Postcode WD18 8AL (Watford)

Map showing WD18 8AL and nearby postcodes

The postcode WD18 8AL is located in Watford, in the county of Hertfordshire. It was introduced in July 2013 and is an active postcode. WD18 8AL is a large user postcode, usually allocated to a single address receiving at least 500 mail items per day.

WD18 8AL 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 8AL as Ethnicity central > Aspirational techies > New EU tech workers.

The closest road name to WD18 8AL is Ascot Road which is centered 95 m away.

The nearest bus stop is Cassiobridge Road and is 101 m away. Access to the Metro/Tram is 819 m away at Watford Underground Station The closest railway station is Watford High Street Rail Station, 2.25 km away.

The closest primary school to WD18 8AL (for ages 11 and under) is Ascot Road Primary School. It achieved an OFSTED rating of Good on June 21, 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 local pub for residents of WD18 8AL is The Spirit Store and is 190 m away. The Food Standards Agency (FSA) rated it as Very Good on June 7, 2017. The nearest takeaway food is available from Happy Palace and is 190 m distant. The FSA rated this establishment as Very Good on October 24, 2018.

Policing for WD18 8AL 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 8AL and their respective distances.

Nearby Roads

A list of road names near to WD18 8AL, and the approximate distance away.

Ascot Road 95 m
Printers Avenue 124 m
Maythorne Close 170 m
Raven Close 171 m
The Gateway 173 m
Cassiobridge Road 204 m
Beggars Bush Lane 224 m
The Boulevard 270 m
Chestnut Court 318 m
Gade Close 330 m
Blackmoor Lane 405 m
King Georges Avenue 412 m
Whippendell Road 683 m
Rickmansworth Road 926 m
Watford Road 1.1 km


Information about the postcode WD18 8AL

Introduction July 2013
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 8AL - Data from 2020-2021

School Ofsted Rating
(Last Inspection)
Ascot Road Primary School Good
(June 21, 2017)
285 m
St Anthony's Catholic Primary School Good
(September 22, 2021)
434 m
Westfield Academy Good
(December 11, 2019)
494 m
Croxley Danes School Good
(January 26, 2022)
651 m
Watford Grammar School for Boys Outstanding
(October 14, 2021)
822 m
Holywell Primary School Good
(November 29, 2017)
827 m
Chater Infant School Good
(January 30, 2019)
1.12 km
Malvern Way Infant and Nursery School Outstanding
(March 7, 2014)
1.16 km
Laurance Haines School Good
(September 26, 2019)
1.23 km
Chater Junior School Outstanding
(June 21, 2013)
1.5 km
West Herts College Good
(December 10, 2021)
1.61 km
Little Green Junior School Good
(November 9, 2017)
1.65 km
Lanchester Primary School Good
(July 10, 2019)
1.68 km
Yorke Mead Primary School Good
(May 10, 2018)
1.79 km
Cassiobury Junior School Outstanding
(May 13, 2008)
1.8 km
Harvey Road Primary School Outstanding
(October 14, 2011)
1.8 km
Merchant Taylors' School 1.87 km
Watford Grammar School for Girls 1.93 km
Cassiobury Infant and Nursery School Outstanding
(March 23, 2011)
1.97 km
Merchant Taylors' Prep School 2.07 km

Nearby Food

Food establishments with their establishment type, FSA rating score, date of last inspection and approximate distance from WD18 8AL - Data from Apr 2022

