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County - Berkshire | Map
Tel code: 0118 | code search
Postcode: RG1 | code search
Population: 250000
Council: Reading Borough
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Birthplace of:
William Laud Elizabeth Taylor Howard Davies Chris Tarrant Will Young Ricky Gervais Sam Mendes Raj Persaud Kate Winslet Arthur Negus Charles Simeon John Soane Charlie Brooker Kate Middleton Mike Oldfield
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Folk Customs:
Beating the Bounds
Eton Wall Game
Hungerford Hocktide Court
Swan Upping
Ufton Nervet Bread and Cloth Dole

Reading Events

March
Alternative Queen of Reading
Annual Charity Pancake in aid of British Heart Foundation
Beale Park Country & Craft Fair
Reading Half Marathon
Reading Vintage Toyfair

April
Easter Egg Trail in Caversham Court

May
Launchpad Big Sleep Out
Reading Children's Festival

June
Beale Park Boat Show
Reading Arts Week
Reading Children's Festival
Reading Water Fest

July
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Race for Life
Reading Arts Week
Reading Fringe Festival

August
Berkshire 4x4 Motor Show
Inland Waterways Assoc National Festival & Boat Show
Reading Festival
Reading Fringe Festival

September
Reading & Wokingham Country Show
Reading Pride

October
German Beer Fest
Real Vintage and Good Food Market

December
BHF Santa Jog – Reading
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"Some of the countryside surrounding the town is glorious. Get out and have a look at some of the villages - Eric


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Reading - the county town of Royal Berkshire - is a place of surprising contrasts. The town has existed since around 800 AD, and blends the very best of old and new - old from coaching inns and Victorian gothic public buildings to imposing modern offices.
The town is ideally situated just 25 minutes drive from Heathrow, on the M4 corridor between London and South Wales. While we are surrounded by beautiful countryside, our excellent transport links put us in easy reach of Britain's most popular tourist attractions - Windsor, Oxford and London are under an hour, the Midlands and South Wales just 2 hours, whether you choose to travel by road or hi-speed train.
People come to Reading for all sorts of reasons - many to enjoy shopping in our attractive centre. Others come to enjoy the beautiful riverside scenery and parkland (the town sits between the Thames and the Kennet), the nearby historic houses, exciting children's playparks, or our remarkable history.
The museum of Reading is the perfect starting point if you want to discover the town - exciting and unusual exhibits tell the story of Reading from our earliest Saxon settlers. The Museum also features the important Silchester collection of Roman remains, and Britain's Bayeux Tapestry - a full-size Victorian replica of the world's most famous embroidery, and a hugely popular tourist attraction. Next you can explore the beautiful Forbury Gardens and Abbey Ruins - the site of one of England's most magnificent Abbeys. Henry I. the Abbey's founder, is buried here. In an era saturated with history, two literary figures stand out - for here stands Reading Prison, made famous by inmate Oscar Wilde's great epic poem The Ballad of Reading Gaol, and nearby is the Abbey Gateway where Jane Austen went to school.
Stroll along the Kennet, and just up from the prison you'll find Blake's Lock Museum, packed with exhibits from our recent industrial and social history.
For those who enjoy more lively entertainment, Reading's nightlife is varied and colourful - from live music in a wide choice of town centre pubs, to The Hexagon Theatre, arts centres, open air cafes, nightclubs, casinos and more.
A crowded calendar of special events gives people more reasons to come back to our town. Highlights include the famous Rock Festival, Children's Festival, WaterFest, WOMAD International Festival...whenever you choose to stay in Reading we can guarantee you a choice of outstanding entertainment.

