Reading has moved on from its industrial past to become a cultural and corporate hub. Having made our name on the four b’s – beer, biscuits, bricks and bulbs – the city now has one of the highest concentrations of digital businesses in the UK. Many leading multinationals have chosen Reading for their UK base, including Cisco, Ericsson, Microsoft and PepsiCo. Reading is becoming increasingly popular with those commuting to and from or relocating to London with serviced apartments offering flexible, comfortable accommodation in Reading.
Commuting Reading to London
Commuting to and from London has become much easier in recent years. Commuting is much more cost-effective for employees looking for cheaper rental prices than in the capital. The new £900 million Crossrail station has increased the frequency of 300 daily trains to London with direct routes to Bond Street, Liverpool Street and Canary Wharf.
Reading also offers superb connections throughout the UK by road, rail and air. Heathrow Airport is just 34 minutes with daily connections to over 180 global destinations. A proposed new direct rail link from the West to Heathrow would improve journeys to Britain’s busiest airport, making the commute less than 30-minutes.
The Queen and The Earl of Wessex visited Paddington Elizabeth line station to mark the completion of the new railway ahead of its opening to passengers on Tuesday 24 May. Her Majesty unveiled a plaque to celebrate the completion of the line named in Her honour. The plaque will be permanently mounted at Paddington station, celebrating The Queen’s connection with the railway for generations to come.
The Elizabeth line stretches more than 100km from Reading and Heathrow in the west through central tunnels across to Shenfield and Abbey Wood in the east. The new railway built by Crossrail Ltd will stop at 41 accessible stations – 10 of them new – and is expected to serve up to 200 million people each year.
Big city perks without the downside
Unfortunately, Reading recently lost its bid for city status, meaning we are still classed as a town. It’s a good thing for tourists and commuters, however. We can still offer all of the perks of big city living without the price tag. Reading is one of the most vibrant and economically significant urban centres in the country. We offer the experiences of city living on a smaller, more manageable scale. The Berkshire countryside and River Thames are close enough to enjoy on weekends, so you can enjoy the best of both worlds. we have some fantastic shopping with a mix of big brands, independent boutiques and eclectic eateries catering to Reading’s ethnic population. Commuters benefit from the culture and personality of a town and the convenience and opportunities of a big city.
Accommodation in Reading
If you need long, short or mid-term accommodation close to London, a serviced apartment in Reading. Aside from the easy commute and the character and convenience of the town, a serviced apartment gives you the flexibility to live like a local, no matter how long your stay. Each suite is stylishly decorated, spacious and designed with you in mind. We offer business travellers, groups and couples the space to live, work, eat, relax and enjoy their own space. Families relocating to Reading, London and surrounds find serviced apartments particularly helpful with a large kitchen and living space, family-sized bathroom and multiple bedrooms to accommodate adults and children separately.
Contact our team today to find out more about long-stay and corporate discounts. Our best available rates are exclusively available on our website. We look forward to welcoming you to PREMIER SUITES serviced apartments in Reading.