Abbey precincts


A characterful area with narrow streets, historic buildings and green open spaces right in the heart of St Albans. This part of the city includes picturesque properties in Fishpool Street, New England Street, Lower Dagnall Street, College Street and Spicer Street to name just a few. Just a short walk from the town centre and the train station, this area is close to the stunning Cathedral, Roman ruins and Verulamium Park that underpin the city’s heritage.

Cafes, shops, bars and restaurants

Wander up to George Street to enjoy a delicious brunch at George Street Canteen or Hatch by day or dinner at Dylan’s at the King’s Arms followed by speakeasy cocktails at Suckerpunch in the evening. Local pubs include the Verulam Arms, which serves excellent food, and the cosy Farriers Arms. A stroll down Abbey Mill Lane brings you to Ye Olde Fighting Cocks, the oldest pub in England, for a cosy pint or Sunday roast dinner. 


Popular local primary schools include St Michael’s CofE Primary School and Abbey CofE Primary School, both recently rated Good by OFSTED.

Parks and green spaces

New England Street has its own park and play area known locally as ‘The Brickie’, while Verulamium Park lies a couple of minutes’ walk away, with rolling parkland that’s perfect for dog walking, keeping the children entertained in the play areas and lazy picnics by the lake in summer. Stop off to enjoy an ice cream in summer or a warming hot chocolate in winter at the Inn on the Park.