With 190 acres of green space and woodland, Cassiobury Park offers a wide variety of sports facilities, play areas, a cafe, bandstand, riverside walks and a model railway.
Other local green spaces include:
Whippendell Woods / 3 miles
Oxhey Wood / 4.5 miles
Bricket Wood / 5 miles
Aldenham Country Park / 5.5 miles
Bentley Priory Open Space / 5.5 miles
Stocker’s Lake Nature Resv. / 6 miles
Ruislip Woods / Lido / 7.5 miles
Golf lovers will find a choice of 11 golf courses within a 6 mile radius.
Watford is more than a commuter town. Residents can enjoy cafes, restaurants, bars, movies, shopping, sports, culture and LIVE music venues all within a short walk.
Palace Theatre / 1 mile
The Horns, Theatre / 1 mile
Colosseum Theatre / 1 mile
Watford FC Stadium / 1.5 miles
Warner Bros. Film Studio / 2.5 miles
With a great selection of gyms, clubs and sports facilities, keeping fit in Watford is easy. Try Croquet, Tennis, Bowls or Basketball in Cassiobury park, go boating at Aldenham Reservoir, and those with a real taste for adventure can learn to fly at Elstree Aerodrome.
Watford is built on a rich heritage, with 92 nationally listed buildings of historical significance, the town is a fascinating mix of architectural styles that span 700 years.
Over the next 10 years, more than £1.5 billion worth of investment will transform Watford, creating new homes and jobs, improved services, transport and leisure facilities.
Central Shopping Area
In 2017 the old Charter Place Shopping Centre will be redeveloped in a £150million scheme, that will see the site merge with the new ‘intu Watford’ centre, creating a single, vibrant 1.4million sq ft retail space. Including restaurants, areas for events and a nine screen cinema with IMAX. The project will generate 500 construction jobs leading to 1125 direct new jobs in retail, catering and leisure.
Metropolitan Line Extension
2016-2020 will see the Metropolitan Line extended to Watford Junction station, enhancing the rail network for those living and working in the area. The extension will include two new tube stations at Cassiobridge and the Vicarage Road football stadium.
This year a £6.6million Lottery funded restoration of Cassiobury Park will be completed. It will bring the park’s facilities into the 21st century, including a new hub building to provide improved changing facilities for the pools and sports, a new kiosk and café, as well as the restoration of the historic listed bandstand.
Watford Health Campus
Over the next 15–20 years, a £350million project will transform 65 acres of unused land surrounding Watford Hospital providing around 1,000 new jobs in the creation of 750 homes together with local retail / leisure facilities and public green spaces.
Watford Junction station is a short 5 minute walk away, with fast trains connecting to London Euston in 15 mins. Overground services also run to West London and South London from here.
The nearest tube station is currently a 20 minutes walk, however in the next 3 years the Metropolitan line will run from Watford Junction, linking to Liverpool Street and the City.
Luton Airport 30 mins / 18 miles
Heathrow 40 mins / 21 miles
London City Airport 1hr / 32 miles
Stansted Airport 1hr / 45 miles
724 to Hertford / Heathrow Airport
320 to Hemel Hempstead
321 to St Albans / Luton Airport
324 Watford local area
8 Warner Bros. Film Studios
10 Watford local area
142 to Brent Cross
TRAIN WALKING TIME
Watford Junction (Train) / 5 mins
North Watford (Train) / 10 mins
Watford (Tube) / 20 mins
Watford High St. (Overgrnd.) / 20 mins
M1 / 5 miles
M25 / 8 miles
A1(M) / 11 miles
A406 / 14 miles
M40 / 15 miles
M4 / 24 miles
Central London / 18 miles