What’s great about… Reading? Part one

Posted on Monday, July 3, 2017

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. 

In this new series of blogs we’ll be showing you more of what our local areas have to offer, from entertainment to schools to transport links!

If you thinking of moving to the area, it might just help you decide… and if you’re already based in Reading, Langley or Wokingham, well, you might just find out a bit more about your town!

What is there to do in Reading?

Since the arrival of The Oracle in 1999, Reading’s reputation as a shopping destination has firmly established. With a great range of shops and restaurants, it’s the go-to place for people around the area. There are also great seasonal activities too, like the recently introduced beach bar this summer! 

Culturally too, Reading has a lot to offer. 

Reading Festival, held each year on the August Bank Holiday, has been running since 1971 and is one of the largest in the UK after Glastonbury. It’s also unusual because of its proximity to the town centre, bringing a very different vibe to the streets.

 The venues of the Hexagon, 21 South Street, and the Rising Sun Arts Centre provide places to find great music, theatre, comedy and the arts. Reading also has several choirs and orchestras for those more classically minded. 

As well as an a wide range of shops and excellent nightlife, Reading also has some wonderful sporting activities. You can follow the Royals, from their nearby stadium fresh from getting into the Premier League play-offs this year. Sadly they were unsuccessful, but the pride in the team from locals can’t be beaten. The London Irish Rugby Club also play their home games at the Madejski Stadium.

Not far from Reading are a selection of fabulous racecourses – Windsor, Ascot and Newbury – if you fancy a flutter, and if you want to get involved in some sports yourself, don’t forget the Reading Half Marathon in March each year!

Next time we’ll look at the schools, businesses and transport links that make Reading so great. Don’t forget to let us know if we’ve missed anything!