Things to do

The very best events in Reading every month. Your guide to the top gigs, festivals, markets, shops, shows and activities in town.

Toby & Dani Davies

My perfect Reading weekend: Toby Davies from Reading Between the Lines

Discover what Toby Davies, co-Director of Reading Between the Lines theatre company, loves about our town, his favourite historical sites and his top cultural spots in Reading.

Reading Pride

A guide to Reading Pride

Enjoy a spectacle of noise and colour and support our local LGBT+ community at the Reading Pride Parade and Festival

TimeTrap Escape Room

We puzzle our way out of TimeTrap, Reading’s new historical themed locked room escape game, opened by two University of Reading graduates.

Dave Maul Heavy Pop

My perfect Reading weekend: Dave Maul

Heavy Pop boss and music promoter Dave Maul shares his favourite local bands, Reading gig venues and what to look out for in our town’s music scene.

Review: Psychological Health: A Psychoanalyst’s View

Reading-based psychoanalyst, Dr Christine English, talked happiness, futility and mental health with a packed Milk Bar for Reading Fringe.

Zsuzsi Lindsay

My perfect Reading weekend: Zsuzsi Lindsay

Zsuzsi Lindsay, organiser of Reading Fringe Festival, shares her ideal way to spend a weekend in our lovely town, her favourite cultural spots and the Fringe shows to watch.

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Welcome to Explore Reading!

Welcome to Explore Reading – your new critical guide to the best things to do, top places to eat or drink and great cultural events to check out in Reading, UK.