Find things to do in Watford

Born from a medieval marketplace, Watford is a bustling commuter town on the outskirts of London. Packed with shops, cafes and bars, there is plenty to see and do in this town.

Nearby is the world-famous Harry Potter Studios, one of the nation’s most popular tourist attractions.

Here are some of our favourite things to do in Watford:

A Brief History of Watford

Home of Harry Potter and commuters’ hub, there is plenty to attract folk to the town of Watford. A Brief History Expansive green parks provide places to escape the capital’s buzz and rows of retail and leisure options offer a quieter alternative to the hubbub of...

Best Cheap Eats in Watford

It can be a task to find decent bang for your buck when looking for some good grub. Scrimping on the pounds needn't mean also scrimping on quality, and luckily that's not a problem in Watford. These are our favourite places to fill up for less than a tenner: GoKula...

Top Italian Restaurants in Watford

What's not to love about a good Italian? Fresh pasta, rustic pizza and moreish antipasti plates; Meditteranean cuisine really is a little something for everyone. Watford is spoilt for choice when it comes to picking a venue for a taste of Tuscany. Here are some of our...

Things to Do in Watford

Watford, on the outskirts of central London, is a town fabled for paper, hornets and Harry Potter. Despite its small size, there is plenty to see and do in the town. Here are some of our favourite things to see and do in Watford: Cassiobury Park Cassiobury Park is the...

In The Area: Wizarding World

Can’t get enough of Harry Potter? Experience the world of magic and muggles for yourself at Watford’s very own The Making of Harry Potter. Wander the cobbled streets of Diagon Alley, swig from a flagon of real butterbeer and get your hands on your very own wand at...

Where to Shop in Watford

With so many businesses setting out their stalls in the area, how does the discerning browser know where to shop in Watford? The South-Eastern town is packed with varied places to shop, from popular high street chains to Intu, Hertfordshire's largest retail centre. ...

Dining and Nightlife in Watford

From spicy Mexican to the tangy twangs of China, and from indie classics to electronic floor-thumpers, dining and nightlife in Watford has truly never been better. With high street chains and family-run favourites aplenty, there is a dining option for any budgets....

Arts & Culture in Watford

Lover of the arts? Watford is packed with choices for you to sate your cultural spirit with. An extensive programme of events can be found in venues across the town centre, including gigs, theatre, visual arts, comedy, concerts and family shows. Watford Colosseum...

New Watford Market

From dress altering to haircuts, fresh falafels to hearty bacon butties; Watford Market is a hive of activity where there is bound to be a seller to suit all needs.  Not surprising, as it's the birthplace of the town. A Market first appeared in this area during the...

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