We are experiencing an increasing number of corporate guests choosing to stay at our Reading, Berkshire aparthotels and service apartments over London. They are stating value for money, larger rooms and more green space as the driving factors.
Reading was added to the Transport for London map in 2019 and with crossrail opening later this year, Reading is becoming an increasingly attractive proposition for commuters to London, including those on contract or short stay projects.
As most Covid restrictions have been removed in the UK, the opportunity for corporate travellers to work remotely some days (many House of Fisher serviced apartments include working spaces and fast, reliable WiFi) makes staying slightly outside of London all the more appealing.
A commute from Reading is easy, with more than 200 direct trains to London taking just 24 minutes. This trend is not new with Reading being voted the UK’s best place to live and work in 2016 and containing the second highest concentration of SMEs in the UK (after London).
Reading, referred to as the ‘UK’s Silicon Valley’ for many years, was one of the first locations in the UK to receive 5G in 2019, demonstrating its excellent corporate infrastructure.
Situated by the River Thames, Reading offers an abundance of options to visitors, who it welcomes with open arms. According to Tripadvisor, Reading boasts a huge 485 restaurants, meaning you could eat at a different restaurant every day for a year and still have 120 restaurants you had not tried! Reading also benefits from numerous green spaces, so important for mental health and wellbeing.
Reading Accommodation from House of Fisher
Our flagship 100 Kings Road aparthotel is ranked #2 of 56, whilst our City Wall House aparthotel is ranked #5 of 56 under ‘Specialty Lodging’ in Reading. Both aparthotels are conveniently located just a short stroll from Reading station and with easy access to the M4 motorway and convenient transport links to London as well as the main UK Airports.
Kings Road boasts a fine selection of restaurants on its doorstep, some of which offer an exclusive discount of significant value to any of our House of Fisher guests staying at our Reading properties – 100 Kings Road or City Wall House.
Value For Money And Added Extras
House of Fisher serviced apartments offer a true ‘home from home’ experience. They offer 30% more space than a typical hotel room, are bigger than comparable London serviced apartments and available at a significantly lower cost. They include:
- Fully equipped kitchens
- Spacious living spaces
- Sky TV (including sports)
- Free, unlimited, high speed WiFi
- Washing/cooking facilities
- Eat in and delivery options such as Deliveroo and Just Eat
- 24/7 manned desk at 100 Kings Road
- Parking available 100 Kings Road
- A mixed selections of studios, 1bed and 2bed apartments, along with 3bed apartments at 100 Kings Road
If multiple rooms are required for families, the size and cost saving compared to a nice area in London is quite staggering!
If you have a London accommodation requirement, why not give us a call for a quotation. There are many benefits to staying in Reading and you will likely be surprised by the comparable cost savings when we quote. Please call our reservations team on 01189 51 41 51.