Accountant

Annuity Arrow
Delaney Browne Accountancy Ltd
Edmonds Accountancy
The Norton Practice
Winterstake Financial Management Ltd

Afloat

Bridge Boats

Association

British Chiropractic Association
Metal Packaging Association
Tenant Farmers Association

Attraction

Basildon Park
Beale Park
Dinton Pastures Country Park
Englefield House & Garden
Herb Farm and Saxon Maze
Joe Daisy Studio
Loddon Brewery Ltd
Mapledurham House and Watermill
Museum of English Rural Life
Museum of Reading
Reading Abbey and Forbury Gardens

Reading Museum & Town Hall
REME Museum of Technology
Riverside Museum at Blake's Lock
UK Wolf Centre
Ure Museum of Greek Archaeology
Valley Vineyards

Budget

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Crowne Plaza Reading *book online*
Crystal Guest House *book online*
Fawley Bridge *book online*
Novotel Reading Centre *book online*
Parkside International Hotel *book online*
Penta Hotel Reading *book online*
Premier Inn Reading (Caversham Bridge) *book online*
Premier Inn Reading Central *book online*
Premier Inn Reading South *book online*
Travelodge Reading Central *book online*
Travelodge Reading M4 Eastbound *book online*
Travelodge Reading M4 Westbound *book online*
Travelodge Reading Oxford Road *book online*

Travelodge Reading Whitley *book online*

Camping

Loddon Court Farm
Wellington Country Park

Care Home

Austen House
Yew Tree Lodge

Casino

Grosvenor Casino
The Reading Sporting Club

Charity

Blindcare
Duchess of Kent House Charity

Church

All Saints, Reading
Holy Trinity, Reading
Minster of St Mary the Virgin, Reading
St Laurence, Reading

Cinema

Vue Reading

Classes

Dance - Caliente Latin Dance
Yoga - Luci Beales

Club

Colorz Venue
Fez Club
Jongleurs Comedy Club
Po Na Na Souk Bar

The Jazz Cafe
The Purple Turtle

Conference Centre

Basildon Park
Green Park
Holiday Inn Reading
Parkview
Regus House
University of Reading

Council

Reading Borough Council

Dentist

AP Lewis
Crosthwiate, John Ray Edward
Kendrick View Dental Practice
London Street Dental Practice
Markham’s Dental Surgery
Mulberry House Dental Surgery
Riverside Dental Practice
The Orthodontist Centre

Doctor

Chatham Street Surgery
Circuit Lane Surgery
Elden Road Surgery

Kennet Surgery
London Street Surgery
Long Barn Lane Surgery
Pembroke Surgery
The Surgery
Western Elm Surgery

Estate Agent

Appleton Estate Agents
Haslams
Neville Turner
Philip Baker & Co
Samuel James
Sherdon Estate Agents
Stuarts Estate Agents & Residential Lettings
Warmingham
Whiteknights Estate Agents

Farmers Market

Reading Farmers Market

Golf Club

Calcot Park
Castle Royle Golf & Country Club
Hennerton
Mapledurham

Reading Golf Club

Health and Fitness Club

Berkshire Diet Centre
Canons Health & Fitness Ltd
David Lloyd Health and Fitness Club
Le Club @ Millemium Madejski Hotel
Loddon Valley Leisure
Spirit Health & Fitness Club
Ultra Health & Fitness

Hostel

Fawley Bridge

Inn

Bird In Hand
Quality Hotel Reading
Shepherds House Inn
The Crown Inn
The George Hotel
The Old House

Market

Indoor Car Boot / Table Top Sale
Reading Farmers Market
Reading Market
Readings Big Car Boot

Performing Arts

Aldworth Philharmonic Orchestra

All Stars
All Stars Academy
Chaconne Brass
Grove Music
Progress Theatre
Reading Festival Chorus
Reading Symphony Orchestra
Reading Theatre College
Stagecoach Maidenhead & Wokingham
The Hexagon

Pub and Bar

Alfreds Head
Allied Arms
Bird In Hand
Chronicle's Cellar Bar
Dove
Eldon Arms
Fishermans Cottage
Flowing Spring
Forbury's Restaurant & Bar
Great House at Sonning

Hobgoblin
Holiday Inn Reading South
Horncastle
Jolly Brewers
Jolly Farmer
Lion Public House
Nags Head
Northumberland
Pheasant
Purple Turtle Ltd
Queens Arms
Red Cow
Red Cow
Rising Sun
Shoulder of Mutton
Square
Sweeney & Todd
The Abbot Cook
Walkabout Inn
Wallingford Arms
Wellington Arms
Whitley Tavern
Wine Cellar & Cafe
Yates's Wine Lodge

