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Shopping Area Guide St Albans - Chequer Street

Chequer Street, St Albans , Hertfordshire, AL1 3YH

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Introduction

Getting Here

  • By Car
  • The A414 North Orbital Road is approximately 2.3 miles away and the A1(M) approximately 5.0 miles away via St Peter's Street, Chequers Street, A1081 London Road and the A414 North Orbital Road.
  • Chequer Street runs north to south through the City Centre.
  • At the north end it becomes St Peter's Street
  • At the south end it becomes Holywell Hill.
  • Parking
  • There is on street Blue Badge parking and standard parking available on St Peter's Street and surrounding roads along with some nearby public car parks.
  • By Bus
  • There are some bus stop along Chequer Street and nearby St Peter's Street with direct services available to Harpenden, St Albans Local Area, Borehamwood, Welwyn Garden City, Hatfield, Elstree and Luton.
  • For more information on Arriva please click here
  • By Train
  • St Albans City Station is located on Station Way, approximately 0.6 miles from the area.
  • There is step-free access to all platforms at this station via lift.
  • There are direct train services available to Bedford, Luton, London St Pancras International, Central London, London Gatwick Airport and Brighton.
  • For more information on the station please click here
  • St Albans Abbey Station is on Holywell Hill, approximately 0.5 miles from the area.
  • There is step-free access at this station.
  • There are direct train services to Bricket Wood, Park Street, Watford North and Watford Junction.
  • For more information please click here.

Parking

  • On Street Parking
  • There are Blue Badge and standard on street parking bays on St Peter's Street near to the junction with Victoria Street and also on surrounding side roads such as Waddington Road.
  • Photographs 1 and 2 show examples of the on street parking bays.
  • Blue Badge holders may park in any of the bays for a maximum of 2 hours.
  • Public Car Parks
  • The Maltings Shopping Centre Car Park off Victoria Street is operated by the shopping centre.
  • This is a multi-storey pay and display car park.
  • For more information on the car park please click here
  • Photographs 3 and 4 show this car park.
  • St Albans Bricket Road North is operated by NCP.
  • The car park is located in Bricket Road close to the Jobcentre.
  • This is a pay and display multi-storey car park.
  • For more information on this car park please click here
  • Drovers Way Multi-Storey Car Park is operated by NCP.
  • This car park is located in Drovers Way and is pay and display.
  • For more information on this car park please click here
  • Photograph 5 shows the entrance and exit to this car park.
  • Drovers Way Pay and Display is at the rear of Tesco Metro and is operated by Euro Car Parks.
  • This is an open air car park.
  • Photographs 6, 7, 8 and 9 show the parking available.

Junction - Victoria Street, Chequer Street and St Peter's Street

  • There is are several crossings at this junction to cross Victoria Street, Chequer Street and St Peter's Street.
  • These are pedestrian crossings that have dropped kerbs and tactile paving on both sides.
  • The pedestrian crossings are push button controlled with visual signals.
  • The surface of the roads is tarmac.
  • The surface of the pathways is block paving.
  • There is a steep downhill slope leading into both Chequer Street and Victoria Street from the crossing with an easy uphill slope into St Peter's Street.

St Peter's Street to Pudding Lane via Chequer Street

  • The pathways on both sides of the road in this section are formed of concrete tiles/block paving.
  • The pathways on both sides are wide.
  • There is a steep downhill slope from St Peter's Street to Pudding Lane.
  • There is an entrance to the Maltings Shopping Centre on the pathway opposite Bradford & Howley (the pathway to the left as you go between St Peter's Street and Pudding Lane).
  • The entrance to the shopping centre is an open plan entrance.
  • Photographs 3, 4 and 5 show this entrance area.
  • There are some uneven areas on the pathways throughout this section.
  • There are some obstructions along the pavement on both sides such as signs, cash points, railings, cycle racks, bus stops, bins, bollards and signboards.

Pudding Lane to Holywell Hill via Chequer Street

  • The pathways on both sides of the road in this section are formed of concrete tiles/block paving.
  • The pathways on both sides are wide.
  • There is a steep downhill slope from Pudding Lane to Holywell Hill.
  • There are some uneven areas on pathways throughout this section.
  • There are some obstructions along the pavement on both sides such as signs, cash points, railings, cycle racks, bus stops, bollards, bins and signboards.
  • There is a pedestrian crossing next to Fatface on one side of the pathway and next to Ryman Stationers on the other pathway.
  • This crossing has dropped kerbs and tactile paving on both sides.
  • The pedestrian crossing is push button controlled with visual signals.
  • Photographs 1, 2 and 3 show this crossing.

Junction - High Street, London Road, Holywell Hill and Chequer Street

  • There are several pedestrian crossings at this junction to cross Chequer Street, London Road, Holywell Hill and High Street.
  • These crossings have dropped kerbs and tactile paving on both sides.
  • The pedestrian crossings are push button controlled with visual signals.
  • The surface of the roads at all crossings is tarmac.
  • The surface of the pathways at all crossings is block paving.
  • There is a steep downhill slope from the junction into Holywell Hill.
  • There is a steep downhill slope from the junction into London Road.
  • There is a steep uphill slope from the junction into High Street.
  • There is a steep uphill slope from the junction into Chequer Street.

Accessible Toilet

  • There are no public toilets in St Albans City Centre.
  • Some car parks, shops and restaurants may have facilities for customer use.
  • Please see related access guides for details.

Standard Toilet(s)

  • There are no public toilets in St Albans City Centre.
  • Some car parks, shops and restaurants may have facilities for customer use.
  • Please see related access guides for details.

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