Reading is voted as one of the Top 10 UK retail destinations - although this is a serious plus point, at heart, Reading offers much more than superb shopping. For instance Forbury Gardens, a nationally acclaimed Victorian formal garden, it is where the town flourishes. From the gardens you lead on to the beautiful ruins of Reading Abbey, an ancient monument and burial place of King Henry I, in 1136.
Wander through the ruins to the Kennet and Avon Canal, strolling past Reading Gaol and the Oscar Wilde gates. There is so much intrigue and inspiration, you'll want to walk the canal, past the sires of Reading's industrial past. Find yourself at Blakes lock and explore the Riverside Museum and relax on a barge moored outside a restaurant that started life as a Victorian pumping station.
Reading market is situated at the top end of this popular and busy town. Shoppers can be assured that alongside the very best high street names the outdoor market is full of variety and keen pricing. The ever busy Reading market boasts some of the best fruit and veg and cut flower traders in the business. Market shoppers will find an exciting mix of cultural products alongside the more typical household merchandise. Everything you could want all in one place; from quirky boutiques to high end jewellers, Reading has a large range of independent stores sitting alongside the major high street brands such as John Lewis.
Don't Miss Out: You'll find there is a lot to discover in Reading and even more to explore in the surrounding towns. Sharing the Berkshire boundaries, with the Chilterns Area of outstanding natural beauty and the stunning countryside of Hampshire, Reading is the perfect base to explore the best of British. Reading also has to offer high quality cafes, situated right next to the shopping area. The Store: And finally we introduce to the location of our new home, John Lewis on Broad St. Hope to see you there, 26th January!