Warner Bros. Studio Tour London: The Making of Harry Potter

The Harry Potter film series made Leavesden its home for more than ten years. As the books were still being released while the films were being made, the production crew saved many of the iconic sets, props and costumes that were created especially for the films – just in case they were ever needed later on in the

The team behind Warner Bros. Studio Tour London – The Making of Harry Potter wanted to preserve and showcase these iconic props, costumes and sets so that Harry Potter fans could experience the magic of filmmaking first-hand. Many of the original cast and crew returned to reassemble the sets and record their memories from filming, and on 31st March 2012, the Studio Tour opened its doors.

Set adjacent to the working film studios where all eight Harry Potter films were made, the Studio Tour offers visitors the unique opportunity to explore two soundstages and a backlot filled with original sets, animatronic creatures and breathtaking special effects.

Mercure London Watford Hotel is just a ten minute drive away from the attraction. 

Graduation Parties & Ceremonies

Graduation Parties & Ceremonies

The end of University and College life is a big moment for anyone. That’s why you want the occasion to be as memorable as possible.

Friends, family and fellow students all make such days great fun and something to be remembered forever.

We can help with every aspect of planning and coordinating a graduation party or ceremony, so that everyone is sure to have an incredible time.

Proms

Celebrate Prom Night in style!

Celebrate the end of exams, the end of school and the end of an era with our great Prom Packages.

We’ll help you make sure the party goes off in style, with up to 200 Prom Kings and Queens.

Let us take the strain of planning, so that the guests can get down to the serious business of partying.

Christenings

Christenings

What better way to celebrate the christening of a child than with friends and family in beautiful surroundings.

We can help you to plan every aspect of the happy day to ensure that it’s perfect.

Wakes, Memorials & Celebrating a Life

Wakes, Memorials & Celebrating a Life

Our highly experienced team understands that it can be difficult to face organising post-funeral arrangements for a loved one. The last thing you want to worry about is managing caterers, florists, room layouts and everything else involved with organising a gathering of this nature.

Our experienced staff at Mercure London Watford Hotel are here to help and can tend to your requirements with the sensitivity and professionalism you would expect.

We are here to help…

  • Experienced and understanding staff
  • Professional and sensitive approach
  • Private and respectful
  • Assistance for infirm and disabled guest if required
  • Dedicated Event Coordinator
  • Flexible food and refreshment packages
  • Our dedicated Event Coordinator will look after you and your arrangements, helping to ensure all of your specific requirements are met on the day.

Please contact our Event Coordinator to discuss your requirements and arrange a time to view the hotel’s facilities.

Watford Colosseum

Watford Colosseum is a 1,309 seat venue in the heart of Watford and is home to the best live music and entertainment outside London.

Watford Colosseum was built in 1938 as the Watford Town Hall Assembly Rooms to the design of architect Charles Cowles-Voysey and acoustician Hope Bagenal. Bagenal’s other acoustic projects include the refurbishment of the Royal Albert Hall and the construction of the Royal Festival Hall.

Watford’s premier concert venue is world renowned for its acoustic qualities. Julian Lloyd Webberdescribed Watford Colosseum as “the finest recording venue in the world” and it has been used to record the soundtracks of Lord of the RingsThe Sound of Music and Star Wars. In 1995, Pavarotti came to Watford Colosseum to record Verdi’s Inno delle Nazioni with the Philharmonia Chorus. 

The stage at Watford Colosseum has seen performances from Elton JohnThe Faces (including Ronnie Wood and Rod Stewart), Genesis (with drummer Phil Collins), Marc BolanJeff Lynne’s Electric Light OrchestraOne DirectionRobbie WilliamsJools HollandMelanie COasis and many, many more.

Bicester Village

Discover a world of luxury at Bicester Village, the ultimate shopping destination. Home to more than 160 fashion and lifestyle boutiques, Bicester Village is located in the beautiful Oxfordshire countryside, only 20 mins away from Oxford.

Find boutiques of leading British and international luxury fashion brands with savings of up to 60%* all year round, including Alexander McQueen, Armani, Bally, Coach, Fendi, Givenchy, Gucci, Marc Jacobs, Mulberry, Oscar de la Renta, Paul Smith, Saint Laurent Paris, Stella McCartney, Tod’s, Valentino and many more.

The Village offers a wide range of services to enhance your visit, including Hands-free Shopping, VIP Lounge, Valet Parking, the award-winning Bicester Visitor Centre, an onsite Tax Refund, currency exchange service, personal shopper, luggage drop and home delivery. The Village has a comprehensive multilingual concierge service and you can also earn miles and rewards with 14 airlines via Frequent Flyer programmes when you shop at Bicester Village.

Spacious boulevards, attentive service and a friendly, unhurried atmosphere combine to offer a truly unique retail experience. So much to enjoy, whether it’s browsing prestigious boutiques, or sampling fine food and drink in the Village’s cafés and restaurants.

Wedding Fayre, Sunday 20th January 2019

Wedding Fayre, Sunday 20th January 2019, 11AM – 3PM

Are you look for a venue for your wedding or special occasion? We have plenty of images of the hotel, but nothing beats actually seeing it decked out ready for a wedding!

Come to our Wedding Fayre and see the hotel dressed up for a wedding to show the rooms in their full glory. Enjoy a relaxed opportunity to look around the hotel and its grounds, speak to our wedding team about your plans, meet with a host of exhibitors and suppliers, meet other brides and maybe swap ideas over some tasty canapes!

Please register your interest HERE and feel free to contact us beforehand so we can discuss what we are showing and may be able to arrange things to make sure you see the features that you were particularly interested in. If you cannot make it to our Wedding Fayre, please call us to arrange a private champagne viewing.

SPECIAL OFFERS AVAILABLE ON THE DAY!

Valentine’s Day Three Course Meal

Valentine’s Day Three Course Meal, Thursday 14th February 2019

Enjoy a three-course candle lit dinner with your loved one at the Brasserie at Mercure London Watford Hotel, for only £25 per person.

Add a glass of Prosecco and pay £30 per person.

 

Faulty Towers The Dining Experience, Friday 22 February 2019

Faulty Towers The Dining Experience, Friday 22 February 2019

This globetrotting show is truly quite legendary, selling out in venues from Sydney Opera House to London’s West End, and on tour around Norway, Ireland and the Caribbean. It debuts at the Mercure Watford Hotel in February, but be warned: it will sell out here too, so early booking is essential.

Fully immersive, highly interactive and acclaimed internationally, this is the 5-star show where Basil, Sybil and Manuel serve a 3-course meal alongside a good, strong dollop of mayhem. And it’s 70% improvised, so it’s never the same twice! Great for comedy and theatre fans as well as anyone who fancies an unforgettable meal with a lot of laughs, this show is a truly unique comedy where chaos reigns right from the start.

Born in Australia in 1997, Faulty Towers The Dining Experience is a worldwide hit, performed in around 20 countries a year by 10 teams of actors. With an ongoing residency, too, in the heart of London’s theatre land, it’s clear that Faulty Towers The Dining Experience is the most successful interactive comedy show of its kind.

Doors open 7:00pm; performance starts 7:30pm. £45 pp – all tickets include a 3-course meal and 2-hour interactive show.