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Reading United Kingdom

Great shopping, beautiful surroundings and renowned festivals. Stay in a serviced apartment and discover one of the UK’s hidden gems.



Half an hour from both London and Oxford, and surrounded by beautiful Berkshire countryside, it’s easy to overlook Reading as a destination. But this friendly and vibrant town – one of the largest in the UK – is much more than a commuter hotspot. Great shopping, a fascinating history and beautiful waterways make it a pleasure to visit, work and live in. A big town with a lot going for it.


Our short and long stay apartments are convenient for both business and leisure – close to the town centre in a conservation area with tree-lined streets.

“My favourite festival’s Reading – it’s always an adventure and every year is different.”

Rupert Grint
  • On the water

    On the water

    With both the River Thames and River Kennet passing through, Reading has over seven miles of river frontage. Think stunning walks, peaceful river cruises and scenic sundowner drinks – bliss.

  • Well-connected


    Commuting out of town? Reading couldn’t be better connected, with a multitude of train and coach routes plus an easy ten-minute drive to the M4. Heathrow airport is also nearby.

  • All the fun of the festival

    All the fun of the festival

    Reading Festival is world-famous, drawing in tens of thousands of music fans each year. There are lots of smaller events throughout the calendar too, plus a number of thriving music venues.

  • Where old meets new

    Where old meets new

    From the Medieval abbey to The Blade, Reading’s landmark skyscraper. This is a town of architectural variety, with over 850 listed buildings and structures. Don’t forget to look up.

Find your flow in Reading

From A, to Be

 With trains leaving every 5-10 minutes for London Paddington (30 minutes away), plus extensive cross-country rail and bus lines and Heathrow on the doorstep, Reading is a joy to travel in, and around. The town is just ten minutes’ drive from the M4, with plenty of convenient parking spots available. If you’re exploring the centre, walking is your best bet, and you can join a river cruise from Caversham Pier.

Eating out & eating in

Reading is a very liveable town, with a huge range of places to eat out and excellent take-aways to order in. The Oracle Riverside is lined with restaurants and bars, and you’ll find everything from rustic French eateries to tapas, Indian, Italian and more throughout the city centre. There are also a number of welcoming gastro pubs to relax in after a busy day working and exploring.

Work hard, rest harder

In town for work? Reading is home to many global businesses, including Microsoft, John Lewis, Oracle, Virgin and Three. It’s also emerging as a popular place for new, independent businesses to start up, thanks to its great connections and friendly atmosphere. Commuting to London couldn’t be easier, but if you’re working from ‘home’, your self-contained serviced apartment has all you need.  

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