Postcode WD18 7RD (Watford)

Map showing WD18 7RD and nearby postcodes

The postcode WD18 7RD is located in Watford, in the county of Hertfordshire. It was introduced in October 2000 and is an active postcode. WD18 7RD is a small user postcode that may contain upto 100 addresses (but 15 is more typical).

WD18 7RD is one of the more deprived areas in the country. It rates as a 4.3 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 7RD as Multicultural metropolitans > Challenged Asian terraces > Asian terraces and flats.

The closest road name to WD18 7RD is Southsea Avenue which is centered 40 m away.

The nearest bus stop is Harwoods Road and is 113 m away. Access to the Metro/Tram is 723 m away at Watford Underground Station The closest railway station is Watford High Street Rail Station, 1.18 km away.

The closest primary school to WD18 7RD (for ages 11 and under) is Chater Junior School. It achieved an OFSTED rating of Outstanding on June 21, 2013. The closest secondary school (for ages 11-18) is Watford Grammar School for Boys. The last OFSTED inspection on October 14, 2021 rated this school as Outstanding

The nearest takeaway food is available from China Garden and is 99 m distant. The FSA rated this establishment as Satisfactory on September 25, 2019.

Policing for WD18 7RD 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 7RD and their respective distances.

Nearby Roads

A list of road names near to WD18 7RD, and the approximate distance away.

Southsea Avenue 40 m
Westend Mews 75 m
Burton Avenue 113 m
Durban Road West 133 m
Harwoods Road 136 m
Mildred Avenue 164 m
Kensington Avenue 188 m
Chester Road 200 m
Kings Avenue 228 m
Christie Court 232 m
Durban Road East 240 m
Pretoria Road 254 m
Princes Avenue 263 m
Park Avenue 284 m
Rickmansworth Road 295 m


Information about the postcode WD18 7RD

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 7RD - Data from 2020-2021

School Ofsted Rating
(Last Inspection)
Chater Infant School Good
(January 30, 2019)
0 m
Chater Junior School Outstanding
(June 21, 2013)
394 m
Watford Grammar School for Boys Outstanding
(October 14, 2021)
417 m
West Herts College Good
(December 10, 2021)
719 m
Laurance Haines School Good
(September 26, 2019)
760 m
Watford Grammar School for Girls 899 m
Lanchester Primary School Good
(July 10, 2019)
947 m
Westfield Academy Good
(December 11, 2019)
951 m
Watford St John's Church of England Primary School Good
(June 6, 2019)
1.01 km
St Anthony's Catholic Primary School Good
(September 22, 2021)
1.04 km
Watford Field School (Infant & Nursery) Good
(March 7, 2017)
1.11 km
Field Junior School Outstanding
(November 24, 2017)
1.18 km
Central Primary School Good
(November 8, 2017)
1.19 km
Ascot Road Primary School Good
(June 21, 2017)
1.19 km
Holywell Primary School Good
(November 29, 2017)
1.25 km
Croxley Danes School Good
(January 26, 2022)
1.69 km
Cassiobury Junior School Outstanding
(May 13, 2008)
1.73 km
Nascot Wood Junior School Outstanding
(January 15, 2010)
1.85 km
Nascot Wood Infant and Nursery School Outstanding
(June 28, 2011)
1.86 km
Cassiobury Infant and Nursery School Outstanding
(March 23, 2011)
1.9 km

Nearby Food

Food establishments with their establishment type, FSA rating score, date of last inspection and approximate distance from WD18 7RD - Data from Apr 2022

Name Type Rating
(Last Inspection)
HCL @ Chater Infant School School/college/university 5
Very Good
March 12, 2020
0 m
Abdullah Halal Butchers Retailers - other 3
May 6, 2021
99 m
Bar Celos Cafe Restaurant Restaurant/Cafe/Canteen 3
June 2, 2021
99 m
Brazuca Bar Restaurant/Cafe/Canteen 1
Needs Major Improvement
May 4, 2021
99 m
China Garden Takeaway/sandwich shop 3
September 25, 2019
99 m
DKSR Retailers - other 4
December 11, 2019
99 m
Gill's Superstore Retailers - other 2
Needs Improvement
February 3, 2022
99 m
Tesco Retailers - supermarkets/hypermarkets 5
Very Good
December 8, 2020
99 m
Watford Food & Wine Retailers - other 5
Very Good
December 15, 2015
99 m
Medina Food Store Retailers - other 4
October 15, 2019
110 m
Abacos Bar 2 Restaurant/Cafe/Canteen 3
May 11, 2021
139 m
Kams Chickens And Pizza Takeaway/sandwich shop 3
February 2, 2022
171 m
St. Anthonys Residential Home Hospitals/Childcare/Caring Premises 5
Very Good
February 4, 2020
183 m
St. Michael & All Angels Church Other catering premises Awaiting Inspection
183 m
Mint Takeaway/sandwich shop 5
Very Good
February 26, 2019
195 m
Urmi News Retailers - other Exempt
February 13, 2020
209 m
Zeb Super Stores Retailers - other 3
July 8, 2019
209 m
Amberside Care Home Hospitals/Childcare/Caring Premises 4
March 2, 2020
239 m
The Park Nursery Hospitals/Childcare/Caring Premises 5
Very Good
September 27, 2019
239 m
Rickmansworth Road Guest House Hotel/bed & breakfast/guest house 4
March 9, 2018
250 m

Nearby Travel Links

Bus stops, train stations, taxi ranks and airports near to WD18 7RD - Data from Apr 2022

Harwoods Road Bus Stop/Station 113 m
Harwoods Road Bus Stop/Station 162 m
Durban Road Bus Stop/Station 164 m
Durban Road Bus Stop/Station 259 m
Shepherds Road Bus Stop/Station 267 m
Watford Underground Station Metro/Tram 723 m
Watford Underground Station Metro/Tram 730 m
Watford Underground Station Metro/Tram 795 m
Watford High Street Rail Station Rail 1.18 km
Watford Junction Rail Station Rail 1.38 km
Watford Junction Rail Station Rail 1.38 km
London Luton Airport Air 25.25 km
London Stansted Airport Air 53.22 km

Nearby Nature

Woodland, hills, greenspaces, water and other natural features near to WD18 7RD - Data from Dec 2021

Watford Pond Inland Water 780 m
Carpdell Lake Inland Water 1.17 km
Tommy Deacon's Hill Hill Or Mountain 1.42 km
The Dell Valley 1.72 km
Icedale Wood Woodland Or Forest 2.07 km
Hampermill Lake Inland Water 2.1 km
Jacotts Hill Hill Or Mountain 2.21 km
Scotts Wood Woodland Or Forest 2.26 km
Rough Wood Woodland Or Forest 2.28 km
Hampermill Wood Woodland Or Forest 2.39 km
Big Wood Woodland Or Forest 2.45 km
Charlotte's Vale Valley 2.46 km
Round Hill Hill Or Mountain 2.54 km
Sherwoods Wood Woodland Or Forest 2.6 km
Long Valley Wood Woodland Or Forest 2.67 km


Country England
County Hertfordshire
Latitude 51.65376500
Longitude -0.40864300
OS Easting 510185
OS Northing 0196196
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 Vicarage
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 E33027613
Middle Layer Super Output Area
Intermediate Zone
Watford 010
Lower Layer Super Output Area
Data Zone
Watford 010B
Output Area / Small Area 4B1