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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A few words from Visit Watford during Coronavirus

During these testing times, we all need to stay active and make compromises. We know that the reason you usually come to our channels is for a dose of inspiration and ideas on the very best ways to organise your visit or spend your free time across Watford.

Making a trip out of the house to explore over the coming weeks is not recommended by the government and we want you to stay safe and protect your loved ones. However, here at Visit Watford we are still committed to sharing with you everything that’s great about our town.

Thus, you may see some changes to the content we’ll be posting; with more of a focus on supporting our community, sharing a few things to look forward to, and providing a little distraction during times where you may be stuck indoors.

We’ll be championing Watford’s independent businesses, keeping you up to date with great stories from our community and continuing to share incredible photos from across the area which we hope will put a smile on your face – visit our social media channels for more.

Got ideas of content you’d like to see from us? Nominate your neighbour or friend as a local hero, if you think they deserve a special mention – we’d love to hear your story! Get in touch at marketing@visitwatford.com or share it on social media & tag us/ use the hashtag #watfordlocalhero.

Stay safe,
Visit Watford team