Discover Collegiate Reading
One of the country’s prettiest cities, Reading is also one of its most lively, with a bustling restaurant scene, vibrant bar life and some excellent clubs. It is one of the UK’s top ten shopping destinations and draws visitors from around the country thanks to its retail offering. This, combined with its close proximity to London, has played a large part in making Reading a thriving student city.
Reading is a city that invites you to leave your preconceptions at its boundary. Ancient monuments stand side by side with stunning formal gardens in a celebration of the ‘green and pleasant land’ for which England is famous for being.
Reading is also packed with cultural attractions, with museums and galleries jostling alongside historical parks and gardens for attention.
For sports enthusiasts, the Kennet & Avon Canal offers a lovely place to run, cycle and rollerblade, while for the less active it provides an inviting location for a stroll, boat ride or picnic on the bank.