Reading is a popular commuter town, thanks to its close proximity to London and vast shopping opportunities. You’ll be able to find anything and everything in the city’s two large centres, The Oracle and Broad Street Mall, home to over 80 stores including House of Fraser and Debehams, a 10-screen cinema complex and a variety of restaurants and cafes.
Closer to the development, homeowners can simply walk to a M&S Simply Food, a Whitlestop News store, two cafes and an ATM, all within the hospital reception. A co-op convenience store is half a mile from the development and offers a more affordable alternative.
Reading draws tourists from all around the country, who come to see the ruins of Reading Abbey and beautiful walking tracks and green spaces along the Thames riverbank. Throughout the year, there’s always some sort of event or festival happening – whether it’s the Community Carnival in May, the Real Ale and Jazz Festival in July, or Reading Festival, the UK’s second largest music festival with 80,000 partygoers descending upon the city – a great excuse to see the grandkids!