Radlett is a small affluent town situated on either side of the ancient Roman Road of Watling Street (now the A5183). The town is surrounded by countryside but has a number of larger towns nearby that provide employment, shopping and other services to the residents of Radlett. These towns include Borehamwood (3 miles south east), Watford (4 miles south west) and St Albans (5 miles north).|
The town centre has local shops, estate agents and amenities to serve the local population. For a town of its size, it has a good choice of restaurants and pubs along with numerous sports facilities. Radlett Lawn Tennis and Squash Club is situated near the town centre and the town also has an active cricket club and rugby club.
For entertainment, the modern Radlett Centre attracts an audience from surrounding towns with its shows, concerts and other performances.
Radlett train station is situated on the Thameslink train line and is one stop south of St Albans. The journey to London Kings Cross takes about 25 minutes and so makes Radlett a popular place to live for commuters.