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serviced apartments in reading from esa – local information

Famous for its annual music festival and successful football club, the university town of Reading offers plenty of variety for guests. As the largest town in the Thames Valley, just 30 minutes from Heathrow, Reading is an important commercial centre for technology and knowledge-based industries. This vibrant location is popular with commuters and business travellers, as it offers superb transport connections to towns and cities throughout the UK, as well as numerous local attractions and events for visitors to enjoy. Our stylish serviced apartments in Reading from esa are ideal for corporate guests and are perfectly positioned to take advantage of everything this area has to offer.

One of the best things about Reading is its superb accessibility. Situated in the heart of the Thames Valley it is easy to get to all the surrounding towns along the M4 corridor and is only an hour from London by road. Guests staying in serviced apartments in Reading from esa benefit from the recent multimillion pound upgrade of Reading train station, which provides frequent fast trains to London, Heathrow and the rest of the country.

Reading has a superb selection of shops, cafés and restaurants to choose from and is rightly regarded as one of the UK’s premier retail destinations. The town is also renowned for hosting world class sports in the landmark Madejski Stadium, home to Reading Football Club and the London Irish rugby team.

Although Reading is predominantly an urban area, the town is surrounded by the rolling hills and farmland of the Berkshire countryside and it also has its own well maintained green spaces. The attractive parkland and beautiful gardens are walking distance from the town centre, and there are plenty of peaceful riverside walks, magnificent historic houses and cultural attractions to discover on the outskirts of the town. Here are some suggestions for things to do while staying in esa serviced apartments Reading

things to do and places to see - serviced apartments in reading

  • Enjoy the tranquillity of the Forbury Gardens, which have been carefully restored to their original Victorian glory in recent years. Located on part of the site of the former Reading Abbey, these attractive gardens are open to visitors throughout the year and are free to visit.
  • Popular with visitors and film-makers alike, Mapledurham House boasts a number of awards for excellence. Bursting with treasures illustrating its rich history, this historic house and watermill offers a great day out for all ages.
  • Put on your waterproof jacket and wellington boots and join thousands of other music fans at Reading Festival in August. This popular annual music event has been running since the 1980’s and continues to attract world famous bands and artists.
  • Support the local team at one of the rugby or football matches held at the Madejski Stadium. With a capacity of 24,161, this modern stadium is home to Reading Football Club and London Irish and it hosts a range of events throughout the year.
  • Line the streets of the town and cheer on the runners in the annual Reading Half Marathon. This event usually takes place in March and attracts one of the largest in the country with more than 12,000 runners and supporters from all parts of the country.
  • Enjoy an evening at a comedy show or watch touring dance troupes and established actors treading the boards at The Hexagon Theatre. Some of the UK’s finest performers have showcased their talents in this distinctively designed venue.
  • Shop until you drop at The Oracle shopping centre, where you will find over 100 high street brands and cafes all under one roof. For even more variety, head towards Reading’s bustling high street or take a look around the Broadstreet Mall.
  • Take a step back in time at Reading Museum. With ten museum galleries housing permanent displays and the John Madejski Art Gallery hosting a range of temporary exhibitions, this vibrant venue has something for everyone.
  • Experience fun for all the family at Wellington Country Park, which offers a host of attractions and facilities for children aged 10 and under. Located between Reading and Basingstoke, this safe, open air venue is situated in 350 acres of beautiful parkland, providing several play areas, a miniature railway and four nature trails to follow.
  • Whether you’re interested in taking a stroll around the landscaped gardens or hoping to learn more about the 120 species of birds on site there is something for all ages at Beale Park. Bursting with activities for the kids, this superb venue offers everything from play areas to trains.

Interested in finding out more about serviced apartments in Reading from esa? Contact us about our properties and a member of our helpful Reservations team will talk you though the options. Considering another esa location? Why not try our esa serviced apartments Basingstoke or take a look at our esa serviced apartments Newbury. Alternatively, view a map of our other locations in the South of England.