Restaurant

Bird In Hand
Bistro Je T'aime
Caversham Restaurant
Cerise Restaurant & Bar
Chilli & Spice
Chronicle's Cellar Bar
Cilantro
Dolce Vita
Fishermans Cottage
Flowing Spring
Forbury's Restaurant & Bar
Furama
Great House at Sonning
Holiday Inn Reading South
La Tasca
Miah's Garden Of Gulab

Nino's
Prezzo
Red Cow
Rotisserie (Reading)
Santa Fe
Shanpan
Shepherds House Inn
Shoulder of Mutton
Slug and Lettuce
Star Inn
Sweeney & Todd
The Abbot Cook
The Mill House Hotel
The New Inn
The Red Lion
Wine Cellar & Cafe
Yellow River Cafe

School

Alder Bridge Steiner-Waldorf School
All Saints Infant School
All Saints Junior Free School

All Stars
All Stars Academy
Bradfield College
Coley Park Primary School
Crosfields School
Dolphin School
Elstree School
Oxford Road Community School
Pangbourne College
Reading Blue Coat School
Reading School
Reading Theatre College
St Andrew's School
St Mary’s C of E Primary School
Stagecoach Maidenhead & Wokingham
The Abbey School

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Solicitor

Albin & Co
Andrew Storch
Bowles & Co
Field Seymour Parkes
Kidd Rapinet
Peter AC Sloan Solicitors
Ratcliffe Duce & Gammer
Sarjeant & Sheppard

The Head Partnership Solicitors

Taxi

1st Class Cars
1st Royal Cars
1st Yellow Cars
500 Cars
A B C Cars
A1 Cars Ltd
ABC Taxis
Capital Cars
Eagle Cars
Mini Bus Hire Reading
Pangbourne Taxi Service
Pangbourne Taxi Service
Reading & Berkshire Taxis

Theatre

Progress Theatre
Shinfield Players Theatre & Art Centre
The Hexagon
The Mill
Woodley Theatre

Venue

Basildon Park

Holiday Inn Reading South
Mapledurham House and Watermill
Oakwood Centre
Wokefield Park

Vet

Abbey Veterinary Group

Sports Clubs

Abbey RFC (Rugby Union)
Aldermaston TC (Tennis)
AWE Tadley CC (Cricket)
Berkshire Tai Chi (Martial Arts)
Black Swan Sailing Club (Sailing)
Bradfield TC (Tennis)
Burghfield Sailing Club (Sailing)
Highmoor Ibis (Amateur Football)
Kidmore End CC (Cricket)
London Irish (Rugby Union)
Phoenix & Ranelagh (Women's Hockey)
Phoenix & Ranelagh (Men's Hockey)
Reading Athletic Club (Athletics)
Reading CC (Cycling)
Reading Football Club (Football)

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Reading Hockey Club (Men's Hockey)
Reading Judo Club (Martial Arts)
Reading Offshore Club (Sailing)
Reading RFC (Rugby Union)
Reading Roadrunners (Athletics)
Reading Rockets Basketball Club (Basketball)
Reading YMCA (Amateur Football)
Reading-Ridgeway Womens CC (Cricket)
Shinfield CC (Cricket)
Sonning (Women's Hockey)
Sonning (Men's Hockey)
Spikeopaths VC (Volleyball)
Tadley RFC (Rugby Union)
Tommy's Amateur Boxing Club (Boxing)
Woodcote CC (Cricket)
Woodley Basketball Club (Basketball)

