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Shopping Area Guide St Albans - Market Place

Market Place, St Albans, Hertfordshire, AL3 5DL

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Introduction

Getting Here

  • By Car
  • The A414 North Orbital Road is approximately 2.4 miles away and the A1(M) approximately 5.1 miles away via St Peter's Street, Chequers Street, A1081 London Road and the A414 North Orbital Road.
  • Market Place runs north to south through the City Centre.
  • At the north end it becomes St Peter's Street.
  • At the south end it joins the High Street.
  • Parking
  • There is on street Blue Badge parking and standard parking available in St Peter's Street and surrounding roads along with some nearby public car parks.
  • By Bus
  • There are some bus stop available nearby in 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 0.6 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 on the station please click here.

Parking

  • On Street Parking
  • There are Blue Badge parking bays in St Peter's Street, close to the junction with Victoria Street and also on surrounding side roads such as Waddington Road.
  • Photographs 1 and 2 show examples of these Blue Badge parking bays.
  • Blue Badge holders may park in any of the bays for a maximum of 2 hours.
  • There are standard on street parking bays available in Market Place, next to Phase Eight and Maxim Barbers.
  • These parking bays are pay and display.
  • Photographs 3 and 4 show this parking.
  • Public Car Parks
  • The Maltings Shopping Centre Car Park off Victoria Street is operated by the shopping centre and is pay and display.
  • This is a multi-storey car park.
  • For more information on this car park please click here
  • Photographs 5 shows the car park entrance and exit.
  • 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 6 shows 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 7, 8, 9 and 10 show this car park.
  • Christopher Place Car Park is accessed via Upper Dagnall Street.
  • For more information on this car park please click here.

Junction - St Peter's Street and Market Place

  • This is a pedestrian area with an integrated roadway for access and deliveries.
  • There is an easy downhill slope leading into Market Place from St Peter's Street.
  • The pathways on both sides of the road in this section are formed of concrete tiles/block paving.
  • There are some uneven areas on the pathway throughout this section.
  • There are some obstructions along the pavement on both sides such as signs, bollards, railings, cycle racks, bins and signboards.

St Peter's Street to Upper Dagnall 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 an easy downhill slope from St Peter's Street to Upper Dagnall Street.
  • There are some uneven areas on the pathways throughout this section.
  • There are some obstructions along the pavement on both sides such as signs, railings, cycle racks, bollards, bins and signboards.
  • There are side roads and entrances to cross along the route, most of which have dropped kerbs and tactile paving on both sides.
  • Photograph 2 shows the crossing on Spencer Street, next to Jigsaw and Jago Jewellers.

Upper Dagnall Street to High 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 now an easy to steep downhill slope from Upper Dagnall Street to High Street.
  • There are some uneven areas on the pathways throughout this section.
  • There are some obstructions along the pavement on both sides such as signs, railings, cycle racks, bollards, cash points, bins and signboards.
  • There are side roads and entrances to cross along the route, most of which are level with the pathway or have dropped kerbs and tactile paving on both sides.
  • Photograph 6, 7, 10 show examples of these entrance ways.
  • There are some on street standard parking bays available next to Maxim Barbers and Phase Eight.
  • The parking here is pay and display.
  • Photograph 17 is an example of the parking.

Junction - High Street and Market Place

  • There is a crossing to cross Market Place.
  • This crossing has dropped kerbs and tactile paving on both sides.
  • Photograph 2 shows this crossing.
  • There is a pedestrian crossing to cross the High Street.
  • Photographs 3, 4 and 5 show this crossing.
  • This crossing has dropped kerbs and tactile paving on both sides.
  • The pedestrian crossing is push button controlled with visual signals.
  • The road surface is block paving at both crossings.
  • There is a steep uphill slope into Market Place at this junction.
  • There is a steep uphill slope from the junction into High Street heading towards George Street.
  • There is a steep downhill slope from the junction into High Street heading towards London Road.

Accessible Toilet

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

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