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Welcome to Watford

Welcome to Watford- The City of Suburbian Shopping and Cassiobury Park


Watford is a surburbian city which lies in close proximity to the capital. Watford itself boasts a large indoor shopping centre with accompanying high street shopping, offering a variety of brands, styles and prices. Also, there is the Cassiobury Park which is in the Watford area, and in walking distance from the town centre shops. On the outskirts of the Watford area is the Harry Potter Warner Bros Studio Tour which attracts over 5,000 visitors per day and stands as the singlemost popular destination for visitors into Watford.





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Watford High Street is home to a plethora of large clubs, such as Oceana and Cameo as well as a host of smaller bars, such as Lloyds and Revolution. All tastes are catered for, with gay nights on Wednesdays and discounted Student nights on Mondays and Thursdays.


The main attractions in Watford are Cassiobury Park and The Harry Potter Studio Tour. The park comprises 190 acres of open green space and is bordered by attractive woodland which presents endless picnicking possibilites, particularly in the warm summer months. A child's playpark and outdoor swimming pools make the destination of Cassiobury Park a magnet attraction for young families. `The Cha Cha Cha` cafe in the centre of the park is an ideal meeting place for the older generations. A network of canals criss-cross through the parkland and represent a portion of the marked walks- a wildlife reserve and sporting events are also responsible for encouraging visitors. The Harry Potter Studio Tour in Leavesden presents a golden visiting opportunity to all fans of the J.K.Rowling Harry Potter books. Props and costumes used in the film are displayed for visitors and reconstructions of sets and scenes ranging from the first film through to the final eighth film are on show to be viewed.


The shopping centre in the heart of Watford has recently been refurbished and is a centrepoint for local fashion shopping as well as being an employment hub. The multistoried centre has many upmarket department and homeware stores, such as John Lewis and Lakelands as well as lower chain fashion brands, such as Primark and H&M. Bordered by a High Street which holds further shopping opportunities, Watford Town Centre also has an undercover Market, operating on Wednesdays and on Saturdays.

Public transportation

Watford's many transport links includes a frequent bus service and three train stations (the Metropolitan, High Street and Junction stations) which ensures easy access to and from London and the various attractions of Big Ben, The London Eye, The Tower of London and The Houses of Parliament among many others. Within just half an hour, one can be in central London, which allows for lengthy and enjoyable day trips.


Standard Time Zone: UTC/GMT +1hour


The climate in Watford has average lows of 3C in the Winter months and average highs of 23C in the Summer months. The average rainfall is 25mm per month.

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