Here at Home from Holme we like to be part of the community. We work closely with and support other businesses in the area, and some of our favourites include:
The newly refurbished St Albans Museum + Gallery opened in the centre of St Albans on Friday 8th June 2018. Set over 3 floors, the spectacular art gallery contains heritage and contemporary artworks. The fully-restored courtroom is now a lovely atmospheric cafe, and after your pit-stop you can visit the subterranean cells!
We are lucky to have St Albans Cathedral on our doorstep - it is one of the oldest and most impressive cathedrals in the country. Take a trip to admire the beautiful architecture and visit the magnificently serene interior. The Abbots Kitchen (cafe) is the home of the famous Alban bun (the original hot cross bun)!
Built on the site of one of the largest Roman cities in Britain, Verulamium Museum is filled with ancient treasures and some of the finest mosaics outside of the Mediterranean.
There are so many things for people of all ages to enjoy! After you've visited the Museum, there are also the remains of the Roman wall in Verulamium Park, a Roman Hypocaust and a Roman Theatre nearby.
Dating from 1405, the Clock Tower is the only Medieval town belfry in England. Today you can climb to the top of the tower - if you are not too daunted by the 93 narrow steps to the top!
The beautifully restored Art Deco Odyssey Cinema is a real pleasure to visit. It shows a wide selection of titles every month, including new releases, foreign language films, cult rep screenings and classics. There are two fully stocked bars, open throughout the films.
Visiting the Odyssey Cinema is a magical way of watching a film.
The magnificent Hatfield House, which was the residence of Queen Elizabeth I during her childhood, is situated only 6 miles from the centre of St Albans. Pay a visit to the spectacular black and white chequered Marble Hall or the elaborately carved Grand Staircase. New to 2019 - you can now have a tour around the Gardens.
The River Cottage Kitchen & Deli (opened in partnership with Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall's River Cottage team) serves anything from a light bite to 3 course meal and children's meals.
In the grounds stands the Park and Hatfield Park Farm. You can visit the farm and see the animals including sheep, ponies and donkeys. Have a free ride on the tractor, or play in the Bloody Hollow play area with its amazing climbing frame which is a replica of Hatfield House!
The St Albans South Signal Box is a Grade II Listed part of our railway and architectural heritage. It is located right by the four track mainline railway in St Albans. Entrance is free, only on certain Sundays (check their website for upcoming dates).
Centrally located in St Albans, The Alban Arena is a well established entertainment venue with a busy programme of National Touring Shows, Rock and Pop Concerts, Comedy, Films, Exhibitions and the region’s most popular Christmas Pantomime.
At only a 25min drive away from St Albans, the Harry Potter Experience is an amazing day out for any Harry Potter fan!
There are a massive selection of breathtaking sets, including the Great Hall, the Forbidden Forest and Diagon Alley. You can also experience a huge number of custom-made props and costumes, SFX & VFX and creature effects.
The Abbey Theatre is home to the Company of Ten, arguably one of the best drama groups in the country. You can enjoy high quality, affordable entertainment in the 230-seat Main Auditorium and 78-seat Studio. It is close to St Albans city centre, with adjacent parking, a licensed bar and a welcoming atmosphere.