Reading is one of the most exciting cities in the UK in which to study. Not only does it have a host of attractions in its own right, it’s also only a half hour train ride away from London, meaning that those living the Reading student lifestyle have the whole of the capital at their disposal as well.

Students in Reading who enjoy a bit of retail therapy have a wealth of shops to choose from, with two major shopping centres (The Oracle and Broad Street Mall) and several clusters of independent stores. For those who are looking for a more alternative shopping experience, Reading is also home to a ‘zombie shopping mall experience’ that’s sure to make you view retail therapy in a whole new light!

Reading students can indulge in the city’s café culture, with a host of superb independent coffee shops to enjoy. Caffeine and cocktails serves good coffee and has some great value ‘bottomless brunch’ options. Nibsy’s and Picnic Foods (make sure you try the brownies) are also great options for coffee lovers.

Restaurant-wise, there’s a vast array of choice. Students in Reading can opt for a pie and a pint at Sweeney & Todd, glam up for a night of fancy food at Cerise or enjoy a convivial modern European feast at Valpy Street Bar & Bistro.

Of course when it comes to student accommodation in Reading, it simply has to be Saxon Court Apartments. The exceptional studio apartments, some of which come with balconies, private courtyard gardens or covered terraces, provide some of the most sophisticated student living available. Excellent shared amenities mean that there is always somewhere to enjoy with friends, from the in-house Sony cinema to the exclusive dinner party room. There’s a courtyard garden for sunny days and a club lounge for rainy ones. Saxon Court Apartments also benefit from on-site seminar and reading rooms and a private gym packed with the latest fitness equipment.

Museums, art galleries and theatres offer plenty of cultural entertainment in Reading and the city’s proximity to London means that the cultural attractions of the capital are also easily accessible to Reading students. All in all, Reading is a great place to enjoy your university years and get the most out of your student lifestyle.

To book your Reading student accommodation at Saxon Court, act fast – these apartments get booked up quickly!

For further details, email saxon@collegiate-ac.com or call 01183 246 552.