532

Hatfield Road - Let Agreed

Rent: £1,050 Monthly 2 Bedroom(s) 1 Bathroom(s) square_foot 54 Sq. Meters Unfurnished Tenancy ID: inst-1539

Avondale Court, Upper Lattimore Road, St Alb... - Let Agreed

Rent: £1,100 Monthly 2 Bedroom(s) 1 Bathroom(s) square_foot 61 Sq. Meters Off-Road, Parking Permit Unfurnished Tenancy ID: inst-1501

Catherine Street, St.Albans, Hertfordshire - Let Agreed

Rent: £1,150 Monthly 2 Bedroom(s) Unfurnished Tenancy ID: inst-1545

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Wynches Farm Drive, St Albans - Let Agreed

Rent: £1,350 Monthly 3 Bedroom(s) 2 Bathroom(s) 1 En Suite Bathroom(s) Off-Road Unfurnished Tenancy ID: inst-1528

Cottonmill Lane, St Albans - Let Agreed

Rent: £1,445 Monthly 3 Bedroom(s) 1 Bathroom(s) square_foot 92 Sq. Meters On-Road Unfurnished Tenancy ID: inst-1542

More information about St Albans, Hertfordshire


St Albans takes its name from the first British saint, Alban. The most elaborate version of his story, Bede’s Ecclesiastical History of the English People, relates that he lived in Verulamium, sometime during the 3rd or 4th century, when Christians were suffering persecution. Alban met a Christian priest fleeing from his persecutors and sheltered him in his house, where he became so impressed with the priest’s piety that he converted to Christianity. When the authorities searched Alban’s house, he put on the priest’s cloak and presented himself in place of his guest. Consequently, he was sentenced to endure the punishments that were to be inflicted upon the priest, unless he renounced Christianity. Alban refused and was taken for execution. In later legends, his head rolled downhill after execution and a well sprang up where it stopped.



There was an Iron Age settlement known as Verulamium, Verlamion, or Verlamio, near the site of the present city, the centre of Tasciovanus‘ power and a major centre of the Catuvellauni from about 20 BC until shortly after the Roman invasion of AD 43. The name “Verulamium” is Celtic, meaning “settlement over or by the marsh”. The town was on Prae Hill, 2 km to the west of modern St Albans, now covered by the village of St Michael’s, Verulamium Park and the Gorhambury Estate It is believed that the tribal capital was moved to the site by Tasciovanus (around 25 to 5 BC). Cunobelinus may have constructed Beech Bottom Dyke, a defensive earthwork near the settlement whose significance is uncertain.


Remains of Roman wall

The Roman city of Verulamium, the second-largest town in Roman Britain after Londinium, developed from the Celtic settlement and was granted the rank of municipium around AD 50, meaning that its citizens had what were known as “Latin Rights”, a lesser citizenship status than a colonia possessed. It grew to a significant town, and as such received the attentions of Boudica of the Iceni in 61, when Verulamium was sacked and burnt on her orders: archaeologists have recorded a black ash layer, thus confirming the Roman written record. It grew steadily; by the early 3rd century, it covered an area of about 125 acres (0.51 km2), behind a deep ditch and wall. Verulamium contained a forumbasilica and a theatre, much of which were damaged during two fires, one in 155 and the other in around 250. These were repaired and continued in use in the 4th century. The theatre was disused by the end of the 4th. One of the few extant Roman inscriptions in Britain is found on the remnants of the forum (see Verulamium Forum inscription). The town was rebuilt in stone rather than timber at least twice over the next 150 years. Occupation by the Romans ended between 400 and 450.

The body of St Alban was probably buried outside the city walls in a Roman cemetery near the present cathedral. His hillside grave became a place of pilgrimage. Recent investigation has uncovered a basilica there, indicating the oldest continuous site of Christian worship in Great Britain. In 429 Germanus of Auxerre visited the church and subsequently promoted the cult of St Alban.

