Conference Accommodation and Travel: Object Lessons and Nature Tables, University of Reading 23 September 2016

If you are traveling to Reading for Object Lessons and Nature Tables and need directions and a place to stay, read on !

 

ACCOMMODATION

The nearest hotel to the conference venue is:

The Hillingdon Prince
39 Christchurch Rd, Reading RG2 7AN
(UK) 0118 931 1311
(International) +44 0118 9311 311
mail@hillingdonprince.co.uk
http://www.hillingdonprince.co.uk/

When booking online, use the discount code ‘PCLUB’ for a reduction in rates.

Other possibilities include:

Premier Inn
Letcombe St, Reading, Berkshire RG1 2HN
0871 527 8924 (UK freephone number)
http://www.premierinn.com/gb/en/hotels/england/berkshire/reading/readingcentral.html?cid=GLBC_REAPTI

Airbnb
https://www.airbnb.co.uk/s/Reading–United-Kingdom?s_tag=dfd5L36n

 

In the centre of Reading, the following hotels may also have available rooms:

Mercure George Hotel
10-12 King Street, Berkshire, Reading RG1 2HE
(UK) 0118 957 3445
(International) +44 118 957 3445
http://www.accorhotels.com/gb/hotel-7317-mercure-george-hotel-reading/index.shtml

Quality Hotel (partner of the Mercure Hotel above)
4-8 Duke Street, Reading, EN, United Kingdom, RG1 4RY
(UK) 0118 957 3445
(International) +44 118 957 3445
http://www.choicehotelsuk.co.uk/en/quality-hotel-reading-reading-hotel-gb175

Ibis Hotel
25A Friar St, Reading RG1 1DP
(UK) 0118 953 3500
(International) +44 118 953 3500
http://www.ibis.com/gb/booking/hotels-list.shtml

 

TRAVELING TO READING

The University of Reading is situated in the town of Reading, Berkshire.  It has two campuses: Whiteknights Campus and London Road Campus.  The Object Lessons and Nature Tables Conference will take place in the London Road Campus, which is closer to Reading Rail Station.

Reading town is 65 kilometers west of London, and can be reached by train in 25 minutes via Great Western Railway from Paddington Station.  It is also about 30 kilometers west of Heathrow Airport, and can be reached in 45 minutes by RailAir Bus from Heathrow Central Bus Station.

From Reading Rail Station to the University of Reading Special Collections and Museum of English Rural Life (conference venue) is a 20 minute walk.  Alternatively there are taxis and buses from the rail station.

Buses 21 and 21a run every 15-20 minutes.  Get off at ‘Crown Place Passage’ (the second stop on Kendrick Road). Crown Place Passage is a footpath that can be seen to the left of Abbey School. Walk down this footpath – at the end of the path you will see, on your right hand side, the Special Collections and Museum of English Rural Life building.  If you are staying at the Hillingdon Prince, and wish to drop your bags there first, you should stay on the bus and get off two stops later at the ‘Vicarage Road’ stop.