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Car hire in St Albans

Car hire in St Albans

The beautiful cathedral city of St Albans perfectly combines idyllic countryside with a busy a town. Just over an hour away from the city of London and 30 minutes from Heathrow Airport (LHR) via the M25, the town is also the ideal location if you want to be close to the capital. Hiring a car is the perfect way to see all that St Albans and the surrounding area has to offer.

What I need to know

You've got a number of different car hire suppliers to choose from in and around St Albans. You can choose between a range of vehicles, from economy to premium, ensuring you find the right car at the best price. Make it easier to find the perfect hire car in St Albans by booking through our site, which also means you'll get 24/7 customer service and free cancellation.

Where to pick up my car

All the car hire companies in St Albans have their own locations for you to pick up your car, so where you need to go depends on who you book with. When booking through our site, you'll be able to see where each of the offices is, making it simpler to find a car hire company in St Albans that is close to where you need to be.

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  • “The pick-up was easy, it took 5 minutes from arriving at the desk to driving out the car, and the return took even less time.”
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Where to go

St Albans is the perfect place to set off from if you want to start exploring the stunning Hertfordshire. You can head to Heartwood Forest, which is the largest new native forest in England, drive to any one of the Roman ruins or do your shopping at St Albans Charter Market. All of this is made easier with a hire car.

Nearby St Albans

Not far from the centre of St Albans is the Verulamium Museum, which stands on the site of the former Roman town. Verulamium was the third largest city in Roman Britain and the museum explores its past. You can step inside recreated Roman rooms and see some of the items and mosaics that have been excavated in the area.

Longer drives

Although St Albans isn't on the coast, you can enjoy the seaside in just over an hour by taking the M25 and A127 to Southend-on-Sea. Head to the beach to soak up the sun and enjoy a swim in the sea or take a trip to Adventure Island for rides and activities. It's a great day out for all the family, especially when the sun is shining.

Eating and drinking

As well as local produce on offer in the market, St Albans is a haven for foodies, with a huge range of restaurants and pubs on offer. As well as fine dining and menus inspired by local goods, you'll also find flavours from around the world on offer, including Greek and Moroccan. Don't forget to head to any of the local pubs in the evening for a friendly atmosphere.

Things to do

There's a lot of outdoor activities in and around St Albans, with a huge range of parks and forests ready to be explored. In fact, there is a lot of ancient woodland with trees dating back a thousand years.

In the evening, you can catch a show at one of the local theatres or make the most of the vibrant nightlife by heading to a club or to see a local band.


One of the best sightseeing opportunities in St Albans is St Albans Cathedral. With architecture from a number of different periods coming together to create this iconic structure, there is plenty to see when you visit.

You may also want to visit the Roman Theatre of Verulamium, which is the only example of a Roman theatre with a stage in the UK. Dating back to 140AD, the ruins were unearthed in 1847 and are incredibly interesting.


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