Reading Citibase (Reading)
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The large town of Reading is located in Berkshire, England and can trace its origins back to the 8th century. Reading hosts the famous Reading Festival which is packed full of famous musicians and generates a large audience each year. You can also visit some of the highly popular shopping areas and tourist attractions that make Reading such a popular town.
Reading has a large rail station which is linked to several key areas such as Paddington and Waterloo stations in London. The town can be easily accessed by train and the main station is within walking distance of the town centre, another mode of public transport that you can use is the bus service which operates throughout the town and provides easy access to the city centre.
Shopping is very popular in Reading where visitors can shop at The Oracle which is a large indoor shopping and leisure mall full of stores from famous brands such as Apple, Debenhams, House of Fraser and more. There is also an 11 screen Vue cinema located along the riverside where you can find restaurants, cafes and bars.
Broad Street Mall is a large indoor shopping mall which is full of popular high street brands such as Argos, Foot Locker, F. HINDS and New Look.
You can find a variety of popular attractions and activities in Reading such as Reading Museum which is free to visit and can give you the chance to learn about social history, art, natural history, archaeology and more. Lagoona Park Jetski Centre is perfect for thrill seekers and provides visitors with the chance to jet-ski on a huge racing track that is located on a beautiful 25 acre lake.
Culture is strong in Reading as there are several famous festivals held such as the Reading Festival which is one of the biggest in the UK, The Reading Beer Festival is now one of the largest beer festivals in the UK and attracts a large number of visitors each year.
The University of Reading was opened in 1892 and is ranked as one of the top 200 universities in the world. Currently ranked as 156th in the latest 2015 QS World University Rankings, The University of Reading has over 14,000 students.