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Reading is a large town located in Berkshire in the South East of England. The town sits on the Thames river, and is well known for Reading Festival, a music festival which takes place on the August bank holiday weekend every year. With a population of 344,810. Reading is a popular location to relocate to, whilst also being close enough to London to allow you to commute.
Reading is situated in the Royal County of Berkshire, Reading and its surrounding areas offering a wonderfully diverse and vibrant place to live and work. It has easy access to London and the stunning southern counties of England thanks to the proximity of the M4, M3 and major rail links. Reading is a leading shopping destination and a hub for successful international companies at the heart of the Thames Valley. The town, is multicultural, with a proud history of welcoming people from across the globe. International colleagues often comment on its friendly, multicultural vibe and homely feel.
Reading is a modern town which has expanded to meet the needs of the growing population with new housing, schools and a bustling town centre with restaurants, bars, a cinema and a theatre as well as the university and a growing college population. The picturesque historical elements of the town remain, offering beautiful architecture most of which is protected for future prosperity. There is a plethora of excellent public and private schools in the area to offer great choice to families who want to settle in Reading.
With so many places to visit in Berkshire, you can easily forget you're right on London's doorstep. A wealth of towns, villages and countryside to explore make this county the perfect antidote to UK city life. To get the most out of your stay, start planning your days in Berkshire here.
This romantic county is renowned for its connections with the Royal family, the river Thames meandering along the northern edge and its many beautiful gardens ablaze with colour. There are amazing walks 20 minutes drive from Reading into the Chilterns and also over 1 hour south west of Reading you have the Cotswolds, and over 1 hour away from beautiful beach coastlines in the South of England