Reading (United kingdom)
Reading is a medium-sized town in the South of England, about 66 km west of London, located at the Thames River. The city's main attractions are the ruins of the medieval monastery, the lush valley, which was formed by the Thames and the Kennet River, as well as the large shopping center "The Oracle" in the middle of the city. In Reading are offered river cruises on the Thames River and there are also good marked walking routes in the surrounding idyllic countryside. The city hosts annually the Reading Festival, which is one of the largest music events in England."
Monthly Weather Conditions
More information: Reading forecast and weather conditions monthly
Compared to prices worldwide, Reading is an expensive destination.
On a tight budget, the daily budget is approximately $75.55, which includes hostel accommodation, budget meals and public transportation.
On a moderate budget, the daily budget is approximately $326.84, which includes a moderately priced hotel, meals at moderate priced restaurants and transportation costs.
- Hotel (2 stars): $94.51
- Hotel (3 stars): $122.18
- Hotel (4 stars): $159.51
- Hotel (5 stars): $242.95
- Taxi ride (3 miles): $12.92
- Taxi ride (6 miles): $22.27
- Beer in a restaurant (16 ounces): $5.07
- Meal, McDonalds: $8.21
- Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant: $16.42
Reading has been classified as quite dangerous with security classification 2/5.
Safety index values (higher is better):
- General: 55.4 (better than United states average 47.9)
- Walking alone during daytime hours: 75.1 (better than United states average 69.6)
- Walking alone at night: 45.0 (better than United states average 41.7)
More information: Reading safety
Things which affect the renting of the car:
- Driver’s license: In the European Union / Schengen a driver's license from an EU country is sufficient, although for North Americans it is recommended to carry a separate international driving license, in addition to the American driving license.
- Direction of traffic: In Europe the traffic is mainly right-handed. The exception is Great Britain, which is left-handed traffic.
- Insurance: In Western Europe, all rental cars include some kind of insurance, so additional insurance policies are often unnecessary (unless you are going to Russia or Eastern Europe).
- Driving abroad: You can drive a rental car almost everywhere within all countries of the European Union / Schengen territory without additional fees. Eastern European countries and Russia are the exceptions and you should always ask the car rental company in advance about the rules.