Eldon Road runs between Kings Road to its north and London Road to its South. The Eldon Road Conservation Area is on the South Eastern edge of Reading town centre adjacent to the Royal Berkshire Hospital in between London Road and Kings Road. The area is renowned for is attractive Georgian and victorian architecture and is one of the most popular places to live in the town centre. There are some charming local pubs which promote a real community feel. The Oracle shopping and entertainment complex is close by and Reading station is a short walk and just 25 minutes from London Paddington, with trains running every five minutes or so.
Reading is one of the south easts largest towns only 25 minutes from London by train, with trains running every five minutes or so, Reading is home to many of the citys 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 minutes walk there are many high-street favourites including John Lewis and Marks & Spencer. There are restaurants, cafes and brasseries to suit every taste in Reading. Plus there are numerous bars and restaurants on the Oracle Riverside.
Reading school founded in 1125 is the 16th oldest school in England, there are 6 other state secondary schools along with 37 state primary schools in the borough. In addition there are some well-recognised and top ranked independent and public schools in Reading and its surrounding catchment. Schools such as Leighton Park, Queen Annes, The Abbey, Crosfields, Bradfield College, The Oratory and Bluecoat are just some of the outstanding public schools in the area. Kendrick girls school is one of the top grammar schools in the UK. Reading University established in 1892 is a red brick and ranked in the top 1% of universities in the world. There are almost 23,000 students from all over the globe.