Newest Review: ... in Watford is that most places are within walking distance of each other. You can walk from the Harlequin to the large Tescos - somethi... more
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Member Name: slippinblue
Date: 27/04/01, updated on 14/05/01 (152 review reads)
Advantages: good social life, lots of shops
Disadvantages: very busy
If you like to shop and you are good at using the old plastic card, Watford is the place for you it has a big shopping centre called the Harlequin situated around a big ring road, where you will find car parks for the harlequin.
The Car Parks
In the car parks you will find plenty spaces for disabled and people with children spaces. The real disappointment about the car parks are that you have to pay for them and it is quite alot but the good point about the paying thing is that you don’t have to pay on Sunday’s and on Thursdays after 5.00pm.
There are about 150 different shops in the harlequin, which are all the normal shopping centres shops like WH Smiths, Virgin Megastore, Marks and Spencer, Clinton cards etc. From the other normal shops there are some designer shops like Morgan and French Connection, which are quite expensive shops. Out of all the shops you should find what you came looking for because it has moralises everything you need from cards to your new pillow for your dog from the pet shop.
In the harlequin there is a big food court with the usual names like Burger King, KFC , Sandwich place and a little Chef. With a Mc Donalds straight outside on the highstreet with another one about 300 yards up the highstreet. There are also places like cafes and restaurants stretched all the way up the highstreet.
There are loads of activities to do in Watford like the cinema, tempin bowling, ice skating, join snooker clubs, swimming.....
The night life is rather good as well with a load of clubs, bars and pubs all the way up the high street playing the usual garage and r'n'b and the little bit of the old 60's 70's stuff.
Other stuff in Watford
Also in Watford there is the football club Watford which is quite near
the town centre, but Saracens also play there so if i was you thinking for trip up to Watford on a Saturday I think it would be wise to turn on your telly and look on the Tele text to see if ever clubs are playing. I’m not saying not to go in but you will have to fight for a car parking space.