Visit Reading Summer 2020

ETE RiverCruise InstagramReading is a great choice for a day trip or weekend break this summer. Easy to reach by road, rail or water, lots of outdoor activities and planned social distancing fun activities, the region's best range of hotels and an inspiring selection of restaurant and shops.  

Reading is sited on the River Thames and River Kennet, a historic town chosen by King Henry I of England to be his burial place, Reading is part of the Great West Way national trail. Choose Reading for the range of great things to do with the family or as a comfortable base for exploring the trail more widely.

Stay safe

Reading's shops, restaurants, attractions and hotels have taken great care to ensure you enjoy a safe and comfortable visit. Look out for the Good to Go kitemark, a sign that a tourism and hospitality business has worked hard to follow Government and industry COVID-19 guidelines and has a process in place to maintain cleanliness and aid social distancing. Social distancing measures and cleanliness are at the heart of welcoming you to Reading. And although your visit will necessarily look a little different this year, the welcome and customer service will be second to none.   

Find out what measures have been taken in the town centre to keep you safe>>>

What's open 

Restrictions may have been eased but things are still far from how they were pre-COVID-19 so by planning ahead you’ll be in the know before you go.  Do check ahead for the latest situation and COVID-secure arrangements before you travel to avoid disappointment. 

Reading has the longest stretch of gorgeous River Thames of any local authority area in the country. Walk the Thames Path national trail, take a Thames River Cruise circular cruise, start your boating holiday in Reading or hire a kayak or paddleboard on the Thames for an hour. River 1

Where to stay

Many of Reading's hotels have reopened, from the Hilton well located for the M4 to the Crowne Plaza on the banks of the Thames or the Penta in the town centre. Check out our map guide of what is open>>>

Be outdoors 

Reading is a green, outdoorsy place. The Thames, parks and surrounding countryside offer an easy way to be outside. Most things to do in Reading are easily walkable - from the Thames to the Abbey Quarter, shops and restaurants to town centre hotels.

Check out our Green Reading page for suggestions>>>

Visit our map page>>>

Wokingham Water Centre

Toilet facilities

Please visit the website of the shop or shopping centre you are planning to visit to check what is open.The Oracle, Broad Street Mall, M&S and John Lewis (from 30 July), as well as Reading Museum (opening date tbc) all have toilets and the toilets at Reading Station have reopened following refubishment.








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