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About Watford, England
Watford is located in Hertfordshire, England, 27 km northwest of central London. The town evolved from an Anglo-Saxon settlement to become what is now a major regional centre for the northern home counties. Watford is home to the head offices of several national companies, including J D Wetherspoon, Camelot Group, construction firm Taylor Woodrow, and Mothercare.
Watford lies on the edge of the Chiltern Hills on elevated ground to the north of the River Colne and east of the River Gade. The "ford" in Watford was the site where an ancient major route from London crossed the River Colne. The commercial heart of Watford has moved north over the centuries nearer the railway station of Watford Junction. Rent a car in Watford for added convenience, as the town is close to the junction of the M1 and M25 motorways, thereby making it a central point in the UK motorway network.
Watford is just 80km from Chelmsford, 85km from Oxford, and 27km from Luton. Of course, being just 27km from central London makes Watford an ideal base for any business or personal travel in the British capital.