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Watford Travel

Vicarage Road, Watford, WD18 0ER. Capacity: 19,900

Ticket Info

Call Palace Box Office 08712 00 00 71.

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By Coach

Call Palace Box Office 08712 00 00 71.

By Car

M1: Exit M1 at junction 5. At motorway roundabout follow signs to Watford Town Centre A4008 onto the Stephenson Way dual carriageway. After 0.6 miles take slip road (s/p Watford Town Centre, Bushey, Oxhey A4008) to bypass roundabout.

At Waterfields roundabout after 0.9 miles go straight on (s/p Watford Town Centre) onto Beechen Grove. After 0.2 miles, by 'Trewins', all traffic turns left (s/p Ring Road A411) onto the Ring Road.

Keep in lane for 'Ring Road, West Watford' and after 0.4 miles turn left (s/p Hospital Watford General, West Watford, Northwood) into Vicarage Road. After 0.1 miles all traffic turns left into Merton Road.

Immediately get into the right-hand lanes and turn right (s/p Rickmansworth, West Watford A4145) into Farraline Road. Immediately get into the left-hand lane and turn left (s/p Rickmansworth, West Watford A4145, Watford General) into Vicarage Road to ground.

Tip: If lost pick up signs to Watford General Hospital, which is right next to the ground in Vicarage Road.

Alternatively:
From the South and West: Join the M25 and head north past M4/Heathrow, then past the M40 Oxford Exit at Junction 16. Take the exit at Junction 18. The slip road goes up to a bridge going across the motorway, turn left towards Rickmansworth. Head down into Rickmansworth until you arrive at a large roundabout near Rickmansworth BR station.

Turn left here along the A412 towards Watford. Follow signs into Croxley Green. At the two large roundabouts outside the Croxley Industrial Estate hang a left and follow signs for the hospital. This will lead you onto Vicarage Road.

From The North and East: Join the M25 and follow until Junction 20. Exit and follow signs for Hempstead Road, follow Hempstead Road into central Watford. Follow the large roundabout system at the end of Hempstead Road and exit towards Rickmansworth A412.

Follow this road for 1/4 Muke and turn left at the end of the underpass. Go through two traffic lights and turn left into "The Hornets" at the East end of Vicarage Road.

Parking
There's not much street parking but try Eastbury Road or the roads off Deacons Hill. There are car parks off Vicarage Road - two schools - or in the town centre. Try Watford General Hospital, Willow Lane (opposite Hagden Lane where it meets Vicarage Road), which is five mins walk away.

By Train

Nearest Station
1. Watford Junction: 1.2 miles. Local trains to Watford High Street Station run every 20 minutes.

By foot: Follow pedestrian signs down Clarendon Road. After 0.4 miles, head straight over lights (s/p Service Road A) passing the theatre on LHS. At T-junction by the Cheltenham and Gloucester, turn left into the High Street. Turn right in front of the NatWest Bank into Market Street.

Straight over crossroads by Hay Rood Catholic Church (s/p Vicarage Road Stadium), remaining on Market Street, and at T-junction by 'Ebb Tide Restaurant Fish N' Chips' turn left into Merton Road. Cross road at pedestrian crossing into the Vicarage Road Precinct. Straight over crossroads by the 'Joy Garden' Chinese takeaway into Vicarage Road to ground.

2. Watford High Street station (stopping train from Euston to Watford Junction): 15 minute walk.

By foot: Turn left out of station and left along main road, passing 'Watford Springs'. Keep on footpath, and go straight on at crossroads. Past school on LHS and turn left into wide alleyway just before first detached house. Right into Wiggenhall Road, left into Farraline Road, and left again into Vicarage Road.

Underground: (Watford, Metropolitan Line): 1.0 mile.

By foot: Turn right out of station and right again round station building. Down steps by taxi kiosk and turn right through car park into Station Approach. After 0.6 miles cross main road into Hagden Lane, and then branch left into Queens Avenue. Straight on at junction, and road becomes Vicarage Road.

BY BUS: Nos. 7, 10 and 11 run from Market Street in the town centre to Vicarage Road.

London Tube/train map

Check train times and tickets at The Trainline. For more information, call National Rail Enquiries on 08457 48 49 50.

Vicarage Road Photos

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Where to Eat?

Jenny's Restaurant (Market Street), Kebab Restaurant (Market Street/Merton Road) Dominic's Snack Bar (Merton Road), Sarnies of Watford (Claredon Road), Hayris Kebabs (Claredon Road); Fry-days Fish and Chips (Vicarage Road) and opposite is Hot Bread bakers. The High Street has a chicken take-away, a Pizza Hut and a Burger King.

Where to Drink?

Five to 10 mins' walk away in the high street, there's a Wetherspoon's Moon Under the Water pub and the Rose and Crown; in Fearnley Street is Mac's Bar; in Stamford Road is the Nascot Arms. Outside the station is the Flag and Firkin.

What's their ground like?

Vicarage Road is a nice little stadium with three good stands and a new Elton John Stand built in December 2014.

Palace fans will be seated behind the goal in the North Stand, which is single-tiered. We'll probably be allocated half the stand which holds around 4,500. No pillars in the way and view and facilities are generally good.

What do they sing?

Who let the Horns Out?

Songs to sing back

Elton's rent boys, Elton's rent boys hello hello!

Who do they hate?

Luton Town

Summary


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