About Reading

Reading, situated in the middle of England, is a very large town with a population of around 347,000 people. It’s probably best known for The Reading Festival, which takes place every August bank holiday weekend, but has also recently been voted the UK’s best city to live in by The Sunday Times Good University Guide.

Eating And Drinking In Reading

Eating And Drinking In Reading

Bar + Block is a popular dining steakhouse based in Reading where you can enjoy the finest aged steaks and cocktails in a modern, inviting environment. Our extensive wine list features over 100 wines from around the world to complement your favourite meal.

Buon Appetito restaurant is a small, authentic Italian restaurant that serves fresh homemade dishes with a modern twist. In addition to traditional pasta, meat and seafood dishes, the menu includes vegetarian options in both traditional and creative ways. The charming atmosphere makes this a great place for friends, dates and family.

Gulab Indian Kitchen offers a great range of Indian food in Reading. They offer home delivery and takeaways as well as catering for any special events you may have. So if you’re looking for an Indian Restaurant or Takeaway be sure to visit.

Shopping In Reading

Shopping In Reading

The Oracle is a large indoor shopping and leisure mall on the banks of the River Kennet in Reading, Berkshire, England. It is located in the centre of Reading and gives its name to one of the area's many roads which are very popular with locals and visitors alike.

Harris Shopping Arcade is a hidden gem, situated in the heart of Reading and just a stone's throw away from the town centre. With its eclectic mix of independent shops, cafes, and barbers, it will be an oasis in the city centre for you to explore on your next visit to Reading.

Broad Street Mall is a large indoor shopping centre located in central Reading. There is a large multi-storey car park with direct access to the first floor of the centre and there are over 150 stores.

Things To Do In Reading

Things To Do In Reading

Sitting elegantly in 400 acres of historic parkland and gardens, this 18th-century house was purchased by Lord and Lady Iliffe in the 1950s, when it was de-requisitioned after the Second World War.

The Iliffes promoted the restoration of many historic features and completely modernised others, including transforming the original central courtyard into two magnificent gardens.

Wellington Country Park has beautiful countryside, wildlife, and lots to see. It is perfect for children of all ages, who can spend family time together making amazing memories. Explore acres of woods, meadows and water features – each season brings a different experience.

The Museum of English Rural Life is a museum, library and archive with the main aim to showcase the changing face of farming and the countryside in England, preserving the agricultural heritage for future generations.

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