All you need to know about St Albans

St Albans is a cathedral city located in Hertfordshire. The city is situated within the London commuter belt and the Greater London Built-Up Area. St Albans name is derived from the first British saint, Alban. A street market is held in Market Place and St Peter's Street on Wednesdays and Saturdays, as it has been for hundreds of years. There is also a farmers' market taking place once a month. When planning a business trip to Hertfordshire, be sure to check out our serviced apartments in St Albans. 


Having booked your SilverDoor corporate apartment, it is time to prepare for your business trip to St Albans. We have put together some essential information to help prepare you for your stay in Hertfordshire. 

Transport in St Albans

London Luton is the closest airport to St Albans, being located 9 miles to the north of the city. Thameslink offer a bus service from the airport to Luton Parkway, where a train can be boarded to St Albans. The city is also reachable from London St Pancras International by rail, taking approximately 30 minutes. St Albans is very small, with walking by far the most efficient method of travelling around the city.  

Weather in St Albans

The weather is St Albans is similar to the rest of the UK. Warm summers, wet winters and rain featuring prominently in every season! 

History in St Albans

St Albans was founded around 20 BC and later transformed into the Roman settlement of Verulamium. This was the third largest city in Roman Britain and was located strategically on Watling Street. Verulamium Park is home to lakes and the remains of the Roman walls that used to guard the city. Likewise, the Verulamium Museum displays exhibitions depicting St Albans’ past as a former Roman city.  


- The Hot Cross Bun is said to have been first created in St Albans by Thomas Rocliffe, a 14th century monk. 

- Actress Esmé Bianco, who starred in 13 episodes of Game of Thrones, was born in St Albans.  

- The legendary E4 comedy The Inbetweeners partially filmed their ‘Geography Trip’ episode in the city.  

- St Albans is a celebrity hotspot, with Rupert Grint, Cheryl and Martin Freeman all living locally.  

- Professor Stephen Hawking attended St Albans School and even attended a girl’s school in the city!  

- St Albans Cathedral is around 1700 years old, with the historical site having been upgraded from a church.  


Our SilverDoor serviced apartments in St Albans are designed around the needs of business travellers. Offering both comfort and flexibility and featuring the best standard of service quality, our corporate accommodation is fully furnished, modern, spacious and conveniently located in central St Albans. Most SilverDoor apartments offer flexibility with regards to housekeeping, allowing business travellers to determine how regularly they would like their apartment to be serviced. This enhanced privacy is designed to make you feel right at home in Hertfordshire. Our business accommodation in St Albans offers a unique flexibility that is rarely featured in a traditional hotel. Serviced apartments come fitted with kitchen facilities which allows our corporate clients the ability to choose between cooking at home and dining out at a local restaurant. Business travellers appreciate this convenience which often makes serviced apartments out to be more affordable than hotel accommodation. Having cooking facilities can help to reduce the cost of eating out, whilst the rate of VAT reduces the longer you stay. Finally, the average one bedroom serviced apartment in St Albans is approximately twice the size of a standard hotel room. This gives you more space to relax and unwind. 


Booking your business accommodation in St Albans with SilverDoor can bring a wide range of benefits. With over 20 years of experience in the corporate travel industry, at SilverDoor we understand that every client has different needs and the importance of a business trip running smoothly. Our booking agents have a strong expertise in the industry and aim to guarantee that every client is completely satisfied with the quality of their accommodation and the level of service they experience. We have an extensive knowledge of our apartment portfolio in St Albans and the features of each property. We utilise this information to help located the perfect accommodation for your trip. Our goal to offer best quality business accommodation is never ending. We regularly seek to work with new providers as we look to underline our commitment to offering the best apartments in St Albans.

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