St Albans  started life as the Catuvellauni settlement of Verlamio, renamed and developed by the Romans as Verulamium. Ruins of portions of the Roman wall, the theatre and a hypocaust  can be visited today. The Cathedral, originally founded as the Abbey Church of the monastery on the site, is built partially of stones taken from the old Roman town.
St Albans is close to the M1 (Junction 6 for the A405) and M25 motorways (J21a for the A405, J22 for the A1081). The short M10 also links from the M1 (J8 southbound).
St Albans is easily accessed via the First Capital Connect railway which runs from London St Pancras and connects with London Luton Airport.
The city's second railway station, St Albans Abbey Station, is located to the south of the city centre, and is the terminus of the local line to Watford Junction.
- the Cathedral and Abbey Church of St Alban , which has the longest true nave in Britain.
- the pubs!.... St Albans has the largest number of pubs per square metre in England.
- The medieval Clock Tower, built in the early 15th Century 
- St Albans market takes place on St Peter's Street, the city's main shopping street, on Wednesdays and Saturdays.
- The Farmers market takes place on St Peter's Street the second Sunday of every month.
- the Museum of St Albans  - tells the story of St Albans from the time of the Romans to the present day. It puts on special exhibitions throughout the year, as well as arranging fun and educational events.
- Verulamium Museum  - tells the story of the Roman city, and exhibits Roman mosaics, pottery and other artifacts.
- the Organ Museum  - contains theatre organs, punch-card cafe organs and other instruments. It opens every Sunday afternoon, when visitors have the opportunity to see and hear the fascinating instruments.
- Wagamama, Unit 6, Christopher Place, tel 01727 865 122 M-Sa 12noon-11pm, Su 12noon-10pm. trendy Japanese noodle restaurant located in the town centre. Prices are moderate (£10-15 / person) and the staff are well trained and friendly.
- Pizza Express, 11 Verulam Road, tel 01727 853 020, . Su-W 11.30am-11pm, Th-Sa 11.30am-12midnight. The local branch of the popular pizza restaurant chain.
- Mat subs ,SUBWAY, 78, chequer street, st albans, ☎ 01727836375. The famous sandwich take away in the city and also famous for the splendid hospitality by the employees.Nowadays the albans nightlife is more centralised on the subway.
- the Fighting Cocks - Britains oldest pub that still runs today.
- THANKAPPAN KALLU SHAP. Thankappans kallu shop, st peters street. The only indian take away in the city which serves traditional indian or kerala drink kallu which contains large amount of alcohol.It can be available in several forms like manavatty, anamayakki, suuper sarasu etc.. edit
- Thankappans kallu shop, st peters street. The only indian take away in the city which serves traditional indian or kerala drink kallu which contains large amound of alcohol.It can be available in several forms like manavatty, anamayakki, suuper sarasu etc..\
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