Postcode WD18 8UA (Watford)

Map showing WD18 8UA and nearby postcodes

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

WD18 8UA 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 8UA as Multicultural metropolitans > Rented family living > Commuters with young families.

The closest road name to WD18 8UA is Caxton Way which is centered 38 m away.

The nearest bus stop is Magnet and is 47 m away. Access to the Metro/Tram is 1.01 km away at Croxley Underground Station The closest railway station is Watford High Street Rail Station, 2.65 km away.

The closest primary school to WD18 8UA (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

Gas consumption for the area is rated at 3.4 out of 10. Where 0 are the lowest and 10 are the highest consuming areas in the country respectively.

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

Nearby Roads

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

Caxton Way 38 m
Greenhill Crescent 162 m
Marlins Meadow 255 m
Hatters Lane 305 m
Tolpits Lane 442 m
A4145 442 m
Watford Road 957 m
A404 3.25 km
A412 7.64 km
A411 7.82 km
A5183 14.54 km
M25 19.82 km
A46 111.22 km
M4 119.51 km
M1 120.97 km


Information about the postcode WD18 8UA

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 8UA - Data from 2020-2021

School Ofsted Rating
(Last Inspection)
Ascot Road Primary School Good
(June 21, 2017)
549 m
Holywell Primary School Good
(November 29, 2017)
627 m
St Anthony's Catholic Primary School Good
(September 22, 2021)
655 m
Westfield Academy Good
(December 11, 2019)
744 m
Croxley Danes School Good
(January 26, 2022)
1.05 km
Merchant Taylors' School 1.16 km
Malvern Way Infant and Nursery School Outstanding
(March 7, 2014)
1.19 km
Merchant Taylors' Prep School 1.29 km
Laurance Haines School Good
(September 26, 2019)
1.42 km
Harvey Road Primary School Outstanding
(October 14, 2011)
1.47 km
Watford Grammar School for Boys Outstanding
(October 14, 2021)
1.52 km
Chater Infant School Good
(January 30, 2019)
1.69 km
Yorke Mead Primary School Good
(May 10, 2018)
1.78 km
Rickmansworth School Good
(October 17, 2017)
1.94 km
Little Green Junior School Good
(November 9, 2017)
1.96 km
Chater Junior School Outstanding
(June 21, 2013)
2.01 km
Eastbury Farm Primary School Good
(May 10, 2018)
2.19 km
West Herts College Good
(December 10, 2021)
2.31 km
Watford Grammar School for Girls 2.31 km
Lanchester Primary School Good
(July 10, 2019)
2.42 km

Nearby Food

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

Name Type Rating
(Last Inspection)
Diamond Burger Mobile caterer Awaiting Inspection
0 m
Tony And Maria's Cafe Restaurant/Cafe/Canteen 3
September 19, 2019
189 m
Watford Observer Staff Canteen Restaurant/Cafe/Canteen 4
November 1, 2019
190 m
Choice Menu Retailers - other 5
Very Good
September 24, 2021
259 m
Elior UK PLC @ Croxley Park Restaurant/Cafe/Canteen 5
Very Good
March 22, 2019
259 m
Country Kitchen Mobile caterer 4
February 26, 2019
309 m
Salvatore Iannotta Retailers - other 4
May 24, 2017
309 m
Best Before Project Retailers - other 5
Very Good
February 21, 2022
362 m
Dream Earth Retailers - other Awaiting Inspection
362 m
Elior UK @ Nissan Training Centre Restaurant/Cafe/Canteen 5
Very Good
May 22, 2019
362 m
HCL @ Clement Danes School School/college/university 4
November 21, 2019
362 m
BaxterStorey @ Camelot UK Ltd Restaurant/Cafe/Canteen 5
Very Good
November 2, 2018
418 m
Boys & Girls Nursery Hospitals/Childcare/Caring Premises 5
Very Good
September 14, 2021
477 m
Sherpa Kids England @ Ascot Road Community Free School School/college/university 5
Very Good
October 24, 2019
549 m
Squirrells Nurseries - Watford West Hospitals/Childcare/Caring Premises Awaiting Inspection
549 m
Storm Technologies Restaurant/Cafe/Canteen 4
April 15, 2021
593 m
Xtra Time Kidz Club Hospitals/Childcare/Caring Premises 5
Very Good
June 9, 2021
611 m
My Beauty And Care Distributors/Transporters 5
Very Good
May 12, 2021
623 m
Holywell Primary School School/college/university 5
Very Good
June 9, 2021
627 m
HCL @ St. Anthonys Catholic Primary School School/college/university 5
Very Good
October 3, 2019
655 m

Nearby Travel Links

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

Magnet Bus Stop/Station 47 m
Jewson Bus Stop/Station 111 m
Watford Enterprise Centre Bus Stop/Station 156 m
Caxton Court Bus Stop/Station 227 m
Croxley Park Management Centre Bus Stop/Station 258 m
Croxley Underground Station Metro/Tram 1.01 km
Croxley Underground Station Metro/Tram 1.01 km
Croxley Underground Station Metro/Tram 1.05 km
Watford High Street Rail Station Rail 2.65 km
Bushey Rail Station Rail 2.9 km
Bushey Rail Station Rail 2.9 km
London Luton Airport Air 26.48 km
London Stansted Airport Air 54.89 km

Nearby Nature

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

Hampermill Lake Inland Water 946 m
Long Valley Wood Woodland Or Forest 1.12 km
Carpdell Lake Inland Water 1.27 km
Tolpits Plantation Woodland Or Forest 1.37 km
Tolpits Lake Inland Water 1.5 km
Hampermill Wood Woodland Or Forest 1.58 km
Castles Lake Inland Water 1.59 km
Thurlows Lake Inland Water 1.72 km
Croxleyhall Wood Woodland Or Forest 1.79 km
Kingfisher Pool Inland Water 1.86 km
Stanleys Pool Inland Water 1.86 km
Hampermill Spring Woodland Or Forest 1.87 km
Green Knoll Hill Or Mountain 1.94 km
Round Spring Woodland Or Forest 1.96 km
Big Wood Woodland Or Forest 1.99 km

Gas Consumption

7 meters consuming 155,727 kWh - mean 22,247 kWh : median 3,796 kWh

Energy usage data for WD18 8UA - Data from 2020


Country England
County Hertfordshire
Latitude 51.64401400
Longitude -0.42736200
OS Easting 508912
OS Northing 0195083
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: Commuters with 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 E33024445
Middle Layer Super Output Area
Intermediate Zone
Watford 011
Lower Layer Super Output Area
Data Zone
Watford 011D
Output Area / Small Area 4A3