One of the larger towns in England’s Hertfordshire, Watford has beautiful parks and shopping facilities. It is a busy area which originated in the Saxon times on the shores of Colne River. The first thing you will notice on entering the town is the Harlequin shopping centre with more than 130 shops and a huge parking lot. Besides, the town also has cinema halls, pubs, bars, nightclubs, restaurants, cafes etc. Take cheap flights to Watford to enjoy its urbane beauty.
Intu Watford, formerly known as Harlequin Shopping Centre, is the biggest shopping centre in UK’s Hertfordshire. It was opened in 1992 as a rival to Brent Cross. It houses brands like Apple, Marks & Spencer, John Lewis, Zara, bhs, Next etc. An Eden for shopaholics, this shopping mall is reason enough to take cheap flights to Watford, if you are one.
Cassiobury Park can be said to be Watford’s chief public park. Sprawling over 190 acres, the park spans between A412 Rickmansworth Road on the east and Grand Union Canal on the west. Much of the park is populated by trees and mown grass. It houses trees like American oaks, pin oaks, scarlet oaks, swamp cypress, marsh marigold etc. Its avifauna comprises kingfisher, teal, grey wagtail, grey heron, redshank, green sandpiper, water pipit, reed bunting, spotted woodpecker, sedge warbler etc.
Bhaktivedanta Manor is a famous Gaudiya Vaishnava temple near Watford. It is owned by ISKON and is its biggest property in United Kingdom. Covering an area of 70 acres, the temple premise consists of flower gardens, lawns, an artificial lake, children’s playground and a huge car park area. Inside the temple, you will find the shrines of Lord Krishna and goddess Radha, and the idols of Rama, Sita, Lakshman and Hanuman.Besides, the premise also has several shops selling devotional articles, souvenirs; a farm, a bakery, a primary school, a mini theatre, hermitages etc.
Established in 1908, the Watford Palace Theatre is an Edwardian Grade II building. It has its own wardrobe, rehearsal hall, bar and a café. The theatre has staged several popular plays like ‘My Mother Said I Never Should’ by Charlotte Keatley, ‘Brighton Beach Memoirs’ by Neil Simon, Von ‘Ribbentrops Watch’ by Maurice Gran and Laurence Marks etc. Artists like Lottie Lennox, Evie Greene and Marie Lloyd have been here.
You will get both budget and luxury hotels in Watford to accommodate yourself comfortably.