Shops

John Lewis
Debenhams
Blackwells
Bookchoice

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Friar Street Bookshop
St Andrews Bookshop (Reading) Ltd
Jones the Bootmaker
Language Of Flowers
Just Flowers
Daisy Chains
Brambles Floristry
Boots
WM Vicars & Son
Early Learning Centre
Rymans
La Senza
Big Plant Nursery
Henry Street Garden Centre
Primrose Nursery
Waterfield Nursery
Pudding Lane Nursery
The Kulika Trust
Tolhurst Organic Produce
True Food Club
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Vintage Roots
Premier Pet Store
Whittard of Chelsea
High and Mighty
Dorothy Perkins
Fourways Pharmacy
Cotswold Outdoor
Leightons Opticians
Envy
Turners
J D Sports
Evans
The World Shop, Reading
Staples
Carphone Warehouse
Halfords
The Blue Duck Gallery
Frame Direct
Angles of Art
Castle Hill Gallery
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Modern Artists Gallery
Purple Picture Gallery
Gryfton Galleries
Graham Gallery
Blond Fine Art
BodyShop
Hotel Chocolat
Esprit
The Entertainer
Majestic Wine
Toys R Us
Robert Dyas
Thorntons
PC World
Wickes
3 Counties Hydroponics
Mobility One
Holland and Barratt
A Lot of Chocolate
A Lot of Coffee
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There Must Be A Better Way
H Samuel
Ernest Jones
Fantasy Fun Casino
Laura Bartlett Photography
Homebase
All Saints
Mothercare
Gamestation
B&Q
Lemon Grove Gallery
InvestinArt
The Jelly Leg'D Chicken Arts Gallery
No Page Unturned
Chapter One
The Works
Red Garden Manga
Lowdown Records
The Sound Machine
Fudge Vinyl
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Gilberts Butchers
Cavendish Meats
Hussain General Store & Butchers
Carl Woods Butchers Ltd
Medina Butchery
Medina Mini Market
Ali Stores
Food Trader
Adam Quality Foods
Hillfarm Shop
Bladebone Butchery & Game
Rankins Chemist
RC Jogia Pharmacy
Southcote Pharmacy
Vantage Chemists
Erleigh Road Pharmacy
Witley Wood Phamacy
Grovelands Pharmacy
Newdays Pharmacy
Eclectic Games Ltd
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Jump for Fun Trampolines
In-Tent Circus Supplies Ltd
Toy Cabin
CC
Africare Traditions
Tiffanys
Kew
Bank
Atlantic Fashions Ltd
Ann Harvey
Top Class
Eisenegger
The Grooms Room
Dickens
Jack Album
Deamin 1953
Hard Edge
Basilica Duo Ltd
Alleycats
Art Clay Supplies Ltd
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E Jackson & Sons Ltd
Shop on The Bridge
Drews the Ironmongers
Sheeplands Farm Shop
Wickcroft Farm Shop
M Rogers
Cross Lanes Fruit Farm
Wysipig
Lockey Farm
Republic
Mikey Jewellery
Swarovski Store
Simcat Ltd
Toko
Special Occasions
Bellaflora
Georgies Floral Boutique
A & M Florist
Maria's Flowers and Balloons
Ashley Blooms
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Cherubs Floral Boutique
The Flower Box
Warings Master Bakers Ltd
Greggs
John's Hot Bread Shop
Maurice's Ice Cream Ltd
Leonidas Chocolates
Zam-Zam Halal Superstore
Malinka
County Delicacies
PAU Brasil Ltd
Sweet Masala
Berkshire Food Products
Frosts Fishmongers Ltd
The Fruit Shop
Dudmans of Reading
D.W.E Legg & Son
Frank Reeves
Jeet Food & Wines
Consort House Shop
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The Nile Store
Market Food Shop
Gurkha Grocery
Inner Conquest Ltd
Connect Afrique
AMT Coffee
Palmer Wines
Milton Sandford Wines
Whitley Wines
Alexander Dunn & Co.Ltd
Lakeside Garden Centre
But is it Art
Natural World
Graffiti
Octopus
Greys Hairdressing
The Funky Barnet
Sally Ann's Hair & Beauty
Ruby Reds
Sun Spa Studios Ltd
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Castle Street Barber Shop
Hair Sanctuary
Maxine & Co Devine Hair & Beauty
Trilogy
Saks Hair
Maiaika Beauty Parlour & Hairdressers
Beautelle Beauty Salon
The Beauty Spot Salon
Peter Green
Beadle-Crome Interiors
Dixon's Furnishers
Woodworks Furniture
The Pier
Pravins
Auriga Jewellery
Jacobs
Beaverbrooks the Jewellers Ltd
Azendi
S.D.K Jewellers
Fone Connxions
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Hickies
Dawsons Music
The Guitar Works Ltd
Roland (UK) Ltd
D & R Kirk
David Clulow Opticians
Eyesite
P J Camping
Altimus
Carters
Berkshire Cycle
Action Bikes
Smith's (Whitley Wood)
Billabong
The Reading Angling Centre
Carnival Stores
Fun 'n' Frolic
The Party Shop
The Party Box
Marshalls Pet Food Store
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Super Pets
Allsorts of Pets
Paws & Claws
London Camera Exchange
Station Cameras Ltd
Colorama Digital Specialist
Digital Dimensions
Aperturedelight Studios Ltd
Freeze Frame Images Ltd
Venture Portraits
Schuh Ltd
Puss in Boots (Retail) Ltd
Cara London Ltd
Brantano Footwear
Jonathan James
Footprint
Shoon
Priceless Shoes
Turners Shoe Repairs
Shinfield Cobblers
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The Racket Shop
Columbia Sportswear Co.Ltd
The Reading Football Club Megastore
The Sweatshop
Insight Business Supplies Ltd
Goldsmiths
Graham & Green
Rowlands Pharmacy
Specsavers
Crabtree and Evelyn
White Stuff
House of Fraser
Lush
Pets At Home
Evans Cycles
Berkshire Brides
Kings Flooring
Reworked for Oxfam
Topman
Topshop
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BHS
Office

