Reading is a town in Berkshire in the South East of England. It has consistently appeared in the list of top twenty UK holiday destinations, on the Inbound Passenger Survey, which is funny, because tourism isn’t its first draw. The city made its fortunes in cloth in the medieval period, but later it became famous for the 3Bs – biscuit, beer and bulbs. An important centre in the medieval period, it played a large role in the Revolution of 1688.
Sightseeing wise, you may visit the ruins of Reading Abbey, an ancient monument and burial place of a King of England. Check out the place where Oscar Wilde for his sexuality, and where he wrote one of his most famous works. Explore Reading’s strong industrial past. Walk by the river Thames and enjoy the nightlife and shopping, in iconic establishments. For concert lovers, the Reading Festival is not to be missed.
The countryside surrounding the town is beautiful too – visit the villages and towns.
Essential travel information and Reading tips for your visit
- Suburban areas like Whitley, Coley, and Southcote should be avoided at all costs. Reading is a safe city but it’s best not to wander far away from the city centre in the night.
- Most taxi drivers do not give back change so ensure you have exact fare with you.
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