Watford is a town in Hertfordshire, 18 miles from central London. It is very well-connected close to both the M25 orbital ring road and the M1. Watford Junction is the main train station and is conveniently located a short distance from the town centre. The Metropolitan line of the London underground also stops in Watford and the underground station is located just outside the centre in Cassiobury Park Avenue. Regular bus and coach services also connect Watford to Heathrow and Luton Airport. Additionally Watford is on the main Grand Union Canal route northwards from London and homes more than 20 km of direct cycle routes for the greener travellers.
Watford is home to the beautiful Cassiobury Park which consists of 190 acres of open space. It also boasts Watford Colosseum which is music hall that has housed performances from world renowned performers such as The Who. Watford Palace Theatre is another source of entertainment as is the Pumphouse Theatre and Arts Centre which both host a number of performances and exhibitions. There is a multi-screen cinema and a bowling alley nearby in the Woodside Leisure Park.
Harlequin Shopping Centre has over 140 shops and Watford Market is a 700-year old institution that is open 3 days a week the shoppers amongst you should be kept busy. The Parade area is home to most of the nightlife with a number of bars, restaurants and a couple of clubs to choose from.
House prices in Watford are quite high because of its commuter appeal. North Watford is nice and a bit cheaper then other parts of Watford. Oxhey Village is also reasonable and close to Bushey Station. Cassiobury, Nascot Wood, Nascot Village and Bushey itself are all attractive areas but this is reflected by the higher property prices.