Travel and accommodation

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Reading is situated at the heart of the Thames Valley, half an hour by train from London, half an hour from Oxford and Windsor, and 40 minutes from Heathrow Airport.

This is a green and affluent part of England, with the beautiful countryside of the Chilterns sweeping up from Reading into Oxfordshire to the north, Windsor Great Park to the east, and the rolling hills and rural towns of the Lambourn Downs to the west.

Henley-on-Thames, just 15 minutes drive from Reading, is the small town where the famous Henley Regatta takes place every year. The Symposium Gala Dinner will be held at our picturesque Greenlands Campus, which is located just outside Henley, on the bank of the Thames.

Beyond this, the historic city of Bath, the prehistoric monument of Stonehenge, and the stylish seaside city of Brighton & Hove, are all within comfortable travelling distance.

Hotels in Reading

Below is a selection of hotels in Reading. Though we have tried to be accurate and reflect a range to suit all pockets, please bear in mind that prices and availablility do change, so please contact individual hotels for further information.

Also on this page are links to some accommodation searches. These are external pages and as such we have no control over the information they offer.

The conference organisers are not able to make accommodation bookings on behalf of delegates.

The Forbury Hotel
26 The Forbury, Reading
From £145 (+£10 with breakfast) for a single room
+44(0)118 952 7770
http://www.theforburyhotel.co.uk/index.html
Luxury hotel in the town centre, beautiful location, walking distance to the Railway Station, close to direct bus routes to the University campus, half an hour's walk to the University of Reading Whiteknights campus.

Crowne Plaza Hotel
Caversham Bridge, Richfield Avenue, Reading
From £125 (+£10 with breakfast) for a single room
+44(0)118 925 9988
http://www.ichotelsgroup.com/h/d/cp/925/en/hd/reauk
A modern hotel, located in a green area on the South bank of the Thames. Close to bus routes.

Penta Hotel
Oxford Road, Reading
From £100 for a single room
+44(0)118 958 6222
http://www.pentahotels.com/en/reading-gb/
A large, modern hotel in the centre of Reading, walking distance to the Railway Station, on bus routes, 40 minutes walk to the University of Reading Whiteknights campus.

The Mercure George Hotel
10-12 King Street, Reading
From £95 (£50, weekends) for a single room
+44(0)118 957 3445
http://www.georgehotelreading.com/
One of the oldest buildings in Reading, dating back to Tudor times; a stylish hotel in Reading town centre, walking distance to the Railway Station, close to bus routes, half an hour's walk to the University of Reading Whiteknights campus.

Great Expectations Hotel
33 London Road, Reading
From £62 (breakfast included) for a single room
0845 080 5104
http://www.relaxinnz.co.uk/hotels/the-great-expectations-hotel/
A striking building on the edge of the town centre (previously a church, where William Penn once attended services), walking distance to the Railway Station and on a bus route direct to the University campus, less than half an hour's walk.

Hotel Ibis Reading Centre
25A Friar Street, Reading
From £75 (+£6.95 with breakfast) for standard room with one double or two single beds (VAT included)
+44(0)118 953 3500
http://www.ibishotel.com/ibis/fichehotel/gb/ibi/5431/fiche_hotel.shtml
A modern hotel in the centre of town, walking distance to the Railway Station, on bus routes, a little over half an hour's walk to the University of Reading Whiteknights campus.

Hillingdon Prince Hotel
39 Christchurch Road, Reading
From £59 for a single room
+44(0)118 931 1311
http://www.hillingdonprince.co.uk/
A Victorian style hotel, within close walking distance to the University of Reading Whiteknights campus, within walking distance of the town centre, on bus routes.

Thameside Hotel
144-150 Caversham Road, Reading
+44(0)118 959 0135
From £79 (+£6 with breakfast) for a single room (VAT included)
http://www.thamesidehotel.co.uk/
A smaller, independent hotel, walking distance to the Railway Station and on bus routes.

Rainbow Lodge
132-138 Caversham Road, Reading
From £64 (weekdays), £45 (weekends), for a single room (VAT included)
+44(0)118 958 8140
http://www.rainbowslodge.co.uk/index.html
A smaller, independent hotel, walking distance to the Railway Station and on bus routes.


The above list is not exhaustive. For further options please have a look at the links below:

http://www.readingukhotels.co.uk/

http://www.reading-hotels.co.uk/

http://www.booking.com/reading-hotels

http://www.hotelsinreading.co.uk/

http://www.allhoteldeals.net/england/berkshire_hotels-in-reading.htm