Reading is most famously known for the esteemed ‘Reading’ festival, which is a huge music festival that happens each year. It is also very popular for those who want to live out of London, but still want to be well connected to it, with just a 30-minute train into London Paddington. Three train services run from the Reading station. These include Great Western, CrossCountry and South West trains, all connecting Reading to many different locations across the UK. The town is situated within easy reach of Heathrow, Luton and Southampton airports.
Numerous big companies such as Microsoft have set up their headquarters in Reading and this coupled with the university, means there are plenty of employment opportunities there.