A town that’s proud of its warm welcome and cosmopolitan atmosphere, Reading’s bustling student population and historic heritage offers something for every student…

discover Reading

The Berkshire town is an excellent place to study. Packed with amenities and close to the nation’s capital, excitement is never far from your new home away from home in Reading.

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Get a free cancellation or defer the start of your booking if you can’t travel or your university start date is delayed. We are also an award winning accommodation so you can be sure you’re in good hands. For more information read our cancellation policy.

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15 Queens Walk, Reading, RG1 7QF

Located in the heart of Reading, enjoy all the perks of living in the town centre along with the ease of a simple commute to lectures.

Residence details On-site cinema & games room
Residence details City centre less than 5 minutes away
Residence details 24 hour CCTV & reception
Residence details Home to 395 students

explore Reading

Picturesque by day, lively by night, Reading’s riverside vibe has plenty to keep you busy during your studies. Whether you’re a dance-the-night-away type or a budding fan of the arts, here are some of the highlights Reading has waiting for you.

With a local leisure centre nearby and 51 sports teams representing its university, staying active is easy here. The student-led sports clubs feature everything from rugby and football to archery and pole-dancing. Whether you take sports seriously or just want a little fun, there’s something for everyone.

Take your pick from a wide range of shops, restaurants and bars and find yourself a new favourite location. With big shopping centres and independent boutiques to pick from, there’s also a 10-screen cinema, comedy clubs and gig venues to check out. Grab a burger at the ever-popular Pavlov’s Dogs or relax in one of the town’s gorgeous parks with your new mates. However you like to spend your time, Reading’s got something for all tastes.

With a far-reaching history that dates back to the 8th century, Reading is rich with heritage. Head to Reading Abbey, whose 12th-century remains are used for theatrical performances. Or explore Basildon Park, a restored stately home and garden that offers both a glimpse into the past and stretches of serene greenery to wander around.

Music fans are well catered to, here. Reading Festival, one of the UK’s best-known music festivals, features huge bands and live acts every year. Furthermore, Reading’s real ale and comedy festivals throughout the year are well worth checking out, too. If you’re a keen explorer, get to know Reading’s museums, which cover a range of fields including zoology, archaeology, and global history.

Reading’s university buildings are easy to get to by foot, bike or bus. The town’s bus network is extensive and runs regularly, while 13 cycle routes make two-wheel travel very easy.

London is easily accessible as well, with trains running every 30 minutes late into the night. This is perfect if you’re looking to catch up with friends or want to try something new in the big city.