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Great reasons to visit Reading in 2022

If you’re thinking about your travel plans for 2022, make sure Reading is on your list. We’re looking forward to a year of exploring and catching up with friends and family after two years of missing out. It’s always a good time to visit but 2022 is a very exciting year for events in Reading including The Queens Jubilee, Royal Ascot and our bid to become a city. Book excellent accommodation in Reading in PREMIER SUITES to enjoy the town like a local this year.

Queens Jubilee

Did you know Reading is less than 30-minutes drive to Windsor Castle? Her Majesty The Queen became the first British monarch to celebrate a Platinum Jubilee in February 2022, marking 70 years of service to the people of Great Britain. 2022 is a great year to visit and mark the occasion with a trip to this magnificent Castle. Enjoy a guided or audio tour, learning more about the British Royal Family and the historically significant people who have lived here previously. You can also visit the State Apartments and witness the changing of the guard while you’re there.

Reading Football Club 150-year Exhibition

Our beloved Reading Football Club celebrates 150 years in 2022 and they have put together a magnificent exhibition to mark their anniversary. The exhibition is a once-in-a-lifetime gathering of unique pictures, objects and fan & player memorabilia, all telling the amazing story of Reading Football Club since it was founded in 1871. We’re proud of our team and their successes, especially as one of the oldest surviving clubs in the Football League. 150 Years of Reading Football Club is free to visit and open to the public in the Sir John Madejski Art Gallery at Reading Museum

200 Years of Huntley and Palmers Biscuits

Huntley & Palmers is a world-famous biscuit makers based in Reading. Originally established by Joseph Huntley in 1822, the company became one of the world’s first global brands and what was once the world’s largest biscuit factory. Allow your visit to Reading in 2022 to be inspired by one of our greatest exports with the Biscuit Town itinerary Biscuit Town 2022 – Visit Reading. Plan a visit to the Biscuit Town: 200 Years of Huntley and Palmers Biscuits at The Museum of English Rural Life from 10 May to 25 September. Marvel at the collection of over 300 biscuit tins and learn more about how this formidable brand helped to formed the town we know and love.

Reading bid to become a city

Reading is hoping to be approved as of the UK’s newest cities this year. The town’s official bid was launched in December 2021 following a consultation with residents, businesses and the voluntary sector and the bid is ongoing. Council Leader Jason Brock said: “Everybody has their own ideas about what makes Reading so special and we have captured those in the bid document. Our powerful and resilient economy, our rich history, our unrivalled connectivity, our vibrant cultural and arts scene, our glorious diversity, our amazing voluntary sector and our strides towards zero carbon, all come together to create the unique blend which is Reading and which makes it such a great place to live, work and visit.’

Royal Ascot

A highlight in every racing calendar, we are delighted to offer accommodation for Royal Ascot in June. Royal Ascot is Britain’s most valuable race meeting, attracting many of the world’s finest race horses to compete for millions of pounds in prize money. Around 500 horses race across the five days and thousands of people pass through the racecourse enjoying light-hearted betting and soaking up the atmosphere. PREMIER SUITES Serviced Apartments Reading is approximately a 30- minute drive from the racecourse and perfect accommodation for people wanting to explore the heart of Reading and enjoy a flutter on the races.

Henley Regatta

Henley Royal Regatta is a rowing event held annually on the River Thames which was founded in 1839. It’s undoubtedly the best-known regatta in the world and a highlight of both the summer sporting calendar and the social season. From 28 June – 3 July 2022 we are expecting thousands of visitors to Reading enjoying over 300 races of an international standard. Famous faces often enjoy the event also including celebrities, Olympic rowers as well as news crews offering TV coverage of this exciting week.

Book the perfect accommodation whenever you’re visiting in PREMIER SUITES Reading. Our serviced apartments in Reading offer freedom, flexibility and better value than traditional hotel stays so you can explore the town like a local. Book our best available rates exclusively on our official website.

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