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.

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.

Of course when it comes to student accommodation in Reading, it simply has to be Collegiate.  We offer exceptional studio apartments for students and young professionals with fantastic features – just a stone’s throw from the Oracle Shopping Centre and the compact town centre. With a private fitness suite, residents’ club lounge, dinner party room, quiet study hubs and state-of-the-art security, you get the complete package!

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