Just west of London, Reading is one of the largest towns in the UK. It combines medieval ruins with pretty waterside walks along the River Thames and is a great destination to meet business colleagues because of its excellent transport links. Alternatively, plan a few days away exploring the history that runs through Reading.
Things to Discover in Reading
Offering plenty of historic appeal, there’s a selection of stand-out attractions worth noting during your time in Reading. Firstly, Basildon Park boasts glorious parkland and an elegant 18th century house. Rescued from ruin by Loro and Lady lliffe in the mid 1950s, the house and park makes for a great day out for the whole family. Alternatively, Beale Park is another good choice. It was founded in 1956 by Gilbert Beale and is dedicated to the care and conservation of rare and endangered animals and birds.
Plus, if you’re looking to venture outside of Reading, you should definitely consider a visit to Windsor Castle. This is the official residence of Her Majesty the Queen and is the oldest and largest occupied castle in the world. In addition, Windsor has lots of restaurants, cafes, galleries and boat trips on the Thames to occupy your leisure time.
Reading Festival is another highlight on the UK’s music calendar and is a major attraction with people from across the country attending. Taking place annually across the August Bank Holiday weekend, over 100,000 people come together for three-days of the very best live music. The 2019 event saw popular artists like the 1975, You Me at Six and Billie Eilish take to the stage.
Where to Stay in Reading
The Sure Hotel by Best Western Reading is positioned a short walk from both Reading town centre and Reading University. The impressive property was built in the same style as the Huntley & Palmers biscuit factory, which was once the biggest biscuit factory in the world! It was so big it even had its own rail tracks that linked to the Great Western Railway.
The hotel reception is open 24-hours a day which is handy for late check-ins or early check-outs. Guests staying at this hotel in Reading can enjoy free use of the gym, free WiFi and on-site parking too. But to explore the town with ease, why not leave your car at the hotel and walk into the centre?
The ensuite guest rooms include a fridge, microwave, Freeview TV and tea and coffee making facilities. Plus some even feature a kitchenette too!
When you’re next due to visit Reading for either project work, a meeting or a leisure break, we have your overnight accommodation covered! To discover more hotels in Reading, get in touch with the team by submitting your enquiry here.