Hotels in Watford

Watford Details

The city of Watford in Herfordshire in the United Kingdom is about 32 kilometers (20 miles) northwest of central London. It is on the River Colne and dates back to Anglo Saxon times. It was the location of the 18th century Sparrows Herne turnpike. Guests staying in budget hotels in Watford can still see an old flint wall which has a plaque that marks the site of the turnpike and a toll booth. There are several interesting sites to see in Watford.The Church of St. Mary the Virgin dates back to the 13th century. It is on the site of an earlier Anglo Saxon church. Watford Colosseum has acoustic qualities that are said to be the best in Britain. It has been used to record the sound tracks of numerous epic films including the Sound of Music, The Lord of the Rings, The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, and the Star wars movies. Many classical and popular artists have recorded here, including Julian Lloyd Webber and the Who. Cassiobury Park is an award winning green space of 190 acres. It flanks the Grand Union Canal and has a playground with a mini train ride. Watford Palace Theatre is housed in an Edwardian building and is the only producing theater in Hertfordshire. The Pumphouse Theatre and Arts Centre is in an old converted pump house. Among the shows you can see here are performances of traditional English Morris dancing. Check our listings at for information on cheap hotels in Watford.