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 opening times 

Palace, Kings & Queens car park open at 6am everyday with last entry at 9pm. Charter car park is open 24hrs. 

The main centre doors close at 10pm every evening. After 10pm you can still access the centre to return to your car, on arrival to the centre doors please phone 01923 250292 (this number is noted on the posters at each entrance) and a member of our team will meet you and escort you to your car. The changing places facility located on the upper mall by the doors leading out to the atrium is open until 10pm.

Please note that last entry into Kings, Queens & Palace Car Parks is at 9pm with these car parks closing at 10pm

if you are visiting Cineworld, Hollywood Bowl or one of our restaurants then please park in Charter Car Park. Charter Car Park is open 24 hours, with an evening rate of £2 after 5pm ending at 3am and then the standard tariff will be added to any additional hours your vehicle remains in the car park.

If you are visiting Rock Up, please park in Kings Car Park.

Car park tariff:

Please note that from Monday 14 January, the car park tariff at intu Watford has changed

Kings, Queens, Palace & Charter

 Up to 2 hours


 3 hours


 4 hours


 5 hours


 6 hours


 7 hours


24 hours


Release Fee


There is a flat rate fee of £2 after 5pm in all car parks. This rate is valid until the car parks shut/ until 3am for Charter car park which is open 24hrs. 


The Car Wash Co.

The Car Wash Co are now at the centre providing market leading car washing and valeting, using waterless technology and Auto Glym products. Services start from only £7.95.

You can find their dedicated car wash spaces in Kings, Queens and Palace car parks (all on Level 2). Simply pop your car in to a space, let the staff know which service you need and then return to a beautifully clean car after you've done your shopping! There's also a customer lounge waiting area in Kings and Queens.

For any questions, concerns or queries please contact The Car Wash Co. directly using the contact details below:

Tel: 08443 352001

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

We have changed the way that Electric Vehicle charging works at intu Watford. We are now working with Chargemaster and their POLAR network to provide EV users with a more reliable and up to date charging network. There are now 4 standard charging points located on Level 1 of Queens Car Park. The EV charging bays are painted green so that they are easy to locate. You will need to be a POLAR member to use the charging points. More information about how to join the Chargemaster POLAR network is available at If you would like to discuss this in more detail please contact Centre Management on 01923 250292.