Watford lies just 17 miles northwest of Central London.  As we excitedly prepare for the world premiere of Mike Bartlett’s AN INTERVENTION at Watford Palace Theatre tonight (playing until 3 May), we consulted with our pals at Watford to bring you this guide to the town’s top 5 hang-outs. Starting with:

1. CASSIOBURY PARK

“…comprising of over 190 acres of green space stretching from Watford town centre to woodland and countryside to the west of the town.”

With the increased  likelihood of the sun peeping out, the largest public open space in Watford sounds like the perfect place for anything spontaneous – from picnics, to bike-rides or just long walks to take in all that’s on offer around the park.

2. OCEAN BELLS

“…great tasting food, professionally brewed espresso coffee, loose leaf tea and good hospitality.”

Just wait ’til you see the cake menu. Word has spread about their banana loaf and vanilla cupcakes… and once you set foot, you might never leave.  (This will certainly be the case for Team PP).

3. TARBOUSH

“…a little bit of the Middle East in the centre of Watford.”

A Mediterranean restaurant located in the heart of Watford, Tarboush is the perfect spot to grab lunch, drinks with friends or spend a chilled out evening dining. Plus – there’s a great Shisha garden.

4. BODEGA

“Our feel is 1920’s speakeasy meets jazz club with heavy drapes and deep leather sofas to offer a welcome that’s akin to a long hot bath after a rough day.”

A lovely, intimate place for relaxed drinks.

5. THE HORNS

Conveniently located just a few minutes walk from Watford Palace Theatre and Bar Bordega, The Horns might be the perfect place for an all out post-show party. With live music, an impressive selection of drinks and even traditional pub food, this sounds like the perfect place to let your hair down. So, we’ll see you there?

– B.