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.

The newly refurbished Charter car park is now open

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 and shut at 10pm Monday - Saturday. On Sunday the opening times are 6am - 6pm. 

Charter car park opens at 04:30am and closes at midnight every day.

Car park tariff:

Kings, Queens, Palace & Charter

Up to 1 hours


Up to 2 hours


Up to 3 hours


Up to 4 hours


Up to 5 hours


Up to 6 hours


Up to 7 hours


Over 7 hours


Out of hours


Release Fee


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.