intu Watford has 4 car parks with over 2,800 spaces, including disabled and parent and child spaces in all car parks. Passenger lifts and escalators give easy access from the car park directly to the shopping centre. Disabled parking bays are spread across all floors of our 4 car parks. The town centre has an additional 3 car parks offering over 2,500 spaces for cars should our own car parks become busy.

No motorbikes are allowed in the car parks, however there is parking available in the town centre. Bicycles are not permitted within the centre, however bike racks are easily accessible on Queens Road outside Primark. The car park is not suitable for bicycles.

Car park tariff:

Kings, Queens, Palace & Charter

Up to 1 hours£1.00
Up to 2 hours£2.00
Up to 3 hours£3.00
Up to 4 hours£4.00
Up to 5 hours£5.00
Up to 6 hours£6.00
Up to 7 hours£10.00
Out of hours£6.00
Release Fee£30.00


*Centre car parks close 1 hour after the centre closes (Charter car park closes at midnight)

**Palace Charter - the hourly tariffs apply between 05.00.hrs – 00.00.hrs, to benefit Palace Theatre users.

Current car park works - March/April 2017

Kings car park
Level 1: Works will begin on Monday 3 April and there will be a full closure of level 1 from 10 April for 8 weeks
Level 2: Will be reopen for use by Monday 3 April

Charter car park
Level 1 & 3: Now open
Level 2: Currently closed for works

Queens and Palace car parks are open as usual. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

Lift access changes

From Monday 13 June 2016, there will be no lift access in Charter car park from level 2 in to the centre.

We would advise customers with a disability or those with children and push chairs to park in Palace car park, which is accessible via the same route from the ring road as Charter car park. For customers continuing to park in Charter car park, you can access the centre via the Beechen Grove stairwell. This stairwell is located by the exit barrier on each level. Alternatively you can use the footpath to cross over in to Palace car park to enter the centre as normal.

Palace Theatre customers that require lift access should park in Palace car park during intu Watford's opening hours. For those visiting out of hours, please use either Sutton, Church or Gade town centre car parks (NB: these town centre car parks are not managed by intu Watford).

All other lift access routes in to the centre will remain unchanged. We appreciate your patience and apologise for any inconvenience caused.

Parent and Child

Our car parks provide easy, safe and direct access into the centre for shoppers with little ones. There are 40 Parent and Child spaces across our 4 car parks.

Disabled parking

We have 59 spaces reserved especially for disabled shoppers across our 4 car parks. Please ensure you have a valid disabled badge on display when parking in one of our disabled spaces.

Electric Car Charging

You can find an electrical parking point on Level 1 of Queens car park.