The Grand Union canal was built to link London to the Midlands. The journey from Watford to London took around a day.
The opening of the London to Birmingham railway in 1837 heralded a new age. Watford was transformed from small country market town to a satellite of London.
Travelling to Watford: Roads
A journey to London by stagecoach took 4 hours. The coaches carried everything, from mail to corpses...