Name Type Rating
(Last Inspection)
Drink 'N Party Retailers - other 5
Very Good
May 10, 2021
0 m
Rising Sun, Brewers Fayre Restaurant/Cafe/Canteen 5
Very Good
March 3, 2020
71 m
Budgens Retailers - supermarkets/hypermarkets 5
Very Good
January 30, 2020
130 m
The Chase Care Centre Hospitals/Childcare/Caring Premises 4
October 26, 2021
130 m
Watford Day Nursery Hospitals/Childcare/Caring Premises 5
Very Good
February 3, 2020
130 m
Morrison's Retailers - supermarkets/hypermarkets 5
Very Good
June 19, 2018
175 m
Happy Palace Takeaway/sandwich shop 5
Very Good
October 24, 2018
190 m
Micron's Mini Mart Retailers - other 3
June 9, 2021
190 m
Pucka Tucka Restaurant/Cafe/Canteen 5
Very Good
February 20, 2020
190 m
The Spirit Store Pub/bar/nightclub 5
Very Good
June 7, 2017
190 m
Storm Technologies Restaurant/Cafe/Canteen 4
April 15, 2021
246 m
Sherpa Kids England @ Ascot Road Community Free School School/college/university 5
Very Good
October 24, 2019
285 m
Squirrells Nurseries - Watford West Hospitals/Childcare/Caring Premises Awaiting Inspection
285 m
Boys & Girls Nursery Hospitals/Childcare/Caring Premises 5
Very Good
September 14, 2021
418 m
HCL @ St. Anthonys Catholic Primary School School/college/university 5
Very Good
October 3, 2019
434 m
Country Kitchen Mobile caterer 4
February 26, 2019
488 m
Salvatore Iannotta Retailers - other 4
May 24, 2017
488 m
IFG @ Westfield Academy School/college/university 5
Very Good
November 5, 2021
494 m
Westfield Family Centre Hospitals/Childcare/Caring Premises 5
Very Good
November 1, 2018
529 m
Westfield Pre School, A Community Interest Company School/college/university 4
February 2, 2022
529 m

Nearby Travel Links

Bus stops, train stations, taxi ranks and airports near to WD18 8AL - Data from Apr 2022

Cassiobridge Road Bus Stop/Station 101 m
Morrisons Bus Stop/Station 176 m
Cassiobridge Road Bus Stop/Station 183 m
Ascot Road Bus Stop/Station 292 m
Rickmansworth Road Bus Stop/Station 307 m
Watford Underground Station Metro/Tram 819 m
Watford Underground Station Metro/Tram 873 m
Watford Underground Station Metro/Tram 889 m
Watford High Street Rail Station Rail 2.25 km
Watford Junction Rail Station Rail 2.37 km
Watford Junction Rail Station Rail 2.37 km
London Luton Airport Air 25.7 km
London Stansted Airport Air 54.31 km

Nearby Nature

Woodland, hills, greenspaces, water and other natural features near to WD18 8AL - Data from Dec 2021

Carpdell Lake Inland Water 516 m
Long Valley Wood Woodland Or Forest 1.57 km
Hampermill Lake Inland Water 1.6 km
Jacotts Hill Hill Or Mountain 1.79 km
Watford Pond Inland Water 1.83 km
Dell Wood Woodland Or Forest 1.95 km
Long Newland's Spring Woodland Or Forest 1.99 km
Tolpits Plantation Woodland Or Forest 2.07 km
Tolpits Lake Inland Water 2.13 km
Hampermill Wood Woodland Or Forest 2.15 km
Tommy Deacon's Hill Hill Or Mountain 2.16 km
Newland's Spring Woodland Or Forest 2.19 km
Croxleyhall Wood Woodland Or Forest 2.2 km
Round Newland's Spring Woodland Or Forest 2.21 km
Castles Lake Inland Water 2.24 km


Country England
County Hertfordshire
Latitude 51.65079000
Longitude -0.42407000
OS Easting 509125
OS Northing 0195842
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: Ethnicity central
Group: Aspirational techies
Subgroup: New EU tech workers
Rural-Urban Classification (England/Wales) Urban major conurbation
Built-Up Area Greater London BUA
Built-Up Area Sub-Division Watford BUASD
Workplace Zone E33027617
Middle Layer Super Output Area
Intermediate Zone
Watford 011
Lower Layer Super Output Area
Data Zone
Watford 011E
Output Area / Small Area 3D1