- Related link St Albans Market.
- Related link Shopping Area Guide St Albans - St Peter's Street.
- The market is steeped in history with a special Royal Charter granted in 1553. However, the market is well documented as far back as the 9th century.
- The current day market is firmly established in the city centre and runs the length of St Peters Street.
- The route is approximately 434.85m (1,426.66 ft).
- The majority of the market is pedestrianised with a small part on Market Place accessible to cars.
- The market may have moving vehicles along it throughout the day.
- There are bus stops in St Peters Street, which is served by multiple busses including the 304, 305, 657, S8, S9, 34, 300, 301, 84, 601, 724 and Sapphire 321.
- The closest train station to the market is St Albans City.
- There is a taxi rank on the east side of St Peters Street, at the Catherine Street end of the market.
- There are 2 car parks available, which are in 150m off the market.
- The first is the NCP Drovers Way Multi-storey Car Park.
- The second is the Civic Centre Multi-storey Car Park.
- There are Blue Badge bays within both car parks.
- Parking is chargeable for everyone.
- The Drovers Way car park is on the west side of the market.
- The Civic Centre car park is on the east side of the market.
St Albans Charter Market Street Overview
- St Albans Charter Street Market stretches from French Row at the south end, up to Catherine Street at the north end.
- This market runs roughly 0.3 miles (approx 500m) along St Peters Street.
- The market stalls are set up on the west side of the road.
- The majority of this market is pedestrianised, with a small part at the south end, (Market Place, by French Row) having vehicles able to pass through.
- The stalls sell a variety of different items, from fresh produce, to clothes and toys.
- The market is open on a Wednesday and Saturday, 08:30 - 17:30.
French Row to Christopher Place
- This part of the market is approximately 130m long.
- The road leading along this part of the market has a block paving and cobbled surface which is quite uneven in places.
- This path is also has a varied gradient, with a steep slope at French Row and a slight slope at the Christopher Place end.
- There are bollards along the route, with a minimum width between them of 110cm.
- There are a number of cafés and restaurants along the route.
- There is some seating areas outside cafés along this part of the market.
Christopher Place to Market Place
- This section of the street is roughly 120m long.
- The surface here is a mixture of tarmac and block paving.
- Half of this section is in a pedestrian area and the other half is along a road which is very quite on market days.
- The market stalls along this part of the road are on both the east and west sides of the street.
- The majority of the stalls along this part of the market are food stalls.
- There is a very slight slope from the last part of the market.
- The majority of the market surface is smooth but does have some parts which are uneven.
- There is no seating areas/benches along this part of the market.
Market Place to Catherine Street
- This part of the market is roughly 250m long, and runs along St Peters Street.
- The market joins onto this street after roughly 50m and is all along the west side of the street.
- There are retail shopping units and restaurants available on both the east and west sides of the street.
- There is roughly a 1m gap between each stall.
- This part of the market can get quite noisy as it is next to the road which is very busy, with buses, cars, taxis and lorries using it.
- There are several bus stops available.
- There is bench seating available along this part of the market.
Access Guides Available For
- Shopping View
Eating and Drinking
- Boot - To view the access guide please click here (new tab).
- Bistro Paprika - To view the access guide please click here (new tab).
- Carluccio's - To view the access guide please click here (new tab).
- Fishy Delishy - To view the access guide please click here (new tab).
- Pudding Stop - To view the access guide please click here (new tab).
- Wagamama - To view the access guide please click here (new tab).
- Leisure and Entertainment View
- Car Parks View
- Other Services View
- There are no public toilets where the market is situated.
- There are toilet facilities locates at the Drovers Way car park and the Civic Centre car park.
- The Drovers Way car park has accessible and standard toilets.
- The Civic Centre car park has a changing place and standard toilets.
- Please see the linked car park guides for more information.