Discover Reading's history, story's & hidden gems
Tradition has it that Reading is the town of three Bs, beer, biscuits and bulbs. Let us share those three with you, and add a couple more; bricks and Bayeux, as well as Henry I’s abbey.
Not content with that, how about hearing about the Kennet and Avon Canal and Oscar Wilde’s Ballad of Reading Gaol?
Former Poet Laureate Sir John Betjeman wrote “few towns are less prepossessing at first glance than Reading, but few towns better repay exploration”. Let us go.