If the last few months have taught us anything, it’s that we can thrive with a bit of community spirit behind us.
Here at intu Watford we’re home to a variety of independent retailers, from trendy coffee shops to handy shoe repairs. Next time you’re heading to the centre for some retail therapy, think about supporting a local business and buy from one of our friendly independent stores.
Looking for a wardrobe refresh? Head to one of our independent fashion stores where you can get kitted out in the hottest branded clothing and accessories.
For all the males out there looking to update their summer wardrobes with the latest designer garms, look no further than Prince Menswear. The store prides itself on offering the highest quality products from top designer brands, with a passion for tip-top customer service.
At Prince Menswear you’ll find luxury brands such as Paul Smith, Ralph Lauren, Barbour and Lacoste. Their clothing offer is always being updated, so pop down to the store on the lower high street (near Boots) on your next shopping trip and find a great deal.
Repertoire is a leading independent retailer of men’s designer clothing, located on Queens Road. The store offers pieces from luxury brands such as Armani, Kenzo and Stone Island. Every season the store updates its collection with the latest male fashion trends and most desirable labels.
They also stock a great collection of men’s suits & shirts for formal occasions, plus the latest designer footwear. We guarantee you'll find something you love in store.
Stocking a fabulous selection of branded womenswear, The End has been serving local women with the hottest items for over 25 years. Filled with beautiful clothing, jewellery, bags and shoes, the store updates its collections regularly so that you can always stay up to date with the latest trends.
Whether you’re looking for that perfect dress for a special occasion, or updating your wardrobe with the latest loungewear, you’re unlikely to come out empty handed. You can find The End on the Lower High Street near Boots.
Kiss Retail is the go-to womenswear store for trendy pieces at affordable high street prices. Think floaty summer dresses, cosy jumpsuits and comfy joggers in a huge variety of styles, prints and colours. The friendly team at Kiss are always on hand with fashion advice and to give that personal touch, ensuring that you always have a great shopping experience.
Kiss Retail is located on Queens Road (near Pandora), close to the entrance of the shopping centre.
You can find out more info about retailers at intu Watford here.
Tasty Food Spots
Coffee, Bubble Tea and vegan treats - we've got it all covered here at intu Watford. Next time you're in centre, stop by one of our independent restaurants for a quick bite to eat.
Coffee lovers can get their caffeine fix at Ocean Bells, an independent coffee shop located on the lower high street. Ocean Bells specialises in tasty vegan treats, like their homemade Peanut Butter and Raspberry Blondies and Millionaire’s Shortbread. Lunch is also sorted with a great selection of homemade quiches, toasties and sausage rolls. Their drinks menu includes a selection of unique teas and coffees, like the Beetroot Latte and Dirty Chai. Pop by for a quick refreshment next time you’re hitting the shops.
Chi is one of intu Watford’s newest recruits, an Asian street food-inspired restaurant with a modern twist. It’s unique to anything else in the town centre, with a menu filled to the brim with tasty Asian eats, including fluffy Bao Buns, noodles and Banh-Mi. There are heaps of vegan options to choose from too, plus tasty sides, desserts and drinks.
Grab a special lunch time deal next time you’re in the centre (we love the mix & match bao buns!), and we guarantee your taste buds won’t be disappointed!
A modern fusion of Indian and Mexican cuisine, Wrapchic is a unique and tasty lunchtime experience. On the menu is burritos and wraps filled with Indian classics such as Chicken Tikka and Soya Amritsari, plus delicious snacks and sides like their Wrapchos and Wraposas. Wrapchic offers fresh, healthy and convenient Indian food in a vibrant environment.
Find Wrapchic on the lower mall near WH Smith.
Meat & Shake
With a menu filled to the brim with Southern barbecue delights, Meat & Shake is the go-to restaurant for foodies to get their BBQ meat hit. On the menu is a selection of juicy burgers, hot dogs, smoked brisket, tender ribs and burnt ends. They even age their beef for 36 days to deepen its natural taste!
Got room for dessert? We recommend finishing off your meal with their very special Deep Fried Oreo Doughnuts. Yum!
Find Meat & Shake on the lower high street near to the entrance of intu Watford.
Mooboo Bubble Tea
Lovers of this tea-based drink that originated from Taiwan can stop for a bubbly refreshment at Mooboo Bubble Tea. With an extensive menu, including milk and fruit teas, once you try Mooboo we guarantee you’ll be hooked. Find them on the upper mall near Chi.
Sweets from Heaven
Got a sweet tooth? Head to Sweets from Heaven where you’ll find a range of candy, chocolate and cereals from across the globe. Here you’ll find unique sweet treats that you won’t find anywhere else, plus a huge selection of pick’n’mix. Find Sweets from Heaven on the upper mall near the entrance to the atrium.
Who doesn’t love these tasty Spanish fried dough treats? Churros Mexicanos is a family run business that sells churros alongside a selection of tasty dipping sauces. The churros are freshly made on site throughout the day, and you can choose from either a small hat (5 churros with one dip) or a big hat (9 churros with 2 dips). You can find the Churros Mexicanos food truck on the lower mall in the atrium. Buen Provecho!
You can find out more about our restaurants & cafes here.
Looking to get more creative in the kitchen? Why not try one of these fakeaway recipes from intu.
Hair & Beauty
It's no secret that our hair has suffered throughout lockdown without our regular trips to the hairdressers. Why not treat yourself to some new haircare products or even try a new style?
Hair care lovers, this one is for you. Stocking a huge range of premium branded products like Kerastase, Redken and Morrocan Oil, Trade Secret is the perfect one-stop shop for all your hair needs. Plus, they even have a hair salon located on the top floor!
Find Trade Secret on the upper mall near Lakeland.
Sissi Hair Extensions
Dreaming of long, thick and luscious locks? Sissi Hair Extensions offers affordable clip in hair extensions, wigs and hair pieces in a range of styles and lengths. The friendly and professional team on site will help you with colour matching and fitting, ensuring that you have a great experience and a fabulous new look. Find Sissi Hair Extensions on the lower mall outside Costa.
An independent footwear repair shop that’s been in the heart of the town for many years, the friendly team at Shoecare offers shoe-mending services, as well as an extensive range of shoe care products, key cutting and engraving. Shoecare is located on the lower mall near Sissi Hair Extensions, close to the entrance to the atrium.
Planning a trip to the shops soon? Check out our latest opening hours and where to park here.