St Albans (Back-Up Site)


Launch Site Address

Verulamians Rugby Football Club, North Orbital Road (A414)
London Colney, St Albans

St Albans Hot Air Balloon Ride

Fun & Interesting Facts

The hot cross bun is said to have originated in St Albans and was originally called the ‘Alban Bun’. It’s believed a local monk at St Albans Abbey came up with the original recipe back in 1381 and would distribute the buns to the local poor on Good Friday.


Our closest launch site for a London hot air balloon experience, enjoy the adventure of a lifetime with a stunning balloon flight from St Albans.

Our back-up site for the beautiful Hatfield House balloon rides, experience the skies and enjoy unforgettable panoramic views stretching for miles in every direction.

On a clear day, the London city skyline as far as Canary Wharf could come into view in the distance.

No other flying experience comes close to the magic of a hot air balloon ride, as you go up, up and away with barely a sound to incredible heights.

Find the world at your feet when you hop in the basket of our spectacular St Albans hot air balloon flights.

Keep an eye out for the 800-year-old St Albans Clock Tower as you drift majestically over Hertfordshire’s beautiful countryside.

A St Alban's airborne adventure is the perfect alternative to a London hot air balloon ride, with flights over the capital almost impossible due to the extensive airspace restrictions.


From the M25 exit at Junction 22 and head onto the A1081 signposted for St Albans. Follow this road for just over a mile and you will come to the London Colney Roundabout. Take the second exit on the A414 signposted for Hemel Hempstead and the entrance to the Rugby Football club is about 500 yards on your left, signposted Sports Ground, St Albans Irish Centre and London Colney FC.

As you drive down the track, take the left fork into the car park. The launch field is on the left hand side.

Passenger Flight Information Line

Please call 01234 867737 to confirm the status of your flight.

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Your Pilot Will Be:

Martin Collinson

Look forward to... floating on air exceptional views breath-taking heights going with the wind the world at your feet