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FRIDAY 22nd & Saturday 23rd OCTOBER 2021


Joy comes to George Street in St Albans this October, as the hugely popular Gin and Jazz festival returns!


The festival is a fantastic showcase for George St retailers and hospitality venues where the historic street is abuzz with live Swing Jazz music, fabulous food, gin bars and of course- fantastic independent shopping!

Spread over 2 days, and free for everyone to enjoy, it takes place on Friday 22nd October from 6-10 pm and Saturday 23rd October from 2-10 pm.

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Now in its 3rd year, the event is organised by the George St Business community. Sarah Gillow of George Street’s contemporary jewellery store Galio said:

“We are delighted that George Street Gin and Jazz is back! It’s a fantastic opportunity to shine a light on wonderful, historic George Street and to offer people a unique, boutique shopping and hospitality experience. George St has a long-standing reputation for hosting street festivals, and this year’s Gin & Jazz will not disappoint!”




Sean Hughes, of Dylan’s on George Street said:

“Gin and Jazz is a great way for people to explore, shop, eat and drink their way along George Street. With specialist Gins, cocktails and live music, the street comes alive, and people can sip and discover the many wonderful businesses this historic street is home to.”


Denise Parsons, manager at St Albans BID who have sponsored the event said:

“Gin and Jazz showcases the many vibrant independent retailers and food and drink businesses on George Street, a street which is often under-explored. It’s free for all to enjoy and has been spread out over two days this year, to help ease crowd control.



Looking ahead…


The festive season begins with the Christmas Cracker event on 21st November, when the Christmas lights are officially switched on! Kickstart your Christmas shopping and enjoy fun for all the family at the Christmas Street Festival with family entertainment, rides, and festive market stalls


For more information, please visit


*NEW* 2021/2022 official St Albans Visitor Guide now out!  


About St Albans

  • St Albans is one of the best-kept secrets in UK tourism. A historic gem of an English Cathedral City just 20 miles and 20 minutes by train from London is easily accessible by road with links to the M25, M1 and A1(M)

  • The city’s colourful history and heritage can be seen in the Roman remains and the beautiful medieval architecture and picturesque buildings that look spectacular all year round.

  • A fabulous shopping destination, St Albans is home to an array of innovative independent retailers and well-known chains

  • The city is famous for its café and pub culture with a fantastic range of award-winning eating and drinking establishments, including Britain’s oldest pub, Ye Olde Fighting Cocks

  • Enjoy lots of green, open spaces and parks – making St Albans a family friendly destination.

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