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Reading

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Have been sent away next week to a rather posh hotel for a week long course, I doubt I'll stay in said posh place ebvery night so whats the low down on where to go, any band venues/live music etc indian grub etc

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Uncle Leo

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I was at university there for three years (96-99) and many of my mates stayed there after graduation so I still go back there lots.

Plenty of good curry places in Reading - the Sardar Palace was always a favourite of mine.

The Fez Club is a bit of a mixed bag. Sometimes crap DJs, other times good live bands. Give it a try.

The Purple Turtle is always good for a late drink. They stay open until God knows what hour and it's an odd mix of goths, punks, ageing rockers and students. I always end up there whenever I'm back in Reading.
 
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my girlfriend goes uni there now and i go there every few weeks, theres a lot of good clubs, bars, retaurants and shopping etc around the oracle!
 

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[b said:
Quote[/b] (Uxbridge Shrimper @ Jan. 11 2007,11:20)]The Purple Turtle is always good for a late drink. They stay open until God knows what hour and it's an odd mix of goths, punks, ageing rockers and students. I always end up there whenever I'm back in Reading.
I really hate it when you think a place is fairly unique only to find out it's part of a chain.

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Uncle Leo

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Quote[/b] (sufcintheprem @ Jan. 11 2007,11:24)]
[b said:
Quote[/b] (Uxbridge Shrimper @ Jan. 11 2007,11:20)]The Purple Turtle is always good for a late drink. They stay open until God knows what hour and it's an odd mix of goths, punks, ageing rockers and students. I always end up there whenever I'm back in Reading.
I really hate it when you think a place is fairly unique only to find out it's part of a chain.

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I was similarly disappointed when I found that out. There used to be another Turtle in Reading, but I thought that was it
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readings has the same sort of thing we have in southend. relfex, varsity, yates etc.

head towards oracle and theres loads of things to do down there!
 
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Quote[/b] (mattytheshrimper @ Jan. 11 2007,12:01)]readings has the same sort of thing we have in southend. relfex, varsity, yates etc.
As does any mid size plus town/city in the UK.
We are becoming almost Americanised in the way town & city centres are becoming clones of each other!

Quite sad IMHO!
 

Uncle Leo

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[b said:
Quote[/b] (mattytheshrimper @ Jan. 11 2007,12:01)]readings has the same sort of thing we have in southend. relfex, varsity, yates etc.
As does any mid size plus town/city in the UK.
We are becoming almost Americanised in the way town & city centres are becoming clones of each other!

Quite sad IMHO!
Too true. I had an American lecturer about 8/9 years ago who commented how similar the shops in Reading, Berkshire were to his home town Reading, Pennsylvania
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From my experience with Reading, I'd say the best place to go is probably the library, or even just a comfy chair at home.


Thanks, I'll be here all week folks.

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