A historic cathedral city just 20 minutes from London, with plenty to see and do on a day trip when you take Thameslink.
Seen by many as simply a commuter base, St Albans offers so much more than that. Its glorious cathedral acts as the heart of the city, while it also boasts several old-school pubs as well as a range of excellent bars, restaurants and cafes.
A day out here can provide a welcome break from the hustle and bustle of London life, with its areas of vast green parkland offering up a sharp contrast to the urban sprawls within close proximity. St Albans days out can be full of fun, history and culture and we’re here to give you expert tips on all the things to do in St Albans, as well as providing handy pointers on how to secure the best deals when it comes to booking your trains. Getting there could not be easier when you go directly through our site, so read on to find out more about this wonderful city.
Getting to St Albans
We’re here to ensure that your journey is as smooth and hassle-free as possible, leaving you to relax in anticipation of a fun-filled trip. We can connect you to this marvellous destination from several locations so, wherever you’re coming from, getting to St Albans will not be a problem when you take Thameslink!
Not only that, we can make sure you arrive having saved a pretty penny! That’s because we offer a selection of Railcards – including Disabled Persons, Family & Friends and Two Together – designed to offer discounts to a wide range of people. If you’re heading to St Albans with friends, and there are 3-9 adults travelling Off-Peak, you’ll also be able to claim significant savings via our GroupSave tickets. All of these options, and more, will mean you’ll have a little extra money left in your pocket to spend once you’re here!
Things to do in St Albans
If history, culture and nature tickle your fancy, then a trip to St Albans will be right up your street. Of all the things to do in St Albans, a visit to the iconic cathedral is an absolute must. The magnificent medieval structure was started in 1077 and houses the shrine of St Alban – Britain’s first saint. What’s more, it still operates as a working church, making it the oldest site of continuous Christian worship in Britain.
But St Albans days out don’t have to be all about the cathedral. For example, you’d expect the home of the Campaign for Real Ale to have some good pubs, and you won’t be disappointed – Ye Olde Fighting Cocks on Abbey Mill Lane has a claim to being the oldest such establishment in England.
Alternatively, if getting some fresh air is more your thing, visiting Verulamium Park or Heartwood Forest are both excellent things to do in St Albans, so what are you waiting for? Getting to St Albans with us couldn’t be easier, so why not book your tickets online today.