St Albans is a city in Hertfordshire, in the south of England. A historic market town, the city's origins can be traced back to a Celtic tribe's settlement and Roman town, which was later burned by the Iceni Queen Boudicca, and was made a city in the nineteenth century. The town grew steadily until population grew massively in the twentieth century due to its proximity to London. A beautiful and scenic city, the architecture of St Albans varies between modern, medieval and everything in between, making a wander along its streets an activity in and of itself. Shoppers can enjoy the huge numbers of independent and high-street shops throughout the city, whilst foodies can visit the fantastic range of restaurants and cafes on offer in the city. St Albans is the location of a number of excellent independent and state schools. Young families can also enjoy the range of activities on offer in the city, including museums and an indoor skate park. Travel from St Albans to London takes less than one hour, making the city a perfect location for young professionals, and giving families access to the range of museums, galleries and other activities available in the capital. Properties to rent available in the city range from stylish flats to expansive family homes, and everything in between.