Why shop in Reading?


Reading is the premier shopping destination in the south east outside London with everything you could want all in one place; from quirky boutiques to high end jewellers, independent stores  alongside major high street brands. With two big shopping centres - The Oracle and Broad Street Mall - located in the town centre, everything is within a short walking distance.

Broad Street

Reading’s premier shopping street is pedestrianized and only 500 metres from the train station. It is  anchored by Marks and Spencer and John Lewis. Primark, Next, Gap, Boots, Cath Kidston and Fat Face and many other major brands are all in the town centre. Find a store >>

The Oracle Reading

The Oracle will appeal to anyone looking for high fashion, brands and spectacular gifts (from Apple to Hollister and Hotel Chocolat). The Oracle also has an unrivalled choice of eateries - covering the globe from Wagamama to Cote. Visit The Oracle website

Broad Street Mall

The Mall is home to TK Maxx, and features a strong line-up of high street names, including Argos and Wilkinsons. Visit Broad Street Mall website


Reading has a thriving independent sector, encompassing games shops, jewellers, food and drink retailers, high fashion , music and many more. Harris Arcade is home to a great selection. See our top indie retailers

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