Smother & Vee modelling the Ready Bikes of Reading! Cheap and Fun - the bikes not my relatives!!
Yes we are now in one of my three hometowns, one being London (aka birth place) and the other is yet to be revealed.
Ah Reading, the home of rollercoaster- equivalent of football team (www.readingfc.co.uk), Ricky Geravis and Kate Winslet, yes
it’s an Oscar winning town, if Kate wins an Oscar she declares in the name of Reading, take that Slough!
So upon arriving in Reading, you’ll notice something strange about the station, no not the weird, wired tall black beggar (well bugger
I prefer to use), seriously if this man asks you for a pound, say this “I’ve seen you in Oxford and London, you have more money than I do. Again don’t let that put you off the largest town in the UK. Anyway it would be the random mixed building,
part old church, part futuristic biodome, its one of the official stops for the new crossrail that goes straight through London & Essex. If you are reading this in the future (call me Doc from now on), enjoy this as in the past we had to get, I can't bring
myself to say it…. A slower train! I know it was cruel times; it was practically a steam locomotion!
For those who have found themselves in Reading, I’m sorry in advance however; with my handy guide you’ll find the best spots,
drinking holes and activities. Thankfully TripAdvisor has sorted the list for me so here you go - http://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/Attractions-g186363-Activities-Reading_Berkshire_England.html
End of blog!
I’m joking of course, as much as we all love TripAdvisor there’s nothing better than getting first-hand knowledge than the guy who claims to be from London :)
For people looking for a bed for the night,
don’t worry we have many a hotel here however if you are on a shoestring budget, you better prepare to stay in the only hostel near the town centre Hillingdon Prince (http://www.hillingdonprince.co.uk/
), its cheap, old fashioned and right near the infamous smother!! So pop on over for comedy, beef West Indian curry and cake. (And a lash if you say anything out of turn)
There loads of hotels and if you have a buddy just get a room together, surprisingly
you’re spoilt for choice, I would recommend the Ibis hotel (http://www.ibis.com/gb/booking/hotels-list.shtml ) or the Novotel (http://www.novotel.com/gb/hotel-5432-novotel-reading-centre/index.shtml
). The Ibis houses all the girly hen dos that couldn’t afford Oxford or London in need of a quick thrill and the Novotel is occupied by the drunken horny businessmen contracted by Microsoft & Yell. I wonder why they put those two next door to each
If you can’t afford a hotel or even the world’s oldest looking hostel, then may I suggest walking another 500m east of the Hillingdon to the university area and maybe luring them with a hot meal and a pint for board?
You’ll be surprised it will work, the sluttier and hungrier the student the better the chance.
Here in lovely Reading, you may not have the best in terms of physical activities (unless you are on that hen do). We are home and close to many national
trust parks, royal estates and even a wine vineyard, please check the TripAdvisor link from earlier for more information.
Now for the shopaholics amongst you, you’ll be happy to know that Reading is /was one of the top 10 places for Shopping outside
of London due to it’s amazing array of high street chains, independents and for the greeny inside you, CHARITY SHOPS! Literally how this town has so many and none of them have closed is beyond me. My favourite is Oxfam Bookshop which is just off market
place and in there you will see the last stoner from Woodstock, the last time I was in there I think he just figuring out the number 9.