Postcode WD18 6LJ (Watford)

Map showing WD18 6LJ and nearby postcodes

The postcode WD18 6LJ is located in Watford, in the county of Hertfordshire. It was introduced in December 2000 and is an active postcode. WD18 6LJ is a large user postcode, usually allocated to a single address receiving at least 500 mail items per day.

WD18 6LJ is one of the more deprived areas in the country. It rates as a 4.4 on the scale of the index of deprivation (where 10 are the least deprived and 0 are the most deprived areas). The 2011 UK census classified the residents of WD18 6LJ as Multicultural metropolitans > Asian traits > Inner city ethnic mix.

The closest road name to WD18 6LJ is Tolpits Close which is centered 89 m away.

The nearest bus stop is Euston Avenue and is 62 m away. Access to the Metro/Tram is 1.02 km away at Watford Underground Station The closest railway station is Watford High Street Rail Station, 1.7 km away.

The closest primary school to WD18 6LJ (for ages 11 and under) is St Anthony's Catholic Primary School. It achieved an OFSTED rating of Good on September 22, 2021. The closest secondary school (for ages 11-18) is Westfield Academy. The last OFSTED inspection on December 11, 2019 rated this school as Good

The nearest takeaway food is available from The Viking and is 297 m distant. The FSA rated this establishment as Satisfactory on January 10, 2020.

Policing for WD18 6LJ is covered by the Hertfordshire police force association and Hertfordshire is the NHS Primary Care Trust (PCT) or Care Trust Plus (CT).


Nearby Postcodes

A list of Postcodes adjacent to WD18 6LJ and their respective distances.

Nearby Roads

A list of road names near to WD18 6LJ, and the approximate distance away.

Tolpits Close 89 m
Explorer Drive 148 m
Euston Avenue 154 m
Himalayan Way 220 m
Holm Oak Park 244 m
Sydney Road 263 m
Crusader Way 265 m
Belgrave Avenue 307 m
Pioneer Way 315 m
Scammell Way 328 m
Queens Avenue 392 m
Hagden Lane 398 m
Chesham Way 401 m
Croxley View 461 m
Vicarage Road 615 m


Information about the postcode WD18 6LJ

Introduction December 2000
Termination n/a - Active Postcode
User Type Large User - allocated to single addresses receiving at least 500 mail items per day

Local Schools

School OFSTED ratings, last inspection dates, student age ranges and approximate distance from WD18 6LJ - Data from 2020-2021

School Ofsted Rating
(Last Inspection)
Westfield Academy Good
(December 11, 2019)
246 m
St Anthony's Catholic Primary School Good
(September 22, 2021)
348 m
Holywell Primary School Good
(November 29, 2017)
508 m
Laurance Haines School Good
(September 26, 2019)
560 m
Ascot Road Primary School Good
(June 21, 2017)
567 m
Watford Grammar School for Boys Outstanding
(October 14, 2021)
739 m
Chater Infant School Good
(January 30, 2019)
749 m
Chater Junior School Outstanding
(June 21, 2013)
1.04 km
Croxley Danes School Good
(January 26, 2022)
1.32 km
Watford Grammar School for Girls 1.36 km
West Herts College Good
(December 10, 2021)
1.44 km
Field Junior School Outstanding
(November 24, 2017)
1.54 km
Watford Field School (Infant & Nursery) Good
(March 7, 2017)
1.54 km
Lanchester Primary School Good
(July 10, 2019)
1.62 km
Merchant Taylors' School 1.69 km
Watford St John's Church of England Primary School Good
(June 6, 2019)
1.73 km
Malvern Way Infant and Nursery School Outstanding
(March 7, 2014)
1.79 km
Central Primary School Good
(November 8, 2017)
1.82 km
Bromet Primary School Good
(January 13, 2022)
2.02 km
Cassiobury Junior School Outstanding
(May 13, 2008)
2.11 km

Nearby Food

Food establishments with their establishment type, FSA rating score, date of last inspection and approximate distance from WD18 6LJ - Data from Apr 2022

