'I do not want people to be very agreeable, as it saves me the trouble of liking them a great dealâ€ - Jane Austen one said.
She attended the Abbey Gateway school in Reading for a few years during her youth. It's a large town in the county of Berkshire, England which is popular with visitors for its great shopping areas. With the amount of tourists coming to this town there are quite a few options when it comes to hotels in Reading.Â
Stay on Budget in Reading
Those looking for cheap hotels will be spoilt for choice. The Ibis Hotel is perfect for those on a budget, and is situated very close to the train station. It is also just thirty minutes away from London by train, which means London could be a great day trip for guests staying here. Premier Inn has a few cheap hotels in various locations across the town. The first at Caversham Bridge is ideally located near to the river and just a short walk from the town centre. Another one of their Reading hotels is the Premier Inn Reading Central which is in the very heart of the town. Opposite The Oracle Shopping Centre people staying here could not be any more central, perfect for those traveling on either business or pleasure.Â
Higher-End Options in Reading
The Hilton Hotel Reading is, like many other Reading hotels, in a great location. It's just a half an hour away from Heathrow Airport and London. This hotel has a health club on-site meaning guests can easily stay in shape, whilst also relaxing in the steam room and sauna. A restaurant and bar in the hotel make meals convenient for guests. The Millennium Madejski Hotel is one of the four star deluxe options out of all the hotels in Reading. It is just off the motorway and nearby to many attractions such as Windsor Castle and Legoland. Oxford, London and Henley are also all close by, making this hotel a great base for those looking to explore the south of England a little more. It offers modern facilities, stylish interior, and friendly staff.Â
What to See and Do
This town is well known for its annual Reading Festival, many people flock here in August to see and hear some amazing live music. Aside from Glastonbury Festival it is the largest of its kind in the UK, and is very popular with students and young people. For visitors who enjoy the outdoors Forbury Gardens is a great place to enjoy a nice afternoon stroll, and don't forget to stop by the Maiwand Lion! These gardens are a Victorian formal garden which lead to the ruins of Reading Abbey. Reading Gaol is also worth a visit - it was the place Oscar Wilde was imprisoned. Due to the towns large student population there is quite a lot of things going on here in the evening. With endless options of fine dinging restaurants, stylish bars and clubs, visitors will be spoilt for choice.Â