What you need to know about St Albans

St Albans is a rather pleasing city – in terms of size and population, it’s really a historic market town that earns the honour of city status due to its ancient and beautiful Norman cathedral. But the city’s location only 19 miles north of London makes it a popular commuter town, with all the shops, bars, restaurants and events that come with a diverse population of long-time locals mingled with city workers and ex-Londoners with young families. The result is a charming and welcoming English country town with big city ideas and a delightfully cosmopolitan feel.