A few traces of the Roman city remain visible, such as parts of the city walls, a hypocaust – still in situ under a mosaic floor, and the theatre, which is on land belonging to the Earl of Verulam, as well as items in the museum. More remains under the nearby agricultural land have never been excavated and were for a while seriously threatened by deep ploughing.


After the Roman withdrawal the town became the centre of the territory or regio of the Anglo-Saxon Waeclingas tribe.

St Albans Abbey and the associated Anglo-Saxon settlement were founded on the hill outside the Roman city where it was believed St Alban was buried. An archaeological excavation in 1978, directed by Martin Biddle, failed to find Roman remains on the site of the medieval chapter house. As late as the eighth century the Saxon inhabitants of St Albans nearby were aware of their ancient neighbour, which they knew alternatively as Verulamacæstir or, under what H. R. Loyn terms “their own hybrid”, Vaeclingscæstir, “the fortress of the followers of Wæcla”, possibly a pocket of British-speakers remaining separate in an increasingly Saxonised area.


Tudor buildings on George Street

The medieval town grew on the hill to the east of Wæclingacaester where the Benedictine Abbey of St Albans was founded by Ulsinus in 793. There is some evidence that the original site was higher up the hill than the present building, which was begun in 1077. St Albans Abbey was the principal abbey medieval in England. The scribe Matthew Paris lived there and the first draft of Magna Carta was drawn up there. It became a parish church after the dissolution of the Benedictine abbey in 1539 and was made a cathedral in 1877.

St Albans School was founded in AD 948. Matthew Paris was educated there and it is the only school in the English-speaking world to have educated a Pope (Adrian IV). Now a public school it has, since 1871, occupied a site to the west of the Abbey and includes the 14th-century Abbey Gateway. One of its buildings was a hat factory, a link with the city’s industrial past.

On Abbey Mill Lane, the road between the Abbey and the school, are the palaces of the Bishops of St Albans and Hertford and Ye Olde Fighting Cocks, claimed to be the oldest pub in England.

Between 1403 and 1412 Thomas Wolvey was engaged to build a clock tower in the Market Place. It is the only extant medieval town belfry in England. The original bell, named for the Archangel Gabriel sounds F-natural and weighs one ton. Gabriel sounded at 4 am for the Angelus and at 8 or 9 pm for the curfew. The ground floor of the tower was a shop until the 20th century. The first- and second-floor rooms were designed as living chambers. The shop and the first floor were connected by a flight of spiral stairs. Another flight rises the whole height of the tower by 93 narrow steps and gave access to the living chamber, the clock and the bell without disturbing the tenant of the shop.

Two battles of the Wars of the Roses took place in or near the town. The First Battle of St Albans was fought on 22 May 1455 within the town, and the Second Battle of St Albans was fought on 17 February 1461, just to the north.

A street market on Wednesdays and Saturdays, founded by Abbot Ulsinus, still flourishes.


St Albans High Street in 1807, showing the shutter telegraph on top of the city’s Clock Tower

Before the 20th century St Albans was a rural market town, a Christian pilgrimage site, and the first coaching stop of the route to and from London, accounting for its numerous old inns. Victorian St Albans was small and had little industry. Its population grew more slowly than London, 8–9% per decade between 1801 and 1861, compared to the 31% per decade growth of London in the same period. The railway arrived relatively late, in 1858. In 1869 the extension of the city boundaries was opposed by the Earl of Verulam and many of the townsfolk, but there was rapid expansion and much building at the end of the century, and between 1891 and 1901 the population grew by 37%.

In 1877, in response to a public petition, Queen Victoria issued the second royal charter, which granted city status to the borough and Cathedral status to the former Abbey Church. The new diocese was established in the same year, in the main from parts of the large Diocese of Rochester.

