Things to do in St Albans

The perfect base to explore the fascinating, historical Roman town of Saint Albans. Discover the rolling hills of Verulamium Park which features a Roman Museum, the Cathedral and Abbey Church and Roman ruins. This vibrant market town is ideal for shopping and boasts many and varied award-winning restaurants. There’s so much to discover you may not want to venture far, but if you do we’re perfectly placed near the junction of the M1 and M25 and St Albans and St Albans Abbey train stations for great days out. Explore 600 acres of Whipsnade Zoo, nearby Butterfly World or enjoy a great day out in central London, the choice is yours.

Arts & Culture

  • St. Albans Museum - 8.8 Miles

    Brings the story of this historic cathedral city to life! Discover what the Romans got up to and see how the city survived World War II, right up to the present day, with new exhibitions every few months.

  • St. Albans Cathedral and Abbey Church - 2.6 Miles

    For a city of its size, the imposing Cathedral is an unmissable example of a former Norman Abbey Church. It’s ideally set in the city centre overlooking Verulamium Park. Rich in history, it includes Saint Alban’s shrine, which dates back to 1308.

  • St. Albans Organ Museum - 4.3 Miles

    Step back in time and see this historical collection of theatre organs. It includes a fascinating collection of mechanical musical instruments that the founder, Mr. Charles Hart, began collecting nearly half a century ago.


  • Bar Meze - 3.0 Miles

    Enjoy a taste of the Mediterranean. With a wide selection of popular meze which are Greek, Ottoman and Arabic influenced. Their motto is 'Eat, Drink, Share' but you don’t have to!

Local Attractions

  • Legoland - 26.4 Miles

    If you love Lego, this is a must see amusement park, where creativity meets fun! From Pirate Falls to Viking River Splash, the tiny awe-inspiring Miniland, plus a new Star Wars Experience. There’s so much to discover, build your day into something unforgettable.

  • Thorpe Park - 24.1 Miles

    Calling all thrill seekers. Set in the heart of Surrey, this theme park offers the ultimate, hair-raising rides, including new Colossus, terrifying Swarm, Nemesis Inferno and Saw The Ride. Dare you go?

  • The Gardens of Rose - 0.7 Miles

    Enjoy this rich display of rare and popular roses in bloom. Covering nearly five acres, with pergolas and ponds, see 8,000 roses in 2,000 different varieties – it’s a 'living dictionary of roses'. You can even buy one and start your own collection.

  • Butterfly World - 0.2 Miles

    The most amazing gardens that bewilder, delight, enchant and perplex at every turn. Explore innovative designer gardens, wild flower meadows, landscaped ponds, inspiring and exciting experiences, butterfly houses and much more!

  • Warner Bros. Studio Tour, London - 3.7 Miles

    Love Harry Potter? See his magical world brought to life on this hugely popular tour. Peek behind the scenes at Hogwarts and discover closely guarded secrets, including facts about the special effects and animatronics that made these films so hugely popular.

  • Roman Theatre of Verulamium - 2.0 Miles

    See what a Roman amphitheatre might have looked like. Explore the excavated ruins of a theatre which was discovered in 1847. Picture the sight of gladiators and even bears, while Roman spectators sat and watched!

Outside of the city

  • ZSL Whipsnade Zoo - 15.1 Miles

    Go wild at Whipsnade, the UK’s biggest zoo. Explore 600 acres of wild animals, from super fast cheetahs to cheeky monkeys, waddling penguins to splashing sea lions. With great daily shows, a steam train and talks there’s a lot to discover.

  • Aldenham Country Park - 6.3 Miles

    Explore a wonderful rare breed’s farm for the ultimate free-range experience. Set in beautiful landscape this park is a great escape and a chance to wander through woodland, try pony rides and go on nature walks.


  • Loch Fyne - 2.7 Miles

    Originating from Loch Fyne on the west coast of Scotland, their restaurants have become famous all over the country for sustainably sourced, fresh and delicious seafood. Enjoy it in this renovated listed building with high gabled ceilings and a wonderful ambience.

  • The Foragers at The Verulam Arms - 2.6 Miles

    This is the most resourceful restaurant going. Expect the fresh, local foraged food, freshly prepared. They believe in wrapping up warm and heading into the forest – enjoy.

  • Chez Mumtaj - 2.9 Miles

    A boutique style restaurant serving a delicious blend of modern French-Asian dining. It’s the latest venture from the team behind the hugely successful Mumtaj Tandoori, one of St. Albans most popular and highly acclaimed Indian restaurants.


  • Wembley Stadium - 12.8 Miles

    This iconic stadium is just 20 minutes drive from the hotel. Cheer the most high profile sporting events, from football to rugby, see world-famous headlining bands or take a tour. Find out what’s on at Wembley.

  • Arsenal Training Ground - 5.6 Miles

    See where the Gunners train. Arsenal’s state-of-the-art training centre can be found in leafy Hertfordshire. The first-team squad, along with the young professionals and Academy scholars, all train on what many consider to be the best playing surfaces in the country.

Tourist Spot

  • Woburn Abbey - 24.0 Miles

    Set in a beautiful 3,000 acre deer park, Woburn Abbey has been the home of Russell family for nearly 400 years.With so much to do Woburn offers the perfect destination for all the family comes rain or shine.

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