A Day Out in St. Albans is just a short train ride from London
St. Albans is an English Cathedral City in Hertfordshire with over 2,000 years of history. It was once the third biggest city in Roman Britain. It is part of the commuter belt, north of London (check out my London guides here). The cathedral features medieval wall paintings, and we had the pleasure of viewing some Morris dancing at the entrance. Verulamium Park has ornamental lakes, the city’s ancient Roman wall, and remains of mosaics. St Albans is a unique English city with plenty of green park space, many attractions with countryside surroundings. Now known for plenty of places to eat and drink, and being only 20 minutes from Central London.
The Waffle House
Get here early to avoid the queues! Well worth the wait as both the savoury, and banoffee waffles are highly recommended
St Albans Cathedral
Is the location of the martyrdom of Britain’s first saint. It was made with bricks from the Roman Verulamium.
Here you will find plenty of shops, restaurants, courtyards
St Albans Clock Tower
Was built in the 1400’s. It is said to be the “Only medieval town belfry in England.” There are 93 steps to the top £1 entry High Street, St Albans AL3 4EL
St Michael’s Church Village
Has been selling wares and food for at least a thousand years.
Roman Theatre of Verulamium
Ye Olde Fighting Cocks
Britain’s oldest pub
For Britain’s oldest hotel and inn check out this post
St Albans Museum+Gallery
was once the old town hall
Craft & Cleaver
The full-stop to our day in St Albans was dinner and drinks at Craft & Cleaver. As the name of the restaurant suggests, this place serves craft beers from independent breweries, cocktails with a twist, and great quality American BBQ/Grill style food. The platter we shared was delicious, while the staff were friendly and knowledgeable with their drink suggestions. We hope to come back to try the peanut butter tequila!