Welcome back to our series about what makes the towns and villages we work in such great places to live! As estate agents, we have a lot of knowledge about our local area. It’s what makes us so good at buying and selling houses, and letting properties.
This time we look at Langley, home to two of our offices!
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Due to its proximity to larger towns and cities, as well as London, Langley itself is fairly limited in terms of amenities. There are however, plenty of shops, petrol stations, takeaways, restaurants and pubs to offer some serious convenience and entertainment. Nearby towns like Slough, Uxbridge and Windsor all boast busy shopping centres, cinemas and great nightlife.
Langley is also surrounded by large open spaces, such as Langley Park, Black Park and Great Windsor Walk, so fantastic scenery is never too far away. Dorney Lake, the London 2012 Olympic venue, is a 10 minute drive and great for water sports. If you are into cycling then Upton Court Park is the beginning of a lovely cycle route into Eton and Windsor.
Langley is a culturally diverse village with many nationalities integrating in one community. Schools are at the heart of the community for most residents, so school fetes and sponsored events often unite the community in a heart-warming fashion. The local high street and the various parades of shops around the village cater for most cultures, with a great blend of traditional newsagent stores, with others catering towards specific cultures (e.g. halal or polish cuisine). There are a variety of different places of worship to accommodate a mixture of faiths, including churches, temples and mosques.
Langley has excellent links for London and the West. It is on junction 5 of the M4, just a few miles away from the M25 and with the M40 and A40 easily accessible.
Langley also has a mainline train station, including a Brunel period building, and significant improvements are underway in preparation for the imminent Crossrail. The new high frequency, high capacity railway for London and the South East, is due to arrive in Reading, Langley and Slough in 2018. It promises the biggest improvements in decades, including shorter journey times to London and new and improved stations.
As well as close transport links to London and Reading, the proximity to Slough brings massive benefits to those living in Langley. Slough has the highest concentration of global corporate HQs outside London and the Slough Trading Estate alone provides over 17,000 jobs in 400 businesses. Slough has also been named the second most productive place in the UK. Blackberry, McAfee, Burger King and LEGO have head offices in the town.
What have we missed out? What do you think makes Langley so great? Contact us today!