Reading connected directly with central London, the City and Docklands on the new Elizabeth Line, Reading can be reached directly from over 250 locations by rail.
The defacto capital of the Thames Valley, Reading is one of the best located business centres in the UK and rivals London as a business hub.
Just 22 minutes from London direct on the Great Western Main Line as well as connected directly with central London, the City and Docklands on the new Elizabeth Line, Reading can be reached directly from over 250 locations by rail. Reading is located on the M4 and is easily accessible from Heathrow Airport.
With meeting spaces from small groups up to conferences for 700 people, Reading’s venues will meet your business needs. Choose from dedicated conference venues or business hotels in the town centre just a short walk from Reading Station or business hotels and conference centres located near Junction 11 of the M4. All boast a wide range of high-quality meeting spaces and facilities, venues for exhibitions or for incentive groups.
Reading is one of the most vibrant economies in the UK. You’ll find major business brands here – from Microsoft to Virgin Media, Bayer to PepsiCo, Thales to SSE, as well as creatives such as the new centres for film production.
With the arrival of direct trains from Canary Wharf, the City and the West End on the Elizabeth Line, Reading is an even better choice of location for a business meeting outside London. As well as great connectivity, Reading's day rates, room rates and venue fees compare very favourably with those in nearby London, making Reading an excellent value alternative to the capital. With River Thames trips, great shopping, a vibrant nightlife, a wide range of dining options, surprising heritage going back 900 years and plentiful green space, Reading will also keep your delegates entertained beyond the meeting room.
How to get to Reading
Reading is the western terminus for the new Elizabeth Line which links directly with central London, the City and Docklands. Reading is also just 22 minutes on GWR trains from Paddington. In all, Reading is reachable directly from more than 250 locations by train.
Reading is at Junctions 10/11 of the M4 and has a direct RailAir road link with Heathrow Airport (40 minutes).
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Crowne Plaza Reading
Located right by the River Thames, with a leisure centre, meeting rooms, restaurant and free Wi-Fi, the Crowne Plaza® Reading has its own car park available for a fee of £15 per 24 hrs, 15 minutes' walk from Reading town centre, trains from Reading Station reach London in 25 minutes. The M4 motorway is four miles away, providing easy access to Heathrow Airport (LHR). Host your conference in one of our six contemporary meeting rooms, or a banquet for 200 with views of the river in the Riverside Suite, equipped with projectors, microphones and screens for video conferencing.
Green Park Conference Centre
The Conference Centre is a great meeting place for business. Located at the beautiful Green Park it is an ideal venue for a variety of events. If you’re planning a one-to-one meeting, a small-group seminar or even a large annual conference, you can join the many discerning companies across the UK who have enjoyed our conference facilities. We provide a varied hospitality menu as well, catering for all.
Hilton Reading is located off the M4 and A33 and offers complimentary on-site car parking. Just 8 minutes from Reading Station and 6 minutes to the soon-to-open Green Park Station, Hilton Reading offers easy London access via the Elizabeth Line. Meeting and conference space is available for up to 500 delegates. The hotel offers, 210 guest rooms, 10 event spaces, from smaller rooms ideal for boardroom style meetings, to larger rooms for classroom and training formats, up to the largest suite that seats 500 Guests theatre style. Guests can enjoy onsite dining, indoor pool, gym, sauna and steam room.
The Pentahotel Reading is the place to meet! We have 11 event spaces, kitted out with all the tech you need and a helpful team of advisors to make the day run smoothly. Each room is accessible via the ground floor, offers free Wi-Fi, and can hold up to 250 theatre style. The Pentalounge is always available for breaktime, dinnertime, or playtime - with pool tables and playstations, and we also have 40 Penta Plus rooms and a Penta Suite if you need more space.
Reading Town Hall
Right in the heart of Reading, this beautiful Grade II* listed building boasts a stunning Victorian Gothic facade by celebrated architect Alfred Waterhouse, and state-of-the-art facilities within to accommodate your event. From our beautiful Concert Hall, seating up to 700, to meeting rooms for 5, it has a space and a package tailored just to you. The Town Hall consists of four buildings built in the 18th and 19th centuries. It has undergone many changes to meet modern requirements and now hosts a leading conference and banqueting venue.
The Roseate Reading
The Roseate Reading located in the town centre of Reading, Berkshire proffers a host of options for hiring meeting rooms for corporate events and business meetings. These elegantly designed spaces offer seamless connectivity and conference facilities using the latest technology. In addition to comfortable seating, privacy and all facilities required to have efficient meetings and events, the room also offers exemplary, service of refreshments, food & beverages before, during or after the events which can be customized to suit your preference.
University of Reading | Venue Reading
Situated just outside Reading town centre, Venue Reading is part of the University of Reading and is in a prime location to meet beyond London with excellent transport links. Venue Reading has everything from traditional buildings rich in heritage to modern state-of-the-art meeting rooms offering all year-round conferencing facilities including a variety of seminar rooms, classrooms, and lecture theatres for up to 400 delegates, Venue Reading is set up for small to large meetings and events and has over 2,000 ensuite halls bedrooms and an all year-round hotel.