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Weekly Blue Collar food markets or classic dishes at Malmaison, you’re spoilt for choice

Reading boasts an extensive range of restaurants and eateries. From Mediterranean tapas at Thames Lido, American fast food from Five Guys or Japanese at Wagamama’s – you can eat your way around the world.

Sit back and relax with a drink alongside the River Thames

There are a great deal of pubs where you can find your perfect pint. The French Horn, Bel & Dragon and The Mill all have vibrant atmospheres or for something more sophisticated head into town to visit Veeno.

Reading, home to the longest running music festival in existence

Many of the most successful rock and pop bands play at the festival each year bringing in audience of 100,000 people. In the lead up you can also visit Reading Fringe Festival which supports local emerging artists.

Shop, climb and socialise, the possibilities are limitless

Those who can spend an entire day shopping should visit Broad Street Mall and The Oracle, two indoor shopping centres with retailers such as Primark and John Lewis. For those who can’t sit still, join the 15,000 other people that run the Reading Half Marathon annually or visit the Madejski Stadium and support Reading Football Club.