Situated 22 miles north of central London in the Metropolitan green belt, St Albans is Hertfordshire's oldest town which has been shaped by 2000 years of human occupation.
Today, St Albans has continued to develop as a popular commuter town. There are two railway stations; the City Station is about half a mile east of the city centre with trains to Luton Airport, London and Gatwick. The Abbey Station is less than a mile south of the centre with a service between St Albans and Watford Junction. London Heathrow Airport is around a 30 to 45 minute motorway journey.
A street market is held in Market Place and St Peter's Street on Wednesdays and Saturdays, as it has been for many hundreds of years. There is also a farmers' market, on the second Sunday of every month.