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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🔸Go alone if possible
🔸Consider doing one big shop that lasts a couple of weeks
🔸Wear a mask in the shop
🔸Sanitise your hands before & after you visit
🔸Keep a 2m distance
🔸Look but don’t touch items unless you are buying them

#Covid19 #StaySafe

Remember #HandsFaceSpace when visiting our town centre 👋😷⚠️

#WatfordBIDrewind Day 12 - we installed hand sanitiser units at key entry points to our town centre in Spring of 2020 - please make sure to make use of them as often as possible!

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