Reading is a superb town to visit at any time of year. Packed with attractions, it offers something for people of all ages and interests. However, what's a break without the occasional shopping spree? Exploring new shops and hunting out bargains can be as much fun as sightseeing, and Reading's Broad Street Mall has everything you could need for a full day's retail therapy. There are plenty of hotels near the Broad Street Mall, from B&Bs to luxury hotels so, at the end of hard day's haggling, you can retire in comfort and examine your purchases without having to traipse too far!
The First of Its Kind: Hotels near Broad Street Mall
The Broad Street Mall was built in the early '90s and caused something of a stir at the time. For Reading, it was the first of its kind, combining shopping with leisure facilities such as restaurants, events and activities to create an experience for the whole family. If you're looking for a base from which to go and shop, there are plenty of budget hotels such as the Coppid Beech Hotel, the Elizabeth House bed and breakfast and the Fines Bayliwick Hotel - all of which offer excellent surroundings in which to relax.
Send Your Downtime the Way You Want To
The shops in the Broad Street Mall are as wide and varied as the hotels in the area. Among the usual high-street suspects, you'll find independent and boutique shops, as well as high-end designer outlets. If you're in Reading for a special occasion and want to make your trip even more memorable, there are some stunning luxury hotels in the locality, such as the Oakley Court Hotel. Set on the outskirts of Windsor, this hotel is just a 20-minute trip down the M4, allowing you to see other sites, such as Reading Abbey and the Hellfire Caves, squeeze in some serious shopping and get back to your accommodation in time for a delicious meal or a relaxing drink.
Some travellers like to play sport on their downtime, while others like to soak up the local sights. Others still, love to shop. Booking a room in a hotel near Broad Street Mall gives you the facility to do as much or as little of each, as you want.