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Watford, Hertfordshire

Town of Watford, Hertfordshire

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Watford is a town in Hertfordshire, England, United Kingdom, situated 34 km. (21 miles) north-west of London and within the bounds of the M25 motorway.

The borough of Watford lies just to the north of Greater London.

The borough of Watford has around 80,000 inhabitants.

Watford was created as an urban district under the Local Government Act 1894, and became a municipal borough by grant of a charter in 1922.

Watford is close to strategic roads; the M25 (London Orbital) motorway and the M1 motorway that connects London to the Midlands and northern England.

Watford is served by one of the principal north-south rail routes - the West Coast Main Line - which connects London (terminus at Euston) to the Midlands, north-west England and Scotland. Some long-distance trains on this route serve Watford Junction, where there are also frequent suburban and regional trains.

London Underground serves Watford Metropolitan Line station at the outer north-western boundary of the system.

Watford is on the main Grand Union Canal route northwards from London.

Regular and frequent bus and coach services connect Watford Junction station to Heathrow Airport and Luton Airport, direct train services run from Watford Junction Station to Gatwick and Birmingham International Airport.

Official Town of Watford, Hertfordshire website: www.watford.gov.uk

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