DID YOU KNOW:

Kings Langley (a village on the outskirts of Watford) was changed to King’s Landing for a stint in February 2014 to celebrate the Game Of Thrones DVD release. Unfortunately, King Joffrey, Margaery Tyrell, and Cersei Lannister were nowhere to be seen.

BEST VANTAGE POINT:

Cassiobury Park’s 190 acres incorporates all-things-nature from open grass, rivers, nature reserves and woodlands. The best time to go? Bonfire night. Cassiobury Fireworks is a free annual event that showcases outstanding fireworks, with food trucks and candyfloss on the sidelines. Plus, everyone always heads back into town for a merry post-fireworks bevvy.

DO:

Warner Bros. Studio Tour. Every Potter-head has to do it. See the sets from across eight Harry Potter films, live your best witch/wizard life and sip on Butter Beer. Make sure you get a chocolate frog on the way out – spoiler alert: it won’t jump out at you like it does in the films).

WATCH:

Only in recent years has Watford Football Club been back in the Premier League, if you get a chance head to a game. Watford’s very-own Sir Elton John CBE is an honorary Life-President and lifelong supporter of the club, in his ‘Step into Christmas’ music video he even held up a yellow Watford club membership card. That’s some serious BDE.

EAT:

L’artista is pretty famous in the town, they welcome everyone in with their Italian charm and you instantly feel like you’re part of the family. Serving up authentic Italian dishes freshly prepared in front of their clients, we recommend the Risotto alla Marinara if you love seafood or the Vegetariana pizza for all the vegetarians out there.

DRINK:

Here for extremely good coffee? Try out the independent coffee shop, Ocean Bells. Want to go for cosy cocktails with a candle-lit 1920s vibe? Go to Bar Bodega.

WHAT TO WEAR:

Whether you’re shopping at intu Watford or heading to November’s long-awaited Bonfire event, the vibe is pretty casual. Guys opt for shirts over tees and pair with jeans, and ladies, wear a simple dress that can go from day to night with ease. Coats-wise, pick from our selection of men’s wear-anywhere jackets or our stylish women’s coats here.

Passing through? Be sure to pop into our new store and say hello to our fabulous team. Our store locator is here.