Review Breakdown

Transport
Nights Out
Shopping
Eating Out
Value for Money
Entertainment

Reviews

7 November 2018

Quite and very safe town. Not much nightlife and variety of food. Has a large shopping center in the middle of reading.

7 November 2018

Riverside area is lovely and full of amazing restaurants. Good nightclubs and 2 huge shopping centres full of everything you would need

7 November 2018

decent nights out, especially at the SU. university situated in a nice area, town has all amenities needed.

7 November 2018

Good night out, would recommend Revolution bar, Lola los, Q club and Purple Turtle. Everything is centralised and there are plenty of places to go out for something to eat and shop, as well as there being a big VUE cinema. Travel is cheap and the train station is not far from the centre aswell.

7 November 2018

Reading town centre is home to the oracle shopping centre which has loads of great retail brands and sufficient multi storey parking. The riverside has a great value Vue cinema and an excellent selection of restaurants with aesthetic surroundings. The town centre also hosts lots more retail and eating options and friar st is the place to go for a night out.

7 November 2018

Reading town has an amazing choice of restaurants and shops for all ages. The Oracle is a prime spot for all shoppers and there are a plethora of brands available. As a student, the nightlife is great with Q club being the common favourite amongst uni students. Everything is in close proximity with extremely regular buses, sometimes as fast as every 7 minutes. The train station is modern, and easy to navigate with regular trains travelling to many parts of the country.

7 November 2018

Coming from London to Reading has been such a jump for me because London is a very busy city with a lot of life. Reading is more quiet and a bit boring for me.

7 November 2018

I moved to Reading three years ago from the North West to study at university. I had never visited before I moved and was quite apprehensive but I can not complain. The not so little town has everything you could ask for all on one street from large high street chains such as John Lewis to small independent coffee shops like Nibseys. The bus service is flawless. In the north west we have something to learn by the philosophy to green travel.

7 November 2018

Great for night outs and shopping however there's not a lot of options to go to for a casual hangout other than the town

7 November 2018

Reading is such an amazing town, it has such convenient links to London and the rest of the country. The oracle is definitely a place to visit with so many shops and restaurants on the river. There is a variety of bars and clubs too to suit anyone, I would 100% recommend.

7 November 2018

Decent night's out, pretty town, not too busy or quiet. The oracle is really nice with loads of places to eat and the cinema is super cheap.

7 November 2018

Town has a good range of things to do. There are loads of different shops, everything I need is in town. Food variety of restaurants. Clubs all local in same place.

7 November 2018

Reading contains many things to do including cinemas, fast food and shops. The transport links are very good with some buses coming every 7mins and a fantastic train station.

7 November 2018

I love living in reading. It has its ups and downs but everything does. There is a broad range of restaurants, bars and pubs to go to. You can go into the centre of reading and go eat somewhere that is cheap or somewhere super expensive. They have good variety. There are plenty of things to do and there is a vue cinema which is excellent with its prices in the middle of reading. The value for money is pretty good minus the parking in Reading town centre. There is plenty of public transport that goes to all different places

7 November 2018

Very good shopping with all major department stores. Lots of different restaurants and good links to other towns

6 November 2018

Public transport does not run all throughout the night but has improved in recent years. Not a wide range of options for nights out - no queer bars/clubs. Lots of options for shopping and eating out in a wide price range.

9 August 2018

Although it can sometimes take a little while to reach certain lecture rooms, the campus is beautiful. As for the nearby town itself, there's plenty of bars and clubs with buses and Ubers running very often, even late at night. However, there isn't much other entertainment or leisure to offer other than that and a cinema (although it is a very reasonably priced one).

27 June 2018

Reading as a city itself is such a good location, it has so much to do, the town centre is good for shopping and there are lots of nice restaurants around and pubs to go and have a drink at. The location is also ideal because transport in Reading and around Reading is very efficient. Getting to London is quick and not only that, trains go to many other places like the north and the south.

22 June 2018

Night life is great, cheap and lots of choices. Great shopping available including a shopping centre. Value for money isn’t great but that’s due to it being so close to london

19 June 2018

The nights out in the city are a little different to what I expected, but once you get to know the bars around they are so cool. The shopping is good the centre is modern and there is all the shops you need. Oxford is also just around the corner and their New shopping centre is amazing. Spoilt for choice!

18 June 2018

The location is really convenient, not far from motorways, town, stations, bus stops etc. This makes it useful for getting around and learning the area but also for students to access jobs. There are plenty of clubs for a variety of audiences, located in the town centre - here also lies a brilliant shoooing centre and entertainment venues such as Vue cinema

18 June 2018

Lots of shops. Stuff to do. Near London- direct train to Paddington, Waterloo.... The buses are not that terrible. Not too far away from home (2 and a half hours ish) but far enough away that people don't visit me.

17 June 2018

Good town has pretty much everything you’d need. A lot of clubs and pubs as well as a good variety of places for shopping and food.

7 June 2018

Reading uni campus is about 25 minutes walk from the town centre and the train station, where you can find most high street shops on Broad St, in the Oracle shopping centre or in Broad Street Mall, plus department stores (M&S, John Lewis, Debenhams) and 3 pound shops. Trains to London Paddington leave every 10 minutes or so and take as little as 30 minutes.

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