Living in Reading

Things you need to know

Oracle Building

Economy

Reading has its sights firmly set on the international business world.

University of Reading

Education

There are seven state secondary schools and thirty seven state primary schools within the borough, together with a number of private and independent schools and nurseries.

Reading Festival

Culture

Every year Reading hosts the Reading Festival, which has been running since 1971.

Reading Station

Transport

Reading was a major staging point on the old Bath Road (A4) from London to Avonmouth, near Bristol.

Madejski Stadium

Sports

Reading is the home of Reading Football Club, an association football club nicknamed The Royals, formed in 1871.