Watford is a busy retail hub, and the town's local shopping centre Atria Watford is currently undergoing a £180 million redevelopment, which is due for completion in Autumn 2018. As well as the addition of many new fashion, beauty, food and leisure stores, the redevelopment will also provide a brand new nine-screen IMAX Cineworld cinema.
Sports and leisure pursuits are well catered for locally, with Premier League football at Watford FC, and excellent golfing facilities at The Grove and West Herts golf courses. Nearby Cassiobury Park features sports facilities, a nature reserve with wetlands, and hosts a regular Park Run that is proving popular with the local fitness community.
The town's thriving arts and culture scene includes The Pump House, and the well regarded Watford Palace Theatre which opened in 1908 and has been entertaining local audiences ever since. And with Watford Junction providing regular mainline rail links to London in addition to the Metropolitan Line, the capital's bright lights are within easy reach.