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Transfer Reading-lgw Gatwick

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Overveiw of Reading

Reading is a town in England, it is in the county of Berkshire and is situated at the confluence of the River Thames and River Kennet.

Reading is located 27 miles west of Heathrow Airport, 56 miles north-west of Gatwick airport and 56 miles south-west of luton airport

Reading is also 41 miles west of central London, 30 miles southeast of Oxford and 40 miles east of Swindon.

It is one of the competitors for the title of the largest town in England. It is also home to one of England's biggest music festivals The Reading Festival which has been running since 1971. It is considered as the largest UK music festival after Glastonbury.

As Reading has grown, its suburbs have spread in three directions: To the west between the two rivers into the foothills of the Berkshire Downs, to the south and south-east on the south side of the Kennet, and to the north of the Thames into the Chiltern Hills.

Reading has its own subregional catchment area, incorporating the towns of Earley, Woodley, Wokingham, Bracknell and Twyford, plus large villages such as Pangbourne, Theale, Winnersh, Burghfield and Shiplake.

Reading is served by two private hospitals, the Berkshire Independent Hospital in Coley Park and the Dunedin Hospital situated on the main A4 Bath Road.

Libararies and Museums

The Reading Borough Public Library service dates back to 1877. The Central Library which was opened in 1985 contains the Reading Local Studies Library which provides books, maps, and illustrations of the history of the town and Berkshire. The Museum of Reading opened in 1883 in the Town Hall, parts of which date back to 1786. The museum contains galleries relating to the history of Reading and its related industries and to the excavations of Calleva Atrebatum. The University of Reading runs the Museum of English Rural Life, the Ure Museum of Greek Archaeology, the Cole Museum of Zoology, and the Harris Garden. In the suburb of Woodley, the Museum of Berkshire Aviation has a collection of aircraft and other artifacts relating to the aircraft industry in the town.

Industry

Reading is an important commercial centre, with strong links to information technology and insurance. It is also a university town, with two universities and a large student population. . The town hosts the headquarters of major British companies and the UK offices of major foreign multinationals, predominantly in the technology industry. The head office of the natural gas major BG Group is also at the Thames Valley Business Park. It is also home to insurance giants ING Direct and Prudential. Some of the others are located in Green Park, which is near the Madejski Stadium. As with any other major city in the UK, Reading also has offices of the main four accounting firms Deloitte, KPMG, Ernst & Young, and PWC. The majority of these have their offices in Reading town centre.

Retail

Reading town centre is a major shopping centre. The primary catchment area for the town centre (the area for which the centre attracts the largest single flow of generated expenditure) for non-bulky comparison goods extends as far as Goring-on-Thame, Henley-on-Thames, Pangbourne and Wokingham. In 2007 an independent poll placed Reading as one of the top ten retail destinations in the UK. The principal town centre shopping area is around Broad Street, which was pedestrianised in 1995. Broad Street is anchored at its east and west ends respectively by The Oracle and Broad Street Mall enclosed shopping centres.

Theatre

Reading has several theatre venues, including The Hexagon and 21 South Street, which are professional venues supported by Reading Borough Council. The Hexagon is a multi-purpose venue in the heart of Reading that provides a programme of events including rock, pop, comedy, classical music and dance as well as theatre.South Street also presents a diverse range of performing arts from both the professional and community sectors, including fringe theatre, comedy, music, dance and live literature.

Extensive Fleet

We provide access to a large fleet of vehicle sizes and types. Regardless of your party size, luggage or special requirements, we can usually provide the perfect vehicle.

If you have any queries about vehicle suitability or availability, we'd be delighted to help; give us a call and we'll talk you through the options.

Saloon CarSaloon Car: Ford Mondeo, VW Passat or similar. These can accommodate up to 3 passengers plus 3 suitcases (20kg max) or 4 passengers plus hand luggage. Any more luggage than this will require a larger vehicle.

Estate CarEstate Car: Volvo Estate, VW Passat or similar. These can accommodate up to 4 passengers plus 4 suitcases (20kg max). Any more luggage than this will require a larger vehicle.

People CarrierPeople Carrier: VW Sharan, Ford Galaxy or similar. These can accommodate up to 5 passengers plus 5 suitcases (20kg max) or 6 passengers plus hand luggage. Any more luggage than this will require a larger vehicle.

