About Explore Reading

Explore Reading is your new critical guide to the best things to do, places to eat or drink and cultural events to check out in Reading, UK. Whether you’re a long-time Reading resident, just visiting for the weekend, or are looking to find more to do in the area where you live, Explore Reading‘s got you covered.

Claire Slobodian
Image: Diana Francis

We were started in July 2017 by Reading resident and journalist Claire Slobodian (left). Claire launched Explore Reading to make it easier to highlight the best of our town for everyone. So that no one has to say, ‘there’s nothing to do in Reading’, again. Find out more about the story behind Explore Reading.

Our website features expert guides, features and reviews on three sections of Reading life:  Food & Drink, Heritage & Culture and Things to Do. While we aim to support independent and unique businesses, events and projects in Reading, we won’t ignore the high street. If it’s worth doing in Reading, you’ll find it on Explore Reading.

For now, the team behind Explore Reading is small (we’re talking two people small). We manage the site outside of our day jobs, and aren’t making money from it. We hope to grow beyond that in the future.

If you’re interested in writing for, or partnering with Explore Reading, get in touch here.

Our content policy

The Explore Reading team will only recommend events, venues and experiences that we have tried or believe will be enjoyable to our readers. All food and drink coverage will be conducted independently. We may on occasion accept invitations to enable us to cover more content and events in Reading, but we will never write about something we don’t believe in.