Antiques

Fannies Antiques
Reading Collectors Centre
The Clock Workshop
Gail Spence Antiques
Addington Antiques
Antiques & Collectables
Bell Antiques
Rupert Landen Antiques

Activities

Ministry of Paintball(Adventure)
Kennet Cruises(Boat Trips and Cruises)
Nemesis Martial Arts(Martial Arts)
Thames Valley Taekwon-Do(Martial Arts)
Hall Place Equestrian Centre(Riding)
Hydrodive(Water Sports)
Marsport Ltd(Water Sports)
Reading Offshore Club(Water Sports)

Places to Stay near Reading

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La Baguette (0.04 miles)

La Baguette is a Bed & Breakfast with Cafe below located in central Reading, close to Reading Station.Located close to Reading Town Centre (1 minute walk to mainline station), close to all shopping and travel ... More
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Forbury Apartments (0.06 miles)

Forbury Apartments

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Forbury Square and Forbury Gardens are the ‘Mayfair' of Reading - the sophisticated heart of the city. The 16 Forbury Apartments offer you the privacy of your own space in ... More

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The Forbury (0.06 miles)

The Forbury

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A mixture of town house tradition and chic with a classic exterior hides a collection of bold style ideas with surprises at every turn. No two rooms are the same, ... More | visit website

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Malmaison Reading (0.11 miles)

Malmaison Reading

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Much loved rail stop-over becomes far from brief encounterMal life. She’s back, the greatly loved old girl from the golden age of steam. The one time Great Western Rail hotel ... More

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Novotel Reading Centre (0.17 miles)

Novotel Reading Centre

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Featuring a swimming pool, gym, sauna and steam room, this new generation 4-star Novotel is located in Reading town centre, just 3 minutes' walk from the Reading railway station. Within easy reach ... More

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Quality Hotel Reading (0.18 miles)

Quality Hotel Reading

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Situated in the heart of Reading’s town centre, the hotel is ideally located next to the Oracle shopping complex and within easy reach of the inner ring road and train station. Within ... More

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The George Hotel (0.18 miles)

The George Hotel

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The George Hotel is belived to be the oldest building of Reading and still retains many of its wonderful Coaching Inn features, including Tudor archways and a very attractive central ... More

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Crowne Plaza Reading (0.26 miles)

Crowne Plaza Reading

Sitting on the banks of the River Thames, the Crowne Plaza Reading provides a tranquil venue in an easily accessible location, with extensive facilities appealing to both the business and the leisure traveller. Crowne Plaza ... More | visit website

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House of Fisher Quality Serviced Apartments (0.30 miles)

House of Fisher Quality Serviced Apartments

High specification, fully furnished business apartments in the heart of the town centre with easy access to railway and transport links.Broadband connectivity.The smarter alternative to hotels.

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Clipper House (0.30 miles)

Clipper House
Centrally located, just a few minutes walk from Reading town centre, these twelve individual 1 & 2 bedroom serviced apartments have been carefully designed to maximise living space and meet the demands of a modern ... More

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