There are many fantastic shopping opportunities in Watford including Intu Watford (formally the Harlequin), Charter Place Shopping Centre, Watford Market and the High Street.

Intu Watford is Hertfordshire’s largest shopping centre. It opens 7 days a week and has over 140 shops and restaurants under its roof including:

There are over 4,500 car parking spaces in seven car parks in and around the town centre. The Kings, Queens and Palace car parks directly link to the shopping centre and have over 2,500 spaces for shoppers. There is also a Shopmobility scheme, based in CitiPark Church car park, that offers mobility scooters, power chairs and manual wheelchairs free of charge to those with a mobility problems.

Intu Watford hosts free events including fashion shows and children’s holiday entertainment and when it comes to catering for the family Intu Watford has it all: baby changing facilities; mother and child parking on all levels of both Queen’s and King’s car parks and children’s kiddy karts. You can also enjoy great places to eat like Gourmet Burger Kitchen, Tortilla, Ponti’s Restaurant, The Place to Eat in John Lewis, Ed’s Easy Diner, Pizza Express and Cafe Giardino.

Opening Times:
Monday to Wednesday & Friday – 9am to 6pm
Thursday – 9am to 9pm
Saturday – 9am to 7pm
Sunday – 11am to 5pm
(selected stores open at 10.30am for Sunday Browsing)

Telephone: 01923 250292


For an alternative shopping experience visit new Watford Market. It has everything from fresh produce and tasty lunches to stylish clothes, accessories and jewellery. The market welcomes back old traders as well as new ones. Drop in and pay them a visit to see if you can shop local more often. Watford Market has moved to its new home just off The Parade, in the centre of town, by the flyover. With regular opening hours of Tuesday to Saturday, 9am until 5pm, the new Market is accessible from the High Street near the flyover and from Beechen Grove, near Clarendon Road.

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Running through the heart of Watford town centre is the High Street shopping district which offers shoppers an eclectic mix of shops and eateries. Slightly further afield is St Albans Road which has many interesting and ethnic shops to browse round and is also home to the Watford branch of TK Maxx.

Watford also has a number of retail parks located a stones throw away from the high street. Waterfields is just 5 minutes from Intu Watford and boasts a large Tesco Extra as well as Next, Sports Direct, Boots and Argos. Ten minutes from the town centre Century park offers large format stores such as Homesense, PC World, Hobbycraft, Halfords and Pets at Home.