Free Parking in Watford

Free Parking in Watford

If you are looking for free parking in Watford, either for when you go to visit family and friends or just to nip to the shops, we will show you where to park without restrictions.

6 places to park for free in Watford (2024)

You can park for free in Watford on the following streets near to the town centre:

  • Clive Way
  • Silverdale Road
  • Belmont Road
  • Woodlands Road
  • Heathfield Road
  • Bushey Grove Road

What to consider when parking free in Watford

When parking, please take into consideration:

  • Be considerate – most free parking is on residential streets, so do not block driveways or exit routes
  • Ensure there is enough space for larger vehicles to pass, especially if you park in a residential area

Cheapest all-day parking in Watford

We found the cheapest car park in Watford to be Premier Inn Watford Central car park, which you can book even if you are not a customer – but it must be pre-booked.

You book this car park all day (9am – 5pm) for just £5, so it’s a great option for commuters or those visiting Watford for the full day.

Cheapest monthly parking in Watford

We found the cheapest car park for monthly parking in Watford to be Premier Inn Watford Central, which costs £70 per month, making it ideal for commuters.

You can use this car park 7 days a week, including overnight, and leave and re-enter the car park as many times as you need to, although you must pre-book.

Free car parks in Watford

You can park for free for up to 3 hours in Watford at Central Leisure Centre which can be found at Peace Prospect, WD17 3HA and 1 hour free at Oxhey Activity Car Park located at Wiggenhall Road, WD18 0HZ.

Car ParkSpacesFree Parking
Central Leisure Centre603 Hours
Oxhey Activity Car Park351 Hour

Free on-street parking in Watford

If you would prefer to park in an on-street parking bay close to Watford centre, you can park for free on Sundays and on an evening (zone dependent) at the following on-street parking locations:

ZoneStreetFree Parking
AAlbert Road North
Bridle Path
Canterbury Road
Clarendon Road (north of Beechen Grove, western side)
Franklin Road
Monmouth Road
Shady Lane
St, Albans Road (eastern side between No.12 and No. 70)
St. Johns Road (No’s. 21 – 45 and 20 – 34)
Station Road
Verulam Passage
Wellington Road
Westland Road
10pm – 8am
BClarendon Road (north Beechen Grove, eastern side)
Cross Street
Estcourt Road
Gartlet Road
Orphanage Road (no’s. 1 – 3)
Prince Street
Queens Road (No’s. 95 – 209 and No’s. 96A – 194)
Sotheron Road
St. Johns Road (No’s. 1 – 13 and No’s. 2 – 16)
Sutton Road
Woodford Road
10pm – 8am
CDerby Road
Duke Street
Earl Street
Ebury Road
Gladstone Road
Grosvenor Road
Loates Lane
Lord Street
Lower Derby Road
Ottoman Terrace
Queens Place
Queens Road (No’s. 49 – 59 and No’s. 56 – 96)
Shaftesbury Road
Stanley Road
Water Lane (No’s. 31 – 65 and No’s. 26 – 70)
10pm – 8am
DAlexandra Road
Bedford Street
Church Road
Cole Road
Dellfield Close
Denmark Street
Elton Park
Essex Road
Herga Court (including Coniston Lodge)
Kenilworth Court
Keston Mews
Langley Road (No’s. 1 to 43 and No’s. 2 – 60)
Lorane Court
Maiden Road
Nascot Place
Nascot Road
Nascot Street
Oaklands Court
Park Road (No’s. 1 to 45 and No’s. 2 – 72)
Stamford Road
Stratford Road
Terrace Gardens
West Street
6.30pm – 8am and Sundays
ECambridge Road
The Crescent
Granville Road
King Street
Smith Street
10pm – 8am
FCannon Road
Elfrida Road
Hamilton Street
Lammas Road
Local Board Road
Lower High Street (north of junction with Local Board Road)
Murtel Avenue
Neal Street
New Road
Roberts Road
Tucker Street
Watford Field Road
York Road
6.30pm – 8am (match days affect these times) and Sundays
GAddiscombe Road
Cassio Road (south of Marlborough Road)
Farraline Road
Fearnley Street
Francis Road
Hornets (The)
King’s Cross
Lady’s Close
Market Street (No’s. 33 – 97 and No’s. 28 and 74)
Marlborough Road
Merton Road
Percy Road
St Mary’s Road
Vicarage Road (No’s. 1 to 87 and No’s. 14 to 30)
Wiggenhall Road (north of junction with Farraline Road)
10pm – 8am
JCardiff Road
Cliffton Road
Liverpool Road
St James Road
Westbury Road
Wiggenhall Road (No’s. 2 to 92)
6.30pm – 8am (match days affect these times)
KAynho Street
Banbury Street
Benskin Road
Brightwell Road
Hagden Lane (No’s. 1 to 33 and No’s. 2 to 98)
Harwoods Road (No’s. 2 to 134 and No’s. 1 to 101)
Holywell Road
Oxford Street
Rose Gardens
Souldern Street
Vicarage Road (No’s. 32 to 100 and No’s. 91 to 207)
Willow Lane (No’s. 2 to 44)
6.30pm – 8am (match days affect these times) and Sundays
LChester Road
Durban Road East
Pretoria Road
6.30pm – 8am (match days affect these times)
MNBramleas
Cherrydale
Hagden Lane (290 to 346 and 163 to 201
Harwoods Road (140 to 212 and 103 to 257)
Kensington Avenue
King’s Avenue
Mildred Avenue (62 to 135 and 19 to 105)
Prince’s Road
Queens Avenue (62 to 152 and 39a and 89 to 125)
Rickmansworth Road (Number 75, flats 1 to 8)
Whippendell Road (172 to 382 and 179 to 403)
6.30pm – 8am (match days affect these times)
NAAcme Road
Bradshaw Road
Brixton Road
Bruce Grove
Cecil Street
Copsewood Road
Cromer Road
Ellenbrook Close
Garfield Street
Hatfield Road
Judge Street
Leavesden Road: South East Side (1-229)
Leavesden Road: East Side (2-166)
Lowestoft Road
Milton Street
Nevill Grove
Parker Street
Regent Street
Ridge Street
Salisbury Road
Shakespeare Street
St Albans Road: East Side (134-260)
St Albans Road: West Side (155-275)
Stanmore Road
Victoria Road
Yarmouth Road
10pm – 8am and 10am – 5pm and Sundays
SBurton Avenue
Durban Road West
Mildred Avenue (No’s. 10 to 60 and No’s. 1 to 17)
Park Avenue
Southsea Avenue
Whippendell Road (No’s. 2 to 170 and No’s. 5 to 177)
6.30pm – 8am (match days affect these times)
TBelgrave Avenue
Cassiobridge Road
Euston Avenue
Hagden Lan (No’s. 100 to 288 and No’s. 35 to 147)
Queens Avenue (No’s. 2 to 38 and No’s. 1 to 39)
Queen Mary’s Avenue
Sydney Road
Whippendell Road (No’s. 430 to 550 and No’s. 409 to 531)
6.30pm – 8am (match days affect these times)
UBellamy Close
Grandfield Avenue (No’s. 60-68)
12pm – 10am and Sundays
VBellmount Wood Avenue
Berceau Walk
Capelvere Walk
Cassiobury Drive (No’s. 1 to 151 and No’s. 2 to 178)
Cassiobury Drive (No’s. 306 to 354 and No’s. 199 to 243)
Coningesby Drive
Cottage Close
De Vere Walk
Devereux Drive
Garden Close
Gardens (The)
Harford Drive
Langley Way (No’s. 65 to 119 and No’s. 68 to 120)
Orchard Close
Orchard Drive
Parkside Drive (No’s. 1 to 161 and No’s. 16 to 130)
Peace Drive (No. 1 only)
Richmond Drive
Stratford Way
Temple Close
Trefusis Walk
Woodland Drive
2.30pm – 10.30am and Sundays (September to June only)
WAldenham Road (No’s. 41 to 59 and No. 44A and No’s. 56 to 72)
The Larches
11am – 9am and Sundays
XAvenue Terrace
Capel Road
Caroline Place
Cross Road
Field Road
Grover Road
Haydon Road
Hensby Mews
King Edward Road
Lower Paddock Road
Oxhey Avenue (1A -31 & 2-78A)
Rowley Close
Upper Paddock Road
Villiers Road
Warneford Place
Pinner Road (1-131 & 28-140)
Chalk Hill (26-66 & 39-85)
Aldenham Road (1-35 & 22-36)
11am – 9am and weekends
YCedar Road
9c – 9h Eastbury Road
Parkview House, Eastbury Road
Ivy House, Eastbury Road
Manning Court, Eastbury Road
Carlton Court, Eastbury Road
The Heights, Eastbury Road
Kingsfield Court
Kingsfield Road
Oxhey Road (1-57 & 2-68)
Parkside
Rainbow Court
7 Eastbury Road
27 – 33D Eastbury Road
1 – 9 Walverns Close
1 – 11 Oakview Close
12pm – 10am and weekends

