Postcode WD18 8QU (Watford)

Map showing WD18 8QU and nearby postcodes

The postcode WD18 8QU is located in Watford, in the county of Hertfordshire. It was introduced in December 2000 and is an active postcode. WD18 8QU is a small user postcode that may contain upto 100 addresses (but 15 is more typical).

WD18 8QU is one of the most deprived areas in the country. It rates as a 2.2 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 8QU as Multicultural metropolitans > Rented family living > Social renting young families.

The closest road name to WD18 8QU is Greenhill Crescent which is centered 186 m away.

The nearest bus stop is Faraday Close and is 41 m away. Access to the Metro/Tram is 1.09 km away at Croxley Underground Station The closest railway station is Watford High Street Rail Station, 2.43 km away.

The closest primary school to WD18 8QU (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

Residents reported an average download speed of 43.7 Mbps and an average upload speed of 10.4 Mbps in a 2017 OFCOM broadband survey.

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

Nearby Roads

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

Greenhill Crescent 186 m
Hatters Lane 250 m
Marlins Meadow 263 m
The Boulevard 285 m
Woodshots Meadow 294 m
Caxton Way 332 m
Ascot Road 396 m
Croxley View 399 m
Blackmoor Lane 400 m
Sycamore Road 572 m
Tolpits Lane 731 m
A4145 731 m
Watford Road 996 m
A404 3.55 km
A411 7.68 km


Information about the postcode WD18 8QU

Introduction December 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 8QU - Data from 2020-2021

School Ofsted Rating
(Last Inspection)
Ascot Road Primary School Good
(June 21, 2017)
241 m
St Anthony's Catholic Primary School Good
(September 22, 2021)
389 m
Westfield Academy Good
(December 11, 2019)
488 m
Holywell Primary School Good
(November 29, 2017)
542 m
Croxley Danes School Good
(January 26, 2022)
874 m
Malvern Way Infant and Nursery School Outstanding
(March 7, 2014)
1.17 km
Watford Grammar School for Boys Outstanding
(October 14, 2021)
1.22 km
Laurance Haines School Good
(September 26, 2019)
1.24 km
Merchant Taylors' School 1.4 km
Chater Infant School Good
(January 30, 2019)
1.41 km
Merchant Taylors' Prep School 1.6 km
Harvey Road Primary School Outstanding
(October 14, 2011)
1.61 km
Chater Junior School Outstanding
(June 21, 2013)
1.75 km
Yorke Mead Primary School Good
(May 10, 2018)
1.8 km
Little Green Junior School Good
(November 9, 2017)
1.86 km
West Herts College Good
(December 10, 2021)
2.01 km
Rickmansworth School Good
(October 17, 2017)
2.09 km
Watford Grammar School for Girls 2.09 km
Lanchester Primary School Good
(July 10, 2019)
2.12 km
Field Junior School Outstanding
(November 24, 2017)
2.26 km

Nearby Food

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

Name Type Rating
(Last Inspection)
Country Kitchen Mobile caterer 4
February 26, 2019
0 m
Salvatore Iannotta Retailers - other 4
May 24, 2017
0 m
Tony And Maria's Cafe Restaurant/Cafe/Canteen 3
September 19, 2019
211 m
Sherpa Kids England @ Ascot Road Community Free School School/college/university 5
Very Good
October 24, 2019
241 m
Squirrells Nurseries - Watford West Hospitals/Childcare/Caring Premises Awaiting Inspection
241 m
Elior UK PLC @ Croxley Park Restaurant/Cafe/Canteen 5
Very Good
March 22, 2019
293 m
Boys & Girls Nursery Hospitals/Childcare/Caring Premises 5
Very Good
September 14, 2021
296 m
Diamond Burger Mobile caterer Awaiting Inspection
309 m
Storm Technologies Restaurant/Cafe/Canteen 4
April 15, 2021
332 m
HCL @ St. Anthonys Catholic Primary School School/college/university 5
Very Good
October 3, 2019
389 m
Morrison's Retailers - supermarkets/hypermarkets 5
Very Good
June 19, 2018
399 m
Choice Menu Retailers - other 5
Very Good
September 24, 2021
401 m
Westfield Family Centre Hospitals/Childcare/Caring Premises 5
Very Good
November 1, 2018
464 m
Westfield Pre School, A Community Interest Company School/college/university 4
February 2, 2022
464 m
Watford Observer Staff Canteen Restaurant/Cafe/Canteen 4
November 1, 2019
487 m
IFG @ Westfield Academy School/college/university 5
Very Good
November 5, 2021
488 m
Drink 'N Party Retailers - other 5
Very Good
May 10, 2021
488 m
Cafe West @ West Watford Free Church Restaurant/Cafe/Canteen 5
Very Good
February 5, 2019
524 m
Holywell Primary School School/college/university 5
Very Good
June 9, 2021
542 m
Rising Sun, Brewers Fayre Restaurant/Cafe/Canteen 5
Very Good
March 3, 2020
557 m

Nearby Travel Links

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

Faraday Close Bus Stop/Station 41 m
Faraday Close Bus Stop/Station 94 m
Couper House Bus Stop/Station 157 m
Woodshots Meadow Bus Stop/Station 187 m
Ascot Road Bus Stop/Station 188 m
Croxley Underground Station Metro/Tram 1.09 km
Croxley Underground Station Metro/Tram 1.09 km
Croxley Underground Station Metro/Tram 1.14 km
Watford High Street Rail Station Rail 2.43 km
Bushey Rail Station Rail 2.75 km
Watford Junction Rail Station Rail 2.75 km
London Luton Airport Air 26.19 km
London Stansted Airport Air 54.62 km

Nearby Nature

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

Carpdell Lake Inland Water 988 m
Hampermill Lake Inland Water 1.15 km
Long Valley Wood Woodland Or Forest 1.3 km
Tolpits Plantation Woodland Or Forest 1.66 km
Hampermill Wood Woodland Or Forest 1.74 km
Tolpits Lake Inland Water 1.76 km
Castles Lake Inland Water 1.86 km
Croxleyhall Wood Woodland Or Forest 1.97 km
Thurlows Lake Inland Water 1.98 km
Hampermill Spring Woodland Or Forest 2.05 km
Big Wood Woodland Or Forest 2.09 km
Kingfisher Pool Inland Water 2.1 km
Round Spring Woodland Or Forest 2.12 km
Stanleys Pool Inland Water 2.12 km
Tommy Deacon's Hill Hill Or Mountain 2.14 km


Broadband availability and performance statistics for WD18 8QU - Data from Ofcom 2017

All Speeds Median Avg Max
Download 44.9 Mbps 43.7 Mbps 79.67 Mbps
Upload 10.6 Mbps 10.4 Mbps 20 Mbps
Speed Band
Avg Mbps
Avg Mbps
0-2 Mbps 6.5 0.5
2-5 Mbps - -
5-10 Mbps - -
10-30 Mbps 10 1
30-300 Mbps 79.7 20
300+ Mbps - -


Country England
County Hertfordshire
Latitude 51.64647300
Longitude -0.42531800
OS Easting 509049
OS Northing 0195360
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: Rented family living
Subgroup: Social renting young families
Rural-Urban Classification (England/Wales) Urban major conurbation
Built-Up Area Greater London BUA
Built-Up Area Sub-Division Watford BUASD
Workplace Zone E33024448
Middle Layer Super Output Area
Intermediate Zone
Watford 011
Lower Layer Super Output Area
Data Zone
Watford 011D
Output Area / Small Area 4A1