Located just 20 miles from central London, the town of Watford is well placed for breaks that take in town and city pursuits. When you book car hire in Watford you can also enjoy access to nearby countryside and family attractions...
Watford is a town in the English county of Hertfordshire. It sits within the M25 motorway, the 117-mile route that winds around the capital, and is within minutes of the M1, which connects London with the northern city of Leeds. These excellent road connections make Watford extremely well placed for access to the theatres, museums, restaurants and attractions of London, as well as almost anywhere else you could dream of being in England. There are destinations near and far that will make your holiday perfect.
But don't stray too far from Watford just yet. This busy town will offer a warm welcome and has much to keep visitors entertained.
There's a lively shopping scene in the town centre, plus a market that draws crowds three times a week. For evening diversions, Watford's two theatres are complemented by a comedy club - so there's a good chance of booking tickets to a show that will suit you.
On the site of the former Benskins Brewery Mansion is Watford Museum, where you can learn about the ancient roots of the area. You can also discover more here about Watford Football Club, which plays at the town's Vicarage Road stadium. You can see the Hornets during the Championship season and you might even catch a glimpse of footy fan and music legend Sir Elton John, who is an Honorary Life President of the club.
Journeys into London are incredibly easy from Watford. Leave your car behind and simply jump aboard a train - you can be at the heart of the capital in just 20 minutes.
You can collect your rental car at one of the convenient downtown locations in and around Watford. To find a great deal on car hire, use the search tool on TravelSupermarket to compare prices with leading providers.
It's worth considering car rental; Watford can be a wonderful base for your adventures in southern England...
With easy access to the fast motorway network, getting away from Watford and seeing the nearby sights is trouble-free.
To sample the great outdoors you could stay in Watford and visit Cassiobury Park or take a leisurely drive to Colne Valley Park (around 25 minutes), where lakes and green hills offer an alternative view to the skyscrapers and shops of bustling London. Just 15 minutes east of Watford is family-favourite Aldenham Country Park, where rare animal breeds are reared and acres of land are given over to nature walks and pony rides.
The Royal Air Force Museum London is located at the former Hendon Aerodrome, just 20 minutes by road to the south east of Watford. A range of attractions, from fighter jets to flight simulators, keep family visitors occupied all day long - and entrance is free.
Other interesting options for trips from Watford include a visit to the attractive and historic town of St Albans, which is around a 20-minute drive to the north. The Verulamium Museum gives a deeper understanding of the area's Roman past.
Famed as a rock venue, Knebworth Park is another Hertfordshire attraction worth seeing. It's a 35-minute journey by road from Watford, but there is a plethora of activities for visitors of all ages and it makes for a great day out - especially when the sun shines. The gardens surrounding the Gothic mansion are something to behold, though children will be dragging you by the hand to access the dinosaur trail and the adventure playground.
And don't forget, thanks to the convenience of your car rental and the first-rate road connections around Watford, you could be at the seaside in less than 90 minutes or appreciating the loveliness of the Cotswolds in less than two hours.