Waterside Gardens is located in the popular Holybrook development in Reading Town Centre right next to the Oracle shopping end entertainment complex and on the banks of the Kennet and Avon canal.
Reading is one of the south east's largest towns and an important commercial hub with many multinationals choosing Reading for their European headquarters. Only 25 minutes from London by train, with trains running every five minutes or so, Reading is home to many of the city's commuters. Reading also has easy links by road or rail to Swindon, Oxford, Basingstoke, Heathrow and farther afield. Beyond the hive of commercial activity, Reading is nestled in the heart of Royal Berkshire offering beautiful riverside walks on the Thames and tow path ambles on the Kennet and Avon canals and with the nearby Berkshire Downs and Chilterns, beautiful countryside is never far away.
Reading offers a rich mix of shops and markets. In the heart of the town, The Oracle combines chic boutiques with department stores such as Debenhams and House of Fraser and within a minute's walk there are many high-street favourites including John Lewis and Marks & Spencer. In the surrounding countryside you will also find farm shops and microbreweries selling an array of local produce.
There are restaurants, cafes and brasseries to suit every taste in Reading. We recommend the award-winning London Street Brasserie, Jamie's Italian and Carluccios in the town centre. Fine dining can be found at Forbury's, the Michelin starred, L'Ortolan and the French Horn at Sonning on the outskirts of the town. Plus there are numerous bars and restaurants on the Oracle Riverside. For daytime refuelling, the town centre offers many coffee shops and lunch stops including some lovely independents such Picnic, Lincoln Coffee House, Panino Café, Perry's Caribbean cafe and Workhouse Coffee. These are complemented by all the usual names such as Starbucks, Costa Coffee and Pret a Manger.