Postcode WD18 6NU (Watford)

Map showing WD18 6NU and nearby postcodes

The postcode WD18 6NU is located in Watford, in the county of Hertfordshire. It was introduced in October 2000 and is an active postcode. WD18 6NU is a small user postcode that may contain upto 100 addresses (but 15 is more typical).

WD18 6NU is one of the more deprived areas in the country. It rates as a 3.3 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 6NU as Multicultural metropolitans > Challenged Asian terraces > Asian terraces and flats.

The closest road name to WD18 6NU is Chesham Way which is centered 68 m away.

The nearest bus stop is High View and is 60 m away. Access to the Metro/Tram is 1.3 km away at Watford Underground Station The closest railway station is Watford High Street Rail Station, 1.97 km away.

The closest primary school to WD18 6NU (for ages 11 and under) is Holywell Primary School. It achieved an OFSTED rating of Good on November 29, 2017. 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 105 m distant. The FSA rated this establishment as Satisfactory on January 10, 2020.

Residents reported an average download speed of 121.2 Mbps and an average upload speed of 14.9 Mbps in a 2017 OFCOM broadband survey. 100% of residents have broadband access of ultrafast 300+ Mbps. 100% of residents have broadband access of superfast 30-300 Mbps.

Gas consumption for the area is rated at 2.4 out of 10. Where 0 are the lowest and 10 are the highest consuming areas in the country respectively.

Policing for WD18 6NU 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 6NU and their respective distances.

Nearby Roads

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

Chesham Way 68 m
Croxley View 138 m
Combe Road 173 m
Healey Road 248 m
The Roundway 298 m
Explorer Drive 298 m
High View 325 m
Charlock Way 327 m
Scammell Way 352 m
Tolpits Lane 914 m
A4145 914 m
A4125 2.65 km
A404 3.69 km
A411 7.16 km
A412 8.23 km


Information about the postcode WD18 6NU

Introduction October 2000
Termination n/a - Active Postcode
User Type Small User - may contain upto 100 addresses but 15 is more typical

Local Schools

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

School Ofsted Rating
(Last Inspection)
Holywell Primary School Good
(November 29, 2017)
160 m
Westfield Academy Good
(December 11, 2019)
253 m
St Anthony's Catholic Primary School Good
(September 22, 2021)
279 m
Ascot Road Primary School Good
(June 21, 2017)
477 m
Laurance Haines School Good
(September 26, 2019)
738 m
Watford Grammar School for Boys Outstanding
(October 14, 2021)
1.07 km
Chater Infant School Good
(January 30, 2019)
1.1 km
Croxley Danes School Good
(January 26, 2022)
1.31 km
Merchant Taylors' School 1.35 km
Chater Junior School Outstanding
(June 21, 2013)
1.37 km
Watford Grammar School for Girls 1.63 km
Malvern Way Infant and Nursery School Outstanding
(March 7, 2014)
1.68 km
Field Junior School Outstanding
(November 24, 2017)
1.78 km
West Herts College Good
(December 10, 2021)
1.79 km
Watford Field School (Infant & Nursery) Good
(March 7, 2017)
1.8 km
Merchant Taylors' Prep School 1.83 km
Lanchester Primary School Good
(July 10, 2019)
1.96 km
Watford St John's Church of England Primary School Good
(June 6, 2019)
2.07 km
Bromet Primary School Good
(January 13, 2022)
2.11 km
Harvey Road Primary School Outstanding
(October 14, 2011)
2.13 km

