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Best Bar: Oceana is Watford’s largest club with a capacity for 3,000 people and plays music to suit all tastes.

Best Restaurant: L'Artista (61 High Street) offers visitors to Watford a little slice of Italy with an array of authentic pizza and pasta dishes.

Best Shopping: With over three floors of fashion, interior decorating and everything in between, John Lewis (intu Watford) is Hertfordshire's largest department store.

Best Kept Secret: Cassiobury Park stretches over 190 acres from Watford's city centre to the west of the town and has a wide variety of sports facilities and attractions for children.

Watford City Guide

Watford is a fantastic city filled with hustle and bustle, leisure and heritage. Whether you are headed to the Warner Bros Studio Tour or hitting some of the local attractions, Watford is a hidden UK gem for you to discover!

Start DateEnd DateEventVenue and distance
from Jurys Inn London Watford
26 October

NFL Wembley fixture - Atlanta Falcons v Detroit Lions

NFL teams play each other in annual London fixture.

Wembley Stadium

37 min by train

9 November

NFL Wembley fixture - Jacksonville Jaguars v Dallas Cowboys

NFL teams play each other in annual London fixture.

Wembley Stadium

37 min by train

12 November19 November

London Science Festival

One-week celebration of science across the capital, bringing together ideas, engaging the public, and fusing the arts and the sciences.

Various venues
14 November23 November

London Jazz Festival

One of the UK’s landmark musical celebrations, the EFG London Jazz Festival has long been acclaimed for delivering a mixture of world-class artists and emerging stars.

Various venues
21 November4 January 2015

Winter Wonderland

Major family event and one of the UK's largest outdoor winter festivals.

Hyde Park

50 min by train

6 December

London Santa Run

Around 2,500 joggers dressed as Santa Claus compete in a 5km run.

Battersea Park Events Arena

1 hour by train

Watford Palace Theatre

Housed in a beautiful Edwardian Grade II listed building, Watford Palace Theatre is a unique and integral part of Watford’s heritage and community. With a range of events, productions and film screenings, Watford Palace Theatre offers a plethora of entertainment for anyone visiting this underrated city! Take a look at upcoming shows to see what’s on during your stay.

The theatre is just down the road (a minute walk) from our hotel in Watford.

Watford Colosseum

Located in the heart of the city centre, Watford Colosseum offers a thriving hub of live music and theatre. After a recent refurbishment, the venue has become the ‘world class venue it once was’ and is renowned for its acoustic qualities. With a diverse selection of events to choose from, there is something to suit everyone, take a look at What’s on for more details.

The Watford Colosseum is around a ten minute walk from our Jurys Inn Watford hotel.

Warner Bros Studio Tour

Enjoy a fun day out for all and enter the exciting world of Harry Potter with the Warner Bros Studio Tour. The box office hit and book series sparked a love all things Harry Potter across the globe, and now this fantastic attraction offers visitors an opportunity to explore behind the scenes of the studio where this iconic movie series began. Discover the sets, costumes, animatronics and much more in this exclusive and magical journey!

Tickets cost roughly £30 for an adult (16+) and £22.50 per child (4-16). Tickets are not available on the door so booking is essential. The Warner Bros Studio is either a short 15 minute bus ride with an eight minute walk (25 minutes total) or ten minute drive from our Watford hotel.

Woodside Leisure Park

Woodside Leisure Park is situated a few miles north of the town centre and offers a bustling venue filled with endless fun! With a multiplex cinema, bowling, ice skating, arcades, a play dome and restaurants, this leisure park is the perfect place to enjoy a family day out!

Woodside Leisure Park is a short ten minute drive or 20 minute bus journey from our Watford hotel.

Cheslyn House and Gardens

Often described as ‘Watford’s best kept secret’, Cheslyn House and Gardens offers a beautiful urban oasis with pond, rock garden, large herbaceous borders and the aviary. There are various species of plants and flowers, as well as wildlife from birds to badgers and the occasional Muntjac deer.

The garden is free of charge and open daily between 9am and 4-8pm depending on the time of year. Cheslyn House and Garden is a 12 minute bus journey or a five minute drive from Jurys Inn Watford .

Wembley City

Boasting an incredible history, Wembley City is world renowned. Some of the biggest performers have entertained here, legends have played football here and the tradition continues today. Whether you are visiting Wembley City for a concert, sporting event or a market, you will always be spoilt for choice.

Wembley City is a simple train ride from Watford Junction to Wembley Central Rail station. Plan your trip via the TFL (Transport for London) website, which has up-to-date timetables and service information

Watford Museum

Taking you on a journey through Watford’s history, this fantastic museum displays tales of the town’s heritage from industry and fine art to Watford Football Club memorabilia and Cassiobury heritage. Watford Museum is open Thursday to Saturday 10am until 5pm with free entry.

Housed in the former Benskins Brewery Mansion, the museum is just a short ten minute walk from our Watford hotel.

Watford Indoor Market

Oozing history and heritage, the Watford Indoor Market offers a traditional market for those keen to immerse themselves in the hustle and bustle of trading heritage! With over 300 stalls selling food, fashion, furnishings and more, the market is the perfect city gem to discover during your stay in Watford.

Watford Indoor Market is open Tuesdays, Fridays and Saturdays with trading hours between 9am and 5pm. The market is an easy five minute walk from Jurys Inn’s Watford hotel.

Watford is just a stone’s throw away from Central London with just a 22 minute train journey from Watford Junction to London Euston. For a full list of things to see and do in London, take a look at our city guide.

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