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Shopping Area Guide St Albans - St Peter's Street

St Peter's Street, St Albans, Hertfordshire, AL1 3LF

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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.
  • St Peter's Street runs north to south through the City Centre.
  • At the north end it becomes the A1081 Harpenden Road.
  • At the south end it becomes Chequer Street.
  • Parking
  • There is on street Blue Badge parking and standard parking available in St Peter's Street and surrounding roads.
  • Several public car parks are also available.
  • By Bus
  • There are several bus stops along 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 and standard on street parking bays in St Peter's Street and surrounding side roads such as Waddington Road.
  • There is no charge for these parking bays.
  • Parking is limited to between 30-60 minutes for non-Blue Badge holders depending on the parking area.
  • Blue Badge holders may park in any of the bays for a maximum of 2 hours.
  • Photographs 1 and 2 show examples of this parking.
  • There are pay and display standard on street parking bays available in St Peter's Street next to Jardine Pharmacy.
  • Photographs 3 and 4 shows this parking.
  • 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 this car park please click here
  • Photograph 5 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 6 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 7, 8, 9 and 10 show this car park.
  • Townsend Avenue Pay and Display Car Park is operated by NCP.
  • This in an open air car park.
  • For more information on this car park please click here
  • Photographs 11 and 12 show this car park.

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.

Victoria Street to Tesco Metro via St Peter's 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 uphill slope running from Victoria Street to Tesco Metro.
  • The pathway on the same side as Clintons and Marks and Spencer has an access road link into the pathway.
  • Photographs 5, 7, 9 and 13 shows this access road.
  • 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 and signboards.
  • There are some Blue Badge parking bays available next to the pathway by Waterstone's and NatWest.
  • These Blue Badge parking bays are limited to 2 hours.
  • Photograph 4 shows this parking area.
  • There are several bus stops available on both sides of the road.
  • Photographs 11 and 13 show examples of the bus stops.
  • There is a pedestrian crossing opposite Marks and Spencer and Halifax.
  • This crossing has dropped kerbs and tactile paving on both sides.
  • The pedestrian crossing is push button controlled with visual signals.
  • The surface of the road is tarmac at this crossing.
  • Photographs 10 and 11 show this crossing.

Tesco Metro to Hatfield Road via St Peter's 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 slope uphill slope from Tesco Metro towards the Hatfield Road, St Peter's Street and Catherine Street roundabout.
  • The pathway next to Poundland has an access road built into the pathway.
  • Photographs 3, 4, 9 and 12 shows this access road.
  • 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 and signboards.
  • There are several bus stops available on both sides of the road.
  • Photographs 2, 12 and 13 show examples of the bus stops.
  • There is a taxi rank on the pathway next to Barclays, which is set into the pathway.
  • Photographs 13 and 15 show the taxi rank area.
  • There is a pedestrian crossing opposite Barclays and Holland & Barrett.
  • 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 tarmac at this crossing.
  • Photographs 6 and 7 show this crossing.

Junction - Hatfield Road, St Peter's Street and Catherine Street Roundabout

  • There are several crossings at this junction to cross St Peter's Street, Hatfield Road and Catherine Street.
  • There are pedestrian crossings to cross Catherine Street and Hatfield Road.
  • These crossings have dropped kerbs and tactile paving on both sides.
  • The pedestrian crossings are push button controlled with visual signals.
  • There is a crossing in St Peter's Street as you reach the roundabout from the south of the City Centre.
  • This crossing has dropped kerbs, tactile paving and an island in the middle.
  • There is a zebra crossing available in St Peter's Street next to Allied Carpets.
  • This zebra crossing has dropped kerbs, tactile paving on both sides and a small island in the middle.
  • The surface of the road at all crossings is tarmac.
  • The surface of the pathway is block paving at all crossings.
  • There is an easy slope downhill from the roundabout into St Peter's Street, towards the City Centre and shops.
  • There is a steep downhill slope into Hatfield Road from the roundabout.
  • There is a steep uphill slope into Catherine Street from the roundabout.
  • There is an easy uphill slope into St Peter's Street from the roundabout as you head north.
  • The surface of the road is tarmac at all crossings.

Hatfield Road to Hall Place Gardens via St Peter's 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 to begin with then become more narrow.
  • The pathway has a steep slope uphill between the Hatfield Road, St Peter's Street, Catherine Street Roundabout and Hall Place Gardens.
  • There are some uneven areas on the pathways throughout the section.
  • There are some obstructions along the pavement on both sides such as signs, cash points, railings, cycle racks, bus stops, 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.
  • Photographs 5, 6, 10, 15 and 16 show examples of side entrances/roads.
  • There is some standard pay and display on street parking available outside Jardines Pharmacy.
  • Photograph 12 shows the parking by the pharmacy.

Hall Place Gardens to Townsend Avenue via St Peter's Street

  • The pathways on both sides of the road in this section are formed of concrete tiles/block paving and tarmac.
  • The pathways on both sides are fairly wide.
  • There is an easy slope uphill between Hall Place Gardens and Townsend Avenue.
  • 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 and signboards.
  • There are some bus stops available on both sides of the road.
  • Photographs 3 and 7 show the bus stops.
  • There is a pedestrian crossing next to the Seventh Day Adventist Church.
  • This crossing has dropped kerbs and tactile paving on both sides.
  • The pedestrian crossing is push button controlled with visual signals.
  • The surface of the road is tarmac at this crossing.
  • Photograph 9 shows this crossing.
  • There are side roads and entrances to cross along the route, most of which have dropped kerbs and tactile paving on both sides.
  • Photographs 6 and 10 show examples of the side roads to cross.
  • The surface of the road is tarmac at all crossings.

Townsend Avenue to Avenue Road via St Peter's Street

  • The pathways on both sides of the road in this section are formed of concrete tiles/block paving and tarmac.
  • The pathways on both sides are fairly wide.
  • There is an easy uphill slope between Townsend Road and Avenue Road.
  • There is a side road to cross on the pathway next to the Seventh Day Adventist Church.
  • This side road has dropped kerbs and tactile paving on both sides.
  • Photograph 3 shows this crossing.
  • The surface of the road is tarmac at this crossing.

Junction - St Peter's Street, Avenue Road and Harpenden Road

  • There are several crossings at this junction to cross St Peter's Street, Harpenden Road and Avenue Road.
  • The crossing to cross St Peter's Street / Harpenden Road has dropped kerbs on both sides and no tactile.
  • Photograph 2 shows this crossing.
  • The Avenue Road crossing has dropped kerbs and tactile paving on both sides.
  • Photographs 3 and 4 shows this crossing.
  • The surface of the pathways and roads is tarmac.
  • There is an easy slope uphill from the junction into Harpenden Road.
  • There is an easy slope downhill from the junction into both Avenue Road and St Peter's 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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