Getting out of London in just a 30 minutes drive, you will find an entirely different world. It’s true, visiting UK is absolutely not just about Big Ben or Oxford street. It has many gems worth visiting even just for a short span of time. St Albans is one of those. By train it will only take you 20 minutes. And in a day tour you can squeeze your own itinerary and back to the city by the end of the day.
We stayed only 4 hours in St Albans due to poor weather that day. We will definitely come back again.
What to do & see in St. Albans
Clock Tower & Charter Market
The clock tower in St Albans which is the only medieval town belfry in England has 93 steps to the top with a view to the historic city. If I am not super pregnant I would have had climbed the stairs. But we were told it’s narrow and it would be difficult for me.
Verulamium Park & Museum
The Verulamium Park had surprisingly many activities for the tourists and the locals. The park and museum is named after the Roman City of Verulamium. The photo below is a Roman wall still standing in the park. I was hoping to see the Roman theatre but we did not see it.
Ye Olde Fighting Cocks
The oldest pub in the UK is in St Albans. That was a wow info when we found out. Too bad for Jan, he couldn’t have two glasses of beer as he was driving that day. So we just walked past the pub. Til next time!
The Six Bells Pub
We felt like in famine after just a short drive from St Johns Wood. We only had croissant for breakfast. After doing some Tripadvisor searching we were recommended to try Six Bells Pub one of the Food & Drink Festical winners in 2016.I think one should try something she has not eaten before. So I had this wild boar sausages while Jan had the boring lasagne. In the end he regretted he didn’t order the same. The food was really good and the place was cozy old.
St Albans Cathedral
The cathedral which is more than a thousand years old is named after St Albans, Britains first Christian saint. I’d say it’s worth a trip to St Albans.
Doing your own tour around St Albans will surprise you there are many things to see in this small city! Colourful doors, the architecture, pubs, narrow streets with small shops, family and pets friendly parks, shopping, markets, medieval history & roman touch – aren’t they inviting?
There were still many things to do and places to see – so we will be back!
Driving to St. Albans? Where to park.