Escape London city for a short reprieve or visit one of the world's most famous music festivals with a stay in Reading, located just west of the capital, in Berkshire. With well over a millennium of history as a settlement in England, there's plenty to do in Reading whether your interests lie in history, sport or music.
Many visitors from all over the UK and world flood the town of Reading for one of its most famous events - the Reading Festival. Established in 1971, Reading Festival is one of the most famous weekend concerts, hosting the biggest names in rock music each year. And with the newly established Reading Fringe, guests can find things to do all across the city during the August bank holiday weekend.
Reading city centre also has many shops and shopping centres, from the high street to tiny boutiques, great for a little retail therapy when in the city. For those looking for sporting events in Reading, the city has its own football club and is set to host the rowing events for the London Summer Olympics in 2012.
When you're headed to Reading, be sure to book convenient hotels such as the Quality Hotel for your stay. Save time and money by booking your hotels online with Choice.