Nearby Food

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

Name Type Rating
(Last Inspection)
Cafe West @ West Watford Free Church Restaurant/Cafe/Canteen 5
Very Good
February 5, 2019
0 m
Holywell Post Office & Off Licence Retailers - other 5
Very Good
April 30, 2012
105 m
McColls Retailers - other 5
Very Good
April 17, 2019
105 m
The Viking Takeaway/sandwich shop 3
January 10, 2020
105 m
Small World Community Nursery Hospitals/Childcare/Caring Premises 5
Very Good
January 27, 2020
118 m
Holywell Primary School School/college/university 5
Very Good
June 9, 2021
160 m
Westfield Family Centre Hospitals/Childcare/Caring Premises 5
Very Good
November 1, 2018
198 m
Westfield Pre School, A Community Interest Company School/college/university 4
February 2, 2022
198 m
IFG @ Westfield Academy School/college/university 5
Very Good
November 5, 2021
253 m
HCL @ St. Anthonys Catholic Primary School School/college/university 5
Very Good
October 3, 2019
279 m
HCL @ Chessbrook Education Support Centre Hospitals/Childcare/Caring Premises 5
Very Good
March 8, 2018
355 m
Xtra Time Kidz Club Hospitals/Childcare/Caring Premises 5
Very Good
June 9, 2021
384 m
Sherpa Kids England @ Ascot Road Community Free School School/college/university 5
Very Good
October 24, 2019
477 m
Squirrells Nurseries - Watford West Hospitals/Childcare/Caring Premises Awaiting Inspection
477 m
Tony And Maria's Cafe Restaurant/Cafe/Canteen 3
September 19, 2019
496 m
Country Kitchen Mobile caterer 4
February 26, 2019
524 m
Salvatore Iannotta Retailers - other 4
May 24, 2017
524 m
Choice Menu Retailers - other 5
Very Good
September 24, 2021
525 m
Morrison's Retailers - supermarkets/hypermarkets 5
Very Good
June 19, 2018
538 m
The Yummy Van Company Other catering premises 5
Very Good
November 20, 2019
552 m

Nearby Travel Links

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

High View Bus Stop/Station 60 m
Westfield Community College Bus Stop/Station 81 m
Westfield Community College Bus Stop/Station 127 m
Chesham Way Bus Stop/Station 170 m
Goodwin House Bus Stop/Station 225 m
Watford Underground Station Metro/Tram 1.3 km
Watford Underground Station Metro/Tram 1.31 km
Watford Underground Station Metro/Tram 1.32 km
Watford High Street Rail Station Rail 1.97 km
Bushey Rail Station Rail 2.23 km
Bushey Rail Station Rail 2.23 km
London Luton Airport Air 26.21 km
London Stansted Airport Air 54.22 km

Nearby Nature

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

Hampermill Lake Inland Water 1.04 km
Carpdell Lake Inland Water 1.2 km
Hampermill Wood Woodland Or Forest 1.49 km
Tommy Deacon's Hill Hill Or Mountain 1.62 km
Big Wood Woodland Or Forest 1.73 km
Long Valley Wood Woodland Or Forest 1.79 km
Hampermill Spring Woodland Or Forest 1.81 km
Round Spring Woodland Or Forest 1.85 km
Watford Pond Inland Water 1.88 km
Tolpits Plantation Woodland Or Forest 2.01 km
The Roughs Woodland Or Forest 2.08 km
Old Furze Field Woodland Or Forest 2.14 km
The Dell Valley 2.16 km
Tolpits Lake Inland Water 2.17 km
Castles Lake Inland Water 2.26 km


Broadband availability and performance statistics for WD18 6NU - Data from Ofcom 2017

All Speeds Median Avg Max
Download 79.1 Mbps 121.2 Mbps 593 Mbps
Upload 14.8 Mbps 14.9 Mbps 39 Mbps
Speed Band
Users Download
Avg Mbps
Avg Mbps
0-2 Mbps 0% 8 1
2-5 Mbps 0% - -
5-10 Mbps 0% - -
10-30 Mbps 0% 16 4
30-300 Mbps 0% 101.8 15
300+ Mbps 100% 593 39

Gas Consumption

19 meters consuming 296,767 kWh - mean 15,619 kWh : median 13,413 kWh

Energy usage data for WD18 6NU - Data from 2020


Country England
County Hertfordshire
Latitude 51.64568000
Longitude -0.41785900
OS Easting 509567
OS Northing 0195283
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: Challenged Asian terraces
Subgroup: Asian terraces and flats
Rural-Urban Classification (England/Wales) Urban major conurbation
Built-Up Area Greater London BUA
Built-Up Area Sub-Division Watford BUASD
Workplace Zone E33027619
Middle Layer Super Output Area
Intermediate Zone
Watford 011
Lower Layer Super Output Area
Data Zone
Watford 011B
Output Area / Small Area 4B1