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Reading is a town situated in the county of Berkshire, England. It lis about thirty six miles (50km) West of London, and twenty four miles (39km) South of Oxford, and has a population of around a hundred and fifty thousand. The centre of the town lies on the confluence of the River Kennet and the River Thames, which emphasises why the the town was so important as a river port in the past.

The town is an important commercial centre in Southern England, and houses many UK and International companies such as Wrigley, Prudential and International Computers Limited. Reading town is a major centre for shopping, and is one of the best performing retail centres in the United Kingdom. Major department stores including House Of Fraser, Debenhams and John Lewis Reading are based in the town centre, as well as two Waterstones book shops.

Reading holds an annual festival (Reading Festival) and has been an event since nineteen seventy one, and is held on the August Bank holiday weekend. The Reading Beer Festival has taken place since nineteen ninety four, and is one of the largest beer festivals in the country, and is held after the May bank holiday every year.

Reading Train Station is a major rail terminus and transfer point, with rail links to Paddington and Waterloo stations in London. Heathrow Airport is the nearest airport to the town and is twenty five miles (40km) away. Reading Buses operate the bus network in the borough and surrounding areas.