Dating back from its establishment in the 8th century Reading has long been a city of commercial importance. From when it was a marketing town and port to even today where it is a business and technological hotspot.
Examples of our city's colourful past can be seen with the ruins of Reading Abbey, the Forbury Gardens and the wonderful surrounding countryside of Berkshire.
Not only is Reading a popular destination for shopping and nightlife but has a proud tradition in sport with Reading FC and London Irish RFC who play at the Madejski Stadium.
Our central location puts us within easy reach of Reading's most popular attractions.