Free overnight parking in Watford

You can park for free overnight in Watford between the hours of 6.30pm and 8am at the following on-street parking zones close to the town centre:

ZoneStreets
DAlexandra Road
Bedford Street
Church Road
Cole Road
Dellfield Close
Denmark Street
Elton Park
Essex Road
Lorane Court
Maiden Road
Nascot Place
Nascot Road
Nascot Street
Oaklands Court
FCannon Road
Elfrida Road
Hamilton Street
Lammas Road
Local Board Road
Murtel Avenue
Neal Street
New Road
Roberts Road
Tucker Street
JCardiff Road
Cliffton Road
Liverpool Road
St James Road
Westbury Road
KAynho Street
Banbury Street
Benskin Road
Brightwell Road
LChester Road
Durban Road East
Pretoria Road
MNBramleas
Cherrydale
Kensington Avenue
King’s Avenue
Prince’s Road
SBurton Avenue
Durban Road West
Park Avenue
Southsea Avenue
TBelgrave Avenue
Cassiobridge Road
Euston Avenue
Queen Mary’s Avenue
Sydney Road

Free motorcycle parking in Watford

Motorcycles are permitted to park for free in pay and display car parks in Watford. Although parking is free, a ticket must be obtained. Car parks include:

  • Avenue Car Park
  • Exchange Road
  • Gade Car Park
  • Palace Car Park
  • Sutton Car Park
  • Town Hall Car Park

Permit parking in Watford

If you are a resident of a restricted parking zone in Watford, you can apply for a residents parking permit, which allows you to park your car on any street in that zone. Residents parking permits cost from £25.

In order to apply for a permit, you will need proof of residence and proof of vehicle.

Other towns and cities nearby

If you’re visiting the area for a short trip or just looking for things to do nearby, you can explore these towns and cities that are near to Watford:

About the Author

Hi, my name is Amber and I’m here to help find you suitable free parking in towns and cities across the UK.

When I visit new towns and cities, I always take note of where you can (legally) park for free, whether this be on-street parking bays or council run car parks, which offer free parking during certain hours of the day.

Although I take every effort to ensure this information is up to date and correct, if you notice an issue, please get in touch so I can rectify it for everyone.

Amber

Information was last updated on January 13th, 2024