Reading is a popular city that accommodates for all which is only 36 miles from central London. Travelling around Reading is simple with local train stations around the area and a great bus service that operates in the town and straight through the centre.
Known as an excellent retail hotspot, located in central Reading is the Oracle shopping centre which has around 80 stores for you to browse, including Zara and House of Fraser, with both department and some high end brands.
Right in the heart of town is the impressive Reading Abbey, founded by Henry I in 1121. There to explore the ruins, it hosts as a fantastic and historic day out. You could also check out Reading museum which is small and quaint, displaying Readings history including its industry growth.
If you’re looking to venture out of the city, Wellington Country Park is a beautiful stop a few miles from the town centre, which has a beautiful lake and somewhere to relax.
For all the sports fans, visit Madejski Stadium to watch the local team Reading FC play a match or catch numerous other sports teams play around the area . Enjoy a great atmosphere and be entertained in the Hexagon, a multipurpose venue displaying a range of theatre shows and events such as comedy nights or dance performances.
In the summer time, Reading holds one of the best music festivals in Richfield Avenue with a great line up of famous acts every year, Reading Festival is not one to miss out. The city offers great entertainment, especially during the evening with lots of restaurants, clubs and bars including its most famous and oldest bar, The Purple Turtle - you’re guaranteed a fun night out.
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