Reading training centre
- 16 The Aquarium, King Street, Reading, RG1 2AN.
- In the town centre, between Starbucks and The Botanist pub.
- 5-minute walk from Reading main train station.
- M4 J11 is 3 miles away, and London Heathrow airport is 28 miles.
- Choice of car parks less than 5 minutes’ walk.
- Heathrow airport: 28 miles.
- Tel: 0118 3042798.
Please wear a face mask when entering our building.
Upon arrival, press number 16 on the door entry system. My colleague will answer and provide directions to our training room.
We’re on the second floor. You can either use the lift or the stairs. (There’s a one-person-at-a-time rule in place for the lift.)
When you reach our training room, please sanitise your hands and, if you use the NHS COVID-19 app, scan the QR code.
Even though the Government have relaxed the rules relating to the wearing of masks, we’re still asking our delegates to wear a mask at all times when moving around our training room and the centre’s general areas. You don’t need to wear a mask whilst sitting down at your desk.
In the training room, there’s a refreshment area offering tea, coffee, chilled water and biscuits. We ask that only one person at a time be present in this area.
For further details, see Covid-19 measures.
Directions and further details
16 The Aquarium, King Street, Reading, RG1 2AN.
To walk from Reading train station (RDG) (¼ mile, 5 minutes):
- Leave Reading train station through the South Exit, and turn left onto Blagarve Street.
- Follow Blagarve Street round to the right. At this point, you can see the Town Hall clock tower at the bottom of the street, on your left-hand side.
- Continue down Blagarve Street; when you reach the Town Hall, branch left onto Market Place, passing in front of the church.
- At Market Place Square, branch right onto Butter Market, passing the memorial on your left.
- At Starbucks, turn left.
The Aquarium entrance is glass-fronted, on your left between Starbucks and The Botanist pub.
Bus stops ME and MF are on King Street, close to The Aquarium.
Bus stops MA, MC, MH, MQ, MP, MM and ML are all within a two-minute walk.
To drive from M4 J11 (4 miles away):
- At the motorway roundabout follow the signs to Reading A33.
- Follow the A33 dual carriageway for 3 miles, passing through several sets of traffic lights and roundabouts.
- Exit the dual carriageway at the A4 exit, sign-posted M4 West, Newbury, Oxford.
- At the roundabout, turn right onto Castle Street.
- Follow Castle Street into Reading town centre.
If you’re driving from the M4, be aware there are roadworks and temporary closures in place between junctions 3 to 12. For details, see www.highwaysengland.co.uk/m4j3to12.
There are three car parks less than 5 minutes from our centre:
The Riverside. RG1 2AG. £15 for up to 8 hours.
Holy Brook. RG1 2LR. £15 for up to 8 hours.
Reading Borough Council – Queens Road. RG1 4PX (sat nav RG1 4AR).
£16.50 per day; £8 per day ‘early bird’ price if you park before 8am.
For other car parks, see www.reading.gov.uk/carparks.
Latchmans – 0118 958 8888
Capital Cars – 0118 950 9509
Top Cars – 0118 944 2222
The closest airport is Heathrow, which is 28 miles away.
Mercure George Hotel. RG1 2HE. Directly opposite our centre.
Novotel. RG1 1DP. ¼ mile.
Hotel Ibis. RG1 1DP. ¼ mile.
Great Expectations. RG1 4PS. ¼ mile.
- Course delegates can book a room at Great Expectations at our agreed corporate rates:
– Single room: £55 inc. VAT.
– Double or twin room, single occupancy: £65 inc. VAT.
– Double or twin room, double occupancy: £70 inc. VAT.
- Free Wi-Fi is available.
- Cancellation policy: 48 hours.
- Call the hotel’s booking line on 0118 950 3925, and mention you’re attending training at Armada.
Premier Inn. RG1 2HN. ⅓ mile.
Travelodge. RG1 7LT. ⅖ mile.
pentahotel Reading. RG1 7RH, ⅖ mile.
Amherst Guest House (RG1 7XG, 1 mile)
Beech House hotel (RG30 2AY, 1½ miles)