Top 10 reasons to choose Watford

Outstanding value for money

Watford is an affordable conference and events destination for delegates and organisers alike, with hotels, restaurants and entertainment options to suit all budgets.

A dedicated Destination Marketing Organisation

VisitWatford provides comprehensive free venue finding and event support services to assist organisers in bringing their events to the town. From venue selection and liaison to social and partner programme creation, VisitWatford staff will ensure that your event fulfils all its expectations.

A varied cultural and music offering

Watford has an established and impressive cultural provision in the town including the Watford Museum which details its varied history and heritage; the Watford Colosseum which is home to the BBC Concert Orchestra and has been used to record film soundtracks including The Lord of the Rings, The Sound of Music and Star Wars; and the Watford Palace Theatre which is the only producing theatre in Hertfordshire.

Commercial focus

Watford hosts many national and international business headquarters in the finance, creative, design, retail and IT sectors. Watford has developed a strong reputation as a competitive location to do business and is fast becoming a magnet for attracting global talent within different fields.

Enticing retail therapy

Watford town centre is a top 20 UK shopping destination and holds the prestigious Purple Flag award for its evening and night-time economy. Watford has a broad and diverse retail offering including giants of the high street such as John Lewis, Debenhams, Apple, Hugo Boss, Hollister and Primark, with several large car parks situated within short walking distance of the INTU shopping centre allowing easy access throughout.

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🌸 Our local parks and open spaces have been a lifeline for many people over the past few months and it was great to see local photographer Mike Smith (MDesign) take these incredible shots of Cheslyn Gardens. Big thank you also to @VeoliaUK who look after the gardens.

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Welcome back to Watford town centre – shop local, stay safe

Watford town centre, and other retail areas across the town, are gearing up to welcome people back as non-essential shops and venues have started to re-open, with a range of measures in place to make sure they can shop safely and with confidence.

Shops and businesses are doing what is needed to keep their staff and customers safe. We are looking forward to welcoming people back to the High Street and other shopping areas across the town. Whilst they may look and feel a bit different, we are all looking forward to a return of some sort of normality, bringing vibrancy back to the town!

Watford businesses have done an amazing job to make sure they can open safely, while we all as individuals should do our part keeping a safe distance from others and washing or sanitising our hands regularly.