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Posted on15 September 2014

Why are we in St Albans?

St Albans home of Atlas Translations
Atlas Translations started in 1991 in Cambridge, and opened an office in London in 1995 – so what are we doing in leafy St Albans?!

It’s a great place to be – steeped in Roman history with lovely parks and a busy city centre. But did you know:

  • There are more than 8000 businesses in the district. St Albans boasts large businesses including Deloitte, Aecom, PwC, Premier Foods, Logica and Aon Hewitt.
  • We are only 20 miles from central London. Roads around us include the M1, and M25, and we have direct train services to London, Luton, Gatwick, Brighton, Bedford and Watford – and many more places. We can even get to Paris in under 3 hours via Eurostar!
  • St Albans has a highly skilled workforce (like us!) with 46% of residents educated to degree level or above.

If you come and see us, we can give you tips on all the best places to eat and visit. Consider a Wednesday or a Saturday as that’s when the market is on. Apparently there has been a regular market here for over 1000 years!

More information:
The Market
What’s on
Tourist Information Office

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