Useful Links

Reading Borough Council
Civic Centre, Reading RG1 7TD
Tel: 0118 939 0900
Reading Borough Council is responsible for all its local services, including education, social services, transport, libraries, environment services, licensing, housing, arts and leisure, community development and planning.


Reading Arts and Venues
Responsible for The Hexagon, 21 South Street Arts Centre and The Concert Hall, The Town Hall. 
Box Office Tel: 0118 960 6060

Reading Libraries
With 7 libraries located across Reading, find if the book you are looking for is in stock by searching their website.
Reading Central Library, Abbey Square, Reading RG1 3BQ Tel: 0118 901 5950

Battle Library, 420 Oxford Road, Reading RG30 1EE Tel: 0118 901 5100
Caversham Library, Church Street, Caversham RG4 8AU Tel: 0118 901 5103
Palmer Park Library, St Bartholomew's Road, Reading RG1 3QB Tel: 0118 9015106
Southcote Library, Southcote Lane, Reading, RG30 3BA Tel: 0118 901 5109
Tilehurst Library, School Road, Tilehurst, Reading RG31 5AS Tel: 0118 9015112
Whitley Library, Northumberland Avenue, Reading RG2 7PX Tel: 0118 901 5115 

Museum of Reading
Blagrave Street, Reading RG1 1QH
Tel: 0118 939 9800
With a wide range of exhibits and displays, the Museum of Reading is home to the impressive replica of the Bayeaux Tapestry.

Friends of Reading Museums
Find out about our organisation and the museums we support.   There are new articles on our recent projects and our calendar of events for the year ahead. You can also find out how to join the Friends and what opportunities there are  to get involved with the Museum. 

Reading Town Forum
A discussion, news and event based site for people's views on local and national issues, Reading history, genealogy, old school and work mates, sport, hobbies and pastimes. 


The internationally renowned festival of  World of Music, Arts and Dance takes place in Reading each July.

Reading Festival
Annual music festival which usually takes place over the August Bank Holiday weekend.

Vue Cinema
Located at The Oracle in the heart of Reading, catch the latest releases at the Vue Cinema 
Booking and information Tel: 08702 40 60 20

Showcase Cinemas
Showcase Cinemas Reading is located at Wokingham Road at Loddon Bridge, Wokingham
Advance Booking Number : 0118 9747 700



Reading Sport & Leisure
Reading Borough Council run 7 leisure centres, with a range of facilities from the Lagoon Pool at Rivermead, Fitness Factory gyms, and Yippee's Yard, the largest indoor play centre for children at South Reading Leisure Centre.
Arthur Hill Pool & Fitness Studio, Kings Road, Reading RG1 4LS Tel: 0118 901 5055

Central Swimming Pool, Battle Street, Reading, RG1 7NU Tel: 0118 901 5070

Highdown Sports Centre, Surley Row, Caversham RG4 8NT Tel: 0118 901 5095

Meadway Sports Centre, Dunsfold Road, Tilehurst, Reading, RG30 4NN Tel: 0118 901 5080

Palmer Park Sports Stadium, Wokingham Road, Reading RG6 1LF Tel: 0118 901 5080

Rivermead Leisure Complex, Richfield Avenue, Reading RG1 8EQ Tel: 0118 901 5000

South Reading Leisure Centre, Northumberland Avenue, Whitley, Reading RG2 8DF Tel: 0118 901 5040

Reading Football Club

Promoted to Division 1 in 2002, Reading Football Club play at the magnificent Madejski Stadium
Ticket information 0118 968 1000

London Irish
Based at the Madejski Stadium, London Irish were the winners of the  2002 Powergen Cup.
Ticket information 0118 968 1000



Reading Buses
Reading Buses provides services across the Reading area.
Tel: 0118 959 4000

A range of services is provided by Nighttrack, from Park and Ride to evening services across Reading.

Rail Enquiries
For National Rail Enquiries Tel: 08457 484950

National Express
If your planning to travel by coach, check out the latest offers and timetables with National Express
Tel: 08705 80 80 80



Broad Street Mall
Home to a wide range of shops including Argos, TK Maxx and Clintons Cards. 

The Oracle Shopping and Leisure Complex 
Home to Debenhams and House of Fraser, plus a variety of restaurants and cafes.



The Oracle