In the inter-war years it became a centre for the electronics industry. In the post-World War II years it expanded rapidly as part of the post-War redistribution of population out of Greater London. It is now a popular tourist destination.

Government and administration

Local government


St Albans was an ancient borough created following the dissolution of the monastery in 1539. It consisted of the ancient parish of St Albans (also known as the Abbey parish) and parts of St Michael and St Peter.[20] The municipal corporation was reformed by the Municipal Corporations Act 1835 and the boundary was adjusted to additionally include part of the parish of St Stephen. In 1887 the borough gained city status, following the elevation of St Albans Abbey to cathedral, and the boundary was adjusted to include part of the parish of Sandridge.

The Local Government Act 1894 divided parishes that were partly within municipal boroughs. The parts of St Michael, St Peter and Sandridge within the borough became the new parishes of St Michael Urban, St Peter Urban and Sandridge Urban. The part of St Stephen within the borough was absorbed by the parish of St Albans. The parishes that were formed outside the borough, that is St Michael Rural, St Peter Rural, Sandridge Rural and the reduced St Stephen, became part of St Albans Rural District in 1894.

In 1898 the parish of St Albans absorbed St Michael Urban, St Peter Urban and Sandridge Urban so the parish and borough occupied the same area. In 1901 the population of the borough was 16,019, growing to 18,133 in 1911. St Albans expanded in 1913 by gaining parts of Sandridge Rural (241 acres), St Michael Rural (138 acres), St Peter Rural (992 acres) and St Stephen (335 acres). In 1921 the population of the enlarged borough was 25,593, growing to 28,624 in 1931. It expanded again in 1935 as part of a county review order gaining more of St Michael Rural (890 acres), St Peter Rural (436 acres) and St Stephen (712 acres). The population of the borough was 44,098 in 1951 and 50,293 in 1961.


St Albans viewed from the Clock Tower: French Row (to the left), Market Place (to the right), St Peter’s Street and the tower of St Peter’s Church (centre)

The borough was abolished on 1 April 1974 and St Albans became part of the new, larger City and District of St Albans. City status was transferred to the entire district by letters patent dated 9 July 1974. Local government services are now provided by Hertfordshire County Council (strategic services), St Albans City and District Council and eight local parish councils (limited local services). Within the town, the Ashley, Batchwood, Clarence, Cunningham, Marshalswick South, St Peters, Sopwell and Verulam wards have no parish councils, but since June 2013 a City Neighbourhood Committee has had comparable responsibilities for small parks, playgrounds, open spaces, war memorials, allotments and public conveniences within those wards.

Parliamentary representation

St Albans is a parliamentary constituency represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. Established in 1885, it is a county constituency in Hertfordshire, and elects one Member of Parliament (MP) by the first past the post system of election.



St Albans has an oceanic climate (Köppen climate classification Cfb) similar to most of the United Kingdom.

Climate data for Rothamsted, elevation: 128 m or 420 ft, 1981–2010 normals, extremes 1914–present
Record high °C (°F)14.2
Average high °C (°F)6.7
Daily mean °C (°F)4.0
Average low °C (°F)1.2
Record low °C (°F)−16.7
Average precipitation mm (inches)67.0
Average precipitation days (≥ 1.0 mm)12.19.410.
Mean monthly sunshine hours60.677.3111.7159.0193.9199.1207.1199.1143.7133.269.150.61,585.3
Source #1: Met Office
Source #2: KNMI


Nearby towns and villages


Two railway stations serve the city, St Albans City station, which is situated 0.5 miles (800 m) east of the city centre, and St Albans Abbey station, which is situated approximately 0.7 miles (1 km) south-west of the city station.

St Albans City station is served by Thameslink on a frequent and fast rail link through central London. Suburban services stop at all stations on the route, while express services are non-stop to London St Pancras International (St Albans City station to St Pancras International – 18 minutes). Trains run north to HarpendenLutonLuton Airport Parkway and on to Bedford.

