Moving to St. Albans
Rough guide to St. Albans, Hertfordshire
Moving to St. Albans, Hertfordshire
Abels have been moving people to and from St. Albans and in the county of Hertfordshire for over 50 years ago. Moving to St. Albans from within the UK or from Europe is done by road, with moves from abroad depending upon your preference and the original location. Abels has produced some guidance on the different methods to help you select the right mode for your move to St. Albans, and that could be by air or by sea.
St. Albans is known for the many notable celebrities who come from or currently live in the area. These include Paul Cattermole (former member of S Club 7), Steve Collins (former professional boxer), Cheryl Campbell (actress) and David Essex (singer).
However, celebrities aside, St. Albans has a lot of other attractions. Impressive venues such as the Maltings Arts Theatre, St. Albans Abbey, The Sandpit Theatre, St. Peter’s Church and St. Saviour’s Church are abundant. Operas, orchestras and choirs local to St. Albans have gained the area a reputation for fine music and art. The local charity, STARTS, ensures that the benefits of art are promoted within the city.
The city has many sporting facilities and opportunities to offer residents, there is a local football team, St. Albans City FC and a rugby team which play in the rugby league. Interestingly, in December 2007, a survey concluded that the residents of St. Alban’s were the tenth most active in sports and other fitness activities in England. The survey found that thirty point eight per cent of the population exercise at least three times a week for ninety minutes. The area is home to the country’s oldest indoor skate park and St. Albans used to be home to the most prestigious steeplechase in England, before it began to clash with the Grand National.
Situated just twenty two miles from central London in southern Hertfordshire, St. Albans is within the commuter zone. Despite this, the city has a distinct history of its own, separate from London. The settlements in the area date back to the pre-Roman era when St. Albans was called Verlamion. The area was named, in modern times, after Saint Alban, the first British Christian martyr who was beheaded in around AD 324. This historic city is now a quiet market town with its own cathedral.