Name Type Rating
(Last Inspection)
HCL @ Chessbrook Education Support Centre Hospitals/Childcare/Caring Premises 5
Very Good
March 8, 2018
0 m
Smit News Agent Retailers - other 4
March 13, 2019
219 m
Small World Community Nursery Hospitals/Childcare/Caring Premises 5
Very Good
January 27, 2020
237 m
IFG @ Westfield Academy School/college/university 5
Very Good
November 5, 2021
246 m
Vimco Superstores Retailers - other 3
November 1, 2019
261 m
The Dandelion Bakery Other catering premises 5
Very Good
October 8, 2018
266 m
Westfield Family Centre Hospitals/Childcare/Caring Premises 5
Very Good
November 1, 2018
274 m
Westfield Pre School, A Community Interest Company School/college/university 4
February 2, 2022
274 m
Holywell Post Office & Off Licence Retailers - other 5
Very Good
April 30, 2012
297 m
McColls Retailers - other 5
Very Good
April 17, 2019
297 m
The Viking Takeaway/sandwich shop 3
January 10, 2020
297 m
Med Cakes Restaurant/Cafe/Canteen 4
September 24, 2019
306 m
Pizza And Kebab Corner Takeaway/sandwich shop 4
August 8, 2019
306 m
Woodburner Curry And Pizza Takeaway Takeaway/sandwich shop 4
August 4, 2020
306 m
HCL @ St. Anthonys Catholic Primary School School/college/university 5
Very Good
October 3, 2019
348 m
Cafe West @ West Watford Free Church Restaurant/Cafe/Canteen 5
Very Good
February 5, 2019
355 m
Yummy Yummy Takeaway/sandwich shop 2
Needs Improvement
November 19, 2019
367 m
King Of Pizza Restaurant/Cafe/Canteen 5
Very Good
October 1, 2020
413 m
Stop And Shop Retailers - other Exempt
February 16, 2018
413 m
Jewson Retailers - other Exempt
March 9, 2018
465 m

Nearby Travel Links

Bus stops, train stations, taxi ranks and airports near to WD18 6LJ - Data from Apr 2022

Euston Avenue Bus Stop/Station 62 m
Euston Avenue Bus Stop/Station 143 m
Explorer Drive Bus Stop/Station 197 m
Hagden Lane Bus Stop/Station 277 m
Westfield Community College Bus Stop/Station 279 m
Watford Underground Station Metro/Tram 1.02 km
Watford Underground Station Metro/Tram 1.02 km
Watford Underground Station Metro/Tram 1.03 km
Watford High Street Rail Station Rail 1.7 km
Bushey Rail Station Rail 2.07 km
Bushey Rail Station Rail 2.07 km
London Luton Airport Air 25.89 km
London Stansted Airport Air 53.91 km

Nearby Nature

Woodland, hills, greenspaces, water and other natural features near to WD18 6LJ - Data from Dec 2021

Carpdell Lake Inland Water 1.05 km
Hampermill Lake Inland Water 1.38 km
Tommy Deacon's Hill Hill Or Mountain 1.49 km
Watford Pond Inland Water 1.53 km
Hampermill Wood Woodland Or Forest 1.77 km
Big Wood Woodland Or Forest 1.94 km
The Dell Valley 1.98 km
Long Valley Wood Woodland Or Forest 2.04 km
Hampermill Spring Woodland Or Forest 2.08 km
Round Spring Woodland Or Forest 2.11 km
Jacotts Hill Hill Or Mountain 2.33 km
Tolpits Plantation Woodland Or Forest 2.33 km
The Roughs Woodland Or Forest 2.37 km
Old Furze Field Woodland Or Forest 2.4 km
Tolpits Lake Inland Water 2.47 km


Country England
County Hertfordshire
Latitude 51.64839500
Longitude -0.41517700
OS Easting 509746
OS Northing 0195589
OS Positional Quality Within the building of the matched address closest to the postcode mean

Index of Deprivation

Most Deprived
Least Deprived

Police Force Association



Westminster Parliamentary
County Electorial Division West Watford ED
Electoral Ward Holywell
Local Authority District Watford
Region / Government Office Region East of England
European Electoral Region Eastern
Local Enterprise Partnership Primary: Hertfordshire
Local Learning and Skills Council Hertfordshire

ONS Statistical Regions

International Territorial Level Code E07000103
Travel To Work Area Luton


NHS England Region East of England
Primary Care Trust
Cancer Alliance East of England - South
Strategic Health Authority
East of England
Sustainability and Transformation
Hertfordshire and West Essex
Clinical Comissioning Group
NHS Herts Valleys CCG

2011 Census

Output Area Classification Supergroup: Multicultural metropolitans
Group: Asian traits
Subgroup: Inner city ethnic mix
Rural-Urban Classification (England/Wales) Urban major conurbation
Built-Up Area Greater London BUA
Built-Up Area Sub-Division Watford BUASD
Workplace Zone E33024447
Middle Layer Super Output Area
Intermediate Zone
Watford 011
Lower Layer Super Output Area
Data Zone
Watford 011E
Output Area / Small Area 4C3