Car parks

There are over 5000 car parking spaces across Watford. All Town Centre multi-storey car parks are managed by Intu Watford. The Council's Parking Service manage a number of surface level car parks across the borough. Details of opening times and charges can be found below. Please note that none of Watford's car parks have the facilities to accommodate motorhomes.

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Pay on Departure Car Parks - Managed by the Intu Watford Shopping Centre (01923 250292)

Kings, Queens, Palace and Palace Charter (WD17 2UB)  - 2,811 spaces

Kings, Queens, Palace Harlequin Car Parks:
Mon-Wed, Fri & Sat: 8am-7pm
Thursday: 8am-10pm
Sunday: 10am-6pm

Palace Charter  Car Park:
Sunday to Saturday: 5am-Midnight

Tariff
Up to: 1 hour - £1.00
2 hours - £2.00
3 hours - £2.50
4 hours - £3.00
5 hours - £6.00
6 hours - £9.00
7 hours - £13.00
Over 7 hours - £19.00

Church Car Park (601 spaces)
Open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week 

Tariff
Up to: 1 hour - £1.00
2 hours - £2.00
3 hours - £2.50
4 hours - £3.00
5 hours - £6.00
6 hours - £9.00
7 hours - £13.00
Over 7 hours - £19.00

Overnight (01:01 - 07:00) - £1.00 per hour (capped at a maximum of £6)


Sutton Car Park WD17 2QG (490 spaces)
Open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
Tariff
Up to:
1 hour - £1.00
2 hours - £2.00
3 hours - £2.50
4 hours - £3.00
5 hours - £6.00
Over 5 hours - £6.00

Gade Car Park, WD17 1NA (661 spaces)
Open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
Tariff
Up to:
1 hour- £1.00
2 hours - £2.00
3 hours - £2.50
4 hours - £3.00
5 hours - £6.00
6 hours - £9.00
7 hours - £13.00
Over 7 hours - £19.00

Above Level 3
Up to: 1 hour - £1.00
2 hours - £2.00
3 hours - £2.50
4 hours - £3.00
Over 4 hours - £6.00

In order to qualify for the cheaper ‘long stay’ rate in the Gade Car Park, motorists must validate their ticket in the machine at the entrance to level 3.

Pay and Display Car Parks - Managed by the Council's Parking Service (01908 223507)

Town Hall Car Park – WD17 3EX (115 spaces)
Closed to the public until 4pm from Monday to Friday.

Monday - Friday - 4pm to midnight - £1.50 flat rate
Saturday and Sunday
1 hour - 60p
2 hours - £1.20
3 hours - £1.80
4 hours - £2.40
All day to midnight - £5
5pm to midnight - £1.50 flat rate

The Avenue Car Park – WD17 4NR (119 spaces)
Open 7am until midnight (ticket purchase from 6.45am)
1 hour - 60p
2 hours - £1.20
3 hours - £1.80
4 hours - £2.40
All day to midnight - £5
5pm to midnight - £1.50 flat rate 

Longspring Car Park – WD24 6PX (80 spaces)
Mon – Sat: 8.30am – 5pm
Up to: 1 hour - 50p
4 hours - £1
Over 4 hours - £2

4 disabled bays free to disabled drivers

Harebreaks Parking Area – WD24 6NG (26 spaces)
Mon – Sat: 8.30am – 5pm
Up to: 1 hour - 50p
4 hours - £1

1 disabled bay free to disabled drivers

If you experience any problems with the pay and display machines in the Council managed car parks, tel: 01908 265265. Available 24 hours.

You can view a map of Watford's car parks here. Alternatively, you can use our 'Explore Watford' interactive map feature to find the location and addresses of car parks within the Town by clicking here.

 

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