Watford is filled with hustle and bustle, leisure, and heritage. Whether you’re headed to the Warner Bros Studio Tour or hitting some of the local attractions, Watford is a hidden gem waiting to be discovered!
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.
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
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 magical across the globe, and now you can explore behind the scenes of the studio where the iconic movie series began. Discover the sets, costumes, animatronics, and much more on this exclusive and magical journey!
Tickets cost roughly £35 for an adult (16+) and £27 per child (5-15). Tickets are not available on the door, therefore 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, arcades, a play dome, and a number of restaurants, this leisure park is the ideal place to enjoy a family day out.
Woodside Leisure Park is a short ten minute drive or 20 minute bus journey from Jurys Inn.
Cheslyn House and Gardens
Cheslyn House and Gardens offers a beautiful urban oasis with pond, rock garden, and large herbaceous borders, and is considered ‘Watford’s best kept secret’. There are a variety of plants and flowers, as well as a range of wildlife, from badgers and the occasional Muntjac deer to the many species of bird found in the aviary.
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.
Boasting a rich history, Wembley Park is one of the most renowned entertainment and shopping districts in the world. The stadium and arena alone have hosted some of the biggest performers in the world, from music to sporting legends - and that tradition continues today. Whether you are visiting Wembley Park for a concert, sporting event, or a market, you’ll always be spoilt for choice.
Taking you on a journey through the town’s history, Watford Museum lets you explore everything from industry and fine art to Watford Football Club memorabilia and Cassiobury heritage. The museum is free to enter, open Thursdays to Saturdays from 10am until 5pm.
Housed in the former Benskins Brewery Mansion, Watford Museum is just a short ten minute walk from our Watford hotel.
New Watford Market
Given a major remodelling in late 2014, the New Watford Market offers a modern market experience with a number of stalls selling food, fashion, furnishings and more. Whether you’re spoiling yourself with beauty treatments and cosmetics or eating at the ever popular Speakeasy Diner, the New Watford Market is the perfect place to spend a day out.
Watford Indoor Market is open on Tuesdays and Thursday to Saturday between 9am and 5:30pm, while on Wednesdays only the upper floors are open between these hours You can find the market just a five minute walk from Jurys Inn Watford.