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Anonymous

Clubs are all quite similar- same music. Nice bars. Very accessible although roads and traffic is bad. Shopping for high street brands is good but not many trendy independent shops. Eating out is good with lots of places. There is an average amount of entertainment. Good cinema. Trampoline and climbing centres

Anonymous

Reading is a great student town with a very good university and a decent nightlife. However, in some ways Reading is inferior to other university towns/cities, in the sense that it lacks a air of culture that other places might possess and lacks activities to do that do not involve getting drunk... All in all it is a great place however.

Anonymous

Food, shopping and value for money all excellent. Things to do and nights out less good, plenty of places to have a night out but clubs in larger cities are far better.

Anonymous

Reading is thirty minutes away from London which makes a fun day out, the oracle has everything you need and extra student discounts

Anonymous

The town is filled with things to do. There is a 2 shopping centres and a high street filled with lodes of shops for everything you could possibly need. Behind one of the shopping centres by the river is rows of restaurant so you have a variety of places to eat out and there is multiple restaurants of different cultures. The night life is great there is a few places to go out to all very good though they can get a bit same old. The transport is good there are lots of ways to travel around reading and the buses are somewhat reliable. However a major draw back it the price if you are a student you can sometimes get student deals in readings however everything is very expensive.

Anonymous

The town centre has all of the shops you need for clothes/essentials, there are plenty of places to eat and lots of choice for nights out. There are cheaper places like Wetherspoons or Slug and Lettuce but also some more upmarket cocktail bars and restaurants.

Anonymous

The location of the university is very good because it’s close enough to town, but far enough away to feel quiet and peaceful. It is only a 10 minute bus journey from town, with the buses running nearly 24 hours which is perfect for a night out. The town is full of chain restaurants and clothing brands with a very good shopping centre with everything you need.

Anonymous

The student union is the best the cheap drinks, cheap entry and a great atmosphere. With 5 rooms to our club and six bars there's plenty of room and plenty to listen too. There's also 5 clubs in town so there's something on for every night of the week. Taxis are pretty cheap or you cam catch an uber. The oracle has so many food places and a lot do student discount or deals with email subscriptions

Anonymous

I fell In love with Reading from the very first day I explored the town. It’s red brick high street with its abundance of shops, restaurant and bars is a wonderful spot as it the river side! The university campus is gorgeous and what makes Reading so special- it’s had the green flag award for years and definitely deserves it. The bars on campus are also excellent- have loved my time here :)

Anonymous

I fell In love with Reading from the very first day I explored the town. It’s red brick high street with its abundance of shops, restaurant and bars is a wonderful spot as it the river side! The university campus is gorgeous and what makes Reading so special- it’s had the green flag award for years and definitely deserves it. The bars on campus are also excellent- have loved my time here :)

Georgia Motsiou

Reading is close to Heathrow, to Gatwick, to the centre of London. Its a place that has a lot of things to do, the weather is always very good in comparison to other UK cities and the university is very close to the centre of the town.

Anonymous

The shopping at the oracle provides a wide variety of shops and also restaurants for a variety of tastes. The transport links from here uni to the centre are regular, allowing you to easily get from the rural campus to the train station easily.

Anonymous

It's a pleasant area with an variety of shops and a place to rest your legs and a bite to eat! There are also many places in which you can get a bus from or if you're feeling fruity, ride a bike!

Anonymous

Nights out at clubs are fairly cheap as they do student nights from £3! Drinks like vodka and mixer are also cheap from like £1.50 and there's plenty of restaurants in the town centre, lime Nando's, TGI Fridays, wagamama, The Real Greek and Pizza hut, there's something for everyone here. Also an amazing shopping centre, The Oracle, with shops like h&m, zara and the 3 main department stores - John Lewis, House of Fraser and Debenhams.

Anonymous

Having never been on a night out before getting to uni it's made the experience here 10 times better!