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Shopping in St Albans

Specialist shops

There are lots of interesting specialist shops in St Albans; whether you're after clothing, cosmetics or comics. We like:

  • Chaos City Comics (20 Heritage Close, High Street, Tel: 01727 838719) - comics, graphic novels, games and merchandise
  • Flagship Wines (417 Hatfield Road, Tel: 01727 865309) - expert supplier specialising in the New World.
  • Footsteps (21 Heritage Close, Tel: 01727 837393) - useful children's shoe shop with unusual styles
  • Globetrekker Outdoor Kit (25 High Street, Tel: 01727 835777) - clothing, camping equipment and accessories
  • Lavenderblue & green (22 London Road, Tel: 01727 893222) - charming gifts and accessories
  • Pots of Art (23 Holywell Hill, Tel: 01727 - get creative in their fully equipped art studio
  • Robert Roope Opticians (20 George St, Tel: 01727 857798) - fabulous Vintage and Black Eyewear specs & sunglasses
  • Shoon (9 Christopher Place, Tel: 01727 899088) - irresistible shoes and accessories
  • Steamer Trading Cookshop (11 St Peter's Street, Tel: 01727 836763) - fun, multi-coloured cookware

High Street favourites

As a vibrant commuter town with two shopping centres (The Maltings and Christopher Place), St Albans has got all the big names including:

Accessorize D and A Opticians L K Bennett Superdrug
Ann Summers Dorothy Perkins La Senza T-Mobile
Argos Early Learning Centre Marks and Spencer The White Company
Benefit Emporio Home Miletts Thorntons
BHS Ernest Jones Monsoon Threshers
Blockbuster Video Fat Face Moss Bros TK Maxx
Blooming Marvellous Feather and Black New Look Topshop
Body Shop  French Connection O2 Vision Express
Boots Game Olio and Farina Vodafone
Burton Games Workshop Optical Express WHSmith
Cargo Homeshop H and M Orange Waterstones
Carpetright HMV Paperchase Whistles
Carphone Warehouse Hobbs Phones 4 U White Stuff
Champney's Holland and Barrett Reiss Whittard
Claire's Accessories Hotel Chocolat River Island Wilkinson
Clarks Jack Wills Robert Dyas  
Clinton Cards Jaeger Ryman  
Cotswold Outdoor Jessops Snappy Snaps  
Crabtree and Evelyn Jigsaw Space NK  
Cuthberts Jones Bootmaker Specsavers  

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