Situated west of London, Reading is a large town with a healthy student population. If you are looking to Reading as your stag do destination, you will certainly be thrilled to know that great nightspots for economical prices are up for grabs, thanks to the youthful revelers from the student body. Urban and cool vibes are zooming around the town with a bubbly and cool atmosphere in reign. The city is saturated with places to visit and see such as the River Thames and the medieval Abbey ruins which you can explore during your stag weekend in Reading. If you are a music lover, Reading’s the best place to host your stag party as it is famed for its Reading festival, the wild and fun music festival. With its reputation as a multicultural center, Reading does not forget the modern conveniences tourists may seek thus making this destination a great place to host your stag party!
If you are only planning to explore the central area of Reading, navigation on foot is recommended as the major tourist attractions are clustered near one another. However, if you are planning to explore the other hidden gems in town, you can rely on the efficient bus system to ferry you there.
For convenience sake, you may want to flag down a taxi on the streets but do take note that while the London-styled taxis known as the black cabs have meters running, there are also the private taxis (these taxis look very much like any ordinary cars just that they have a council-licensed plate on the rears) that do not run on meters. You need to agree upon a price with such private cabs before getting onto them in order to avoid exorbitant charges when you alight.
• Take a cruise along River Thames
• Enjoy a relaxing stroll down the Thameside Walk to Sonning
• For music lovers, don’t miss the Reading festival which features reputable names in the music industry
• Explore the medieval Abbey ruins and the Forbury Gardens
• Swipe your cards at the Broad Street shops
• Take a tour to the Pevensey Castles and Hastings to admire Norman architecture
History and Culture:
In ancient times, Reading has always been prosperous due to its bustling trade in cloth. In recent years, Reading’s economy has been much boosted by industries such as Technology and Insurance, putting it as an important business center for those in these trades. Its geographical location also serves Reading well as it is located right in the center of the Thames Valley and surrounded by many beautiful and picturesque hills, villages and towns. One eye-brow raising factor into Reading’s past is that it is also the town used to imprison Oscar Wilde for his homosexuality inclinations. Reading may not have been at the top of the list for being one of the better known places in the United Kingdom years ago but it has since shot to fame because its local football club, Reading FC, has been promoted to play in the Premier League.
Eating and Drinking:
If you are planning on what cuisines to feed your stag do crew, you will be certainly spoilt for choice! There is a wide horde of restaurants and eateries which will make your exploration dizzying. If you prefer to stay very much in central Reading, you can consider going to the stylish Cerise Restaurant and Bar for a wonderful dining experience. If you don’t mind a little travelling, L’ortolan in Shinfield will be a good choice as it is the only Michelin-starred restaurant in Reading. Whether is it economical comfort food or high-end Italian fare in Reading, you are sure to find something to fuel your stag party before embarking on the wild stag night. Just like its restaurants, Reading’s pubs and bars have so many choices to offer that you will never be thirty in your Reading stag weekend. From wine to cocktail to ales, you will sure it will be hard to walk down a straight line after your pub crawl! Try Hobgolin if you are a traditional guy, their ales will not disappoint!
For a stag weekend in Reading, you are sure to be overwhelmed by its lip-smacking good range of trendy bars, traditional pubs, extravagant super clubs and many more. Try the Caversham area if you are looking for well-established nightspots to host your stag do or the East Reading side if you want youthful revelers jam-packing the clubs to spice up your stag party. There are also many options available if you want to host a stag do in a traditional pub with ales flying everywhere!
Reading boomed in its reputation for sports ever since the Reading FC penetrated the ranks into the Premier League. For those who are football fanatics, gear up and catch a match at the Madejski Stadium for a Reading football match and remember, hold on to your hats! Besides football, you should also know that Reading is versatile and has various highlights in sports such as being home to the rugby union football, greyhound racing and a huge half marathon. Sports buffs will never find Reading boring!