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Reading Travel Guide  

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Info about Reading

Area:
40 km2
Overview

Reading lies at the convergence of the Kennet and Thames River between Swindon and London in the South East of England.
This large town, which once had strong royal connections, is now an important commercial hub and has a vast student population.
The population in the suburban region of the town is 232,662 and in the borough approximately 143,000. This makes it the seventeenth largest settlement in England based on its urban area of 40.40 km.
There are many multinational companies, insurance companies, commercial buildings and IT firms in the Thames Valley, of which Reading is the capital.
It has a dry and warm climate and there is plenty of sunshine making it a popular tourist destination.
There are many things to do in Reading such as taking river trips or cruises on the Thames River or shopping at the huge pedestrian street on the Broad Street, which has several shopping complexes.            

Area code:
0118
Time zone:
UTC+0
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Robert Bale
Level 100     6 Trophy   
Overall rating 6
Overall Guide : Reading Museum is one of the main attractions in Reading. It has galleries which describe the history of Reading, and has an art collection of the origin of the Saxon settlements. South Oxfordshire Leisure is an open-air location on the... more banks of the Thames River with several facilities including a paddling pool, an amenities block, a campsite area and an open-air swimming pool. Beale Wildlife Park has a huge collection of small and unique animals, wonderful landscape gardens and woodland, farm animals, birds and a playground for children. The Reading Festival is the oldest and most popular music festival. It is held here every year and features a vast range of music including rock, indie, metal, punk and more. The Reading Abbey Ruins, which lie between Forbury Gardens and the Kennet River, is one of the most important political and religious centres in England.    
J Carriere
Level 9     1 Trophy    Viaggia: Couple, Friends, Solo, Family
Overall rating 7
Overall Guide : Great place to live, good public transport (but bad traffic sometimes), my 18 yr old daughter has a great social life here, however I prefer to travel to London for nights out ... but London is only 25 mins away... more on the train. Nice mix of different cultures & communities & where I live there is a real community feel to the place.
Not to be missed Football , river & canal , shopping
E Read
Level 9     1 Trophy    Viaggia: Family
Overall rating 10
Overall Guide : Basildon Park near Pangbourne is fun for all the family. Also check oout the Oracle shopping centre and broad street mall in the town centre. There is a station - Reading Station- that tourists from further afield can use.
Not to be missed shopping , The MERL , Queen Victoria Statue
latifa
Level 9     1 Trophy    Viaggia: Solo
Overall rating 8
Overall Guide : I like it so much because it increase our knowledge and informations indeed it's help us to discover more things about other countries : their traditions,belief, and culture.
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