Jul 17 – 23, 2017
Reading
Europe/London timezone

What's on in Reading and around

Reading itself is not a tourist town. The town is dating back to around the year 900 and is located where the rivers Kennet and Thames join. The rivers are still the nicest parts of town. A walk along either of these is a pleasant way to spend an evening.

For activities during the Wednesday, there are a few options that can be considered.

  • Reading station to Paddington station in London is just 25 minutes, so you can spend a day in London. The large museums and galleries (V&A, Natural History Museum, Science Museum, Bristish Museum, National Gallery) are all great and have free entry. If you go to London, you should by a "travel card" at Reading station which pays for the trip in and out of London as well as all transport inside London. It is valid from 9.30am and the rest of the day.
  • Going in the opposite direction, you can go to Oxford for the day. Strolling around, looking at the old Colleges is a great experience.
  • Another option is to go for a long walk along the Thames. The walk from Pangbourne to Goring is the most pleasant, but indeed the whole walk from Reading to Goring is nice. There is a train back from Goring to Reading every 30 minutes.