St Albans Abbey station is the terminus of a single-track branch line from Watford Junction station.

Culture and media

St Albans has a thriving cultural life, with regular concerts and theatre productions held at venues including Trestle Arts Base, St Albans Abbey, Maltings Arts Theatre, the Alban Arena, the Abbey Theatre, St Peter’s Church and St Saviour’s Church, given by numerous organisations including St Albans Bach Choir, St Albans Cathedral Choir, St Albans Abbey Girls’ Choir, St Albans Symphony Orchestra, St Albans Chamber Choir, St Albans Chamber Opera, The Company of Ten, St Albans Choral Society, and St Albans Organ Theatre. St Albans is also home to Trestle Theatre Company, who have been creating professional, innovative and inspirational physical storytelling theatre since 1981. Originally known for their work with masks, Trestle collaborates with UK and international artists to unify movement, music and text into a compelling theatrical experience. The Sandpit Theatre is a theatre attached to Sandringham School which hosts a wide variety of plays throughout the year, mainly performances put on by the pupils of Sandringham School. The school also hosts Best Theatre Arts, a part-time theatre school for children aged 4 to 16.

The Odyssey Cinema (formerly the Odeon) on London Road is an independent, arthouse cinema that was restored and re-opened in 2014. Originally opened in 1931, it stands on the site of the Alpha Picture House, Hertfordshire’s first cinema, which was opened in 1908 by film-making pioneer Arthur Melbourne-Cooper.

The Maltings Shopping Centre in St Albans

The St Albans Museum service runs two museums: Verulamium Museum, which tells the story of everyday life in Roman Britain using objects from the excavations of the important Roman Town; and the Museum of St Albans, which focuses on the history of the town and of Saint Alban. The Watercress nature reserve is by the River Ver and is run by the Watercress Wildlife Association.

St Albans Museums and Galleries Trust, in partnership with St Albans Museums and the University of Hertfordshire, have launched a project, “Renaissance: St Albans”, to convert the old town hall into a museum and art gallery, combining the university’s Margaret Harvey Gallery and the Museum of St Albans, which have closed in anticipation of the move. The cost of the project is £7.75m, of which (at February 2016) £6.3m has been raised.

The area is served by 92.6FM Radio Verulam, a community radio station.

The mixed character of St Albans and its proximity to London have made it a popular filming location. The Abbey and Fishpool Street areas were used for the pilot episode of the 1960s ecclesiastical TV comedy All Gas and Gaiters. The area of Romeland, directly north of the Abbey Gateway and the walls of the Abbey and school grounds, can be seen masquerading as part of an Oxford college in some episodes of Inspector Morse(and several local pubs also appear). Fishpool Street, running from Romeland to St Michael’s village, stood in for Hastings in some episodes of Foyle’s WarLife Begins was filmed largely in and around St Albans. The Lady Chapel in the Abbey itself was used as a location for at least one scene in Sean Connery‘s 1995 film First Knight, whilst the nave of the Abbey was used during a coronation scene as a substitute for Westminster Abbey in Johnny English starring Rowan Atkinson. The 19th-century gatehouse of the former prison near the mainline station appeared in the title sequence of the TV series Porridge, starring Ronnie Barker. The 2001 film Birthday Girl starring Ben Chaplin and Nicole Kidman was also partly filmed in St Albans.

More recently, several scenes from the film Incendiary, starring Michelle WilliamsEwan McGregor and Matthew Macfadyen, were filmed in St Albans, focusing in particular on the Abbey and the Abbey Gateway. It has also been used the setting for the fictional town Waltringham, in the TV show Humans.


In December 2007, Sport England published a survey which revealed that residents of St Albans were the 10th most active in England in sports and other fitness activities. 30.8% of the population participate at least 3 times a week for 90 minutes.


