Famous as one of the UK’s top ten retail destinations the heart of Reading offers all the major names in retail such as John Lewis, Debenhams, House of Fraser or Primark, two major shopping centres as well as a vibrant independent shopping scene. All within 500 metres of the station. Find out more...
In this, Reading's Year off Culture, try one of Reading's many venues:-
You can dine round the world in Reading town centre. Try the Riverside for everything from sushi to pizzas, London Street for Ethiopian (RISC) and Lebanese (Bakery House), independents such as cafe/bar Artigiano or gluten free cafe Nibsy's you'll find in and around Broad Street and there's plenty of fine dining on offer at The Forbury or London Street Brasserie.
New arrivals include Itsu, CAU and Smokehouse.
There is a vibrant nightlife in Reading town centre with bars, real ale pubs and clubs vying for your attention. Find out more...
Reading is home to two major UK sporting teams. Both play at The Madejski Stadium:-
If the weather is fine it's time to try messing about on the river - walk, cruise and explore the Thames, just 10 minutes walk from the town centre.
Come for the day or stay in one of Reading's great hotels to extend the fun!