Local info

  • Getting Around Reading

    Reading is a very walk-able town, 191 Kings Road is situated a 10 minute walk from the City’s key attractions. London is only a 30 minute train journey away with services running all day. The town is also very well connected to other big cities in the UK, including Birmingham, Manchester, York and Edinburgh. International airports are very convenient to get to, London Heathrow and London Gatwick both take under one hour to get to. By road, via the M4 and M40, there are brilliant opportunities to explore the rest of the UK with friends in your spare time

  • Food and Drink

    You will find a fantastic range of restaurants and bars in Reading to suit all tastes and needs. Great restaurants including well known chains such as ‘Nandos’, ‘Pizza Express’ and ‘Jamies Italian’ can be found by the Riverside and at The Oracle Shopping Centre. Reading town is also home to fantastic smaller restaurants serving up tasty food from all over the world! Bars are dotted all over the town centre, whether you fancy a cocktail, watching the football match or doing karaoke, Reading has it all!

  • Essentials

    191 Kings Road is conveniently located to a range of amenities such as a choice of supermarkets, a local GP centre and a hospital which are only a short distance away from the accommodation and can also be accessed on Reading University Campus. Reading’s main hospital, The Royal Berkshire Hospital, is nearby meaning you’ll have all the help you need in the event of an emergency. Additionally, Reading Central Library is situated on Kings Road and banks; ATMs and Post Offices can be found around the town centre.

  • Culture

    For culture lovers, you will find Reading Musuem, Basildon Park, Reading Abbey and Forbury Gardens a great way to spend your spare time. The Hexagon Theatre and South Street Arts Centre, showcase some of the best comedy, drama and music shows and are considered to be the top arts and theatre venues within Reading. Film buffs will be satisfied with a large 11-screen Vue cinema in the Oracle Shopping Centre.

  • Entertainment

    The city of Reading is renowned for its musical reputation. Reading festival attracts many to the town each August to enjoy some great music! Throughout the year, Reading also hosts jazz, real ale and comedy festivals. The massive Oracle shopping and entertainment complex with its abundance of retail stores, fantastic restaurants and bars and a huge 11-screen multiplex cinema is just a short distance away meaning you will never be bored. Some of the best student nights can be experienced in Reading; with different club nights each day of the week for all types of music lovers! The town is packed with a range of pubs, bars and clubs, so you can chill out with a cocktail, watch an open mic night or hit the dance floor with your friends!

Explore Reading

Reading Museum
Forbury Gardens
Reading Festival
Basildon Park
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