Clarence Park also plays host to St Albans Cricket Club. The club currently runs four Saturday sides, playing in the Saracens Hertfordshire Cricket League and also two Sunday sides in the Chess Valley Cricket League. In 2008 the club’s 1st XI won the Hertfordshire League Title. In the previous two seasons, the first XI came 5th (2011) and 4th (2012) in division one.


The local football team is St Albans City F.C.: its stadium is on the edge of Clarence Park and the team won promotion from the Conference South League in 2005–06. It played in the Nationwide Conference Division of the Football Conference for the 2006–07 season, but finished at the bottom of the table and was relegated.


St Albans Gymnastics Club, founded in 2005, provides the St Albans area with fun and effectively structured recreational classes as well as a professionally managed competitive squad.


St Albans is also home to St Albans Hockey Club, based in Oaklands, St Albans. The club is represented at National league level by both women’s and men’s teams, as well as other local league competitions. The club’s nickname is The Tangerines.

Rugby League

St Albans Centurions Rugby league Club have their ground at Toulmin Drive, St Albans. They play in the London Premier League. In 2007 and again in 2010 ‘The Cents’, as they are known, won ‘the triple’ – topping the league, and becoming the Regional and National Champions of the Rugby League Conference Premier Divisions.

Rugby Union

Old Albanian RFC is a rugby union club that plays at the Old Albanian sports complex. They play in National League 1 the third tier of the English rugby union system. Saracens A team and OA Saints Women’s Rugby team also play here. This complex hosts the offices of the Aviva Premiership club Saracens (and have recently moved their home ground to Barnet). St Albans RFC play at Boggymead Spring in Smallford. Verulamians RFC (formerly Old Verulamians) play at Cotlandswick in London Colney.


St Albans is home to one of the country’s oldest and finest indoor skateparks, the Pioneer Skatepark in Heathlands Drive, next to the former fire station. Its ramps are available to all skateboarders and inliners. A new outside mini ramp was built in March 2005. A second outdoor mini ramp was opened at Easter 2009.

Links with other sports

St Albans is additionally home to a community of traceurs from around Hertfordshire.

St Albans was once home to the then most prestigious steeplechase in England. The Great St Albans chase attracted the best horses and riders from across Britain and Ireland in the 1830s and was held in such high esteem that when it clashed with the 1837 Grand National the top horses and riders chose to bypass Aintree. Without warning the race was discontinued in 1839 and was quickly forgotten.

St Albans was once home to Samuel Ryder, the founder of the Ryder cup. He ran a very successful packet seeds business in the 1890s which at one time he ran from a packing warehouse on Holywell Hill (now Café Rouge). His interest in golf and sponsorship led to his donation of the now famous Ryder Cup. He is buried in Hatfield Road Cemetery, where in July 2012 the Olympic Torch Relay passed by to honour him.


The Abbey Gateway, now part of St Albans School

St Albans has many state primary and secondary schools, and a number of independent schools.

The law school of the University of Hertfordshire used to be based in Hatfield Road in St Albans until it moved to the university’s De Havilland campus in Hatfield in 2011. Hertfordshire County Council purchased the site. The interior of the former law school building has since been refurbished and now forms part of Alban City School, a state-funded Free School for primary aged children, which started taking reception class children in September 2012.

A campus of Oaklands College, a further education college, is also located in Smallford in St Albans.

