Thames Towns


The town of Reading is a large,vibrant place pre-dominantly the young that fill the place from the University campus and is situated close to the River Thames with the River Kennet running through it too.There is plenty to do with major events such as the annual Reading Festival.

Alternatively, there is the Forbury Band concert season from June through to August at the lovely Forbury Gardens, and nearby river walks or boat trips where you can take in the magnificent views. Other annual events include the Woodcote Rally with hundreds of vintage vehicles from steam engines to a 1959 pink Cadillac.

Reading also has an annual Real Ale and Jazz festival, and the annual Mayoral Games event for the under 16s at the Palmer Park Sports Stadium. The town also has its own museum, the Museum of English Rural Life, located close to the station (RG1 5EX).

There are plenty of shops to see, in the main Town centre and in the Oracle Centre located on the Kennet and Avon Canal. There are several good restaurants and a wide range of pubs and bars.

Reading has a large student population from the nearby Reading University and a thriving local Football team.Along the river is the beautiful Reading Bridge You can enjoy leisurely walks along the towpath, water sports activities and boat trips - well as the local vibrant, wildlife.

Pick of the area- No scientific studies, just our favourites:


The Bel and Dragon
Zero Degrees
River Spice

The Glass Bar & Restaurant


Fishermans Cottage
Great Expectations                               
The Moderation
The Balti Lounge


La Baguette

For Thames boat trips, please see full details 

Back To Thames Towns