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Dining in Reading

With more than 250 different types of restaurants serving all kinds of food, Reading has more than enough to offer visitors. While it is not possible to list all these venues, the following is a brief sampling of what Reading has to offer.

History of Reading

The first evidence of the existence of Reading indicates that it was founded in the eighth century where the River Thames and River Kennet converged. The settlement was then known as Readingnum.

Leading Attractions of Reading

The following is a run-down of some of the popular attractions of Reading. They include great historical and romantic venues that visitors to Reading should not miss.

Music, Theatre and the Arts in Reading

There are several renowned centres of art in Reading that depict its vibrant arts scene, such as concert halls, fine art galleries and spaces for general use.

Notable Colleges & Universities in Reading

Reading plays host to a number of renowned educational institutions that have made their mark on the landscape of UK learning. Here are some of the best of them.

Reading Abbey

Today, Reading Abbey is mostly in ruins, but that does not detract from the fact that it was once a prime symbol of royalty and solidarity in Reading and, as such, stood proudly in the very centre of town.

Reading's Institutions

Naturally, Reading's central institution has always been its local government. The town has enjoyed at least some degree of local governance since 1253 with the granting of a royal charter to the local merchant guild.

Sport in Reading

While Reading is obviously a great destination with a rich history, it is also a great sports town as well. The toast of the town is undoubtedly the Reading Football Club, an association football club that has competed on behalf of Reading since 1871

Things to Do in Reading

With such attractions as the Thames and Kennet rivers, the medieval ruins of Reading Abbey, the beautiful Thames Valley countryside, a major shopping centre and a host of restaurants and pubs, there is certainly a lot to do in this fascinating town.

Travelling To and Around Reading

Located in Berkshire in the South East of England, Reading is certainly not a difficult place to visit. And a visit there will certainly be worth your while if you're into medieval abbey ruins, rivers and exquisite countryside such as Thames Valley.

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Being dumped - get over it!

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First Date Dos and Don'ts

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Date Ideas

The first date is not just about restaurants and movies. Here are some great first date ideas starting with the very cheap, moving through the more expensive right through to the extravagant, for when you win the lottery!

Get out there and flirt!

No matter what you think, to be a great flirt it's not necessary to be devastatingly attractive, rich, smooth, or good at fluttering your eyelashes.

How to attract a man

I remember my first job. There was this gorgeous guy working there. The only problem was I had never talked to him, but I knew I wanted him.

Chatroom dating

Chatrooms are a great place to meet potential friends, and perhaps lovers. Even better you don't have to dress up and pass visual inspection to go there.

Dating Tips for Men

This may sound cheeky but the worst thing you could do when going out on a date (specially if it is your first date with her) is to turn up unshaven, looking dirty and smelling.

Ending a bad date

The guy that you have fancied for ages has asked you out on a date and you've spent all day getting ready. Then when he turns up he looks like he's been dragged through a hedge backwards and that's just his hair.

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