Academy St Albans, St Albans, Hertfordshire

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Fully catered campus venue sleeping up to 400 with excellent facilities for special interest and other groups, near London

Rental for Youth and School Groups
Academy St Albans, St Albans, Hertfordshire, sleeps 10-400 in 190 bedrooms.

Academy Residences welcomes you to Academy St Albans, our delightful residential education and activity centre, set in majestic buildings and beautiful grounds in the village of London Colney.

We rent full board accommodation and facilities to visiting groups of 10 - 400 people, all year round.

Just 4 miles from St Albans and 20 miles from central London, it's the perfect choice for your school or college, charity, performing arts or sports team, training, meeting and activity programmes, faith retreats or your special interest events.

What's included?
All rentals include full board catering, with hot breakfast, hot lunch, and hot dinner served in our Dining Hall [or packed meals can be ordered instead] and use of our great indoor and outdoor facilities.

Bedrooms are mostly twin [either with 2 single beds or a set of bunk beds] but we also have a few single rooms and some multi-bedded rooms, all with shared bathrooms. 190 bedrooms are available in total.

Our range of facilities includes:

For teaching and training
- Large class or meeting rooms, most with interactive whiteboards
- Rooms to use as common rooms
- Rooms to use as course offices

For performances, rehearsals, welcome induction talks, meetings, lectures:
- The Great Hall - with capacity for approximately 240 people
- The Permanent Marquee - with capacity for approximately 300 people
- A small Dance Studio

For leisure
- Different spaces for your own activities

For dining
- Dining Hall with capacity for 120 people per sitting [different dietary requirements catered for]

For social activities
- Loft Cafe serving drinks and snacks
- Loft Bar for adults only
- Westminster Room for your discos and other events
- Free WiFi throughout the ground floor facilities of most buildings

For outdoor sports and activities
- Extensive playing fields and walking and orienteering areas

How do you get to us?
By car or coach: we're a really short drive from Junction 22 on the M25 - contact us for specific directions.
By train: nearest stations are Radlett [3 miles away], Borehamwood [5 miles away], St Albans City [4 miles away], and Rickmansworth [4 miles away].


No self-catering options - we provide all meals.
Our Dining Room serves 120 per sitting, with several sittings for each meal.
Please request to book common room areas for your group to use.
We have TVs in some shared facilities: you're welcome to request to bring your own music and equipment for facilities you reserve for private use.
You can use our free Wi-Fi in most of our facilities.
Please request to book spaces where you can arrange your own activities.
Full central heating.
We have 400 beds in mostly twin rooms [one set of bunk beds or two single beds] and a few single and multi-bedded rooms, all with shared bathrooms.
Bed linen is provided and changed weekly. Please bring your own towels and toiletries.
Bathrooms are normally shared.
Depending on disability, we have a few bedrooms we can allocate to appropriate clients on a shared or single basis, with suitable bathrooms.
No baby changing facilities and we've only got a few high chairs in our Dining Hall - but all children love our buildings, gardens and grounds!
Please request to book our camp fire sites or any of our outdoor areas so you can organise your own activities.
No swimming pool on site.
We've got extensive free parking on site for cars and coaches.
Smoking is possible in the designated outside smoking areas only.
Unfortunately, due to the nature of our business, no pets are permitted.


We're in the village of London Colney, 4 miles away from London Colney and 20 miles away from central London - with really easy access to all areas of London, motorways, and airports.
St Albans.
Convenience store or bigger shops just 5 minutes' drive/30 minutes' walk away.
Two lovely pubs just 5 minutes' drive/30 minutes' walk away.

Booking Information

We have standard tariffs offering brilliant value for money for educational, corporate, charity and faith organisations. All rental rates include accommodation, full board and use of our fantastic indoor and outdoor facilities. Please enquire - we're really looking forward to hearing from you!

Self Catering
Outside Caterers
Other Meals
Full Board Only
Games Room
Hot Tub
Swimming Pool
Tennis Court
Open Fire
Disabled Access

Getting here

All Saints Pastoral Centre
Shenley Lane
St Albans
United Kingdom
Radlett [3 miles away], Borehamwood [5 miles away], St Albans City [4 miles away], Rickmansworth [4 miles away].
Only local buses stop near us.
London Heathrow, London Stansted, or London Luton.

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Academy St Albans, St Albans, Hertfordshire

Hilary Mehew

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+44 (0)1727 827547
All Saints Pastoral Centre
Shenley Lane
St Albans
United Kingdom