State Schools

Primary Schools
SchoolGenderAge RangeReligious AffiliationLocationSchool website
The Abbey CE VA Primary SchoolMixed4–11Church of EnglandAL1
Aboyne Lodge Primary and Nursery SchoolMixed3–11Does not applyAL3
Alban City SchoolMixed4–11Does not applyAL1
Bernards Heath Infant SchoolMixed3–7Does not applyAL1
Bernards Heath Junior SchoolMixed7–11Does not applyAL3
Camp Primary and Nursery SchoolMixed3–11Does not applyAL1
Cunningham Hill Infant SchoolMixed4–7Does not applyAL1
Cunningham Hill Junior SchoolMixed7–11Does not applyAL1
Fleetville Infant and Nursery SchoolMixed3–7Does not applyAL1
Fleetville Junior SchoolMixed7–11Does not applyAL1
Garden Fields JMIMixed5–11Does not applyAL3
Killigrew Primary and Nursery SchoolMixed3–11Does not applyAL2
Mandeville Primary SchoolMixed3–11Does not applyAL1
Maple SchoolMixed4–11Does not applyAL1
Margaret Wix PrimaryMixed3–11Does not applyAL3
Oakwood Primary SchoolMixed4–11Does not applyAL4
St Adrian Roman Catholic Primary SchoolMixed3–11Roman CatholicAL1
St Alban and St Stephen RC Infant & Nursery SchoolMixed3–7Roman CatholicAL1
St Alban and St Stephen Catholic Junior SchoolMixed7–11Roman CatholicAL1
St Michael’s C of E VA Primary SchoolMixed4–11Church of EnglandAL3
St John Fisher Primary SchoolMixed4–11Roman CatholicAL4
St Peter’s SchoolMixed3–11Does not applyAL1
Wheatfields Infants’ and Nursery SchoolMixed3–7Does not applyAL4
Wheatfields Junior SchoolMixed7–11Does not applyAL4
Windermere Primary SchoolMixed5–11Does not applyAL1
Secondary Schools
SchoolGenderAge RangeReligious AffiliationLocationSchool website
Beaumont SchoolMixed11–18Does not applyAL4
Loreto CollegeGirls11–18Roman CatholicAL1
Marlborough Science AcademyMixed11–18Does not applyAL1
Nicholas Breakspear Catholic SchoolMixed11–18Roman CatholicAL4
Sandringham SchoolMixed11–18Does not applyAL4
St Albans Girls’ SchoolGirls11–18Does not applyAL3
Samuel Ryder AcademyMixed4–19Does not applyAL1
Townsend SchoolMixed11–18Church of EnglandAL3
Verulam SchoolBoys11–18Does not applyAL1

Independent Schools

SchoolGenderAge RangeReligious AffiliationLocationSchool website
St Albans SchoolBoys11–18ChristianAL3
St Albans High School for GirlsGirls4–18ChristianAL1
St Columba’s CollegeBoys4–18Roman CatholicAL3
  • ^1 Loreto College takes boys 16–18
  • ^2 St Albans Girls’ School takes boys 16–18
  • ^3 Verulam School takes girls 16–18
  • ^4 St Albans School takes girls 16–18

Notable people

Nicholas Bacon (1510–1579)
Francis Bacon (1561–1626)
Thomas S. Wells (1818–1897)
Stephen Hawking (1942–2018)
Alan Smith (b. 1957)
Peter Mensah (b. 1959)
Nigel Marven (b. 1960)
Helen Wyman (b. 1980)

In popular culture

  • The 1957 April Fools’ Day spoof edition of BBC documentary series Panorama, which dealt with the fictitious Swiss spaghetti harvest, was filmed partly at the (now closed) Pasta Foods factory on London Road, St Albans.
  • The 2001 film Birthday Girl, featuring Nicole Kidman and Ben Chaplin, is set in St Albans.
  • A number of places across the world are named after the City of St Albans, most notably in Australia, New Zealand and the United States.
  • St Albans was the name of a planet in the cult science-fiction television series Firefly.
  • In September 2007, St Albans replaced Mayfair as the most expensive square on a special UK Here and Now Edition Monopoly board, having won an internet vote.
  • Enter Shikari‘s song “All eyes on the Saint” (B-side of “Juggernauts” single) tells the story of St Alban.
  • The BBC used the Main Gate House of the former St Albans Prison in Victoria Street as the main gate of “Slade Prison” in the sitcom Porridge.
  • The fictional town of Waltringham, in the TV show Humans was filmed here.

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