Live like a local in Reading

As a cosmopolitan, university town, Reading has a lot to offer regular business travellers looking for things to do after work to make their time away more enjoyable. You just need to know where to go and what there is to do, to feel more at home and connected with in the town that will perhaps be your home for several nights each week.

Sports Clubs

Sports clubs are a great way of staying active and meeting people for those who are away from home. Whatever sport you enjoy Reading has a club that you can join in. Here are examples of just a few:

Reading Rowing Club

The Club is open to adults of any age and accepts members all year round. There’s no need to be a seasoned rower, so if you have ever fancied giving it a go, then why not use your time away from home to learn something new?

Rowing Clubs Reading

Golf Clubs

The Club at Mapledurhamand Reading Golf Club  are amongst a number of golf clubs within easy reach of Reading town centre that offer visitor tee times, Caversham Golf Club offers a wide range of teaching and practice facilities that can be used by visitors to the course.

Anyone for tennis?

Caversham Park Tennis Cub runs club sessions from 6pm to 8pm on a Tuesday and Thursday evening.

tennis clubs Reading

And if you would rather watch sport, than play it then Reading has plenty to offer too. Home to Reading Football Club; Aviva Premiership rugby union club, London Irish and the Reading Rockets, basketball team, amongst many others.

Food and Drink

Let’s face it, no one really wants to eat alone whilst they’re away from home on business. Eating and drinking are social acts to be shared with others. Meet-Up is a great platform to use to find groups who love to dine out too.

If wine is your thing, The Tasting House runs a series of tasting events on a Thursday evening starting at 19:30. Each event can be booked individually so you can decide whether to go with what you know you like or try something new.

wine tasting in Reading

Other Activities

For those looking for clubs that offer a range of activities to join in, check out Thames Valley Spice. Spice is a nationwide social activity club that runs a range of events and pursuits for its members. Whilst not all of their events take place in Reading, many do, or are within reasonable driving distance. So, if you’d rather not go to the cinema on your own or have always fancied a go at axe throwing, this could be the club for you.

There really is lots to do in Reading, so there is no need to have a boring evening just because you’re away from home. Pick a club or activity, join in and live like a local in Reading.