St Albans is an affluent city located in the commuter belt to the north of London. Many small boutique and designer shops are located in and around the various retail areas of St Albans. Along with regular shops, there is also a market offering many kinds of food and clothing every Wednesday and Friday. The Maltings Shopping Center is can also be found in the centre of St Albans and includes tenants such as Fat Face and Kurt Gieger.
St Peters Street is the main shopping area in the city and comprises a varied mix of shops and restaurants. The shops in the city have to a certain extent been propped up over the past few years by the market which is open twice a week.
Although outside London, St Albans still enjoys strong road and rail links with Central London, with rail links to London Bridge in 38 minutes.