Executive CarExecutive Car: E Class Mercedes or similar. These can accommodate up to 3 passengers plus 3 suitcases (20kg max) or 4 passengers plus hand luggage. Any more luggage than this will require a larger vehicle.

Executive People CarrierExecutive People Carrier: Mercedes Viano or similar. These can accommodate up to 5 passengers plus 5 suitcases (20kg max) or 6 passengers plus hand luggage. Any more luggage than this will require a larger vehicle.

8 Seater Minibus8 Seater Minibus: VW Transporter or similar. These can accommodate 8 passengers plus up to 8 suitcases (20kg max). Any more luggage than this will require a larger vehicle.

16 Seater Minibus16 Seater Minibus: Ford Transit or similar. These can accommodate 12 passengers plus up to 12 suitcases (20kg max) or 16 passengers with hand luggage. Any more luggage than this will require a larger vehicle.

Other VehiclesOther Vehicles: We have access to various coach sizes. please provide us with as much notice as possible to avoid disappointment of availability.




Hotels

Express by Holiday Inn Reading

Richfield Avenue, Reading, RG1 8EQ

Tel: 0870-400 8166

Holiday Inn Reading

aversham Bridge, Richfield Avenue, Reading, RG1 8BD

Tel: 0870-400 8166

Holiday Inn Reading-South

500 Basingstoke Road, Reading, RG2 0SL

Tel: 0870-400 8166

Penta Hotel

Oxford Rd, Reading, RG1 7RH

Tel: 0118-958 6222

Travelodge

Reading Motorway Service Area, Burghfield, Reading, RG30 3UQ

Tel: 0871-984 6267

Zola Hotels Ltd

PO Box 2899, Reading, RG1 9JR

Tel: 01635 865611

Royal County Hotel

4-8 Duke Street, Reading, RG1 4RY

Tel: 0118-958 3455

The Mill House

Basingstoke Rd, Swallowfield, Reading, RG7 1PY

Tel: 0118-988 3124

Premier Travel Inn

Goring La, Grazeley Green, Reading, RG7 1LS

Tel: 0870-990 6454

The George Hotel

The Square, Pangbourne, Reading, RG8 7AJ

Tel: 0118-984 2237

The Old Lamb

18-20 Church St, Theale, Reading, RG7 5BZ

Tel: 0118-930 2181

Beech House Hotel

60 Bath Rd, Reading, RG30 2AY

Tel: 0118-959 1901

Serviced Apartments Co Ltd

2 Castle Cr, Reading, RG1 6LZ

Tel: 0118-921 7638

Elmhurst Hotel

51 Church Rd, Earley, Reading, RG6 1EY

Tel: 0118-926 5273

Courtyard By Marriott

Bath Rd, Padworth, Reading, RG7 5HT

Tel: 0870-400 7234

Ibis Hotel

25A Friar St, Reading, RG1 1DP

Tel: 0118-953 3500

Crown Plaza The

Richfield Av, Reading, RG1 8BD

Tel: 0118-925 9988

Roselawn Hotel

Rose Lawn, Burghfield, Reading, RG30 3RU

Tel: 0118-983 6868

Aldermaston Manor

Aldermaston Park, Aldermaston, Reading, RG7 4HX

Tel: 0118-981 9333

Comfort Hotel

Bath Road, Padworth, Reading, RG7 5HT

Tel: 0118-971 3282

The Reading Hotel

93-95 Basingstoke Rd, Reading, RG2 0HA

Tel: 0118-987 2076

Warren Dene Hotel

1017 Oxford Rd, Tilehurst, Reading, RG31 6TL

Tel: 0118-942 2556

Millenium Madejski Hotel

Madejski Stadium, Reading, RG2 0FL

Tel: 0118-925 3500

Belle Vue House Hotel

2 Tilehurst Rd, Reading, RG1 7TN

Tel: 0118-959 4445

Rainbow Lodge

132-138 Caversham Rd, Reading, RG1 8A

Tel: 0118-958 8140

Comfort Inn Hotel

39 Christchurch Rd, Reading, RG2 7AN

Tel: 0118-931 1311

The French Horn

Sonning Eye, Reading, RG4 6TN

Tel: 0118-969 2204

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