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Visit St Albans Markets

When to come to the markets

St Albans Market is open on Wednesdays and Saturdays between and  on the second Sunday of each month between and .

Getting here

Our address

St Peter’s Street, St Albans AL1 3ED

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230, 300, 301, 302, 304, 305, 357, 361, 601 The Alban Way, 602, 653 Tigermoth, S4, S5, and S6.

Plan your bus journey using the Intalink journey planner.

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The nearest stations are St Albans Abbey and St Albans City.

Plan your train journey using Network Rail’s journey planner.

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Parking at, nearby, Drovers Way multi-story car park costs £3.80 for three hours parking on Wednesdays and Saturdays and £1.50 all day on Sundays (Car Parks and On Street Pay and Display).

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If you have mobility issues, you might be able to borrow a scooter from St Albans Shopmobility.

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There are accessible public toilets in the Bricket Road and Drovers Way car parks as well as in the Museum + Gallery which is open from 11:00. There are baby changing stations in the women’s toilet at Drovers Way and in the Museum + Gallery.

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We host 150 traders on our market.

On Wednesdays and Saturdays you can buy produce, gifts, and homeware for sale as well as a selection of international street food. You can also find watch and phone repairs. On the second Sunday of each month we focus on local food and drink, sustainable arts and crafts, and much more.

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Whether you have a craving for international street food, a picture that isn’t going to frame itself, or a sudden thirst for small-batch–artisanal-gin; we know that some of you are too impatient to wait for the next market day. Whilst many of our traders are old-school market grafters up for a haggle, down for a deal, and incapable of living indoors; more than a few will cater to your needs online.

So if you’re agoraphobic (agora being Greek for a market) or can’t face a busy shambles (shambles being the word for the area of market where butchery takes place), but you still want quality at cheap prices (cheap being old English for a market), then choose one of the following categories to get links to a selection of our Charter and Farmers market traders:

Beer, cider, perry, and spirits
  • Griffiths BrothersWe’re a family run distillery in the Buckinghamshire village of Penn Street, deep in the Chiltern Hills
  • Watergull Orchardsa Family Owned and Run Business For Over 20 years, Producing Single Variety Apple Juices, Mixed Flavour Juices, Pear Juice and Cider. All From Tree To Bottle Within Cambridgeshire.

Learn the history

The market was established in circa 860 by Wulsin, the sixth abbot of St Albans.

Following the dissolution of the monasteries, the right to hold the market on Wednesdays and Saturdays were sold to the town in 1553 via letters patent by Edward VI which also incorporated St Albans as a borough. Read a translation of the letters patent.

Learn more about the history of St Albans Market on Wikipedia.

Our market today

The following sketches of our market were made in 2022 and are reproduced here with the kind permission of local artist Rydal Hanbury. Follow Rydal on Instagram to keep up with her latest work.

Support our market

If you love St Albans Market, help us to grow by leaving reviews and sharing photos on:

Further information is also available on the Enjoy St Albans market page.

The antiques takeover

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On a Sunday of each month (except November), Corky events takeover our market offering a dizzying selection of antiques, vintage, and collectables.

The remaining markets for are:

The dates for are:

  • January
  • February
  • April
  • September
The vegan takeover

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Four times a year the Vegan Market Company takeover our market:

The remaining market for is .

The dates for are:

Visit Harpenden Farmers’ Market

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Information about visiting Harpenden Farmers’ Market can be found on Harpenden Town Council’s markets webpage.

Visit Redbourn Village Market

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Information about visiting Redbourn Village Market can be found on Redbourn Village Market’s webpage.