In the same year that I visited London, I went to see Reading. I only spent one day there, but what I most liked about the city was www.theoracle.com/website/, where I went to see a movie.
Reading is a UK city and an administrative unit in the county of Berkshire, England. Located at the confluence of the rivers Thames and Kennet, the city is halfway between London and Oxford, about 65 miles west of London. Reading is not pronounced like the gerund of the verb to read in English, despite having the same spelling.
The district has a population of 144,000 inhabitants. Reading is probably the most important business center in southeast England, and Greater London.
Reading was an important center in the medieval period, as the center of an important monastery with real roots, but suffered serious economic damage during the 17th century, and took a long time to recover. Now and again an important commercial center in southeast England and is often referred to as the Thames Valley, with headquarters of some major British companies and offices in the UK of the largest multinationals, especially in the area of IT, including Microsoft, Oracle, Sage, Xansa and Yell.com. Reading also hosts the European Centre for Meteorology.
Reading is the 17th most populous city and the largest municipality (town) of England. Reading is not considered city (city) itself for the reason that in England there is a concept (inherited from medieval times) that to become a city you must have a cathedral, which Reading has not.