St Albans Cathedral
Visit the beautiful St Albans Cathedral
Stroll around the commanding Verulamium Park
Stay at the contemporary, centrally located Premier Inn St Albans City Centre
There’s always something for everyone in St Albans. History in every footstep, a pub at every turn, and beautiful places to simply stop and soak up the magical atmosphere. Join us to explore this beautiful historic market town and learn about England’s very first saint who lived and died here.
Check-in at your hotel. When evening comes, we can enjoy a welcome drink with other Solos guests before dinner in the hotel restaurant.
Saturday morning after breakfast we will explore the town with a guided tour. Our tour includes highlights of the fascinating history and architecture of St Albans City and the Cathedral. Lasting 90 minutes (45 minutes for the city and 45 minutes for the Cathedral), the tour starts outside the new St Albans Museum + Gallery in the city centre and finishes at the Shrine of St Alban inside the Cathedral.
The afternoon is then free to explore and relax on our own. You can visit a spectacular new museum based around an old courthouse which is free to explore.
On Sunday after checking out, you may like to explore the local area before heading home.
Our centrally located hotel is in the heart of the city, a short walk from Verulamium Park, Verulamium Museum and the cathedral. Shops, bars and restaurants are also within walking distance.
The Thyme Bar & Grill serves tasty snacks and meals all-day and provides an informal place where we can have our hearty breakfast and dinner.
The hotel’s modern rooms come equipped with air-conditioning, TV, tea & coffee making facilities, hairdryer and WiFi.
From the South exit onto M25 toward M4/M1 Heathrow Airport. At junction 21 A, take the A405 exit to St Albans/London/M1 South. Take exit 9 onto A5 towards St Albans. At the roundabout take 1st exit onto Dunstable Road towards St Albans. At the roundabout, take the 2nd exit onto A5183. At roundabout take 1st exit onto St Albans Road. After 3 miles take 2nd exit onto Redbourn Road. Turn right onto Drovers Way – hotel is on your left. For the car park, from until you reach Drovers Way Car Park on your right.
Chargeable off-site parking is available at Drovers Way NCP (sat nav AL3 5EB) at £10 for 24 hours. Hotel guests receive a 15% discount which can be obtained from the Customer Services office at the NCP car park with proof of stay. Free parking between 6.30pm – 7.30am.
Direct trains travel to London from St. Albans City station and the station is 0.6 miles from the hotel.
There is often confusion on the question of gratuities, since it frequently depends on the type of holiday, location and, of course, your attitude towards tipping, as to what is normally expected. In order to give you a rough idea, we have given appropriate guidance below. The Tour Leader will be on hand to offer advice or suggestions if required but gratuities are offered entirely at the sole discretion of the individual. We suggest a group collection at the beginning of your holiday to cover drivers, guides and hotel staff (including restaurant, kitchen and reception staff) of approximately £5. Your Tour Leader will collect this on your behalf and distribute it accordingly, thus relieving you of the burden of who, when and how much to tip. The tipping of bar staff and housekeeping will be left to your individual discretion (the rounding up of the drinks bill and a small amount left in your room on departure should cover this and would be much appreciated). As is customary, ‘the hat’ will be passed around for the driver and guide on all optional excursions. For any meals that are not included in your itinerary, restaurants expect a 10% gratuity (do check that service has not already been added to your bill). For taxis 10% off the metered fare.
The dress code is casual. Comfortable shoes for walking and sightseeing are recommended.
|Month(s)||Highest temperature||Lowest temperature|
|January - February||6 °C||1 °C|
|March||9 °C||2 °C|
|April||11 °C||3 °C|
|May||15 °C||6 °C|
|June||18 °C||9 °C|
|July - August||20 °C||11 °C|
|September||17 °C||9 °C|
|October||14 °C||7 °C|
|November||9 °C||3 °C|
|December||7 °C||2 °C|
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