18 April, 2009




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Welcome To Northwood HIVE Information Centre

Northwood picThe village of Northwood is a short walk away (15 mins) from the Headquarters. There you will find a good selection of shops, hairdressers, barbers, opticians, a Post Office, banks and building societies. The village is also well served by restaurants such as Indian, Chinese, Greek, Italian as well as the local pubs. Northwood is on the Metropolitan line, and the journey into Baker Street (Central London) takes about 30 minutes. The large town of Watford is about 3 miles away with an extensive range of shops including all the major high street chains. There is a large 24 hour Tesco, as well as an Asda and Sainsbury on the Bushey side of Watford. Both Bushey and Watford have mainline railway services and Watford also has an underground station on the Metropolitan line.

Watford is Hertfordshire’s largest town and is situated in the south of the county between the M25 and M1 motorways. Watford is only a 20 minutes train journey from Euston station in London. The navigable River Gade runs along the west of Watford while the River Colne runs along the east.

Today Watford is a busy, prosperous town with excellent, modern shopping, a large amount of industry and business, along with large residential areas.

For evening entertainment, The Parade near the town centre draws people to its restaurants, pubs, nightclubs and also a Jongleurs Comedy Club. Nearby there are a number of theatres including The Palace Theatre and The Colosseum, which put on a variety of productions, shows and entertainment. A few miles north of the town centre is Woodside Leisure Park, which includes a multi-screen cinema, ten-pin bowling centre and restaurants.

The history of the town can be discovered at Watford Museum. For recreation, Cassiobury Park in the West of Watford provides enjoyable walks and also has a golf course. The Earl of Essex once had a large house in the park.

Vicarage Road in Watford is home to the largest sports stadium in Hertfordshire. Watford Football Club is based here, along with Saracens Rugby Club.

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