Reading training centres

Summary

Summary

We have two training centres in Reading. If you’re attending a course here, we’ll confirm which centre it’s being held at in your joining instructions. Please call us if you need to know before then.

Both centres are in the town centre, with bus stops just outside. M4 J11 is 3 miles away, and London Heathrow airport is 28 miles.

Spaces

  • 9 Greyfriars Road, Reading, RG1 1NU.
  • 2-minute walk from Reading main train station.
  • Two car parks close by – Cattle Market and Garrard Street.
  • Tel: 0118 3042798.

The Aquarium

  • 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.
  • Queens Road car park less than five minutes’ walk.
  • Tel: 0118 3042798.
Directions to Spaces

Directions to Spaces

Spaces, 9 Greyfriars Road, Reading, RG1 1NU.

Directions to Reading Spaces training centre

Train

To walk from Reading train station (RDG) (200 yards, 2-3 minutes):

  1. Leave Reading train station through the South Exit, and turn right. You’ll see The Three Guineas pub on your right.
  2. Start walking along Station Hill, with the train station on your right-hand side. Soon after, you’ll reach The Greyfriar pub.
  3. Turn left into Greyfriars Road.

Spaces is a glass-fronted building, 100 yards on the right-hand side.

Bus

Bus stop ‘FG’ is on Greyfriars Road.

Bus stops FF, FH, FJ, FL, FM, FN, SA, SB, SC and SD are all within a two-minute walk.

Car

To drive from M4 J11 (4 miles away):

  1. At the motorway roundabout follow the signs to Reading A33.
  2. Follow the A33 dual carriageway for 3½ miles, passing through several sets of traffic lights and roundabouts. As you reach the town centre, you’ll see the Hexagon on your right-hand side.
  3. Exit the dual carriageway immediately after the Hexagon, sign-posted Renaissance Reading Hotel, Car Park, Oxford Road, Hexagon.
  4. At the roundabout, turn right onto Friar Street.
  5. Turn second left onto Greyfriars Road. Spaces is the glass-fronted building in front of you.

Plan your route to Spaces in Google maps.

See a street view.

Car parking

Two car parks are located nearby (2 minutes walk):

Reading Borough Council – Cattle Market (RG1 7HN, £8 per day).

NCP – Garrard Street (RG1 1NR, £18 per day).

For other car parks, see www.reading.gov.uk/carparks.

Local taxis

Latchmans – 0118 958 8888
Capital Cars – 0118 950 9509
Top Cars – 0118 944 2222

Disabled Access

Full disabled access is available.

Air

The closest airport is Heathrow, which is 28 miles away.

Directions to The Aquarium

Directions to The Aquarium

16 The Aquarium, King Street, Reading, RG1 2AN.

Directions to Reading Aquarium training centre

Entrance to Aquarium training centre

Train

To walk from Reading train station (RDG) (¼ mile, 5 minutes):

  1. Leave Reading train station through the South Exit, and turn left onto Blagarve Street.
  2. 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.
  3. Continue down Blagarve Street; when you reach the Town Hall, branch left onto Market Place, passing in front of the church.
  4. At Market Place Square, branch right onto Butter Market, passing the memorial on your left.
  5. At Starbucks, turn left.

The Aquarium entrance is glass-fronted, on your left between Starbucks and The Botanist pub.

Bus

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.

Car

To drive from M4 J11 (4 miles away):

  1. At the motorway roundabout follow the signs to Reading A33.
  2. Follow the A33 dual carriageway for 3 miles, passing through several sets of traffic lights and roundabouts.
  3. Exit the dual carriageway at the A4 exit, sign-posted M4 West, Newbury, Oxford.
  4. At the roundabout, turn right onto Castle Street.
  5. Follow Castle Street into Reading town centre.

Plan your route to Spaces in Google maps.
See a street view.

Car parking

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.

Local taxis

Latchmans – 0118 958 8888
Capital Cars – 0118 950 9509
Top Cars – 0118 944 2222

Disabled Access

Full disabled access is available.

Air

The closest airport is Heathrow, which is 28 miles away.

Accommodation

Accommodation

Mercure George Hotel. RG1 2HE. ⅓ mile from Spaces, directly opposite The Aquarium.

Novotel. RG1 1DP. 200 yards from Spaces, ¼ mile from The Aquarium.

Hotel Ibis RG1 1DP. 200 yards from Spaces, ¼ mile from The Aquarium.

Great Expectations. RG1 4PS. ½ mile from Spaces, ¼ mile from The Aquarium.

  • 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. ½ mile from Spaces, ⅓ mile from The Aquarium.

Travelodge. RG1 7LT. ¾ mile from Spaces, ⅖ mile from The Aquarium.

pentahotel Reading. RG1 7RH, ¾ mile from Spaces, ⅖ mile from The Aquarium.

Local B&B

Amherst Guest House (RG1 7XG, 1 mile)

Beech House hotel (RG30 2AY, 1½ miles)

Airbnb, Reading

If you’re self-funding your training, you can now pay in staged payments, interest-free, over 12 months.